Juniors v Kilmaine – Match Report
Davitts travelled to Kilmaine on Wednesday evening and defeated the home team by 1-13 to 0-12, in the South Mayo Junior Championship. A downpour before the game made conditions very tricky but both teams coped well with the conditions. Davitts started well with midfielders John Heneghan and Tommy Mitchell dictating the play and the entire forwardline looking very sharp, and had built up a 1-8 to 0-5 halftime lead, the crucial goal coming from the very lively Richie Kilkenny in the 20th minute.
Kilmaine fought hard in the second half and narrowed the gap to three points but scores from Richie Kilkenny, Andrew Peters, Liam Noone, Clive Hennigan and John Costello kept Davitts in the driving seat.
Sean Waldron was confident and assured in goals and in front of him Martin Cosgrove, Luke Ronayne, Cathal Higgins, Tommy Nolan and Laurence Daly gave nothing away soft. John Costello and Tommy Mitchell excelled at midfield throughout. The hard working half forwardline of William Freeley, captain Seamus Roche and Andrew Peters were very impressive while inside Liam Noone, Clive Hennigan and Richie Kilkenny caused the home defence all sorts of problems, while sub Tommy Waldron was also lively when introduced. The man of the match however on this occasion was John Costello Jnr who had a blinder from start to finish.
Davitts team: Sean Waldron, Martin Cosgrove, Luke Ronayne, John Costello Jnr (0-1), Cathal Higgins, Tommy Nolan, Laurence Daly, John Heneghan, Tommy Mitchell, William Freeley, Seamus Roche (0-1), Andrew Peters (0-3), Liam Noone (0-3), Clive Hennigan (0-2), Richie Kilkenny (1-3). Sub used: Tommy Waldron.