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Mother’s Day Gift Guide

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Mother’s Day is just around the corner (Sunday, 26th March) and if you haven’t already picked out the perfect gift, now is the time. Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure has a great range of gift ideas and we can help you find the perfect gift to show how much you really care this year. Check out our ultimate gift guide to Mother’s Day 2017: 

Donegal Conall 17 Full Zip Hooded Performance Jacket – RRP €50.00

If your mum’s a GAA fan, then she’ll love the Donegal Conall 17 Full Zip Hooded Performance Jacket. It’s comfortable, stylish and warm – ideal for those blustery days when she’s cheering on Donegal and attending club games! Buy it here


Running Shoes

Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure has the largest shoe collection in the northwest, offering a great selection of running shoes for mums. We love these Under Armour Micro G Limitless TR 2 runners (RRP €80.00) and we’re sure your mum will too. They offer structure and support without adding bulk. Check out the full range of  women’s running shoes here


Under Armour Tech™ 1/2 Zip - Twist (Pink) – RRP €45.00

This Under Armour Tech™ is perfect for mums who are always on the run. It has a generous and relaxed fit along with incredible all-day comfort fabric, making it ideal for mums on the move. It also offers an anti-odour technology, keeping your gear fresher, for longer. Buy it now


Adidas Adipower TR (White/Purple) – Now Only €75.00 (was €99.00)

For the golfing mum, Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure offers a great range of gift ideas. Treat her to a new pair of  golf shoes; these Adidas Adipower TR (White/Purple)  have been specifically-designed to be wider in the forefoot for improved fit, feel and overall comfort. Buy them here



1000 Mile Trainer Liner Women’s Sock - €12.00

Your mum will thank you for these 1000 Mile socks if she’s a running fanatic. The inner layer wicks away moisture from the skin helping to keep the foot dry and the combination of fibres and top venting helps to maintain a comfortable temperature, with arch bracing offering additional support. Buy them here.  


Hi-Tec Altitude Sport I Waterproof Women's Hiking Boots (Charcoal/Viola) – Now Only €60 (was €85.00)

If your mum is a fan of the outdoors and loves to go hiking, then these pair of hiking boots could be perfect for her. These Hi-Tec Altitude Sport I Waterproof walking boots are the ultimate in lightweight and waterproof sport hiking performance footwear. They provide long term comfort and cushioning. Buy them here


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Official Donegal Supporters' Pack

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Former Donegal county footballer Neil Gallagher will be Donegal's number one supporter this summer and we were delighted to welcome him in-store last week to launch our new ‘Donegal Supporters' Pack’.

Arriving just in time for St. Patrick’s Day, our pack comes with a Donegal drawstring bag and includes everything you need to get kitted out in your county colours this season. The supporters' pack includes the official O’Neill’s Donegal jersey, famous Donegal bobble hat, and a Donegal flag, wristband, pen and keyring. Jerseys can be signed and the pack can be shipped worldwide, making it the ideal gift for anyone from Donegal (or with Donegal roots) who is living abroad. Packs can be purchased without a jersey from €25 and can be customised for men, women and children. Order yours today in-store or online.

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Buncrana Golf Club Wins Donegal Golfer of the Year

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There was a great turnout last month for the second annual ‘Donegal Golfer of the Year- Par 3 Challenge’. The in-store event pitted Donegal’s best golfers against each other in a Closest to the Pin Par 3 Challenge and the winner of the challenge was Buncrana Golf Club member, Matthew McDermott.
Matthew won the competition with a shot of 5ft 6inches from the hole and he received a set of custom fitted Callaway Golf Europe irons for his winning effort.Huge thanks to each of the clubs who participated in the event, clubs were well represented with members from Ballyliffin, Otway, Letterkenny, Portsalon, Rosapenna, Ballybofey and Stranorlor, Cloughaneely, Cruit Island, Gweedore, Redcastle, Northwest and Buncrana.

We’re looking forward to next year already….

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Celebrating #The Toughest with a British and Irish Lions Jersey Signed by Shane Williams to Giveaway

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We were delighted to welcome Welsh International Rugby player into the MMS team as part of RTE documentary #TheToughest. Shane togged out with Michael's club Glenswilly, while Michael travelled to France to train with rugby side Clermont Auvergne. If you missed this show first time around, make sure to catch it on The Player.

To celebrate having Shane Williams join the MMS team, we have a British and Irish Lions jersey signed by the Welsh international to giveaway...





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Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure Weighted Footballs

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Following last month’s Donegal SL Executive Meeting, all clubs must now use the correct size and weight of footballs in Donegal Schoolboy’s League matches. This instruction comes directly from the FAI Player Development. Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure stocks a great range of footballs in-store and online. View the football collection here.   

