Ballindine, Co. Mayo

Month: June 2013

June 29, 2013

Minors v Balla – Match Report

Davitts minors turned on the style in the Summer League in Ballindine on Friday evening, defeating Balla by 3-12 to 0-7. Davitts were in control of the game from the throw in with midfielders Cathal Hennelly and Padraig Mangan (both minors again next year) in superb form. Davitts led by 1-8 to 0-3 at half time with the impressive Liam Noone scoring the goal. The same player had a penalty brilliantly saved by the Balla custodian after Gerald Griffin was fouled. Matthew Trench was having a blinder at wing forward but his goal-scoring touch deserted him in this game.

Davitts continued to impress in the second half and while everyone played well, the performances of Will I Am Freeley, Donal Ronayne, Cathal Hennelly, Padraig Mangan, Matthew Trench, Liam Noone, Gerald Griffin, Evan Ronayne and Thomas Waldron were particularly noteworthy. Two fantastic goals from the very talented Evan Ronayne sealed this impressive win. Ronayne’s second goal was one of the finest goals seen at the venue, with Evan supplying a cracking finish to a sweeping move.

Davitts team: Michael Mangan, Dylan Keadin, William Freeley, Dylan Higgins, Jack Rogers (0-1), Donal Ronayne (0-1), Seanie Burke, Padraig Mangan, Cathal Hennelly, Matthew Trench (0-3), Liam Noone (1-5), Gerald Griffin, Evan Ronayne (2-2), Thomas Waldron, Richie O Connor. Sub used: John Huane.

June 26, 2013

U-14’s v Ardmoy – League Semi Final – Match Report

Davitts U-16 team qualified for the County Div 4 League Final in emphatic style after defeating Ardmoy by 5-16 to 1-4 in the semi-final in Ballindine on Tuesday evening. The result was never in doubt and Ardmoy were unlucky to encounter this Davitts team, playing on top of their game. Denis Fahy, John Kilkenny, Patrick Keadin, Evan Ronayne and Shane Treacy were superb throughout as Davitts raced to a 1-10 to 0-1 lead at halftime, Treacy the goalscorer, after being put through by Daniel Huane. A serious looking arm injury to an Ardmoy midfielder midway through the first half certainly didn’t help their cause.

Davitts were in no mood for relaxing and kept the pressure on the visitors throughout the second half. Further goals from Treacy, Ronayne, Huane and Kilkenny ensured that Davitts qualified for the final. Well done to the whole squad and the team management of JP Kirrane, David Ronayne and Liam Griffin. It would only be fair to mention the performance of the referee Gerard Lohan whose handling of the game was first class.

Davitts team: Caelainn Mullee, Ciaran Fahy, Denis Fahy, John Kilkenny (1-0), Christopher Ryan, Cathal Moran, Jamie Mullee, Patrick Keadin (0-3), Francis Griffin (0-1), Evan Ronayne (1-7), Andrei Trench, Shane Treacy (2-5), Daniel Huane (1-0). Subs used: Lorcan Diskin, Daniel Floss Jones, Kelan Cosgrove, Donal Kirrane.

June 24, 2013

Seniors v Crossmolina – championship – Match Report

A powerful second half performance from Davitts wasn’t enough to save them from a 1-10 to 0-10 Senior Championship defeat away to Crossmolina on Sunday.  Crossmolina led by 1-7 to 0-3 at the interval, the crucial goal coming just before halftime from the accurate boot of Conor Loftus. Davitts pointscorers were Ronan McNamara , Josh Ronayne and Keith Prendergast. Davitts display was below par up to this stage with very few players enhancing their reputations although Cathal Higgins and Colm Boyle were notable exceptions.

Davitts were a completely different team in the second half with midfielder Ronan McNamara putting in a powerful shift. Long range points from McNamara (3), Prendergast (2), Colm Boyle and Josh Ronayne accounted for their second half tally as Davitts showed their true form. They came up just short as the experienced home side managed to see out the game.

