U-21s v Garrymore – Match Report
Davitts defeated neighbours Garrymore in the first round of the Brennan Cup played in difficult wet conditions in front of a large attendance in Ballindine on Tuesday evening. Both teams played some great football considering the climatic conditions but it was the homeside that triumphed by 1-16 to 0-12.
Garrymore opened the scoring but points from Jack Ronayne (2), Evan Ronane and Ryan McLouglin saw Davitts three ahead after the first quarter. Garry pulled two points back in the 18th and 19th minutes but Davitts replied strongly with five unanswered points from Evan Ronane (2), Danny Huane, Jack Ronayne and Cian Naughton. A Garrymore point in the 26th minute was cancelled out by Davitts captain Evan Ronane leaving his side ahead by 0-10 to 0-5 at halftime.
Garrymore began the second half well with three points in the first five minutes but Davitts replied with three of their own in the next five minutes through Evan Ronane (2) and Stephen Nyland. Garrymore narrowed the gap with a point in the fortieth minute but two fine long range efforts from Stephen Nyland extended Davitts lead to seven points as the game entered the final quarter.
Garrymore began to press hard and some brilliant saves by Dean Moran the Davitts keeper kept them at bay. They did score four points in a row before Evan Ronane finished off the game as a contest with a superb goal created by Niall Treacy’s clever play. Stephen Nyland added another point before the finish as darkness quickly descended on Davitt Park.
Outstanding for Davitts were Dean Moran, Kieran Fahy, Dmitry Trench, Liam Macken, Danny Huane, Jack Ronayne, Stephen Nyland, Evan Ronane and Niall Treacy.
Davitts: Dean Moran, Tom Corless, Kieran Fahy, Jordan Flanagan, Dmitry Trench, Liam Macken, Danny Huane (0-1), Cian Naughton (0-1), Aidan Macken, Ryan McLoughlin (0-1), Jack Ronayne (0-3), Stephen Nyland (0-4), Evan Ronane (1-6). Sub used: Niall Treacy.