Ballindine, Co. Mayo

September 2, 2017

U-16s v Crossmolina–County D Championship Final – Match Report

Davitts U-16 team faced Crossmolina in the County D Championship Final in McHale Park on Thursday evening with the physically bigger and stronger Crossmolina side winning by 2-11 to 0-12.

Crossmolina dominated the opening quarter and shot the first six points of the match before Davitts got going. Points from Stephen Nyland (4), Jack Devane, Niall Treacy (2) and Zack Keadin (2) put Davitts ahead by 0-9 to 0-6 after a storming second quarter display.

As in the first half Crossmolina again were in control early in the second half and an unanswered goal and five points put them ahead by 1-11 to 0-9 with just ten minutes remaining. The plucky Davitts lads fought back again and three points from Stephen Nyland (2) and Fenton Kelly left two points in it with the game entering injury time. Davitts had chances but it was Crossmolina who grabbed the goal right on the final whistle to win a very exciting final.

Gavin Ring, Thomas Ronayne, Oisin O Connor, Fionan Gallagher, Stephen Nyland, Zack Keadin, Niall Treacy and Fenton Kelly were best for Davitts team, most of whom are young enough to compete at this grade again next year.

Davitts: Gavin Ring, Thomas Ronayne, Oisin O Connor, Micheal Hett, Fionan Gallagher, John Wallace, Brian Og McTigue, Stephen Nyland (0-6), Sean Feerick, Zack Keadin (0-2), Niall Treacy (0-2), Jack Devane (0-1), Aidan Cosgrove, Fenton Kelly (0-1), Jack Trench. Sub used: Joe Prendergast.

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