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12 July 2016

Daryl out to take boost from Euros into the new season

Daryl Murphy is hoping to build on what he describes as the highlight of his career when the new season kicks off on August 6.

The striker reported back for training this morning after playing his part for the Republic of Ireland reaching the last 16 of the European Championship before going out to runners-up France in Lyon. 

Murph led the line for the Irish against the hosts and also started in the crucial 1-0 win over Italy that saw Martin O’Neill’s side progress from their group. 

“I didn’t know I was playing in the Italy game until an hour before kick-off. The manager likes to keep his cards close to his chest,” explained Murph to the Club website. 

“Being part of that game, knowing what was at stake and that we had to win was special. It was a fantastic occasion, a fantastic night and something I will always remember. 

“Obviously the France game was massive as well and the whole experience of taking part in one of the biggest events in sport was something else. It’s definitely the highlight of my career. 

“I was thankful the manager gave me my chance because I had been out of the international team for a long while and I thought my time was up before he called me up to the squad a couple of years ago. 

“I want to keep going as long as I can now. We’ve got the World Cup qualifiers coming up and hopefully I will be involved. I will never turn my back on my country. When they don’t want me anymore, that will be the end. 

“I think I handled myself okay out there. You want to test yourself against the best and I certainly did that in the Euros. Hopefully I can take that on now for Ipswich through the season.”

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