Sligo captain Niall Murphy paid tribute to the late Red Óg Murphy after the Yeats men’s Allianz Football League Division 4 final win over Wicklow this evening.
The Croke Park clash took place a year to the day from when the former Sligo star tragically passed away at the age of 21.
Speaking after the 2-10 to 0-14 victory at headquarters, where he himself notched a crucial 1-4, ‘Man of the Match’ Murphy dedicated the two-point win to the young Curry clubman in his winning speech.
"A year to the day. A quick, quick year," the Coolera/Strandhill forward stated,
"Days like that were made from Red Óg. Red Óg's legacy will live on and for such a young man, he's a legend of Sligo football.
"A lot of the lads were very, very close to him," said Murphy a couple of minutes later in his speech.
"Lastly, we lost a very special person last year in Red Óg Murphy. We all miss him dearly.
"This one's for Red."
#WICvSLI@sligogaa 2-10@wicklowgaa 0-14— Spórt TG4 (@SportTG4) April 1, 2023
Is iad Sligeach buaiteoirí inniu sa Chluiche Ceannais na Sraithe, Roinn 4!
Ardaíonn captaen na foirne, Niall Murphy, an corn. 🏆
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