Michael Murphy

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……Michael Murphy

……Donegal Gaelic Footballer




  1. If you could have only one meal every day forever, what would it be?

I would probably go for a fresh fish dish. I have taken a big liking to eating fish over the last number of years so I would probably go for something like salmon, salad and a few potatoes.


  1. If you had a time travel machine, where would you go?

I would like to go 1800s just to get a quick glimpse to how people survived without phones and machinery. Some of the most beautiful buildings have been built over a hundred years ago and to think they were all done by hand is flabbergasting really.


  1. What was your favourite book when you were in primary school?

I would have been a fan of any Roald Dahl and his books. The BFG, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and James and the Giant Peach were particular favourites. When reading you created a picture of the story in your head and you felt like you were in a different world with the characters in it. The films that were later brought out never were a patch on our own imaginations!


  1. If you became a super-hero, what super-hero name would you choose and what would be your special power?

I would like to be able to become invisible at times! Would be a fun power to have!


  1. What’s your favourite thing to do in the whole world?

Playing football and training with friends for Donegal is the best thing in the world! Just love it, a dream come true for me.


Michael Murphy

Michael Murphy has been the captain and inspirational leader of the Donegal GAA Senior Football Team since 2011. He captained the Donegal team that won the Sam Maguire Cup in 2012 after defeating Mayo in the final. Murphy scored after three minutes of the game, and that catch and strike was widely hailed as the iconic score of 2012 and ‘Goal of the Season’. He is only the second Donegal man to captain his county to the All-Ireland Senior Championship title following in the footsteps of Anthony Molloy in 1992. Michael was named ‘Man of the Match’ in the 2012 final and later that year deservedly received his first All Star Award.

He has also played for the Ireland International Rules Football Team against Australia and captained the team in 2013 and 2014.