U-14’s v Knockmore – County U-14 B Semi-Final – Match Report
The U-14 Team travelled to Knockmore on Tuesday evening to play the County U-14 B Semi-Final against the locals but were defeated by 3-9 to 2-5.
Having to play such a game just two days after returning from Fermanagh after the Feile Weekend proved a step too far, as tiredness and injuries caught up with the Davitts lads, who put up a brave show nevertheless.
Davitts got off to a flyer with 1-1 from Jack Devane in the opening two minutes. Knockmore chipped away at the lead and two goals by the homeside left them ahead by 2-3 to 1-4 at halftime, with the outstanding Thomas Ronayne and Jack Devane (2) getting Davitts other three first half points.
Both defences were on top in the second half and with eight minutes remaining Knockmore were ahead by 2-8 to 1-5. Davitts were awarded a penalty which was superbly saved by the Knockmore keeper (one of a number of top class saves he made over the hour). Knockmore went down the field and goaled themselves from the kickout. They added another point before Jack Melvin goaled for Davitts in the final moments of the game.
Davitts battled hard throughout and in Fionan Gallagher, Thomas Ronayne and Jack Devane they had three outstanding performers. Micheal Hett, Cathal Devane, Brian Og McTigue, John Wallace and Bon Glynn never stopped trying but it is Knockmore who will contest the Final.
Davitts: Tristan Diskin, Fionan Gallagher, Micheal Hett, Cathal Devane, Cathal Corless, Thomas Ronayne (0-1), Brian Og McTigue, John Wallace, Fenton Kelly, Jack Melvin (1-0), Joe Prendergast, Jack Devane (1-4), Mark Bermingham, Davy Hennessy, Brian Bermingham. Sub used: Bon Glynn.