Seniors v Parke – Match Report
Davitts Seniors took on Parke in Div 3 of the League on Saturday evening in Ballindine and a very strong second half showing saw the homeside win by 1-16 to 1-4.
Wind assisted Davitts shot the opening two points of the first half through Ronan McNamara and Cathal Hennelly but a Parke goal in the tenth minute gave the visitors real hope. Two pointed frees from Parke and one from Ronan McNamara had the visitors ahead by two points before Cathal Hennelly, Liam Kearns and Keith Prendergast combined in the twentieth minute for the latter to hit the back of the net from close range. Davitts added three more points from Evan Ronane (2) and Cathal Hennelly to lead by 1-6 to 1-2 at halftime.
Davitts took control of the match in the second half as they outscored the opposition by 0-10 to 0-2 in that period. Ronan McNamara, Cathal Hennelly (3), Liam Kearns (3), Keith Prendergast (2) and Dmitry Trench shot those second half scores. At the other end of the field Cian Naughton, Patrick Keadin, Cathal Higgins, Brian Clarke, Ciaran Fahy, Dmitry Trench and Liam Macken defended well and restricted the visitors to two pointed frees.
Cathal Hennelly had an outstanding match with Liam Kearns and Keith Prendergast not far behind him. Ronan McNamara as usual led his side superbly while Tommy Waldron, William Freeley, Evan Ronane and Darragh McGale worked tirelessly throughout the game. Davitts used six subs with each of them contributing to an impressive victory.
Davitts: Cian Naughton, Patrick Keadin, Cathal Higgins, Ciaran Fahy, Dmitry Trench (0-1), Brian Clarke, Liam Macken, Cathal Hennelly (0-5), Liam Kearns (0-3), Tommy Waldron, Keith Prendergast (1-2), Darragh McGale, Evan Ronane (0-2). Subs used: Josh Ronayne, Mark Ronayne, Kevin Gallagher, Shane Treacy, Aidan McTigue, Thomas Corless.