Conroy and McGrath guide Davitts through to final

NINE points from Davitts captain Michael Conroy propelled the Mayo champions into the All-Ireland Club intermediate football final as they ran out easy winners over Éire Óg, Greystones in Tullamore yesterday.

A first half goal from Fergal McGrath, and six points from Conroy, helped Davitts into a 1-8 to 0-2 lead at half-time.

David McDonagh’s 40th minute goal ended the game as a contest and Éire Óg were reduced to 14 men in the closing stages when Stephen Kelly picked up his second yellow card.

Scorers for Davitts: M Conroy 0-9 (6fs), F McGrath 1-2, D McDonagh 1-0, R McNamara 0-1.

Scorers for Éire Óg: D Hayden 0-2fs, D Webb, D Woods, T Gbelovevia 0-1 each.

DAVITTS: M Diskin; C Roche, A Roche, K Gallagher; J Clarke, C Boyle, J Cummins; R McNamara, P Carey; K Prendergast, D McDonagh, P Coyne; A McTigue, F McGrath, M Conroy.

Subs: M Cosgrove for Clarke, L Kearns for Prendergast, C O’Gara for McTigue, K Glynn for McDonagh.

ÉIRE ÓG: L Traynor; J Tanner, J Kelly, E McHugh; C Smullen, S Kelly, S Horan; T Gbelovevia, J Leonard; D Woods, D Hayden, P Smith; G Fuisciardi, B Cuddihy, K Manahan.

Subs: D Webb for Smullen, P Keane for Horan, P Doherty for Cuddihy.

Referee: C Lane (Cork).

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