Clare Champion report – 4th June 1949.
“At Cooraclare, Kilmihil beat Killimer in Junior B Football by 1-5 to 0-1. It was a well fought match, with strenuous, if not brilliant play on both sides. “
Team lineout: Michael Kelly, Donal Kelly, John Carmody, Michael Collins, Paddy Collins, Michael Daly, Patrick Daly, Michael O’Freaghaile, Michael Eustace, Tadgh Honan, Joseph Mac Aodhagain, Michael O’Cruadhlich, Tom Normoyle, Paddy Cotter & Martin Cotter.
In July 1949, Kilmihil played Lissycasey at Cooraclare. The final score was:-
Kilmihil 1-4 Lissycasey 2-1
The replay was fixed for Cooraclare on 14th August, and Kilmihil won. However Lissycasey lodged an objection to the constitution of the Kilmihil team. Kilmihil brought a counter objection and in an effort to get over their difficulties, both teams agreed to a replay.
Kilmihil and Lissycasey were now meeting for the third time, and this added to the excitement and tension for both teams. Kilmihil were again victorious and thus qualified for the Junior Final. The Final however was not played until 8th April 1950 when Kilmihil defeated Ballyket.