Joe Murphy
Joe Murphy
Joe Murphy
● Joe Murphy, 1944 (ET)

probably born in Scotland

Joseph Murphy was probably born in Scotland, although his place and date of birth remain unknown to us. *

The forward signed for Donald Turner's Thistle on Tuesday, 30th May, 1944, having most recently been with St Roch's.

He made his only appearance on Saturday, 21st April, 1945, in a 2-1 win away to St Mirren in the Southern League.

There were no goals for Joe in his one-off appearance for Thistle.

Joe's club-list included St Roch's, Partick Thistle, Cowdenbeath and Fauldhouse United.

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Bio Extra

This inside left played in the juniors mainly. The St Roch's player signed for Thistle in May 1944 but, for whatever reason, didn't appear until 11 months later. 6,000 were at Love Street on 21st April 1945 (a decent crowd in wartime) and witnessed a 2-1 Thistle win in the Southern League. There were lots of spills, thrills and energy but little in the way of skill. Poor marking let Douglas Stockdale in for the opener (13) but Saints' equaliser was deserved (48). There was nothing much between the teams but Joe McGeachy got the winner (77). St Mirren never managed to harness the wind. Joe moved on to Cowdenbeath for the start of 1945-46 and played with them in the Southern League B Division. At the turn of the year, he stepped back to the juniors, signing with Fauldhouse United.


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