Michael Murphy

Last updated on Sep 29th, 2020 at 9:49

Michael Murphy
Michael Murphy
irl Ireland
Players Age
Players Height
6 ft 2[2] in (1.88 m)
Current Team
All Ireland Championship 2020, Ulster Championship, GAA - Divison 1 Football
2019, 2021, 2020

Michael Murphy Donegal forward is the subject of so much debate, what is Murphy’s best position. He is named in our midfield list but could quite easily make the forwards list, such is the ability the Glenswilly man possesses.

It is at midfield though that Murphy has his greatest overall influence on his team these days. Here, accompanied by the lung bursting runs of Ryan McHugh he can feed the inside threat of players like Paddy McBrearty and Jamie Brennan.

These pacy inside forwards allow Murphy to be the conductor of the Donegal orchestra from a deeper position, and not be viewed as their only attacking threat, as he has been for many years. 

This midfield position also allows Murphy the luxury of using his football intelligence to ghost into score taking positions from out the field, while also dropping deeper to provide a screen in front of his defense.  


GAA - Divison 1 Football
St. Tiernach's Park, Clones