Saint Brigids lose out after extra time in thrilling semi-final

Galway winners Corofin are into the Connacht Senior club final after defeating Roscommon champions Saint Brigids in the semi final in Tuam this afternoon after extra–time. They won out by 2-15 to 1-14  A David Burke goal in extratime helping them over the line.

Saitn Brigids were ahead by 0-05 to 0-02 after 20 minutes but a Martin Farragher goal helped the Galway side were 1-05 to 0-06 in command at the interval.

They had a five point lead when Cathal McHugh goaled to bring Frankie Dolan back into the game.two Senan Kilbride frees then brought the game into extratime at 1-12 apiece. Corofin led by 1 point at half time in extra time but Corofin got the better of the final ten minutes to set up a place in the final in two weeks time against Castlebar Mitchels.


After the game the Saint Brigids manager Frankie Dolan spoke with Willie Hegarty

Brigid’s: Senan Kilbride 0-7 (6fs), Cathal McHugh 1-3 (2fs), Padraig Kelly 0-3, Shane Mannion 0-1 (45).

St. Brigid’s: Shane Mannion; Darragh Sheehy, Peter Domican, Niall McInerney; Ronan Stack, Ian Kilbride, Johnny Murray; Garvan Dolan, Eddie Nolan; Conor Murray, Darren Dolan, Padraig Kelly; Cathal McHugh, Senan Kilbride, Brian Stack. Subs: Darragh Donnelly for Conor Murray (37), David Cunniffe for Darren Dolan (41), Eoin Sheehy for Eddie Nolan (50), Jack McDonnell for Cathal McHugh (58), Cathal McHugh for Jack McDonnell (70), Eddie Nolan for Padraig Kelly (75).
Danny Kirby found the net as Mayo’s Castlebar Mitchels beat Tourlestrane of Sligo by 1-13 to 0-09  at MacHale Park.