Ballindine, Co. Mayo

Month: March 2011

March 30, 2011

2 from 2 for the U-16’s

Davitts U-16 team made it two wins from two games in Division 2 of the league when defeating Ballinrobe on Tuesday evening in Ballinrobe. Davitts were very slow to start and Ballinrobe were full value for their 2-6 to 1-3 lead at the interval, Gerard Griffin the visitors goalscorer. Davitts assumed complete control in the second half, holding the homeside scoreless while tagging on a Cathal Hennelly goal and five points in a very impressive performance. Davitts best players in this game were William Freeley, the outstanding Dylan Higgins, Donie Ronayne, Liam Noone, Thomas Charles, Matthew Trench, Gerard Griffin and Cathal Hennelly.

Davitts team: Michael Mangan, Shane Cummins, William Freeley, John Huane, Dylan Higgins, Donie Ronayne (0-1), Jonathon Fahy, Liam Trench (0-3), Padraig Mangan (0-1), Michael Clarke, Thomas Charles, Matthew Trench (0-1), Gerard Griffin (1-0), Cathal Hennelly (1-1), Tommy Waldron (0-1). Sub used: Jack Rodgers.

March 30, 2011

Registration Night this Saturday

Player registeration will be held in Ballindine Community this Saturday (2nd April) from 8.30 – 9.30pm. All new players welcome. Registration is extremely important, because should any injury claim arise throughout the year, the GAA Insurance will not under any circumstances cover a player who has not registered with their club.

March 29, 2011

New website tailored specifically for GAA players and coaches

www.totalgaacoach.com is a new website that has been set up to aid in the coaching process across all areas of Gaelic Games.

The Core Aims of the site are:

1 – To provide a library of world class information on coaching, strength & conditioning, nutrition, sports psychology, rehabilitation and all performance areas related to the GAA. We want this information to be easy to understand so coaches, players, parents etc can access the site, educate and inform themselves of current best practice in all these areas.

2 – To develop a network of solid practitioners throughout the country that coaches, players and parents can access, trust and be looked after in a very professional manner. We have heard too many horror stories of players young and old being asked to do certain things which are not beneficial to their playing careers and we want to help educate and eradicate such things.

3 – To provide an all access forum where anyone can look for information and be advised in terms of training, rehab, nutrition etc so that they can make an educated and informed decision in relation to their queries.

4 – Our contributors are people currently working in professional sport and with county and club teams all over Ireland and we want to bring this practical experience to the site to help develop standards of coaching at every level.

5 – To give people an insight to player preparation at county level through diaires, interviews and information provided by the players competing at this level.

6 – To establish a directory of Football, Hurling, Camogie and Handball drills that can be utilised by club coaches and players to get the most benefit from training sessions.

The website has been setup by three members of Ballaghaderreen GAA Club, Andy Moran, Barry Solan and James Quinn.

Andy Moran – Mayo Senior Footballer

Barry Solan – Strength and Conditioning Specialist currently working with the Laois Senior Football Team.

For further information or to see Expert Contributors, Contacts, Articles etc. visit: www.totalgaacoach.com

March 27, 2011

Juniors lose to Westport in first round of League

Davitts second team were defeated by Westport, 1-11 to 1-5, in the opening round of the senior league, in a game played in glorious conditions on Sunday in Ballindine. Westport started brightly and had six points on the board before Davitts star player Con Penny pointed in the 18th minute. A superb goal by the impressive Darren Connolly was followed by another Penny point to leave the halftime score 0-7 to 1-2 in favour of the visitors. A Westport goal midway through the second half sealed their victory in what was an entertaining match for the large attendance. Best for Davitts were Mark Ronayne, Martin Cosgrove, Michael Ronayne, Michael Waldron, Kieran Mooney and Darren Connolly.

Davitts team: David Mitchell, Mark Ronayne, Luke Ronayne, Martin Cosgrove, Laurence Daly, Michael Ronayne, John Costello, Michael Waldron (0-1), Tommy Mitchell, Kieran Mooney, Kevin Daly, Pat Hopkins, Richie Kilkenny, Con Penny (0-2), Darren Connolly (1-2). Subs used: James Cummins, Colm Roche, Seamus Roche, Carlos O Gara and Aidan Brogan.

