Whether you follow Gaelic football, hurling, soccer, rugby or racing, you will find supporters here.
This 1911 photo of Claregalway's hurling team features Philip Murphy's two brothers, Michael and Tom (M. Ó Murchú and T. Ó Murchú, back row second from right and front row second from left).
Philip was under age at this time but later played with the team, winning a junior county medal. Murphy's is still a sporting pub, where matches are watched and commented on.
Murphy's is most certainly a sporting pub. Many and varied customers gather to view and support multiple sporting events. The remarks and comments made by partisan followers can be ruthlessly witty. Big racing events such as Cheltenham, Aintree and The Curragh are highly popular and patrons are facilitated by the proximity of an adjoining Betting Shop.
Galway Race Week provides a special atmosphere as scores of regular visitors come annually to renew old acquaintances.
Rugby, soccer, Gaelic football and hurling, golf, etc. have their own avid supporters but these do not intrude on the customer who wants a chat or a quiet pint.