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Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure Hosts Donegal Golfer of the Year

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We're really looking forward to hosting the second in-store Donegal Golfer of the Year 'Closest to the Pin, Par 3 Challenge' next Friday, 24th February at 6pm. We've invited every golf club in Donegal to send their Gents and Ladies Golfer of the Year 2016 to pit their short-game skills against their counterparts from other courses in the county. The winner of the challenge will receive a set of custom golf irons. Best of luck to each club....

Pictured is last year’s Donegal Golfer of Year winner, Philip Friel of Otway Golf Club.
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Valentine’s Day Gifts for Him and Her

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If you’re looking for a last-minute Valentine’s Day gift for the sporty man or woman in your life, then we have some great ideas. Whether it’s for a golfer, runner, soccer or GAA fan, Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure has you covered. Call in-store to pick up the perfect Valentine’s Day gift today. Here are some of our favourites:



Polar M400 Pink Heart Rate Monitor - €204.50

Jewellery has always been a firm favourite for Valentine’s Day and this stylish watch offers form and function, ticking all the boxes! The Polar M400 come with 24/7 activity tracking and GPS and is ideal for urban and trail runners who want sporty design with advanced GPS and training features, along with loads of options to keep an eye on their activity.



New Balance 2016/17 Liverpool Third SS Jersey. Now €50.00 (was €65.00)

Whether your other half follows the red devils, the hoops or the Spanish league, Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure stocks a great selection of replica jerseys. Give them the gift they really want this Valentine’s Day and check out the full range here.


O'Neills Donegal GAA Home Jersey 2016/17 - €65.00

It was a great weekend for Donegal as both the senior hurling and football teams were victorious over Louth and Roscommon respectively. Make sure your better half is geared up in their county colours for the big games this summer with the wide range of O’Neill’s Donegal GAA gear available from Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure. Donegal Abú.


Titleist DT Trusoft Golf Balls (Yellow) - €25.00

If you’re looking for something for the golfer in your life, then these Titleist golf balls are the perfect gift. With summer on the way and the rough growing thick and tall, they might thank you for having a few extra golf balls in the bag!

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Gear Up for the Six Nations at Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure

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Disappointing start for Ireland in the opening weekend of the 2017 RBS Rugby Six Nations. Team Ireland's focus now turns to Round Two as they take on Italy this  weekend (Saturday 11th February). Supporters can check out the full range of rugby gear available online here. Don’t forget we’re giving you a 15% bonus on all Shop LK gift vouchers for a limited time only. Here are this week’s top picks:


Canterbury Ireland Alternate Vapodri+ Pro Jersey. RRP €80.00



Canterbury Ireland Rugby Women’s Polo Shirt. RRP €42.00



Adidas All Blacks Anthem Hoody. RRP €79.00

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RTE’s The Toughest Trade

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 Photograph: Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile

The first episode of RTE’s The Toughest Trade airs on Wednesday, 1st March 2017 and sees Welsh international rugby player Shane Williams swap places with Michael Murphy. Shane spent a week in Donegal playing for Glenswilly and working in the shop, while Michael had a great week in France training with Clermont Auvergne. Find out how he got on here or check out the videos below for a sneak preview of Michael's training and the welcome he received in France. #AIB #TheToughest


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15% Bonus on Shop LK vouchers at Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure

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Make your Shop LK vouchers go further with an additional 15% bonus at Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure. Choose from the northwest’s largest shoe display and leading brands including Asics, Nike, New Balance, Adidas, Hi-Tec, Joma and Puma. Our in-house gait analysis machine helps runners of all levels find the perfect running shoe and our team of experts is always on hand to offer advice. Call in-store to check out the full range and log more miles than ever before. Any customer with a Shop LK voucher can also get 15% extra for a limited time only. Here’s a selection of some of the latest Asics running shoes now in-store…

Asics Gel Cumulus 18 Running Shoe – Now €125 (RRP €140)

The GEL-Cumulus® 18 shoe features Asics' Rearfoot and ForeFoot GEL® Cushioning System for strike-specific shock attenuation to create smoother transitions. The FluidRide® Midsole technology provides neutral runners with enhanced comfort and a spring-loaded ride when running longer distances. Perfect for Couch to 5K running or longer distances.

Asics Gel Pulse 8 Running Shoes – Now €110.00

Set fast times over your favourite running routes in the comfortable GEL-PULSE 8. Every landing is softer on your feet in these women’s running shoes, thanks to rear and forefoot cushioning. And your foot rolls smoothly into the push off with a Super SpEVA midsole with great bounce-back that will help you push off faster and more efficiently. 


 Asics Gel Nimbus 19 Running Shoe – Now €160.00 (RRP €180.00)

The GEL-Nimbus® 19 shoe features Asics’ revolutionary FlyteFoam™ Technology, for optimal comfort and a responsive ride for the neutral runner. A gradient jacquard-mesh upper is strategically tightened or loosened in zones to allow the foot's natural motion. 3D printed overlays provide seamless support to the upper. Gear up for running with Michael Murphy Sports and Leisure


Children’s Asics Gel Galaxy 9 GS (Blue) – Now €45.00 


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