Ballindine, Co. Mayo

Month: August 2012

August 31, 2012

Carras defeat Davitts in South Mayo Minor B Final

Davitts were defeated by Carras (Kilmaine/Garrymore amalgamation) in an exciting final of the South Mayo Minor B Championship in Ballinrobe on Friday evening. The final score was Carras 2-9, Davitts 0-12. The first half was well contested but Davitts conceded two rather sloppy goals that ultimately cost them the title and they trailed by 2-6 to 0-6 at halftime.

Davitts got on top in the second half and really took the game to Carras but a combination of good Carras defending and some poor shooting from the Davitts lads meant the cup was not returning to Ballindine and Irishtown for a second year running.

Best for Davitts on the night were Donal Ronayne, Brian Clarke, Cathal Higgins, Michael Clarke, Thomas Waldron, Liam Noone and subs Padraig Mangan and Cathal Hennelly.

Davitts team: Michael Mangan, Brian Clarke, John Macken, Cathal Higgins, Gerard McWalter, Sean Waldron, William Freeley, Michael Clarke (0-5), Gearoid Lyons (0-1), Andrew Peters (0-1), Thomas Waldron (0-1), Liam Noone (0-4). Subs used: Padraig Mangan, Cathal Hennelly, Matthew Trench.

August 31, 2012

Good luck Colm and Mike

Davitts GAA Club would like to wish the very best of luck to our star players Colm Boyle and Michael Conroy who line out for Mayo on Sunday in Croke Park in the All-Ireland Senior football semi-final. Both lads have become important players on the Mayo Senior team, Colm at wing back and Michael at corner forward. A huge crowd from the area will be heading to Croker on Sunday to support the two boys and the Mayo team, in their effort to beat the Dubs and reach the decider against Donegal. It will be a proud day for Davitts and hopefully a great day for Mayo.

August 29, 2012

U-21’s advance to semi-final of the County U-21 C Championship

Davitts advanced (though not as impressively as the scoreline suggests), to the semi-final of the County U-21 C Championship, defeating Tourmakeady by 3-12 to 0-6 in Hollymount on Tuesday evening. Davitts were always in the driving seat in this game and led by 2-5 to 0-3 at the break, their goals coming from Tommy Clarke and Josh Ronayne.

Tourmakeady could have been much closer but for some very wayward shooting although Davitts were also guilty in this respect.

The Davitts boys played much better in the second half and impressive substitute Liam Noone killed off the Tourmakeady challenge with a goal five minutes from time. Davitts, while delighted to make the semi-final, will be aware that they will have to perform much better to advance in this competition.

Team captain David Mitchell was excellent in goals while in the defence, Brian Clarke, Donal and Mark Ronayne, Cathal Higgins and Jason Connolly stood up well to anything the Tourmakedy attack could offer. Sean and Michael Waldron did well at midfield, both showing tremendous workrate. Thomas Waldron was the star player for Davitts getting good support up front from Clive Hennigan, Josh Ronayne, Tommy Clarke and Darren Connolly, while substitutes Liam Noone, Gearoid Lyons and William Freeley showed that they are well able to cut it at this level.

Davitts team: David Mitchell, Brian Clarke, Donal Ronayne, Jason Connolly, Mark Ronayne (0-1), Sean Waldron, Thomas Waldron (0-1), Clive Hennigan (0-4), Tommy Clarke (1-0), Darren Connolly (0-1), Josh Ronayne (1-4). Subs used: Liam Noone (1-0), William Freeley, Gearoid Lyons (0-1), Evan Hennelly and Caolan Devane.

August 27, 2012

Change of venue for U-21 Quarter Final – Hollymount

Please note that the venue for the U-21 Championship Quarter Final versus Tourmakeady has been switched to Hollymount. Throw-in 7pm, Tuesday 28th August.. Your support is greatly appreciated.

August 27, 2012

Mr. Claremorris – tut tut tut

Mr. Claremorris - tut tut tut

Congratulations (?) to Davitts senior player Liam Kearns who scooped the prestigious (?) Mr. Claremorris title in the Dalton Inn on Friday night. Representing the Porterhouse, Liam didn’t let down its proprietor James Cummins who was understandably very emotional when the result was announced. James had Liam well turned out for the occasion, and credit must also go to his team of mentors including James Kilkenny, Padraig Moran and Tommy Brogan, who had Liam well primed to deliver an outstanding performance on the night. Liam said afterwards that he had always dreamt of entering Mr. Claremorris and will wear the sash with pride in the coming months. Unfortunately no member of Liam’s family was available for comment afterwards…

August 27, 2012

Juniors through to Junior B Championship semi-final

Davitts Junior team qualified for the semi-final of the Mayo Junior B Championship with a hard fought victory over Moy Davitts in Ballyhaunis on Friday evening. Davitts won by 2-11 to 2-6 at the end of a well contested affair. Davitts made all the early running and were winning by 0-8 to 0-1 when Moy Davitts narrowed the gap to three points before the break with a goal and a point.

