Ballindine, Co. Mayo

Month: September 2013

September 30, 2013

Davitts v Ballinrobe – Match Report

Ballinrobe 1-11 Davitts 2-9

Davitts came out on top in this tense Senior League Div 1D clash played in Ballinrobe on Sunday. With both teams desperate for the two league points on offer, Davitts just about deserved to win, a win that gives them some breathing space towards the bottom of the league table. Ballinrobe will rue a number of missed scoring chances, including a second half Mark Walkin penalty, expertly saved by Davitts custodian Adrian McNamara.

Ballinrobe looked the more likely side in the opening quarter of this game after Keith Prendergast had put Davitts in front in the first minute. Points from Kenneth O Malley, Peter Staunton, and a brace from full forward Mark Walkin had the home side ahead but a slick Davitts move ending with Andrew Peters picking out Michael Conroy, who goaled expertly, left the sides level after 20 minutes. Josh Ronayne put Davitts ahead a minute later before points from Ray McGreal, Donal Vaughan and Joseph Burke had the homeside ahead by two but Davitts finished the half well with points from Josh Ronayne and two long range Ronan McNamara frees to lead by 1-5 to 0-7 at halftime.

Davitts came out with all guns blazing in the second half and went seven points up after points from Paul Carey, Josh Ronayne, Thomas Waldron and a Colm Boyle goal. Ballinrobe fought back with Donal Vaughan leading the charge after being moved to midfield. Substitute Darren McDonnell and Peter Staunton (2) pointed for the homeside before David Killeen flicked a Ray McGreal cross to the net to leave a point between the sides with five minutes remaining. An inspirational point from Colm Boyle lifted the siege for Davitts and a Donal Vaughan point for Ballinrobe finished the scoring with the Davitts defence holding out well against a late Ballinrobe onslaught.

Outstanding for Davitts were Adrian McNamara, Kevin Gallagher, James Cummins, Colm Boyle, Ronan McNamara, Josh Ronayne, Thomas Waldron and Michael Conroy.

Ballinrobe’s best players were Kenneth O Malley, Eugene O Malley, Ray McGreal, David Killeen, Peter Staunton and Donal Vaughan.

Davitts: Adrian McNamara, Colm Roche, Cathal Higgins, Kevin Gallagher, James Cummins, Alan Roche, Colm Boyle (1-1), Ronan McNamara (0-2), Paul Carey (0-1), Josh Ronayne (0-3), David McDonagh, Keith Prendergast (0-1), Thomas Waldron (0-1), Andrew Peters, Michael Conroy (1-0). Subs used: Michael Waldron, Liam Kearns.

Ballinrobe: Kenneth O Malley (0-1), David O Connor, Eugene O Malley, Ruadhri Keane, Phelim Reilly, Ray McGreal (0-1), James Murphy, David Killeen (1-0), Ronan McMahon, Joseph Burke (0-1), Peter Staunton (0-3), Conor Keane, James Quinn, Mark Walkin (0-2), Donal Vaughan (0-2). Subs used: Darren McDonnell (0-1).

September 29, 2013

Juniors v Castlebar – Match Report

Davitts were defeated by Castlebar Mitchells in Div 1D of the Senior League in Castlebar on Saturday evening. The final scoreline was 0-19 to 1-9 as a five minute purple spell, early in the second half, yielding five points, ensured the victory for the homeside. Mitchells led by 0-7 to 0-5 at the break after a well fought first half. An injury to Davitts best player Liam Noone ten minutes into the second half didn’t help the cause but Castlebar played the better football as they began to dominate around the middle sector. Jack Rodgers scored a terrific goal to give Davitts hope of a revival but Castlebar finished off the stronger.

Davitts best players were David Mitchell, Padraig Mangan,  Liam Noone and Andrew Peters.

Davitts team: David Mitchell, William Freeley, John Costello, Larry Daly, JP Kirrane, Padraig Mangan (0-1), Tommy Clarke, Michael Waldron, John Heneghan, Carlos O Gara, Seamus Roche (0-1), Liam Noone (0-4), Darren Connolly, Cathal Hennelly (0-1), Richie Kilkenny. Subs used: Andrew Peters (0-2), Jack Rodgers (1-0), Thomas Waldron, Donal Ronayne, Cathal Higgins.

