Walsh Cup Final – Match Report
Davitts defeated Belmullet in the final of the Michael Walsh Intermediate League in sunny McHale Park on Sunday. The final scoreline was 1-12 to 1-7 but in all fairness Davitts won this game very comfortably and a much greater winning margin would not have flattered them. The powerful Ronan McNamara and Keith Glynn lorded midfield for most of the game and the Davitts defence were very impressive led on by their inspirational captain Colm Boyle (is there a better wing back in Mayo?). Early points by Pat Coyne, Fergal McGrath and Michael Conroy (2) had Davitts on their way and when Boyle buried an excellent goal after great work by Colm Roche, Conroy and Coyne the writing was on the wall for Belmullet although three late points narrowed the lead to a goal at the break, 1-4 to 0-4. Davitts continued to dominate in the second half and even a lucky Belmullet goal with 15 minutes remaining was not going to deny the men from Ballindine and Irishtown, who finished with points from Boyle, Conroy, Aidan McTigue and David McDonagh.
Davitts team: Paddy Kirrane, Martin Cosgrove, Frankie Barrett, Kevin Gallagher, Johnno Clarke (0-1), James Cummins, Colm Boyle (1-1), Ronan McNamara (0-2), Keith Glynn, Pat Coyne (0-1), Keith Prendergast, Colm Roche, Fergal McGrath (0-1), David McDonagh (0-1), Michael Conroy (0-4). Subs used: Aidan McTigue (0-1), Liam Kearns, Richie Kilkenny and Shane Mitchell.