Ballindine, Co. Mayo

Month: June 2014

June 30, 2014

Juniors v Balla – Match Report

Balla 2-13 | Davitts 0-9

Davitts Juniors lost their unbeaten record in the Senior League Div 1D on Sunday when they were defeated, 2-13 to 0-9, away to Balla. Balla produced a storming first half display and led by 2-10 to 0-3 at halftime with Aidan McTigue (2) and Darren Connolly getting the Davitts points.

Davitts rallied well in the second half but they had left themselves with too much to do to bridge the gap. Aidan McTigue (3), Liam Kearns (2) and Sean Waldron shot excellent second half points but there was no stopping Balla.

Davitts most effective players in this game were Ger McWalter, Lawrence Daly, James Cummins, Sean Waldron, Aidan McTigue and Liam Noone.

Davitts: David Mitchell, Ger McWalter, Michael Waldron, William Freeley, Lawrence Daly, James Cummins, John Costello, John Heneghan, Sean Waldron (0-1), JP Kirrane, Shane Mitchell, Liam Noone, Darren Connolly (0-1), David McDonagh, Aidan McTigue (0-5). Subs used: Tommy Clarke, Gearoid Lyons, Liam Kearns (0-2), Donal Ronayne, Shane Treacy, Michael Mangan.

June 29, 2014

Seniors v Breffy – Match Report

Breaffy 1-10 | Davitts 2-14

Davitts earned two valuable league points with an excellent victory away to Breaffy on Sunday. Both sides were very understrength but Davitts had the game’s outstanding player in midfielder Ronan McNamara who gave a wonderful exhibition of fielding and shooting throughout.

Breaffy looked the more likely team in the first half and led by 0-8 to 0-4 at the break. Matthew Ruane and Tommy Reilly were lively in attack while Davitts squandered several good scoring chances in that half. Breaffy’s first half scores came from Eddie Conroy, Tommy Reilly (2), Matthew Ruane (2), Alan Durcan (2) and a huge Robbie Fadden effort, while Ronan McNamara (2), Thomas Waldron and Keith Prendergast supplied Davitts tally.

Martin Connolly’s half time pep talk didn’t fall on deaf ears as his side came out with all guns blazing. Points from McNamara (2), Aidan McTigue and Liam Kearns had the sides level after ten minutes. Seamus Roche and the majestic McNamara put Davitts two up before Tommy Reilly struck for an opportunist goal. Durcan pointed from a free to put Breaffy two points up with twelve minutes remaining.

Davitts goalkeeper Adrian McNamara got sent off after an altercation with Alan Durcan but his teammates raised their game to a new level. They added 2-3 to their tally in the next five minutes to secure the victory. Points from Liam Noone, Liam Kearns and Aidan McTigue and two goals from Kearns and Keith Prendergast left the homeside shellshocked and a Colm Kelly point was their only reply.

Apart from Ronan McNamara, Davitts had other fine performances from Colm Roche, Martin Cosgrove, Keith Prendergast, Michael and Thomas Waldron, Seamus Roche, Liam Kearns and Aidan McTigue.

Best for Breaffy were Colm Dravins, Colm Kelly, Robbie Fadden, Matthew Ruane, Michael Hall and Tommy Reilly.

Davitts: Adrian McNamara, Colm Roche, Cathal Higgins, Donal Ronayne, Martin Cosgrove, Keith Prendergast (1-1), Michael Mangan, Ronan McNamara (0-5), Michael Waldron, Seamus Roche (0-1), Thomas Waldron (0-2), Liam Noone (0-1), Liam Kearns (1-2), Aidan McTigue (0-2), Darren Connolly. Subs used: Lawrence Daly, Shane Mitchell, David Mitchell.

Breaffy: Evan Mulgrew, Keith Kilcourse, David Gavin, Colm Dravins, Colm Kelly (0-1), Michael Jennings, Dylon Cannon, Brian Howley, Robbie Fadden (0-1), Matthew Ruane (0-2), Michael Hall, Eddie Conroy (0-1), Tommy Relly (1-2), Gareth Dunne, Alan Durcan (0-3).

