Mayo defeat Clare in floodlight opener

November 7, 2018



 There were some bright spots on the horizon for Mayo when they defeated Paidi O’Se’s Clare in a senior football challenge to mark the official opening of the new floodlights at Flanagan Park, Ballinrobe, on Saturday night.

Ballina Stephenites’ wing-back Enda Devenney impressed with an action-packed display that saw him pick off two points and powered Mayo to the Tim Kelly Engineering Floodlit Cup.

And teenage centre half-forward Aidan Campbell also showed that he might have something to offer John O’Mahony as the season progresses.

A Mark Ronaldson goal after 27 minutes put Mayo in the driving seat, and he had a chance to add a second but his second-half penalty was saved by Clare ‘keeper Joe Hayes.

Scorers: Mayo – M Ronaldson 1-0, A Campbell 0-3 &ු2f&෕, A Kilcoyne 0-2 &ු1f&෕, B Regan 0-2, E Devenney 0-2, E Barrett 0-2, M McNicholas 0-1, G Brady 0-1, G Mullins 0-1.

Clare – D Molohan 0-6 &ු5f&෕, R Donnelly 1-2,


Mayo: K O’Malley; D Geraghty, G Cafferkey, T Cunniffe, E Devenney, G Brady, A Higgins; R McGarrity, C Forde; M Mullins, A Campbell, A Kilcoyne; M McNicholas, B Regan, M Ronaldson.

Subs used: T Howley, P Navin, G Mullins, S Ryder, M Conroy, E Barrett, S O’Shea.

 Clare: J Hayes; L Healy, C Whelan, G Kelly; D Daly, D Kelly, S Haugh; G Quinlan, David Russell; S Daniels, F O’Dea, K Keavey; M O’Dwyer, D Molohan, R Donnelly. Subs used: D O’Brien, M O’Regan, M O’Shea.

 Ref: B Kinneavy, Galway.