Dan Murray


Player Profile

Age: 39 years, 5 months

Place of Birth: Cambridge

Nationality: England

Position: Defender

Height: 6' 2"

Club History


Start DateEnd DateTeam
Jan 2012 Dec 2015 Cork City
Feb 2010 Dec 2011 Shamrock Rovers
Mar 2003 Feb 2010 Cork City
Jan 2002 Feb 2003 Cork City  (Loan)
Aug 1999 Feb 2003 Peterborough United


Start DateEnd DateTeam

Dan started his career at Peterborough United in England. He made his debut for the Posh in a 1-1 draw with Macclesfield Town on 18 March 2000 and made 5 league appearances for the club. He originally arrived at Cork City on a loan deal in January 2002, but after several months the move was made permanent. In eight seasons at Turners Cross Dan made over 200 league appearances and captained the side from the age of 21. He led Cork to the League title in 2005 and also lifted the 2007 FAI Cup when the Rebels defeated Longford Town 1-0 at the RDS. In his time at Turner's Cross Dan became the club's highest scorer in European competition and and also had the honour of scoring the clubs 1000th goal in April 2007 against Derry City.

In Feburary 2010, Dan signed for Shamrock Rovers and captained the Hoops to the 2010 league title, making 28 league appearances and scoring three times. He also played against Juventus in the Europa League but missed out on the 2010 FAI Cup final defeat to Sligo Rovers through injury. In 2011 Dan made 32 league appearances as Rovers claimed their second League title in a row and also played in 10 of the club's 12 European games as they became the first Irish club to qualify for the group stages of a European competition.

On 19 January 2012 it was confirmed that Dan had signed for a second spell at newly promoted Cork City. He appeared 16 times in the league as City returned to the top tier in 2012 and in 2013 he made another 21 league appearances as the club finished sixth in the table. 2014 saw City finish second in the league table to Champions Dundalk and Dan missed just one of the Rebels' thirty-three league matches, scoring once along the way with an injury time winner against his former club Shamrock Rovers.

Dan stayed with Cork for the 2015 season and went on to make twenty-five league appearances for the club, scoring once in a 3-1 win over Galway United, as Cork finished runners-up to Dundalk once more. He was also came off the bench in the FAI Cup Final but Dundalk defeated Cork by a one-nil victory after extratime.

In December 2015, Dan announced his retirement.

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