Galway SFC final: Four in-a-row for classy Corofin

October 23, 2016

Salthill-Knocknacarra's Sean Armstrong with Liam Silke of Corofin.
©INPHO/Tommy Grealy.

It was business as usual for Corofin in Pearse Stadium today as they overcame Salthill-Knocknacarra to capture their fourth consecutive Galway SFC title.

With Jason Leonard in fine scoring form, Kevin O'Brien's charges finished with five points to spare - 0-16 to 0-11 - over their opponents.

The left half-forward finished with nine points (four frees) to his name while Michael Farragher, Ian Burke and Micheal Lundy contributed two points apiece to their winning tally.

Sean Armstrong and Robert Finnerty scored 0-6 and 0-4 respectively for the Salthill side.

The 2015 All-Ireland Club champions enjoyed an 0-11 to 0-5 cushion at the halfway stage while Salthill-Knocknacarra's woes were compounded when substitute Peter Killeen was dismissed late on.

Corofin - B Power; C Cunningham, L Silke, C Silke; K Fitzgerald, C McGrath, K Molloy (0-1); D Burke, R Steede; B O'Donovan, D Wall, J Leonard (0-9, 4f); M Lundy (0-2), Michael Farragher (0-2), I Burke (0-2). Subs: A Burke for B O'Donovan, C Brady for D Wall, K Murphy for J Leonard, D Canney for M Lundy, C Brady for K Fitzgerald.

Salthill-Knocknacarra - E Duffy; E Wynne, F Hanley, C Halloran; R McTiernan, W Finnerty, G Duffy; C Healy, B Kelly; J Maher, R Butler, T Haran (0-1f); R Finnerty (0-4, 3f), M MacDonnacha, S Armstrong (0-6, 2f). Subs: G Cox for R Butler, J Killeen for W Finnerty, P Killeen for J Maher, S Kelly for M MacDonnacha.

Referee - T O Fatharta.

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