MURPHY WAS BORN TO CAPTAIN IRELAND – DUBS LEGEND ROCK

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first_imgDublin GAA legend Barney Rock has said Michael Murphy was born to captain Ireland.Michael MurphyThe Glenswilly man has been named captain of the Irish compromise rules term to face Australia shortly.And Rock says that manager Paul Earley could not have made a better choice. “Murphy is the right man for the job for a number of reasons, but the most important is that he is built to thrive in the compromise game.“He has the size, the power and the ability to be Ireland best player over the two Tests,” said Rock.And the former All-Ireland winner says that Murphy would almost certainly have been a huge star if he had chosen to go Down Under and play Aussie Rules when given the opportunity a few years ago.“Physically and skill-set wise he is such a good fit for this, it was no surprise as a teenager that he was a top target of the AFL clubs. “You sense that if he had taken up that option he would have almost certainly have made it in that game.”Earley paid tribute to Jim McGuinness for sticking with Murphy and putting such responsibility on his young shoulders. MURPHY WAS BORN TO CAPTAIN IRELAND – DUBS LEGEND ROCK was last modified: October 5th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Barney RockCompromise RulesMichael Murphylast_img

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