South Mayo Junior B Semi-Final – Match Report
Davitts junior team put up a spirited display when going down by 3-14 to 2-9 against The Neale in the South Mayo junior B semi-final, in an entertaining game played in Ballindine on Sunday. Davitts, minus the services of star forward Pat Hopkins, struggled to come to grips with the physically stronger Neale side, who had the greater threat up front. Davits trailed by 2-7 to 0-3 at half time but stuck to their task in the second half and fought bravely right up to the final whistle.
Controversial team manager John A Noone was very proud of his young team, and many of these players will play a big part in the future of the club. Davitts had super performances from Dave Mitchell, Mark Ronayne (0-1), the energetic Luke Ronayne, Michael Waldron (0-1), JP Kirrane and the lionhearted John Costello in defence. Midfielders John Heneghan and Tommy Mitchell battled throughout. The tireless David Cosgrove (0-5) and Kieran Mooney (2-1) were in terrific form up front, well supported by veteran team captain Mark Diskin, Colm Roche and the talented Con Penny (0-1).
Noone emptied his bench in a vain attempt to rescue this game and John Paul Clarke, Dara Halligan, Tommy Heneghan and Tommy Clarke all tried very hard for the home team.