U-17 v Belmullet match report
Davitts 3-14 Belmullet 1-12
Belmullet U-17 team made the long journey to Ballindine on Friday evening but, after a hard fought game, Davitts claimed the two league points.
Conor McDermott and Ciaran Treacy put the homeside ahead with two early points. Belmullet opened their account with a fourth minute point. Ciaran Treacy and Fionn McLoughlin pointed for Davitts but two Belmullet points and a 14th minute goal put them ahead. Fionn McLoughlin pulled one back for Davitts but the visitors extended their lead to three points with another two minors two before Davitts hit a purple patch in the last five minutes of the half. Points from Sean Keadin and team captain Mark Birmingham were followed by a crafty Ciaran Treacy goal and points courtesy of Fionn McLoughlin and Conor McDermott to leave Davitts ahead by 1-9 to 1-5 at the interval.
Belmullet shot the opening point of the second half in the 34th minutes which was cancelled out by Fionn McLoughlin in the 36th minute. After Belmullet pointed in the 38th minute, Davitts shot their second goal, an excellent effort from the rampaging Sean Keadin, with Mark Birmingham added a point from the resulting kickout. Two more Belmullet points followed before a 49th minute Ciaran Treacy goal put Davitts firmly into the driver’s seat. Belmullet pointed twice before the final whistle but Davitts tagged on three more through Ronan Kelly, Sean Keadin and Mark Birmingham to win by a flattering eight point margin.
Best for Davitts in this game were Aaron Trench, Sean Keadin, Noah O Brien, Mark Birmingham,Conor McDermott, Ciaran Treacy and Fionn McLoughlin.
Davitts: Dylan O Brien, Sean Meehan, Sean Keadin (1-2), Tadhg Feerick, Ethan Boyle, Noah O Brien, Mark Birmingham (0-3), Burke Briere, Brian Corless, Ronan Kelly (0-1), Conor McDermott (0-2), Ciaran Treacy (2-2), Fionn McLoughlin (0-4), Fionn McTigue. Subs used: Darragh Garvey, Ben Corless, Conor Feerick.