Killala v Davitts – Intermediate Championship Round 1
Davitts got their intermediate championship campaign off to a winning start with a 1-12 to 1-9 victory away to Killala on Saturday evening. While never really hitting top form, Davitts were still relatively comfortable winners, withstanding the second half rally of the gallant Killala team. Davitts, with the assistance of the wind, dominated the first half with full forward Michael Conroy putting on a masterful display, scoring 1-5 from play, and showing why he is one of the most feared forwards in the county.
Davitts led 1-9 to 0-6 at the break but went to sleep for the next twenty minutes, allowing Killala back into the game, but finished strongly with points from Conroy, Aidan McTigue and the hugely influential Pat Coyne, to start the championship with a win, in what was a potentially tricky tie. Davitts had other good performances from inspirational captain Colm Boyle, the extremely impressive James Cummins, Paul Carey and Ronan McNamara.
Davitts team: Paddy Kirrane, Michael Ronayne, Frankie Barrett, Colm Boyle, Johnno Clarke, Paul Carey, James Cummins, Ronan McNamara (0-1), Dave McDonagh (0-1), Pat Coyne (0-1), Fergal McGrath, Carlos O Gara, Josh Ronayne (0-1), Michael Conroy (1-6), Aidan McTigue (0-2). Subs used Tommy Nolan, Keith Prendergast.