Murphy happy to take the positive slant

Alan Foley

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Alan Foley

Murphy happy to take the positive slant
Michael Murphy has admitted he is more than happy to take the positive slant ahead of his hectic weekend for country and club.

Michael Murphy has admitted he is more than happy to take the positive slant ahead of his hectic weekend for country and club.

The 24-year-old will captain Ireland against Australia in this evening’s first Test of the International Rules Series at Breffni Park in Cavan before lining out for Glenswilly in tomorrow’s RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta SFC against Killybegs in Ballybofey. Murphy stressed the issue is a good problem to have.

“It is something I have thought about and something I have spoke about to quite a lot of people,” he said. “I took the decision fairly early. I suppose making the decision fairly early helped to deal with it as best I can.

“I have been very fortunate in that the communication lines between the management teams have been brilliant. The decision has been made. I am comfortable with that decision. I am just going to go with it now.

“It is better to be in this position than out of this position. I am fortunate enough to represent Ireland. I am also fortunate enough to represent my club.

“To get the opportunity to play at this time of year is fantastic. I am just going to try and grasp it and go for it rather than stay back from it.”