Corofin, County Galway
|Elevation||45 m (148 ft)|
|Time zone||WET (UTC+0)|
|• Summer (DST)||IST (WEST) (UTC-1)|
|Irish Grid Reference||M424434|
Corofin Castle is approximately 700 years old although is partly in ruins.
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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