Juniors v Ballyhaunis – Senior League Div 1F
Ballyhaunis played Davitts on Friday evening in a senior league Div 1F tie in Ballindine, and were defeated,
0-16 to 0-7, by a slick home side, under the watchful eye of manager John A Noone. Davitts dominated from the start with Pat Coyne and Michael Waldron (the master and his young apprentice!) in control at midfield, providing plenty of quality ball to the eager forwardline where Colm Roche and Con Penny were on fire, scoring at will and getting great support from impressive wing back Kieran Mooney.
Davitts led by 0-11 to 0-3 at half time with Roche (5), Coyne, Kevin Daly, Penny (2) and Mooney (2) the scorers. In defence, JP Kirrane, Martin Cosgrove and Michael Ronayne also impressed, defending well and proving the springboard for several attacks. Ballyhaunis battled bravely throughout the second half but the result was never in doubt with Penny adding on a further three points and supersub Kevin Connolly justifying his late introduction with two superb long range scores that would not be out of place on a much bigger stage.
Davitts team: Dave Mitchell, JP Kirrane, Martin Cosgrove, Kieran Mooney (0-2), Michael Ronayne, John Costello Jnr, Michael Waldron, Pat Coyne (0-1), Pat Hopkins, Kevin Daly (0-1), Colm Roche (0-5), Mark Diskin, Con Penny (0-5). Subs used: Tommy Mitchell, Mark Ronayne, John Paul Clarke, David Cosgrove and Kevin Connolly (0-2).