Davitts and Knockmore clashed for the second time in two weeks, this time in the Secondary League, in Ballindine on Saturday. Knockmore got some measure of revenge for the Senior League defeat, with a two point victory in a game played in difficult conditions.
Knockmore were much the better side in the first half and led by 1-5 to 1-1 at halftime, having played against the pretty strong wind. Davitts scores came from an opportunist Josh Ronayne goal and a long range free from Ronan McNamara, as Knockmore looked the hungrier and sharper outfit.
Knockmore tagged on two early second half points and things looked grim for Davitts facing the wind but they played with great spirit and conviction for the remainder of the game. David Mitchell had another fine game in goals. Colm Roche, Donie Ronayne and Cathal Higgins were excellent in defence as Paul Carey and Ronan McNamara began to lord the midfield area, while Keith Prendergast was on top of his game at centre half forward getting good help from Liam Kearns and Andrew Peters. Points from Prendergast (4), an absolute beauty from Andrew Peters and another Ronan McNamara special narrowed the gap to one point but Knockmore recovered from the onslaught and had the last point in a very competitive game to win by 1-9 to 1-7.
Davitts team: David Mitchell, Colm Roche, Michael Ronayne, Donie Ronayne, Cathal Higgins, Johnno Clarke, Mark Ronayne, Ronan McNamara (0-2), Paul Carey, Josh Ronayne (1-0), Keith Prendergast (0-4), Liam Kearns, Darren Connolly, Fearghal McGrath, Andrew Peters (0-1). Subs used: Michael Waldron, Thomas Waldron, Richie Kilkenny.