Ballindine, Co. Mayo

September 20, 2010

County Division 4 League Semi-Final

Davitts and Kiltane served up a thriller in the County Div 4 league semi-final, in Ballindine on Saturday, the sides finishing level, Davitts 2-12, Kiltane 1-15, after extra time. Davitts started off well with early goals from Jason Connolly, a delightful lob over the advancing keeper, and Josh Ronayne, but Kiltane fought back well against the wind, and Davitts only led by two points at the interval, 2-3 to 1-4.

Davitts looked up against it at this stage but in the second half they showed their battling qualities, coming from behind on three occasions, the last point in normal time fittingly scored by centre back, birthday boy James Prendergast, who played superbly throughout. The game ebbed and flowed in extra time, with Davitts equalising with the last kick of a pulsating match, a brilliant 45 metre free kick by Josh Ronayne.

Dave Mitchell was an assured figure in the Davitts goals, while the corner backs, Donie Ronayne and Gerard McWalter were magnificent. Tommy Heneghan made a number of vital interceptions, while Tommy Clarke and Cathal Higgins had their moments alongside the outstanding James Prendergast (0-1). Michael Waldron (0-1) had a great game at midfield, ably assisted by the hardworking Mark Ronayne. Young Liam Noone (0-3) excelled in attack along with Josh Ronayne (1-6), while Jason Connolly (1-0), Tommy Waldron, Clive Hennigan (0-1) and sub John Macken worked extremely hard.

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