Michael Francis Murphy

11th September 1963 to 20th July 2020

Our beloved friend and No.1 Thursday South Masters squashie, Mike Murphy has passed away.

We mourn his loss.

We celebrate his courage and positive attitude in the face of life’s most difficult challenge. During his long battle with cancer, Mike remained positive and encouraged others to have the same outlook.

We remember him as a good friend and determined squash player.

We will miss his presence, his stories and his keen sense of humour at our squash suppers.

Mike Murphy: a good man who will be greatly missed.

Mike Murphy: a strong man whose word was his bond.

Mike Murphy: a loving family man, determined to teach his children what was right.

We remember him as a “larger than life character: a “loveable larrikin” with a mischievous grin.

Michael was a respected member of the South Australian Police Force and senior members of SAPOL attended his funeral and attested to his abilities as a Detective Sergeant determined to catch the “baddies”.


Rest in peace, good friend!


Please keep Talana and the rest of the family in your thoughts & prayers.


Brian Kempson

(on behalf of Thursday South Masters Squash)