Geordan Murphy

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  • Geordan Murphy does not come from the leafy suburbs of south Dublin or the rugby hotbeds of Limerick or Cork. As a teenager he played Gaelic football for Kildare minors. But his greatest love, and his true genius, was for rugby.

    Now nearing the end of a career that has seen him win over seventy Ireland caps - a number that a great many supporters and pundits believe should be considerably higher - and attain the captaincy of the top English club, Leicester, Geordan Murphy tells his own story for the first time.

    'A delightful read ... brilliant' Rugby World

    'Bright, breezy, entertaining and revealing' Gerry Thornley, Irish Times

    'An open, honest and entertaining book' RTE Guide

Geordan Murphy was raised in Co. Kildare, and represented the county at minor level in Gaelic football before committing himself to rugby. He has won 74 caps for Ireland to date, and is club captain of Leicester. He was chosen for the 2005 Lions tour of New Zealand.