Ballindine, Co. Mayo

July 13, 2021

U-15 v Aghamore match report

Davitts and Aghamore met in the U-15C Championship in Ballindine on Tuesday and they served up a thriller with Davitts winning on a 6-7 to 2-14 scoreline. The result was in doubt up to the final whistle with Davitts getting their final goal right at the death of a pulsating game.

Davitts led by 2-3 to 0-2 at the first water break with Aaron Conneely-Basham and Fionn McTigue smashing home two cracking goals and Brian Corless, Dylan Gormally and Ronan Kelly getting the points.

Aghamore tagged on six points in the second quarter with Davitts replying via points from Ronan Kelly and Dylan O Brien, from a 45, and a second goal from Fionn McTigue, to lead by 3-5 to 0-8 at halftime.

Aghamore shot three early second half points but two Davitts goals from Dylan Gormally and the very impressive Aaron Conneely-Basham appeared to put Davitts firmly in the driving seat. Aghamore were not going away however and they shot 2-2 in a four minute blitz between the 44th and 48th minutes to leave the minimum between the sides at the second water break.

Davitts had to dig deep at this stage and midfielder Conor McDermott steadied the ship with two points in the 56th and 59th minutes. Aghamore pointed in injury time as they threw everything into getting a winning goal but the homeside had the final say when Aaron O Dea netted with virtually the last kick of an absorbing game.

Dylan O Brien (0-1) was superb in goals for Davitts with Ben Corless, Tadhg Feerick, Ethan Boyle, Brian Hett and Noah O Brien all defending heroically in front of him. Conor McDermott (0-2) and Brian Corless (0-1) had a great midfield duel with their Aghamore counterparts. The Davitts forwards were in lethal goalscoring form (not quite as good with the point shooting) with Aaron Conneely-Basham (2-0), Fionn McTigue (2-0), Ronan Kelly (0-2), Dylan Gormally (1-1) and Aaron O Dea (1-0) in great form and Ciaran Treacy pulling the strings with his clever play.

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