Sport

"It hurt a lot" - Daryl Murphy laments his time in the international wilderness


Share this article


His contributions proved decisive in helping Ireland to reach a 2018 FIFA World Cup playoff but at 34, Daryl Murphy called time on his international career last week. 

As the Waterford native concentrates on club commitments with Nottingham Forest, he joined his former Ireland team-mate keith Andrews to talk about his decision and more.

"Obviously with the result against Denmark, I had a lot of time to reflect," he told The Keith Andrews Show.

"With time gone past, I spoke to my family first and friends. I just think at the age I'm at, the body needs a rest. I think the internationals are just a bit too much for me at this stage of my career."

On the 5-1 result against Denmark, Murphy admitted it "still hurts" and doesn't envisage that emotion changing with the passing of time.

Nottingham Forest's Daryl Murphy (left) and Norwich City's Grant Hanley battle for the ball. Joe Giddens/EMPICS Sport

Murphy also discussed a relatively sporadic international career that started in 2007 and lasted 11 years in all but only yielded 27 caps in that time. He spoke of his regrets during that time.

"Just disappointed really in the manner of what way it came about, from being in the squad and coming on literally as first choice sub in games to the next squad not even being in it," he said, referencing a period without winning a single cap between 2008 and 2014.

"It hurt a lot after that because obviously I take great pride in playing for my country as anyone does but that hurt a little bit. It was a sting in the tail for me that, not to be in the squad at all from going from first choice sub but I took it on the chin."

He added of the Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni who was in charge during his period in virtual international wilderness: "Under that manager I was never going to get back in really and it's until Martin came in that gave me a chance".  


Share this article


Read more about

Sport

You might like

Live: Title

Description

Added to queue
Removed from queue

On Air

Share

Share

Next up on queue

Title
Description
Duration

There are currently no podcasts in the queue

Go to podcasts

On Air

The Sound of the City with And...

The Sound of the City with Andy Clarke

12:00-16:00

Share

Up next

The Sound of the City with Den...

The Sound of the City with Denis Vavasour

16:00-19:00

Share

Dublin’s Top 30 with Paul Bona...

Dublin’s Top 30 with Paul Bonass

19:00-21:00

Share

Totally Irish with John Barker

Totally Irish with John Barker

21:00-23:00

Share

Now That's What I Call Sport w...

Now That's What I Call Sport with Jamie Moore

23:00-00:00

Share

The Sound of the City at Night

The Sound of the City at Night

00:00-06:00

Share

98FM'S Big Breakfast with Coop...

98FM'S Big Breakfast with Cooper & Luke

06:00-10:00

Share

Dublin Talks with Adrian & Jer...

Dublin Talks with Adrian & Jeremy

10:00-12:00

Share

The Sound of the City with Bar...

The Sound of the City with Barry Dunne

12:00-16:00

Share

00:00:00 / 00:00:00

Share on