Referee: John Glavey.

June 27, 2014

Bike Week photos – 2014

Many thanks to all our players for participated in the Club’s Sponsored Cycle and the Colouring Competition

Congratulations to the following winners:-

  • €200 Elvery’s Voucher: Niall Kearns
  • €50 Elvery’s Vouchers: Megan Byrne & Aidan Macken 
  • Winner of the Colouring Competition and a 26” Muddyfox Bicycle – Judged by A Moore (Swinford): Niamh Corless

There were no entries in the Junior/Senior infants age bracket for the 20” Bicycle.

Davitts Club wish to thank Ann Ronayne and Mayo Sports partnership for the prizes and for their involvement in the event.

Thanks also to all who sponsored our players and a special thanks to our U14 & U16 trainers Derek Byrne, Garryowen & Niamh McMahon,

Aisling McLoughlin, Linda Mooney for all their help on Friday evening and for all the time they so generously give to our club.

Click to view the Bike Week 2014 Photo Gallery.

June 25, 2014

Bros of Tralee – contestants revealed

Davitts GAA Club are pleased to reveal the names of the contestants in the Bros Of Tralee, which takes place in The McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris on Friday 11th July. There are two other mystery contestants, two popular local characters, ever slightly more mature gentlemen, who have always dreamed of taking part in an event like this! After weeks of auditions, the following are the successful candidates:

  • Ronan McNamara
  • Lawrence Daly (Jnr)
  • Tommy Clarke
  • Padraig Moran
  • David Mitchell
  • John Kean
  • Thomas Waldron (Jnr)
  • Keith Prendergast
  • Matthew Trench
  • Liam Kearns
  • Rickie O Neill
  • Luke Ronayne

M.C. on the night is the wonderful Ollie Turner of Galway Bay FM while the music will be provided by DJ Michael Burke, in his own unique style.

June 25, 2014

2014 Paid Up Members (as of 25-June-2014)

Thanks to all who have paid their membership for 2014.

The updated list of people / families who have purchased Mayo €100 tickets or Adult Membership as of 25-June-2014 can be viewed in the Davitts GAA Membership Page.

June 24, 2014

Feile – fixtures and welcoming party for Deleware County

Feile - fixtures and welcoming party for Deleware County

Davitts GAA Club will be welcoming the travelling contingent from Delaware County, who we are hosting for the Feile, on Thursday evening (24th June). The touring party are to leave Ballinrobe at 6.30pm and will travel to Irishtown first and then back to Ballindine. The official welcome will take place in the Ballindine National School with a barbeque, musical entertainment and an Irish Dancing exhibition. Please come along in numbers to make our guests feel at home. Please click the image above to view the fixtures for Davitts’ Group in the Feile this week.

June 23, 2014

Juniors v Ardnaree – Match Report

Davitts Juniors travelled to Ardnaree on Sunday to take on the locals in the Junior B Championship and the two sides ended up all square, 0-11 apiece, after an absorbing encounter. Wind assisted Davitts made most of the running in the first half and led by 0-6 to 0-3 at the break. The outstanding Darren Connolly (2), Liam Noone (2), Shane Mitchell and Tommy Clarke were Davitts first half scorers.

Ardnaree upped their efforts considerably in the second half but a battling performance from the Davitts team gave them a share of the spoils. Points from Darren Connolly (2), John Heneghan, Shane Mitchell and Liam Noone completed the Davitts tally.

Davitts had top performers in David and Shane Mitchell, Lawrence Daly, Ger McWalter, John Costello, James Cummins, Tommy Clarke and Darren Connolly.

Davitts: David Mitchell, Ger McWalter, John Costello, Lawrence Daly, JP Kirrane, James Cummins, Martin Cosgrove, Sean Waldron, John Heneghan (0-1), Jack Rodgers, Liam Noone (0-3), Tommy Clarke (0-1), Darren Connolly (0-4), Shane Mitchell (0-2), Shane Treacy. Subs used: Gearoid Lyons, Patrick Keadin, William Freeley, Tommy Mitchell.

