Man of the match Ronan finds faults despite big win

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A key to Corofin’s dominance in last Sunday’s Connacht Championship semi-final was their strength in midfield, illustrated perfectly by midfielder Ronan Steede who scored 0-3 during a performance that saw him named man of the match.

A key to Corofin’s dominance in last Sunday’s Connacht Championship semi-final was their strength in midfield, illustrated perfectly by midfielder Ronan Steede who scored 0-3 during a performance that saw him named man of the match.

While happy with the win, Ronan insisted Corofin were not happy with how the game was unfolding when they sat down at half time despite leading 0-11 to 0-3.

“In the first half Aughawillan came at us and they scared us, they are a big physical team. At half time we weren’t happy with our performance and (manager) Stephen Rochford wasn’t happy with us.”

Emphasising that point he said, “I wasn’t happy, we missed a good few chances, the keeper made a great save from Dylan Wall, we hit the post, I think Martin Farragher had three wides and Aughawillan really tested us.

“Aughawillan, fair play to them took their chances in the first half but thankfully at the end of the day we won.”

Looking to the final Ronan said, “It’s a big ask but we’ll give it our all and see how things go.”