Ballindine, Co. Mayo

March 16, 2013

U-16’s League campaign off to a winning start

Davitts U-16 team got their Division 4 league campaign off to a winning start with a fine 3-15 to 0-5 victory over Castlebar Mitchells B team in Ballindine on Saturday. It was only in the final quarter that the homeside pulled away from the Castlebar boys.

Davitts led by 0-8 to 0-4 at half time with the outstanding Evan Ronayne supplying seven fine points and the hardworking Shane Treacy completing the tally. But for some superb defending from the Fahy brothers, Denis and the classy Ciaran, and some excellent work by Caolan Mullee in goals, the gap could have been a lot closer. At midfield Jamie Mullee and the tireless Patrick Keadin did very well throughout.

The second half started off with Castlebar attacking but another top class save by Mullee kept them at bay and an opportunist goal by Andrei Trench was the catalyst for Davitts to assume full control. Two further goals by Ronayne and a string of points by himself, Treacy and sub Jack Ronayne, gave the scoreline a rather more lopsided look than Castlebar deserved.

As well as those mentioned earlier, Davitts had fine performances from an uncompromising half back line trio of Ryan McLoughlin, Christopher Ryan and Cathal Moran, with Francis Griffin, Daniel Huane and Keelan Cosgrove also doing well.

Davitts team: Caolan Mullee, Denis Fahy (capt), Ciaran Fahy, Ryan McLoughlin, Christopher Ryan, Cathal Moran, Jamie Mullee, Patrick Keadin, Francis Griffin, Evan Ronayne (2-11), Andrei Trench (1-0), Daniel Huane, Shane Treacy (0-3). Subs used: Jack Ronayne (0-1), Keelan Cosgrove, Donal Kirrane.

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