Ballindine, Co. Mayo

March 31, 2023

U-16 League v Erris St. Pats match report

Davitts 2-10   Erris St. Pats 1-7

Davitts U-16 hosted Erris St. Pats in the opening round of the Div 6 League on Thursday evening and secured the win after a hard fought match. After Erris took the lead with a fourth minute point, Davitts replied with a fine point from Aaron CB and a well taken goal and a point from Aaron O Dea. An Erris point in the 14th minute was cancelled out by fine point kicked by Davitts impressive wing back Dylan Burke. Erris pointed in the 20th and 25th minutes a second Aaron CB point left Davitts ahead by 1-4 to 0-4 at the interval.

Aaron CB extended Davitts lead to four in the first minute of the second half but Erris fired in a goal two minutes to leave the minimum separating the teams. The visitors added a point in the 34th minute to tie the match. Davitts got a break when they were awarded a penalty for a foot block on Dylan Gormally in the 36th minute which Aaron O Dea converted with aplomb. Davitts added points from Dylan Burke, Jason Boyle and Aaron O Dea to go six ahead as the game entered the final quarter.

Erris responded well and it took some superb defending from the Davitts defence to deprive them of a second goal. Erris did shoot points in the 51st and 55th minutes but Davitts finished the game strongly and tagged on two more points in the last couple of minutes through Aaron O Dea and Aaron CB.

Ronan Hett had a solid game in goals for Davitts with Dylan Burke and Noah O Brien in excellent form in defence ably assisted by Odhran O Conaire and Cillian Kearns. Jason Boyle did well at corner back and showed his versatility when switched to an attacking role in the second period. High fielding Sean Clarke and Dylan Gormally secured a lot of possession around midfield where the powerful running of Aaron CB proved very difficult for the Erris boys to handle. Aaron O Dea was superb up front along with Malachy Devane, a clever player, and Luke and Adam Rattigan.

Davitts: Ronan Hett, Odhran O Connaire, Jason Boyle (0-1), Dylan Burke (0-2), Noah O Brien, Cillian Kearns, Sean Clarke, Aaron Conneely Basham (0-4), Luke Rattigan, Dylan Gormally, Malachy Devane, Adam Rattigan, Aaron O Dea (2-3).

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