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Galway came out on top by the narrowest of margins, 2-9 to 2-8, against Kildare in the Tesco Home Grown NFL semi-final in Banagher on Sunday.
It may have taken only two games to get this far, but come 2.30pm in Ennis tomorrow and the chance to win a Celtic Cross over the next 60 minutes, every ball will be contested as ferociously as if it were the senior equivalent in Croke Park on Sunday September 23.
There is a gush of expectation and excitement in Galway football circles this week in anticipation of a first county final between Tuam Stars and Corofin for 16 years.
The winter training ban for inter-county footballers and hurlers is officially over, even though some counties did not seem to know it was in place in the first instance; and the first bit of competitive action of 2011 in Connacht kicks off this weekend with the start of the FBD league.
Seán Óg De Paor and Martin McNamara were unveiled as Tomas Ó Flatharta’s new selectors at the weekend.
Twelve years ago in February 1998 Corofin footballers travelled up to Donegal as underdogs to take on Joe Brolly and Dungiven in the All-Ireland club semi-final.
Last Sunday was also a highly successful one for city footballers at an underage level as Salthill deservedly defeated Corofin in the county u-16 final played at Pearse Stadium.
Galway senior county champions Corofin will be favourites to see off Castlerea in the Connacht club championship semi-final in Hyde Park on Sunday at 2.30pm.
The Heart of Galway are back in the final after a narrow one-point victory (1-08 to 1-07) over reigning champions Hanley Eng of Roscommon in the Connacht interfirms senior championship semi-final at Tarmonbarry.They now meet the winners of the second semi-final between County Council (Sligo) and Allergan (Mayo).
Corofin’s manager this season, Ger Keane, has been involved with Corofin football in different capacities for the past 30 years or more.