Tuam Stars one hour away from completing unfinished business
By JIM CARNEY
Tuam Stars .2-6
GOAL OF THE YEAR … hit with stunning power, confidence and accuracy to the Corofin net by Tuam Stars forward Conor Doherty in the S.F.C. semi-final at Tuam Stadium on Sunday. Photo: Francis Stockwell
AS the Johnny Logan Eurovision song put it (back in 1980), what’s another year? When Tuam Stars lost the 2011 County final to Corofin it couldn’t really have been any consolation to them that their most loyal supporters would’ve pleaded with them to be patient, that their time would come. But in sport, as in life, a year can pass quickly and here’s the same Tuam team going for the Frank Fox Cup again — they’re only an hour away from the title and the glory that slipped agonisingly from their grasp last October.
Big changes elsewhere this year: Corofin, the defending champions, winners of the title 14 times, including a magnificent record of eleven wins since the turn into the 1990s, are no longer the great force they were; last Sunday was probably the end of an era, a golden era by any standards in any sport.
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