Ballindine, Co. Mayo

November 16, 2017

U-21s v Hollymount Carramore – Match Report

Davitts and Hollymount Carramore met in the second round of the County U-21 B Championship in Ballindine on Sunday with the visitors coming out on top, 4-8 to 2-8, after a great battle. The result was in balance right up to the end but it makes for a very exciting third round of games as each team in the group have two points. Davitts play away to Swinford next Sunday at 12pm while Hollymount Carramore host Ballaghaderreen with the winners of those games advancing to the Quarter-Finals.

Wind assisted Davitts got off to a flyer with three points from Evan Ronane and a goal from the penalty spot by Michael McGarry in the opening eight minutes. Holly Carra hit back with a goal and a point as the game became very competitive. Some wasteful shooting by Davitts wasn’t helping their cause but a cracking Shane Treacy goal and two tidy Evan Ronane points left Davitts ahead by 2-5 to 1-4 at halftime.

Holly Carra goaled early in the second half to narrow the gap to a point but when they got their third goal with six minutes remaining in the game they took the lead, 3-7 to 2-8. As the game entered injury time Davitts had a great chance to goal themselves when Shane Treacy’s defence splitting run ended with a last gasp interception by Holly Carra defender. His side transferred the ball quickly downfield culminating in a great goal of their own to seal the game. They added a point immediately afterwards to give them a slightly flattering six point victory.

Patrick Keadin, Michael Waldron, Dimitry Trench, Daniel Huane, Padraig Mangan, Shane Treacy and Evan Ronane were in fine form for Davitts in this game.

Davitts: Mikey Kelly, Patrick Keadin, Michael Waldron, Dimitry Trench, Tom Corless, Daniel Huane, Padraig Mangan, Cathal Hennelly (0-1), Shane Treacy (1-0), Michael McGarry (1-0), Niall Kearns, Ryan McLoughlin, Evan Ronane (0-7). Subs used: Gerald Griffin, Micheal Mangan.

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