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COROFIN'S Gary Sice admitted they "got out of jail" after clinging on for a draw in normal time.

Corofin conceded five points without reply as Castlebar drew level in injury time but they regrouped with Sice restoring their lead early on in extra time and they never looked back.

The Galway star explained: "We were a little bit deflated but we were here before two weeks ago, we'd been here before against Castlebar because last year down there it went to extra time as well.

"We got out of jail and we ended up driving on. We got out of jail in normal time definitely.

"They were really pushing us but I thought we were fantastic in extra time. Our lads that came on, Kevin Murphy was exemplary.

"Justin Burke came on, Barry O'Donovan, Ciaran Brady were all fantastic when they came in and that's what you need at this level. These guys all produced and it was fantastic to see."

Sice also won a penalty in the first half of extra time which should have settled it only for Justin Burke's spot kick to be saved by Rory Byrne, with Castlebar quickly paring the deficit back to two points again.

"You are playing against one of the top four in the country in my opinion. They will always come at you."


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Title Annotation:Sport
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Nov 27, 2017
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