Ballindine, Co. Mayo

July 15, 2017

U-14’s v Claremorris – Match Report

Davitts U-14 team put on a tremendous display of football on Thursday evening in Ballindine when defeating Claremorris by 3-16 to 2-8 in the Semi-Final of the South Mayo A Championship.

The homeside got off to a blistering start and two early goals, superbly finished by corner forwards Dylan Gallagher and Bon Glynn, put them on their way. They were on top in most sectors and the workrate and ball winning ability of midfielders Fenton Kelly and John Wallace meant Claremorris were in for a hard evening. Points from Jack Devane (2), Jack Melvin (3), Joe Prendergast, John Wallace and Dylan Gallagher had Davitts ahead by 2-8 to 0-5 at half time.

Davitts drove on early in the second half and neat points from Fenton Kelly and Davy Hennessy and three fantastic long range points from Jack Devane delighted the home crowd. A converted penalty by Joe Prendergast, after Bon Glynn was pulled down in the square put Davitts well clear midway through the second half.

Claremorris never threw in the towel and were rewarded with two goals but it was too little too late to have any impression on the outcome.

The Davitts defence, led superbly by Brian Og McTigue and Thomas Ronayne, gave little away with Cathal Devane, Micheal Hett, Cathal Corless and Fionan Gallagher excelling.

The attack moved slickly and linked impressively with all six getting on the scoresheet. Jack Devane, Joe Prendergast, Jack Melvin, Dylan Gallagher and Davy Hennessy were impressive with Bon Glynn having his best game to date.

Davitts will now face Ballinrobe in the Final.

Davitts: Tristan Diskin, Cathal Devane, Micheal Hett, Brian Og McTigue, Cathal Corless, Thomas Ronayne, Fionan Gallagher, John Wallace (0-1), Fenton Kelly (0-1), Jack Devane (0-6), Joe Prendergast (1-2), Jack Melvin (0-3), Dylan Gallagher (1-1), Davy Hennessy (0-1), Bon Glynn (1-1). Subs used: Brian Bermingham, Mark Bermingham, Brian Eagney.

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