Ballindine, Co. Mayo

August 19, 2019

U-14s v Claremorris – Match Report

Davitts and Claremorris served up a cracker of a game in the South Mayo U-14 A Championship in Ballindine on Thursday with Claremorris coming out on top by a single point, 5-17 to 7-10. There was no sign of a blanket defence on view as both sides slugged it out from the first whistle.

Davitts raced into an early lead and goals from Sean Keadin (2), Fionn McLoughlin and Dylan Gallagher helped the homeside to a lead of 4-5 to 0-6 after twenty minutes. Claremorris refused to lie down and they shot a goal and three points before the break to reduce the lead to five points at halftime, 4-5 to 1-9.

The Claremorris resurgence continued after the break as they scored freely to catch and overtake the home side. Davitts kept coming back as goals from Sean Keadin (2) and Mark Birmingham kept them within a score of the visitors. In injury time Davitts hit the post with a goal attempt, had two wides and two goal efforts superbly saved by the Claremorris keeper as they threw everything they had at their neighbours, who were relieved to hear the final whistle. This was a great advert for football and both sides are a credit to their management teams.

Outstanding for Davitts were Aaron Trench, Ethan Boyle, Mark Birmingham, Sean Keadin, Dylan Gallagher, Fionn McLoughlin and the excellent Conor McDermott.

Davitts: Dylan O Brien, Brian Corless, Aaron Trench, Conor Feerick, Ethan Boyle, Mark Birmingham (1-0), Sean Meehan, Sean Keadin (4-0), Dylan Gallagher (1-7), Ronan Kelly, Fionn McLoughlin (1-0), Ciaran Treacy, Dylan Gormley, Harry Fallon (0-2), Conor McDermott (0-1).

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