In-form Barry Murphy ready to take on the world

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Barry Murphy may be the senior swimmer by some distance in the Irish squad for the World Championships in Barcelona, but he’s in the form of his life as he prepares to take on the very best.

In the past fortnight, the Dubliner, who didn’t believe he would be picked for Barcelona, has won silver at the French Open in the 50m breaststroke and set a new national record for the 50m butterfly at a meet in Rome.

Now the 27-year-old, who will be joined at the World Championships by Fiona Doyle and Sycerika McMahon, is eager to prove to himself and others that Rio 2016 is a realistic possibility, having competed in London last summer.

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