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Tubber end Corofin's interest in Intermediate Hurling Championship

posted 8 Oct 2018, 12:48 by Corofin GAA   [ updated 8 Oct 2018, 14:00 ]

Intermediate Hurling Championship, Semi Final

Tubber 3-14  Corofin 1-10    

October 7th, 2018

Tubber emerged victorious over neighbours Corofin in the North Clare hurling derby in the Semi-Final of the 2018 Clare Intermediate Hurling Championship, which was played in wind swept Sixmilebridge on Sunday, October 7th.

Despite facing into the elements in the first half, Corofin were quick off the mark straight from the throw in with Jamie Malone pointing inside the first 10 seconds of the contest. However it didn't take long for Tubber to settle in to the game, and they hit 1-4 without reply to take a firm grip on proceedings. Blaine Earley accounted for all but one point of these scores, and he would prove to be a thorn in Corofin's side throughout the game. A pointed free from Gearóid Cahill got the scoreboard moving again for Corofin, but Tubber's response was instant with midfielder Darragh O'Connor raising his sides fifth white flag. A second Cahill point followed but this was matched by another score for Blaine Earley. When a brace of Corofin points from Jamie Malone and Killian Neylon reduced the margin to four, Tubber were determined not to let their lead slide and points from Lorcan O'Grady and Ronan Monahan restored Tubber's 6 point advantage as the first half drew to a close. Half-Time score: Tubber 1-8 Corofin 0-5.

The Blaine Earley show continued in the second half as the Tubber No.15 struck for 1-1 from a penalty and a free inside the opening minutes. Corofin were forced into a re-shuffle of their team following the dismissal of corner back Donnnchadh Kelleher, but despite been at a numerical disadvantage Corofin threw everything they had at their opponents. Tubber net-minder Ronan Taaffe produced a fine save to deny Jamie Malone an almost certain goal, while a goal bound shot from Gearóid Cahill flashed inches wide of the post. Cahill did score four of the next six points, but Tubber's lead proved too much to bridge and three points in a row gave the Iarla Tannian coached side a commanding 2-14 to 0-9 lead. Cahill did pull a goal back for Corofin which was followed by a Malone point, but a third Tubber goal deep in injury time from the stick of Domhnall McMahon was a cruel blow for Corofin as the full time whistle blew just seconds later. Full-Time score: Tubber 3-14 Corofin 1-10.

As Tubber march on the the Intermediate decider against Feakle, Corofin can look back on the 2018 campaign as a year of great progress, with the team getting stronger with each game. The influx of young players from the underage set up in future years can only strengthen Corofin's panel as they strive to continue on the upward curve in 2019.

The following was the Corofin team line-out and scorers:

1. Darren Malone 

2. Martin Tierney

3. Damien O'Loughlin

4. Donnchadh Kelleher

5. Fergus Killeen   

6. Cian O'Dea   

7. Damian Ryan

8. Fionn Clancy       

9. Gearóid Kelly  

10. Jamie Malone  0-3   

11. Eoin Clancy

12. Eoin Davoren         

13. Killian Neylon  0-1

14. Gearóid Cahill  1-6 (0-4 frees)    

15. Stephen Heagney  

Subs:
Luke O'Loughlin   for   Martin Tierney
Kevin Heagney    for   Killian Neylon
Michael Kelly       for   Eoin Davoren
John Rees           for   Stephen Heagney
Cillian Clancy      for   Gearóid Kelly

Kilmurry Ibrickane halt Corofin's run in Senior Football Championship

posted 1 Oct 2018, 11:33 by Corofin GAA   [ updated 1 Oct 2018, 13:53 ]

Senior Football Championship, Quarter Final

Kilmurry Ibrickane 3-12  Corofin 0-10     

September 30th, 2018

Corofin were forced to play second best to reigning champions Kilmurry Ibrickane in the Quarter Final of the 2018 Clare Senior Football Championship, which was played in Cusack Park on Sunday, Saturday September 30th.

