Juniors v Achill – Match Report
Davitts 2-7 Achill 1-8.
Davitts junior team made it three wins from four games in Division 1D of the Senior League with an impressive victory over a previously unbeaten Achill side in Ballindine on Saturday evening. This young side shrugged off the disappointment of last week’s defeat to Ballintubber and showed tremendous character to earn two more valuable league points.
Achill led by 0-6 to 0-4 at halftime, Davitts scores coming from Darren Connolly (3) and David McDonagh. Two excellent goals by David McDonagh, who was proving to be more than a handful at full forward, set up the homeside for this victory. Achill fought back and levelled the game with thirteen minutes remaining and when Davitts centre half back James Cummins was sent off it looked like it might be Achill’s day. The hard working Davitts boys tagged on the final two points of a pulsating game through Liam Noone and McDonagh again, after excellent work by Andrew Peters.
This was another game where it was difficult to pick out individuals as everyone did their bit to grind out the win. Having said that, the performances of Brian Clarke, Donie Ronayne, Cathal Higgins, Tommy Mitchell, Andrew Peters, Seamus Roche and David McDonagh were particularly noteworthy.
Davitts: David Mitchell, Brian Clarke, Donie Ronayne, Cathal Higgins, Mark Ronayne, James Cummins, Laurence Daly, Tommy Mitchell, Michael Waldron, Andrew Peters, Seamus Roche (0-1), Carlos O Gara, Darren Connolly (0-3), David McDonagh (2-2), Richie Kilkenny. Subs used: Thomas Waldron, Liam Noone (0-1).