Siegerson Cup: Murphy is the master
Quarter-final: DCU 0-17 Queen's 0-9
Published 07/02/2013 | 06:59
It may have been billed as a Sigerson Cup quarter-final between a dominant force in the competition in recent years and an Ulster outfit with aspirations of glory – but this was the Michael Murphy show.
The Donegal All-Ireland winning captain helped himself to 10 points in a swashbuckling solo show as he propelled DCU into the last four.
Murphy's sublime finishing oozed class, his elegant style and subtle touches serving to dismantle a beleaguered Queen's defence.
Even playing into the teeth of a strong wind in the first half, DCU led by a point at the break, 0-8 to 0-7, before Murphy moved onto a different planet, almost nonchalantly swinging over a succession of scores.
Experienced Dublin All-Ireland winners Johnny McCarthy and Paul Flynn along with Longford ace Mickey Quinn provided him with admirable back-up while Dean Rock and Chris McGuinness were also on the scoresheet.
James Kielt led the Queen's resistance with half a dozen points while Shay McArdle, Chris Sheerin and Donal O'Hare grabbed points but the attack was forced to operate on a limited diet of possession.
DCU scorers: M Murphy (0-10), C McGuinness (0-3), D Rock (0-2), P Flynn, M Quinn (0-1 each).
Queen's scorers: J Kielt (0-6), S McArdle, C Sheerin, D O'Hare (0-1 each).