Murphy questions wisdom of GAA rule

All-Ireland-winning captain Michael Murphy admits he is “disappointed” with the news that housemate Aidan Walsh and Donegal team-mate Michael Boyle have been ruled ineligible to play Sigerson Cup for DCU.

“It’s a tricky issue,” said Murphy, who has led the university back to the semi-finals this year.

“In Gaelic football and sport in general we are trying to really promote it.

“There are a couple of players in DCU at the moment and players right throughout Ireland, they are looking to play Gaelic games and they aren’t being afforded the opportunity to play amateur sport. That’s a bit disappointing and that’s all you can say on the matter.”

Murphy went on to briefly speak of his hope that the International Rules series continues given the interest among Irish players.

“The chance of playing for your country is massive and it’s still something I’m interested in playing in. I was delighted as a player that it’s going again and I hope it keeps going.”

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