Juniors v Eastern Gaels – Match Report
Eastern Gaels defeated an understrength Davitts side on Sunday in Div 4 of the Senior League in Ballindine on Sunday. They won a well contested game by 4-10 to 2-6, scoring an unanswered 2-1 in the first eight minutes and 1-2 in the last eight minutes of an enjoyable game.
After a slow start Davitts settled down and driven on by Mark Ronayne, Shane Mitchell, Dara O Flaherty and Shane Treacy, the best player on the pitch, they began to claw their way back into the game. Points from Mark Ronayne (2), Dara O Flaherty and Shane Treacy and two Treacy goals left just a point between the sides at the break as Gaels led by 2-5 to 2-4.
Both teams found scores harder to come by in the second half as the defences tightened up somewhat. Eastern Gaels tagged on a goal and three points with Davitts replying through Tommy Clarke and Shane Treacy points as the game entered the last ten minutes. A further 1-2 from the visitors saw them finish the game off well and claim the spoils.
Shane Treacy, Mark Ronayne, Dara O Flaherty, Shane Mitchell, Jordan Flanagan, Richie Kilkenny and Colm Roche were Davitts best players in this game.
Davitts: David Mitchell, Cathal Moran, Tom Corless, Jordan Flanagan, John Macken, Mark Ronayne, Aidan Macken, Shane Mitchell, Michael Waldron, Shane Treacy (2-2), Liam Macken, Tommy Clarke (0-1), Dean Moran, Dara O Flaherty (0-1), Richie Kilkenny. Subs used: Colm Roche, Gary Bourke.