Over the course of the game Davitts best players were Adrian McNamara, Cathal Higgins, Donal Ronayne, Ronan McNamara, Keith Prendergast, Thomas Waldron and the outstanding Colm Boyle.

Davitts: Adrian McNamara, Colm Roche, Cathal Higgins, Donal Ronayne, Johnno Clarke, Alan Roche, James Cummins, Ronan McNamara (0-5), Paul Carey, Josh Ronayne (0-1), Keith Prendergast (0-3), Colm Boyle (0-1), Andrew Peters, David McDonagh, Fearghal McGrath. Sub used: Thomas Waldron.

June 22, 2013

Planning permission – clarification

Davitts GAA Club would like to clarify the situation regarding our application for planning permission to construct dressing rooms and toilets at our training ground at Newpark, which is situated a mile north of Ballindine.  This training ground is locally referred to as the ‘Old Pitch’.

A few months ago the club was delighted to have received a generous Sports Capital Grant to help with the construction of a multi-purpose clubhouse at our main pitch in Ballindine village. We have received planning permission for this project and will begin work there in the very near future.

We also sought planning permission for the construction of a dressing room and toilet facilities at our training pitch in Newpark (the Old Pitch). At present there are no toilets or dressing rooms available there. We cater for a large number of teams from Under 6 up to adult, male and female, and this training ground is used daily by all of our teams. It is this planning permission application that is causing confusion among our supporters and has nothing to do with the project at our main pitch in Ballindine village.

June 21, 2013

The Gathering – August Bank Holiday Weekend

The Gathering, Ballindine/Irishtown style will take place on the August Bank 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!

June 21, 2013

U-14’s v Ballyhaunis – Match Report

Davitts U-14 team were defeated, 5-12 to 2-10, by Ballyhaunis in the first round of the County Championship in Ballindine on Thursday evening. Ballyhaunis dominated the first half and led by 5-10 to 0-2 at halftime. The Davitts boys came out firing in the second half and they took control of the second half. The homeside got on top in all areas of the field and, but for some excellent goalkeeping by the Ballyhaunis goalkeeper, could well have got much closer to their opponents.

Davitts best players in this game were Liam Macken, Jordan Flanagan, Dimitri Trench, Thomas Corless, Ciaran Fahy, Jack Ronayne and Cian Naughton. Substitutes Stephen Nyland, Niall Treacy and Jack Devoy also impressed when introduced.

Davitts team: James Corless, James Quinn, Jordan Flanagan, Dimitri Trench, Aidan Macken, Niall Kearns, Liam Macken (1-1), Ciaran Fahy (0-1), Thomas Corless (0-2), Jack Ronayne (0-4), Caelainn Mullee, David Devane, Shane Waldron (0-1), Cian Treacy, Cian Naughton (1-1). Subs used: Stephen Nyland, Niall Treacy, Jack Devoy.

June 20, 2013

Increase of Incidents of Racial Abuse – County Board letter to all Clubs

A Chara,

Following a number of recent incidents of racial abuse by players,mentors and supporters as reported by referees, The CCC are warning all clubs that they are responsible for their own players,team managers and supporters,and are urging clubs to eliminate all such incidents by briefing their members on the need to stamp this out.

This is a serious matter and no sympathy will be offered to any one reported for such infractions.

Looking forward to total cooperation in saying no to racial abuse.

Mise le meas,
Uinsionn O Nearaigh (Runai)

June 20, 2013

Juniors v Shrule-Glencorrib – Match Report

Davitts Junior team got back to winning ways in the South Mayo Championship in Ballindine on Wednesday evening, defeating Shrule Glencorrib by 1-19 to 0-6 after a desisive display. Davitts led by 0-9 to 0-3 at halftime after scores from Darren Connolly (3), Liam Noone (2), Mark Ronayne, Cathal Hennelly, Richie Kilkenny and Padraig Mangan.

