Davitts v H/C – Senior League Division 1B
This Senior League Div 1B game played in sunny Hollymount on Sunday was a dress rehearsal for the intermediate championship clash in the Summer and while both sides will argue that they should have won, a draw was probably the fairest result, with Clifford Connolly pointing with virtually the last kick of the game deep into injury time. Davitts were on top throughout the first half but their dominance wasn’t reflected on the scoreboard at halftime as some terrible shooting meant that they only led by 1-3 to 0-5.
The crucial score came after 12 minutes when Keith Glynn’s long delivery was flicked on by Michael Conroy to Aidan McTigue who hammered past the helpless Paul Keane. The home side were much more economical in attack with David Macken and midfielder Ian Costello displaying great accuracy, and they began to dominate in the second half. Davitts led by three points with ten minutes remaining but three late points by Macken (2) and Connolly ensured a share of the spoils.
Best for Hollymount/Carramore were James Regan, Dermot, Ian and Kevin Costello, Alan Fahy, Kevin Feerick and David Macken.
Davitts wing back Pat Coyne was the best player on view and he got great support from Frankie Barrett, Kevin Gallagher, James Cummins, Martin Cosgrove, Paul Carey, Liam Kearns and Michael Conroy.
Hollymount/Carramore: Paul Keane, James Regan, Louis Macken, Franny Conroy, Dwayne Campbell, Dermot Costello, Robert Molloy, Alan Fahy, Ian Costello (0-4), Oisin Gill, Darren Coen, Kevin Feerick (0-1), David Macken (0-4), Kevin Costello, Clifford Connolly (0-1). Subs: Noel Connelly, Alan Canny.
Davitts: David Mitchell, Frankie Barrett, Michael Waldron, Kevin Gallagher, Johnno Clarke, James Cummins, Pat Coyne, Paul Carey, Keith Glynn, Keith Prendergast (0-1), Fergal McGrath, Liam Kearns (0-3), Aidan McTigue (1-1), Michael Conroy (0-1), Carlos O Gara (0-1). Subs: Martin Cosgrove, John Heneghan.