The world of Twitter gushed in its praise of inspirational Donegal captain Michael Murphy as he fired Donegal to a Super 8s win over Roscommon in Dr Hyde Park.
Murphy hit nine points as Donegal defeated Roscommon 0-20 to 0-13 – setting up a winner-takes-all showdown with Tyrone in a fortnight’s time.
This evening, it was all about Murphy.
“Commentating on Michael Murphy is one of the joys of life,” observed BBC commentator Thomas Niblock.
His was one of many tweets to marvel at the display of the Glenswilly man.
Michael Murphy putting on one of the great individual performances.
— Kieran Cunningham (@KCsixtyseven) July 21, 2018
Michael Murphy absolutely class today #super8s
— andy mc laughlin (@andymclaughlin6) July 21, 2018
Looks like a winner takes all game between Donegal and Tyrone in 2 weeks time in Ballybofey
— Ailbe O'Reilly (@ailbeoreilly) July 21, 2018
Commentating on Michael Murphy is one of the joys of life. Superb
— Thomas Niblock (@thomasniblock) July 21, 2018
Donegal owes An Garda Síochána a great debt of gratitude
Imagine had Michael Murphy Snr not joined the force
Mayo’s loss was the transformation of Donegal GAA history https://t.co/5SpNTZcCkq
— Seán Perry (@perry_sean) July 21, 2018
Brilliant to see Michael Murphy back in around the square. Scoring rate from play has dipped seriously in recent years but this is more like it. Also like Mac Niallais playing inside with his back to goal, compensating nicely for the loss of McBrearty
— Kieran Shannon (@KieranShannon7) July 21, 2018
Good @officialdonegal win, fantastic performance from Murphy, exactly how Donegal need to play to his strengths going forward! #MurphysLaw #Donegal #GAA #Super8s
— Niall McBrearty (@niallmcb11) July 21, 2018
Michael Murphy is just outrageous
— Karl Gibney (@karlgibo_1) July 21, 2018
No stopping Michael Murphy when he's in form like this – you have to think if McBrearty was fit how far would Donegal go this year ? #GAA
— GAA Swap and Sell (@GAA_Gear) July 21, 2018
Michael Murphy is just so, so good to watch. The ease with how he strokes his shots is glorious to watch.
— Colm Gannon (@ColmGannon) July 21, 2018