Michael Murphy scores with last kick of the game to seal draw for Donegal 1 year ago

Michael Murphy scores with last kick of the game to seal draw for Donegal

Donegal captain Michael Murphy has rescued his side a draw in their penultimate Super 8's match with Kerry on Sunday.

Both sides exchanged points down the stretch with Paul Murphy putting Kerry ahead by one point in the dying minutes after Stephen O'Brien had been fouled before advantage was played, but with the game on the line, Murphy stepped up and converted a last ditch free to salvage a 1-20 draw.

The draw means the winner of Mayo and Donegal in the Super 8's finale will progress through to the All-Ireland semi-finals and Sunday's man of the match Ryan McHugh said his side are exactly where they wanted to be heading into the Super 8 series.

"We came up for two points and we haven't done that but to come out of it with a draw being a point down and then to level it at the end is great.

"We'll have to regroup now and it'll be winner takes all in two weeks time so we'll get ready for that.

"We always thought at the start that scoring energy would come into it so we're happy that we put up a big score on the first day against Meath and I suppose today was a draw so at least we didn't lose anyway.

"It's going to be a huge game against Mayo in Castlebar. We're really looking forward to it. That's where we wanted to be - on the last day still within a chance and we're there now."