O Mara Cup v Claremorris match report
Claremorris 0-12 Davitts 0-10
Claremorris defeated Davitts by two points in the O Mara Cup on Saturday in a game played in ideal conditions in Claremorris. This was a well fought game, the result in doubt right up to the final whistle, with the home side just shading it to qualify for the semi-final.
Cathal Hennelly opened the scoring in the second minute with Claremorris equalising three minutes later. Jack Ronayne pointed in the 7th minute but points in the 8th and 10th minutes put the homeside ahead. Jack Ronayne levelled it in the 11th minute but a 14th minute point saw Claremorris regain the lead. Both sets of defences were on top but points from Cathal Hennelly and Jack Ronayne gave Davitts an interval lead of 0-5 to 0-4.
Jack Melvin opened the second half scoring with a good point in the first minute, but Claremorris shot two points in the 33rd and 35th minutes to square the match again. Jack Ronayne pointed in the 42nd minute to restore Davitts lead but Claremorris shot five points without reply to lead by four points with five minutes of normal time remaining. Davitts threw everything at the homeside in the last few minutes but found the Claremorris keeper Ogie McGuinness in top class form, and he saved well from Jack Ronayne, Cathal Corless and Niall Treacy. Davitts hit points via Jack Ronayne, Johnno Clarke and Ronan McNamara to narrow the gap to the minimum as the game went into stoppage time but it was the Claremorris that had the last say with a 63rd minute point to clinch the hard earned win.
This was a very competitive game and Davitts had good displays from Keith Prendergast, Cathal Higgins, Colm Boyle, Thomas Ronayne, Dmitry Trench, Jack Ronayne, Niall Treacy and debutante Cathal Corless.
Davitts: Keith Prendergast, Ciaran Fahy, Cathal Higgins, Thomas Ronayne, Shane Treacy, Colm Boyle, Dmitry Trench, Fenton Kelly, Johnno Clarke (0-1), Jack Melvin (0-1), Jack Ronayne (0-5), Cathal Corless, Cathal Hennelly (0-2), Ronan McNamara (0-1), Niall Treacy. Subs used: Darragh McGale, Brian Og McTigue, Liam Kearns.