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Nemo Rangers and Corofin to face off on St Patrick’s Day

Nemo Rangers will play Corofin in the 2018 All-Ireland Club Championship final on the 17th of March after they overcame Slaughtneil at O’Moore Park in County Laois. Corofin booked their place in the showpiece event by edging Moorefield 1-06 to 0-06 in a tight game in Tullamore.

Corofin showed great determination to fight back after Martin Farragher was harshly sent off after just 76 seconds. Liam Silke scored the crucial goal with one minute left on the clock to send the club from Galway through.

Even though Corofin played most of the match with just 14 players they deserved their victory. Both teams struggled to create many chances on a soft pitch which cut up more and more as the game went on. However, Corofin were the better team and Silke’s late goal was a fair reward for their dominance.

Nemo were pushed all the way to extra time against Slaughtneil before they finally managed to cut loose. Nemo scored seven unanswered points in the first period of extra time and Luke Connolly scored his second goal right at the death to wrap up a 2-19 to 1-14 win for the Cork team.

If Nemo Rangers are to end their 15 year wait for an All-Ireland Club Championship they will need to be more clinical in front of goal. Despite playing eye catching, free flowing football they missed a series of chances in the first half which left them trailing at the break.  

Nemo’s attacking play can be great to watch but if they are wasteful with their chances on St Patrick’s Day they will struggle against a formidable Corofin outfit.

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