Ballindine, Co. Mayo

June 3, 2010

U-14 v Achill – League Division 4

An understrength Achill U-14 team travelled to Ballindine on Thursday and were heavily defeated by a hungry Davitts side, who gave the visitors a 4-26 to 0-2 hiding, in the county league. Davitts, who needed a good win to have a chance of reaching the semi-final, set about their task from the throw in, with outstanding midfielder Padraig Mangan putting in a majestic performance, getting good support from Jack Rodgers, and the attack looking eager and alert, with Shane Treacy, Cathal Hennelly, Gerard Griffin, Mikie Devane and Ritchie Connor all in menacing form.

Davitts led by 2-16 to 0-0 at half time, and while Achill performed better in the second half, they found the Davitts defence of Dylan Higgins, Denis Og Fahy, Dylan Keadin, Michael Mangan and Sean Burke in a very uncompromising mood. Davitts goalie Thomas Monaghan will rarely have a quieter evening, while subs Aaron Naughton and Keelin Cosgrove also did well when introduced to the fray at halftime.

Davitts scorers: Shane Treacy (2-2), Padraig Mangan (0-8), Cathal Hennelly (0-6), Gerard Griffin (1-2), Ritchie Connor (1-1), Sean Burke (0-3), Mikie Devane (0-2), Jack Rodgers (0-1) and Michael Mangan (0-1).

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