Seniors v Garrymore – Match Report
Davitts 1-10 Garrymore 0-13
Davitts played Garrymore in the first round of the O Mara Cup in front of a large crowd in Ballindine on Sunday and the visitors would have been happier with the share of the spoils as they had trailed Davitts by four points with five minutes remaining. The exchanges were tough throughout, as one would expect in this local derby, and Garrymore led by 0-6 to 0-5 at halftime. Davitts scorers in the first half were Josh Ronayne (2), Liam Kearns (2) and Padraig Mangan.
The sides were level 0-9 each midway through the second half, Ronan McNamara and Josh Ronayne (3) scoring for Davitts, when Liam Kearns received a second yellow card (an extremely harsh decision) and Davitts looked up against it. They responded in fine fashion though and Cathal Hennelly netted after great work by Josh Ronayne, Johnno Clarke and Ronan McNamara in the eighteenth minute. Josh Ronayne pointed three minutes later and Davitts were looking good. A strong finish by a battling Garrymore side got them an unlikely draw.
Davitts best players were Colm Roche, Padraig Mangan, Michael Waldron, Thomas Waldron, Cathal Hennelly, Ronan McNamara and Josh Ronayne.
Davitts: Adrian McNamara, Colm Roche, Cathal Higgins, Kevin Gallagher, James Cummins, Johnno Clarke, Padraig Mangan (0-1), Michael Waldron, Declan Healy, Thomas Waldron, Liam Kearns (0-2), Micheal Mangan, Cathal Hennelly (1-0), Ronan McNamara (0-1), Josh Ronayne (0-6). Subs used: Paul Carey, Martin Cosgrove, Liam Noone.