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Five Minutes With…Kilkenny goalkeeper Eoin Murphy!

We challenged Eoin Murphy to our quick fire round of questions!

Known for his sharp saving ability, Kilkenny’s Eoin Murphy is regarded as one of the best hurling goalkeepers in the country.

We sat down for five minutes with the Glenmore club man to find out more about the hurler behind the helmet!

1 April 2018; Eoin Murphy of Kilkenny during the Allianz Hurling League Division 1 semi-final match between Wexford and Kilkenny at Innovate Wexford Park in Wexford. Photo by Matt Browne/Sportsfile

Tea or Coffee?

For the past 18 months or so, I have been working on the road. So, coffee!

Favourite movie of all time?

Anchorman! I am more of a comedy person. Don’t get me wrong, I do like some serious films. But, we would always be laughing and joking at home and pulling pranks on each other. Anchorman and Step Brothers for their one-liners alone are absolute gold!

Ultimate cheat meal?

Chips and a portion of scallops! Waterford people will know what scallops are. It is not the fish ‘scallop’. It basically a pan-fried battered potato! So a portion of chips and scallops out of Johnnie Walkers in Waterford is my cheat meal!

Favourite gym exercise?

Box jumps!

Least favourite exercise?


1 July 2018; Eoin Murphy of Kilkenny prior to the Leinster GAA Hurling Senior Championship Final match between Kilkenny and Galway at Croke Park in Dublin. Photo by Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Favourite TV Show?  

At the moment, we are watching the new season of Power!

Inspirational Quote you live by?

Esse quam videri’ – it means ‘to be rather than to seem.’

Favourite music?

I would say Arctic Monkeys, I was at their concert there a few weeks ago. It was absolutely brilliant. I saw them in Marley Park a few years ago. They are so good!

What’s your match day sandwich?

It would have to be luncheon meat! We were always given that as children. Also, it would be a ‘luncheon blaa’ rather than a sandwich! A blaa is a floury, soft bap! I went to college in Waterford, and we are from south Kilkenny, it is the local delicacy!

Dogs or cats

Oh dogs, definitely! I have two dogs at home.

Favourite holiday destination?

Cancún, it is a savage place!  

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Ellen McConville

Typically found on the sidelines or in Croke Park, Ellen is the Sports Content Editor for Littlewoods Ireland and your go-to gal for all things GAA. A big lover of all things Christy Moore, fashion and some wine and cheese as well.

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