Donegal'a All-Ireland winning captain Michael Murphy was back in action for Donegal in the 0-20 to 0-15 defeat by Dublin at Croke Park. And while others were in the dressing rooms after the final whistle, he was going through the paces out on the pitch.
Irish Times journalist Eamon Donoghue captured the moment.
When everyone else has left, Michael Murphy is doing extra runs in an empty Croke Park. A bit rusty on his comeback tonight, but that’s the difference! pic.twitter.com/yMIq4wDD5d
— Eamon Donoghue (@DonoghueEamon) February 10, 2018
Murphy, who came on as a substitute, was the subject of criticism for some quarters.
And this sparked off a bit of a storm on social media afterwards, with many Gaels quick to defend the great player who is only recovering from a long lay-off.
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