Ballindine, Co. Mayo

Month: May 2013

May 30, 2013

U-14’s v Ballinrobe – Match Report

Davitts and Ballinrobe met in Claremorris on Tuesday evening in an U-14 League play-off and Davitts reversed the earlier league result when winning by 5-12 to 4-7 after a cracking match. The first half was very tight and nothing separated the sides at the break and they went in level, 2-3 each. Davitts goals were converted emphatically by Ryan McLoughlin, while Jack Ronayne accounted for the three points.

Again in the second half the two teams were evenly matched and it was only in the last five minutes that Davitts put some daylight between themselves and the gallant Ballinrobe lads. Indeed were it not for a few super saves by goalkeeper James Corless, the result might have gone the other way. Another McLoughlin goal, one from Thomas Corless, two super points from Caelainn Mullee, a Liam Macken point and a magnificent 1-5 from Ronayne accounted for Davitts second half scores.

As well as all of those already mentioned Davitts had other fine displays from Niall Kearns, Jordan Flanagan, Aidan Macken, Ciaran Fahy, Dimitri Trench, Shane Cummins, Cian Treacy and Cian Naughton.

Davitts team: James Corless, Niall Kearns, Aidan Macken, Ciaran Fahy, Dimitri Trench, Caelainn Mullee (0-2), Thomas Corless (1-0), Liam Macken (0-1), Ryan McLoughlin (3-1), Shane Cummins, Jack Ronayne (1-8), Cian Treacy. Sub used: Cian Naughton.

May 26, 2013

Seniors v Castlebar – Championship Round 1 – Match Report

Davitts 0-5 Castlebar Mitchels 1-10.

A greater scoring threat up front ensured that Castlebar came away from Ballindine victorious in this Senior Championship tie in front of a large attendance. The exchanges were tough in this dour game and Pat Holmes men will be very relieved to leave with the points. Only three points separated the sides with ten minutes remaining but Castlebar showed their class to finish the game with five unanswered scores.

Davitts opened the scoring with a first minute Josh Ronayne point. Aidan Walsh replied for Castlebar in the 4 th and 7th minutes before a monster free from Ronan McNamara levelled the game after ten minutes. The game’s crucial score came in the 12th minute when Donal Newcombe got on the end of a fine Mitchels move and finished emphatically past a helpless Adrian McNamara in the Davitts goal. They led by 1-5 to 0-3 at the break after further points from Neil Douglas, Richie Feeney, playing at full forward, and Kevin Filan, with McNamara replying for the homeside.

Davitts came out fired up in the second half and were dominating the midfield exchanges through the efforts of Ronan McNamara and Paul Carey. A trademark long range McNamara free and a Keith Prendergast point, after a superb move, narrowed the gap to three points after ten minutes but they just couldn’t translate their superiority onto the scoreboard. Castlebar, to their credit, weathered the storm and rifled late scores from man of the match Richie Feeney (3), Eamon Tiernan and Aidan Walsh to come away with a deserved victory.

Best for Castlebar along with Feeney were Tom Cunniffe, Eoghan O Reilly, Donal Newcombe, Ronan Burke, Aidan Walsh, Tom King and the ageless Kevin Filan.

Davitts had top performances from Adrian McNamara, Donal Ronayne, still a minor, James Cummins, Alan Roche, who delighted the crowd with some spectacular legitimate hits, Colm Boyle, Ronan McNamara, Paul Carey and Josh Ronayne.

Castlebar: Ciaran Naughton, Eoghan O Reilly, Richie Feeney (0-4), Alan Feeney, Ronan Burke, Tom Cunniffe, Donal Newcombe (1-0), Danny Kirby, Ger McDonagh, Shane Hopkins, Aidan Walsh (0-3), Alan Flynn, Eamon Tiernan (0-1), Neil Douglas (0-1), Kevin Filan (0-1). Subs used: Tom King, Fergal Durkan.

