U-15’s v Swinford – Match Report
Davitts and Swinford met in the County U-15 Div 3 Final in Kiltimagh on Saturday with Swinford coming out on top, 4-9 to 2-9, after an exciting game.
Davitts started the game well and had raced into a four point lead, 0-5 to 0-1, after twelve minutes with fine points from David Devane (2),Cian Naughton and Stephen Nyland (2). In the fourteenth minute Swinford struck for the first of their four goals. They equalised a minute later but points from Stephen Nyland and Niall Kearns put Davitts into a two point lead before two goals in the 26th and 27th minutes left Swinford ahead by 3-2 to 0-7 at the interval.
Swinford started the second half well and extended their lead to eight points before Cian Naughton opened Davitts second half account with a point in the 11th minute. Swinford replied with a point a minute later before Davitts hit a purple patch. James Ruane goaled in the fourteenth minute after a sweeping move and the same player added another point to narrow the gap to four points before another Davitts goal, finished by Cian Naughton after great work by David Devane and Niall Treacy, left the minimum between the sides with six minutes remaining in the game. Swinford were reeling now but all credit to them for regaining their composure and they scored an unanswered 1-2 before the final whistle to win by six points.
Davitts had some fine performers in this game none more so that their brilliant captain Dimitri Trench who had a tremendous game throughout. Jordan Flanagan, Takeshi Kilkenny, Cian Naughton, Dean Moran, Stephen Nyland, David Devane and James Moran played very well and Shane Cummins, Oisin O Connor, Shane Waldron, Niall Kearns, Niall Treacy and Fentan Kelly never stopped trying but over the hour Swinford deserved their victory.
Davitts: Shane Cummins, Shane Waldron, Oisin O Connor, Takeshi Kilkenny, Jordan Flanagan, Dimitri Trench (Capt.), Niall Kearns (0-1), Cian Naughton (1-2), Stephen Nyland (0-3), David Devane (0-2), James Ruane (1-1), Niall Treacy. Sub used: Fentan Kelly.