In the first round of the Senior Championship Kilmihil defeated Corofin.
They met Cooraclare in the quarter-final on 7th August 1988 at Doonbeg and recorded a two point win on the score of 1-6 to 0-7.
Scorers: Andrew Johnston 1-1, Leonard Collins 0-2, Thomas Egan, Michael Keating & Brendan Browne 0-1 each.
Team: Declan O’Halloran, Stan Lineen, Alan Daly, Pat Pender, John Hayes, Pat Garry, Michael Egan, Michael Keating, John Dalton, Noel Normoyle, Brendan Browne, Colm Collins, Michael Lineen, Thomas Egan & Leonard Collins.
Subs. Andrew Johnston for Michael Lineen, Gerry Downes for Colm Collins & Michael Garvey for John Dalton.
In the Senior Championship semi-final Kilmihil met Kilfenora/Ballyvaughan at Cusack Park on 28th August. Poor weather conditions and a greasy pitch militated against good football on the day and although Kilmihil dominated the play this was not reflected on the scoreboard.
Kilmihil has 14 wides in total, 11 in the second half.
Final score: Kilmihil 1-5 Kilfenora/Ballyvaughan 0-5.
Scorers: Stan Lineen 1-0 (penalty), Thomas Egan 0-3, Leonard Collins (45) and Brendan Browne 0-1 each.
Team: Declan O’Halloran, Stan Lineen, Alan Daly, Pat Pender, John Hayes, Pat Garry, Gerry Downes, Michael Keating, John Dalton, Michael Lineen, Brendan Browne, Noel Normoyle, Andrew Johnston Thomas Egan & Leonard Collins.
Subs. Pat Quinlivan for John Dalton, James Pender for Andrew Johnston.
The County Final was played at Cusack Park on Sunday 25th September 1988 and once again Kilmihil’s opponents were Doonbeg. Kilmihil dominated the play in the first half but poor shooting resulted in 8 wides, Leonard Collins scored from a free and Michael Lineen scored a point from play just before half time. Doonbeg on the other hand made use of the little possession that came their way and at half time the score was 0-2 to 0-1. Kilmihil continued to hold a slender lead until half way through the second half when Doonbeg scored the only goal of the game and this proved to be the killer blow.
Final Score: Kilmihil 0-6 Doonbeg 1-5
Scorers: Leonard Collins 0-3 (frees), Michael Lineen, Brendan Browne & Thomas Egan 0-1 each.
Team: Declan O’Halloran, Stan Lineen, Alan Daly, Pat Pender, John Hayes, Pat Garry (Capt.), Gerry Downes, Michael Keating, Michael Garvey, Noel Normoyle, Brendan Browne, Andrew Johnston, Leonard Collins, Thomas Egan & Michael Lineen.
Subs. Colm Collins for Andrew Johnston, James Pender for Leonard Collins.