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Welcome to ‘Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure’. We’re the northwest’s premier sports and leisure store.
As committed sportsmen, we’ve been buying sports gear all our lives. We understand the importance of getting the right advice and the right product for your sport and leisure needs. With this in mind, we’ve created the kind of sports and leisure store we would want to shop in ourselves. We’re about excellent products, quality service and expert advice. We know what you need and we have the team to deliver it for you.
Come in store or shop online and we’ll gear you up for life.
Michael Murphy at 25 years of age has already achieved so lot in quite a short space of time. Michael is a graduate of the Dublin City University where he studied Physical Education wirh Biology. During his time here he won a Sigerson Cup. He previously attended St Eunans College in Letterkenny where he won various academic and sporting awards, namely a McLarnon medal in 2007 for which his performances won him a BT Colleges All Star.
Michael was named GAA Young Footballer of the year in 2009 after a sensational season for which he averaged 6 points per championship game. Despite numerous offers from Australian Football Clubs, Murphy chose to remain in Ireland focusing on playing for Glenswilly and Donegal.
Michael captained Donegal to All Ireland success in 2012 and at just 23 years of age he is one of the youngest captains ever in Ireland to lift the Sam Maguire. He was named man of the match in the final and his performances during the summer won him his first All Star. In 2013 Michael was announced captain of the Ireland International Rules Football team.
With his new Sports and Leisure business, Michael is combing a life-long passion for the GAA with his love of other sports. Michael is a keen golfer and loves to break out for a few rounds whenever he can find time to play.
Joining Michael Murphy as partner is his Glenswilly and Donegal clubmate Neil Gallagher. The Donegal midfielder played a key role in 2012 in making sure Sam Maguire made a return to the hills of Donegal. Neil put in Trojan performances against Kerry and Mayo, undoubtly his finest 70 mins were against Cork in the All Ireland Semi Final where everything he touched seemed to turn to gold.
Neil attended St Eunans College in Letterkenny. He won himself a McLarnon medal in 2000. Neil was first called up to the Donegal Senior Panel for winter training in 2003. He made his debute in 2004 and played in the Ulster Final defear however it ended in heartbreak when Armagh won the game. In 2007 Neil captined Donegal to their first league Final where they defeated Mayo in the final.
Neil was part of the Glenswilly team that won its first Donegal Senior Football Championship in 2011 and won his second Donegal Championship in 2013 where he scored a goal in the final.