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Shane Murphy


Shane was born on the north side of the Illustrious River Thames in Camden Town to an English Mother and Irish Father. After studying Primary Education for three years, Shane realised his dream of working in the sporting world, and decided to embark on a sports journalism course.

He joined St Mary’s in September 2017 as a trainee sports journalist, and leans towards the multimedia and broadcasting side of journalism. He hopes to one day have a social media brand that gives fans instant news from the world of combat sports, which will include Boxing and MMA as its primary topics.

After playing Football at senior amateur level for several years, He’s recently found another passion in life with Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and competes regularly in competitions around the country. Outside of those sports, Shane also shows an interest in Horse Racing, Rubgy Union and Tennis.

He states that many of his favourite writers and broadcasters stem from the world of boxing and MMA, most notably Gareth A. Davies (Talksport/Telegraph), Ian Darke (BT Sport/ESPN) and Adam Smith (Sky).


Stories by Shane

  • 2017 BBC Sports Personality of the Year
    2017 has seen some fantastic sporting moments with several sportspeople receiving OBE’s and MBE’s. But there is one award that, given the calibre of past winners, is a highlight for any sporting icon – the BBC Sports Personality of the year .
  • Is Tennis Starting to Lose its Class?
    Tennis has always been seen as a middle-class sport . Watched and played by ‘ladies and gentlemen’, but why has the game been thrown into disrepute?
  • City and United: The Story So Far
    Manchester City and Manchester United have both had blistering starts to their premier league campaigns, but six games in, what have we learnt so far?
  • Luke Campbell: British Boxing’s Forgotten Man
    Luke Campbell takes on Jorge Linares in the early hours of Sunday morning, in a bid to become WBA lightweight champion of the world.
  • Steroids in MMA: Are they here to stay?
    Jon Jones has tested positive for steroids following his bout with Daniel Cormier for the Light Heavyweight Championship at UFC 214 in Anaheim, with the result of the fight – originally won by Jones by knockout – changed to no-contest.