Senior Championship v Ballintubber match report
Ballintubber ended Davitts participation in this year’s Mayo Senior Championship with a comprehenisive 1-16 to 0-5 victory in Saturday’s match between the two sides played in Ballinrobe. The very experienced Ballintubber side showed why they have won the last two County titles and will be hard stopped as they bid for three in a row.
Playing against the wind in the opening half, Ballintubber quickly got into their stride and had shot six points before Ronan McNamara opened the Davitts account in the 14th minute. Evan Ronane (2) and Jack Ronayne fired over three points before the half time whistle as Ballintubber led by 0-10 to 0-4 at the break.
Cathal Hennelly opened the scoring in the second half with an early point but Ballintubber were in no mood to relax as they dominated the remainder of the half. The Davitts defence were under severe pressure but the whole team worked tirelessly as Ballintubber eased their way into the quarter final. Davitts young side made their opponents work hard for every score and retained senior status, avoiding the dreaded relegation play-offs due to a two point superior score difference to Moy Davitts.
Davitts: Cian Naughton, Patrick Keadin, Cathal Higgins, Tom Corless, Tommy Waldron, Kieran Fahy, Dmitry Trench, Aidan Macken, Stephen Nyland, Evan Ronane (0-2), Jack Ronayne (0-1), Shane Treacy, Darragh McGale, Ronan McNamara (0-1), Colm Boyle. Subs used: Cathal Hennelly (0-1), Niall Treacy, Mark Ronayne, Keith Prendergast.