Wednesday, December 29, 2021

Former Ballintubber and Tourlestrane manager Kevin Johnson has taken over the reins at Corofin.

The Sligo native has already built up an impressive CV capturing two Mayo SFC titles in a row with Ballintubber in 2018 and ’19, but he left the role in late 2020.

In 2021, Johnson took over Tourlestrane and won a Sligo SFC. The club also won their first Connacht SFC match in over a decade when they defeated St. Kiernan’s of London. However, the Sligo champions lost out to Knockmore in the semi-final 0-10 to 0-8.

Corofin announced the news on Monday morning.

Johnson takes over from Kevin O’Brien, who stepped down in October after an unprecedented level of success with his native club. O’Brien’s tenure saw Corofin win 51 out of 56 championship matches, and their semi-final defeat to Mountbellew-Moylough in the 2020 Galway SFC semi-final brought an end to a 49-game unbeaten run. They also won seven Galway SFC titles, four Connacht SFC and three All-Ireland SFC titles in a row.

A hard act to follow for Johnson, but he has brought silverware where ever he has gone so far.

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