In August 1935 this parish made football history when two local teams contested the Clare Senior Final in Miltown Malbay, the game was refereed by Joe Connole, Kilfenora.
Football history was made in Kilmurry.
In the Clare Senior Final of long long, ago,
When Kilmurry and Quilty squared up to do battle’,
In Jack Bonavilla’s own words "Abú Quilty go Deó".
Both teams in their prime they were stalwart and willing,
They had trained long and hard and were rearing to go.
No mercy was asked, and no quarter was given,
Until the final whistle; "Abú Quilty go Deó".
Killmurry played well, and they rose to the challenge,
Their tally was six points and just one mighty goal,
With two goals and five points Quilty had the advantage,
When that great game it ended "Abú Quilty go Deó".
So in Kilmurry Ibrickane we made football history,
The year nineteen thirty five we’ll record in folklore,
When two teams from the parish contested the final,
Again to quote Jack "Bonavilla", "Abú Quilty go Deó".
The names of these players I would now like to mention,
The bed of heaven to most, I solute those alive,
To this parish they brought so much pride and such honour,
In that Clare County final, in Nineteen thirty five.
Quilty lined up with Martin Callinan as goalie
Jack Cleary, Kane Walsh, John Kenny full back
Micko Keating, Paddy Galvin and Jack "Bonavilla"
In centerfield John Joe Healy and ‘Terrier’ Downes didn’t lack
McInerneys were there in full force in the forwards
Paddy goal scorer, Jodie, John Máirtín,
Marcus Walsh had a goal, aided by Tommy Mangan
Sonny Casey claimed five points he was fired up and mean.
Killmurry on their side had five sets of brothers
Martin Flynn, goalie, and Michael, each played well in his role
As did also their neighbours Joe and Micko Murphy
Timmy Donnellan who pointed and Birdie scored a goal,
Dan Fitzpatrick and Paddy on the day played a blinder
Paddy added a point or was it two or more
Dowds, Patrick and Joe they weren’t found wanting
And a third brother Michael, completed the score,
Martin Falsey, their uncle, was there in the backs,
As were Timmie Scanlon and Johnie Lillis I know.
And at last but not least was Jimmie McNamara,
In the forward line on that day long ago.
All that’s left now is the subs for to mention,
For Kilmurry, Charlie Carthy, John Haugh and John Joe Corry
Then Frankie Keane, Geddie Creahan and Paddy Joe Sexton
For the winning team.