Seniors v Knockmore – Match Report
Davitts 1-7 Knockmore 0-10
Davitts Senior Team hosted Knockmore in the Michael Walsh Cup on Sunday and after a tough and well fought encounter, the two sides shared the spoils. A draw was probably a fair result as Knockmore were the dominant team in the opening half with Davitts getting the upper hand in the second period but two late points by the visitors left the game all square in the end.
Knockmore led by 0-6 to 0-2 at halftime, a lead that didn’t flatter them as Davitts looked very sluggish. Liam Kearns scored the two Davitts points after being set up by the lively Michael Conroy on both occasions.
Davitts captain Declan Healy, with good help from his midfield partner Michael Waldron began to get on top around the middle and an opportunist goal from the impressive Josh Ronayne ten minutes into the second half left nothing between the sides. Well taken points from Josh Ronayne (4) and Michael Conroy had Davitts ahead by 1-7 to 0-8 with five minutes remaining. Knockmore as ever refused to throw in the towel and two late points saved the game for them.
Best for Davitts were Adrian McNamara, who made two excellent saves to keep Davitts in touch towards the end of the first half, Cathal Higgins, Donal Ronayne, Kevin Gallagher, Johnno Clarke, Declan Healy, Josh Ronayne, Michael Conroy and the very lively sub Thomas Waldron.
Davitts: Adrian McNamara, Donal Ronayne, Cathal Higgins, Kevin Gallagher, Martin Cosgrove, Johnno Clarke, Micheal Mangan, Declan Healy, Michael Waldron, Colm Roche, Liam Kearns (0-2), Liam Noone, Josh Ronayne (1-4), Ronan McNamara, Michael Conroy (0-1). Subs used: Andy Peters, James Cummins, Thomas Waldron, Seamus Roche, Evan Ronayne.