Corofin, County Galway

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Corofin may also refer to Corofin, County Clare
Corofin
Cora Finne
Town
Corofin is located in Ireland
Corofin
Corofin
Location in Ireland
Coordinates: 53°25′00″N 8°52′48″W / 53.4167°N 8.88°W / 53.4167; -8.88Coordinates: 53°25′00″N 8°52′48″W / 53.4167°N 8.88°W / 53.4167; -8.88
Country Ireland
Province Connacht
County County Galway
Elevation 45 m (148 ft)
Population (2006)
 • Urban 997
 • Rural 288
Time zone WET (UTC+0)
 • Summer (DST) IST (WEST) (UTC-1)
Irish Grid Reference M424434

Corofin (Irish: Cora Finne)[1] is a village and parish in County Galway, Ireland, situated on the N17 road between Galway city and Tuam.

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Corofin Castle is approximately 700 years old although is partly in ruins.

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The local Gaelic football club, Corofin GAC, were All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship winners in 1998. They have won 14 Galway Senior Football Championship titles from 1932, 1946, 1977, 1991, 1993, 1995, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2002, 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2011. Their team of the 1990s was the most successful, winning the county title five times and the All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship. This was followed by five more wins during the 2000s (decade). They have gone on to win the Connacht Senior Football Championship on four occasions; 1991, 1995, 1997 (which lead to the 1998 All Ireland title) and 2008.

A Corofin native, Bishop Patrick Duggan of Clonfert, declined the honour of being the first patron of the GAA, giving the honour to the younger man, Archbishop Thomas Croke of Cashel.

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