‘It’s great to be back’ – former Ireland star Daryl Murphy returns to Waterford FC
Former Ireland international Daryl Murphy said he’s fulfilled a long-held ambition to finish his career with his hometown club as he signed on the dotted line for Waterford FC today.
It’s a career full circle for the 37-year-old who played for the Blues before signing for Sunderland back in 2005.
“It’s great to be back,” Murphy said. “It was always in the back of my mind to finish my career here. I’m delighted and looking forward to getting stuck in.”
Murphy earned 32 caps for his country and started in the famous 1-0 win over Italy at Euro 2016 as well as the knockout round defeat to France. He scored three times for Ireland at senior international level.
The former Sunderland, Celtic, Newcastle and Ipswich Town striker has returned home to link up with new Blues manager John Sheridan.
Sheridan said: “He’s a massive, massive signing. Every club in the country would be delighted to have someone of Daryl’s calibre at their club. His attitude and professionalism speaks for itself.
“I’m hoping he can impart some of his knowledge of the game on this dressing room and give the lads a much-needed boost. As I’ve said, we’ve a good bunch here capable of competing at the top end. Some results and decisions haven’t gone our way but we’re working on changing that now.”
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