Tuesday 18 December 2018

Sporting success for Murphy twins both sides of the world

Max Murphy, rowing champion
Max Murphy, rowing champion
Josh Murphy, rugby success

David Tucker

Twins Max and Josh Murphy are adding to their family's sporting achievements at different sides of the world.

Max, a 23-year-old native of Coolnahorna, Enniscorthy has added international medals to a family collection by winning gold and silver in last week's New Zealand national rowing championships.

He is working in New Zealand breaking horses with a former New Zealand Olympics rider.

Back home, his twin brother Josh, a former Ireland Under-20 international rugby player, was selected in January as a member of the Leinster Rugby XV senior team which played against Ulster Rugby in the PRO14 League at the RDS.

The twin brothers, who have just celebrated their 23rd birthdays, are sons of John G. Murphy and his wife Louise, an inter-county schools' hockey and triathlon champion.

In a case of like parents like children, John G. Murphy himself, solicitor and principal of John A. Sinnott and Co. Enniscorthy, was a first division rugby player with UCG and later with Enniscorthy RFC.

He was also a schools' Irish international oarsman, and a first division oarsman with UCG, Tribesmen Rowing Club, Galway and Neptune Rowing Club, Dublin.

Max, a law degree graduate of UCD, last year was captain of the UCD rowing club. He and Josh attended Ballindaggin National School.

They played rugby with Enniscorthy RFC and Old Belvedere RFC.

Their sisters, Holly, a Trinity graduate, is with New Zealand Ministry of Education; Georgia, also a Trinity graduate, is a marketing executive and Emily, a music student at UCD, is also a rower.

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