First County Final

On the 20th of September 1924 amid great scenes of jubilation the county junior title was won at Coachford after a replay against Nils. Kilmurry were then to lose three Intermediate County finals in 1925, they lost to Mitchelstown an Riverstown, in 1932 they lost to Fermoy at U.C.C. grounds on the 19th September on a score Fermoy 2-4, Kilmurry 0-1.

Success however was soon to come their way when in 1933 our first and still only County Intermediate football title was won Despite missing three of their outstanding players - Tadhg Murphy Pullerick, Pat O'Leary Kilcondy, and John Crowley Crookstown, they overcame the strong challenge of Bantry at Dunmanway on the 24 th September. The following year they entered senior ranks where they remained until 1941 and again competed in the Senior Football Championship of 1945 and 1946. During these times they caused more than one shock but without ever managing to go the whole way. In 1935 they had the distinction of defeating three in a row County champions Beara at Bantry and in 1937 they knocked out Senior Football specialists Clonakilty. The only year Clonakilty did not compete in the County Final in the thirties.

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