County U-16 B Semi-Final match report
Moy Davitts 3-13 Davitts 2-6
Moy Davitts advanced to the County U-16 B Final after defeating a gallant Davitts side in Kiltimagh on Tuesday evening in the semi-final. Two goals in the first five minutes of the game proved to be crucial scores for the Moy Davitts lads and while Davitts spurned several clear goal chances themselves throughout the game, the Foxford based outfit were full value for their victory and the best of luck to them in the final.
Moy Davitts shot two goals and a point in the opening five minutes to set them on their way. Ciaran Treacy, a major threat up front for Davitts, hit two points in the 6th and 7th minutes to settle his team into the game. The remainder of the first half was more or less dominated by the defences on both sides with Moy Davitts adding three points and Davitts two points, through Ronan Kelly and Ciaran Treacy, to their tallies to leave Moy Davitts ahead by 2-4 to 0-4 at half time.
Davitts had two great goal chances in the first two minutes of the second half with Aaron O Dea and Aaron Conneely Basham coming agonisingly close but Moy Davitts hit the first three scores in the 33rd, 35th and 36th minutes to extend their lead. Ciaran Treacy pulled a point back for Davitts in the 37th minute but this was cancelled out two minutes later and Moy Davitts pointed again in the 40th minute. Davitts, chasing the game, were looking for goals and Noah O Brien and Ciaran Treacy came very close before Ciaran Treacy pointed in the 47th minute. A goal and a point for Moy Davitts in the 50th minute put the issue beyond doubt and they added another point in the 52nd minute before Ciaran Treacy goaled from the penalty spot for Davitts. Moy Davitts shot two points in reply before Davitts sub Peter Kilkenny had the final say, goaling in the 62nd minute, just before the final whistle.
All of the Davitts players tried valiantly all through the game but had little luck. Their best players on the night were goalie Dylan O Brien, Brian Hett who was excellent throughout, Noah O Brien, Ethan Boyle, Conor McDermott, Ciaran Treacy, Aaron Conneely Basham, Dylan Gormally and Fionn McTigue.
Davitts: Dylan O Brien, Sean Clarke, Brian Hett, Tadhg Feerick, Noah O Brien, Ethan Boyle, Brian Corless, Conor McDermott, Burke Briere, Aaron Conneely Basham, Ronan Kelly (0-1), Ciaran Treacy (1-5), Aaron O Dea, Dylan Gormally, Michael Hyland Hughes. Subs used: Fionn McTigue, Oisin O Gara, Ben Corless, Peter Kilkenny (1-0), Cillian Kearns.