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March 18, 2024

Minor v Ballinrobe match report

Davitts 1-10  Ballinrobe 1-10

Davitts and Ballinrobe met in the second round of the Minor League in Ballindine on Monday with the spoils being shared after a competitive match. The conditions were tough but there was a lot of good football played.

Ronan Kelly, having another excellent game, opened the scoring with a first minute point but Ballinrobe replied with a goal three minutes later. Two more Ronan Kelly points for the homeside and two from Ballinrobe saw the visitors ahead by two after the first quarter. Davitts were on top for the remainder of the half and wind assisted points from Conor McDermott, Ciaran Treacy and Noah O Brien put them ahead by a point at the break, 0-6 to 1-2.

The homeside started the second half brightly and points from Aaron O Dea and Ronan Kelly (2) extended the lead before Ronan Kelly fired home a Davitts goal in the 38th minute. Ballinrobe scored two points in the 41st and 44th minutes but Davitts suffered a massive blow in the next minute. Star forward Ciaran Treacy, who was at the heart of all of his side’s good work, suffered a broken collar bone which forced his retiral. Seconds later Davitts full-back Sean Clarke received an extremely harsh black card and Ballinrobe began to take over. They benefitted from a number of refereeing decisions and scored six unanswered points to take the lead as the game entered its final few minutes. Ronan Kelly had the final say though and he shot a superb equalising free kick in the 59th minute.

Tadhg Feerick, Conor McDermott, Noah O Brien, Burke Briere, Fionn McTigue, Ronan Kelly and the unlucky Ciaran Treacy, had fine games for Davitts as the whole side put in an honest shift.

Davitts: Dylan Gormley, Ben Corless, Sean Clarke, Brian Hett, Tadhg Feerick, Conor McDermott (0-1), Noah O Brien (0-1), Burke Briere, Dylan Burke, Fionn McTigue, Ronan Kelly (1-6), Cillian Kearns, Aaron O Dea (0-1), Ciaran Treacy (0-1), Aaron Conneely Basham. Sub used: Odhran O Conaire.

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