Davitts upped the pace of their game in the second half and an early scoring blitz killed off the visitor’s challenge. Classy points from Connolly (3), Noone (2), Hennelly, Kilkenny and William Freeley along with two expertly taken scores from towering midfielder John Heneghan and Clive Hennigan, and a converted penalty from Noone, accounted for Davitts impressive second half tally.

Davitts were in control in all sectors of the pitch for most of this game with William Freeley, Mark Ronayne, John Heneghan, Padraig Mangan, Cathal Hennelly, Liam Noone, Darren Connolly and Richie Kilkenny giving superb performances.

Davitts: David Mitchell, William Freeley (0-1), Michael Waldron, Johnno Clarke, Tommy Clarke, Mark Ronayne (0-1), John Costello, John Heneghan (0-1), Padraig Mangan (0-1), Cathal Hennelly (0-2), Liam Noone (1-4), Seamus Roche, Darren Connolly (0-6), Clive Hennigan (0-1), Richie Kilkenny (0-2). Subs used: Michael Mangan, Luke Ronayne, JP Kirrane, Jack Rogers, Gerard McWalter.

June 17, 2013

U-14’s v Charlestown – League Final – Match Report

Charlestown 2-19  Davitts 3-7

Charlestown captured the County U-14 Div 3 League title in fine style in McHale Park on Monday evening, defeating a gallant Davitts team after a very entertaining game. Charlestown possessed a slick attacking unit that Davitts just couldn’t shackle and in centre forward Paul Towey they had the game’s most influencial figure. He ended up with a tally of 1-8 and got great support from Matthew Lenihan, Eoin Beirne, Luke Dunleavy, Conor O Toole, Patrick Goldrick and Rory Cullen.

Charlestown led by 1-8 to 0-5 at halftime, the goal coming in the closing minutes of the half, directly from a Towey free kick. They extended the lead to 1-14 to 0-6 midway through the second half before Jack Mahon scored their second goal. Davitts showed great spirit and two goals from Jack Ronayne and a third from Niall Kearns narrowed the gap but they left it too late to mount a serious challenge. Their best players were Niall Kearns, Jordan Flanagan, Aidan  and Liam Macken and Jack Ronayne.

Charlestown: Declan Forkan, Conor Maye, Eoin Beirne, Daniel Murphy, Matthew Lenihan (0-3), Aaron Doherty, Luke Dunleavy (0-1), Conor O Toole, Ben Crean, Paul Towey (1-8), Patrick Goldrick (0-3), Rory Cullen (0-2), Paddy Ward (0-1). Subs used: Jack Mahon (1-1), Martin McCormack.

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

Referee: Liam Higgins.

June 13, 2013

Juniors v Garrymore – Match Report

Davitts Junior team suffered their first defeat in the South Mayo Championship on Wednesday evening, after losing by 2-7 to 1-8 away to Garrymore, following a lacklustre performance. Davitts had led by 0-3 to 0-2 at halftime, Darren Connolly (2) and Liam Noone the pointscorers.

The homeside took control of the game in the third quarter and went five points ahead but Davitts rallied with points from Noone (2), Connolly, Cathal Hennelly and a Sean Waldron goal to leave the sides level with five minutes remaining. The game’s crucial score came at this juncture when Garrymore were awarded a penalty which Brian Lynskey despatched to the Davitts net.  Davitts only reply was a late Tommy Clarke point.

Best for Davitts were Michael Waldron, William Freeley, Ger McWalter, Liam Noone, Seamus Roche and Cathal Hennelly.

Davitts team: David Mitchell, William Freeley, Luke Ronayne, Ger McWalter, Tommy Clarke (0-1), Michael Waldron, Mark Ronayne, John Heneghan, Johnno Clarke, Liam Noone (0-3), Seamus Roche, Cathal Hennelly (0-1), Matthew Trench, Darren Connolly (0-3), Jack Rogers. Sub used: Sean Waldron (1-0).

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