Murphy moving on from Croker woes

Donegal skipper Michael Murphy isn’t dwelling on his late dismissal last weekend following his side’s narrow loss to Dublin at Croke Park.

The incident – a second yellow near the end as Donegal desperately sought an equaliser – has garnered a lot of debate and comment on social media.

Murphy became involved in an incident around the middle of the park with Dublin’s John small. Maurice Deegan showed yellows to both and Murphy walked as a result.

But subsequent footage of the coming together suggests that the Donegal captain had, like the David Clifford incident a fortnight ago, been hard done by.

“What are you going to say about it, I was a forward trying to get up the field and attack and I get a yellow card so that’s the way,” he said.

“I was trying to get up the field and the two of us went down then and all of a sudden, probably because of the length of time we were in the shemozzle, there was always going to be two yellow cards then but it is what it is.

“You’re going to get that in football, two teams going at it, two players going at it. It was frustrating and disappointing but we need to learn from it and move on.”

The focus now shifts to Monaghan in Ballyshannon this Sunday where two crucial NFL points are again at stake.

We need to get points on the board obviously but the big aim is to really be competitive and really try and build that squad.

It was great to get Paddy (McBrearty) back and it’s just good to get this quality of games every single day because that’s where you learn what you have.”

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