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Corofin celebrate back-to-back All Ireland titles

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Six county titles, four Connacht titles and three All Ireland titles in the last six years. Understandable then, that on Sunday evening after they had lifted the All Ireland Senior Club Football crown for a second year in succession, media analyst Joe Brolly stated Corofin were "the perfect Gaelic football team" and "the best club team I’ve seen".

Championship debutants under Kevin Walsh

2018: Sean Kelly, Seán Andy Ó Ceallaigh, Ciarán Duggan, Barry McHugh

98’s — Under-16 Street League champions, 1968

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In 1893, a Bohermore hurling club was affiliated to the County Board. There was a strong nationalist tradition in the area and so the club evolved into Bohermore 98’s in honour of the centenary of the 1798 rebellion. The guiding lights of the club were Jim Tonery, Paddy ‘Ham’ Ruffle, and John Crowe. The club forfeited a County Championship in 1903 when one of their players was sent off. The team protested at the injustice of the decision and walked off the pitch. Their clubhouse was in Bohermore on a site that was later occupied by “Monto’s Shop” and is today covered with townhouses.

Club v county, I have seen it from both sides

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The age-old debate of club versus county seems to raise its ugly head year after year. For a county like ours with such a prominent senior football team that has been in so many All Ireland finals of late it seems we still cannot get the balance right between club and county. The same problem occurred again this year with a fixture pile up as our county champions and genuine All Ireland contenders Castlebar Mitchels had to play six games, six weeks in a row, eventually losing to now Connacht champions Corofin in extra time having run out of gas during that period of extra time. Some may be wondering what about Westport? They had the same conundrum. They even had to replay a county semifinal against Shrule/Glencorrib mid-week such was the backlog of games. However, Westport were not on the go for a continuous 18 months as the Mitchels were, and Westport had plenty in the tank at the final whistle of all their games.

Wasted chances see Brigid’s crushed in devastating style

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St Brigid’s Connacht Championship adventure ended with a comprehensive provincial final defeat, 2-13 to 0-4, against a classy Corofin outfit at Carrick-on-Shannon on Sunday (November 27).


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