Ballindine, Co. Mayo

Month: October 2010

October 31, 2010

U-15’s through to County Final

Davitts U-15 team qualified for the County Division 2 League Final, by defeating Naoimh Phadraig, 1-13 to 1-8, in an entertaining semi-final played in Ballindine on Sunday morning. Davitts started brightly with early points from the impressive Liam Noone and Michael Clarke, before Noone netted in the 8th minute after excellent work by Matthew Trench. Naoimh Phadraig began to get to grips at midfield and were the better team for the remainder of the first half but points from Noone, Trench, Clarke and team captain Thomas Waldron left Davitts ahead, 1-6 to 0-5 at the interval.

Davitts controlled the game well in the second half with man of the match Donie Ronayne, now operating at midfield, in unstoppable form, and qualified for a mouth watering final clash against neighbours Carras (Garrymore and Kilmaine) next weekend. Davitts stars in this good win were William Freeley, John Huane, Jack Rodgers, Matthew Trench, top scorer Liam Noone, Michael Clarke, Thomas Waldron, Cathal Hennelly and the superb Donie Ronayne.

Davitts team: Michael Mangan, William Freeley, Shane Cummins, John Huane, Donie Ronayne (0-2), Jack Rodgers, Padraig Mangan, Thomas Charles, Michael Clarke (0-4), Liam Noone (1-5), Matthew Trench (0-1), Thomas Waldron (0-1), Cathal Hennelly. Subs used: Gerard Griffin and Liam Connolly.

October 24, 2010

Kiltimagh v Davitts – Senior League Div 1B

An understrength Davitts team were defeated, 1-9 to 1-6, away to a Kiltimagh side who needed a result to ensure their Div 1B safety, in the final round of the league on Saturday. Davitts, comfortable in mid-table, but also keen to avenge their championship quarter-final defeat, were always struggling against their hosts, and trailed by 1-4 to 0-3 at halftime, the goal looking very suspiciously like a square ball but in all fairness the Davitts woodwork had been tested on a number of occasions by the Kiltimagh attack.

Davitts began to make things a bit edgy in the Kiltimagh camp in the second half, getting on top at midfield through Ronan McNamara and John Heneghan, and an excellent goal by Liam Kearns with ten minutes remaining left the game in the balance, but the homeside held on deservedly for a three point victory. As well as those mentioned earlier, Davitts had excellent performances from Mark Diskin, an agile goalkeeper, Luke Ronayne, Frankie Barrett, Johnno Clarke, James Cummins, Colm Roche, Michael Conroy and the lively Aidan McTigue.

Davitts: Mark Diskin, Tommy Nolan, Luke Ronayne, Laurence Daly, Johnno Clarke, James Cummins, Ronan McNamara (0-1), John Heneghan, Liam Kearns (1-2), Keith Prendergast, Colm Roche, Aidan McTigue (0-2), David McDonagh, Michael Conroy (0-1).

October 19, 2010

U-10’s win Penny Cup

U-10's win Penny Cup

The U-10’s finished off the year in style by defeating Michael Glavy’s of Ballinlough by 4-7 to 1-5 in the Penny Cup final played in Ballindine on Sunday. The first half was a closely contested affair, with only 4 points separating the sides at half time on a scorline of 1-5 to 4 points in favour of Davitts. However Davitts pulled away in the second half with 3 goals in ten a blistering ten minute period.

On a day when every Davitts player was to the fore, the outstanding players for Davitts were Cian Naughtan, Niall Kearns, Colin Mulligan, Jordan Flanagan, Stephen Nyland and (last but by no means least) team Captain Dimitri Trench who is most certainly one to watch for the future.

Back Row L-R: Colin Mulligan, Shane Cummins, Jordan Flanagan, Niall Kelly, Stephen Nyland, Cian Naughton, Oisín Prendergast, Gary Burke, Takachi Kilkenny, Shane Waldron

Front Row L-R: Niall Treacy, Aidan Cosgrove, Jason Huane, Dimitri Trench (c), Niall Kearns, David Devane, Leane Daly, Áine Mangan

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The U-8’s were also in action on Sunday, playing Michael Glavy’s U-8’s and, not to be outdone, also defeated the Ballinlough side. Well done to all the boys and girls who participated on Sunday and lined out in the Black and Red of Davitts in 2010.

