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July 12, 2018

U-16s v Kiltimagh – Match Report

The U-16 team lost to Kiltimagh by 4-14 to 2-13 in a cracking County B Championship match played in Ballindine on Tuesday evening. While both teams were understrength for this game, Davitts were dealt a severe blow after eighteen minutes when Micheal Hett and Fenton Kelly, two players that were on top of their game, were involved in a nasty clash of heads causing both players to leave the field. Fenton returned at the start of the second half but Micheal had to sit out the remainder of the game.

Kiltimagh led at the break by 1-6 to 1-4 with Fenton Kelly (0-1), Jack Trench (0-1), Niall Treacy (0-1), Brian Og McTigue (0-1) and Joe Prendergast (1-0) getting the scores for the homeside, but the Davitts attack missed a lot with some poor shooting.

An early Davitts goal by Fenton Kelly, after a tremendous run from Thomas Ronayne, three minutes into the second half gave them a lift and five minutes later they were awarded a penalty. Fenton Kelly’s well struck kick was superbly saved by the Kiltimagh keeper, one of several top class saves he made throughout the game. This save inspired his team-mates and Kiltimagh went on to win by a flattering seven point margin.

As well as Hett and Kelly, Davitts had fine performances from Fionan Gallagher, Thomas Ronayne, Sean Feerick, Jack Trench and Niall Treacy.

Davitts: Tristan Diskin, Fionan Gallagher (0-1), Micheal Hett, Brian Og McTigue (0-1), Thomas Ronayne, Charlie Phillips, John Wallace, Sean Feerick, Joe Prendergast (1-0), Fenton Kelly (1-2), Jack Trench (0-3), Niall Treacy (0-3), Zack Keadin (0-1). Subs used: Jack Melvin (0-1), Davy Hennessy, Dylan Gallagher (0-1), Ryan Birmingham.

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