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Cortoon return to Senior ranks

Wednesday, 7th October, 2020 1:32pm

Story by Billy Coss
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Cortoon return to Senior ranks

Photo: Ray Ryan

Cortoon return to Senior ranks

Photo: Ray Ryan

FOLLOWING a two-year stint away from Senior Football Championship, Cortoon Shamrocks will once again dine at the top table in Galway after injury-time points from David Warde and Peter Finnerty proved the game-breaking scores and settled a thrilling and highly controversial Intermediate final with Kilkerrin-Clonberne that finished with three players dismissed in injury-time.

Gaelic football, like in all elite level of sport, is a bottom-line business but it was a finale that produced the day's biggest talking point. It was clear Cortoon were intent on defending their hard-earned lead at all costs in the closing stages. So much so that Kilkerrin-Clonberne star Shane Walsh, their best hope of unpicking the lock and working a way through an almost impenetrable route to Donie Halleran's goal, was on the receiving end of a 'thou shalt not pass' policy on three separate occasions.

Read the full match report and post-match interviews in this week's edition of The Tuam Herald

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