U-21’s v Ballintubber – Match Report
Davitts bowed out of the County U-21 A Championship on Sunday when they were defeated by 3-16 to 1-10 away to Ballintubber. A powerful second quarter display by the homeside in which they outscored Davitts by 2-6 to 0-2 killed the visitor’s challenge and although Davitts fought bravely right to the finish it was Ballintubber who advanced to the semi-final.
Davitts trailed by 2-9 to 0-5 at the break with the lively Evan Ronayne (2), Conor Keane, Thomas Waldron and Cathal Hennelly on target. Many of the Ballintubber scores came from silly mistakes but they finished clinically, especially in that second quarter.
Davitts were much better after the break with the whole team putting in a huge effort. Driven on by Michael Waldron, the Mangan brothers, Kieran Fahy, William Freeley, Thomas Waldron, Jack Ronayne and Gerald Griffin they began to close the gap with points from Liam Noone, Gerald Griffin and Mattie Trench and a fine Jack Ronayne goal to leave five points between the sides but this was as close as Davitts could get to the impressive winners.
Davitts: Mikey Kelly, Patrick Keadin, Padraig Mangan, Michael Waldron, Kieran Fahy (0-1), Micheal Mangan, Shane Treacy, Cathal Hennelly (0-1), William Freeley, Jack Ronayne (1-0), Thomas Waldron (0-1), Mattie Trench (0-1), Conor Keane (0-1), Liam Noone (0-2), Evan Ronayne (0-2). Subs used: Gerald Griffin (0-1), James Murphy.