THE WHISPERS grew louder as last week went on and, sure enough, Michael Murphy lined out for Glenswilly yesterday as they defeated Bundoran to top their SFC group.
Just three weeks ago, Murphy (pictured above by Geraldine Diver) picked up what seemed a serious knee injury during the All-County League game against St Michael’s.
He still seemed set for two months on the sidelines but, after further tests in Dublin on Wednesday, the Donegal captain was back in action yesterday.
“I’m moving alright,” Murphy told Donegal Sport Hub.
“There’s a bit of fear there with it. I’d liked to have got maybe ten days or a couple of weeks. I got a few tests ran on Wednesday and it was fairly positive. I just couldn’t sit and watch another game.[adrotate group=”81″]
“It was hard enough to watch last week’s game against Dungloe. I enjoyed getting out there and hopefully I’ll get a bit of training before the next round of games.”
Glenswilly now advance into the last eight as the group winners.
Michael Canning’s team haven’t been setting the world alight of late, but with Murphy and Neil Gallagher returning to action they’ll be feared by whoever lands them in this evening’s draw.[adrotate group=”38″]
Murphy said: “There’s been a lot of changing over of bodies. Periods like that will always take a boit of transition. We’re a tight group out there and we know what we can do. The response has been quite good. It hasn’t been near perfect, but there is a big rebuilding going on.
“You hope that young lads will come into a team, a set-up and a culture where they’ll be competitive.”
Listen to the full interview below …