Tough semi to benefit Corofin

February 22, 2019

Corofin manager Kevin O'Brien. ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson.

The tough All-Ireland club SFC semi-final will bring on Corofin leaps and bounds according to their manager Kevin O’Brien.

Having been out of competitive action for a number of weeks, the reigning All-Ireland club champions were wary of the challenge provided by Donegal and Ulster champions Gaoth Dobhair.

As expected, they were given a tough game by the Donegal men, before coming through and O’Brien told the Connacht Tribune that it was ideal preparation for the All-Ireland final on St Patrick’s Day.

“This was an All-Ireland semi-final against the Ulster champions and what do you expect apart from hard graft and a hard game,” said O’Brien.

“We have been a while out of action and it is a long time since our last game in November and no matter how much training you do over the winter, championship football is entirely different but this performance will bring us on a lot.

“It is every club player’s dream to be in an All-Ireland final. I remember watching it in 1998 and was hoping to get there once not to mind three times.

“But there is no point if we don’t capatilise on it and drive on to make it count.”

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