Corofin took the game to their opponents from the off and led by 0-5 to 0-2 mid way through the first half. Jamie Malone opened the scoring with a point from play after just 2 minutes. Points from Keelan Sexton and Michael Hogan put Kilmurry Ibrickane in front, but Corofin then began to dominate proceedings and four points without reply from Damian Ryan (free), Gearóid Cahill and Malone (2) gave the team in red and white a three point advantage. However Corofin's lead didn't last for long as Kilmurry began to find their rhythm. Sexton scored his second point, before a Dermot Coughlan goal gave the champions a lead which they would not relinquish for the remainder of the game. Further points followed from Hogan and Sexton, before Jamie Malone stopped the rot when he scored Corofin's sixth point after his goal bound shot was deflected over the bar by Kilmurry keeper Ian McInerney. There was now just two points between the sides, but a goal and a point from Mark McCarthy gave Kilmurry a two goal cushion at the interval - a cruel blow for Corofin with the goal coming from virtually the last kick of the first half. Half-Time score: Kilmurry Ibrickane 2-6 Corofin 0-6.

Kilmurry continued their good form at the start of the second half, with Keelan Sexton pointing after just 30 seconds. This was quickly followed by a goal and a point from Dermot Coughlan to give Kilmurry a commanding 3-8 to 0-6 advantage. Corofin kept up the fight with a brace of pointed frees from Gearóid Cahill - the latter being a booming free from distance which curled perfectly in the wind. Kilmurry responded with three successive points to reassert their dominance. Damien O'Loughlin raided up from his centre-back position to pull a point back, but it was goals which Corofin required that never seemed like coming. The result was not in doubt as the game entered its concluding stages with Sexton and Cahill trading points in the final minutes. Full-Time score: Kilmurry Ibrickane 3-12 Corofin 0-10.

As Kilmurry march on to the semi-finals in their quest for 3 in a row, Corofin can look back on their 2018 campaign with a lot of positives. Promotion back to Division 2 of the League was achieved, while reaching the Quarter Finals and thereby avoiding the dreaded 5 team drop to Intermediate can be rightly regarded as real progress. For many of the players, the season is far from over, with an Intermediate Hurling Semi-Final against neighbours Tubber scheduled for this Sunday (Oct 7th) in Sixmilebridge. The journey continues.....


The following was the Corofin team line-out and scorers:

1. Kieran Carkill 

2. John Rees

3. Eoin Clancy

4. Brendan Keane  

5. Fergus Killeen 

6. Damien O'Loughlin  0-1  

7. Shay Malone

8. John Keane    

9. Fionn Clancy  

10. Damian Ryan  0-1 (0-1 free)          

11. Cillian Clancy 

12. Jamie Malone  0-4     

13. Eoin Davoren  

14. Gearóid Cahill  0-4 (0-2 frees)  

15. Seán O'Brien    

Subs:
Gearóid Kelly       for   Seán O'Brien
Cilléin Mullins       for   Cillian Clancy
Enda Collins         for   Eoin Davoren
Diarmaid Cleary   for   Fergus Killeen
Liam McGrath      for   Shay Malone

Intermediate Hurlers clear Quarter Final Hurdle

posted 24 Sep 2018, 09:09 by Corofin GAA   [ updated 24 Sep 2018, 11:40 ]

Intermediate Hurling Championship, Quarter Final

Corofin 3-14  Parteen 0-18    

September 22nd, 2018

Corofin overturned a 6 point deficit mid-way through the second half to emerge 5 point victors over a strong Parteen side in the Quarter Final of the 2018 Clare Intermediate Hurling Championship, which was played in Newmarket, on Saturday September 22nd.

Corofin were first to settle into the game with Eoin Davoren pointing after 3 minutes, with points quickly following from Fergus Killeen and Gearóid Cahill (free). Parteen then  registered their first point but only after their goal bound shot was repelled by Corofin goalkeeper Darren Malone. Corofin's response was instant, with a storming run through the middle by Jamie Malone ending with the county footballer putting over his sides fourth point. Parteen however would keep Corofin in their sights, and three points without reply from the East Clare side levelled the game at 4 points a piece. A fine point from distance from Jamie Malone edged Corofin back in front, but a pointed free for Parteen levelled matters once again. Gearóid Cahill then scored his sides sixth point before a brace of Parteen points put the team in blue ahead on the score board for the first time in the game. Points from Cahill (free) and Davoren put Corofin back in front, but Parteen registered the last score of the game as a pointed free saw the teams deadlocked when the half-time whistle blew. Half-Time score: Corofin 0-8 Parteen 0-8.

