Juniors v St. Patricks – Match Report
Davitts Junior team continued on their recent winning run with a fine 1-8 to 0-8 win over a gallant St. Patricks side (Mayo Over 40’s) in the County Junior B Championship in Ballindine on Friday evening. Davitts were made work very hard for this victory but excellent displays from Brian Clarke, Luke Ronayne, Cathal Higgins, Tommy Mitchell, captain Seamus Roche, Darren Connolly and Richie Kilkenny ensured a winning start in this competition for the homeside.
Davitts led by 1-4 to 0-4 at halftime, the goal coming from the hard working Seamus Roche, who reacted quickest to a defensive mix-up. The highlight of that first half however was a glorious point scored by James Kilkenny, a top class score with the outside of his right boot, that was greeted by the biggest roar of the evening from the ecstatic home crowd.
St. Patricks tried hard to bridge that gap in the second half but good points scored by John Heneghan, Richie Kilkenny (2) and Andrew Peters kept them at bay.
This was an entertaining game and one had to marvel at the enthusiasm displayed by the St. Patrick’s players. One wonders why the GAA abandoned the Masters competition.
Davitts: David Mitchell, Brian Clarke, Luke Ronayne, John Costello, Cathal Higgins, Martin Cosgrove, JP Kirrane, Tommy Mitchell, John Heneghan (0-1), Andrew Peters (0-1), Seamus Roche (1-0), Jason Connolly, Darren Connolly (0-2), James Kilkenny (0-1), Richie Kilkenny (0-3). Subs used: Liam Noone, William Freeley.
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