Kilmihil were drawn against Kilmurry Ibrickane in the preliminary round of the Senior Championship. The game was played at Cusack Park and it turned out to be a very poor contest with both sides guilty of substandard play. This was probably one of the worst Championship displays by a Kilmihil team in years and the Clare Champion was scathing in its report. It ended with a five point victory for Kilmurry Ibrickane.
Final Score: Kilmihil 0-4 Kilmurry Ibrickane 1-6
Team Lineout: Declan O’Halloran, Leonard O’Halloran, Kieran Browne, Dermot Haugh, Thomas Coughlan, Declan O’Shea, Joe Duggan, Gerry Hayes, Shane Mangan, Karl Downes, Brendan Browne, Mark O’Connell, Eamonn Downes, Keith Considine & Timmy Ryan.
Subs: Fergal Duggan for Mark O’Connell, Niall O’Halloran for Karl Downes and Enda O’Halloran for Eamonn Downes.
Geraldine League 2000
Kilmihil met Killimer in the Geraldine League final on 4th November 2000 at Roslevan. Killimer entered this contest as favourites having beaten Kilmihil in an earlier play off and led at half time on a score of 0-4 to 0-2. In the third quarter Killimer edged further ahead, 0-6 to 0-3. However Kilmihil fought back with two points but Killimer replied with two points to leave the score at 0-8 to 0-5. Kilmihil finished strongly to level the score at 8 points each.
Lineout: Danny Mohally, Philip Ryan, Ger Downes, Alan Mc Guane, Ger Cahill, Fergal Killoughery, Peter Downes, Oliver Lernihan (0-1), Gerry Downes (0-1), Damien O’Grady, Brendan Downes, Niall Downes, Nigel Russell, Eoin Downes (0-2) & Declan Downes (0-4).
Carron was the venue for the replay and at full time the sides were still level at 5 points each. There was some controversy over Kilmihil’s equalising score with Killimer arguing that the ball was wide however the match officials were happy that it was a point. In the first period of extra time Kilmihil scored 2 points while Killimer scored 1. At this stage Kilmihil were beginning to get on top and in the second period of extra time Kilmihil scored 4 points while Killimer could only manage one.
The final score was Kilmihil 0-11 Killimer 0-7.
Lineout: Danny Mohally, Ger Cahill Ger Downes, Alan Mc Guane, Peter Downes, Fergal Killoughery, Philip Ryan Oliver Lernihan, Nigel Russell (0-1), Noel Downes, Damien O’Grady, Gerry Downes (0-1), Eamonn Downes (0-3), Brendan Downes (0-2) & Declan Downes (0-4).