Evergreen Ollie into 28th season

April 17, 2018

Carnaross and former Meath star Ollie Murphy

On Saturday evening, former Meath attacker Ollie Murphy started his 28th season representing his club, Carnaross, at adult level.

A member of last year's Meath junior 'D' championship winning side, Murphy came off the bench and scored a vital point as Carnaross opened their 2018 junior 'C' championship bid with a battling 1-11 to 1-10 victory over Syddan at Moynalty.

Ollie - now aged 42 - was one of the stars of Sean Boylan's Meath side that romped to All-Ireland glory 1999, forming an irresistible attacking partnership with Graham Geraghty. He had collected his first All-Ireland medal three years earlier.

Two-time All Star Murphy enjoyed his best season in the Meath jersey in 2001, when he helped the Royals reach the All-Ireland final again. He was a real contender for the Footballer of the Year award but, alas, a hand injury sustained in the second half scuppered both his and Meath's prospects.

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