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Massive Birthday Sale

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We're absolutely delighted to be celebrating our third year in business this week. We’re celebrating with a massive three-day birthday sale, which starts this Thursday, 27th July from 9am. Highland Radio's Lee Gooch will be broadcasting live from the store on Thursday from 3 - 5.30pm and there will also be a meet & greet with some Donegal players from 3 - 5pm. 

It’s going to be our biggest giveaway to date with up to 90% off children’s shoes and 50% off men’s, women’s and children’s clothing and accessories. To prove the early bird catches the worm, we’ll also be giving an additional 30% bonus on all sale items for three hours only on Thursday morning from 9am – 12pm.

Huge thanks to all our customers for their continued support. We’re looking forward to the next year...

Pictured launching the third birthday sale are team members, (l-r) Claire Coyle, Laura Gallagher,  Louise McNamee and Dan Boyce.

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It’s scrappage time at Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure. Trade in your old running shoes and get 15% off a brand-new pair of runners from across the entire 172 range. Upgrade your footwear today and choose from leading brands including Asics, Nike, New Balance, Adidas and Puma. Gear up for 172 today by shopping in-store or online at michaelmurphysports.ie.


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Are You Wearing the Right Running Shoe?

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Wearing the right pair of running shoes is vital for many reasons. The right pair of running shoes can help you avoid injury and foot pain and they can also help you train longer and harder. We always advise our customers to get tested for free on our in-house gait analysis machine. Gait analysis provides key information about the way you run and it can help you choose the right type of shoe for your running gait, optimising performance and reducing the risk of injury.

We’ve added lots of new stock to the shop this week, including a delivery from #Asics. Why don’t you check out the full collection in-store or online.

Click here to check out the Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure Top Asics Picks....


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Gear Up for the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open with Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure

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The Dubai Duty Free Irish Open is due to get underway next week. If you’re making the trip to Portstewart Golf Club, the team at Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure has picked out their top four Irish Open essentials:

Titleist Umbrella (Black/White) - €49.00

We’re never guaranteed the weather, so if you’re travelling to Portstewart next week you need to have a good umbrella in the boot of the car. This Titleist Umbrella by Gustbuster is ideal for wet and windy days on the golf course. It features a broad canopy with a span of 68" coverage. The unique double canopy design prevents the umbrella from inverting during windy gusts and it is a lighter weight than comparably sized ordinary umbrellas.


FootJoy Hydrolite SS Golf Jacket (White/Lime/Black) – Now Only €99.00 (RRP €119.00) 

This 1/2 sleeve FootJoy Golf Jacket offers tour proven performance with 20,000mm waterproof protection. Its stylish design and high-performance waterproofs will keep you 100% dry – ideal for Irish golf.

FootJoy DJ Tour XP Rain Jacket (Blue/Green) – Now Only €169.00 (RRP €199.00)



This stylish FootJoy Rain Jacket is a best-seller. The fabric offers extreme comfort and allows for a complete range of motion during the golf swing. It also offers an extra breathable waterproof barrier.

Adidas Tour 360 X (Black/Silver) – Now Only €99.00 (RRP €119.00)

Comfort is key if you’re going to be spending a few hours on the golf course. These Adidas Tour 360 X golf shoes are lightweight and provide a great combination of comfort, protection and performance. The grip and stability are great for the golf course – perfect all year round. 

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Six Cool Father’s Day Gift Ideas from Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure

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Father’s Day is just around the corner and if you’re still searching for the perfect gift, and he’s all stocked up on ties and aftershave, take inspiration from our team’s top six picks this Father’s Day: 

Dads on the Run - New Balance 1080 v6 Fresh Foam – Now only €135.00 (RRP €160.00)

For dads on the run, these New Balance running shoes give runners the maximum benefit from their run. They offer more comfort to cruise along for miles without stopping. Buy them here

For the GAA Dad - O'Neill’s Donegal GAA Home Jersey 2016/17 - €65.00

The O’Neill’s Donegal GAA Home Jersey is perfect for every dad who wants to wear his county colours with pride and each jersey can be signed. Buy it now.

Outdoor Dad - Nike Dry Academy Drill 1/4 Zip Training Top (Navy) - €45.00

For a gift that’s trendy yet casual, this Nike Dry Academy Training Top is perfect for lazy strolls or for power runs. It’s light and has breathable material. Buy it now.  

Gadget Dad - Polar M400 Blue Heart Rate Monitor - €204.50

For dad’s who love gadgets, the Polar M400 Heart Rate Monitor is the perfect Father’s Day gift. The stylish GPS companion has 24/7 activity tracking and dad can keep an eye on his activity with its training features. See the full collection here.


Soccer Star Dad - Adidas Manchester United Away Shirt 2017-18 – Now Only €69.00 (€75.00)

For the red devil or hoops fan, Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure stocks a great collection of soccer jerseys. If your dad is a big fan of the red devils, the Manchester United Away Jersey 2017/18 is the perfect gift. It pays tribute to the classic blue kit of the early 1990's, here's hoping it can inspire the current crop to the run of trophies that started back then with the emergence of clubs legends such as Ryan Giggs amongst other. Buy it now


Golf Dad - Lyle & Scott SS Golf Polo Shirt (Purple) – Now Only €39.00 (RRP €49.00)

For the dad that never leaves the golf course, treat him to a new stylish polo shirt. The Lyle & Scott plain polo shirt is simply never out of style - perfectly styled for on or off the golf course. It’s made from 100% Cotton and is designed to offer maximum comfort and freedom of movement during play. Buy it now.

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Séamus Coleman given Freedom of Donegal

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Huge congratulations to Donegal man and Republic of Ireland captain, Séamus Coleman, who was given the Freedom of Donegal last Friday. He’s a great ambassador for Donegal. Read the full story here.

Ireland take on Austria this Sunday in the FIFA World Cup 2018 Qualifying Round and fans can gear up for the big game with Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure. The Umbro Ireland Euro 2016 Jersey is available in-store or online:

Umbro Ireland Euro 2016 Jersey Green 





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First Round of Ulster Senior Championship

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The Donegal senior football team enjoyed a comfortable win over Antrim in the Ulster Senior Football Championship yesterday. The boys had a 16-point victory and have secured their place in the semi-finals. Unfortunately, the Donegal Minors were narrowly defeated by a very resilient Antrim team, but they did the county proud with their performance.

Check out the pics from yesterday's game below... 

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Launch of Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure Senior and Intermediate Champioship

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The official launch of the 2017 Michael Murphy Sports & Leisure Senior and Intermediate Championship took place in-store earlier this week. There were some special guests in attendance and Highland Radio’s Oisin Kelly hosted the launch. We’re very proud to be sponsoring the Senior and Intermediate Championship in Donegal again this year and we look forward to seeing each team progress. Best of luck to all the players this season…

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Finn Valley AC Athlete Arlene Crossan Gears Up for Summer with Michael Murphy Sports

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We were delighted to welcome Finn Valley AC athlete, Arlene Crossan in-store to get kitted out ahead of the 2017 summer season. Arlene has a strong track record in athletics and won silver at the Athlone Under-20 400m earlier this year. She was also presented with an award at the annual Ulster Athletic Awards in November 2016 for her performance at the European Youth Championships in Georgia. Arlene popped in-store earlier this week to collect her new pair of New Balance runners and we wish her all the best for the upcoming season....

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New Donegal Ladies Aston Range Now Available

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The new Donegal Ladies Aston Range is now available in-store. We’ve a great selection of sizes for juniors and ladies. Add a splash of colour this season…. Dún na nGall abú!


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