An enthralling affair at the Shanahan McNamarra Memorial Grounds in Doonbeg saw nine goals scored over the course of the sixty minutes in a contest that will live long in the memory of all Clare GAA Stakeholders.
St.Joseph’s Miltown appeared to have left their sub-standard group stage form far behind them, having accumulated a thirteen point advantage by the break leading by 3-07 to 0-03 thanks to goals from Conor Cleary and a Cormac Murray brace.
Despite facing into a storm, Kilmihil had absolutely no intentions of capitulating in the second period and astonishingly would outscore their opponents by 5-00 to 0-02 by the forty-seventh minute with goals coming from Gearóid O’Grady, Cormac Murray & a Ciarán Downes brace.
By the fiftieth minute the sides were level and even the mettle of the most seasoned Miltown veteran was surely tested at this juncture, however stalwart Eoin Cleary would kick the final three points of the day along with Cormac Murray completing his hat-trick to ensure St.Joseph’s can focus their attentions on Jack Daly again in 2023.
Kilmihil however despite their gallant efforts will return to the Intermediate ranks for the first time since 2017 as it finished in Doonbeg, 4-15 to 5-06 in favour of St.Joseph’s Miltown.