Ballindine, Co. Mayo

Month: July 2010

July 31, 2010

All day barbeque and carwash Saturday 7th August

Davitts GAA Bord na nóg is teaming up with Davitts Ladies GAA to hold an all day carwash and barbeque at Hennigan’s Centra next Saturday, 7th August. The barbeque kicks off at 12 noon and runs through till 6pm, while the carwash will be open for business from 10am. Superstar DJ Frankie Barrett will be spinning out the tunes during the event for your enjoyment, so why not take 15 minutes out of your day and come along for a nice burger while our teams of boys and girls wash your car!

Both Davitts and Davitts Ladies would like to thank John & Patricia Hennigan for their generosity in sponsoring all of the food for the day, the use of their carwash and their facilities. Hope to see you there!

July 31, 2010

Important week of football ahead for Davitts

The coming week is a very busy and important one for the club. On Monday, Aug 2nd, (Bank Holiday), the U-21 team are away to Charlestown at 6pm, with a win guaranteeing a place in the county quarter-finals.

On Wednesday evening, Aug 4th, all roads will lead to Garrymore when the U-16 team play The Neale in the South Mayo U-16 A final at 7pm.

On Friday evening, Aug 6th, the minor team are away to Bonniconlon at 7pm in a top of the table Div 4B league clash.

On Sunday Aug 8th the intermediate team travel to Kilmaine to play the locals in the Intermediate Championship, with a place in the quarter-finals the prize for the winners.

A large support would help all of our teams greatly.

July 31, 2010

Davitts v Burrishoole – Senior League Division 1B

Burrishoole showed why they are league toppers and favourites for the intermediate championship with a 0-9 to 0-7 victory over Davitts in Div 1B of the senior league in Ballindine on Friday evening. The sides were level at half time, 0-4 apiece, in this physical game but Burrishoole’s greater attacking threat won it for them in the second half. Davitts had three outstanding defenders in Colm Boyle, Tommy Nolan and James Cummins, who shipped some very heavy hits. Ronan McNamara had his usual fine game at midfield while up front Aidan McTigue and Colm Roche battled hard and David McDonagh helped himself to four good points from play.

Davitts team: Paddy Kirrane, Tommy Nolan, Frankie Barrett, Kevin Gallagher, Martin Cosgrove, James Cummins, Colm Boyle, Ronan McNamara (0-1), Shane Mitchell, Aidan McTigue, Keith Prendergast (0-2), Colm Roche, Richie Kilkenny, David McDonagh (0-4), Fergal McGrath. Subs used: Liam Kearns, Johnno Clarke, Michael Ronayne.

July 30, 2010

U-12’s v Islaneady and Miinors v Ardmoy

Davitts U-12 team, short a number of regulars, were defeated by Islandeady, 5-18 to 3-7, in Ballindine on Thursday evening. Davitts top players in this game were Lorcan Diskin, Dimitri and Andrey Trench, Kelan Cosgrove, Rebecca Waldron, Evan Ronayne, Daniel Huane and Cian Treacy.

Also on Thursday evening, the Minor team hosted Ardmoy in the Summer league on, and defeated their visitors 3-12 to 1-3 in an impressive display. Davitts led by 2-2 to 0-2 at the break but stepped up a few gears in the second half, with midfielder Mark Ronayne and centre half forward Darren Connolly in unstoppable form.

Davitts team: David Mitchell, Donie Ronayne, Cathal Higgins, Tommy Heneghan, Dara Halligan, James Prendergast, Mark Ronayne (0-3), Tommy Clarke, Darren Connolly (2-7), Jason Connolly (1-0), Liam Noone (0-1), Tommy Waldron. Subs used: Michael Waldron (0-1), Adam McLoughlin.

July 28, 2010

U-16’s v Claremorris – South Mayo U-16 “A” Semi-Final

Davitts and Claremorris served up a cracker of a match in the South Mayo U-16 A semi-final, played in Garrymore on Wednesday evening. In a titanic struggle, Davitts got the better of their close rivals, on a 4-7 to 4-4 scoreline. Davitts were the better team in the first half and led by 3-3 to 1-3 at half time, with two fine Shane Cummins goals and another via midfielder Donie Ronayne.

Andrew Peters, superb in the second half, added a point but Claremorris began to eat into the lead and the sides were level with 15 minutes remaining, with two excellent goals by their explosive full forward Mikey Lavelle, who ended up with a personal tally of 3-1. Davitts finished the stronger with points from Peters(2) and the tireless Tommy Waldron, before Peters scored a brilliant individual goal. Brendan Walsh scored from the penalty spot with virtually the last kick of the game to leave three points separating the teams in the end.

While all the team played well, Davitts had exceptional performances from William Freeley and Gerard McWalter in defence, midfielders Donie Ronayne and John Macken (a contender for man of the match with Peters) and Andrew Peters, Shane Cummins (up to his withdrawl through injury) and Tommy Waldron in attack.

Davitts: Sean Waldron, William Freeley, Cathal Higgins, Padraig Mangan, Brian Clarke, Gerard McWalter, Michael Mangan, Donie Ronayne (1-0), John Macken, Michael Clarke (0-2), Liam Noone (0-2), Shane Cummins (2-0), Andrew Peters (1-3), Gearoid Lyons, Tommy Waldron (0-1). Sub used: Matthew Trench.

