Mixed fortunes for adult teams during weekend
Davitts second team were defeated for the first time in Div 1F of the senior league, by league leaders Kiltimagh, who had to rely on a goal in the dying seconds of the game to win by two points, 2-10 to 0-14, in a thrilling game played in Ballindine on Saturday evening. Junior supremo – John A Noone – while bitterly disappointed with the outcome of the match, will be encouraged with the performances of his players, in particular Pat Coyne, in superb form at midfield, David Mitchell, Kevin Gallagher, Colm Roche, John Heneghan, Richie Kilkenny and second half substitute Josh Ronayne.
The senior team had a hard earned one point victory over old rivals Tourmakeady in a Senior League Div 1B league match played in windy Ballindine on Sunday evening. The final score was 0-10 to 1-6. Davitts made the early running, while playing with the wind in the first half, but a 20th minute goal by Kevin Dolan gave Tourmakeady a boost, and they only trailed by 0-8 to 1-2 at half time after Davitts had the bulk of possession.
Davitts defended their lead heroically in the second half, with every player excelling defensively. Paddy Kirrane was very alert in goals, with Colm Boyle, Frankie Barrett and Paul Carey magnificent in defence and Michael Conroy helping out well in the second half. Ronan McNamara had an outstanding game at midfield while up front Liam Kearns, Fergal McGrath and sub Josh Ronayne were most impressive.
Davitts team: Paddy Kirrane, Michael Ronayne, Frankie Barrett, Colm Boyle, Colm Roche, Paul Carey (0-1), James Cummins, Ronan McNamara (0-1), David McDonagh, Liam Kearns (0-3), Fergal McGrath (0-1), Keith Prendergast, Richie Kilkenny, Mike Conroy, Aidan McTigue (0-1). Subs: Josh Ronayne (0-2) and Martin Cosgrove.