Senior v Moy Davitts match report
Davitts 1-12 Moy Davitts 2-7
A strong final quarter showing earned Davitts the spoils over a dogged Moy Davitts in this Senior League Div 2B encounter played in Ballindine on Sunday. In truth Davitts had played second fiddle to their North Mayo namesakes for most of the game but they outgunned their opponents by 1-6 to 0-1 in the last fifteen minutes to take two valuable league points.
Moy Davitts played with the assistance of the wind in the first half and after the homeside shot the opening score, a neat Evan Ronane point, Moy Davitts goaled in the 7th minute. Both sets of defences were on top in a very cagey opening quarter. Evan Ronane pointed again in the 17th minute and Moy Davitts added three points to their tally in the next five minutes with Niall Treacy scoring one for Davitts. A Moy Davitts point in the 24th minute was cancelled out by a similar score by Fenton Kelly four minutes later to leave Moy Davitts ahead by 1-4 to 0-4 at half time.
Points by Evan Ronane and Niall Treacy narrowed the deficit to a single point as Davitts started the second half brightly but after the visitors pointed in the 37th minute they capitalised on a defensive error to goal in the 42nd minute to leave the homeside reeling. Moy Davitts extended their lead to six points in the 45th minute as they looked to be cruising to victory. Davitts however had other ideas and two superb Cathal Corless points and a point each from Evan Ronane and Cathal Hennelly narrowed the gap to a point. Moy Davitts pointed in the 55th minute but Fenton Kelly cancelled this out two minutes later. The crucial score came in the 58th minute with Davitts on top and in rampaging form. A long free kick from Jack Ronayne was fielded by the Moy Davitts keeper but he was pressurised by Niall Treacy and Liam Kearns before getting dispossessed by Treacy who shot to the net to put Davitts ahead. Evan Ronane kicked the last point of the game three minutes later as Davitts claimed the two league points.
Davitts were very poor for long periods in this game but Cathal Higgins, Thomas Ronayne and Colm Boyle stood firm in the defence. Cathal Corless and Fenton Kelly were immense, especially in the last fifteen minutes, with Niall Treacy and Evan Ronane both looking dangerous throughout the game. The Davitts subs all made an impact on the game after their introductions.
Davitts: Keith Prendergast, Kieran Fahy, Cathal Higgins, Thomas Ronayne, Shane Treacy, Colm Boyle, Jack Trench, Ronan McNamara, Johnno Clarke, Cathal Corless (0-2), Jack Ronayne, Fenton Kelly (0-2), Niall Treacy (1-2), Cathal Hennelly (0-1), Evan Ronane (0-5). Subs used: Aidan Macken, Micheal Hett, Brian Og McTigue, Jack Melvin, Liam Kearns.