Barry Murphy


Player Profile

Age: 36 years, 7 months

Place of Birth: Dublin

Nationality: Ireland

Position: Goalkeeper

Height: 5' 10"

Club History


Start DateEnd DateTeam
Mar 2021 Present St. Patrick's Athletic
Jan 2017 Dec 2019 St. Patrick's Athletic
Nov 2012 Nov 2016 Shamrock Rovers
Jan 2012 Nov 2012 St. Patrick's Athletic
Jan 2010 Dec 2011 Bohemians
Feb 2005 Dec 2009 Shamrock Rovers


Start DateEnd DateTeam

Barry Murphy joined Shamrock Rovers in 2002, coming through their schoolboys section to play for both the Youths and U21 teams in his final year at junior level. When Russell Payne returned to the States in 2005, Barry was catapulted into the number one position, making his debut for Rovers away to Waterford United in May, and going on to make 151 league appearances for the Hoops.

Barry lost his place to Alan Mannus midway through the 2009 season and he signed for Bohemians in time for the start of the 2010 season. Barry made 23 league appearances in his debut season at Dalymount Park followed by 21 league outings in 2011.

In January 2012 Barry confirmed a move to St Patrick's Athletic, joining new boss Liam Buckley at Richmond Park. He made 11 league appearances for Pats that year, sharing goalkeeping duties with Brendan Clarke. But it was Clarke who seemed the preferred choice and at the end of the season Barry followed Trevor Croly to Shamrock Rovers when the assistant manager at Pats was appointed manager of Shamrock Rovers in the close season.

Barry's first game back at Shamrock Rovers came in a Setanta Cup game against Coleraine on 11 February and he went on to win Setanta, EA Sports and Leinster Senior Cup winner's medals while also making 20 league appearances for the Hoops in 2013. Barry kept up his good form for the 2014 season, keeping twelve clean sheets in 30 league appearances for the club, as they secured European football with a fourth place finish.

Barry made another 13 league appearances in 2015, keeping four clean sheets, as Shamrock Rovers finished third in the Premier Division and in the final season of his four year stint with the Hoops, in 2016, he made another 20 league appearances for the club. In January 2017 Barry left Tallaght too sign for Liam Buckley across the M50 at St Patrick's Athletic.

Barry made 13 appearances for the Saints in 2017 and managed to keep five clean sheets in the process. Barry re-signed with Pats ahead of the 2018 season. Barry then re-signed with the club for the 2019 season.

in March 2021, Barry signed with Pats after taking a year out of the game.

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