Ballindine, Co. Mayo

Month: July 2014

July 27, 2014

Juniors v Kilmovee – Match Report

Davitts 3-12 | Kilmovee 1-7

Davitts Junior Team turned on the style in this County Junior B Championship tie played in perfect conditions in Ballindine on Sunday. Davitts, playing into the wind in the first half, defended superbly in that first half and led by 1-4 to 0-5 at the break. The goal came from Darren Connolly after great work by JP Kirrane and Clive Hennigan. Hennigan helped himself to two points and the first half tally was completed by Connolly and the very lively Shane Treacy.

Davitts assumed complete control after the break with midfielders Sean Waldron and William Freeley lording it and the half back line of James Cummins, Michael Ronayne and Michael Mangan mopping up anything that came their way. Further goals via Liam Noone from the penalty spot and Johnno Clarke, after a sweeping movement, put Davitts firmly in the driving seat. Treacy (2), Connolly (2), Johnno Clarke and the evergreen David McDonagh (3) were the second half pointscorers.

This was a very impressive team display by Davitts with David Mitchell, John Costello, Brian Clarke, James Cummins, Michael Mangan, William Freeley, Shane Treacy, Johnno Clarke, Clive Hennigan and David McDonagh excelling.

Davitts: David Mitchell, Brian Clarke, John Costello, Lawrence Daly, James Cummins, Michael Ronayne, Michael Mangan, Sean Waldron, William Freeley, Tommy Clarke, JP Kirrane, Liam Noone (1-0), Darren Connolly (1-3), Clive Hennigan (0-2), Shane Treacy (0-3). Subs used: David McDonagh (0-3), Ger McWalter, Johnno Clarke (1-1), Patrick Keadin, Caolan Devane, Evan Hennelly.

July 27, 2014

Seniors v Ballaghderreen – Match Report

Ballaghaderreen 1-7 |Davitts 1-10

Davitts Senior Team made their journey to Ballaghaderreen a profitable one, picking up two valuable League points. Davitts did most of their good work early on and led by 1-6 to 0-3 at halftime, after playing against the wind in the first half. Ballaghaderreen showed their fighting qualities by getting right back into the game in the second half but Davitts in truth never really looked like slipping up.

Davitts opened the scoring in the second minute with a Keith Prendergast point. Fearghal McGrath goaled after six minutes, reacting first to a rebound off the post from a Darren Connolly free kick, to blast home a fine goal, and the very impressive Aidan McTigue extended their lead with three fine scores together with a Thomas Waldron beauty before Thomas Carmody opened Ballagh’s account in the 16th minute. Ronan McNamara replied with a long range free and Carmody again and Barry Regan completed the first half scoring with two points to leave Davitts ahead by 1-6 to 0-3 at the interval.

Davitts got off to a flyer in the second half with early points by McNamara and McTigue in the first three minutes but then Ballagh took control. They dominated for most of the second half as the visitors fell asleep. Regan pointed in the fifteenth minute of the half and Darragh Dunne goaled, after a long Owen Jordan delivery to narrow the gap to four points after 12 minutes. Regan and Dunne pointed to narrow the gap to two with ten minutes remaining, with the momentum having swung firmly in the homeside’s favour. A fine Thomas Waldron point after a sweeping move put Davitts three up again in the 22nd minute. Regan and McNamara swapped points before the finish as Davitts ran out deserving winners.

Best for Davitts were Colm Roche, Cathal Higgins, Donal Ronayne, Keith Prendergast, Ronan McNamara, Thomas Waldron, Fearghal McGrath and Aidan McTigue.

Hardest triers for Ballaghaderreen were Keith Rodgers, Stephen Drake, Owen Jordan, Rory Conway, Cormac Doohan, Thomas Carmody, Darragh Dunne and Barry Regan.

Davitts: Adrian McNamara, Donal Ronayne, Cathal Higgins, Colm Roche, Martin Cosgrove, Padraig Mangan, Keith Prendergast (0-1), Ronan McNamara (0-3), Michael Waldron, Seamus Roche, Thomas Waldron (0-2), Liam Kearns, Darren Connolly, Fearghal McGrath (1-0), Aidan McTigue (0-4). Subs: Michael Mangan, Johnno Clarke, Kevin Gallagher.

Ballaghaderreen: Paul keegan, Shane Mulligan, Keith Rodgers, James Roddy, Peter Kelly, Stephen Drake, Aaron Lynch, Owen Jordan, Ryan Lynch, Rory Conway, Cormac Doohan, Thomas Carmody (0-2), Darragh Dunne (1-1), Barry Regan (0-4), Joe Dillon. Subs: Sean McHugh.