If Corofin were quick off the mark in the first half, it was Parteen's turn to seize control at the start of the second half, as they raced into the lead with 4 rapid fire points inside the opening three minutes. Gearóid Kelly stopped the rot with his first point and when Gearóid Cahill pointed a '65 the gap was reduced to just 2 points. However Parteen upped the ante once again and went on another mini scoring blitz with a further 4 points without reply to give them a commanding 6 point lead at 0-16 to 0-10. However, Corofin's never say die attitude then came to the fore with Gearóid Cahill beginning the comeback with a brace of points. When Gearóid Kelly got through to blast to the net, the momentum was beginning to turn in Corofin's favour. Kelly followed up on his goal with his second point to level the game once more at 1-13 to 0-16. The lead was doubled just moments later with Cahill raising his sides second green flag. Two points in quick succession gave Parteen a glimmer of hope as the margin was reduced to four, but as has been the case in previous weeks, Corofin finished the stronger and a third goal from Kevin Heagney put the result beyond doubt, with chief marksman Cahill landing the last score of the game with his seventh point. Full-Time score: Corofin 3-14 Parteen 0-18.

Corofin will now play near neighbours Tubber in Semi Final on the weekend of October 6th/7th, but the next game in Corofin's hectic Championship schedule involves the big ball as the Senior Footballers take on reigning Champions Kilmurry Ibrickane in a Quarter Final tie scheduled for this Sunday (Sep 30th) in Cusack Park.


The following was the Corofin team line-out and scorers:

1. Darren Malone 

2. Martin Tierney

3. Donnchadh Kelleher

4. Damien O'Loughlin

5. Fergus Killeen   0-1

6. Cian O'Dea   

7. Damian Ryan

8. Gearóid Kelly  1-2       

9. Fionn Clancy  

10. Eoin Davoren  0-2       

11. Jamie Malone  0-2   

12. Eoin Clancy

13. Stephen Heagney  

14. Gearóid Cahill  1-7 (0-4 frees)    

15. Killian Neylon  

Subs:
Kevin Heagney  1-0   for   Killian Neylon
Michael Kelly             for   Stephen Heagney

Corofin topple Lissycasey to book Quarter Final spot in Senior Football Championship

posted 17 Sep 2018, 13:20 by Corofin GAA   [ updated 17 Sep 2018, 14:43 ]

Senior Football Championship, Round 3

Corofin 2-9  Lissycasey 1-9   

September 15th, 2018

Corofin defied the odds and overturned a 3 point half time deficit to get the better of  a fancied Lissycasey side in Round 3 of the 2018 Clare Senior Football Championship, which was played in Gurteen on Saturday September 15th.

Despite playing with the advantage of a swirling wind in the first half, Corofin were forced to play second best to Lissycasey for much of the opening 30 minutes. Damian Ryan registered the games opening score with a pointed free for Corofin after 5 minutes. Conor Finnucane levelled matters for Lissycasey, only for Jamie Malone to put Corofin back in fromt with his first point. Lissycasey then hit a purple patch and scored 4 points without reply through Conor and Enda Finnucane, Niall Kelly (free) and Matt O'Shea. Gearóid Cahill did stop the rot with his sides third point, but Lissycasey raised the final white flag of the first half with Niall Kelly pointing his second free of the game. Half-Time score: Lissycasey 0-6 Corofin 0-3.

When Francis Hayes pointed for Lissycasey within 10 seconds of the restart to give his side a four point advantage and the wind at their backs, the momentum seemed to be with the team in maroon and white. Corofin however had other ideas, and points from John Keane and Jamie Malone cut the deficit in half. Hayes extended Lissycasey's lead back out to three with his second point, only for Damian Ryan to reply in kind to keep Corofin in touch. Hayes then put over his third point of the game but once again Ryan responded with a like score for Corofin. The next score of the game saw Corofin re-take the lead which they would not relinquish, when Eoin Davoren got on to the end of a loose ball bobbing around the square to finish to the net. Moments later Lissycasey raided up the field and were thwarted an almost certain goal by a fine save from veteran Corofin net-minder Kieran Carkill. By now the tempo of the game had soared with Corofin now beginning to up the ante with their superior fitness beginning to show. A second point from Gearóid  Cahill gave Corofin a two point advantage, and when Jamie Malone capitalised on a Lissycasey defensive error to score his sides second goal, Corofin were now very much in the driving seat. Malone added to his scoring tally with his third point to put 2 clear goals between the sides. Time was now running out for Lissycasey, and while they did manage to raise a green flag via an injury time penalty, it was too little too late and Corofin held on for a famous victory. Full-Time score: Corofin 2-9 Lissycasey 1-9.


