Minor v Carras and U-16 v Claremorris match reports
Carras and Davitts met in the South Minor B Championship in Ballindine on Friday evening with a strong showing in the final quarter swinging the game to the visitors, after a great contest. The final scoreline was 0-15 to 0-13 in favour of Carras.
Davitts had led by 0-7 to 0-6 at halftime with Niall Treacy (0-4), Fenton Kelly (0-2) and Joe Prendergast on target. The game was nip and tuck all through but the dismissal of Davitts Zack Keadin after 48 minutes, with the sides level, proved to be a turning point and Carras used the numerical advantage well to win deservingly by two points.
Best for Davitts on this occasion were Tristan Diskin, Brian Og McTigue, Sean Feerick, Brian Bermingham, Fenton Kelly and Niall Treacy.
Davitts: Tristan Diskin, Sean Feerick, Charlie Phillips, Brian Og McTigue, Jack Melvin, Thomas Ronayne, Brian Bermingham, Fenton Kelly (0-2), Cathal Corless, Davey Hennessy, Jack Devane, Joe Prendergast (0-1), Jack Trench (0-1), Niall Treacy (0-9), Zack Keadin. Subs used: Dylan Gallagher, Bon Glynn.
On Tuesday evening Claremorris U-16’s got the better of a very plucky Davitts side in the South Mayo A Championship in sunny Ballindine. At a few stages of the game it looked as if Claremorris would pull away to win easily, but Davitts displayed a fantastic spirit and were possibly unlucky in the end not to salvage at least a draw.
Claremorris started well and shot over three points in the first five minutes but Davitts midfielders Dylan Gallagher and Cathal Corless steadied the ship with two points before Claremorris, whose forwardline were very impressive, turned on the style. They scored points in the 9th and 11th minutes and a goal in the 12th minute to open up a six point lead. Dylan Gallagher, Conor McDermott and Cathal Corless pointed to narrow the gap to three but in the 26th minute Claremorris struck for their second goal. Again the Davitts lads battled back bravely and were rewarded when Dylan Gallagher goaled just before the half time whistle to leave Claremorris ahead by 2-6 to 1-5 at the break.
Claremorris opened the second half scoring with two points in the first two minutes. Points from Cathal Corless and Dylan Gallagher each side of a Claremorris point kept Davitts in it and a converted penalty by the impressive Jack Melvin, after Dylan Gallagher was fouled, narrowed the gap to two after 40 minutes.
Claremorris reacted impressively and they reeled off four unanswered points in the next eight minutes and looked set to win comfortably. It was Davitts however, that dominated the rest of the game. They scored points via Bon Glynn, Dylan Gallagher (2) and Cathal Corless (2), in a grandstand finish, to narrow the gap to a single point but they just ran out of time.
Best for Davitts in this very entertaining game were Dylan O Brien, Sean Keadin, Seanie Meehan, Jack Melvin, Cathal Corless, Dylan Gallagher, Conor McDermott and Finn McLoughlin
Davitts: Dylan O Brien, Cathal Corless, Sean Keadin, Aaron Trench, Seanie Meehan, Jack Melvin (1-0), Mark Bermingham, Cathal Corless (0-5), Dylan Gallagher (1-5), Ethan Boyle, Conor McDermott (0-1), Bon Glynn (0-1), Harry Fallon, Finn McLoughlin, Ciaran Treacy. Subs used: Brian Corless, Ruain O Conaire.