Ballindine, Co. Mayo

May 8, 2016

Juniors v Crossmolina – Match Report

Davitts junior team travelled to Crossmolina on Saturday evening and came away with the two Senior League Div 1D points on offer after a hard earned 4-4 to 1-6 victory. The homeside had led by 0-5 to 1-1 at the break and the visitors looked to be in big trouble but a super second half performance by the whole team swung the game in Davitts favour.

A neat Gerald Griffin point and a well converted penalty kick by Liam Noone accounted for Davitts first half scores. The defence was under a lot of pressure but coped well with the outstanding Patrick Keadin and JP Kirrane in excellent form.

A Davitts goal ten minutes into the second half finished by the hard working Shane Treacy put them ahead. Crossmolina responded well and equalised but then the Mitchell brothers Shane and Tommy (not Grant and Phil) began to dominate at midfield. Davitts took control of the game and three classy points by Seamus Roche and Liam Noone (2) and two superbly worked goals converted by Richie Kilkenny and Liam Noone gave Davitts a hard earned but deserved victory.

Davitts had outstanding performers throughout the field with man of the match Patrick Keadin, Lawrence Daly, JP Kirrane, Shane Mitchell, Liam Noone, Gerald Griffin and Matthew Trench to the fore.

Davitts: David Mitchell, Patrick Keadin, Lawrence Daly, Martin Cosgrove, JP Kirrane, Donal Ronayne, Tommy Clarke, Shane Mitchell, John Kilkenny, Seamus Roche (0-1), Liam Noone (2-2), Shane Treacy (1-0), Darren Connolly, Gerald Griffin (0-1), Matthew Trench. Subs: Tommy Mitchell, Richie Kilkenny (1-0), Darragh Halligan, John Huane, Anthony McLoughlin.

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