Red Óg Murphy made his competitive return for Curry on Sunday in the south Sligo club’s 4-19 to 1-9 win against Castleconnor at Quigabar in the Kennedy’s intermediate football championship group stages.
Murphy returned home from Australia just 10 days afer having made the decision to cut short his rooke AFL contract with north Melbourne. He started at midfield for Curry in Enniscrone and contributed two points early in the game.
Sunday’s emphatic win Curry top Group 1 and set up a quarter-final meeting with Bunninadden who inflicted a first defeat of the championship on Enniscrone/Kilglass in Cloonacool, winning by 3-9 to 2-10.
Despite the loss, Con O’Meara’s side finish top of Group 2. They now face a quarter-final against neighbours Easkey. These clubs have amalgamated in recent seasons at under 20 levels so for the younger members of both teams, there will be a lot of familiarity with one another.
St Pat’s will play Ballymote in the intermediate relegation final.
Sligo Kennedy’s IFC quarter-final pairings
Curry v Bunninadden
St Farnan’s v St John’s
Castleconnor v Geevagh
Easkey v Enniscrone/Kilglass.
Ballymote 0-10 St Farnan’s 2-15
Curry 4-19 Castleconnor 1-9
St Pat’s 1-10 St John’s 2-15
Bunninadden 3-9 Enniscrone/Kilglass 2-10.