Video: Michael Murphy scored a very Michael Murphy goal against Tyrone yesterday 5 years ago

Video: Michael Murphy scored a very Michael Murphy goal against Tyrone yesterday

The Donegal captain rarely scores with tap-ins or with deft finishes, he’s more a student of the ‘hit the damn thing as hard as you possibly can’ school of goalscoring.

As well as captaining Donegal to their first All-Ireland title in 20 years in 2012, Murphy also scored one of the best All-Ireland Final goals against Mayo in that year, when sending a rocket past David Clarke in the opening minutes.

That goal was a carbon copy of one he scored for his club Glenswilly in the 2011 Donegal county final and he was up to his old tricks in the county colours in the McKenna Cup defeat to Tyrone yesterday, using his old mucker Colm McFadden as a decoy before rattling the back of the onion sack with a typically ferocious effort.

You can see four minutes worth of highlights from that game in the video above, with Murphy’s goal, including a delightful dinked pick-up, arriving around the 1:50 mark.

With Murphy’s effort coming on the same day as Dean Odlum’s terrific volley for Wicklow against Carlow IT in the O’Byrne Cup, who said the provincial competitions were boring?

Video via YouTube/Jacksonsmediatv

Hat-tip to Bradas O’Donnell for sending this one into us