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Jimmy Barry Murphy Was Overjoyed With Roy Keane Praise

Jimmy Barry Murphy Was Overjoyed With Roy Keane Praise
By Michael Bolton Updated
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Jimmy Barry Murphy revealed he was honoured to be praised by Roy Keane on Monday Night Football.

During his time as a pundit on Sky Sports, Roy Keane has developed a reputation of being brutally honest when it comes to his assessment of players.

Never one to hold back on important issues, it makes for must watch television every weekend, with his Monday Night Football appearances always particularly interesting.

On Monday, Jamie Carragher and Roy Keane were asked their favourite athletes of all time, with Roy Keane naming Jimmy Barry-Murphy as one of his idols.

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“Growing up in Ireland, again the GAA it was a big part of my life. Hurling, watching Jimmy Barry Murphy playing for Cork. You know, a brilliant sports man.”

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The Cork native also referred to the GAA when it came to his favourite sporting events, claiming the All-Ireland hurling final is one of the greatest sporting occasions, particularly if Cork are involved.

READ HERE: Roy Keane Shows Passion For Cork GAA In Brilliant MNF Segment 

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Indeed, Keane was right when it came to Jimmy Barry Murphy, with his achievements in his playing days and as manager nothing short of remarkable.

The dual forward won an incredible 12 Munster titles, six All Ireland titles and four All-Ireland club titles during a stellar career.

With his former club St. Finbarr's in the Cork County final this Sunday, Jimmy Barry Murphy was asked for his thoughts on Roy Keane’s comments on Monday night, and he was full of praise for the former Ireland midfielder.

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“It was very, very special, I was delighted actually. I was shocked, but for someone like Roy who I would have great admiration for, he’s probably our greatest ever sportsman I think from all of Cork.

"It was a lovely thing to say and I really, really appreciate it I must say."

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