Davitts ensured their Division 1B status in the senior league with an impressive 1-11 to 0-10 victory over Garrymore in Ballindine on Saturday. Davitts were the better team all through and had terrific performances from Tommy Nolan, Colm Boyle, Colm Roche, Carlos O Gara, Aidan McTigue and Fergal McGrath, while the evergreen David McDonagh and team captain Paul Carey, leading from the front, were in dominant form at midfield, supplying the platform for this win.
Davitts led 0-8 to 0-4 at halftime, after scoring some marvellous points by McTigue (4), McGrath, Liam Kearns, Keith Prendergast and a Carey monster from over 50 metres. Garrymore battled hard in the second half, and Jimmy Killeen kept them in touch with some well taken frees, but the games crucial score came midway through the second half, when Carlos O Gara intercepted a Garrymore clearance and his excellent pass found Fergal McGrath who used his strength to shrug off
two defenders before lashing an unstoppable shot to the roof of the net.
Garrymore narrowed the gap to three points going into the last few minutes, but it was fitting that man of the match Paul Carey had the last say, scoring the insurance point with another superb score from long range.
Davitts: Mark Diskin, Kevin Gallagher, Frankie Barrett, Tommy Nolan, Johnno Clarke, Colm Boyle, Colm Roche, David McDonagh, Paul Carey (0-2), Liam Kearns (0-1), Keith Prendergast (0-2), Carlos O Gara, Fergal McGrath (1-1), Aidan McTigue (0-4), Pat Coyne. Subs used: Maurice Prendergast, Michael Ronayne and James Cummins.