COROFIN captain Dylan McHugh lifts the Frank Fox Cup following his side's win over over Maigh Cuilinn in the Galway Senior Football Championship final at Pearse Stadium. PHOTO: RAY RYAN


Corofin dethrone Maigh Cuilinn in Galway SFC decider

COROFIN’S 22nd Galway Senior Football Championship title came carrying the underdog’s tag, something of a rarity for the club since their golden era of success started in the early 1990s.

You have to rewind 32 years for the last time they went in as anything other than favourites in Galway football’s showpiece fixture. That was against Salthill after the seasiders had put them to the sword by 4-12 to 2-3 in a final hammering just 12 months earlier.

Then, as last Sunday, they embraced it and turned in a performance filled with standout performances coming from man of the match Liam Silke, Gavin Burke, Dylan Wall and the evergreen Gary Sice who turned 39 this week. Neither of their midfielders, Patrick Egan and Ciarán Brady, had played in a county senior championship final before, but both delivered huge displays in a sector where Maigh Cuilinn have few equals…

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