Shaun Murphy


Soccer player

  • Real name
  • Cheryl Murphy
  • Name variations
  • Murphy·S. Murphy·Shaun·Shawn Murphy·Stoney
  • Aliases
  • Stoney (7)
  • Little Feat·Stoney & Meatloaf
  • Primary profession
  • Actor
  • Country
  • Australia
  • Nationality
  • Australian
  • Gender
  • Male
  • Birth date
  • 10 August 1982
  • Place of birth
  • Harlow
  • Education
  • Waterford Institute of Technology
  • Member of
  • Australia national under-23 soccer team·A.S.D. Sorrento·Australia national under-20 soccer team·Australia national soccer team·Wexford Senior Hurling Team






Friends with snooker player Mark Selby.

Was raised in Irthlingborough.

His ranking since 1 December 2015 is 4.

Great fan of Manchester United.

Involved with the Royal Manchester Childrens Hospital Charity by donating 100 every time he makes a 100 break.

Enjoys playing and watching golf on TV, playing the piano and hanging out with friends and family.

Since June 2013 has been using a new cue made by John Parris.

In 2016 welcomed with his partner Elaine OReilly first child, a baby boy named Harry.

Spent some of the summer of 2006 doing aid work in Zimbabwe with his then wife, Clare.

Moved to Rotherham during the 2004 season to be with his then fiance and ex-wife, Clare.

Coached by Steve Prest until the 2006-2007 season.

Lived with his father Tony, a former professional golfer. Did not see his mother again until he was 19.

Was home-schooled from age 13 after being bullied at school.

On 5 March 2017 won the Jojobet Gibraltar Open after defeating Judd Trump in the final.

His parents split up when he was 14.

Has 410 century breaks.

Became a Christian at the age of 15, after meeting a religious family on holiday.

Proposed marriage to his partner and mother of his first child, Elaine OReilly at a restaurant in her native Ireland during Christmas 2014.

Runner-up at the 2017 UK Championship. He lost to Ronnie OSullivan 5-10 in the final.


Snooker is my passion. Under the lights. On a stage when it matters.