Colm Cooper paid Carlow's Brendan Murphy a serious compliment after their shock win over Wexford
Carlow are still celebrating a first win in the Leinster championship for six years after upsetting Séamus 'Banty' McEnaney's Wexford at Netwatch Dr Cullen yesterday.
Paul Broderick's 10-point haul, despite receiving his marching orders late on for a second yellow, was central to Carlow's victory, but the performance of their powerhouse midfielder Brendan Murphy was also pivotal, contributing 1-2 from play.
The Rathvilly clubman, who spent some time in Australia after signing a rookie contract by the Sydney Swans in 2007 before returning home two years later, has been a talismanic figure for Carlow ever since.
Speaking on the Sunday Game last night, Kerry legend Colm Cooper lauded the the 28-year-old and said he would be a starter for any inter-county team in the country.
"He is a class player and he would be on all sides," he said.
"We see Gary Brennan from Clare who was similar last year.
"This guy is a top player, he's played at International Rules level. He would be on Kerry and Dublin teams."