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‘We have forged a bond’ – Cahill

Every club team left standing in competitions across the land has battled a hectic fixture list but few if any will have dealt with the congestion that Corofin have. A dual club who will now see their flagship sides both operate in the top tier next year have had to work extremely hard to enjoy that right. Such a demanding run of games in both codes can fatigue a team, but it can also empower an outfit when they accomplish their goal. With Corofin’s footballers coming through a relegation final win over Clondegad, the focus is on the small ball code as the North Clare club enter a Munster Intermediate Hurling final with Castlelyons, Saturday at the Gaelic Grounds (throw in 6pm). Corofin manager Joe Cahill feels the dual status of the club has helped forge a bond within this group of players: “The club has been a while doing both codes together, so it is not new. We have …

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Corofin to strike a blow

Munster Intermediate Club Hurling Championship Final Corofin v Castlelyons (Cork) at TUS Gaelic Grounds Limerick, Saturday 6pm (Conor Doyle, Tipperary) Corofin will be determined to make it third time lucky for both themselves and the county when taking to the field in Limerick on Saturday evening. While it’s a first ever Munster Intermediate Club Hurling decider for the famed North Clare dual club, they have experienced the occasion twice before in football, the latest only being two years ago against Kerry’s Na Gaeil in Mallow. So with half that team expected to line out on Saturday evening, it’s an experience that simply has to stand to them. At least the playing field is level as while Kerry representatives have dominated the provincial intermediate and junior football championships with a whopping 33 Munster titles out of 40, the hurling equivalents are much more attainable as evidenced by Monaleen’s surge to provincial and All-Ireland honours last year, having only edged out Doora/Barefield …

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‘Run to Munster Final has shortened winter’- Matt Shannon

Corofin native Matt Shannon feels his side have brought the Christmas cheer to the area as the club’s Intermediate hurlers prepare for a tilt at Munster glory. Shannon, who is a member of the Corofin backroom team, knows his side face a tricky assignment against Cork outfit Castlelyons. However, he is clearly enjoying the journey as Corofin aim to become the first side from the county to secure provincial Intermediate honours since 2015. “The mood could not be much better. When you are winning especially at this time of year it is great. The whole parish gets a lift. It is hard to believe we are heading into December. The run to this Munster final has really shortened the winter.” “It is great for everyone. There is a really good mood in the parish. We have given the supporters something to help them keep busy and shorten the winter. They love sport in Corofin. For me seeing the kids out …

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