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John Murphy

Name: John Murphy

Age: 28

Residence: Belfast/Dublin

Club: Halmstad BTK Sweden, UCD Ireland


Height: 5" 10"

Highest Irish Ranking: 1

Style of Play: Shake Hand Attacker

Sponsor: Donic

Equipment Used: OVTCHAROV SENSO CARBON BLADE AND DONIC  BARACUDA RUBBERS ON BOTH SIDES

 

Hardest Oponent: Conor Nolan

Inspirations: Wouldnt be where I am today without the following people who have helped me : My Parents, Colum Slevin, John O Donoghue, Tommy Fitzgerald,
Richard Butler, Arthur Brett, Peter Nilsson, Jing Yi Gao, Marcus Mc Donnell and Andy Dennison.

Career Highlights:

  • National Senior Titles
  • National Mens Singles Champion 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012
  • National Mens Double Champion 2003, 2005-2008, 2010
  • National Under 21 Champion 2003, 2005 and 2006
  • Senior Top 12 Winner 2006 and 2007
  • Ulster Senior Open Winner 2007
  • Connacht Senior Open Winner 2003

Senior Honours

  • Represented Ireland at The Senior World Team Championships in 2004 Qatar, 2006 Germany and 2008 China
  • Represented Ireland at The Senior European Chapionships in 2005 Denmark and 2007 Serbia
  • Represented Ireland at The Senior World Singles Championships 2007 Croatia
  • Represented Ireland at The Senior Six Nation Championships 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008
  • Represented Ireland at The European League 2004 Norway, 2005 Lativa and 2006 San Marino
  • Represented Ireland at The German and Swedish Pro Tours 2007
  • Represented Irealnd at The Luxembourg Open 2008
  • Represented Ireland at The Finland Open 2006 and 2008

Club Titles

  • Leinster League Cup Winner 2003 with Alsaa
  • Leinster League Cup and League Winner 2006 with Eastpoint
  • Leinster League Cup and League Winner 2008 with UCD
  • Danish Div 1 League Champions 2007/2008 with Kvik Naestved
  • Norways Elite Div League Champions 2007/2008 with Stord BTK

Other

  • Irish Table Tennis Player of the Year Season 2006/2007
  • Irish Sports Council Carded Person 2003-2007

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