Davitts: Adrian McNamara, Colm Roche, Cathal Higgins, Donal Ronayne, James Cummins, Alan Roche, Colm Boyle, Ronan McNamara (0-3), Paul Carey, Josh Ronayne (0-1), Fearghal McGrath, Keith Prendergast (0-1), Andrew Peters, David McDonagh, Liam Kearns. Sub used: Thomas Waldron.

Ref: Michael Daly.

May 25, 2013

U-14 League Play-off this Tuesday (28th May)

U-14 League Play-off between Davitts and Ballinrobe will take place on Tuesday evening (May 28th) at 6.30pm in Claremorris. The winners will play Castlebar Mitchells on Friday evening. Please support.

May 24, 2013

U-14’s v Belmullet – Match Report

Davitts U-14 team had a tremendous 4-15 to 1-7 league victory over table toppers Belmullet in Ballindine on Thursday evening.  After a closely matched first half with the teams level 1-5 apiece at the break, Davitts went on to totally dominate the second half, with the assistance of the wind, to keep their chances of a semi-final berth alive.

The Davitts teams had stars all over the field in this game with defenders Niall Kearns, Aidan Macken and Dimitri Trench in top form in front of keeper James Corless. Shane Cummins and Caelainn Mullee did well at midfield while Liam Macken, Thomas Corless, Ryan McLoughlin, Cian Treacy and Cian Naughton were lively in the forwardline. The top performers on this occasion however were Jordan Flanagan, Ciaran Fahy and the outstanding Jack Ronayne.

Davitts: James Corless, Niall Kearns, Jordan Flanagan, Aidan Macken, Ciaran Fahy (0-2), Dimitri Trench, Caelainn Mullee (1-3), Shane Cummins, Liam Macken (1-1), Ryan McLoughlin (1-0), Thomas Corless (1-1), Jack Ronayne (0-7), Cian Treacy. Sub used: Cian Naughton (0-2).

May 23, 2013

Davitts v Castlebar Mitchells on Saturday May 25th

Senior Championship Round 1: Davitts v Castlebar Mitchells in Ballindine on Saturday May 25th @ 7.30 pm. A big support is vital to our chances. Best of luck to Pete, John, Declan and the lads!

May 23, 2013

The Gathering – Ballindine/Irishtown (August Bank Holiday Weekend)

The Gathering, Ballindine/Irishtown style will take place on the August Bank Holiday Weekend (Aug 2nd – 5th). Davitts GAA Club hope that as many past players, officials and supporters, residing away from home (and of course, current players and supporters residing away from home) can return for that weekend. A number of events are being are being organised so start planning now and don’t miss out on what should be a great weekend of craic in the area. Spread the word!

May 16, 2013

U-14’s v Moy Davitts – Match Report

Davitts U-14 team turned on the style in Ballindine on Thursday evening, defeating  Moy Davitts by 9-17 to 3-5, after a clinical display. Davitts midfield partnership of Thomas Corless and Caelainn Mullee contributed a whopping 7-8 of the team’s impressive tally of 9-17.

Davitts had led by 5-12 to 3-1 at halftime and never looked like getting beaten. As well as Corless and Mullee, Davitts had powerful performers in Niall Kearns, Ciaran Fahy, Dimitri Trench, Aidan Macken and Ryan McLoughlin.

Davitts: James Corless, Niall Kearns, Jordan Flanagan, Aidan Macken, Ciaran Fahy (1-1), Dimitri Trench, Caelainn Mullee (3-5), Thomas Corless (4-3), Liam Macken, Ryan McLoughlin (1-3), Stephen Nyland (0-1), Cian Treacy (0-1), Cian Naughton (0-2). Subs used: Niall Treacy (0-1), Shane Waldron, James Quinn, Cian Macken.

May 9, 2013

Minors v Moy Davitts – Match Report

A superb second half performance in terrible conditions earned Davitts the league points against Moy Davitts in Ballindine on Wednesday evening. This win should ensure a home game for Davitts in the Div 2 League Semi-Final. Davitts had only led by the minimum at half time, 0-5 to 0-4, having played with the tricky wind in the first half. Davitts scorers in that half were Thomas Waldron, Evan Ronayne, Cathal Hennelly and Matthew Trench.

