Juniors v Ballina – Match Report
Davitts Junior team opened their Senior League Div 1D campaign in Ballindine on Saturday but were defeated, 2-14 to 1-13, by Ballina Stephenites. The exchanges were fast and furious from the throw in with Ballina, with the benefit of having played two games, looking particularly sharp. The visitors led by 1-8 to 1-6 at the break. Davitts first half point scorers were Liam Noone (0-3), Mattie Trench (0-2) and John Kilkenny (0-1) while Tommy Mitchell bagged the goal after he was quickest to react to a breaking ball in the goalmouth.
The third quarter belonged to the visitors as they began to dominate and they extended their lead to nine points. Davitts rallied with points from Liam Noone (3), John Costello and Shane Treacy. Ballina added another point and Liam Noone hit the final point of the game as Ballina won by four points.
Best for a gallant Davitts team were Ger McWalter, Lawrence Daly, Micheal Mangan, Mattie Trench, Tommy Mitchell, Shane Treacy and Liam Noone who had a terrific game.
Davitts: David Mitchell, Patrick Keadin, Lawrence Daly, Ger McWalter, Micheal Mangan, John Costello (0-1), Martin Cosgrove, Shane Mitchell, William Freeley, John Kilkenny (0-1), Mattie Trench (0-2), Tommy Clarke, Liam Noone (0-8), Tommy Mitchell (1-0), Richie Kilkenny. Subs used: Jack Ronayne, Kevin Gallagher, Shane Treacy, Sean Waldron, Padraig Mangan, Ryan McLoughlin.