Killoe’s own Michael Quinn became the second ever player from the club to achieve Sigerson success following DCU’s narrow victory over UCC in the third level decider in Cork. The Dublin college edged a increasingly dramatic contest by 1-14 to 2-10.
Michael’s introduction at the start of the second half turned the game in DCU’s favour and it was his searching run and offload that provided the winning score late in extra time. Joining Michael on the DCU panel were Rory O’Connor (Kenagh) and Daithi Mulvihill (Rathcline).
This success bridges a 62 year gap to the last Killoe success on the pitch in third level’s most prestigious football competition. In 1953 UCD defeated UCG 2-7 to 0-4 in Croke Park. Lining out at right corner forward was Davy Sheeran who helped Killoe to Championship success seven years later. Joining Davy that day was the great Slashers player Padraig Gearty who kept goals.
Off the pitch John Devaney doubled as Chairman & management team member for Queens University Belfast when they defeated UCD in 2000’s decider.