Juniors v Lacken–County Championship – Match Report
The Junior Team got their County Championship campaign off to a winning start with a hard earned 3-11 to 2-7 away win over Lacken on Sunday. Davitts, assisted by the strong wind, had raced into a 1-4 to 0-0 lead with points from Michael Conroy, Liam Kearns (2) and Richie Kilkenny and a Tommy Clarke goal. A Lacken goal followed but Davitts got back on tracks with a Michael Conroy goal and a point each from Tommy Clarke and Richie Kilkenny. Lacken got a second goal after some sloppy Davitts defending but a Liam Kearns penalty gave Davitts a 3-6 to 2-2 lead at halftime.
The homeside came out with all guns blazing and four unanswered points left just a goal between the teams and Davitts looked in trouble. The Davitts defence stood firm in the second half however and points in the last quarter from Liam Kearns (3), Richie Kilkenny and Dara O Flaherty gave Davitts a seven point win.
Best for Davitts were David Devane, Tommy Clarke, Sean Waldron, Liam Kearns, Michael Conroy, Richie Kilkenny and Donal Ronayne.
Davitts: Cian Naughton, Gerard McWalter, John Costello, David Devane, Tommy Clarke (1-1), Martin Cosgrove, Mattie Trench, Sean Waldron, William Freeley, Seamus Roche, Liam Kearns (1-5), Ryan McLoughlin, Dara O Flaherty (0-1), Michael Conroy (1-1), Richie Kilkenny (0-3). Subs used: Donal Ronayne, Niall Kearns.