South Mayo Junior C’ship v Kilmaine match report
Davitts and Kilmaine met in the first round of the South Mayo Junior championship in sunny Ballindine on Sunday with Davitts coming out on top after a fell fought contest. Two well taken second half goals by Davitts scorer in chief Liam Kearns proved to be the difference between the sides.
Kilmaine led by 0-6 to 0-5 at halftime with Liam Kearns (4) and Niall Treacy the Davitts point scorers. Davitts defending was impressive throughout with all six defenders playing very well, limiting the Kilmaine attack to long range shots at goal.
Davitts midfielder Liam Macken levelled the game in the first minute of the second half but when Liam Kearns finished off a superb move with a clinical finish, for Davitts first goal in the sixth minute, the tide had turned in favour of the home team. The same player repeated the dose with six minutes remaining to completely finish off the contest. Kearns also supplied two second half points as did Niall Treacy, who impressed greatly throughout the game.
Outstanding for Davitts were Jordan Flanagan, Donie Ronayne, Lawrence Daly, Jack Trench, Liam Kearns, Niall Kearns, Niall Treacy and Ryan McLoughlin.
Davitts: Dean Moran, Jordan Flanagan, Donie Ronayne, Lawrence Daly, John Macken, Johnno Clarke, Jack Trench, Liam Macken (0-1), Shane Mitchell, Tommy Clarke, Liam Kearns (2-6), Niall Treacy (0-3), Ryan McLoughlin, Niall Kearns, Richie Kilkenny. Subs used: Danny Corless, Fearghal McGrath, Cathal Moran, John Huane.