Seniors v Castlebar – Match Report
Castlebar Mitchells 0-14
Davitts and Castlebar served up a cracking game for the large attendance that watched this Senior League Division 1A tie in Ballindine on Friday evening. After three rounds of the league and producing three fine performances, Davitts remain pointless, but of more concern to manager Pete Warren would be the injuries picked up by Alan Roche, Paul Carey, Ronan McNamara, James Cummins and Aidan McTigue in the second half of this game.
The first half was tit for tat with the Mitchells going in a point up at the break, 0-7 to 0-6. Davitts scores in this half came from Aidan McTigue and five beauties from Michael Conroy, the outstanding player in the game. Davitts were doing well at midfield through Ronan McNamara and Keith Prendergast while the defence was superb, led by the excellent Alan Roche.
Davitts introduced Paul Carey for the second half and he made an immediate impact, creating the first score for Conroy and scoring a monster point himself in the 3rd minute to put the homeside in front. The injuries to Roche, McNamara and Carey seemed to unsettle Davitts and the Mitchells, sensing blood, rattled off seven unanswered points between the 12th and 22nd minutes to race into a six point lead.
Davitts refused to die however and finished the game strongly, shooting the last four points through Colm Boyle and three more from man of the match Conroy.
Davitts next game is the Championship encounter with neighbours Claremorris, next Sunday at 4pm in Ballindine. Davitts physio Olive Treacy is facing a very busy week!
Davitts team: Mark Diskin, Colm Roche, Alan Roche, Kevin Gallagher, Michael Ronayne, Colm Boyle (0-1), Ronan McNamara, Keith Prendergast, Josh Ronayne, Fergal McGrath, Liam Kearns, Aidan McTigue (0-1), David McDonagh, Michael Conroy (0-9). Subs used: Paul Carey (0-1), Carlos O Gara, Tommy Nolan, Mark Ronayne, Johnno Clarke.