Davitts v Kilmaine – Secondary League
The intermediate team got their first points on the board in the Secondary League, when defeating old rivals Kilmaine, in a close game in Ballindine on Saturday evening on a 2-13 to 1-13 scoreline. This was a real tit for tat game where the result was in doubt right up to the final whistle, and the championship clash between these two sides will be eagerly anticipated, as there wont be a kick of the ball between them, Kilmaine the championship specialists and Davitts regularly failing to deliver on their undoubted potential.
Davitts led by 1-8 to 0-6 at the interval, but Kilmaine dominated the third quarter of the game, and indeed looked the likely winners when capitalising on a defensive error, to narrow the deficit to one point with fifteen minutes remaining. Davitts, to their credit responded in fine style, urged on by the promptings of impressive subs Keith Glynn and Ronan McNamara, and finished well to hold on for the victory, in what was a very enjoyable game. Davitts best performers in this game were Michael Ronayne, Jonathon Clarke, Tommy Mitchell, John Heneghan, Keith Prendergast, Aidan McTigue, Fergal McGrath and Michael Conroy.
Davitts team: Paddy Kirrane, Michael Ronayne, Frankie Barrett, Kevin Gallagher, Jonathon Clarke, Tommy Mitchell, Colm Roche, David McDonagh, John Heneghan, Liam Kearns (0-2), Keith Prendergast, Carlos O Gara (0-1), Aidan McTigue (1-3), Fergal McGrath (1-2), Michael Conroy (0-3). Subs used: Keith Glynn, Ronan McNamara (0-2), Luke Ronayne.