Ballindine, Co. Mayo

Month: May 2011

May 30, 2011

Davitts v Bonniconlon – Secondary League – Match Report

Davitts kept their 100% winning record in the Michael Walsh intermediate league, defeating Bonniconlon away, 2-11 to 0-11, on Sunday. The foundations for this victory was a powerful first half performance when Davitts dominated their hosts and led by 1-7 to 0-4 at halftime after playing against the stiff wind. Aidan McTigue was in top form in attack scoring 1-3 in that first half, while Davitts halfbackline of the inspirational Colm Boyle, James Cummins and Johnno Clarke were in a very uncompromising mood. Seamus Roche added a superb second goal fifteen minutes into the second half to kill off the game. Bonniconlon fought hard in that second half as Davitts took their foot off the pedal but the result was never really in doubt.

Best for Davitts were young Mark Diskin in goals, Colm Boyle (the best defender in Mayo), James Cummins, Johnno Clarke, Ronan McNamara, Paul Carey and Aidan McTigue.

Davitts team: Mark Diskin, Tommy Nolan, Frankie Barrett, Kevin Gallagher, Colm Boyle (0-2), James Cummins, Johnno Clarke, Ronan McNamara, Paul Carey (0-2), Seamus Roche (1-0), Colm Roche, Pat Coyne, Aidan McTigue (1-4), David McDonagh, Liam Kearns (0-2). Sub used: Michael Ronayne.

May 27, 2011

U-14’s v St. Gerards – Division 5 Semi Final

Davitts U-14 team were defeated, 5-9 to 2-7, by St. Gerards, in the County Division 5 league semi-final played in Hollymount on Thursday evening. Davitts, with the assistance of the wind, were leading by 2-6 to 1-2 with eight minutes remaining in the first half, Evan Ronayne and Lorcan Diskin the goalscorers. They suffered a disastrous end to the half however, conceding 3-1 in the final minutes, a spell that totally swung the game in St. Gerards favour.

St. Gerards pulled away in the second half although the Davitts lads fought to the end. Kieran Waldron had a super game and got best assistance from Andre Trench, Kieran Fahy, John Kilkenny, Evan Ronayne, Shane Treacy, Kelan Cosgrove and Daniel Huane.

Davitts team: Andre Trench, Denis Og Fahy, John Kilkenny, Cathal Moran, Kieran Waldron, Kieran Fahy, Evan Ronayne (1-2), Francis Griffin, Jack Ronayne (0-1), Shane Treacy (0-1), Kelan Cosgrove (0-2), Daniel Huane (0-1), Lorcan Diskin (1-0). Subs used: Christopher Ryan, Jamie Mullee, Keelan Devane.

May 22, 2011

Davitts GAA Bord na nóg social in Bourke’s

Davitts GAA Bord na nóg wll hold their annual social in Bourke’s of Irishtown this Saturday, 28th May. There will be music on the night by Jerry Carney. Tickets are only €5 and can be purchased at the door. There will be spot prizes on the night. Your support will be greatly appreciated!

May 22, 2011

Davitts v Castlebar – County Cup semi-final

The gulf between Senior and Intermediate grade looked expansive in Claremorris on Sunday afternoon, as Castlebar completely overwhelmed Davitts by a scoreline of 0-19 to 0-8 in the County Cup semi-final.

The half time score was 0-10 to 0-2, Davitts only two scores coming from team captain Michael Conroy. The first, following a powerful run by Keith Glynn, the second after Conroy skinned the Castlebar defender and opted to fist the ball over bar instead of testing the goalkeeper. Castlebar were completely dominant in every sector of the pitch for long periods, with centre forward Kevin Filan pulling all the strings in the Castlebar attack.

Davitts might have hoped that the stiff breeze that would be assisting them in the second half would provide the advantage required to reel Castlebar in. Davitts did start the half brightly, outscoring Castlebar three points to one – two long range efforts (one free) from halftime substitute Ronan McManara and one from Conroy. However, any thoughts of a comeback were dashed as Castlebar then assumed total control of the game, scoring eight unanswered points in a fifteen minute blitz. The Davitts defence was unable to deal with the powerful running game of Castlebar, the Mitchels scoring at will. With the game effectively over, Conroy added a further two points , either side of an Aidan McTigue point.

