Seniors v Kiltane – Match Report
Davitts 1-8 Kiltane 4-16
Davitts were consigned to Division 1B football for next season after a crushing defeat by Kiltane in this Senior League tie on Sunday morning in Ballindine. The victory saved Kiltane from relegation and they produced a powerful second half display to completely overwhelm the home side.
An understrength Davitts side, playing against the wind, got off to the ideal start with a Liam Noone goal in the second minute. Ultan Corrigan with three points for the visitors and a Josh Ronayne point for Davitts had Davitts a point ahead after twelve minutes. Andrew Peters extended Davitts lead with a 15th minute point which was cancelled out by a John Reilly point for Kiltane five minutes later. Josh Ronayne put Davitts two points up a minute later but Kiltane points from Ultan Corrigan (2) and Sean Gaughan saw them take the lead for the first time in the 27th minute. Davitts had a 20 metre free kick to level it as the game went into first half injury time but they played it short, got turned over, and Kiltane strung a six man move together before Tommy Conroy buried their first goal. John Reilly added a point before the half time whistle to leave the visitors ahead by 1-8 to 1-3 at the break.
Josh Ronayne, Liam Noone and Andrew Peters for Davitts and Kiltane’s Ultan Corrigan (2), John Reilly, Sean Gaughan and Shane Lindsay all pointed in the third quarter as Kiltane extended their lead. Two Kiltane goals courtesy of Ultan Corigan and Shane Lindsay completely killed off the game with twelve minutes remaining. They added points from Shane Lindsay (2) and Pat John Gaughan and a goal from sub James Lindsay before the finish with Josh Ronayne and Liam Noone pointing for a dejected Davitts side.
Kiltane had five star performers throughout the pitch with Cathal Carey, Kevin Ginty, Sean Gaughan, John Reilly, Jason Healy, Ultan Corrigan, Shane Lindsay, Tommy Conroy and Mikey Sweeney all outstanding.
Cathal Higgins, Kevin Gallagher, James Cummins, Colm Roche, Josh Ronayne, Andrew Peters and Liam Noone battled bravely for a disappointing Davitts team.
Kiltane: Michael John Reilly, Darragh Carey, Cathal Carey, Jonathon Deane, Stephen Gallagher, Kevin Ginty, Sean Gaughan (0-2), John Reilly (0-3), Jason Healy, Ultan Corrigan (1-7), Shane Lindsay (1-3), Martin Gallagher, Pat Joe Gaughan ((0-1), Mikey Sweeney, Tommy Conroy (1-0). Subs used: Pat Deane, James Lindsay (1-0), John McAndrew, Martin Doherty.
Davitts: Micheal Mangan, Brian Clarke, Cathal Higgins, Kevin Gallagher, James Cummins, Johnno Clarke, Colm Roche, Declan Healy, Sean Waldron, Josh Ronayne (0-4), Liam Kearns, Padraig Mangan, Andrew Peters (0-2), Ronan McNamara, Liam Noone (1-2). Subs used: Evan Ronayne, Michael Waldron, Martin Cosgrove.