Juniors v Eastern Gaels – Match Report
Davitts Junior team recorded their second victory in a row in Division 1E of the Senior League, defeating neighbours Eastern Gaels by 1-10 to 2-3 in Ballindine on Saturday evening. Davitts won the toss and elected to play with the strong wind in the first half but trailed by 1-0 to 0-1 after 15 minutes against a fired up Gaels side. The homeside finally got going, registering 1-5 without reply before the break, with Liam Kearns and Josh Ronayne in magnificent form in attack. Davitts goal came in the 18th minute, when Kearns fielded a Johnno Clarke delivery and fired in an unstoppable effort from 20 metres.
Davitts played their best football after the break with captain for the day, Tommy Mitchell outstanding at midfield, and he and John Heneghan bossed this sector for most of the second half, getting magnificent back up from James Cummins, Carlos O Gara and Mark Ronayne. Superb scores from Kearns (2), Josh Ronayne and sub Dara Halligan kept the scoreboard ticking over as the Gaels found it difficult to penetrate the home defence where Tommy Nolan and Michael Ronayne were in impressive form.
Davitts team: David Mitchell, Michael Ronayne, Tommy Nolan, Mark Ronayne, Johnno Clarke, James Cummins, Martin Cosgrove, John Heneghan (0-1), Tommy Mitchell, Jason Connolly, Josh Ronayne (0-2), Carlos O Gara, Darren Connolly, Liam Kearns (1-5), Richie Kilkenny (0-1). Subs used: Dara Halligan (0-1), Luke Ronayne.