July 25, 2010

Juniors v Ballintubber – Junior Championship

Juniors v Ballintubber - Junior Championship

An understrength Davitts second team travelled to Ballintubber to face the the homeside in the County Junior Championship, and were defeated, 0-12 to 0-1, by their hosts. Ballintubber always held the upper hand but Davitts battled away valiantly with outstanding displays from JP Kirrane, John Heneghan, Michael Waldron, Kevin Daly (who accounted for all of Davitts scores) and the wily veteran, birthday boy Mark Diskin, the Rip Van Winkle of Mayo club football.

The Davitts team was: Dave Mitchell. J P Kirrane, Luke Ronayne, Kieran Mooney, John Costello, Tommy Mitchell, Laurence Daly, John Heneghan, Shane Mitchell, Dave Cosgrave, Mark Diskin, Michael Waldron, Kevin Daly (0-1), Conleth Penny. Subs used: Kev Connolly, Tommy Heneghan, Darren Connolly, Pat ‘The Hopper’ Hopkins (pictured left) and Brendan Devane.

July 21, 2010

U-21’s v Kiltane – U-21 B Football Championship

Davitts U-21 team made the long trip to Bangor on Tuesday evening and drew with Kiltane in a very exciting game. Davitts made all the early running and led by 1-6 to 0-4 at half time with centre forward Keith Prendergast scoring five excellent long range points and county minor Josh Ronayne scoring 1-1. Shane Mitchell was a powerful figure at midfield, getting good support from John Heneghan, and things were looking good for Davitts.

Kiltane however came storming back into the game in the second half and scored five unanswered points to draw level before Josh Ronayne got the score of the game, bursting through the Kiltane defence, playing a one two with Fergal McGrath before crashing a powerful shot to the Kiltane net. Richie Kilkenny pointed to put four between them going in to the final minutes of the game but the hosts responded with a point and a late goal to tie the game.

Indeed Kiltane would have won the game but for some smart goalkeeping by Paddy Kirrane, and two superb goal line clearances by Johnno Clarke and Mark Ronayne. Davitts best players in this game were Paddy Kirrane, Kevin Gallagher, Mark Ronayne, Shane Mitchell, Michael Waldron, Keith Prendergast and Josh Ronayne.

Davitts team: Paddy Kirrane, Kevin Gallagher, Kieran Mooney, Mark Ronayne, Johnno Clarke, Laurence Daly, Shane Mitchell, John Heneghan, Josh Ronayne (2-1), Keith Prendergast (0-5), Michael Waldron, Richie Kilkenny (0-1) and Fergal McGrath. Sub used: Liam Kearns.

July 16, 2010

U-14’s v Ardmoy – U-14 D Football Championship

Davitts U-14 team recorded a facile, 8-22 to 1-6 , victory over Ardmoy in the county D championship tie played in Ballindine on Thursday evening. Davitts were in complete control in all sectors of the field from the off and scored at will in this very one-sided game. The Davitts attack looked very sharp throughout but they will rarely have things so easy again. Davitts team: Thomas Monaghan, Dylan Higgins, Ciaran Waldron, Dylan Keadin, Michael Mangan, Sean Burke (0-1), Padraig Mangan (1-4), Jack Rodgers (0-1), Shane Treacy (1-2), Cathal Hennelly (1-8), Richie Connor (0-3), Gerard Griffin (2-3), Kelan Cosgrove (2-0). Subs used: Lorcan Diskin, Aaron Naughton (1-0) and Francis Griffin.

July 14, 2010

U-21’s v Claremorris – Brennan Cup

Davitts U-21 team travelled the short journey to Claremorris and defeated their close rivals 1-9 to 0-9 in the Brennan Cup semi-final on Tuesday evening. The teams were tied 0-3 apiece at half time but a goal and a point by the impressive Richie Kilkenny in the first two minutes of the second half swayed the game in Davitts favour. Davitts had star performances from Paddy Kirrane, Johnno Clarke, Kieran Mooney, Keith Prendergast, Richie Kilkenny, man of the match the outstanding Fergal McGrath and Michael Waldron in what was a very good team display, while young substitute Darren Connolly showed why he will be a force to be reckoned with a confident second half display.

Davitts team: Paddy Kirrane, Kevin Gallagher, Kieran Mooney, Mark Ronayne, Johnno Clarke, Laurence Daly, John Heneghan, Shane Mitchell, Keith Glynn, Keith Prendergast (0-3), Michael Waldron, Fergal McGrath (0-4), Richie Kilkenny (1-2). Subs used: Darren Connolly, Tommy Mitchell.

July 12, 2010

Seniors v Ballyhaunis – Secondary League & Prendergast Cup double-up

Seniors v Ballyhaunis - Secondary League & Prendergast Cup double-up

Davitts defeated Ballyhaunis by 3-12 to 0-9 in the Secondary League in Ballindine on Sunday in a game that also doubled up as the Prendergast Cup final. Both teams used this game to try out a number of fringe players. It was only in the last ten minutes that Davitts pulled away from their visitors, with full forward Fergal McGrath scoring two late goals. Davitts had led by 0-5 to 0-4 at halftime after a lacklustre first half but Ronan McNamara began to dominate the midfield exchanges and with Colm Boyle, outstanding at wing back, Michael Conroy, Richie Kilkenny and McGrath all in top form, Davitts kicked on and won but not as impressively as the final scoreline suggests.

Davitts: Paddy Kirrane, Tommy Nolan, Frankie Barrett, Michael Ronayne, James Cummins, Paul Carey, Colm Boyle (0-2), Ronan McNamara (0-4), Shane Mitchell, Colm Roche, Keith Prendergast, Aidan McTigue, Richie Kilkenny (1-0), Fergal McGrath (2-0), Michael Conroy (0-6). Subs used: David Mitchell, Kevin Gallagher and Johnno Clarke.

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