March 27, 2011

Encouraging start for Seniors in League

Claremorris 2-6

Davitts 1-11

This first round of the Mayo Senior League was played with more intensity than most championship matches, a great credit to both sets of players, but Davitts came from four points down with six minutes remaining, in a thrilling finish, to snatch victory. The teams were level at half time in this game played in Claremorris on Saturday evening, 1-2 to 0-5, the Claremorris goal coming from a Ger Brady penalty.

The second half was equally close, but a second Brady penalty followed by a point from the impressive half back Diarmuid Griffith, put the homeside in the driving seat with minutes remaining. It was in those last six minutes that Davitts showed great bottle with outstanding centre back Colm Boyle and towering midfielder Ronan McNamara leading the charge. McNamara pointed a long range free kick, Dave McDonagh goaled, after terrific work from the lionhearted Boyle, McNamara kicked a superb lead point and captain Michael Conroy scored his fifth free to give victory to Davitts.

Outstanding for the winners were Kevin Gallagher, James Cummins, Johnno Clarke, Colm Boyle, Ronan McNamara, Keith Glynn and Dave McDonagh, who was excellent throughout.

Claremorris, who had played so well until the closing minutes, had their star players in Alvin McCallig, John Broderick, Diarmuid Griffith, Sean Prendergast, David Egan, Alan Feeley, Brian Gallagher and Ger Brady.

Davitts: Paddy Kirrane, Colm Roche, Michael Waldron, Kevin Gallagher, Johnno Clarke, Colm Boyle, James Cummins, Ronan McNamara (0-3), Paul Carey, Keith Prendergast, Keith Glynn, Liam Kearns, Aidan McTigue (0-1), Dave McDonagh (1-1), Michael Conroy (0-6). Subs used: Pat Coyne, Carlos O Gara and Fergal McGrath.

Claremorris: Alvin McCallig, John Broderick, Gary Mullins, Brian Fahy, Diarmuid Griffith (0-1), Shane Walsh, Sean Prendergast, David Egan (0-1), Shane Prendergast (0-1), Michael Gallagher, Alan Feeley (0-1), Kieran Griffith, Padraig Ring, Brian Gallagher, Ger Brady (2-2). Subs used: Mark Gallagher, John Hutton and Liam Griffith.

March 20, 2011

U-16’s off to winning start

Davitts U-16 team got their county league Division 2 campaign off to a terrific start with a 3-12 to 0-9 victory over St. Gerards in Ballindine on Sunday. Davitts started slowly, with the assistance of the stiff wind, but two late first half goals from Cathal Hennelly and Tommy Waldron swung the game firmly in the homeside’s favour. St.Gerards came more into the game in the second half but a third Davitts goal by Gerard Griffin finished the game off. Best for Davitts were Michael Mangan, John Huane, William Freeley, Liam Noone, Michael Clarke, Gerard Griffin, Tommy Charles, Tommy Waldron and Cathal Hennelly.

Davitts team: Michael Mangan, Shane Cummins, William Freeley, John Huane, Dylan Higgins, Donal Ronayne, Jonathon Fahy, Padraig Mangan, Liam Noone (0-6), Michael Clarke (0-3), Tommy Charles, Matthew Trench, Gerard Griffin (1-1), Cathal Hennelly (1-1), Tommy Waldron (1-1).

March 20, 2011

Davitts v Kilmaine – Secondary League

Davitts remain unbeaten in the Intermediate Secondary League, after defeating old rivals Kilmaine by 0-11 to 0-5, in Garrymore on Saturday. The excellent fielding of midfielder Ronan McNamara ensured a liberal supply of ball to the forwardline, while the entire Davitts defence, superbly marshalled by centre back Colm Boyle, defended as if their lives depended on it, making life very difficult for the Kilmaine attackers. Davitts, who led by 0-7 to 0-3 at halftime, had other star performers in Keith Glynn, Aidan McTigue and veteran full forward Dave McDonagh.