The following was the Corofin team line-out and scorers:

1. Kieran Carkill 

2. John Rees

3. Eoin Clancy

4. Brendan Keane  

5. Fergus Killeen 

6. Damien O'Loughlin  

7. Shay Malone

8. John Keane  0-1        

9. Fionn Clancy  

10. Damian Ryan  0-3 (0-3 frees)          

11. Cillian Clancy 

12. Jamie Malone  1-3     

13. Eoin Davoren  1-0  

14. Gearóid Cahill  0-2  

15. Seán O'Brien    

Subs:
Gearóid Kelly       for   Seán O'Brien (Black Card)
Diarmaid Cleary   for   John Rees (Black Card)

Second half dominance sees Corofin progress in Senior Football Championship

posted 3 Sep 2018, 12:03 by Corofin GAA   [ updated 3 Sep 2018, 12:58 ]

Senior Football Championship, Round 2

Corofin 2-18  Kilfenora 1-9   

September 1st, 2018

A dominant second half performance saw Corofin overcome the challenge of neighbours Kilfenora in Round 2 of the 2018 Clare Senior Football Championship, which was played in Ennistymon on Saturday September 1st.

The opening half was a keenly tested affair with little separating the sides throughout. Damian Ryan (free) and Gearóid Cahill kicked early points for Corofin with Micheál Duffy getting Kilfenora off the mark with a pointed free. A second Ryan free followed by a Eoin Davoren point streched Corofin's lead, but Kilfenora responded with a brace of points of their own from Duffy (free) and Cian O'Dea. Jamie Malone then kicked the first of his nine points with Duffy keeping Kilfenora in touch with yet another pointed free. Corofin scored four of the final six points of the half via Malone (3) and Cahill, while Duffy and O'Dea pointed for Kilfenora to leave just 3 points between the sides at the interval. Half-Time score: Corofin 0-9 Kilfenora 0-6.

Corofin began the second half in determined fashion with both Seán O'Brien and Damien O'Loughlin fisting balls over the bar inside the opening minutes. Killian Malone pulled a point back for Kilfenora only for Corofin to score four unanswered points with Cahill, Malone (2) and Ryan all raising white flags. Kilfenora did get through for a goal to reduce the margin to five points, but instead of inspiring the men in green and yellow, the goal seemed to add fuel to the Corofin fire as they went on a scoring rampage scoring 2-3 without reply to leave the outcome of the tie in no doubt. Jamie Malone completed his scoring masterclass by scoring three further points, while goals from Eoin Davoren and substitute Darren Malone from the penalty spot put the gloss on a fine victory for Corofin. Kilfenora did register the final two points of the game but they were nothing but mere consolation scores as this defeat means relegation to the Intermediate Championship for 2019. Corofin advance to Round 3 of the Championship where will they will come up against one of their own, with Lissycasey (managed by Corofin's Michael Neylon) providing the opposition. Full-Time score: Corofin 2-18 Kilfenora 1-9.


The following was the Corofin team line-out and scorers:

1. Kieran Carkill 

2. Brendan Keane  

3. Eoin Clancy

4. John Rees

5. Fergus Killeen 

6. Damien O'Loughlin  0-1    

7. Shay Malone

8. John Keane    

9. Fionn Clancy  

10. Cillian Clancy        

11. Jamie Malone  0-9      

12. Damian Ryan  0-3 (0-3 frees)  

13. Eoin Davoren  1-1  

14. Gearóid Cahill  0-3  

15. Seán O'Brien  0-1  

Subs:
Diarmaid Cleary                        for   Fionn Clancy (Black Card)
Donnchadh Kelleher                 for   Damian Ryan
Liam McGrath                           for   John Rees
Darren Malone  1-0 (1-0 pen)   for   Eoin Davoren
Enda Collins                              for   Fergus Killeen (inj.)

