Corofin collect minor crown
Corofin celebrate winning the Galway minor championship on Sunday. Photo:- Mike Shaughnessy
Brian Murphy's Corofin minors upset the odds last weekend when they preoduced an impressive 2-8 to 0-10 victory over Salthill/Knocknacarra in the county minor football final at Pearse Stadium.
Although Corofin led by 1-4 to 0-4 at half-time courtesy of a Dylan Wall goal, the game was very much in the balance in the second half. Salthill were leading by a point when they missed a glorious goal opportunity that would have put them into the driving seat.
Games turn on such things. And instead of the home side going four up, it was Corofin who won the next kick-out through man of the match Jason Leonard. Following good interplay between Stephen Broderick and Colin Brady, full-forward Martin Farragher got in for a super goal that completely changed the game.
Corofin powered on after that goal and were good value for their four-point victory.
The city side had the "Indian Sign" over Corofin at u-16 and minor level over the past few years and was expected by many to put back-to-back minor titles last weekend. However, they were profligate in front of goal and that came back to haunt them as Corofin stuck to their task diligently.
Corofin had some good solid performances from Jason Ludden who shot six points, David Wall, Cathal Reilly, Liam Silke, Brian Raftery, Stephen Broderick, Ryan Ludden , Martin Farragher (1-1) and team captain Conor Cunningham.
Best for Mike O' Flynn's side were team captain Evan Wynne, Cormac O' Connor, Shane Fahy and the impressive Seán Hughes who always looked dangerous in possession.