"Moorefield deserve to be favourites" - Murphy

November 25, 2017

Rathnew manager Harry Murphy.
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Rathnew manager Harry Murphy says Moorefield are justifiable favourites for tomorrow's Leinster club SFC semi-final at Aughrim.

The Wicklow champions shook things up in the eastern province two weeks ago when they dumped out Dublin giants St Vincent's at the Garden County fortress but Murphy knows they've another huge assignment on their hands this weekend when it comes to their Newbridge counterparts, who are 4/7 favourites.

"You don't see too many of the bookies going around on push bikes. They know what they're at," he is quoted saying by the Irish Independent. "We caught them (St Vincent's) on the hop two weeks ago but there's no guarantee we'll catch them on the hop again.

"Moorefield deserve to be favourites because they've been down to Wicklow before and won, but we'd give ourselves a very good chance if we play as well as we can."

He added: "It'll be hard aul' game around the engine room again. It's hard to know what it'll be like but they're big lads. Hopefully we'll put it up to them in there (midfield)," he says.

"We just train as we always have nothing special for any teams. We might light a few candles in the church alright, but I'm sure the people of Moorefield have been lighting candles as well."

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