Ballindine, Co. Mayo

Month: September 2014

September 29, 2014

Juniors v Kilmeena – Match Report

Davitts travelled to Kilmeena on Sunday morning and gave the locals a real scare in Division 1D of the Senior League, before going down on a 2-11 to 0-13 scoreline. There was some fine football played by both sides throughout this entertaining game. The sides were level at halftime, Davitts 0-8 to the homeside’s 1-5, after Davitts had played with the advantage of the wind. Aidan McTigue (4), Darren Connolly (3) and Seamus Roche were Davitts first half scorers.

A second Kilmeena goal with twelve minutes remaining proved to be a real sucker punch for the visitors. This score put the hosts six points clear and while Davitts battled well right up to the final whistle, they were unable to find the net.

Davitts best players were Martin Cosgrove, Michael Ronayne, Padraig Mangan, Shane Mitchell, Seamus Roche, William Freeley, Darren Connolly and Aidan McTigue.

Davitts: David Mitchell, Brian Clarke, Michael Ronayne, Martin Cosgrove (0-1), Padraig Mangan, Donal Ronayne, Michael Mangan, Shane Mitchell, William Freeley, Seamus Roche (0-2), Liam Kearns (0-1), Jack Rodgers, Darren Connolly (0-4), Matthew Trench, Aidan McTigue (0-5).

September 24, 2014

U-6, U-8 & U-10 – Training Notification

There’ll be no training for U-6, U-8 & U-10 players this evening (24th September). The last session / end of year fun session will take place on Sunday (28th September) at 6pm! Members of the Senior panel will be in attendance. Refreshments and treats will be provided for the U-6, U-8 & U-10 players.

September 14, 2014

Juniors v Westport – Match Report

Davitts and Westport clashed in the Senior League Div 1D on Saturday evening in Ballindine with the homeside edging a thrilling game by three points, 2-15 to 3-9. The game was very well contested throughout and there was never more than three points between the teams at any stage.

Aidan McTigue got Davitts off to a flyer with an early goal but Westport cancelled that out a minute later. Davitts added some nice points from Seamus Roche, Liam Kearns and Aidan McTigue before Westport goaled again in the thirteenth minute to take the lead. Davitts fought back with points from Martin Cosgrove, Darren Connolly (2), Matthew Trench and a beauty from Seamus Roche together with a brilliant individual goal from the very impressive Liam Kearns to lead by 2-8 to 2-5 at half time.

The two teams slugged it out in the second half with both sides showing admirable spirit. Westport got on top in the third quarter of the game and a well taken goal put them ahead with fifteen minutes remaining but Davitts finished the game strongly, with the half back line of James Cummins, Donal Ronayne and Martin Cosgrove driving on their side, and points from Darren Connolly (3), and Liam Kearns (2) saw them taking the two valuable league points.

Davitts had outstanding performers in Brian Clarke, Donal Ronayne, Seamus Roche, man of the match Liam Kearns, Darren Connolly and Aidan McTigue.

Davitts: David Mitchell, Brian Clarke, Michael Ronayne, Lawrence Daly, James Cummins, Donal Ronayne, Martin Cosgrove (0-1), Sean Waldron, Michael Waldron, Seamus Roche (0-2), Liam Kearns (1-4), Matthew Trench (0-1), Darren Connolly (0-5), Shane Mitchell, Aidan McTigue (1-2). Subs used: Padraig Mangan, Tommy Clarke.

September 13, 2014

Minors narrowly Defeated in South ‘B’ Final

Shrule Glencorrib just shaded the South Mayo Minor B Final when recording a 3-7 to 0-15 victory over Davitts in a game played in perfect conditions in Ballinrobe on Friday. This was an exciting game throughout and could have swung either way but three very well taken goals by the Shrule Glencorrib lads meant that Davitts were denied by a single point.

Davitts looked the more likely winners in the first half but should have been further ahead at the break having dominated for long periods in the opening half. Points from Evan Ronayne (6), Shane Treacy (2), Gerald Griffin and Michael Mangan had Davitts ahead by 0-10 to 2-3 at the interval.

Shrule Glencorrib came more into the game after the break and a third goal for them with ten minutes remaining turned the game in their favour and put them two points up for the first time in the game. Davitts fought hard until the end but an Evan Ronayne point was all they could manage in reply.

