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Goalkeeper Brian Murphy has announced his retirement from football.

The Waterford-born goalkeeper made almost 300 senior appearances along with international caps with the Republic of Ireland.

The veteran spent the majority of his career across the water with Manchester City, Swansea, Ipswich Town, QPR, Portsmouth, and Cardiff City.

Brian joined the Blues in 2020 and spent the last three season with the club – keeping 22 clean sheets in 66 matches

Waterford FC is delighted to announce that Brian will remain at the club as a First Team coach and take the position of Head of Academy Goalkeeping.


Read Brian’s statement below: 

After 23 years as a Professional Footballer, I now feel that it’s the right time for me to retire from the game that I have loved being a part of for all these years.

Moving to Manchester as a 17 year old goalkeeper with no idea of what I was doing or where it might take me, I feel very privileged to have had a successful club career, as well as the honour of representing my country at all levels.

From the Premier League to the League of Ireland and everything in between, I have been extremely fortunate to have played at incredible clubs including; Manchester City, Swansea City, Bohemian FC, Ipswich Town, QPR, Portsmouth FC and Cardiff City. And then to finish my career playing for my home town club Waterford FC has been a very special honour for me.

To all of the Managers, Coaches, Teammates and Supporters who have helped me to live and breath this game for so long, I thank you very much.

To my family and friends, thank you for being there for me every step of the way. I owe you more than you will ever know.

“Timing is everything, if it’s meant to happen it will, at the right time for the right reasons”

So once again, my time is now.

Thank you,

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