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Ballyhegan Davitt's v Clonmore Robert Emmett's

posted 4 Jun 2011, 09:07 by Shaun-Marty Lawless

Tuesday May 31st

Ballyhegan Davitt's v Clonmore Robert Emmett's

A big week for Davitt's senior men began on Tuesday night, hosting Clonmore in Ballyhegan Park.

Clonmore started brightly with a brace of points in the opening 90 seconds from either corner forward, the second from a free kick.

Ballyhegan responded well, corner forward James McKeever kicking three fine points from play linking well with Mark Hughes for the first and following it up with two individual efforts, forcing the Clonmore management to switch his marker.

Davitt's dominant spell continued, Mark Hughes again causing problems in the full forward line and Paul Nixon was next to benefit, splitting the posts following a lay off.

Paul Courtney converted a '45 and Kevin Keegan, now playing in the full forward line, kicked a score from play leaving four points the difference entering the final ten minutes of the first half.

The sides finished out the half exchanging two free kicks apiece, Substitute Paddy McKeever converting both for the hosts, maintaining the Davitt's four point advantage on the half time whistle.

Half Time: Ballyhegan 0.08 v Clonmore 0.04

Clonmore management's half time team talk worked wonders as the visitors scored five points without reply in the opening five minutes of the half, three points coming from play, cancelling the half-time deficit and taking the lead.

A minute later a Clonmore attacker raced into a one-on-one with Davitt's Keeper Jonny McKeever, only to snatch at the shot putting it high and wide, when a goal seemed on!

Clonmore stretched their lead with another free, before two exquisite Ballyhegan points levelled the game, with ten minutes left. The first a trademark Paddy McKeever effort wide on the left, the second from the outside of Kevin Keegan's cultured right boot.

The sides again exchanged free kicks, Paddy McKeever converting his fourth of the game leaving the sides level at the final whistle.

Full Time: Ballyhegan 0.11 v Clonmore 0.11

Clonmore will feel the game changed when they missed their glorious goal chance, however Ballyhegan had two great chances to win the game in the closing stages, a draw probably a fair result.

Ballyhegan Team lined out as follows:

Jonny McKeever, J. Murphy, M. McKeever, J. McCann (T. Keegan, 36), C. McNeice, P. McCormack, G. Quinn (B. Quinn, 31), P. Courtney ) 0-01 ('45) (P. Marley, 50), K. Keegan 0-02, P. Nixon 0-01 (P. McKeever (0.04, (3f)), 24), A. Kelly 0-01, J. Wilson (P. Kelly, 24), A. Kelly, D. Kelly, M. Hughes, James McKeever 0-03