AIB All Ireland Senior Club Football Championship Semi-Final


By Cian O'Connell at Cusack Park, Ennis

That this victory was achieved with the minimum of stress and fuss ensures Corofin enter another AIB All Ireland decider accompanied by hope and expectation.

Nemo Rangers battled until the bitter end, but there was never any hint of Corofin panic with the standard bearers demonstrating poise and power in Ennis.

Glimpses of Corofin’s abundant class were evident - Micheal Lundy’s first minute goal set the tone – but this win was about sheer hard graft.

Corofin repeatedly forced turnovers throughout the match and up front the Farragher brothers, Lundy, and Ian Burke were able to summon the grace notes.

At the opposite end of the field Liam Silke and Colin Brady restricted Luke Connolly and Paul Kerrigan. Renowned for their homework and comprehensive approach, Corofin were most certainly primed.

Nemo, scarred by the 2018 AIB All Ireland Club final defeat, knew the importance of delivering a good start so the concession of a goal after 33 seconds was a significant blow.

It was a trademark Corofin move with Martin Farragher’s inviting pass releasing Micheal Lundy, who supplied the finish.

Nemo were under duress with Corofin adding four points courtesy of Jason Leonard (45), Ronan Steede, Martin Farragher, and Gary Sice (free) stretching the advantage to seven by the 18th minute.

There was little wrong with Nemo’s attitude and application with the underdogs remaining spirited as Alan O’Donovan and Conor Horgan struck defiant points.

Still Kieran Molloy fisted over a point on the cusp of half-time ensuring Corofin’s interval cushion was a healthy 1-5 to 0-2.

When the action recommenced Nemo continued to perspire and did clip three of the first five points, but they never seriously cut into Corofin’s lead.

In that spell Connolly did wriggle clear to nail a sweet point from play, but it was merely a brief interruption.

Mike Farragher and Ian Burke responded with two splendid scores and that burst illustrated Corofin’s superiority.

Another trip to Croke Park beckons for Corofin.

Scorers for Corofin: Micheal Lundy 1-1, Ian Burke and Martin Farragher 0-2 each, Kieran Molloy, Ronan Steede, Mike Farragher, Jason Leonard (45) and Gary Sice (f) 0-1 each.

Scorers for Nemo Rangers: Luke Connolly 0-2 (1f), Alan O’Donovan, Ciaran Dalton, Barry O’Driscoll, Kevin O’Donovan, and Conor Horgan 0-1 each.

COROFIN: Bernard Power; Kieran Fitzgerald, Cathal Silke, Liam Silke; Kieran Molloy, Colin Brady, Conor Cunningham; Daithi Burke, Ronan Steede; Mike Farragher, Gary Sice, Jason Leonard; Micheal Lundy, Martin Farragher, Ian Burke.

Subs: Dylan Wall for Lundy (49), Dylan McHugh for Cunningham (57), Gavin Burke for Brady (60), Darragh Silke for Sice (60), Ciaran McGrath for C Silke (60+3), Dylan Canney for Martin Farragher (60+3).

NEMO RANGERS: Micheal Aodh Martin; Kieran Histon, Aidan O’Reilly, Alan Cronin; Jack Horgan, Stephen Cronin, Kevin O’Donovan; Alan O’Donovan, James McDermott; Barry O’Driscoll, Paul Kerrigan, Colin O’Brien; Luke Connolly, Conor Horgan, Mark Cronin.

Subs: Kevin Fulignati for O’Brien (41), Ciaran Dalton for C Horgan (49), R Dalton for M Cronin (53).

REFEREE: Barry Cassidy (Derry).

Corofin WEB 2020

There are still season tickets available for the new GAA Galway football season in 2020.

Everybody who purchases a ticket before January 12th, will be entered into an incredible draw to win a matchday experience for one of Galway’s home games in the Allianz Football League in 2020.

The prize for two Adults and two Children includes

  • Breakfast with the team on the morning of the match
  • Travel on the team bus
  • VIP seats at the game
  • Access to the dressing-room post-match where they will be presented with a signed Galway jersey.

To purchase a season ticket just log onto and enter your details.

The draw for this amazing prize will take place on Sunday morning, January 12th before Galway depart for Castlebar for their opening competitive fixture of 2020 against Mayo in the Connacht League.

Galway played Tipperary and Corofin in challenge games recently as new manager Padraic Joyce and selectors continue their preparations ahead of the new season.

Galways opening league game is on Sunday, January 26th against Monaghan in Pearse Stadium.

