Davitts were defeated by Carras (Kilmaine/Garrymore amalgamation) in an exciting final of the South Mayo Minor B Championship in Ballinrobe on Friday evening. The final score was Carras 2-9, Davitts 0-12. The first half was well contested but Davitts conceded two rather sloppy goals that ultimately cost them the title and they trailed by 2-6 to 0-6 at halftime.
Davitts got on top in the second half and really took the game to Carras but a combination of good Carras defending and some poor shooting from the Davitts lads meant the cup was not returning to Ballindine and Irishtown for a second year running.
Best for Davitts on the night were Donal Ronayne, Brian Clarke, Cathal Higgins, Michael Clarke, Thomas Waldron, Liam Noone and subs Padraig Mangan and Cathal Hennelly.
Davitts team: Michael Mangan, Brian Clarke, John Macken, Cathal Higgins, Gerard McWalter, Sean Waldron, William Freeley, Michael Clarke (0-5), Gearoid Lyons (0-1), Andrew Peters (0-1), Thomas Waldron (0-1), Liam Noone (0-4). Subs used: Padraig Mangan, Cathal Hennelly, Matthew Trench.