October 10, 2010

U-15’s advance to semi final unbeaten

Davitts U-15 team kept their 100% league record intact with an excellent 2-10 to 0-8 victory over Carras in Ballindine on Sunday. Carras started brightly, scoring the opening two points before Davitts sprung to life, with Donie Ronayne, superb at centre half back, midfielder Padraig Mangan, Matthew Trench and Tommy Waldron leading the charge, and led by 1-6 to 0-2 at the break, the goal scored by Liam Noone whose long range free kick long caused panic in the Carras defence, and ended up in the net.

Davitts kept the pressure on their visitors in the second half and were rewarded with a second goal, fittingly scored by man of the match Matthew Trench, with ten minutes remaining, to clinch victory. Others to shine for Davitts in this game were William Freeley, Jack Rodgers, Liam Noone, Michael Clarke and Cathal Hennelly.

Davitts: Michael Mangan, Jonathon Fahy, William Freeley, John Huane, Liam Connolly, Donie Ronayne, Jack Rodgers, Padraig Mangan (0-3), Tommy Charles, Michael Clarke (0-4), Liam Noone (1-0), Matthew Trench (1-2), Cathal Hennelly, Tommy Waldron (0-1), Shane Cummins. Subs used: Gerard Griffin, Ritchie O Connor and Shane Treacy.

October 5, 2010

Minors lose semi-final replay by narrowest of margins

Davitts minor team made the long journey to Bangor on Sunday and were narrowly defeated by Kiltane, 2-13 to 4-6, in a cracking Div 4 minor league semi-final replay. Davitts failed to capitalise on the assistance of the very strong wind in the first half and the sides went in at half time level, 2-3 to 1-6, Josh Ronayne and Clive Hennigan the Davitts goalscorers. The homeside went four points up early in the second half and it looked like they would win easily but the Davitts lads showed tremendous spirit with David Mitchell, Donie Ronayne, Tommy Heneghan, Michael Waldron, Josh Ronayne and Darren Connolly leading the charge and came so close to snatching an unlikely win, Josh Ronayne hitting the crossbar with the last kick of the game.

Davitts: David Mitchell, Donie Ronayne, Gerard McWalter, Dara Halligan (0-1), James Prendergast, Tommy Heneghan, Michael Waldron (1-0), Mark Ronayne, Jason Connolly, Clive Hennigan (1-0), Liam Noone, Josh Ronayne (2-5) and Tommy Waldron. Subs used: Darren Connolly and Tommy Clarke.

October 2, 2010

Davitts v Castlebar – Senior League Div 1B

Davitts hosted county senior finalists Castlebar Mitchells on Saturday evening and were defeated 0-14 to 0-7, in the penultimate round of Div 1B of the senior league. Both sides were short a number of regulars but Mitchells showed their massive strength in depth and Davitts struggled throughout but had fighting displays from Paddy Kirrane, Colm Boyle, Kevin Gallagher, Ronan McNamara, Johnno Clarke, James Cummins and Michael Conroy. Castlebar led by 0-5 to 0-4 at halftime, after facing the stiff wind in the first half. The result was never in doubt as Castlebar pulled away from the homeside in the second half with a series of well taken points. Best for the winners were Alan and Richie Feeney, Ronan Burke, Eamon Kennedy, Adrian Roche and Neil Lydon.

Castlebar: Kieran Naughton, Brian Hennelly, Alan Feeney, Richie Feeney, Donal Newcombe (0-1), Pat Kelly, Ronan Burke (0-2), Dara Sloyan, Ger McDonagh, Eamon Kennedy (0-1), Danny Kirby, Adrian Roche (0-1), Fergal Durkin, Neil Lydon (0-5), Adrian Walsh (0-1). Subs used: Shane Fitzmaurice, Ray O Malley (0-1), Niall McCarney (0-1), Tom King (0-1), Cian Costello.

Davitts: Paddy Kirrane, Kevin Gallagher, Tommy Mitchell, Colm Boyle, Colm Roche, Johnno Clarke, James Cummins, Ronan McNamara (0-1), John Heneghan, Aidan McTigue, Keith Prendergast, Liam Kearns, Dave McDonagh, Mark Diskin (0-1), Michael Conroy (0-5). Subs used: Tommy Nolan, Laurence Daly and Luke Ronayne.

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