Minors v Ballintubber – Match Report
Davitts got their Minor League Div 2A campaign off to a flying start when they defeated Ballintubber by 5-14 to 4-5 in Ballindine on Friday evening.
Ballintubber opened the game brightly and had fired in two goals in the opening three minutes before the homeside began to settle down. With Niall Kearns and Cian Naughton winning the midfield battle, Davitts came storming back into the game. They scored some fine points courtesy of the inspirational Dimitry Trench (2), Niall Treacy, Dean Moran, Cian Naughton, Niall Kearns and Stephen Nyland (2) and two cracking goals from the very impressive David Devane and James Ruane, to lead by 2-8 to 2-1 at the break.
Davitts continued to press on after the break and three further goals from Niall Treacy, Conor Walsh and Stephen Nyland put the result beyond doubt. Ballintubber kept plugging away and were rewarded with two late goals but it was Davitts who ran out the deserving winners. Second half points from Dimitry Trench, Niall Kearns, Niall Treacy and three from Stephen Nyland completed their impressive tally.
Outstanding for Davitts were David Devane, Dimitry Trench, Fentan Kelly, Niall Treacy, Cian Naughton, Stephen Nyland, Zack Keadin and Niall Treacy.
Davitts: Gavin Ring, Oisin O Connor, David Devane (1-0), Jordan Flanagan, Fentan Kelly, Dimitry Trench (0-3), Sean Feerick, Niall Kearns (0-2), Cian Naughton (0-1), Dean Moran (0-1), James Ruane (1-0), Conor Walsh (1-0), Zack Keadin, Stephen Nyland (1-5), Niall Treacy (1-2). Subs used: Gary Bourke, Jack Trench.