Ballindine, Co. Mayo

March 5, 2011

Davitts v Claremorris – O’Mara Cup – Match Report

Games between Davitts and Claremorris are usually close tense affairs but this O Mara Cup clash between the two sides in Claremorris on Saturday really only came to life in the last ten minutes when understrength Claremorris goaled leaving just three points in it, after Davitts had dominated the game up to this. Davitts however tagged on three more points via man of the match Michael Conroy, Keith Prendergast and Liam Kearns to secure a second victory in this competition.

Davitts looked impressive in the first half and built up a lead of 0-8 to 0-1 at halftime, the points coming from Conroy (5), impressive Aidan McTigue (2) and Paul Carey. Claremorris chipped away at the lead after the break and when they scored the only goal of the game, their supporters sensed an upset (maybe remembering the corresponding fixture last year), but Davitts finished well.

Expect a closer game when these two teams meet in the first round of the senior league in three weeks time. The final score was 0-15 to 1-8. Davitts best in this game were goalie Paddy Kirrane, Michael Waldron, Johnno Clarke, Colm Boyle, Ronan McNamara, John Heneghan, Aidan McTigue and the superb Michael Conroy.

Davitts team: Paddy Kirrane, Tommy Nolan, Michael Waldron, Kevin Gallagher, Johnno Clarke, Colm Boyle, Colm Roche, Ronan McNamara, John Heneghan, Keith Prendergast (0-1), Paul Carey (0-1), Liam Kearns (0-1), Aidan McTigue (0-3), David McDonagh, Michael Conroy (0-9). Subs used: Frankie Barrett and Fergal McGrath.

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