Ballindine, Co. Mayo

July 21, 2017

U-16s v Tourmakeady – Match Report

Davitts U-16’s were pushed to the limit by a very spirited Tourmakeady side in Ballindine on Tuesday in the County D Championship, before a strong final quarter saw them through on a 2-19 to 3-7 scoreline.

Davitts opened brightly and an early Aidan Cosgrove goal and points from Fenton Kelly (2), Aidan Cosgrove, Niall Treacy and Stephen Nyland had Davitts ahead by 1-5 to 0-1 after ten minutes and looking good. Tourmakeady fought back well and scored a fine goal and four points as Davitts went in 1-8 to 1-5 ahead at the break, Sean Feerick, Joe Prendergast and Niall Treacy completing the home side’s tally.

Tourmakeady came out fired up for the second half and goals in the 2nd and 8th minutes put them 3-6 to 1-10 ahead. At this stage Davitts looked in trouble but a terrific Niall Treacy goal a minute later put them back on track A string of points from the outstanding Niall Treacy (4), Stephen Nyland (0-3), Fenton Kelly and Zack Keadin saw Davitts ease into the knock-out stages but not without a big fright.

Zack Keadin, Oisin O Connor, Fionan Gallagher, John Wallace, Stephen Nyland, Niall Treacy and Fenton Kelly played well for Davitts but they will know that a display like this will not be good enough in the latter stages of the competition.

Davitts: Gavin Ring, Zack Keadin (0-1), Oisin O Connor, Thomas Ronayne, Fionan Gallagher, John Wallace, Micheal Hett, Stephen Nyland (0-6), Sean Feerick (0-1), Joe Prendergast (0-1), Niall Treacy (1-6), Charlie Phillips, Jack Devane, Aidan Cosgrove (1-1), Fenton Kelly (0-3). Subs used: Dylan Walsh, Stephen Rattigan, Davy Hennessy.

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