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Murphy freed to face Tyrone

By Chris McNulty

DONEGAL senior football captain Michael Murphy has been cleared to play in Sunday week’s Ulster semi final against Tyrone after the Central Hearings Committee upheld Donegal’s appeal against the Glenswilly man’s sending off last weekend.

Murphy was given the line 16 minutes into the clash with Cavan when referee Marty Duffy deemed him to have committed a red card offence against Cavan defender Damien Reilly.

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Michael Murphy is shown red, but the Glenswilly man is free to play against Tyrone.

Upon receiving the referee’s report on Monday night last, Donegal officials took the decision to appeal to the top level and following the lodging of that appeal, Donegal now look forward to having the star forward in their attack.

Murphy had a hearing at the Central Hearings Committee in Croke Park tonight, with County Chairman PJ McGowan accompanying him to the meeting.

Donegal play Tyrone on Sunday week looking for their first Ulster final in five years.

 

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