U-14 v Islandeady match report
Davitts 8-3 Islandeady 9-10
This U-14 League Div 5B tie between Davitts and Islandeady played in Ballindine on Monday evening turned out to be a real shoot out, with the visitors coming out on top despite the concession of three goals in the opening three minutes of the game. Adam Rattigan, Aaron O Dea and Blake Bradley scored the early Davitts goals but the physically stronger visitors began chipping away and they had taken the lead by halftime, 3-7 to 5-0. Blake Bradley and Cormac Devane scored the fourth and fifth Davitts goals.
A fourth Islandeady goal at the start of the second half was matched by Aaron O Dea who fired home his second goal in the 33rd minute. The visitors pointed in the 39th minute and Aaron O Dea scored Davitts first point of the game in the 41st minute before Tadhg Kirrane was alert to smash in a seventh goal for the homeside as his team regained the lead. This was as good as it got for Davitts however as the visitors hit a purple patch in the next twelve minutes, shooting 4-2 without reply, to take a firm grip on the game. The Davitts lads battled away to the final whistle and they got the last three scores of the game via an Adam Rattigan goal and points from Blake Bradley and Aaron O Dea.
Best for Davitts in this game were Jack Brogan, Tom Roche, Odhran O Connaire, Aaron O Dea, the very impressive Mairtin Elizari, the Devane brothers, Blake Bradley and Adam Rattigan.
Davitts: Carrig Kilkenny, Cathal Cummins, Eibhin Kenny, Jack Brogan, Tom Roche, Odhran O Connaire, Pierce Diskin, Mairtin Elizari, Aaron O Dea (2-2), Cormac Devane (1-0), Malachy Devane, Blake Bradley (2-1), Tadhg Kirrane (1-0), Adam Rattigan (2-0), Niall McDermott, Jack Duggan.