Juniors v Swinford – Match Report
Davitts Junior’s finished their season off on Sunday in Garrymore, going down by 1-7 to 0-7 to the League winners Swinford. The game was played in Garrymore due to the unavailability of the pitch in Ballindine. (Thanks to our neighbours for the use of their facilities).
Swinford were defending a 100% win record in the league but the Davitts lads put up a great battle and the result was in doubt right up to the final whistle.
Swinford had the assistance of a strong wind in the opening half and led by 1-3 to 0-4 at half time with Davitts points coming from Richie Kilkenny, Tommy Clarke and a brace from Liam Noone. Swinford upped the ante in the second half, playing a strong running game, and they finished the game out well. Liam Noone shot all three of the Davitts second half points.
An unfortunate clash with one of his own players near the end of the game saw Davitts superb young goalkeeper Cian Naughton leave the field with a serious head injury and all in the club wish Cian a speedy recovery.
Best for Davitts were James Cummins, Liam Macken, Martin Cosgrove, Niall Kearns and Liam Noone.
Davitts: Cian Naughton, Gerard McWalter, Martin Cosgrove, Jordan Flanagan, Liam Macken, James Cummins, Dean Moran, William Freeley, Shane Mitchell, Tommy Clarke (0-1), Niall Kearns, Liam Noone (0-3), Seamus Roche, Ryan McLoughlin, Richie Kilkenny (0-1). Subs used: Dara O Flaherty, Lawrence Daly.