For more information please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

(Paul Byrnes, Galway Senior Football Team Media Manager)

Senior CLUB ALL STARS Hurling Team of the Year 2019 Sponsored by McCarthy’s of Kilbeacanty:

1 James Barrett St Thomas

2 Declan Cronin Cappataggle 3 David Collins Liam Mellows 4 Michael Morris Turloughmore

5 Jamie Holland Turloughmore 6 Shane Cooney St Thomas 7 Cathal Burke St Thomas

8 James Regan St Thomas 9 David Burke St Thomas

10 Alan Dolan Cappataggle 11 Darragh Burke St Thomas 12 Jamie Ryan Loughrea

13 Jarlath Mannion Cappataggle 14 Tadhg Haran Liam Mellows 15 Conor Kavanagh Liam Mellows


  • Tadhg Haran picks up his 4th award, while David Collins, Shane Cooney, David Burke and Darragh Burke win their 3rd awards


  • Declan Cronin and Jarlath Mannion pick up their second awards. The remaining 8 players are being honoured for the first time: James Barrett, Michael Morris, Jamie Holland, Cathal Burke, James Regan, Alan Dolan, Jamie Ryan Loughrea & Conor Kavanagh


  • Alan Dolan becomes the 3rd player to receive both senior and intermediate awards after Colm Callanan and Declan Cronin


  • Co Champions St Thomas have 6 representatives, while County Finalists Liam Mellows have 3. One set of brothers selected - Cathal, David and Darragh Burke.


  • There are 5 survivors from last year’s team: David Collins, Shane Cooney, Darragh Burke, Jarlath Mannion & Tadhg Haran

Intermediate CLUB ALL STARS Hurling Team of the Year 2019 Sponsored by McCarthy’s of Kilbeacanty:

1 Paul Dullaghan Turloughmore

2 Cillian O’Hara Killimor 3 Martin Ryan Kilconieron 4 Shane Byrne Kinvara

5 Diarmuid Mullen Turloughmore 6 Paul Uniacke Kilconieron 7 Ultan McGlynn Kilconieron

8 Alan Leech Kinvara 9 Danny Gleeson Moycullen

10 Shane Caulfield Kilconieron11 John Fleming Meelick Eyrecourt 12 Cillian Hurney Turloughmore

13 Cathal Curtin Kinvara14 Conor Whelan Kinvara 15 Niall Kinneen Annaghdown

  • Conor Whelan wins his 5th award; the most for any Intermediate player since the inception of the Awards – this is also the 5th year in a row, he receives an Award. Alan Leech is being honoured for the third time.


  • Martin Ryan, Paul Uniacke, Shane Caulfield, John Fleming and Niall Kinneen are receiving their 2nd awards, while Cillian O' Hara is the 1st Killimor recipient of an award


  • County Finalists Kinvara & Kilconieron each have 4 players on the team


  • 8 First time winners: Paul Dullaghan, Cillian O’Hara, Shane Byrne, Diarmuid Mullen, Ultan McGlynn, Danny Gleeson, Cillian Hurney & Cathal Curtin


  • There are 5 survivors from last year’s team: Martin Ryan, Paul Uniacke, John Fleming, Conor Whelan and Niall Kinneen



  • This is the 7th year of the Awards. The Awards began in 2013. Since then 66 Intermediate players and 68 Senior Club players have been honoured
  • Turloughmore become the first club since the inception of the Club All Stars to have representation on both the Senior & Intermediate teams in the one season
  • Presentation Function in McCarthy’s of Kilbeacanty TBC


It's a ticket all Galway GAA football fans will certainly want to get their hands on for next season. 
The 2020 Season Ticket Plus launched earlier this week gives you the opportunity to attend a huge selection of games as well as access to other big games and removes all the hassle in trying to get tickets throughout the season. 
The golden ticket costs just €200 for the year which is significantly lower and exceptionally good value compared to what it would cost you to attend every game throughout the year. To start, you get tickets to all of Galway's Allianz League games including 
the play-offs and finals. "With four big matches at home in division one including games against Mayo and All-Ireland champions Dublin having your season ticket plus will be hugely beneficial with a stand ticket guaranteed for all four", Kevin Clancy, Football Chairperson, Galway Co. Board. Galway also play Monaghan and Tyrone at home with big games away to Kerry, Donegal and Meath. 
The season ticket plus also gets you into all Galway club matches in 2020 including the All-Ireland Finals at Croke Park in January. As well as all that you get a ticket to the Connacht semi-final should Galway see off New York in early May and access to buy stand ticket for all of Galway's other championship games. You'll also have access to buying a ticket for the All-Ireland Senior Football Final if Galway qualify. "Its incredible value for an entire season of football. I hope every Galway GAA fan will join us on our journey", Padraic Joyce, Galway Senior Football Manager. 
"I love the idea of the season ticket plus as it removes all the worry and all that hassle in people trying to get tickets for matches every year. It's the perfect Christmas gift for all Galway GAA fans", Paul Conroy, Galway Senior Footballer. 
As well as all that there's an incredible prize to be won. When you purchase a season ticket plus you will automatically be entered into a draw for a truly amazing prize. It's a matchday experience like none other for two adults and two children. This wonderful prize includes attending a private training session with the team in advance of a game. You'll also get the opportunity to enjoy breakfast with the team on the day of the match, travel on the team bus and get 4 VIP tickets for the match itself. The prize also includes a visit to the Galway dressing-room after the match and a jersey signed by the senior football team. 
The Galway GAA Football Season Ticket Plus is now on sale at 
Click to Watch the launch video:


For more information please contact Paul Byrnes, Galway Senior Football Media Manager @ This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / 087 2500051
[Photographs attached by Iain McDonald]

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