Seniors v Charlestown – Match Report
Davitts 1-11 | Charlestown 0-16
A powerful second half display from Charlestown saw them edge Davitts in this keenly fought Senior Championship clash in Ballindine on Sunday. Davitts got off to a perfect start with Andrew Peters shooting a classy goal in the second minute. Charlestown’s Colm Maye and the lively Joe McBrien narrowed the gap with points in the 7th and 8th minute. Michael Conroy opened his account a minute later. Martin Mulvaney and Ronan McNamara exchanged points before Conroy had the homeside two points to the good with ten minutes remaining in the half. Maye (2), McBrien and Aaron Parsons for Charlestown and Conroy, McNamara and Colm Roche all pointed to leave Davitts ahead by 1-6 to 0-7 at the break.
Gareth O Donnell narrowed the gap with a point in the first minute of the second half but Davitts Colm Boyle restored his side’s two point lead five minutes later. Charlestown got on top at this stage and shot six unanswered points through Maye (4), Jack Reilly and Damian Warde. Davitts fought back with points from Paul Carey, Aidan McTigue and McNamara as the game entered injury time. Sean Lenihan and Michael Conroy exchanged points before Maye shot his eighth point of the game in the last seconds.
Best for Charlestown were Darragh McMeel, David Caffrey, Kevin Deignan, Gareth O Donnell, Joe McBrien and Colm Maye.
Hardest triers for Davitts were Adrian and Ronan McNamara, Colm Roche, Colm Boyle and Michael Conroy.
Charlestown: David Sloyan, Enda McLoughlin, Darragh McMeel, David Caffrey, Gerard McLoughlin, Kevin Deignan, Sean Lenihan (0-1), Gareth O Donnell (0-1), Martin Mulvaney (0-1), Enda Casey, Niall Murphy, Joe McBrien (0-2), Aaron Parsons (0-1), Colm Maye (0-8). Subs used: Jack Reilly (0-1), Damian Warde (0-1), Patrick Walsh, Niall Murphy, Kiefer Craig.
Davitts: Adrian McNamara, Donal Ronayne, Cathal Higgins, Kevin Gallagher, Colm Roche (0-1), Padraig Mangan, Colm Boyle (0-1), Ronan McNamara (0-3), Paul Carey (0-1), Michael Conroy (0-4), Matthew Trench, Andrew Peters (1-0), Aidan McTigue (0-1), Thomas Waldron. Subs used: Keith Prendergast, Cathal Hennelly, Liam Kearns, Mark Ronayne.
Referee: Vincent Neary.