July 25, 2014

Minister Ring turns the sod for new Clubhouse

Minister Michael Ring performs the sod turning ceremony at Davitt Park, Ballindine

Minister Michael Ring performs the sod turning ceremony at Davitt Park, Ballindine. Work on the building of a brand new Clubhouse and Dressing Rooms will commence very shortly. Included in the picture are Michael Ring, John O Mahony TD, Mayo County Councillors Patsy O Brien and Tom Connolly, Building Contractors Darren and Karl McHugh and Davitts GAA Club Committee members.

July 21, 2014

Juniors v Moygownagh – Match Report

Davitts 2-15 | Moygownagh 0-4

Davitts Junior team made the long trek to Moygownagh a successful one on Sunday, recording a facile 2-15 to 0-4 victory over their hapless hosts, in the County Junior B Championship.

Davitts playing with the wind in the opening half had built up a 2-10 to 0-2 lead at halftime with Tommy Clarke and Darren Connolly hammering home the two goals.

Moygownagh fared much better after the interval but the outcome of the contest was never really in any doubt.

Davitts top performers were James Cummins, Michael Ronayne, JP Kirrane, William Freeley, Darren Connolly, Shane Mitchell and Shane Treacy.

Davitts: David Mitchell, Ger McWalter, Brian Clarke, Lawrence Daly, James Cummins, Michael Ronayne, JP Kirrane (0-1), Sean Waldron, William Freeley, Tommy Clarke (1-0), Liam Noone (0-3), Johnno Clarke (0-2), Darren Connolly (1-3), Shane Mitchell (0-3), Shane Treacy (0-3). Subs used: Michael Mangan, Patrick Keadin.

July 20, 2014

Seniors v Westport – Match Report

Westport 0-12 | Davitts 2-9

Davitts will have bitter sweet memories of this Senior Championship clash in Westport on Saturday evening. While the win puts them safe from the dreaded relegation play-off’s, missing out on a quarter final spot by a one point score difference is hard to take, but a serious head injury to the talismanic Paul Carey early in the game should bring all things into the proper prospective.

Westport, playing with the wind in the first half, started well and had two points on the board before Davitts outstanding centre-back Keith Prendergast pulled one back. Michael Conroy exchanged points with Lewis Cawley before the incident with Carey. Davitts replied well with a fantastic Thomas Waldron goal, after a superb Liam Kearns pass in the 18th minute.

A late high hit on Davitts hugely impressive midfielder Ronan McNamara went unpunished by the officials and the homeside capitalised, winning a huge amount of midfield possession as McNamara struggled, and they scored six unanswered points to lead by 0-9 to 1-2 at halftime.

The second half belonged to a fired up Davitts side with Keith Prendergast, Colm Roche, Colm Boyle, Michael Conroy and a rejunevated Ronan McNamara in outstanding form. They began to play with a lot of passion as they got on top all over the field. Early points from McNamara, Prendergast and Conroy were followed by the score of the game. McNamara fielded superbly in the middle of the field and offloaded immedietly to Colm Roche who in turn spotted Keith Prendergast’s run from midfield. Prendergast passed to Michael Conroy who gave the Westport keeper no chance with an expertly taken finish.

Points from Conroy, Prendergast, Fearghal McGrath and McNamara ensured the Davitts victory, a well deserved one on their second half display.

Every Davitts player played their hearts out in this game and were a credit to the Club.

Davitts: Adrian McNamara, Donal Ronayne, Cathal Higgins, Kevin Gallagher, Colm Roche, Keith Prendergast (0-3), Colm Boyle, Ronan McNamara (0-2), Michael Waldron, Paul Carey, Thomas Waldron (1-0), Liam Kearns, Aidan McTigue, Fearghal McGrath (0-1), Michael Conroy (1-3). Subs used: Padraig Mangan, Seamus Roche, Martin Cosgrove.

July 18, 2014

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July 17, 2014

Juniors v Hallymount Carramore – Match Report

Davitts 2-13 | Hollymount Carramore 0-9

Davitts qualified for the South Mayo Junior Final after a fine win over Hollymount Carramore in Ballindine on Wednesday evening. After a tight first half in which the visitors looked the better side, Davitts opened up in the second half to record a ten point victory in the end.

Davitts struggled somewhat in the first half with Hollymount Carramore snapping up all the breaks around the middle of the park. A brilliant Liam Noone goal was the crucial score in that first half and points from Darren Connolly (2) and Martin Cosgrove had the sides level at the break, Davitts 1-3 to Hollymount Carramore’s 0-6. It could all have been so different though as Davitts keeper David Mitchell made a superb penalty save in the 20th minute.

