Davitts U-21’s v St. Gerards – Brennan Cup
Davitts defeated St. Gerards by 3-9 to 2-10 in a very exciting match in sunny Ballindine on Wednesday evening. Davitts led by 1-5 to 0-3 at the interval, Richie Kilkenny the goalscorer, after a sweeping move started by David Ryan. The dismissal of Davitts centre half back Tommy Mitchell, Johnno Clarke and St.Gerards Kevin Connolly, for separate second yellow card offences early in the second half, changed the complexion of the game.
St. Gerards began to dominate, and after trailing by six points, they scored 1-5 without reply, to go two points up with ten minutes remaining. Davitts then showed great determination and a John Heneghan goal, flicking home Josh Ronayne’s long range free, swung the game in their favour. Ronayne and Liam Kearns pointed impressively for the homeside and in one final attack St. Gerards almost snatched an equaliser, but a driving shot went just over for a point as the Davitts supporters held their breaths.
Outstanding for Davitts were goalie Paddy Kirrane, David Ryan, John Heneghan, Josh Ronayne, Liam Kearns, Richie Kilkenny and Keith Prendergast, who played exceptionally well when moved to midfield late on in the game. Davitts: Paddy Kirrane, Kevin Gallagher, David Ryan, Johnno Clarke, Tommy Mitchell, Laurence Daly, Shane Mitchell, John Heneghan (1-0), Josh Ronayne (0-3), Keith Prendergast (0-3), Michael Waldron, Liam Kearns (0-3) and Richie Kilkenny (2-0). Sub used: John Paul Clarke.