September 29, 2013

13s v Burrishoole – Match Report

Davitts U-13 team were defeated, 6-10 to 3-6, by a stronger Burrishoole side, in the Div 3 League final played in sunny Breaffy on Saturday. Davitts got off to the worst start possible with the concession of 1-1 in the opening minute. Davitts trailled by 2-6 to 0-2 at the interval, with Stephen Nyland and Shane Cummins the point scorers.

Davitts played better in the second half and driven on by the outstanding Jordan Flanagan and Niall Treacy began to claw into the lead. Points from Shane Cummins, Stephen Nyland, Colin Mulligan (2) and three good goals scored by Shane Waldron, Niall Treacy and Cian Naughton accounted for the second half tally but it wasn’t enough to deprive the Burrishoole lads who were full value for their victory.

Davitts best players in this game were Jordan Flanagan, Niall Treacy, Stephen Nyland, Niall Kearns, Shane Cummins and Dimitri Trench.

Davitts team: Takishi Kilkenny, David Devane, Gary Bourke, James Quinn, Jordan Flanagan, Oisin O Connor, Niall Kearns, Shane Cummins (0-2), Stephen Nyland (0-2), Dimitri Trench, Colin Mulligan (0-2), Niall Treacy (1-0), Shane Waldron (1-0). Subs used: Cian Naughton (1-0), Aidan Cosgrove, Zak Keadin, Jason Huane.

September 25, 2013

Last change to enter ‘Last Man Standing’

Last Man Standing

Last chance to enter Davitts GAA Last Man Standing competition!

All picks are to be sent to davittsgaa11@gmail.com or by text to 087-7931361 before 12:45 pm on Saturday 28th September.

Entry is only €10, so please support!

September 17, 2013

Tickets for All Ireland Final 2013 – update

Members are advised that the tickets for the All Ireland Final will be distributed on Thursday (19th September). The club acknowledges the lateness of this date, but it is a direct result of the timing of ticket issuance from the County Board.

Club officers have asked that members cease to continue ticket enquiries by phone or text, as they are making every effort to source as many tickets as possible ahead of Sunday.

The club would also like to highlight a severe shortage in the quantity of tickets that was received from the Mayo County Board this year. Recent reports in national media in the last week have proved accurate; allocations of club tickets are down by 1/3 on last year. This will mean that a significant contingent of the club members who received tickets from the club last year will be disappointed this year.

Attempts by all members to source tickets from outside the club / county is strongly advised. Your patience and cooperation when ticket allocations are communicated / collected on Thursday is greatly appreciated. If you have been allocated a ticket, you will be contacted in due course.

Thank You.
Davitts GAA Committee

September 17, 2013

Countdown to All Ireland Final 2013

The big game is now only days away. The anticipation and excitement is building up nicely around the area. Ballindine and Irishtown villages and the surrounding areas are looking good with lots of flags, signs and bunting on display. Sunday will be a proud day for Davitts Club with our two star players being vital towards Mayo’s efforts to bring Sam Maguire back West.

The very best of luck to Colm, Michael and the Mayo teams from everyone in the club.

Maigh Eo agus Na Daibheidi abu!

September 16, 2013

Get well soon Johnno

The club would like to wish Johnno Clarke a speedy and full recovery after he sustained a very serious eye injury in the Div 1D Senior League game against Moy Davitts on Saturday evening. Johnno, as well as being a talented player, is one of the most popular lads around, and he and his family are in all our thoughts as he begins his recovery. Davitts lost the game by four points but the result matters little when a player gets an injury like this.

September 15, 2013

Davitts v Ballaghderreen – Match Report

Davitts 0-10 Ballaghaderreen 1-13

The unerring accuracy of Ballaghaderreen full forward Barry Regan was the main difference between these two sides in this Senior League Div 1A game played in difficult windy conditions in Ballindine on Sunday.

Davitts led by 0-6 to 0-2 at halftime after playing with the assistance of the strong wind in the first half. The impressive Josh Ronayne (4), David McDonagh and Ronan McNamara accounting for the homeside’s first half tally with Regan scoring the two Ballagh points.

Regan narrowed the gap to two points in the opening minutes of the second half before Thomas Waldron and Keith Prendergast for Davitts and Michael Tyrrell and Cormac Doohan for Ballagh exchanged points. Regan scored twice in the 12th and 14th minutes to level it before Josh Ronayne put Davitts ahead again. Tyrrell equalised again in the 18th minute and James Kilcullen and Regan put Ballagh two up with six minutes remaining. Ballagh sealed the win with a questionable goal in the 25th minute. Doohan’s attempted punched pass across the goalmouth to Tyrrell got caught in the wind and appeared to go straight to the net without a touch. Referee Declan Corcoran, after consultation with an umpire, allowed the goal to stand, to the delight of the Ballaghaderreen players. Ballagh added another point from Regan before the finish with McNamara replying for Davitts.

