Murphy makes Ulster debut

Local man Johnny Murphy, who plays for Ballynahinch. Pic: Presseye
Local man Johnny Murphy, who plays for Ballynahinch. Pic: Presseye
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Banbridge man Johnny Murphy made his debut for Ulster on Sunday.

The former Banbridge High School pupil was named on the bench for the first time against Scarlets and came on as a second half substitute.

Murphy began his career playing for Banbridge.

Murphy began his career playing for Banbridge.

The hooker couldn’t help the province avoid a one point defeat but his senior debut marks a huge milestone in a promising career.

Murphy began in Banbridge RFC colours but now plays for Ballynahinch.

The 24 year-old was named Ulster Youth Player of the Year in the 09/10 season and will be looking to fulfil his potential to cement a spot in the senior squad.