Michael Walsh SFL v The Neale match report
An understrength Davitts team were defeated, 1-13 to 2-5, by The Neale on Saturday evening in Cong in the Michael Walsh senior league.
After a tentative beginning the local side burst into life and fired a goal and two points in the 4th and 5th minutes. They added another point before Evan Ronane opened Davitts account with an 11th minute point. The Neale added on two points before Cathal Higgins got on the end of a good move involving Tommy Waldron and Evan Ronane to crash home Davitts first goal in the 15th minute. The Neale pointed again before the water break to lead by five points.
The second quarter saw both teams add three points to their tallies with Evan Ronane getting the Davitts scores.
The Neale shot the first three points of the second half but they were cancelled out by a well struck 44th minute Liam Kearns penalty after Donie Ronayne was fouled. Davitts keeper Keith Prendergast pointed a 45 metre free kick just before the second water break to narrow the deficit to four points but this was to be Davitts final score. The Neale added one point two minutes from time to win by five points.
Best for Davitts were Kieran Fahy, Fionnan Gallagher, Cathal Higgins, Tommy Waldron and Evan Ronane.
Davitts: Keith Prendergast, Donie Ronayne, Kieran Fahy, Patrick Keadin, Fionnan Gallagher, Cathal Higgins (1-0), Tomas Ronayne, Tommy Waldron, Aidan Macken, Shane Treacy, Liam Kearns (1-0), Jamie Mullee, Richie Kilkenny, Stephen Nyland, Evan Ronane (0-4). Subs used: Danny Corless, Andy Peters, Lawrence Daly, Tom Corless.