Three Corofin players on Clare U-15 All Ireland winning team

posted 27 Aug 2018, 14:46 by Corofin GAA   [ updated 27 Aug 2018, 14:48 ]

August 25th, 2018

Congratulations to the Corofin trio who played starring roles for the Clare U-15 Hurling team as they became County All Ireland Arrabawn Under 15A champions, beating Tipperary in the final by 1-14 to 0-16.

Centre-Back and Captain Cillian McGroary, Corner-Back Marc O'loughlin and Wing-Forward Killian O'Connor.

Well done lads!






Corofin advance to Quarter Finals of Intermediate Hurling Championship

posted 27 Aug 2018, 09:11 by Corofin GAA   [ updated 27 Aug 2018, 10:16 ]

Intermediate Hurling Championship, Round 2

Corofin 3-18  Inagh-Kilnamona(2) 1-15    

August 25th, 2018

Corofin secured their place in the Quarter Finals of the 2018 Clare Intermediate Hurling Championship following a nine point victory over Inagh-Kilnamona's second team in a Round 2 tie which was played in Éire Óg on Saturday August 25th.

Corofin were the dominant team in the opening quarter and had 1-6 clocked up on the score board, before Inagh-Kilnamona were able to register their first score. Full-Forward Gearóid Cahill goaled after 5 minutes, batting a Stephen Heagney pass to the net. Points quickly followed from Jamie Malone (3), Cahill (2) and Stephen Heagney, before Inagh-Kilnamona got off the mark with a point from play. Corofin's response was imminent, with Killian Neylon and Cahill both raising white flags. Corofin now held a commanding 1-8 to 0-1 lead, but Inagh-Kilnamona rallied during the closing stages of the first half, and out-scored their opponents by 0-7 to 0-2, to leave just five points between the sides when the half-time whistle blew. Cahill added two further points for Corofin while James O'Halloran was Inagh-Kilnamona's scorer in chief, with 5 points in in the opening half. Half-Time score: Corofin 1-10 Inagh-Kilnamona(2) 0-8.

The opening stages of the second half were a tit for tat affair, with Inagh-Kilnamona battling hard to keep in touch with Corofin. Fergus Killeen pointed inside the first minute but James O'Halloran responded with a like score for Inagh-Kilnamona. Both sides continued to trade scores, equally sharing the next 10 points between them, with Cahill and O'Halloran continuing to be the chief marksmen for their respective sides. Then came the games turning point, when Corofin substitute Kevin Heagney scored his sides second goal having been put through by Cahill. Corofin began to turn the screw when Eoin Davoren caught a cross field pass from Jamie Malone and roofed the net from close range. Inagh-Kilnamona did score a goal of their own when a long range free ended up in the Corofin net, but time was not on their side and Corofin closed out the game with points from Davoren and Kevin Heagney. Full-Time score: Corofin 3-18 Inagh-Kilnamona(2) 1-15.

Corofin will watch the Round 3 games with great interest, as they wait to find out their Quarter Final opponents, with the Quarter Final games pencilled in for the weekend of September 22nd/23rd. In the meantime, focus now switches back to the big ball, with the Corofin Senior Footballers playing neighbours Kilfenora in a pivotal Round 2 Championship fixture this coming Saturday (Sept 1st), with the losers being relegated to the Intermediate ranks for 2019.  


The following was the Corofin team line-out and scorers:

1. Darren Malone 

2. Martin Tierney

3. Damien O'Loughlin

4. John Rees

5. Fergus Killeen   0-2

6. Cian O'Dea   

7. Damian Ryan

8. Eoin Davoren  1-1       

9. Fionn Clancy  

10. Stephen Heagney  0-1      

11. Jamie Malone  0-3   

12. Eoin Clancy

13. Cillian Clancy

14. Gearóid Cahill  1-8 (0-5 frees)    

15. Killian Neylon  0-1 

Subs:
Kevin Heagney  1-2      for   Cillian Clancy
Seán O'Brien                for   John Rees
Luke O'Loughlin            for   Martin Tierney
Donnchadh Kelleher     for   Damian Ryan
Diarmaid Cleary            for   Stephen Heagney

Dominant second half performance sees Corofin advance in Intermediate Hurling Championship

posted 19 Aug 2018, 02:40 by Corofin GAA   [ updated 19 Aug 2018, 13:15 ]

Intermediate Hurling Championship, Round 1

Corofin 3-20  Newmarket(2) 2-8    

August 18th, 2018

A strong second half showing was the catalyst for Corofin progressing to the second round of the 2018 Clare Intermediate Hurling Championship, easily dispatching Newmarket's second string in the Round One encounter which was played in Clareabbey on Saturday August 18th.

