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Cork GAA Set For A New Era As Frank Murphy Looks Set To Step Down After 45 Years

Cork GAA Set For A New Era As Frank Murphy Looks Set To Step Down After 45 Years
By Daniel Kelly Updated
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The Frank Murphy era in Cork GAA is coming to an end.

Elected as Cork County Board Secretary in 1972, Murphy has been at the forefront of all matters gaelic games in the county for over four decades.

According to the Irish Examiner, a County Board meeting in Pairc Ui Chaoimh on Tuesday notified the clubs that they would be receiving documentation about replacing Murphy next month, before the next meeting on October 17th.

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Murphy's role as Secretary is set to end at the end of the year, after he stayed on the board to facilitate the redevelopment of Pairc Ui Chaoimh. The stadium in Cork opened earlier this summer.

In 2009, Murphy previously announced his intention to resign, yet he stayed in the position to the current day.

One of the most famous county administrators in the country, Murphy was at the forefront of the County Board during the player strikes which dominated Cork county teams in the 2000s.

Such is his length on the Board, he was there when Pairc Ui Chaoimh opened in 1976, and was there this summer when the redeveloped stadium opened once more.

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If he does step down in the coming weeks, it will mark the end of a historic reign in Cork. In his time on the board as Secretary, Cork's footballers and hurlers won a combined 13 All-Ireland senior titles.

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