Ballindine, Co. Mayo

Month: March 2014

March 30, 2014

Minors v Ballinrobe – Match Report

Ballinrobe 4-6  Davitts 2-8

Davitts Minors travelled to Ballinrobe on Sunday and were defeated by four points, after a lively league game. The sides were level with five minutes remaining in the first half but two goals in rapid sucession by the homeside gave them a flattering six point lead at the break, 4-3 to 1-6. Davitts goalscorer was Richie O Connor with Evan Ronayne bagging five excellent points and O Connor getting the other.

The quality of play deteriorated in the second half with tempers fraying and the referee having a very poor day. Some of his decisions were baffling to the frustration of Davitts players, selectors and supporters. Gerald Griffin pointed but Ballinrobe extended their lead with two good points. The dismissal of Davitts midfielder Padraig Mangan was a big blow but a fine Patrick Keadin goal narrowed the gap to four points. Davitts fought to the finish as both teams added a point to their tallies. Ballinrobe ran out the deserving winners but Davitts will know that they can play much better than this.

Davitts best players were Thomas Monaghan, Dylan Keadin, Patrick Keadin, Richie O Connor, Evan Ronayne and Gerald Griffin.

Davitts: Thomas Monaghan, Michael Mangan, Dylan Higgins, Dylan Keadin, Jack Rodgers, Patrick Keadin (1-0), Padraig Mangan, Seanie Bourke, Richie O Connor (1-1), Cathal Hennelly (0-1), Shane Treacy, Gerald Griffin (0-1), Evan Ronayne (0-5). Subs used: John Kilkenny, Denis Fahy.

March 27, 2014

U-14’s v Mayo Gaels – Match Report

Davitts 1-5  Mayo Gaels 5-10

Davitts U-14 team hosted a very impressive Mayo Gaels team in their first league game of the season. The visitors proved to be too strong for the Davitts boys and won comfortably. Gaels made the early running and had 2-2 on the scoreboard before Cian Naughton opened Davitts account. Stephen Nyland pointed and Naughton added a goal and a point before the break but the Gaels were full value for their 4-3 to 1-3 halftime lead.

The visitors pulled away in the second half, adding 1-7 to their tally. Davitts only second half scores came from Nyland and Naughton.

Davitts most effective players in this game were David Devane, Dimitri Trench, Niall Kearns, Takeshi Kilkenny, Jordan Flanagan and Cian Naughton.

Davitts: Conor Walsh, James Quinn, David Devane, Oisin Prendergast, Dimitri Trench, Niall Kearns, Takeshi Kilkenny, Jordan Flanagan, Shane Cummins, Shane Waldron, Stephen Nyland (0-2), Niall Treacy, Jack Devoy, Cian Naughton (1-3), Daniel Corless. Subs used: Aidan Cosgrove, Zach Keadin, David Hennessy.

March 26, 2014

Minors v Westport – Match Report

Davitts 2-10 Westport 3-4

Davitts Minors got their League campaign off to a great start with a hard earned three point victory over Westport in Bekan on Wednesday evening. There wasn’t a lot between the two sides and the result was in doubt right up to the final whistle. It was all square at half time, Davitts 0-6, Westport 1-3, with Shane Treacy, Patrick Keadin, Padraig Mangan, Ritchie O Connor and Evan Ronayne (2) hitting the target.

Early second half points from Padraig Mangan and Dylan Higgins were followed by a fine Gerald Griffin goal after good work from Ritchie O Connor and Evan Ronayne, to put Davitts five points ahead. Westport fought back and levelled the game again with two cracking goals. Davitts influencial midfielder Padraig Mangan goaled with ten minutes remaining and points from Jack Rodgers and sub Cathal Hennelly ensured a winning start.

Best players for Davitts were the outstanding Dylan Keadin, Dylan Higgins, Michael and Padraig Mangan, Patrick Keadin, Shane Treacy and Gerald Griffin.

Davitts: Caolann Mullee, Dylan Higgins (0-1), Dylan Keadin, John Kilkenny, Michael Mangan, Jack Rodgers (0-1), Padraig Mangan (1-2), Seanie Bourke, Patrick Keadin (0-1), Ritchie O Connor (0-1), Evan Ronayne (0-2), Shane Treacy (0-1), Gerald Griffin (1-0). Subs used: Cathal Hennelly (0-1), Jamie Mullee.

March 24, 2014

Paul Hunt presenting the new U-14 jerseys to Michael Waldron and Liam Nyland

Paul Hunt (Owner, Hillside Service Station)

Paul Hunt (Owner, Hillside Service Station) presenting the new U-14 jerseys to Michael Waldron and Liam Nyland.

March 24, 2014

Davitts U-14 panel pictured in their new jerseys

Davitts U-14 panel pictured in their new jerseys

Davitts U-14 panel pictured in their new jerseys, which were kindly sponsored by Hillside Service Station, Claremorris. The boys will certainly look the part for the Feile competition in the Summer. Pictured with the panel, is Paul Hunt (Owner, Hillside Service Station), and team management Derek Byrne, Brendan Kilkenny and Anthony Hennelly.

