Ballindine, Co. Mayo

July 18, 2016

Seniors v Westport – Match Report

Westport 0-13 Davitts 3-7

Davitts made the early Sunday morning journey to Westport a winning one with a valuable three point victory over the locals in this Senior League Division 1B tie. A first half hat trick of goals by Ronan McNamara proved vital but at the other end of the field his brother Adrian produced some stunning saves that saw Davitts move to the top of the table.

Westport had no answer to to the power and skill of Ronan McNamara in the first half and two goals after two excellent deliveries from midfielders Declan Healy and Josh Ronayne put Davitts on their way. A third McNamara goal, after intercepting a short kickout, saw Davitts lead by 3-3 to 0-6 at the break. Davitts were operating with fourteen men as wing back James Cummins was dismissed in the 25th minute.

Davitts received another blow early in the second half with their very influential midfielder Josh Ronayne, who was having a blinder, having to be stretchered off with a serious facial injury. His teammates responded in the best possible fashion with Cathal Higgins, Michael Waldron, Declan Healy, Andy Peters, Liam Kearns, Aidan McTigue, the excellent Thomas Waldron and the afore mentioned McNamara brothers performing heroics as Davitts hung on to a three point lead.

Everyone at Davitts Club wish a very speedy recovery to Josh, a player of enormous ability.

Davitts: Adrian McNamara, Colm Roche, Cathal Higgins, Kevin Gallagher, James Cummins, Michael Waldron, Johnno Clarke, Declan Healy, Josh Ronayne, Andy Peters (0-2), Liam Kearns (0-2), Thomas Waldron, Evan Ronayne (0-1), Ronan McNamara (3-1), Aidan McTigue (0-1). Subs used: Padraig Mangan, Sean Waldron, Micheal Mangan, Mattie Trench, Brian Clarke.

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