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Castlebar Mitchels v Corofin

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This one should be a cracker at Tuam Stadium on November 26th. Can Corofin avenge their 2015 defeat on the same stage and surpass Clan na nGael as the most successful club in Connacht or will Castlebar pick up their fifth title in the competition? We'll use this thread to discuss the big clash out west.

Administrator (None) - 16/11/2017 10:29:24    2062624

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I expect Corofin to shade a tight battle. Castlebar have been poor in early stages but improving with every game, however I think Corofin will be too strong for them. That said neither team is a s strong as they were 2/3 years ago and I don't expect any All Ireland to come west regardless of who is successful on the 26th

imonmyway (Mayo) - 16/11/2017 11:31:32    2062634

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I have not seen the Feeney brothers names on the Castlebar team sheet this year. Are they retired, injured, emigrated?. Two lads that would strengthen any club team.

HEREBENJI (Donegal) - 16/11/2017 20:21:46    2062752

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Corofin avenged for their 2015 defeat last year by beating Castlebar in MacHale park. That game finished 0-11 on 60 mins before Corofin prevailed in extra time, i would expect a similar low scoring encounter here. Worrying for the favourites Corofin is the fact they could easily have been beaten by a Brigids side in transition in normal time last Sunday and Castlebar have a better defence and midfield than Brigids currently have.

ispeakwisdom (Roscommon) - 16/11/2017 20:51:18    2062762

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Replying To ispeakwisdom:  "Corofin avenged for their 2015 defeat last year by beating Castlebar in MacHale park. That game finished 0-11 on 60 mins before Corofin prevailed in extra time, i would expect a similar low scoring encounter here. Worrying for the favourites Corofin is the fact they could easily have been beaten by a Brigids side in transition in normal time last Sunday and Castlebar have a better defence and midfield than Brigids currently have."
The ref was very kind to Brigid's now at times.There won't be much in the corofin v castlebar game.

bud14 (Galway) - 16/11/2017 21:21:31    2062770

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Is it on TG4? Or anywhere else?

The_Fridge (Tyrone) - 16/11/2017 21:31:39    2062773

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Replying To The_Fridge:  "Is it on TG4? Or anywhere else?"
I'm sure it will be on TG4, either live or deferred.

Difficult to know how good Castlebar are at the moment. They won the Mayo championship in a workman like fashion and struggled at times against the Leitrim and Sligo champs. Would fancy Corofin to edge it in the end.

MayoDan (Mayo) - 16/11/2017 22:50:50    2062787

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Replying To HEREBENJI:  "I have not seen the Feeney brothers names on the Castlebar team sheet this year. Are they retired, injured, emigrated?. Two lads that would strengthen any club team."
Both playing on Castlebars intermediate team

reffingmad (Roscommon) - 16/11/2017 23:40:04    2062796

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Replying To ispeakwisdom: "Corofin avenged for their 2015 defeat last year by beating Castlebar in MacHale park. That game finished 0-11 on 60 mins before Corofin prevailed in extra time, i would expect a similar low scoring encounter here. Worrying for the favourites Corofin is the fact they could easily have been beaten by a Brigids side in transition in normal time last Sunday and Castlebar have a better defence and midfield than Brigids currently have."

The ref was very kind to Brigid's now at times.There won't be much in the corofin v castlebar game.

bud14 (Galway) - 16/11/2017 21:21:31 2062770

I would be with my county man ISW on this one bud. We didnt expect anything out of this game, are in transition as ISW said ( and we will be back ) and tbh the ref drove us mad as well and we thought we got nothing out of him. Maybe Corofin were a bit complacent against Brigids but will definitely need to lift it substantially against Mitchells.

facethepuckout (Roscommon) - 18/11/2017 00:15:28    2062940

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Corofin by a point or two.

Trump2020 (Galway) - 22/11/2017 03:09:32    2063236

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There's been very little between these two teams over the last few years. Along with Brigid's, they've completely dominated Connacht club football over the last decade.
I'd expect Sunday to be just as tight. Corofin have struggled at midfield against Castlebar, and were clever with their kickouts last year. Barry Moran is a serious force, especially at club level.
It should be close to as a high a standard as you'll get in club football, so I'll definitely take a spin in.

WanPintWin (Galway) - 22/11/2017 13:11:34    2063264

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The game hasn't started yet but I just want to point out that Marty Duffy is the ref. That's all I'm saying.

clondalkindub (Dublin) - 26/11/2017 13:59:47    2063581

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Can anyone tell me why did the Tuam Stadium stewards stop the Castlebar Mitchells team from entering the field through the main gate at the pitch, telling them they had to jump the wall beside the gate?? A minute later they open the gates for the Corofin panel. Seems ridiculous and very bad sportmanship from the galway lads.

galwayfan (None) - 26/11/2017 13:59:50    2063582

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Great comeback from Castlebar to force extra time. I hope they go on and win it now.

Corofin got exactly what they deserved imo. They showed no ambition in the last 15 mins and tried to just play out the time when they went 5 up.

MesAmis (Dublin) - 26/11/2017 15:30:17    2063589

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To be fair to Corofin they came out to play in extra time and showed they were the better side but it never should have gotten to that. They should won the game in normal time.

MesAmis (Dublin) - 26/11/2017 16:04:37    2063599

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Replying To MesAmis:  "To be fair to Corofin they came out to play in extra time and showed they were the better side but it never should have gotten to that. They should won the game in normal time."
I agree with you. Never should have gotten to extra time. Corofin need to play SMARTER football as they might not get away with it next time.

Trump2020 (Galway) - 26/11/2017 16:32:32    2063607

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Corofin were the better team. Castlebar kicked a lot of crazy wides but so did Corofin. Both teams have slipped back in my opinion.

yew_tree (Mayo) - 26/11/2017 17:01:26    2063613

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Replying To yew_tree:  "Corofin were the better team. Castlebar kicked a lot of crazy wides but so did Corofin. Both teams have slipped back in my opinion."
Well done Corofin, work ment I had to listen on the Radio once again a shocking performances from Galway Bay FM Ollie Turner . He dose not follow the game and is full of doom and gloom.

heartbroken (Galway) - 26/11/2017 20:10:31    2063653

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Corofin did make heavy weather of it, and took some very poor options, when they could have killed off the game earlier. They did a lot better around midfield than in previous encounters with Castlebar and dominated possession. The pitch looked in poor condition, but then most are at this time of the year. Credit to both teams for trying to play positive football most of the time. Ian Burke although he didn't score, caused plenty problems and won a lot of ball. Sice had one of his better games that I've seen for quite a while. It's a wide open championship from here.

WanPintWin (Galway) - 26/11/2017 20:59:46    2063669

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Corofin's great use of their strong squad saw them over the line again. The likes of Daithi Burke, Justin Burke and Dylan McHugh are worthy starters. Liam Silke is developing into a top player. He could play anywhere and Micheal Lundy played brilliantly just 10 days after an appendix operation.

Toney (Meath) - 26/11/2017 21:09:40    2063672

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