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July 16, 2012

U-21’s demolish Kilmeena to secure a place in Championship Quarter Final

Davitts U-21 team made it two wins from two outings in the Championship, with a fine victory over Kilmeena in Ballindine on Monday evening. The final scoreline was 5-14 to 1-7 but most of the damage was done in the first half as the forwardline put on a fantastic display. Davitts, playing with the assistance of the wind in the first half, had built up a 4-10 to 1-3 lead at the break with Josh Ronayne (2), Clive Hennigan and Darren Connolly bagging the goals, and the movement of those three players and the outstanding Andrew Peters and Tommy Clarke was most impressive. The midfield partnership of Michael and Sean Waldron were winning loads of possession and linking well with the attack.

Kilmeena came more into the game in the second half and fought bravely but lively substitute Thomas Waldron put the final nail in their coffin with a fifth goal ten minutes from time.

There will be tougher tests ahead for this young Davitts side who have now clinched a quarter final slot. David Mitchell was in top form in goals and county minor Donal Ronayne was arguably the man of the match getting great assistance from Cathal Higgins, Mark Ronayne, William Freeley and Jason Connolly. Andrew Peters (surely county minor standard) was at the heart of every attack, while the finishing of Darren Connolly, Clive Hennigan and Josh Ronayne was clinical.

Davitts team: David Mitchell, Donal Ronayne (0-2), William Freeley, Jason Connolly, Mark Ronayne, Cathal Higgins, Michael Waldron, Sean Waldron, Tommy Clarke, Clive Hennigan (1-4), Andrew Peters (0-1), Darren Connolly (1-2), Josh Ronayne (2-5). Subs used: Thomas Waldron (1-0), Darragh Halligan, Gerard McWalter, James Prendergast, Caolan Devane.

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