Ballindine, Co. Mayo

June 20, 2016

Seniors v Moy Davitts – Match Report

Davitts 1-12 Moy Davitts 2-8

Davitts won this Division 1B Senior League tie against Moy Davitts in Ballindine on Sunday by a point and will be very relieved as the visitors pushed their hosts to the limit. A late point from a free by man of the match Cathal Hennelly, after he himself was fouled, swung the game in favour of Davitts after they had surrendered a seven point lead with just twelve minutes remaining.

Davitts had led by 0-7 to 0-5 at halftime with points from Aidan McTigue (2), Liam Kearns (2), Evan Ronayne, Ronan McNamara and Keith Prendergast but they probably felt it could have been more, especially as what appeared to be a stone wall penalty, after Ronan McNamara was unmercifully hauled down in the square, went unpunished to the amazement of both sets of spectators.

Davitts assumed control of the game in the second half and appeared to be cruising with points from Cathal Hennelly, Evan Ronayne (2) and Liam Kearns and a Ronan McNamara goal to leave the scoreline 1-11 to 0-7 in favour of Davitts with twelve minutes remaining.

Moy Davitts showed their mettle and two goals in the space of three minutes and a levelling point with five minutes on the clock had the homeside reeling.

Cathal Hennelly proved to be the hero for Davitts as he converted a long range free to give his side a win in a game that easily could have been won by Moy Davitts.

Davitts will know that this type of performance will not be good enough when they face Division 1A side Garrymore in the Championship next week but will be encouraged by the performances of Cathal Higgins, Colm Roche, James Cummins, Keith Prendergast, Declan Healy, Cathal Hennelly, Evan Ronayne, Aidan McTigue and Andy Peters.

Davitts: Adrian McNamara, Colm Roche, Cathal Higgins, Johnno Clarke, James Cummins, Keith Prendergast (0-1), Tommy Waldron, Declan Healy, Michael Waldron, Cathal Hennelly (0-2), Liam Kearns (0-3), Evan Ronayne (0-3), Josh Ronayne, Ronan McNamara (1-1), Aidan McTigue (0-2). Subs used Andy Peters, Paul Carey, Micheal Mangan.

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