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Former Galway Utd star Alex Murphy makes Newcastle United debut

Former Galway Utd star Alex Murphy has made his Newcastle United debut against Chelsea in preseason friendly.

Meet Alex Murphy, a talented 19-year-old football player who has recently made his debut for Newcastle United in a preseason friendly match against Chelsea. Let’s dive into his background and journey to the big stage.

Early Life and Youth Career

Born in Annaghdown, located in the picturesque west of Ireland, Alex Murphy’s passion for football ignited at a young age. At 14, he joined Galway United’s Academy, where his remarkable skills on the field started to shine through. As he honed his abilities, it became evident that he was destined for great things.

Emergence in Galway United

Murphy’s hard work and dedication paid off when, at the tender age of 16, he made his debut for Galway United’s first team in 2021. Impressively, he showcased versatility by excelling in both left back and center back positions, proving himself as a valuable asset to the team.

Representing the National Team

Not only did Murphy excel at the club level, but he also had the honor of captaining the Republic of Ireland’s under-18 side. His exceptional performance caught the eye of the national selectors, leading to a call-up for his country’s under-19 team during the UEFA U19 European Championship Elite Phase qualifiers in March.

Stepping into Newcastle United Academy

Recognizing his immense potential, Newcastle United saw the opportunity to add Murphy to their ranks. Last October, he made the move to the prestigious Newcastle academy, setting the stage for his journey to the next level of professional football.


With an inspiring journey from Galway United’s Academy to the notable debut for Newcastle United, Alex Murphy’s career is on a promising trajectory. Football enthusiasts eagerly anticipate witnessing his continued growth and success on the field as he embraces new challenges and opportunities in the world of football.

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