Yes, its true, 60 minutes of football is a long time and not is all what it seems to be. For so long Mountbellew controled this final in the adverse conditions in Tuam Stadium where a sizable attendance witnessed a fascinating climax to the County final replay.
In what was a dream start for the Black and Yellow of Mountbellew who raced into a 1-2 to no score lead after 12 minutes but it was always on the back of ones mind that Corofin would respond, which they did, but kept it late in the process! The game started an a faster pace then the 1st game with Mountbellew clearly settling the quickest. From then on Mountbellew registered 1 point in the 1st half while Corofin put 3 on the board to leave 3 points in it at half time in a rain drenched Tuam stadium. Corofin started the second period the better with substitute and Galway minor Captain for this year Ronan Steede getting the 1st score of the half, with the inspirational Comer getting the other score. Mountbellew responed in some style however with a scores from Eoin Wall and Joe Bergin leaving the margin to 3 again. Mountbellew where not to score again and just a few minutes from the end wing forward Alan Burke got the leveler and from there on Corofin registered 3 more points to make sure the Frank Fox Cup was coming up the Tuam Road once again.
Alot was to be noted from the match, I will back my statement that Alan Burke should be back in the panel, Comer also deserves his chance and Greg Higgins from Corofin also is worth a try in the midfield area. A heroic effort from Cathal Kenny saw him yield 1-2 with his 2 points coming from frees, Joe Bergin as always was prominent and proved his worth to Joe Kernan. One thing that when looking back, the Mountbellew forward line where small but made up for it in pace and taking scoring chances when they came their way, however they made some bad decisions at times, as did both teams during the course of the match. Experience showed in the end and Corofin now look forward to a Connacht Semi Final, a fortnight from now.