Minors advance to South Mayo Final
Davitts minor team defeated Carras in the South Mayo B Championship semi-final on Tuesday evening in Hollymount, on a 2-10 to 2-7 scoreline. There was nothing between the two teams, and only for the inability of the Carras attack to capitalise on their numerous chances, the result could have been different. The Davitts team however, showed tremendous resilience after seeing their half time lead of 1-6 to 0-1, whittled away with ten minutes remaining, but a classy point by Tommy Waldron, a superb goal by the excellent Josh Ronayne and an unbelievable goal line block by Davitts impressive corner back Gerard McWalter, ensured Davitts passage to the final.
Davitts will know that this type of performance will not be good enough to win the South final but will take great encouragement by the tremendous battling qualities displayed in the second half, when it looked like the game was slipping away. Every player played their part in this great win, but the performances of Donie Ronayne, Gerard McWalter, Mark Ronayne, Josh Ronayne, Darren Connolly, Tommy Waldron and man of the match Jason Connolly deserve special mention.
Davitts team: Dave Mitchell, Donie Ronayne, Gerard McWalter, Tommy Clarke, James Prendergast, Tommy Heneghan, Mark Ronayne, Michael Waldron (0-1), Clive Hennigan, Josh Ronayne (1-7), Jason Connolly (0-1), Darren Connolly, Tommy Waldron (1-1). Sub used: Dara Halligan.