Murphy to captain Donegal in the Championship

4 May 2018; Michael Murphy of Donegal during Donegal Football Squad portraits 2018 at MacCumhaill Park in Donegal. Photo by Oliver McVeigh/Sportsfile

Michael Murphy will captain Donegal in the Ulster Senior Championship for the eighth season in-a-row.

The Glenswilly man was first made senior captain by Jim McGuinness in 2011, and carried on in the role under Rory Gallagher.


Current Donegal manager Declan Bonner said he had no permanent skipper during the league this year, and toyed with the idea of rotating the captaincy. However, he has selected Murphy to lead Donegal out this weekend against Cavan.

Bonner said: “There’s no big secret about it. Hugh McFadden was captain in the National League, but Michael Murphy took over again when he came back. Michael is the captain and Hugh is the vice-captain.”


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