Minors v Balla – Match Report
Davitts minors turned on the style in the Summer League in Ballindine on Friday evening, defeating Balla by 3-12 to 0-7. Davitts were in control of the game from the throw in with midfielders Cathal Hennelly and Padraig Mangan (both minors again next year) in superb form. Davitts led by 1-8 to 0-3 at half time with the impressive Liam Noone scoring the goal. The same player had a penalty brilliantly saved by the Balla custodian after Gerald Griffin was fouled. Matthew Trench was having a blinder at wing forward but his goal-scoring touch deserted him in this game.
Davitts continued to impress in the second half and while everyone played well, the performances of Will I Am Freeley, Donal Ronayne, Cathal Hennelly, Padraig Mangan, Matthew Trench, Liam Noone, Gerald Griffin, Evan Ronayne and Thomas Waldron were particularly noteworthy. Two fantastic goals from the very talented Evan Ronayne sealed this impressive win. Ronayne’s second goal was one of the finest goals seen at the venue, with Evan supplying a cracking finish to a sweeping move.
Davitts team: Michael Mangan, Dylan Keadin, William Freeley, Dylan Higgins, Jack Rogers (0-1), Donal Ronayne (0-1), Seanie Burke, Padraig Mangan, Cathal Hennelly, Matthew Trench (0-3), Liam Noone (1-5), Gerald Griffin, Evan Ronayne (2-2), Thomas Waldron, Richie O Connor. Sub used: John Huane.