March 23, 2014

Davitts v Ballaghaderreen – MW League Quarter Final

Davitts 2-7 Ballaghaderreen 0-12

Davitts earned a dramatic victory in this Michael Walsh Senior League quarter final with County Minor Cathal Hennelly bagging a goal with the last kick of the game played in sunny Ballindine on Sunday.

Ballaghaderreen, playing against the wind in the first half, looked the likely winners of this game in the first half. They led by 0-6 to 0-3 at the break, although some dreadful shooting by the Davitts forwards wasn’t helping the cause. Two Josh Ronayne points and one from Ronan McNamara accounted for Davitts paltry tally going in at halftime.

Facing the stiff wind in the second half was bad enough but a 3rd minute black card for midfielder Ronan McNamara, after he had narrowed the gap with a trademark long range free, could have caused heads to drop in the youthful Davitts team. The opposite was the case as the home team showed commendable spirit for the rest of the game.

Ballagh extended their lead to three but the alert Matthew Trench pounced on an error in the Ballagh defence to net the equaliser with twenty minutes remaining. Ballagh tagged on five points with Davitts replying through Padraig Mangan and Keith Prendergast to leave the gap at three points with time running out. Thomas Waldron left two between them as the game approached injury time. With seconds remaining Josh Ronayne rattled the crossbar with a shot with the rebound falling to young Cathal Hennelly who gleefully hammered in the winner.

Best for a young Davitts side on this occasion were Padraig Mangan, Mark Ronayne, James Cummins, Cathal Higgins, Paul Carey, Thomas Waldron, Matthew Trench and Michael Waldron.

Davitts: Adrian McNamara, Colm Roche, Padraig Mangan (0-1), Mark Ronayne, James Cummins, Keith Prendergast (0-1), Cathal Higgins, Ronan McNamara (0-2), Sean Waldron, Seamus Roche, Paul Carey, Thomas Waldron (0-1), Josh Ronayne (0-2), Fearghal McGrath, Liam Kearns.

Subs used: Matthew Trench (1-0), Michael Waldron, Cathal Hennelly (1-0), Michael Mangan, Jack Rodgers.


March 19, 2014

Host Families for Féile – please register your interest ASAP

Davitts are in need to families to volunteer to host between 2-4 players for Féile on Friday 27th and Saturday 28th of June 2014. As Féile will not be back in Mayo for another 17 or 18 years, it would be a shame to deny our young club players the opportunity to play in this superb tournament.

Host families need to register their interest by this weekend (23rd March). Contact R. Kirrane, L. Nyland or D. Byrne for further info.

March 15, 2014

Bord N’Og Calander 2014 to Clubs

The Bord N’Og Calander 2014 to Clubs is available for download in Excel format.

This file is also downloadable via the ‘Downloads’ page.

March 12, 2014

Ladies Fixtures 2014

U12 League Preliminary Round Games

Sun 30th MarDavitts V Ballyhaunis
Sun 6th AprilClaremorris V Davitts
Sun 13th AprilBreaffy V Davitts
Sat 19th AprilBlitz Venue TBC

U14 League Div A

Wed 2nd AprilThe Neale V Davitts
Wed 9th AprilDavitts V Kiltimagh
Wed 16th AprilDavitts V Hollymount
Wed 23rd AprilMoy Davitts V Davitts
Sun 4th MayDavitts V Kiltane
Wed 21st MayDavitts V Breaffy
Wed 4th JuneKilmaine V Davitts
Wed 11th JuneSemi
Sat 21st JuneFinal


U16 League Div 1

Mon 31st MarSwinford V Davitts
Mon 14th AprDavitts V McHale Rovers
Wed 30th AprCharlestown V Davitts
Wed 14th MayDavitts V Westport
Wed 25th JuneDavitts V Knockmore
Wed 9th JulyBurrishroole V Davitts
Fri 18th JulyDavitts V St Mary’s
Wed 30th JulySemi
Sat 9th AugFinal


Minor League Div 3

Wed 6th AugDavitts V Burrishroole
Mon 11th AugTourmakeady V Davitts
Wed 20th AugDavitts BYE
Wed 27th AugSt Bridgets V Davitts
Sat 4th OctDavitts V St Mary’s
Sat 11th OctThe Neale V Davitts
Sat 18th OctDavitts V Claremorris
Sat 25th OctSemi

Senior League Div 3

Sun 16th MarDavitts V The Neale
Sun 23rd MarTourmakeady V Davitts
Sat 12th AprilDavitts V Claremorris
Sat 19th AprilBurrishroole V Davitts
Sun 11th MayDavitts V St Mary’s
Sat 21st JuneBalla V Davitts
Sun 20th JulyDavitts V Achill
Sat 30th AugSemi
March 9, 2014

Feile peil na n-óg – host families needed!

The Feile is coming to Mayo for the first time in 18 years. Davitts have decided that the club should be represented in the competition and have entered an U-14 team. A panel of 24 players has been drawn up. The Feile will be held on the weekend of the 27th, 28th and 29th of June. As part of this, the club are required to host a travelling team. Could any family who would be able to host at least two children for this weekend, please contact Derek Byrne @ 0872919334.

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