Davitts team: Paddy Kirrane, James Cummins, Michael Waldron, Kevin Gallagher, Johnno Clarke (0-1), Colm Boyle, Colm Roche, Ronan McNamara, Paul Carey, Keith Prendergast, Keith Glynn (0-1), Liam Kearns (0-1), Aidan McTigue (0-2), Dave McDonagh, Michael Conroy (0-6). Subs used: Pat Coyne, Martin Cosgrove and John Heneghan.

March 17, 2011

Davitts qualify for O’Mara Cup final

Davitts qualified for the O’Mara Cup final for the first time in several years with a well deserved 0-11 to 0-7 victory away to Garrymore on St. Patricks Day. Davitts dominated the possession stakes throughout but trailed by 0-7 to 0-5 at half time, having played with the assistance of the wind in the first half. A superb, hard working second half performance, holding the homeside scoreless, was very encouraging for manager Peter Warren and his selectors John Treacy and Jarleth Trench, although the kicking of 18 wides in the course of the game would be a major concern. While this was an excellent team effort, Davitts had particularly noteworthy performers in Michael Waldron, Colm Boyle, James Cummins, Colm Roche, Paul Carey, Keith Prendergast, Keith Glynn and Michael Conroy.

Davitts team: Paddy Kirrane, James Cummins, Michael Waldron, Kevin Gallagher, Johnno Clarke, Colm Boyle (0-1), Colm Roche, Paul Carey, Ronan McNamara, Keith Prendergast (0-2), Keith Glynn (0-1), Liam Kearns (0-1), Aidan McTigue (0-1), David McDonagh (0-1), Michael Conroy (0-4). Sub used: Pat Coyne.

March 13, 2011

Davitts v Kilalla – Secondary League

Davitts travelled to Killala for their first match in their defence of the Michael Walsh Intermediate League title on Saturday, and emerged victors over the homeside on a 1-17 to 0-12 scoreline. Davitts led by 1-8 to 0-8 at halftime, Aidan McTigue the goalscorer, but the result was in doubt until the last ten minutes, when Davitts pulled away from their hosts. Best for Davitts on this occasion were Tommy Nolan, Kevin Gallagher, Colm Boyle, Colm Roche, Paul Carey, Aidan McTigue, Dave McDonagh and Michael Conroy.

Davitts team: David Mitchell, Tommy Nolan, Michael Waldron, Kevin Gallagher, Johnno Clarke, Colm Boyle, Colm Roche, Ronan McNamara (0-1), John Heneghan, Keith Prendergast (0-1), Paul Carey (0-4), Liam Kearns, Aidan McTigue (1-4), Dave McDonagh, Michael Conroy (0-6). Subs used: Frankie Barrett, Keith Glynn (0-1), Laurence Daly and James Cummins.

March 5, 2011

Davitts v Claremorris – O’Mara Cup – Match Report

Games between Davitts and Claremorris are usually close tense affairs but this O Mara Cup clash between the two sides in Claremorris on Saturday really only came to life in the last ten minutes when understrength Claremorris goaled leaving just three points in it, after Davitts had dominated the game up to this. Davitts however tagged on three more points via man of the match Michael Conroy, Keith Prendergast and Liam Kearns to secure a second victory in this competition.

Davitts looked impressive in the first half and built up a lead of 0-8 to 0-1 at halftime, the points coming from Conroy (5), impressive Aidan McTigue (2) and Paul Carey. Claremorris chipped away at the lead after the break and when they scored the only goal of the game, their supporters sensed an upset (maybe remembering the corresponding fixture last year), but Davitts finished well.

Expect a closer game when these two teams meet in the first round of the senior league in three weeks time. The final score was 0-15 to 1-8. Davitts best in this game were goalie Paddy Kirrane, Michael Waldron, Johnno Clarke, Colm Boyle, Ronan McNamara, John Heneghan, Aidan McTigue and the superb Michael Conroy.

Davitts team: Paddy Kirrane, Tommy Nolan, Michael Waldron, Kevin Gallagher, Johnno Clarke, Colm Boyle, Colm Roche, Ronan McNamara, John Heneghan, Keith Prendergast (0-1), Paul Carey (0-1), Liam Kearns (0-1), Aidan McTigue (0-3), David McDonagh, Michael Conroy (0-9). Subs used: Frankie Barrett and Fergal McGrath.

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