Kenny Murphy (rugby union)

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Kenny Murphy (born 21 July 1966) is a former Irish rugby union international player who played as a full-back. He played for the Ireland team from 1990 to 1992, winning 11 caps. He was a member of the Ireland squad at the 1991 Rugby World Cup. [1]

He played club rugby for Cork Constitution and provincial rugby for Munster. Both his father and grandfather, Noel Murphy, sr. and Noel Murphy, jr. also played internationally for Ireland.

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