MURPHY DOES DONEGAL PROUD AS HE CAPTAINS IRELAND TO VICTORY OVER AUSSIES

first_imgDONEGAL captain Michael Murphy captained his country to international victory tonight – giving Ireland a healthy first leg lead over Australia at Breffni Park in Cavan.Ireland now take a 57-35 lead into the second leg at Croke Park next weekend.And captain Murphy led by an example, scoring two early score as the hosts  ended the opening quarter 17-4 ahead. Ireland led 28-9 at the halfway stage, and Zac Tuohy’s strike was cancelled out by a Jake Neade goal as Australia clawed their way back and finally showed some of the determination which made them favourites.Kevin McLoughlin scored a goal towards the end to give Ireland a deserved cushion ahead of Croker.Neil McGee and Paddy McBrearty also put in tough performances in the game.For Murphy, he’s in the car on his way home – ready for battle for Glenswilly against Killybegs in the county final tomorrow. Ireland: P O’Rourke, C McKaigue, P Hanley, N McGee, L Keegan, Z Tuohy (1-0-0), J McCaffrey (0-0-1), A Walsh, S Cavanagh (0-1-0), P Flynn (0-1-1), C Byrne (0-1-1), C Sheehan (0-1-0), P McBrearty, M Murphy (0-2-1), R Munnelly (0-2-2).Interchange players: C Begley (0-1-0), A O’Shea (0-1-0), C Boyle (0-1-0), K McLoughlin (1-0-0), C McManus (0-1-1), C Kilkenny (0-0-1), M Shields, P Conroy.Australia: A McGrath, C Yarran, T Armstrong, C Ellis-Yolmen, J Harbrow,, N Lovett-Murray, Lewis Jetta (0-1-0), D Wells (0-0-1), L Franklin (0-1-4), M Stokes (0-1-0), J Hill, Alwyn Davey (0-1-0), S Motlop (0-2-2), L Thomas, E Betts.Interchange players: S Edwards, S Wellingham, Leroy Jetta (0-1-0), J Neade (1-0-0), D Barry, Aaron Davey (0-0-1).Referees: Maurice Deegan (Ire) & Matt Stevic (Aus) MURPHY DOES DONEGAL PROUD AS HE CAPTAINS IRELAND TO VICTORY OVER AUSSIES was last modified: October 19th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img

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