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Danny Murphy

One of the Gaelic Athletic Association’s top administrators is being honoured by the University of Ulster this week

Danny Murphy, who receives the honorary degree of Doctor of Science (DSc) in recognition of his contribution to sport and community relations, is the Provincial Secretary and CEO of the Ulster Council of the GAA.

A former Chairman of the Down County Committee and selector with Down Senior Football in the early 1990s he is also a former member of the Central Council and Vice President of the GAA, and also served as Vice-President and President of the Ulster Council before his appointment as Provincial Secretary.

Danny represents the Council at all meetings with public bodies and also represents the Ulster Council on the National GAA Executive Committee and other Sub Committees.

He played football for St. Mary’s, Burren from 1967 until 1985. He also played hurling for Rostrevor from 1978 until 1987 and Warrenpoint 1988 and 1989.