Juniors v Claremorris – Match Report
Claremorris 1-13 Davitts 1-8
Davitts and Claremorris met in the first round of the County Junior B Championship on Saturday in Claremorris with the home side coming out the victors by five points. The Claremorris attack was much more efficient than Davitts who shot some terrible wides over the course of the game.
Claremorris led by 1-8 to 0-2 at halftime with Sean Waldron and Mattie Trench on target for Davitts. The Davitts defence were overworked in the first half but they defended well.
Davitts came storming into the game in the second half with Sean and Michael Waldron winning the midfield battle. The attack however, continued to squander several chances but points from Sean Waldron, John Costello, Tommy Clarke and Seamus Roche (2), and a penalty, expertly converted by Mattie Trench had narrowed the gap to four points with six minutes remaining.
Claremorris lifted the siege with two converted frees before the finish with Shane Mitchell replying for Davitts.
Davitts will know that they will have to improve their shooting before the next game which is at home to Lacken.
The defenders played very well with Kevin Gallagher, Patrick Keadin and Lawrence Daly outstanding. Sean Waldron, John Costello, Tommy Clarke, Mattie Trench, Richie Kilkenny and Seamus Roche fought hard but Claremorris were not to be denied.
Davitts: Micheal Mangan, Kevin Gallagher, Tommy Nolan, Gerard McWalter, Patrick Keadin, Lawrence Daly, Martin Cosgrove, William Freeley, Sean Waldron (0-2), Tommy Mitchell, John Costello (0-1), Tommy Clarke (0-1), Mattie Trench (1-1), Shane Mitchell (0-1), Liam Noone. Subs used: Michael Waldron, Seamus Roche (0-2), Richie Kilkenny, Thomas Corless, John Kilkenny.