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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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Gear Up for Club Matches

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We’re proud sponsors of the Donegal Club Championships and players can choose from a wide selection of football boots, club gear, gloves, mouth guards, compression gear and everything they need to be Championship-ready. We also stock a great range of club gear in-store and online so supporters can get kitted out in their club colours. Here’s a selection of gear available for Letterkenny Gaels, Glenswilly, St. Michael’s, Cloughaneeley, Fanad Gaels and Milford:


O'Neills St. Michael's GAA Polo Shirt (Red/Navy/White) - RRP €43.00


O'Neills Cloughaneeley GAA Darwin SZ Top - RRP €55.00


Milford GAA Bobble Hat (Navy/Sky Blue) – RRP €15.00


O'Neills Letterkenny Gaels GAA Side Zip Top (Maroon/White) – RRP €55.00



O'Neills Fanad Gaels GAA Jersey (Blue/White) – RRP €50.00


O'Neills Glenswilly Jersey 2017 (Adults) – RRP €50.00

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Youth Player of the Week

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We're delighted to be partnering with the Letterkenny Post to celebrate Donegal's finest young players every week. Well done to Fintan Hasson of Illistrin FC who was this week's Youth Player of the Week....

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Gear Up for the US Masters at Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure

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Irish golf star Rory McIlroy will be hoping to don the famous green jacket in Augusta this weekend at the US Masters Golf Tournament. With just a few days until the Master’s gets underway, on Thursday 6th April our expert team at the golf centre has pulled together their ‘Top Seven Golf Picks’ for this summer:  

Lyle & Scott SS Golf Polo Shirt (Blue) – Now €39.00 (was €49.00)

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.



TaylorMade 2016 Lite Stand Bag (Grey/Green) - €169.00

This TaylorMade 2016 Lite Stand Bag is ideal for the long summer days allowing you to walk lighter for longer. Buy it here




 Callaway XR Steelhead Irons (4-PW) - €749.00

These Callaway Steelhead XR Irons is where a signature shape meets breakthrough performance with industry-leading, next generation 360 Face Cup. They deliver the finest combination ever of speed, forgiveness, distance and control in a Callaway iron. With our customised service, we can help every golfer find the perfect set for them.


Callaway Speed Regime 3 - €45.00

These Callaway Speed Regime 3 golf balls offer optimized aerodynamic performance and more distance for Tour-level speeds. The soft urethane cover delivers Tour-level control and an incredibly soft feel. The superior spin separation regulates spin and control, increases ball speed and maximizes distance. Check out the full range of golf balls here


FootJoy Junior HyperFlex (Navy/Green) - €69.00

These FootJoy Junior golf shoes are perfect for the junior golfer. They’re water and slip resistant and the full collar lining provides superior comfort to ensure your foot remains comfortable and still.


Izzo Swami 4000+ Golf GPS - €189.00

Distance technology is great for perfecting your game and the Izzo Swami 4000+ is ideal for accurate distances to front, centre and back of the greens.  You can also get exact distances to hazards and doglegs. It’s the perfect tool to help manage your way around even the most difficult courses and the battery lasts for up to two rounds.

Titleist Umbrella (Black/White) - €49.00

Our golf experts in the golf centre at Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure highly recommend investing in a good umbrella and this Titleist Umbrella offers great coverage. Its unique double canopy design prevents the umbrella from inverting during windy gusts and its lighter weight than comparably sized ordinary umbrellas makes it ideal for those four hour rounds.


We stock a great golf range in the shop, which includes a custom-built golf section complete with a state-of-the-art golf simulator. Our customers can purchase from a wide variety of golf shoes, clubs, bags, clothing and accessories from all the leading brands including Titleist, Taylor-Made, Callaway, Wilson, Nike, Adidas, Galvin Green and Srixon. Call in-store to find out more.

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Kerry GAA Legend Kieran Donaghy Visits Michael Murphy Sports

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Kerry GAA legend, Kieran Donaghy was in Donegal over the weekend for the National League Basketball Finals in Letterkenny Institute of Technology and it was a pleasure to welcome him in-store. Kieran recently launched his own book and he did a Meet & Greet and Book Signing with a number of with fans. See all the pics here....

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