News Report

Mayo U18 Team that defeated the Inishowen League 2-0 in Buncrana

News Report

Mayo U18’s start campaign with a win


Mayo U18 team made the long journey north a profitable one on Saturday coming away with an excellent 2-0 victory in McGinn Park, Buncrana.

Inishowen U18 0 2 Mayo U18
Mayo started on the front foot from the word go and truth be told they stayed on it till the very last whistle.

This was a professional and well executed win on a decent surface with no shortage of skill on display particularly by the visitors.

A goal in each half, the first a well placed penalty by Dan O’Malley on 42 mins and the second a goal from Dylan Coleman who fired in from the edge of the area after 69 mins sealed the victory.

The Mayo team were full value for the maximum points with captain and Man of the Match Fionn O‘Hora effortlessly pulling the strings in the middle of the park with numerous chances been created that probably should have had the scoreboard looking more in credit.

Gorman on the left and Burke on the right were excellent in a first half and  Mayo really should have had more to show than just O’Malleys penalty.

This was probably the only downside of the afternoon, the team while creating a hatful of chances didn’t benefit more but credit must go to the Inishowen boys particularly keeper Daniel McDaid who was efficient all day.

Next up for Mayo is the Donegal League at home in Solar 21 Park and hopefully a good local crowd on the day will see another victory and progress in the competition.

On this first viewing of the side in action this team is full of footballers who are very comfortable on the ball.

They gave a display of football that oozed confidence throughout the side.

In keeper Meldrum they have a netminder with vast experience.

The centre half pairing of Massey and McGrath complimented each other perfectly and the two full backs of Rowe and Halpin were busy all match and posed a constant threat with numerous overlaps.

The middle three of Coleman (who took his goal with no shortage of panache) O’Hora and Traynor were exceptional.

Already mentioned Gorman and Burke put in a decent shift and up top Dan O’Malley ran all day and can be happy to have hit the back of the net with his penalty.

Owusu who replaced Burke   in the second half looks a very good player also and never put a foot wrong when introduced to proceedings.
Well done to the Management team who have prepared this team and also thank you to the Inishowen League for the hospitality afforded on the day .

Inishowen: D McDaid, C McDaid, R Doherty, R Gallagher, J Doherty, MMcDaid , P Doherty, L Jordan, K Melly , C Graham and S McLaughlin.

Mayo: L Meldrum , A Halpin , A J McGrath , N Massey , T Rowe, F O’Hora, D Coleman, M Traynor, L Burke , C Gorman and D O’ Malley.

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