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November 8, 2010

U-15 Division 2 Final – Match Report

Davitts u–15 team were heavily defeated by neighbours Carras in the County Div 2 League final in Claremorris on Sunday. The final scoreline of 3-13 to 0-4 fairly reflects the dominance of the Carras team, in a game played in difficult conditions, and not helped by an extremely whistle happy referee who made sure that the game never flowed and, in all fairness, who spoiled the game for the large, and predominantly Davitts attendance. Two well converted first half penalties gave Carras the halftime advantage of 2-4 to 0-3, having the assistance of the tricky wind, but Carras completely dominated the second half and ran out convincing winners.

Davitts will wonder just what went wrong as they had defeated the same opposition by five points a few weeks ago, but this really was a day when anything that could go wrong did go badly wrong. The loss of the injured Matthew Trench, man of the match when the sides last met, was a big blow to Davitts who had excellent battling performances from Michael Mangan, William Freeley, John Huane, Donie Ronayne, Liam Noone, Tommy Waldron and Jonathon Fahy, and these group of players are going to bring lots of success to the club in the coming years. A big thank you to the supporters who turned out in such large numbers on a miserable day.

Davitts team: Michael Mangan, William Freeley, Cathal Hennelly, John Huane, Donie Ronayne, Jack Rodgers, Padraig Mangan, Thomas Charles, Shane Cummins, Liam Noone (0-1), Michael Clarke (0-2), Tommy Waldron (0-1), Gerard Griffin. Subs used: Jonathon Fahy, Liam Connolly, Dylan Higgins.

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