Seniors take another step closer to securing Division 1A status
Davitts travelled to County Senior finalists Ballaghaderreen on Sunday and came home with two more valuable Senior League points. Davitts started well and tore into the home side from the start, driven on by a determined half back line of Colm Boyle, the outstanding Alan Roche and James Cummins and had built up a 0-6 to 0-3 lead at half time, having played with the assistance of the wind. Boyle, Fergal McGrath, Ronan McNamara, Michael Conroy, Aidan McTigue and Liam Kearns pointing for Davitts with Andy Hanley (2) and midfielder Mattie Towey replying for the homeside.
David Kilcullen narrowed the gap with an early point but the game’s crucial score came ten minutes into the second half. Michael Conroy started off a move deep in his own half before passing on to Colm Boyle. His long delivery was collected by the lively Aidan McTigue who spun his man and buried the ball in the corner of the net. Amazingly, only two more points were scored in the last twenty minutes, as Davitts defended as if their lives depended on it. Kilcullen and Cormac Doohan were the point scorers for the homeside, but Davitts comfortably held on for a precious win.
Outstanding for Davitts were Alan and Colm Roche, Colm Boyle, James Cummins, Paul Carey, Ronan McNamara, Fergal McGrath, Aidan McTigue and Michael Conroy.
Best for a disappointing Ballagh side were Stephen Drake, Philip and Keith Rodgers, James and David Kilcullen and Andy Hanley.
Davitts: Mark Diskin, Colm Roche, Michael Ronayne, Kevin Gallagher, Colm Boyle (0-1), Alan Roche, James Cummins, Ronan McNamara (0-1), Paul Carey, Fergal McGrath (0-1), Keith Prendergast, Liam Kearns (0-1), Aidan McTigue (1-1), David McDonagh, Michael Conroy (0-1). Sub used: Carlos O Gara.
Ballaghaderreen: Ollie Flanagan, Stephen Drake, Philip Rodgers, Thomas Regan, Peter Kelly, Keith Rodgers, David Drake, Mattie Towey (0-1), James Kilcullen, David Kilcullen, Michael Solan, Shane Finn, Barry Solan, Andy Hanley (0-2), Conor Doohan (0-1).