Ballindine, Co. Mayo

July 20, 2016

U-16’s v Castlebar – Match Report

Davitts and Castlebar met in the county U-16 B Championship in Ballindine on Tuesday with Mitchels emerging the clear winners, 6-16 to 3-9.

Davitts got off to a flying start and led by 1-2 to 0-1 after five minutes with Cian Naughton pointing two long range efforts and Stephen Nyland smashing home a brilliant individual goal. Castlebar took over for the remainder of the half however and they led by 3-9 to 1-4 at halftime with Stephen Nyland scoring Davitts two points.

Davitts staged a stirring comeback in the third quarter and two goals from Niall Treacy and Cian Naughton, and points from Dimitri Trench (2) and Niall Kearns, gave the homeside hope with fifteen minutes remaining as the trailed by 3-12 to 3-7. Castlebar managed to stem the tide though and they finished the game strongly, adding 3-4 to their tally in the final quarter of the game with Davitts only managing to score two points from James Ruane and Dimitri Trench in that period.

Best for Davitts were Takeshi Kilkenny, Jordan Flanagan, the lionhearted Dimitri Trench, Shane Waldron, Niall Treacy, Cian Naughton, Stephen Nyland and Niall Treacy.

Davitts: Oisin O Connor, Takeshi Kilkenny, Jordan Flanagan, Dean Moran, Dimitri Trench (0-3), Shane Waldron, Niall Kearns (0-1), Cian Naughton (1-2), Fentan Kelly, David Devane, Stephen Nyland (1-2), Niall Treacy (1-0), James Ruane (0-1). Subs used: Conor Walsh, Zack Keadin, Aidan Cosgrove.

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