Islaneady v Davitts – League Division 1B
Davitts made the journey to Islandeady a profitable one on Sunday, defeating their hosts 1-10 to 0-7, in a dour and hard hitting encounter in Div 1B of the senior league. Davitts, playing with the assistance of the wind, made all the running in the first half with centre back Paul Carey opening the scoring in the 2nd minute, with a massive long range point. Further points by the impressive Fergal McGrath, Michael Conroy, Liam Kearns (2), Dave McDonagh and Aidan McTigue followed before Richie Kilkenny finished to the net in superb fashion, after a sweeping eight man move, the games decisive score.
Davitts led 1-7 to 0-2 at halftime and although outscored by Islandeady in the second half, never really looked in any trouble. Outstanding for Davitts were goalie Paddy Kirrane, Colm Boyle and James Cummins (who defended as if their lives depended on it), Frankie Barrett, Johnno Clarke, Paul Carey, John Heneghan, Fergal McGrath and Michael Conroy, looking sharp and very lively in attack.
Davitts team: Paddy Kirrane, Michael Ronayne, Frankie Barrett, Colm Boyle, Johnno Clarke, Paul Carey (0-1), James Cummins, David McDonagh (0-1), John Heneghan, Liam Kearns (0-3), Fergal McGrath (0-2), Aidan McTigue (0-1), Josh Ronayne, Michael Conroy (0-2), Richie Kilkenny (1-0). Subs used: Michael Waldron, Pat Coyne.