Corofin were slow to settle into the game and it was Newmarket who bossed proceedings in the early stages. The 'Blues' led by 2-2 to 0-2 by the 15th minute, with Jamie Malone and Gearóid Cahill registering the points for Corofin. As the first half entered its concluding stages, Corofin came more into the game and outscored their opponents by 1-4 to 0-2. County football star Jamie Malone showed he's just as effective with the small ball as he is with the big ball, scoring 1-3 in the opening half. Further points from Cahill and Eoin Davoren meant their was just the minimum between the sides when the half-time whistle blew, with Corofin to have the wind advantage in the second half. Half-Time score: Newmarket(2) 2-4 Corofin 1-6.

Corofin began the second half in determined fashion with midfielder Gearóid Kelly pointing a loose ball seconds after the throw-in. Corofin began to move up the gears and the introduction of substitute Kevin Heagney proved an inspired move, with Heagney helping himself to 2-3 from play as Corofin began to work the umpires. Corofin's attack was now in full flow with Malone, Cahill, Davoren and Kelly all adding to their scoring tallies while Killian Neylon and Damian Ryan also got in on the scoring act with points from play and frees respectively. Newmarket only managed four points in the second half as the Corofin attack ran rampant. Full-Time score: Corofin 3-20 Newmarket 2-8.

Corofin had the luxury of emptying the bench in order to give some players some well earned rest ahead of what will be a gruelling fixture schedule in the coming weeks with Intermediate Hurling and Senior Football fixtures coming thick and fast. Corofin's next outing will be against Inagh-Kilnamona's second team this coming weekend (August 25th/26th), with the winners progressing to the Quarter Finals. 


The following was the Corofin team line-out and scorers:

1. Darren Malone 

2. Martin Tierney

3. Damien O'Loughlin

4. John Rees

5. Damian Ryan  0-1 (0-1 free)

6. Cian O'Dea   

7. Fergus Killeen  

8. Gearóid Kelly  0-2  

9. Fionn Clancy  

10. Eoin Clancy      

11. Jamie Malone  1-5   

12. Eoin Davoren  0-2     

13. Gearóid Cahill  0-5 (0-2 frees)  

14. Stephen Heagney  

15. Killian Neylon  0-2 

Subs:
Kevin Heagney 2-3   for   Stephen Heagney
Cillian Clancy            for   Eoin Clancy
Luke O'Loughlin        for   Damien O'Loughlin
Seán O'Brien             for   John Rees
Liam McGrath           for   Killian Neylon

Doonbeg get the better of Corofin in Senior Football Championship

posted 13 Aug 2018, 12:02 by Corofin GAA   [ updated 13 Aug 2018, 14:52 ]

Senior Football Championship, Round 1

Doonbeg 0-13  Corofin 1-6   

August 12th, 2018

Corofin came up just short against Doonbeg in the opening round of the 2018 Clare Senior Football Championship, which was played in near perfect conditions in Miltown  on Sunday August 12th.

Doonbeg got off to the better start and had two points on the board within the opening minutes via Shane Ryan and a David Tubridy free. Damien Ryan got Corofin off the mark in the 14th minute with his sides first point, but Doonbeg hit back with a further brace of points from David and Michael Tubridy. Gearóid Cahill kept Corofin in touch with a fine point from his weaker left foot, but once more the Tubridy duo responded with another brace of points to give the West Clare Magpies a 0-6 to 0-2 lead. Corofin began to settle into the game and when Jamie Malone's run through the middle ended with his goal bound shot being blocked, Gearóid Kelly was on hand to finish the loose ball to the net. Corofin were level soon after when John Keane fired over from an acute angle. The last score of the half fell to county star David Tubridy as his fourth pointed free gave Doonbeg a slender one point lead at the break. Half-Time score: Doonbeg 0-7 Corofin 1-3.

