The surviving members of the 1959 Cusack Cup-winning team were honoured by Kilmihil GAA at a function in the Fiddle Head last Friday night.
In that final, Kilmihil beat Kilrush on a score of 2-6 to 0-4 in a game played in Kilmihil when the club’s pitch was officially opened by the then chairman of Clare GAA, John Jones. The then parish priest of Kilmihil, Canon P Stuart performed the blessing of the facility
Outgoing club chairman, Pat Quinlivan, paid a special tribute to all involved with the team of 50 years ago, as did Tom Downes who has served in a variety of positions in his native club since the early ’60s.
Each of the team members was presented with a plaque by club president Paddy Quinlivan while Pat Moroney, who travelled from the US for the occasion, and Paddy Cotter replied on behalf of the team.
Deceased members were represented by a family member.