Minors v Belmullet – Match Report
Davitts minor team, although below par, retained their undefeated status in Ballindine on Friday evening, drawing with Belmullet. The final score of 1-7 each was just about the right result as neither team deserved to lose.
Belmullet made full use of the strong wind in the first half and led by 1-5 to 0-1 coming up to halftime but a Liam Noone point and a cracking goal from attacking wing back Jack Rodgers left just three points between the sides at the break. In that first Davitts switched corner forward Cathal Hennelly back to the half back line and he proved to be very influencial in his new station.
Davitts owned the ball in the opening ten minutes of the second half but poor shooting meant that the scoreboard remained unaltered. Points from Thomas Waldron, Liam Noone and Gerald Griffin tied the game before midfielder Waldron scored a beauty off his left boot to put Davitts ahead for the first time, with ten minutes remaining. Belmullet showed great character to equalise but Davitts took the lead again through the impressive Gerald Griffin. In a welter of excitement, Belmullet equalised again on the stroke of full time, after a goalmouth scramble.
Best for Davitts in this game were Donal Ronayne, Jack Rodgers, Padraig Mangan, Thomas Waldron, William Freeley, Cathal Hennelly, Liam Noone and Gerald Griffin.
Davitts team: Michael Mangan, Dylan Keadin, Donal Ronayne, Dylan Higgins, Jack Rodgers (1-0), Padraig Mangan, John Huane, William Freeley, Thomas Waldron (0-2), Michael Clarke, Liam Noone (0-3), Evan Ronayne, Cathal Hennelly, Matthew Trench, Gerald Griffin (0-2). Sub: Patrick Keadin.