David Tubidy began the second half as he finished the first, slotting over another free. Two pointed frees from Damian Ryan drew Corofin level once more, but Doonbeg began to dominate proceedings and four points without reply put them in a commanding position. Gearóid Cahill cut the deficit to three points late in the game with a pointed free, but try as they might Corofin could not find their way through for an equalising goal as the Doonbeg defence stood firm. David Tubridy then fittingly got the last score of the game as his eight point proved to be the insurance score for Doonbeg, with four points separating the sides whwn the final whistle blew. Full-Time score: Doonbeg 0-13 Corofin 1-6.

Corofin's focus quickly switches to the small ball as the Intermediate Hurlers take on Newmarket in their Championship opener this weekend. The Senior Footballers meanwhile have a derby clash with Kilfenora on the horizon in the next round of the Championship - a game of huge magnitude with the losers being relegated to Intermediate ranks for 2019.


The following was the Corofin team line-out and scorers:

1. Kieran Carkill 

2. John Rees

3. Eoin Clancy

4. Liam McGrath

5. Fergus Killeen

6. Jamie Malone   

7. Damien O'Loughlin  

8. John Keane  0-1  

9. Damian Ryan  0-3 (0-2 frees)  

10. Gearóid Kelly  1-0      

11. Cillian Clancy   

12. Fionn Clancy   

13. Eoin Davoren  

14. Gearóid Cahill  0-2 (0-1 free)  

15. Brendan Keane 

Subs:
Seán O'Brien        for   Eoin Davoren
Shay Malone        for   Damian Ryan
Diarmaid Cleary   for   Cillian Clancy

Corofin forced to play second best to Kilfenora in League Final

posted 30 Jul 2018, 06:08 by Corofin GAA   [ updated 30 Jul 2018, 07:28 ]

Senior Football Division 3 League Final

Kilfenora 3-6  Corofin 1-11   

July 29th, 2018

Corofin's Senior Footballers lost out by the minimum of margins to near neighbours Kilfenora in the Division 3 League Final, which was played in Ennistymon on Sunday July 29th.

Both teams struggled to hit the target in the opening minutes of the game, with numerous wides being clocked up as the wind proved a telling factor. Supporters had to wait until the 12th minute for the first score of the game, when a Damian Ryan free ended up in the back of the Kilfenora net. A point from midfielder John Keane gave Corofin a 4 point advantage, but it wasn't long before Kilfenora were back on level terms with a Killian Malone goal and a point from the boot of James Keane. Corofin pushed out in front again with a pointed Damian Ryan free and a point from play from an acute angle by Gearóid Cahill. However yet again Kilfenora hit back with aplomb scoring 1-2 without reply to retake the lead. The final score of the half fell to Corofin's Damian Ryan whose second pointed free left just just 2 points between the sides when the half-time whistle blew. Half-Time score: Kilfenora 2-3 Corofin 1-4.

Kilfenora made the better start to the second half with Killian Malone completing his hat-trick of goals, as his side added three further points compared to 2 Corofin white flags from Ryan and Jamie Malone. There was now 2 goals between the sides at 3-6 to 1-6, but Kilfenora would not score for the remainder of the game as Corofin started to pile on the pressure. A long range John Keane point started the Corofin comeback, while further points from Ryan,Malone, Cahill and Eoin Davoren reduced the margin to just a single point. However, the clock was not in Corofin's favour and despite their best efforts to get an equalising score, the sounding of the full time whistle meant that Corofin were out of time to force the game into extra time. Full-Time score: Kilfenora 3-6 Corofin 1-11.

The following was the Corofin team line-out and scorers:

1. Kieran Carkill 

2. John Rees

3. Eoin Clancy

4. Liam McGrath

5. Brendan Keane

6. Jamie Malone  0-2   

7. Damien O'Loughlin  

8. Fionn Clancy  

9. John Keane  0-2

10. Fergus Killeen     

11. Damian Ryan  1-4 (1-4 frees)   

12. Gearóid Kelly   

13. Eoin Davoren  0-1 

14. Gearóid Cahill  0-2 

15. Cillian Clancy 

Subs:
Seán O'Brien        for   Damien O'Loughlin
Shay Malone        for   Liam McGrath
Cilléin Mullins       for   Gearóid Kelly
Diarmaid Cleary   for   Brendan Keane

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