Corofin’s Michael Lundy was overjoyed to pick up back-to-back county titles after the Galway player scored two goals in his side’s resounding 5-12 to 0-09 win over St Michael’s at St Jarlath's Park in Tuam.
Speaking to RTÉ Sport after Corofin registered their 16th Galway title, Lundy said: “I’m delighted as an individual to get the two goals, but also as a group it’s great to win a title but especially back-to-back ones.
“For a lot of us it’s our first back-to-back. We’ve struggled in the past on second years after winning the county final as we seem to have a hangover and don’t seem to win it back-to-back, but I’m delighted now to win two-in-a-row.”
Corofin, the 1998 All-Ireland club champions, came into the final against St Michael's as overwhelming favourites and were reigning county champions; however, Lundy said he and his team-mates did not feel any weight of expectation on their shoulders.
“All year we’ve been overwhelming favourites in games but that’s the bookies" - Michael Lundy
“It wasn’t that difficult because we tried not to focus on it too much,” said Lundy.
“All year we’ve been overwhelming favourites in games but that’s the bookies, I think they’re setting us up for a fall more than anything.
“We’ll focus on our own game and luckily enough it worked out that we were favourites and we came out on top.
“It was great to win a medal and in a couple of weeks we’ll look forward to a Connacht semi-final. We’ll enjoy today and next week we’ll knuckle down for a Connacht championship hopefully.”