Ballindine, Co. Mayo

August 25, 2019

Seniors v Moy Davitts – Match Report

Moy Davitts 0-9 Davitts 2-12

Davitts travelled to Foxford to face Moy Davitts in the Mayo Senior Championship on Saturday and defeated the local side by nine points after a powerful display.

Davitts started of in whirlwind fashion with the superb Cathal Hennelly opening the scoring with a point in the first minute. Liam Kearns and Evan Ronane added to the tally with points in the fifth and eighth minutes before Stephen Nyland buried his side’s opening goal, a clinical finish after fielding Ronan McNamara’s excellent long delivery. Davitts added three further points through Liam Kearns, Cathal Hennelly and Evan Ronane before Moy Davitts finally got off the mark with an 18th minute point. They added four more points before the break with Davitts captain Ronan McNamara replying with a trademark long range free to leave the visitors ahead by 1-7 to 0-5 at half time.

Moy Davitts began to exert pressure on the Davitts defence but the pressurising from every Davitts player made it difficult for them to manafacture scoring chances. They did shoot two points in the opening ten minutes of the half with Liam Kearns replying for Davitts. The next point came in the 19th minute, another Ronan McNamara special with Moy Davitts pointing two minutes later. Davitts tightened their grip on the game in the last ten minutes as Moy Davitts threw everything they had into attack. Shane Treacy and Ronan McNamara pointed and Ronan McNamara, now operating at full forward, goaled deep into injury time, flicking on Keith Prendergast’s long ball past the Moy Davitts keeper, to give his side a well deserved nine point win.

This was an impressive team display from Davitts with the work ethic of all twenty players that featured being noteworthy. Davitts will now face Kiltane in two weeks time in the crucial final group game.

Davitts: Cian Naughton, Patrick Keadin, Cathal Higgins, Kieran Fahy, Tommy Waldron, Colm Boyle, Dmitry Trench, Ronan McNamara (1-3), William Freeley, Cathal Hennelly (0-2), Liam Kearns (0-3), Stephen Nyland (1-0), Mark Ronayne, Darragh McGale, Evan Ronane (0-3). Subs used: Padraig Mangan, Josh Ronayne, Shane Treacy (0-1), Keith Prendergast, Jack Ronayne.

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