Four-Goal Glynn Guides U-14s To Hard Fought South Mayo ‘A’ Title
Davitts captured the South Mayo U-14 A Title with a hard fought 6-7 to 2-13 victory over a gallant Ballinrobe side in Ballinrobe on Wednesday night. Goals win games and Davitts corner forward Bon Glynn proved to be the hero for his team striking four crucial goals, two in the opening minutes of either half.
Those two early Bon Glynn goals, two more from influential midfielder Fenton Kelly and star forward Jack Devane, and points from Jack Melvin, Jack Devane and Fenton Kelly (2) had Davitts ahead by 4-4 to 2-5 at the interval.
When the lethal Glynn struck for two more well taken goals in the opening minutes of the second half it looked like Davitts would romp home but Ballinrobe fought back strongly and they added eight second half points but couldn’t find a way through for a goal due to excellent defending by the Davitts lads. Jack Melvin and Jack Devane (2) landed Davitts second half points as the Club claimed its second South U-14 A Title in three years.
Tristan Diskin was solid in goals with the outstanding Micheal Hett, Thomas Ronayne, Fionan Gallagher, Cathal Corless, Cathal Devane and captain Brian Og McTigue were all superb in defence. Fenton Kelly had a fine game at midfield, ably assisted by the hardworking John Wallace until injury forced him to retire midway through the second half. Up front Bon Glynn was the matchwinner with Jack Devane, Joe Prendergast, Davie Hennessy, Jack Melvin, Dylan Gallagher and Brian Bermingham combining effectively throughout the match.
Mike King, secretary of the South Mayo Board, presented the cup to Davitts captain Brian Og McTigue after the game to the delight of the large Davitts crowd.
Davitts: Tristan Diskin, Fionan Gallagher, Micheal Hett, Cathal Devane, Cathal Corless, Thomas Ronayne, Brian Og McTigue, Fenton Kelly (1-2), John Wallace, Jack Devane (1-3), Joe Prendergast, Jack Melvin (0-2), Dylan Gallagher, Davie Hennessy, Bon Glynn (4-0). Sub used: Brian Bermingham.