Ballindine, Co. Mayo

Month: May 2010

May 12, 2010

U-14 v Islaneady & U-16 v Claremorris

The U-14 team travelled to Islandeady on Monday night and were defeated narrowly by 3-10 to 3-8. Islandeady, playing with the wind in the first half, led by 3-7 to 2-1 at halftime, but the Davitts lads fought back well in the second half, only just failing to overtake their hosts. Outstanding for Davitts were Thomas Monaghan, Dylan Higgins, Denis Og Fahy, Michael and Padraig Mangan, Jack Rodgers and Mikey Devane.

On Tuesday evening, Davitts played close neighbours Claremorris in Div 2 of the County U-16 league, with Davitts coming out on top, 0-8 to 0-7, in a very tight game that unfortunately will be remembered more for the poor performance of the referee, than for the quality of the football played. Neither team could develop any sort of a rhythm in this stop start game, as the whistle happy official spoiled what should have been a very interesting dress rehearsal for the upcoming championship clash.

Amazingly, over 15 minutes of stoppage time was played, baffling the large attendance, who lost count of the number of yellow cards issued, and the late dismissals of Claremorris players Ronan Finn and Michael Lavelle appeared very harsh. Davitts were worthy winners and displayed tremendous spirit in the second half to hold off Claremorris, who threw everything at them in their attempts to overturn a 0-6 to 0-3 halftime deficit. Liam Noone displayed unerring accuracy for the homeside, scoring 7 excellent points. Others to shine for Davitts were Brian Clarke, Donal Ronayne, Cathal Higgins who was superb at wing back, Gerard McWalter, Tommy Charles, Tommy Waldron and Andrew Peters.

May 2, 2010

Islaneady v Davitts – League Division 1B

Davitts made the journey to Islandeady a profitable one on Sunday, defeating their hosts 1-10 to 0-7, in a dour and hard hitting encounter in Div 1B of the senior league. Davitts, playing with the assistance of the wind, made all the running in the first half with centre back Paul Carey opening the scoring in the 2nd minute, with a massive long range point. Further points by the impressive Fergal McGrath, Michael Conroy, Liam Kearns (2), Dave McDonagh and Aidan McTigue followed before Richie Kilkenny finished to the net in superb fashion, after a sweeping eight man move, the games decisive score.

Davitts led 1-7 to 0-2 at halftime and although outscored by Islandeady in the second half, never really looked in any trouble. Outstanding for Davitts were goalie Paddy Kirrane, Colm Boyle and James Cummins (who defended as if their lives depended on it), Frankie Barrett, Johnno Clarke, Paul Carey, John Heneghan, Fergal McGrath and Michael Conroy, looking sharp and very lively in attack.

Davitts team: Paddy Kirrane, Michael Ronayne, Frankie Barrett, Colm Boyle, Johnno Clarke, Paul Carey (0-1), James Cummins, David McDonagh (0-1), John Heneghan, Liam Kearns (0-3), Fergal McGrath (0-2), Aidan McTigue (0-1), Josh Ronayne, Michael Conroy (0-2), Richie Kilkenny (1-0). Subs used: Michael Waldron, Pat Coyne.

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