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Old 03-01-2018, 08:00 PM
shez1987 shez1987 is offline
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Originally Posted by Twiceasnice97 View Post
he was solid in a good team
looked good in a poor team and utterly peripheral when he came back medal chasing in the 2000s.

Cork would have won what they won without him from 03 on in my view.
Ask Noel Hickey how utterly peripheral Corcoran was in the 2004 All Ireland Final, when Hickey was moved off him into the corner after getting beat up a stick.

Cork wouldn't have beaten Waterford in 2005 without Corcoran. On a day when the other Cork forwards struggled, Brian took over that particular game near the end. His experience was key in tight games like that.

Clare yahoos in the stands remember fondly the moment Corcoran was taken off in the All Ireland Semi-Final that year. Four weeks later, he was dissecting the posts against Galway in another All Ireland Final.

If Corcoran was 'solid' as a hurler, then Clare have been solid in the history of hurling for 98 years. Both won three All Irelands. Corcoran has more football medals than Clare though. The joys of been a 'medal chaser' and multi-talented.
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