1970's

  • In 1972 Kilnaboy had their first success winning the North Clare Junior Football League.
  • In 1976, the pressure coming from the clash of fixtures with Corofin hurling convinced Kilnaboy to join forces with Corofin. This removed a big problem for football within the parish, and it began to flourish.
  • 1976 was a great year for football in the parish, with the Junior team reaching the league final, losing out to Naomh Eoin after a replay. The Minor and U-21 teams of that year won the first football championships to come to the parish. The minors, with Brendan Kenny as captain, beat St. Breckans in the final, while the U-21's, captained by Val O'Sullivan, beat Kilfenora in their final.
  • If 1976 was a good year, 1978 was even better when after many years trying, Corofin captured the Junior Football title, beating Naomh Eoin in the final, 1-7 to 1-5. James Shannon captained this historic team, which also included Gerard Kennedy in goal, Noel Williams, John Malone, Donal Hassett and Michael O'Dell in the backs, and John Halpin, Micko Quinn and Val O'Sullivan in the forwards.                                                                                                                                Two weeks later, Corofin captured their second U-21 'B' title when they beat St. Breckans in the final. All these teams in 1976 and 1978 were trained by Michael Hurley, who continued to train adult teams during the 80's with great success.
  • In 1977 and 1978, Corofin were involved in a North Clare amalgamation which took part in the Senior Football championship. The North Clare amalgmation reached the county final in both years, but lost out to Kilrush on both occassions. Val O'Sullivan and Michael Neylon were members of the 1977 side, while John Halpin, Brendan Kenny and James Shannon were members of the 1978 panel. Both the 1977 and 1978 amalgamation teams were trained by Michael Neylon.
  • In 1979, Corofin won the U-12 'B' title, beating Kilfenora in the final, under the management of Declan Kelleher and Jim Harmon. This  U-12 'B' success was repeated 2 years later in 1981, when Corofin again beat Kilfenora in the final.

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  • By 1973, the Junior 'A' winning hurling side of 1969 had broken up, and younger players were introduced. Corofin were re-graded to Junior 'B'  and they won this title in this same year, beating Sixmilebrige in the final after a replay. Martin Tierney, Michael Davoren and Joseph, Paddy and Willie Corbett of the 1969 side were re-enforced by the younger brigade of Brendan Kenny, Val O'Sullivan, James Shannon, Noel Williams and Gerry Hayes.
  • This success was followed in 1975 with the Minor team, captained by John Halpin, being victorius in the 'B' final against Ballyea. 
  • In 1976, Corofin reached their first U-21 hurling final, only to lose to a Tubber side inspired by Pat O'Connor. Despite this failure, the underage players of this era were among the best to have played for Corofin, and formed the backbone of Corofin teams for the next decade.
  • In 1977, Corofin reached the Junior 'A' final, only to lose to Killanena after a replay. Some consolation was achieved however, when they won the Junior league, beating Inagh on a snow-covered pitch in Ruan.