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Beloved son Fundraiser for funeral of Cork stabbing victim Shane Murphy raises more than €11,000

The 27-year-old died at his home in the early hours of Saturday morning

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Shane Murphy with his father 'Weeshie’ Murphy

Shane Murphy with his father 'Weeshie’ Murphy

Shane Murphy with his father 'Weeshie’ Murphy

The pitch and putt community in County Cork have launched a fundraiser to help with the funeral costs for stabbing victim Shane Murphy.

The 27-year-old died at his home in the early hours of last Saturday morning, after he was stabbed to death.

Following a frantic call to 999 he was pronounced dead at the scene of the fatal attack.

His 75-year-old father, Weeshie Murphy was also seriously injured during the incident and remains in University Hospital Cork in stable condition.

Frank Dineen and John Walsh who launched the GoFundMe page said that the young man was one of the "greatest [Pitch & Putt] players of his generation."

“This Page is a small expression of solidarity with the Murphy family and an attempt to help defray funeral costs.”

“Our thoughts and prayers are with Weeshie and family and friends at this time. May Shane Rest In Peace.”

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Shane Murphy, 27, was stabbed and killed during an attack in Carrigaline, Co Cork (Garda Press Office/PA)

Shane Murphy, 27, was stabbed and killed during an attack in Carrigaline, Co Cork (Garda Press Office/PA)

Shane Murphy, 27, was stabbed and killed during an attack in Carrigaline, Co Cork (Garda Press Office/PA)

So far over €11,000 has been raised for the family.

A funeral notice says Shane was a "beloved son of Weeshie and the late Marie (nee O’Brien), dear brother of the late Mark."

Funeral details are to be announced at a later date.

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On Monday morning, Shane’s brother John Murphy (42) appeared in court charged with murder.

He is also charged with the attempted murder of his father, Weeshie Murphy.

John, with an address at Seaview, Carrigaline remained silent during the hearing.

He was remanded in custody to appear again via video-link before Cork District Court on April 4th.

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