Davitts had best performers on the day in Colm Roche, Ronan McNamara, Keith Glynn (until he sustained a head injury and had to be replaced) and Michael Conroy. There will be a lot of lessons to be learned from this game, with the first round of the Intermediate Championship just around the corner.

Davitts: Mark Diskin, Tommy Nolan, Frankie Barrett, Kevin Gallagher, Martin Cosgrove, James Cummins, Colm Roche, Pat Coyne, Keith Glynn, Keith Prendergast, Carlos O’Gara, Liam Kearns, Aidan McTigue, David McDonagh, Michael Conroy. Subs: Paul Carey, Ronan McNamara, Seamus Roche, Johnno Clarke

May 16, 2011

Juniors v Balla – Match Report

Davitts junior team travelled to Balla on Saturday evening and were well beaten, 3-11 to 0-2, by the homeside. Balla were much the stronger side throughout and would have won by more but for the sterling work of Derek Mooney and Martin Cosgrove in an overworked Davitts defence. Up front Maurice Prendergast and Pat Hopkins were Davitts most threatening forwards.

Davitts: David Mitchell, Juan Pablo Kirrane, Derek Mooney, Martin Cosgrove, Laurence Daly, John A Noone, John Costello, Shane Mitchell, David Heneghan, Seamus Roche, Maurice Prendergast (0-1), David Cosgrove, Richie Kilkenny, Constantine Penny, Pat Hopkins (0-1).

May 16, 2011

Davitts v Moy Davitts – Senior League Division 1B

Davitts 0-13, Moy Davitts 0-7

Davitts defeated Moy Davitts in this Division 1B tie played in difficult conditions in Ballindine on Sunday. Davitts had the assistance of the wind in the first half and led by 0-8 to 0-4 at halftime, with Michael Conroy having a field day scoring five points, Liam Kearns shooting two and Aidan McTigue one while Moy Davitts replied through the lively Sean Kelly who scored two and midfielder James Mulderrig chipping in with two fine efforts. Moy Davitts tried hard to close the gap in the second half but the Davitts defence held firm with Frankie Barrett, Martin Cosgrove and Colm Boyle in top form. Two Davitts points from Conroy and Kearns were cancelled out by Mulderrig and Warren McDonagh but Davitts finished the game strongly with Keith Glynn and Paul Carey dominating around midfield. Boyle, Glynn and Carlos O Gara tagged on three excellent points with a fine Brian Gilmartin effort being Moy Davitts sole reply.

Outstanding for Davitts were Frankie Barrett, Martin Cosgrove, Colm Boyle, Paul Carey, Keith Glynn, Liam Kearns and Michael Conroy.

Hardest triers for Moy Davitts were Conal Quinn, Darragh Quinn, Neil Mayock, James Mulderrig, Ronan Healy, Anthony Jordan and Sean Kelly.

Davitts: Mark Diskin, Martin Cosgrove, Frankie Barrett, Kevin Gallagher, Colm Boyle (0-1), James Cummins, Colm Roche, Paul Carey, Pat Coyne, Liam Kearns (0-3), Keith Glynn (0-1), Carlos O Gara (0-1), Aidan McTigue, Fergal McGrath, Michael Conroy (0-6). Sub used: David McDonagh.

Moy Davitts: Michael McNulty, Oisin Quinn, Conal Quinn, Mark Howley, Darragh Quinn, Neil Mayock, Mark Regan, James Mulderrig (0-3), Ronan Healy, Brian Gilmartin (0-1), Anthony Jordan, Sean Kelly (0-2), Tom Mulderrig, Warren McDonagh (0-1), Sean Gilmartin. Subs used: Simon Jordan, Andrew Mallee.

Ref: Charlie Collins

May 14, 2011

Minors v St Muredachs – Match Report

An understrength Davitts Minor team travelled to Ardnaree on Friday evening and were defeated 1-13 to 2-7 in the league. Davitts (forced to line out without the injured Donie Ronayne, Darren Connolly, Jason Connolly and John Macken) best player in this game was young Thomas Waldron and he got best support from Cathal Higgins, Mark Ronayne, Andrew Peters and Gearoid Lyons.

Davitts team: David Mitchell, William Freeley, Gerard McWalter, Cathal Higgins, Mark Ronayne (0-1), Keelan Devane, Sean Waldron, Andrew Peters, Michael Clarke, Clive Hennigan (0-1), Thomas Waldron (1-2), Gearoid Lyons (1-0), Liam Noone (0-3). Sub used: Brian Clarke.

