Kilmihil got off to a good start with a two point victory over Ballyvaughan in a low scoring game which finished 6 points to 4.
This was followed by a comprehensive victory over Cratloe on the score of 2-9 to 0-7.
The third round was against Clondegad and Kilmihil were expected to win this contest. Poor weather conditions hampered play but Clondegad coped better, were more committed and in a low scoring contest they won 0-6 to 0-3. This loss shattered the self belief of the team and when they met Cratloe in a play-off they lost by two points.
Final Score: Kilmihil 0-8 Cratloe 1-7
U14 Division 2 Football Championship
Kilmihil had an eight point victory over Cooraclare in the U14 Division 2 Final played at Cusack Park. Conditions were far from ideal, it was slippy underfoot and ball handling was difficult due to the torrential rain during the day. However both teams stuck manfully to their task and provided an entertaining game. Kilmihil were first to settle and had 1-2 scored within 6 minutes. Joseph Duggan pointed after two minutes and this was quickly followed by a goal from corner-forward Brendan Egan who slotted the ball expertly into the corner of the net. Joseph Duggan extended the lead with a pointed free. Cooraclare responded with a goal but following a good move Ronan Killeen scored a goal. With four minutes remaining Brendan Egan scored his second goal to give Kilmihil a substantial 3-6 to 1-4 lead at half time. Kilmihil started the second half in determined fashion and had a disallowed goal before Ronan Killeen scored his second goal following a great passing movement. Ronan Carey kicked the best point of the final after nine minutes and Joseph Duggan added another two minutes later to leave Cooraclare 13 points in arrears and the game as good as over. However Cooraclare hadn’t given up and responded with two goals in quick succession. Substitute Colm Pender scored a goal and Brian Dalton added a point to stretch Kilmihil’s lead to 10 points. In the final minutes Cooraclare continued to press but their efforts only yielded two points.
Final score: Kilmihil 5-9 Cooraclare 3-7
Team Lineout: Eoin Keane, Stan Lineen, Cathy Keating (Capt.), Eoin Ryan, Colm Callinan, Darragh Lineen, Gearoid O’Gorman, Joseph Duggan (0-5), Ronan Killeen (2-2), Mark Coughlan, Brian Dalton (0-1), Jamie Carey, Noel Mc Guane, Ronan Carey (0-1) & Brendan Egan (2-0).
Sub: Colm Pender (1-0)
Under the guidance of Anthony Daly underage hurling thrived in Kilmihil and a number of successes were achieved at U14 & U16 level in 2003. In 2004 Kilmihil competed in the Minor C Hurling Championship. They were beaten earlier in the competition by Clonbony however by the time they met again in the Final they had improved so much that the game was practically over by half time as Kilmihil led 3-9 to 0-3. Brian Golden at corner-forward had a personal tally of 3-3 while James Egan and Eugene Flanagan excelled at centre-forward and centre-back respectively.
Final score: Kilmihil 5-11 Clonbony 1-3
Lineout: Paul Finucane, Johnny Keogh, Jonathan O’Sullivan, Laurence Murray, Eugene Flanagan, Thomas Donnellan, David Ryan, Alan Normoyle, Kevin Keating, James Egan, Shane Egan, Shane Egan & Brian Golden.