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Michael Murphy – Vodafone GAA Young Footballer of the Year
22 October 2009

Michael Murphy, Donegal, in action against Michael Shields, Cork.

Michael Murphy, a student on DCU’s BSc in Physical Education with Biology programme, has been named Vodafone GAA Young Footballer of the Year by the 2009 Gaelic Players Association. His co-nominees were Mayo’s Aidan O’Shea and Cork’s Colm O’Neill.

Michael, who is from Donegal, is the latest player from Ulster to win the title.

He was presented with his award by President of Ireland, Mary McAleese at the Vodafone GAA All-Star awards on Friday 16 October.

Michael, who is from Donegal, plays in the full forward position. He was also nominated for the GAA All-Star Football Team, along with Bernard Brogan (Dublin), Colm Cooper (Kerry), Declan O’Sullivan (Kerry), Tommy Walsh (Kerry), Daniel Goulding (Cork), Michael McCann (Antrim), Stephen O’Neill (Tyrone) and Alan Smith (Kildare).