U-21s V Ballinrobe–Match Report
Davitts participation in the Mayo U-21 C Championship was ended in Ballinrobe on Sunday when they were defeated, 2-15 to 1-10 by the locals. A classic game of two halves with Davitts overcoming a shaky start to lead by 1-8 to 0-4 at the break but succumbing to a powerful second half display by a Ballinrobe side that could prove hard to beat in the knockout stages of this competition, based on the last half hour of this game.
Stephen Nyland opened the scoring with a second minute point for Davitts but Ballinrobe reeled off three unanswered points in the next five minutes before Davitts took control. Davitts fired over three points from Evan Ronane and Jack Ronayne before Stephen Nyland goaled in the 15th minute after a great move. Two more Jack Ronayne points and one from Ryan McLoughlin extended Davitts lead to seven points before a Ballinrobe point and one in injury time from Evan Ronane had Davitts looking good at the interval.
Ballinrobe came out completely rejuvenated for the second half. They began to get on top in all areas and shot seven points without reply in the third quarter, before goals in the 46th and 48th minutes completely killed off the Davitts challenge. Davitts tried hard but points from Evan Ronane and Daniel Huane were all they could manage before the final whistle while the home side tagged on a further three.
Davitts: Dean Moran, Tom Corless, Ciaran Fahy, Liam Macken, Dmitry Trench, Jordan Flanagan, Daniel Huane (0-1), Stephen Nyland (1-1), Aidan Macken, Evan Ronane (0-3), Jack Ronayne (0-4), Niall Treacy, Ryan McLoughlin (0-1). Subs used: Niall Kearns, Zack Keadin.