Ballindine, Co. Mayo

September 13, 2016

Seniors v Shrule Glencorrib – Match Report

Davitts played Shrule Glencorrib in Division 1D of the Senior League in windy Ballindine on Sunday but had to settle for a share of the spoils. The game ended up 0-10 apiece after a dour encounter.

Davitts, playing against the wind in the first half, played some brilliant football in the opening quarter, and led by 0-5 to 0-1 after eighteen minutes, with Liam Kearns (2), Ronan McNamara, Evan Ronayne and Andrew Peters finding the target. Shrule Glencorrib got a grip around the midfield area and shot six unanswered points to lead by 0-7 to 0-5 at halftime.

The visitors began the second half as they finished the first. They notched the opening score of the half to go three ahead after five minutes. Andy Peters and Liam Kearns narrowed the gap to a single point but Davitts were struggling to find any fluency in their play. Shrule Glencorrib scored two more points but Ronan McNamara, Evan Ronayne and Liam Kearns pointed in the last eight minutes as the sides ended up level.

Davitts best players were Colm Roche, Cathal Higgins who was superb throughout, James Cummins, Andy Peters, Paul Carey and Ronan McNamara.

Davitts: Adrian McNamara, Colm Roche, Cathal Higgins, Kevin Gallagher, James Cummins, Padraig Mangan, Brian Clarke, Declan Healy, William Freeley, Andy Peters (0-2), Liam Kearns (0-4), Thomas Waldron, Paul Carey, Ronan McNamara (0-2), Evan Ronayne (0-2). Subs used: Sean Waldron, Cathal Hennelly, Micheal Mangan.

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