Minors – County Champions!
Davitts minor team put on one of the guttiest displays the club has ever produced, to defeat Kiltimagh by 2-3 to 0-7, in McHale Park on Sunday, and set up a memorable double with the intermediate team on a day that will long be remembered by everyone in Ballindine and Irishtown. Davitts, playing with the assistance of the strong wind in the first half, appeared to be in big trouble at half time, as the sides were level, and Kiltimagh looked certain to win, but Davitts put on an unbelievably brave second half performance, to win the game, to the delight of the massive Ballindine/Irishtown contingent present.
Davitts had stars all over the pitch in this game but goalie David Mitchell (who pulled off a few miraculous stops), Donal Ronayne, William Freeley, Jason Connolly, Mark Ronayne, Andrew Peters, Tommy Waldron and two goal hero Clive Hennigan deserve special mention. Brian Clarke, Gerard McWalter and Cathal Higgins defended superbly throughout while Sean Waldron worked himself to a standstill at midfield. Liam Noone, Darren Connolly and Michael Clarke linked well in attack, while substitutes Matthew Trench, John Macken and Gearoid Lyons made significant impacts in a game where Davitts displayed tremendous character.
Well done to the team’s mentors Liam Nyland, Paul Carey, John Waldron and Tom Kearns.
Davitts: David Mitchell, Gerard McWalter, Donie Ronayne, Brian Clarke, Cathal Higgins, William Freeley, Mark Ronayne, Sean Waldron, Liam Noone (0-1), Andrew Peters, Tommy Waldron, Darren Connolly (0-1), Michael Clarke, Clive Hennigan (2-1). Subs used: John Macken, Matthew Trench and Gearoid Lyons.
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