Ballindine, Co. Mayo

August 14, 2018

Juniors v Kilmovee – Match Report

Davitts Junior team travelled to Kilmovee on Sunday morning, and after a strong display, defeated the locals by 4-10 to 1-9 in Division 4 of the Senior League.

Davitts started the game in determined fashion and with Shane Mitchell and William Freeley in top form at midfield, had built up a 2-5 to 0-4 halftime lead. Shane Treacy and John Kilkenny grabbed the goals with Treacy (2), William Freeley and Richie Kilkenny pointing.

Kilmovee came storming back into the game but the Davitts defence held firm as the whole team defended superbly. The homeside narrowed the gap to three points but points from Shane Mitchell and Shane Treacy extended Davitts lead before Niall Kearns burst through to bury a fine goal. Davitts finished the game out well with points from Tommy Clarke, Cian Naughton and two from impressive sub David Devane and a terrific Liam Macken goal after a clever assist from John Kilkenny.

Cian Naughton had a fine match in goals and in front of him all six defenders were in top form. Johnno Clarke and David Devane were introduced in the second half and both played major roles in keeping Kilmovee at bay. All of the forwards and two midfielders got on the scoresheet with man of the match Shane Treacy, Shane Mitchell, Liam Macken, Niall Kearns and John Kilkenny in top form.

Davitts: Cian Naughton (0-1), Gerard McWalter, John Costello, Lawrence Daly, Martin Cosgrove, Brian Clarke, Thomas Corless, Shane Mitchell (0-1), William Freeley (0-1), Shane Treacy (1-3), Niall Kearns (1-0), Liam Macken (1-0), Tommy Clarke (0-1), John Kilkenny (1-0), Richie Kilkenny (0-1). Subs used: David Devane (0-2), Johnno Clarke.

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