Memories of last December's dramatic AIB Leinster Club Senior Football Championship final will loom large in the minds of both teams when the take the field for Saturday’s All-Ireland semi-final.

Moorefield came from six points down with just a minute left in normal time in the provincial decider to beat St Loman’s of Westmeath by a point in a remarkable game.

According to the players of the Kildare champions this has instilled unshakable self-belief in the team.

Their opponents, Galway’s Corofin, are aware of the lift this sort of performance and win can give a side too and even though they are hot favourites they’ll be approaching this weekend’s game with caution.

"Probably everybody that day believed we were dead and buried coming into he last ten minutes," said Moorefield’s James Murray, speaking to RTÉ Sport.

"But if you go back to our first game in Kildare, against Confey, we were three or four points down coming into the last five minutes and we dug our way out of that.

"It was probably the same in the county final last year when we had 13 men for most of the second half - we battled our way through it. So we knew well in the backs of our minds that we were well able to claw it back in the end.

"It comes down to the management, who instil great belief in us. The belief is there that we’re going to do it on Saturday."

Corofin's Michael Lundy

Corofin are the more experienced of the two sides at this level, having won the All-Ireland in 2015, adding to the club’s 1998 St Patrick’s Day triumph at Croke Park.

They are five in-a-row Galway champions and before Christmas they put together back-to-back Connacht championship titles.

Michael Lundy knows about the threat that Moorefield pose, but says that the Tribesmen know how to win tough games too.

"They looked dead and buried in the Leinster final and credit to them for coming back," he said.

"We know, luckily, ourselves that we have been through two sterling tests and we’re probably going to have to go the distance against Moorfield because they never lie down.

"It’ll be a gruelling affair and the pitches aren’t in great nick because it’s February, but we’d take a one-point win after extra-time rather than fancy football - we’ll take any win at this stage."

The sides meet in Tullamore on Saturday with a 2.0pm throw-in.

The second semi-final has been delayed by a week to give Ulster double champions Slaughtneil extra time to recover from their All-Ireland hurling semi-final defeat to Na Piarsaigh last week where they will meet Nemo Rangers of Cork.