GAA – Murphy Injury Not As Serious As First Thought

The Donegal management are confident that Michael Murphy has not suffered serious damage in the  knee injury he picked up at the weekend during the league defeat to Dublin. The Glenswilly man will undergo a scan today at the Sports Surgery Clinic in Dublin. Management are hopeful that their star man will be able to play in the crucial final League game with Armagh on Easter Sunday, a game that Donegal need to win to stay in the hunt of keeping their place in Division One.  Murphy was forced off ten minutes from the end of Saturday evening's clash and had appeared to be in some distress when attempting to play on. Speaking with the Donegal News assistant manager Rory Gallagher said "We don't think that it's anything serious, but he'll have the scan and we'll know more after that," Gallagher added. "We don't believe it to be a cruciate or anything, though there might be a little bit of ligament damage.

McGuinness Taking Positives.

Two late Dublin goals on Saturday night finally broke Donegal's resistance in the National Football League tie at Croke Park as the hosts won it 2-16 to 0-13. Bryan Cullen and Diarmuid Connolly both fired to the net at the death as the Tir Chonail men strained to get an equalising goal themselves. Having been level in the second half the nine point win did not give a true reflection on the game, particularly Donegal’s second performance. Manager Jim McGuinness was keen to focus on the positive aspects of his side’s performance.