Davitts were transformed in the second half and blitzed the opposition from the start. JP Kirrane pointed in the first minute after a great run and Darren Connolly and Liam Noone added points before Connolly goaled with aplomb after a brilliant passing move involving several players. Before the finish Johnno Clarke, Martin Cosgrove, James Cummins, Connolly (2), Noone and young Patrick Keadin had tacked on points to secure a place in the final against either Claremorris or Kilmaine.

All twenty Davitts players had their moments in this game but David Mitchell, Brian Clarke, John Costello, James Cummins, Michael Ronayne, Tommy Clarke, Darren Connolly, Martin Cosgrove, Liam Noone and David McDonagh were particularly effective, especially in the second half.

Davitts: David Mitchell, Brian Clarke, John Costello, Ger McWalter, James Cummins (0-1), Michael Ronayne, Lawrence Daly, Sean Waldron, William Freeley, Tommy Clarke, JP Kirrane (0-1), Johnno Clarke (0-1), Darren Connolly (1-5), Shane Mitchell, Liam Noone (1-2). Subs used: Martin Cosgrove (0-2), David McDonagh, Clive Hennigan, Shane Treacy, Patrick Keadin (0-1).

July 16, 2014

Bros of Tralee – Review

Davitts GAA Club staged a very successful “Bros Of Tralee” fundraiser in The McWilliam Park Hotel, Claremorris recently. A large crowd attended what was a most entertaining “beauty pageant”. The contestants looked stunning, with the make-up girls playing a blinder, leaving no stone unturned in transforming thirteen macho men into rather credible looking ladies (with one or two exceptions!). Galway Bay FM’s Ollie was a superb MC for the night doing his usual ultra-professional job.

Thomas Waldron (Tamara) collected the coveted tiara and there were emotional scenes when he was announced the winner just pipping Ronan McNamara (Roseanne) and Lawrence Daly (Laura). Indeed any one of the thirteen contestants could have won as they all put on wonderful performances. A huge thanks to all thirteen lads who worked so hard for several weeks to perfect their hilarious routines. The other ten contestants were Gabriel Prendergast, Tommy Clarke, Lawrence Daly, Liam Kearns, Keith Prendergast, Padraig Moran, John Kean, Joe Ryan, David Mitchell and Luke Ronayne.

The organising Committee would also like to thank the generous sponsors of the event, The McWilliam Park Hotel, Michelle Rattigan (a brilliant musician who accompanied the singers), madcap DJ Michael Burke and Eamon Kelly, Billy Freeley, Noel Macken, Lucy Daly, the make-up girls (Sarah, Darina, Roisin and Rachel), the ticket sellers, everyone who attended and of course Ollie Turner.

July 16, 2014

Bros of Tralee – Photos

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July 13, 2014

Juniors v Castlebar C

Davitts 3-21 | Castlebar 1-6

Davitts Junior Team had an emphatic 3-21 to 1-6 victory over Castlebar Mitchels in the County Junior B Championship in Ballindine on Saturday evening. Davitts were in the driving seat from the throw in with midfielders Sean Waldron and William Freeley dominating and JP Kirrane, Liam Noone and Darren Connolly terrorising the Mitchels defence.

Davitts had built up a 0-14 to 0-2 lead at the break with points from Noone (6), Connolly (6), Juan Pablo Kirrane and Tammy Clarke. Early in the second half Castlebar staged a mini revival but a Johnno Clarke goal put paid to that. Davitts added a series of points through Connolly (2), Kirrane (2), Noone (2) and Shane Mitchell and two goals from Noone and Connolly completed the Davitts impressive tally.

Davina Mitchell was safe in goals and in front of him Brian Clarke, John Costello and Ger McWalter formed a solid full back line. Laura Daly, Michael Ronayne and James Cummins were in uncompromising form on the half back line. Sean Waldron was probably the man of the match and Will I am Freeley worked tirelessly alongside him at midfield. Tommy and Johnno Clarke, JP Kirrane and Shane Mitchell impressed in attack but Liam Noone and Darren Connolly were the stars of the show bagging 1-8 each. Patrick Keadin was very lively looking when sprung from the bench and Tommy Mitchell, John Heneghan, Caolan Devane and Shane Treacy all played their part in this victory.

Davitts: David Mitchell, Brian Clarke, John Costello, Ger McWalter, James Cummins, Michael Ronayne, Lawrence Daly, Sean Waldron, William Freeley, Tommy Clarke (0-1), JP Kirrane (0-3), Johnno Clarke (1-0), Darren Connolly (1-8), Shane Mitchell (0-1), Liam Noone (1-8). Subs used: Patrick Keadin, Tommy Mitchell, Shane Treacy, Caolan Devane, John Heneghan.

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