Ballindine, Co. Mayo

August 24, 2017

U-16s v Cill Chomain – Match Report

Davitts U-16 team qualified for the Final of the County D Championship with a 1-15 to 1-13 victory over Cill Chomain in Ballindine on Tuesday evening after an entertaining match played in difficult wet conditions.

Davitts looked the better team in the first half but despite having the lions share of possession, through the midfield promptings of Stephen Nyland and Sean Feerick, only led by two points, 0-9 to 1-4, at halftime. The Davitts first half scorers were Niall Treacy (0-3), Jack Devane, Fentan Kelly and Stephen Nyland (0-4).

The third quarter of the game belonged to the home side and points from Fentan Kelly, Fionan Gallagher and Stephen Nyland (2) put Davitts six ahead and when Fenton Kelly blasted home a terrific goal it looked like the game was over as a contest.

Cill Chomain finished the game strongly with a series of well taken points and were still closing in when referee Ronan Gurren blew the final whistle, to the relief of the home team.

Davitts had top performances from Oisin O Connor, rampaging wing back Fionan Gallagher, Sean Feerick, Stephen Nyland, Fentan Kelly, Niall Treacy and Zack Keadin.

Davitts: Gavin Ring, Oisin O Connor, Thomas Ronayne, Micheal Hett, John Wallace, Fionan Gallagher (0-1), Sean Feerick, Stephen Nyland (0-8), Fentan Kelly (1-2), Niall Treacy (0-3), Zack Keadin, Jack Devane (0-1), Jack Trench.

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