Clash of the Heavyweights
Corofin primed to mount major final challenge
COROFIN’S 22nd or Maigh Cuilinn’s third? After a rollercoaster ride on and off the field, the latest renewal of the Bon Secours Hospital-sponsored Galway Senior Football Championship has served up a final to savour between the county’s two most consistent teams.
Favourites Maigh Cuilinn are bidding to put their stamp with an era of dominance within the county. They’ve 24 wins, one draw and just one loss recorded in their last 26 championship matches inside the county boundaries and stand on the brink of a third success in their last four attempts.
Corofin, the challengers, captured the last of their 21 titles in 2019 en route to the club’s crowning glory of an All-Ireland three in-a-row. They’ve stitched together a winning sequence across league and championship that dates back to last year’s quarter-final exit to Mountbellew-Moylough.
It’s a box office decider with Annaghdown’s Thomas Murphy the match referee and a 2 o’clock throw-in confirmed for Pearse Stadium on Sunday. Intermediate status will be on the line in the afternoon’s curtain-raiser between Menlough and Tuam Stars in the Primary Junior Football Championship promotion playoff at 11.45am…
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