STOOD IN HIS recently acquired Cork jersey turned inside out, Donegal captain asserted to TV3′s post-match interview that ‘relief’ was the overwhelming emotion to hit he and his team-mates at the final whistle.
Like his manager, Murphy was keen to eye up areas which require a polish before a return to Croke Park in a month’s time. Defending their goal-line late on, the reason the final blast of the whistle brought a relieved puff of the cheeks rather than unyielding joy.
“It’s something we’re going to have to look strong and hard at. That’s twice in two games now we’ve conceded a goal in the last five minutes that really put our backs to the wall after being in a slightly comfortable position.”