With the halftime margin only three points the Davitts team upped the ante in the second half, and two cleverly taken goal chances by Davitts outstanding full forward Clive Hennigan sealed the victory.

Davitts had stars all over the field, the man of the match award could have gone to any member of an excellent fullbackline comprising of Brian Clarke, Cathal Higgins or the superb Donal Ronayne.

Johnno Clarke was excellent at midfield while upfront team captain Seamus Roche led by example with Andrew Peters and Richie Kilkenny also on top of their game.

Davitts team: David Mitchell, Brian Clarke, Donal Ronayne, Cathal Higgins, Martin Cosgrove, Mark Ronayne, John Costello, Johnno Clarke (0-2), Tommy Mitchell, Juan Pablo Kirrane, Seamus Roche, Andrew Peters (0-1), Darren Connolly (0-3), Clive Hennigan (2-4), Richie Kilkenny (0-1). Subs used: Tommy Clarke, Laurence Daly, Luke Ronayne.

August 24, 2012

Mayo Junior Football Team to play Kerry named

The Mayo Junior Football Team to face Kerry in the All-Ireland Junior Football Championship Final this Saturday 25th August at 2.30p.m. in Cusack Park Ennis is as follows:

1. Paul Mannion – Mayo Gaels

2. Michael Walsh – Ardnaree

3. Liam O’Malley – Burrishoole

4. Barry Leonard – Lahardane

5. Michéal Forde – Ballycastle

6. Ollie Feeney – Islandeady

7. Oisin Quinn – Bohola Moy Davitts

8. Ronan McNamara – Davitts (Captain)

9. Peter Collins – Islandeady

10. Padraic McManamon – Burrishoole

11. Enda McManamon – Burrishoole

12. Simon Cloherty – Parke

13. Aidan McTigue – Davitts

14. Colin Dempsey – Swinford

15. Alan Egan – Bonniconlon

16. Rory Byrne – Castlebar Mitchels

17. Niall McCormack – Islandeady

18. Conor Horan – Swinford

19. Ger McDonagh – Castlebar Mitchels

20. Joe Kelly – Swinford

21. Kevin Gibbons – Louisburgh

22. Michael Moran – Burrishoole

23. Fergal McGrath – Davitts

24. Sean Kelly – Bohola Moy Davitts

John Kelly – Manager

Vinnie Gavin – Trainer

Tommy Francis Gibbons – Selector

Cathal Hennelly – Selector

Sean McLoughlin – Selector

Picture: Ronan Mac lifts the Cup after Mayo beat Galway in the Connacht Junior Final.

August 22, 2012

Change of venue for Junior Quarter Final

Please note that the venue for the Junior B Football Championship Quarter Final versus Moy Davitts has been switched to Ballyhaunis. Throw-in 7pm. Your support is greatly appreciated.

August 22, 2012

Train details for All Ireland Semi Final

A Train Service to Heuston Station will operate on Sunday 2nd September as follows:

09.00hrs – Depart Westport

09.12hrs – Depart Castlebar

09.20hrs – Depart Manulla Junction

09.34hrs – Depart Claremorris

09.48hrs – Depart Ballyhaunis

12.15hrs – Arrive Dublin

Special Return Train Departs Heuston Station at 19.15hrs serving Ballyhaunis, Claremorris, Castlebar & Westport.

Tickets available on-line at www.irishrail.ie or at your local Iarnród Éireann Station. Passengers are not permitted to bring Alcoholic Drinks on board the train. Advance booking is essential.

August 22, 2012

U-16’s v Hollymount/Carramore – South Mayo B Championship

Davitts U-16 team put the disappointment of their defeat in the County final behind them when they defeated Hollymount/Carramore emphatically, 4-17 to 1-4, in the South Mayo Championship in Carramore on Tuesday evening. Davitts had built up a 3-9 to 1-1 lead by halftime, dominating in all sectors and the three superbly executed goals came from Richie O Connor, Evan Ronayne and centre back Michael Mangan.

Davitts didn’t take the foot off the pedal in the second half with Padraig Mangan and Jack Rodgers dominating the midfield exchanges and the attack looking very sharp. Rodgers scored the fourth goal with five minutes remaining.

This was a polished display by the Davitts team. Thomas Monaghan produced a few top class saves. Dylan Keadin and Dylan Higgins gave nothing away soft in the fullbackline. The half backs Seanie Bourke, Michael Mangan and Denis Óg Fahy attacked at every opportunity. In the forwardline, Cathal Hennelly had an excellent game with Mikie Devane, Gerald Griffin, Evan Ronayne and Richie O Connor linking up cleverly and some of the scores they produced were top class.

Davitts team: Thomas Monaghan, Dylan Keadin, Dylan Higgins, Seanie Bourke (0-1), Michael Mangan (1-1), Denis Og Fahy, Padraig Mangan (0-3), Jack Rodgers (1-3), Evan Ronayne (1-2), Gerald Griffin (0-1), Mikie Devane (0-1), Cathal Hennelly (0-5), Richie O Connor (1-0). Subs used: Shane Treacy, Jamie Mullee, Francis Griffin, Lorcan Diskin.

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