Davitts v Shrule-Glencorrib – O’Mara Cup – Match Report
Davitts were defeated, 0-9 to 1-5, by a very understrength Shrule Glencorrib side in the O Mara Cup in Ballindine on Saturday evening. The previous week, while defeated by Claremorris, Davitts put in a very impressive performance but on this occasion, the opposite was the case. Davitts were very disappointing against a Shrule Glencorrib side reduced to 14 players after twenty minutes, following the dismissal of Kevin Walsh, a decision that baffled supporters of both teams.
Davitts were looking good at that stage and were leading by 1-2 to 0-3 at the time, the goal coming from Fergal McGrath, after some great work by Keith Glynn, Michael Conroy and Keith Prendergast. The second half display from the homeside was probably the most frustating in years, as Davitts had plenty of possession but scored just two points in an error ridden half hour. Michael Ronayne, Jonathon Clarke, Colm Roche, James Cummins, Keith Glynn, Keith Prendergast, Fergal McGrath and sub Richie Kilkenny fought hard but a massive improvement is required if the team is to be competitive at the business end of the league and championship.
Davitts team: Mark Diskin, Michael Ronayne, Frankie Barrett, Jonathon Clarke, James Cummins, Paul Carey, Colm Roche, David McDonagh, Keith Glynn, Liam Kearns (0-3), Keith Prendergast, Carlos O Gara, Aidan McTigue, Fergal McGrath (1-2), Michael Conroy. Subs used: Richie Kilkenny, Ronan McNamara.