Seniors v Breaffy – Match Report
Breaffy proved much too strong for a battling Davitts team in this Mayo Senior Championship match played in difficult conditions in Claremorris on Saturday. Breaffy, wind assisted in the first half, got off to a flying start with two points from Aidan O Shea in the opening two minutes. Evan Ronane pulled one back for Davitts before Tommy O Reilly and Matthew Ruane points extended Breaffy’s lead. Josh Ronayne pointed for Davitts in the 9th minute but then Breaffy took complete control for the remainder of the half.
Points from Conor O Shea (3), Tommy O Reilly, Aidan O Shea, Michael Hall and Robert Fadden saw Breaffy leading by 0-11 to 0-2 at halftime.
Conor O Shea and Tommy O Reilly shot the first two points of the second half with Ronan McNamara replying for Davitts in the eighth minute. There then followed a barren twelve minute period as Davitts defended resolutely as the exchanges got tougher. A number of players from both sides were shown yellow cards by referee Michael Daly. Josh Ronayne shot the next two points for Davitts in the 20th and 25th minutes but Breaffy finished very strongly with three long range frees converted by Robert Hennelly and a Tommy O Reilly point from play.
The result sees Breaffy through to the Quarter Final while Davitts are in a relegation dogfight.
Best for Breaffy were Robert Hennelly, Michael Hall, Colm Kelly, Peter Dravins, Aidan O Shea, Tommy O Reilly and Conor O Shea.
Davitts were best served by the excellent Colm Boyle, Patrick Keadin, Padraig Mangan, Paul Carey, Ronan McNamara, Josh Ronayne and Evan Ronane.
Breaffy: Robert Hennelly (0-3), Mark Dervan, Michael Hall (0-1), Daire Morrin, Keith Mulchrone, James Minogue, Colm Kelly, Matthew Ruane (0-1), Peter Dravins, Robert Fadden (0-1), Aidan O Shea (0-3), Eddie Conroy, Tommy O Reilly (0-4), Conor O Shea (0-4), Paul McDermott. Subs used: Colm Dravins, Garth Dunne.
Davitts: Cian Naughton, Patrick Keadin, Padraig Mangan, Brian Clarke, Cathal Higgins, Colm Boyle, Dmitry Trench, Cathal Hennelly, Paul Carey, Josh Ronayne (0-3), Ronan McNamara (0-1), Daniel Huane, Shane Treacy, Liam Kearns, Evan Ronane (0-1). Subs used: Johnno Clarke, Kevin Gallagher, Lawrence Daly.
Referee: Michael Daly (Ballyhaunis).