Juniors v Claremorris – Match Report
Davitts Juniors had a fine 2-8 to 1-8 victory over neighbours Claremorris in the County Junior B Championship on Sunday in a sunny Davitt Park. Claremorris led by 1-6 to 1-1 at halftime and few present would have predicted a home win at this juncture. Claremorris had raced into a 0-5 to 0-0 lead after fifteen minutes before a fine Aidan McTigue goal and an Evan Ronayne point gave Davitts hope. Claremorris responded well however and scored a goal and a point themselves to lead by five points at the break.
Davitts came out fired up for the second half and driven on by Brian Clarke, Patrick Keadin, the outstanding William Freeley, Liam Noone, Evan Ronayne and Aidan McTigue they began to eat into that lead. Davitts had narrowed the gap to two points after fine points via Aidan McTigue and Liam Noone (3) before midfielder John Costello got on the end of a sweeping move to rifle home an excellent goal and put his side ahead for the first time in the game, with ten minutes remaining. Liam Noone and Seamus Roche pointed to put Davitts three up and after Claremorris closed the gap to two, Liam Noone finished the scoring, firing over a beauty from the left sideline.
The wins means that Davitts top their group as they and Claremorris both advance to the Quarter-Finals.
Davitts: David Mitchell, Patrick Keadin, Luke Ronayne, Brian Clarke, JP Kirrane, Martin Cosgrove, Lawrence Daly, John Costello (1-0), William Freeley, Shane Treacy, Liam Noone (0-5), Evan Ronayne (0-1), Aidan McTigue (1-1), Seamus Roche (0-1), Gerald Griffin. Subs used: Tommy Clarke, Michael Ronayne.