Best for Ballaghaderreen were Barry McGuire, Peter Kelly, James Kilcullen, David Drake, Cormac Doohan, Michael Tyrrell and the superb Barry Regan.

Davitts best players were Colm Roche, Michael Waldron, Josh Ronayne, Andrew Peters and Thomas Waldron.

Ballaghaderreen: Ollie Flanagan, Barry McGuire, Owen Jordan, Thomas Regan, Peter Kelly (0-1), Kieran Roddy, Sean Fleming, James Kilcullen (0-1), David Drake, Aaron Lynch, Barry Solan, Cormac Doohan (1-2), Rory Conway, Barry Regan (0-7), Michael Tyrrell (0-2). Subs used: Stephen Drake, Barry Kelly.

Davitts: Adrian McNamara, Colm Roche, Cathal Higgins, Kevin Gallagher, Mark Ronayne, Michael Waldron, James Cummins, Ronan McNamara (0-2), Keith Prendergast (0-1), Josh Ronayne (0-5), David McDonagh (0-1), Liam Noone, Andrew Peters, Thomas Waldron (0-1). Subs used: Paul Carey, Seamus Roche.

Ref: Declan Corcoran.

September 5, 2013

All Ireland ticket application deadline

Orders for tickets for All Ireland finals will close at 6pm Monday 9th of September. Officials, players, managers and members must place an order for a ticket if they wish to have a chance of receiving tickets. No orders will be entertained after the deadline. Please remember demand will be limited and that unfortunately people may be left disappointed. The club is doing its best to access as many tickets as possible. Thanks.

September 2, 2013

Seniors v Ballina – Match Report

Ballina 2-9 Davitts1-8

Davitts and Ballina met in this senior league Div 1A game played in Ballina on Sunday with the homeside coming out on top having played second fiddle to a very young Davitts outfit for most of the game.

Davitts played with the assistance of the wind in the first half and a fourth minute goal by Liam Kearns, who finished well after being put through by Ronan McNamara had them off to a flyer. Ballina responded well and Colm Leonard pointed before Patrick McHale goaled after hesitancy in the Davitts defence. The hugely impressive Thomas Waldron pointed twice as did Josh Ronayne with livewire Andrew Peters adding another to put the visitors four up after 25 minutes. Evan Regan and Eanna Casey for Ballina and Andrew Peters for Davitts pointed before the break to leave Davitts in front by 1-7 to 1-3 at halftme. This advantage would and should have been greater but for a couple of clear cut goal chances squandered.

Ballina began to get back into the game after the interval and Liam Brady and Evan Regan pointed before Davitts captain Ronan McNamara pulled one back. The game’s crucial moment came in the twelfth minute of the half when Davitts Liam Kearns blasted a penalty wide after Johnno Clarke was fouled. Ballina, encouraged by this let off, finished the game well when it looked like Davitts were going to hang on. Late points from Eanna Casey, sub Kevin Twoomey and Pat Harte and an Eanna Casey goal gave the homeside a win that even the most ardent Ballina supporters would admit, seemed very unlikely for most of the game.

Ballina’s best players were Colm leonard, Ronan McGarrity, Eanna Casey, Pat Harte and Patrick McHale.

Donal Ronayne, Cathal Higgins, Kevin Gallagher, Alan Roche, Thomas Waldron and Andrew Peters were best for a gallant Davitts side.

Ballina: J Healy, P O Hara, A Tigue, T Doherty, L Healy, C Leonard (0-1), S Mullins, R Smyth, R McGarrity, K Tigue, E Casey (1-2), P Harte (0-1), P McHale (1-0), L Brady (0-1), E Regan (0-2). Subs used: K Twoomey (0-1), D Brunker, B Murray, R Campion.

Davitts: D Mitchell, D Ronayne, C Higgins, K Gallagher, J Clarke, A Roche, J Cummins, R McNamara (0-1), K Prendergast, J Ronayne (0-2), D McDonagh, C O Gara, T Waldron (0-2), A Peters (0-2), L Kearns (1-1). Subs used: C Hennelly, L Noone, M Ronayne.

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