Ballindine, Co. Mayo

August 23, 2023

U-17 v Mayo Gaels match report

Mayo Gaels 1-5  Davitts 3-16

Davitts U-17 team made it two wins in a row in the South Mayo B Championship with a big win away to Mayo Gaels on Tuesday evening. Davitts led by three points at half time but really turned on the style in the second period with strong displays throughout the team.

Ciaran Treacy opened the scoring with a goal in the second minute after a strong run by Conor McDermott. Mayo Gaels pointed a minute later but Davitts extended their lead to five with points from Burke Briere and two from Ronan Kelly before Mayo Gaels pointed in the 11th and 13th minutes and struck for a goal of their own in the 15th minute to level the game. Davitts points from Ciaran Treacy, Aaron CB and Tadhg Feerick in the second quarter left them in front by 1-6 to 1-3 at the break.

Davitts started the second half brightly and points from Dylan Burke and two courtesy of Aaron CB in the first four minutes extended the lead to six points. Great work by Aaron CB created a brilliant Dylan Gormally goal in the 36th minute and the same player added a point in the 37th minute. Mayo Gaels pulled a point back in the 45th minute but Davitts surged forward and a cracking goal by Aaron CB and points from Ciaran Treacy (3), Fionn McTigue and Ronan Kelly followed before the homeside scored again, a point in the 53rd minute. Davitts added two more points before the final whistle, Ciaran Treacy and Aaron CB the suppliers, to finish off a good display.

Dylan O Brien was a dominant goalkeeper and Ben Corless had a great game at corner back, ably assisted by Sean Clarke and Cillian Kearns in the fullback line. Noah O Brien, Tadhg Feerick (0-1) and the superb Conor McDermott formed an impressive halfback line. Burke Briere (0-1) and Dylan Burke (0-1) had a great battle with a strong Mayo Gaels pairing at midfield. Ronan Kelly (0-3), Dylan Gormally (1-1) and Fionn McTigue (0-1) worked tirelessly in the half forward line as did Aaron O Dea in the corner with Ciaran Treacy (1-4) and Aaron CB (1-4) causing havoc up front.

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