Ballindine, Co. Mayo

June 24, 2011

U-21’s v Kilmaine – Brennan Cup – Match Report

Davitts U-21 side began their defence of the Brennan Cup in Ballindine on Friday evening, making light of the difficult climatic conditions, to emphatically defeat Kilmaine by 6-14 to1-6. Davitts played some terrific football in this game and were well in command at the interval, leading by 4-9 to 1-2, after being wind assisted in the first half. Richie Kilkenny (outstanding throughout) set the ball rolling with a goal in the first minute after excellent work from the very impressive Fergal McGrath. McGrath himself bagged a brace of goals and team captain Keith Prendergast got his reward for a tremendously hard working performance at midfield, scoring the fourth goal after a stunning passing movement.

Davitts workrate didn’t ease off in the second half as the defence coped well with all that Kilmaine could throw at them. Further goals from McGrath and Darren Connolly sealed an impressive win for the homeside. Davitts had star players all over the pitch but the performances of Michael Waldron, Johnno Clarke, Keith Prendergast, John Heneghan, Richie Kilkenny and Fergal McGrath were particularly noteworthy.

Davitts team: David Mitchell, Michael Waldron, Kevin Gallagher, Johnno Clarke, Tommy Mitchell, Mark Ronayne, John Heneghan, Keith Prendergast (1-2), Josh Ronayne (0-2), Liam Kearns (0-4), Richie Kilkenny (1-2), Darren Connolly (1-1), Fergal McGrath (3-3). Subs used: Tommy Clarke, David Connolly, Gerard McWalter.

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