Bonner baffled by O'Rourke's Murphy criticism

June 20, 2019

Roscommon boss Kevin McStay and Donegal manager Declan Bonner after the Super 8s clash at Dr Hyde Park

Donegal manager Declan Bonner reckons Colm O’Rourke might need to get his eyes tested after his recent criticism of Michael Murphy.

In a debate with Joe Brolly in the build-up to Donegal’s clash with Tyrone, O’Rourke downplayed the Derry man’s argument that Murphy was the best player in Gaelic football for the last decade by suggesting that the Glenswilly man hasn’t always delivered on the big occasion.

Speaking ahead of his team’s Ulster SFC final showdown with Cavan in Clones, Bonner said he was baffled by the criticism from the Meath All-Ireland winner.  

“I think Colm might need to go to Specsavers because any big game I’ve seen, he does not go hiding, that’s for sure,” he is quoted saying by The Irish News.

“He has been brilliant, he is a leader on and off the pitch and he goes looking for work anywhere on that pitch that he has to. People say he should play insider or whatever, but Michael was outstanding again against Tyrone. He was winning ball in midfield when we needed ball and fielding kick-outs and kicked vital scores on the day.

“He is one of the top players in the country for this last decade.”

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