Ballindine, Co. Mayo

February 20, 2019

Seniors v Garrymore – Match Report

Davitts travelled to Garrymore on Sunday for the opening game of the O Mara Cup but the homeside proved too strong and won by 2-11 to 0-6.

Garrymore played with the aid of the stiff wind in the opening half and raced into an early lead, scoring 1-2 in the first eight minutes. Davitts settled somewhat after this and two pointed frees from Ronan McNamara and Josh Ronayne narrowed the deficit but Garry pushed on and added three further points before the break to lead by 1-5 to 0-2 at halftime.

Garrymore started the second half in devastating fashion and added four unanswered points in the opening ten minutes to really knock the stuffing out of the visitors. While Davitts enjoyed plenty of possession they found it extremely difficult to penetrate an impressive Garrymore backline. Ronan McNamara landed a long range free and the same player looked poised to goal from play but his shot screwed off his boot and went wide. Garrymore goaled again and fired over three points to add to their tally before Davitts ‘new lad’ Darragh McGale scored a classy point, his side’s only score from play and Ronan McNamara nailed two more trademark free kicks before the final whistle sounded.

Davitts best performers were Padraig Mangan, Lawrence Daly, Dmitry Trench, Tom Corless, Michael Waldron, Ronan McNamara, Tommy Waldron and Darragh McGale.

Davitts: David Mitchell, Patrick Keadin, Padraig Mangan, Lawrence Daly, Dmitry Trench, Cathal Higgins, Tom Corless, Michael Waldron, Ronan McNamara (0-4), Josh Ronayne (0-1), Keith Prendergast, Tommy Waldron, Cathal Hennelly, Liam Kearns, Evan Ronane. Subs used: Liam Noone, Darragh McGale (0-1), Liam Macken, James Cummins, William Freeley, Frankie Barrett.

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