Davitts v Kiltane – Senior League Division 1B
Davitts defeated Kiltane, 1-18 to 3-8, in an entertaining Senior League Div 1B game played in ideal conditions in Ballindine on Saturday evening. Kiltane opened well and led by 0-4 to 0-1 after 12 minutes but the homeside hit a purple patch with Paul Carey (1-2), Michael Conroy (0-3), and Aidan McTigue (0-2) hitting the target in the next 12 minutes, although defencive lapses let Kiltane in for a late goal and point before half time to leave it 1-10 to 2-5 to the homeside at the interval. Davitts were well in control of things in the second half with Ronan McNamara keeping the scoreboard ticking over with some excellent long range freetaking and Michael Conroy and Aidan McTigue looking very lively in an impressive attack. Davitts will have to improve considerably if they are to have any chance of beating Kiltimagh in the Intermediate Championship quarter final in Claremorris next Saturday evening (5pm) but the form of Colm Boyle, Johnno Clarke, James Cummins, Ronan McNamara, Paul Carey, Pat Coyne, Colm Roche, Michael Conroy and Aidan McTigue (back to his best in this game) is encouraging.