Seniors v Kilmaine – Match Report
Davitts, unimpressive in the first half, produced a quality second half performance to defeat Kilmaine by 1-15 to 1-11 in an O’Mara Cup tie played in Ballindine on Wednesday evening. A large crowd watched this enjoyable game played at a fast pace from start to finish.
Kilmaine were on top in the first half and the led by 1-6 to 0-5 at the break. Davitts were guilty of some very poor shooting and sloppy passing in that first half and the visitors were full of purpose. Declan Healy, Liam Kearns and Josh Ronayne (3) were Davitts first half scorers.
Davitts upped the ante considerably in the second half. Sean Waldron, up to his retirement with a leg injury, and Ronan McNamara began to dominate the aerial exchanges around the middle of the field and the half forward line of man of the match Declan Healy, Liam Kearns and Matthew Trench got their hands on a lot of ball. The forwardline strung together some fine moves and wing back Colm Roche got on the end of a sweeping move midway through the second half and Davitts never looked back. The homeside shot some fine points via Matthew Trench, Andrew Peters, Cathal Hennelly, Liam Kearns (3), Josh Ronayne (3) and Ronan McNamara to run out convincing winners in the end.
Outstanding for Davitts were Micheal Mangan, Colm Roche, Sean Waldron, Ronan McNamara, Declan Healy, Matthew Trench, Liam Kearns and Andrew Peters.
Davitts: Micheal Mangan, Brian Clarke, Cathal Higgins, Kevin Gallagher, Martin Cosgrove, Padraig Mangan, Colm Roche (1-0), Ronan McNamara (0-1), Sean Waldron, Declan Healy (0-1), Andrew Peters (0-1), Matthew Trench (0-1), Liam Kearns (0-4), Josh Ronayne (0-6), Cathal Hennelly (0-1). Subs used: James Cummins, Johnno Clarke, Liam Noone, Evan Ronayne.