Donegal’s Michael Murphy freed to play

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Updated: June 17, 2011

Donegal footballer Michael Murphy is free to play against Tyrone in the Ulster championship, after having a recent sending off overturned on appeal. Murphy was shown the line against Cavan in the Ulster Football quarter-final last weekend and was expected to miss the next round.

However, the players appeal to the GAA’s Central Competitions Control Committee at Croke Park last night was successful and he can now look forward to a semi-final clash with the Red Hands.

Murphy has been one of Donegal’s star forwards in recent times and looked set to miss a month if last nights appeal did not go his way.

The news was welcomed by county manager Jim McGuinness who always believed that the original sending off was harsh.

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