Ballindine, Co. Mayo

September 12, 2017

Seniors v Garrymore – Match Report

Garrymore 1-10 Davitts 1-9

Davitts narrowly lost this local derby in Div 1A of the Senior League tie played in Garrymore on Saturday. After a poor first half the game opened up after the break and most present would agree that Garrymore were fortunate to claim the two league points.

The opening exchanges were tentative and the first score came after nine minute, a Garrymore goal which was followed by two points. They added a third point towards the end of the half after Ronan McNamara (2) and Evan Ronane had pointed for Davitts to leave the homeside ahead by 1-3 to 0-3 at the break. Davitts were unlucky when a fifty metre run by Josh Ronayne ended with his point blank shot being foot blocked in the square for what looked like a certain penalty to everyone in the ground except referee Jerome Henry, who yet again didn’t endear himself to the Davitts team and supporters when he ignored the penalty appeals.

Davitts opened the second half well and a goal by Liam Kearns after great play from Ronan McNamara and Andrew Peters followed by a classy Evan Ronane point had the visitors ahead in the second minute of the half. Garrymore replied with three points to go two up. James Cummins and Ronan McNamara pointed to level the game. It was nip and tuck as the match entered the final quarter. Davitts were making all the running but the homeside were hitting points on the counter attack. Michael Conroy and Ronan McNamrara (2) hit points for Davitts before the end but Garrymore held out to claim the league points.

No fault for this defeat could be placed on any of the Davitts defenders who were solid throughout with Adrian McNamara, Josh Ronayne, the excellent Andrew Peters, Ronan McNamara and Evan Ronane also playing well.

Davitts: Adrian McNamara, Patrick Keadin, Cathal Higgins, Padraig Mangan, Thomas Waldron, James Cummins (0-1), Johnno Clarke, Josh Ronayne, Declan Healy, Andrew Peters, Liam Kearns (1-0), Keith Prendergast, Paul Carey, Ronan McNamara (0-5), Evan Ronayne (0-2). Subs used: Michael Conroy (0-1), Shane Treacy.

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