Tom Murphy
Tom Murphy

Free agents Tom Murphy and Brent Moloney have found new homes on Friday, with Murphy headed to Gold Coast from Hawthorn and Moloney on his way to Brisbane from Melbourne.

Both deals were confirmed within minutes of each other on Friday morning, with unrestricted free agent Murphy inking a two-year deal with the Suns around the same time the Demons said they would not match the Lions' offer to restricted free agent Moloney.

Having played 95 matches in eight years with the Hawks, Murphy departed after again missing out on playing in a grand final, forced to make way for returning skipper Luke Hodge in this year's decider.

"I'm rapt to be joining the Gold Coast Suns, they're a club with a heap of talent and I can't wait to join the team and help them take their next step," said Murphy.

"I will be forever grateful to everyone at the Hawthorn Football Club, I really enjoyed my time there but I'm now really looking forward to continuing my career with the Gold Coast Suns."

While the Suns were delighted to have secured Murphy, Hawks coach Alastair Clarkson thanked him for his 'contribution' to the club.

"Tom has made a valuable contribution during his eight years at Hawthorn Football Club and I'm sure he will be an excellent leader and teacher for the younger players at Gold Coast," Clarkson said.

"He is much admired and respected by our playing and coaching group and we wish him well in his next AFL opportunity."

Hawthorn also revealed they have delisted Jarrad Boumann, meaning they will have at least three open spots on their list at the draft following the retirements of Chance Bateman and Cameron Bruce.

The Lions announced they had tabled an offer to Moloney after he had earlier this week passed a medical before the Demons followed up with their announcement they would not hang on to their 2011 best and fairest winner.

"The club would sincerely like to thank Moloney for his contribution on and off the field, spanning eight seasons with the Demons," Melbourne said in a statement.

"We wish him all the best, as he continues his career at the Brisbane Lions."

Moloney began his career with Geelong, playing 23 matches before moving to Melbourne as part of the trade that saw Brad Ottens head down the highway. In eight seasons with the Demons he played 122 matches.

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