There has been plenty of uncertainty and upheaval in Galway GAA in recent months, but when it comes to Corofin some things never change. They needed a replay for the second year in a row, but for the first time in their history Corofin won their seventh county senior title in a row.
St Thomas have won all three county finals they have played in — having only made it to their first decider in 2012 — and they will go into a repeat of last year’s Galway SHC showdown against Liam Mellows as favourites in two weeks’time to retain the title for the first time.
An 82nd-minute penalty from Chris O’Leary gave UCC a dramatic win over DCU in a tense Fitzgibbon semi-final tonight. Tom Kingston’s side held on, despite a late, late penalty appeal from their opponents, to celebrate a first final appearance in six years.
A storming first-half helped UCC secure a home quarter-final in the Fitzgibbon Cup, following their seven-point victory over NUIG at the 4G pitch in Páirc Uí Chaoimh yesterday afternoon. Unbeaten after three games, they topped Group A.
Corofin’s five-year reign as Galway SFC champions looked to have ended yesterday, but captain Micheál Lundy rescued them with an equaliser in the fourth minute of added time to force a replay and deny a determined Mountbellew/Moylough at Pearse Stadium.
A magnificent try by out-half Alexander Wood two minutes into the second half proved the inspiration for St Munchin’s as they bridged a 20-year gap when beating holders CBC in a gripping Clayton Hotels Munster Schools Junior Cup final at Thomond Park yesterday.
A magnificent try after a dazzling 45 metre run by out-half Alexander Wood, a son of former Ireland captain Keith, proved the match winner for St Munchins when they defeated the holders CBC in an outstanding final at Thomond Park this afternoon.
In the end it was a bridge too far for Bandon Grammar School, but they still made advancing to another Clayton Hotels Munster Schools Junior Cup final a difficult process for specialists Christian Brothers College Cork at Temple Hill yesterday.