McDaid: ‘Murphy was badly treated’

McDaid: ‘Murphy was badly treated’
Glenswilly manager Gary McDaid has expressed his disappointment at the way Michael Murphy was treated last weekend.

Glenswilly manager Gary McDaid has expressed his disappointment at the way Michael Murphy was treated last weekend.

Murphy captained Ireland in the 57-35 International Rules Series win over Australia at Breffni Park on Saturday.

Less than 24 hours later, the Donegal skipper led Glenswilly to their second RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta SFC in three seasons with a man of the match performance in a 3-19 to 2-6 victory over Killybegs.

“The build-up to the two games was hard on Michael,” McDaid said. “He was under immense pressure and it was a very difficult situation. It wasn’t very fair on Michael.”

Glenswilly had requested the final be moved to this Friday, October 25, but the proposal was rejected by the Competitions’ Control Committee.

“Michael has done a lot for Donegal football,” McDaid added.

“We asked to change the game to accommodate him and for them not to after all he has done for this county was very disrespectful.

Murphy will captain Ireland in the second Test on Saturday evening at Croke Park. He will again be joined by county teammates Neil McGee and Patrick McBrearty, which is starting at 7pm and is preceded by a Shinty International against Scotland.