Juniors v Shrule Glencorrib – Match Report
Davitts narrowly defeated Shrule Glencorrib, 2-11 to 2-10, in the first round of the South Mayo Junior Championship in Ballindine on Wednesday evening. A strong first half showing laid the foundations for this win but Shrule Glencorrib produced a fighting second half performance and will be disappointed not to have got something for their efforts.
The visitors started brightly and led by 0-3 to 0-1 after the first ten minutes while playing into the wind, with Tommy Clarke shooting Davitts opening point. Davitts captain Seamus Roche put his side ahead with a 12th minute goal and they added points from Aidan McTigue (4), Darragh McGale (2), Richie Kilkenny and Seamus Roche and a second Seamus Roche goal in the 27th minute, a piledriver from thirty yards after great work by Liam Macken and Tommy Clarke.
Davitts led by 2-9 to 0-5 at halftime and were looking good for victory but Shrule Glencorrib had different ideas. They began to chip away at the lead with Davitts squandering several chances. Davitts only managed to score two points in the half, through Aidan McTigue and Brian Clarke, and spent the last ten minutes trying to hold on to the lead as the visitors scented blood.
Davitts did hang on however with great performances from Cathal Moran, the Macken brothers, Shane Mitchell, Seamus Roche, the high fielding Richie Kilkenny, Aidan McTigue and Darragh McGale.
Davitts: David Mitchell, Cathal Moran, Lawrence Daly, John Macken, Brian Clarke (0-1), Aidan Macken, Liam Macken, Shane Mitchell, Richie Kilkenny (0-1), Seamus Roche (2-1), Tommy Clarke (0-1), Darragh McGale (0-2), Aidan McTigue (0-5). Subs used: Dara O Flaherty, Paul Carey, Kevin Gallagher.