Thursday 22 February 2018

Corofin outlast Castlebar in extra time classic to set up Connacht final with St Brigid's

Corofin will face St Brigid's in the Connacht SFC final after overcoming Castlebar Mitchels 0-17 to 0-14 in an riveting extra time encounter at MacHale Park.

The two sides ended normal time with 0-11 points apiece, but the Galway champions came out on top in extra time and won by three points, with scores from Michael Lundy and Gary Sice proving crucial in the additional period.

It was sweet revenge for Corofin after Castlebar's five-point victory in last year's provincial final.

Roscommon champions St Brigid's await Corofin in the decider after dismantling Aughawillan this afternoon.

Brigid's raced into an early lead, with Darren Dolan making it 1-3 to no score with a fifth minute goal from play, and Senan Kilbride notching two points.

Aughawillan never recovered from their slow start, with Morgan Williams only registering their first point after 11 minutes.

Brigid's led the Leitrim champions by 1-13 to 0-4 at half time, and Brian Stack added a late goal to secure a comfortable 2-18 to 1-07 win, with Stephen Gilheany finding the net for Aughawillan.

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