May 11, 2011

U-16’s v Breaffy – Match Report

Davitts U-16’s were defeated by Breaffy in Division 2 of the league on Tuesday evening in Ballindine. The final score was 5-11 to 4-7 in an entertaining game. Davitts played with the stiff breeze in the first half and led by 2-7 to 2-5 at the break, Matthew Trench and Gerard Griffin the goalscorers. Breaffy dominated the second half, getting a succession of top class scores, and two late penalties converted by sub Tommy Waldron only put a better look on the scoreboard for the homeside. Davitts best in this game were Shane Cummins, Thomas Charles, William Freeley, Liam Noone, Matthew Trench, Gerard Griffin and Tommy Waldron.

Davitts team: Michael Mangan, Shane Cummins, John Huane, Jonathon Fahy, Thomas Charles, Dylan Higgins, Padraig Mangan (0-1), William Freeley, Michael Clarke (0-1), Liam Noone (0-3), Matthew Trench (1-1), Gerard Griffin (1-1), Jack Rodgers. Subs: Dylan Keadin, Richie Connor, Sean Burke, Thomas Monaghan, Tommy Waldron (2-0).

May 9, 2011

Davitts v Tourmakeady – Senior League Division 1B

Tourmakeady: 0-5 Davitts: 0-15

Davitts travelled to Tourmakeady on Sunday in Divison 1B of the Senior League and overwhelmed the homeside with a tremendously spirited and disciplined display, in very difficult conditions. Davitts played against the strong wind in the first half but led at halftime, 0-5 to 0-3, showing an amazing workrate throughout the field. Michael Conroy, the team captain, led the charge up front scoring four points with Aidan McTigue adding the fifth, while Tourmakeady replied through Pat Folan, Tom Naughton and Brendan Prendergast.

Tourmakeady, as ever, fought hard in the second half but the result was never in doubt, with the superb Davitts defence soaking up everything the homeside could throw at them, and Conroy, Aidan McTigue and Fergal McGrath in top form up front. Best for Davitts in a true team display were Colm Boyle, James Cummins, Paul Carey, Carlos O Gara, Aidan McTigue, Michael Conroy and Fergal McGrath.

Hardest triers for Tourmakeady were Tom Staunton, MJ Walsh, Brendan Prendergast, Brian Heneghan, Michael O Neill and Tom Naughton.

Davitts: Mark Diskin, Frankie Barrett, Michael Waldron, Kevin Gallagher, Colm Boyle, James Cummins, Pat Coyne, Keith Glynn, Paul Carey, Keith Prendergast (0-1), Carlos O Gara, Liam Kearns, Aidan McTigue (0-4), Fergal McGrath (0-1), Michael Conroy (0-9). Sub used: Colm Roche.

Tourmakeady: Mark Gibbons, Mark Heneghan, David Prendergast, Tom Staunton, MJ Walsh, Brendan Prendergast (0-3), MJ Meeneghan, Michael O Neill, Brian Heneghan, Pat Folan (0-1), Tom Naughton (0-1), Michael Ronan, Anthony O Neill, John Heneghan, Niall Donoghue. Subs used: Michael Kelly, Joe Heneghan.

Ref: Charlie Collins.

May 7, 2011

Juniors v Kilfian – Match Report

Davitts Junior team went down heavily to Kilfian, 4-16 to 1-6, in Division 1F of the Mayo Senior league, played in Ballindine on Saturday evening. Davitts had the assistance of the strong wind in the first half, and after opening brightly scoring 1-2 without reply, the writing was on the wall at half time as they trailed by 1-5 to 1-3. The second half was dominated by Kilfian and Davitts only managed a further three points before the final whistle. Hardest triers for Davitts were David Connolly, Derek Mooney, the burly Luke Ronayne, Martin Cosgrove, Laurence Daly, JP Kirrane, John Heneghan, Maurice Prendergast and Richie Kilkenny.

Davitts: David Connolly, Fionan Moran, Luke Ronayne, Derek Mooney, Laurence Daly, Martin Cosgrove, JP Kirrane, John Heneghan (0-1), Shane Mitchell (0-1), John Costello, Maurice Prendergast (0-1), Darragh Halligan, Pat Hopkins (0-1), Conleth Penny (0-1), Richie Kilkenny (1-0). Subs used: David Cosgrove (0-1), Dave Heneghan.

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