Juniors v Moy Davitts – Match Report
Moy Davitts 2-9 Davitts 1-12
Davitts and Moy Davitts locked horns in the opening round of the Mayo Junior B Championship in Foxford on Saturday, with the spoils being shared after an exciting match. There was very little between the teams in the first half but the Moy Davitts lads led by 1-4 to 0-5 at the interval with Liam Noone (2), Padraig Mangan, Seamus Roche and Evan Ronayne on target for Davitts.
Moy Davitts started the second half in fine fashion and an unanswered goal and two points had them seven points up and firmly in the driving seat after ten minutes. The Davitts lads really showed their mettle for the remainder of the game and a confidently converted Liam Noone penalty, after Gerald Griffin was fouled, brought them back into the game. Points from Liam Noone (2), a beauty from Padraig Mangan, Sean Waldron, Gerald Griffin and Evan Ronayne left the minimum margin between the sides and a super Patrick Keadin point equalised the game with seconds remaining, after patient build up play by his colleagues.
Both teams will be disappointed at not winning this game but it certainly was a great advert for Junior B football.
Outstanding for Davitts were John Costello, William Freeley, Tommy Clarke, Sean Waldron, the tireless Seamus Roche, Liam Noone and Mattie Trench.
Davitts: David Mitchell, Patrick Keadin (0-1), John Costello, William Freeley, Micheal Mangan, Padraig Mangan (0-2), Sean Waldron (0-1), Shane Mitchell, Seamus Roche (0-1), Liam Noone (1-4), Mattie Trench, Evan Ronayne (0-2), Tommy Mitchell, Gerald Griffin (0-1). Subs used: JP Kirrane, Carlos O Gara.