Juniors v Hollymount Carramore–South Junior Championship – Match Report
Davitts and Hollymount Carramore played in the South Mayo Junior Championship semi-final on Wednesday evening in Carramore with the homeside edging a thrilling match by 3-12 to 3-9.
Davitts had the assistance of the wind in the first half and with Sean Waldron, Shane Mitchell and John Kilkenny winning the aerial battle around midfield, led by 1-8 to 2-2 at the break. The Davitts forwardline found it difficult to break down a crowded defence and Hollycarra struck for two well taken goals on the break which really stung the visitors. Richie Kilkenny slotted home the Davitts goal after a fine long delivery from Shane Mitchell, and Liam Kearns (4), Richie Kilkenny, Tommy Clarke and flying wing back Shane Treacy (2) got the first half points.
Hollymount Carramore stormed into the game after the break and they shot 1-4 without reply to go four points ahead. Clive Hennigan pointed for Davitts and the same player goaled as the game was up for grabs going into the final quarter. Davitts missed four clearcut goal chances after excellent approach work opened up the Hollycarra defence, while an injury to Sean Waldron and a black card for Davitts centre half back James Cummins, one of a number of questionable decisions from the ref, didn’t help the visitors cause.
Hollycarra fired over four points but Davitts replied with a second Richie Kilkenny goal to leave a point in the game with time running out. It was Hollycarra that got the last two points however to book their place in the A Final, where they will play Claremorris. Davitts will meet Kilmaine in the B Final.
Davitts: Cian Naughton, Ger McWalter, John Costello, Martin Cosgrove, James Cummins, Shane Treacy (0-2), Shane Mitchell, Sean Waldron, Seamus Roche, Liam Kearns (0-4), John Kilkenny, Richie Kilkenny (2-1), Tommy Clarke (0-1). Subs used: Clive Hennigan (1-1), Niall Kearns, David Devane, Ryan McLoughlin, Aidan Macken.