JOE BROLLY: SUNDAY GAME ANALYSTS ARE LIKE SHEEP FOR SNUBBING MICHAEL MURPHY

first_imgDERRY All-Ireland winner and GAA pundit Joe Brolly has slammed his fellow Sunday Game panellists, saying they haven’t a clue when it comes to picking the best players of the year.Brolly says the pundits fail to consider the treble-marking dished out to players like Michael Murphy and Aidan O’Shea.“Against Kerry last year, or Monaghan in this year’s Ulster final, Michael Murphy – Donegal’s Roy Keane – was subjected to the same treatment (as O’Shea this year),” said Brolly in his column. “In fact, it is Murphy’s constant reality. “Sure he was shackled by Vinnie Corey in the Ulster final” bleat the sheep. Yeah, Vinnie and the rest of Monaghan’s fearsome zonal defence. Set them man v man on the square and see how that one comes out for cousin Vinnie. Meanwhile, the lively wing half-back can scamper up the wing on the solo and kick the odd point.“When I pointed out the other night that Murphy had scored 0-8 against Mayo and their sweeper, including 0-4 from play, Colm O’Rourke said and I quote “But he did nothing else.”“The others around the table nodded in agreement. At which point Jesus stopped weeping and burst out laughing. Murphy’s ruthless disposal of Tyrone in the final quarter, his brilliant orchestration of the win over Derry, his destruction of Galway and near single handed fight v Mayo counted for nought against Ciaran Kilkenny’s lively efforts against Westmeath and Kildare and 15 touches in the final. There’s a new criteria: The number of touches. Michael Murphy or Ciaran Kilkenny? In what bizarro-world could the answer be Ciaran Kilkenny? Answer: On the Sunday Game couch. Similarly, Aidan O’Shea v Jack McCaffrey? Answer? Jack McCaffrey. Baaaaaaaaa.”  JOE BROLLY: SUNDAY GAME ANALYSTS ARE LIKE SHEEP FOR SNUBBING MICHAEL MURPHY was last modified: September 28th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalJOE BROLLYMichael MurphyRTESunday Gamelast_img read more

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