U-21s v Burrishoole – Match Report
Burrishoole 2-11 Davitts 0-2
An impressive Burrishoole team made light of the atrocious weather conditions to brush Davitts aside and advance in this County U-21 B quarter-final. The heavy underfoot conditions and the driving wind and rain in Newport on Saturday made it difficult to play good football but the homeside played well, particularly in the second half, to advance to next week’s semi-final.
Davitts opened the scoring in the second minute with a neat Evan Ronane point. Burrishoole’s imposing midfielder David Hanley equalised in the 11th minute. Colin Guilfoyle and Sean Hanley pointed in the 17th and 18th minutes to put the homeside two points ahead before Niall Kearns pulled a point back for Davitts in the twentieth minute, a point that would be his team’s last score of the game.
Further points from Sean Hanley (2) and Pat Chambers left Burrishoole ahead by 0-6 to 0-2 at the break.
The homeside started the second half in whirlwind fashion as Fintan McMenamon began to terrorise the Davitts defence. He goaled in the first minute and kicked four good points in the next fifteen minutes. Pat Chambers also added his second point of the match in this period as Burrishoole began to dominate all over the field. The only score in the final quarter was a Sean Hanley goal as his side cruised into the semi-final.
Burrishoole had very impressive performers in Aaron McDermott, a very dependable defender, Pat Chambers, David and Sean Hanley, Colin Guilfoyle and man of the match Fintan McMenamon.
Niall Kearns, Dmitry Trench and Patrick Keadin played their hearts out for Davitts.
Burrishoole: Thomas Loftus, Ruari Spellman, Aaron McDermott, Liam McNulty, Pat Chambers (0-2), Darragh McNulty, David Hanley (0-1), Diarmuid McNulty, Colin Guilfoyle (0-1), Fintan McMenamon (1-4), Christopher Nevin, Sean Hanley (1-3), Damian Chambers. Subs used: Paddy Chambers, James McMenamon, Keelan Chambers, Martin P McMenamon, Owen O Neill.
Davitts: Dean Moran, Patrick Keadin, Thomas Corless, Aidan Macken, Dmitry Trench, Denis Fahy, Niall Kearns (0-1), John Kilkenny, Liam Macken, Shane Treacy, Cian Naughton, Evan Ronane, Ryan McLoughlin. Subs used: Jordan Flanagan, Keelan Cosgrove, David Devane, Francis Griffin, Oisin O Connor.
Referee: Brian Kilkelly.