June 23, 2014

Seniors v Charlestown – Match Report

Davitts 1-11 | Charlestown 0-16

A powerful second half display from Charlestown saw them edge Davitts in this keenly fought Senior Championship clash in Ballindine on Sunday. Davitts got off to a perfect start with Andrew Peters shooting a classy goal in the second minute. Charlestown’s Colm Maye and the lively Joe McBrien narrowed the gap with points in the 7th and 8th minute. Michael Conroy opened his account a minute later. Martin Mulvaney and Ronan McNamara exchanged points before Conroy had the homeside two points to the good with ten minutes remaining in the half. Maye (2), McBrien and Aaron Parsons for Charlestown and Conroy, McNamara and Colm Roche all pointed to leave Davitts ahead by 1-6 to 0-7 at the break.

Gareth O Donnell narrowed the gap with a point in the first minute of the second half but Davitts Colm Boyle restored his side’s two point lead five minutes later. Charlestown got on top at this stage and shot six unanswered points through Maye (4), Jack Reilly and Damian Warde. Davitts fought back with points from Paul Carey, Aidan McTigue and McNamara as the game entered injury time. Sean Lenihan and Michael Conroy exchanged points before Maye shot his eighth point of the game in the last seconds.

Best for Charlestown were Darragh McMeel, David Caffrey, Kevin Deignan, Gareth O Donnell, Joe McBrien and Colm Maye.

Hardest triers for Davitts were Adrian and Ronan McNamara, Colm Roche, Colm Boyle and Michael Conroy.

Charlestown: David Sloyan, Enda McLoughlin, Darragh McMeel, David Caffrey, Gerard McLoughlin, Kevin Deignan, Sean Lenihan (0-1), Gareth O Donnell (0-1), Martin Mulvaney (0-1), Enda Casey, Niall Murphy, Joe McBrien (0-2), Aaron Parsons (0-1), Colm Maye (0-8). Subs used: Jack Reilly (0-1), Damian Warde (0-1), Patrick Walsh, Niall Murphy, Kiefer Craig.

Davitts: Adrian McNamara, Donal Ronayne, Cathal Higgins, Kevin Gallagher, Colm Roche (0-1), Padraig Mangan, Colm Boyle (0-1), Ronan McNamara (0-3), Paul Carey (0-1), Michael Conroy (0-4), Matthew Trench, Andrew Peters (1-0), Aidan McTigue (0-1), Thomas Waldron. Subs used: Keith Prendergast, Cathal Hennelly, Liam Kearns, Mark Ronayne.

Referee: Vincent Neary.

June 22, 2014

Bros Of Tralee – Update.

Davitts GAA Club to host a fundraising Rose of Tralee style beauty pageant!

Mayo will face either Galway or Sligo in the Connaught Senior Football Final on Sunday July 13th. This will not be the only huge event that weekend. On Friday July 11th in the McWilliam Park Hotel Claremorris, Davitts GAA Club will stage “The Bros Of Tralee” fundraiser (a beauty pageant with a difference).

Galway Bay FM’s Ollie Turner will be the compere for the night. The contestants are all male but will be donning their finest dresses and heels etc for the occasion.

Among the contenders for the tiara are a few prominent members of the Davitts Senior and Junior teams, a few avid supporters of the Club, a rock star/actor, one or two “mature ladies” and a couple of lads from neighbouring Clubs.

Tickets for this event (adults €15, students €10) can be purchased from Billy Kearns, Lucy Daly, Joe Reapy, Ballindine P.O or any Committee member. Get your tickets early!

June 21, 2014

Notice from Gardaí???

Gardaí are advising people in the Ballindine/Irishtown area to be extra vigilant as there has been reports of a number of items of ladies underwear disappearing from clotheslines in the past week. They are anticipating that this problem is only likely to escalate in the next three weeks…

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