Ballindine, Co. Mayo

June 12, 2011

Davitts v Kilimagh – Intermediate Championship – Match Report

Davitts: 1-10

Kiltimagh: 0-9

Davitts came out on top of old rivals Kiltimagh in the first round of the Intermediate Championship in a thrilling game played in wet and windy Ballindine on Sunday. This was tough championship football between two evenly matched sides. Kiltimagh led at halftime, 0-5 to 0-4, but the games crucial score came two minutes into the second half when man of the match Michael Conroy cleverly flicked Paul Carey’s long delivery over the head of the Kiltimagh keeper and into the net. Kiltimagh fought back and the sides were level again with ten minutes remaining, but Davitts finished strongly with excellent scores from Colm Boyle, Ronan McNamara, Johnno Clarke and Michael Conroy.

The exchanges got very heated in those final minutes with outbreaks of handbags all over the field and Davitts James Cummins received his marching orders from referee Declan Corcoran (whose performance certainly wasn’t of the hometown variety). Davitts had excellent displays from Frankie Barrett, Colm Roche, Colm Boyle, who shipped alot of punishment, Johnno Clarke, Ronan McNamara, the tireless Paul Carey, Keith Glynn, Fergal McGrath and Michael Conroy who was superb throughout.

Davitts: Mark Diskin, Colm Roche, Frankie Barrett, Kevin Gallagher, Colm Boyle (0-1), James Cummins, Johnno Clarke (0-1), Ronan McNamara (0-2), Paul Carey (0-1), David McDonagh, Pat Coyne, Fergal McGrath, Aidan McTigue, Keith Glynn, Michael Conroy (1-5). Subs: Carlos O Gara, Keith Prendergast.

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