Davitts v The Neale – Match Report
The Neale: 1-13
Davitts travelled to Cong on Sunday morning for this O Mara Cup tie and the superior fitness levels of the home side was the difference in an entertaining game. The Neale had registered six unanswered points in the opening twelve minutes, into the wind, before Davitts woke up. Driven on by Paul Carey at midfield, they began to chip away at the lead. Points from Carey, Fearghal McGrath, Liam Kearns and a very lively Keith Prendergast (3) left the halftime score 0-10 to 0-6 to The Neale.
Davitts came out for the second half fired up and played some excellent football. Playing with great spirit they managed to get on level terms with the hosts with eight minutes remaining after some fine points from Seamus Roche, Liam Kearns, Carlos O Gara and Prendergast (2). The crucial goal was then scored by The Neale when a long delivery was flicked to the net and this score settled them when it looked like the game was slipping from their grasp.
Two short range frees to The Neale and Davitts points from Carey and Kearns completed the scoring.
Best for Davitts were the outstanding Paul Carey, Michael Waldron, Ronan McNamara, Keith Prendergast and Liam Kearns.
Davitts team: Adrian McNamara, Colm Roche, Michael Waldron, Kevin Gallagher, Johnno Clarke, James Cummins, Michael Ronayne, Ronan McNamara, Paul Carey (0-2), Keith Prendergast (0-5), Carlos O Gara (0-1), Liam Kearns (0-3), Seamus Roche (0-1), Fearghal McGrath (0-1), Darren Connolly.
Subs used: Donal Ronayne, Mark Ronayne, Cathal Higgins, Clive Hennigan, Sean Waldron.