Davitts got to grips with the visitors in the second half and dominated the midfield exchanges with County minor Thomas Waldron and William Freeley in top form. In defence, Donal Ronayne and Padraig Mangan were commanding figures in the central positions and up front Liam Noone and Matthew Trench excelled. Points from Thomas Waldron, Evan Ronayne, Michael Clarke and Liam Noone (2) and goals from Waldron and Matthew Trench accounted for their second half tally. The final scoreline, Davitts 2-9, Moy Davitts 0-5.

Davitts: Michael Mangan, Dylan Keadin, Donal Ronayne, Dylan Higgins, Jack Rodgers, Padraig Mangan, Cathal Hennelly (0-1), Thomas Waldron (1-2), William Freeley, John Huane, Michael Clarke (0-1), Evan Ronayne (0-2), Gerald Griffin, Liam Noone (0-2), Matthew Trench (1-1). Subs used: Patrick Keadin, Shane Cummins, Jonathon Fahy, Seanie Bourke.

May 5, 2013

Juniors v Achill – Match Report

Davitts 2-7 Achill 1-8.

Davitts junior team made it three wins from four games in Division 1D of the Senior League with an impressive victory over a previously unbeaten Achill side in Ballindine on Saturday evening. This young side shrugged off the disappointment of last week’s defeat to Ballintubber and showed tremendous character to earn two more valuable league points.

Achill led by 0-6 to 0-4 at halftime, Davitts scores coming from Darren Connolly (3) and David McDonagh. Two excellent goals by David McDonagh, who was proving to be more than a handful at full forward, set up the homeside for this victory. Achill fought back and levelled the game with thirteen minutes remaining and when Davitts centre half back James Cummins was sent off it looked like it might be Achill’s day. The hard working Davitts boys tagged on the final two points of a pulsating game through Liam Noone and McDonagh again, after excellent work by Andrew Peters.

This was another game where it was difficult to pick out individuals as everyone did their bit to grind out the win. Having said that, the performances of Brian Clarke, Donie Ronayne, Cathal Higgins, Tommy Mitchell, Andrew Peters, Seamus Roche and David McDonagh were particularly noteworthy.

Davitts: David Mitchell, Brian Clarke, Donie Ronayne, Cathal Higgins, Mark Ronayne, James Cummins, Laurence Daly, Tommy Mitchell, Michael Waldron, Andrew Peters, Seamus Roche (0-1), Carlos O Gara, Darren Connolly (0-3), David McDonagh (2-2), Richie Kilkenny. Subs used: Thomas Waldron, Liam Noone (0-1).

May 2, 2013

U-14’s v Kilmeena – Match Report

Davitts U-14 team were defeated 2-12 to 1-7 by Kilmeena in a league game played in Ballindine on Thursday evening. After a very closely fought first half, Davitts led by 0-5 to 0-4, with Ryan McLoughlin (3) and Jack Ronayne (2) the scorers. A cracking goal by Ronayne and a Thomas Corless point had the homeside ahead by four points with twenty minutes remaining. Kilmeena however, completely turned the game around and outscored Davitts by 2-7 to 0-1 in that final twenty minutes. Davitts standout players in this game were Caelainn Mullee, Niall Kearns, Ciaran Fahy (making a welcome return after injury), Dimitri Trench, Thomas Corless, Ryan McLoughlin and Jack Ronayne.

Davitts: Caelainn Mullee, Niall Kearns, Jordan Flanagan, David Devane, Ciaran Fahy, Dimitri Trench, Thomas Corless (0-1), Shane Cummins, Liam Macken, Ryan McLoughlin (0-3), Aidan Macken, Cian Treacy, Cian Naughton. Subs used: Jack Ronayne (1-3), Stephen Nyland, Ryan Mulligan, Niall Treacy.

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