Michael Murphy was delighted to return to inter-county action over the weekend and was particularly delighted to score 1-3 against defending National Football League Champions; Cork in Balybofey on Sunday.
Cork never reeled in Murphy’s goal in the opening 20 seconds of the weekend’s clash and the Tír Conaill Men will feel they gained some measure of revenge for the drubbing they received at the hands of the Rebels in the 2009 All-Ireland Quarter-Final.
“The first couple of results in the league didn’t really affect the boys, it was just in the media and now we have buckled down. When you have a class act like Karl Lacey it makes it easy and Colm McFadden made a lot of good movement for it too. It’s good to be back and I have had a lot of treatment.
Cork are a class side and they hit us hard for the first 10 or 15 minutes of the second half. There were aspects of our performance that need to be improved upon, but hopefully we can push on from this. We are delighted to get the win though. It’s our first win of the campaign and we will look to push up the table from here and build confidence ahead of the Championship,” - said the Glenswilly club man.