U-16 v Ballinrobe match report
Davitts U-16 team were defeated, 1-15 to 0-8, by a very strong Ballinrobe side in the South Mayo U-16 A Championship in Ballindine on Tuesday evening. The soft underfoot conditions made it difficult to play but credit to both teams for a fine display of football.
Wind assisted Ballinrobe led by 0-4 to 0-1 after the first quarter with Cathal Corless getting Davitts point. Ballinrobe scored the game’s only goal in the 18th minute and they added five points to lead by 1-9 to 0-1 at halftime.
Davitts best period came in the third quarter when they really took the game to Ballinrobe with Sean Keadin, Cathal Devane, Cathal Corless, Jack Melvin, Bon Glynn and Dylan Gallagher to the fore. Points from Dylan Gallagher (2) and Cathal Corless (4) narrowed the deficit to seven points, 1-11 to 0-7, but the second half water break broke their momentum.
Ballinrobe, as in the first quarter, outscored Davitts by 0-4 to 0-1 in the final quarter as they remain unbeaten in this competition.
Davitts: Dylan O Brien, Sean Meehan, Sean Keadin, Aaron Trench, Cathal Devane, Mark Birmingham, Ethan Boyle, Cathal Corless (0-6), Jack Melvin, Bon Glynn, Conor McDermott, Dylan Gallagher (0-2), Ciaran Treacy, Fionn McLoughlin, Brian Corless. Sub used: Harry Fallon