Patrick Keadin, Jack Rodgers, Michael and Padraig Mangan, Evan Ronayne, Shane Treacy and Gerald Griffin turned in fine performances for Davitts.

Davitts: Caelainn Mullee, Dylan Keadin, Dylan Higgins, Patrick Keadin, Jack Rodgers, Denis Fahy, Padraig Mangan, Michael Mangan (0-1), Jamie Mullee, Richie O’Connor, Evan Ronayne (0-11), Gerald Griffin (0-1), Shane Treacy (0-2). Subs used: Kieran Fahy, John Kilkenny.

September 11, 2014

U-16’s clinch South Mayo ‘B’ Title in a Cracking Match

U-16 Panel with Team Managers Declan Kirrane and Dave Ronayne. Davitts GAA Club's official candle-lighter Mrs. Kathleen Kearns is also pictured!

Davitts 5-5  Hollymount/Carramore 1-13

Those people that say that goals win games would have been well pleased with themselves at the end of this thrilling South Mayo U-16 B Final played in sunny Kilmaine on Tuesday evening. Davitts ability to carve out the major scores, as well as preventing them at the other end, swung the game in their favour, but the result was in the balance right up to the final whistle.

Hollymount/Carramore, very strong around the middle of the field, looked the better team in the first half but the sides went in level at the break, Hollymount/Carramore 0-6, Davitts 1-3. A penalty miss by Hollymount/Carramore in the 12th minute was punished at the other end seconds later with man of the match Jack Ronayne clinically goaling to give Davitts the lead. Team captain Evan Ronayne scored the three first half points.

Twelve minutes into the second half Hollymount/Carramore were awarded a second penalty but their very well struck effort was superbly saved by Caelainn Mullee, Davitts outstanding netminder. As in the first half, Davitts broke down the field after the penalty miss and a sweeping move ended in the awarding of a penalty which Evan Ronayne buried into the corner of the net. Davitts got their second penalty five minutes later and Evan Ronayne gleefully despatched it to the net giving the keeper no chance whatsoever.

Hollymount/Carramore kept coming back and they finally managed to pass Mullee and score a goal eight minutes from time to give them a 1-12 to 3-5 lead. Davitts showed great bottle however and Jack Ronayne scored his second goal, a brilliant individual effort with four minutes remaining while Ryan McLoughlin got in on the goalscoring act two minutes later after a great move involving several players, to clinch a hard earned victory over a gallant Hollymount/Carramore team.

Caelainn Mullee showed why he is rated so highly with an accomplished display in goals. Ciaran Fahey and Jordan Flanagan defended superbly in the full back line. Dimitri Trench, Niall Kearns and David Devane formed a youthful and very effective half back line. At midfield, Jamie Mullee and John Kilkenny worked very hard over the hour. Francis Griffin, Ryan McLoughlin (1-0) and Thomas Corless played very well up front with Evan Ronayne (2-5) and Jack Ronayne (2-0) grabbing the crucial scores and causing panic in the Hollymount/Carramore defence throughout the game.

Hollymount/Carramore played their part in this very exciting final and in Nathan Moran and Conor Heneghan they have two players with enormous potential.

Congrats to the Davitts squad and their managers Declan Kirrane and David Ronayne.

September 7, 2014

Seniors v Castlebar – Match Report

Castlebar Mitchels 6-13    Davitts 0-10

Castlebar showed why they are favourites to retain the Mayo Senior Championship with a clinical second half dismantling of Davitts in this Senior League tie played in Castlebar on Sunday. Castlebar led by 1-7 to 0-8 after a well contested first half and during the interval few present could have predicted such a lopsided final scoreline. The power and fitness levels of the homeside were evident in the second half as they pulled away from the visitors.

Mitchels got off to a flyer and raced into a five point lead after eight minutes with scores from Neil Lydon (2), James Durcan (2) and Neil Douglas. A long range Ronan McNamara point and two superb Michael Conroy scores narrowed the deficit to two before another Lydon point and a goal from James Durcan had Mitchels six ahead after eighteen minutes. Davitts played their best football in the last ten minutes of the first half and points from Darren Connolly, Fearghal McGrath, Ronan McNamara and Paul Carey left just two points between the sides at halftime.

Davitts opened the second half scoring through Michael Conroy but Castlebar completely dominated the remainder of the game. They added goals via Alan Feeney, Neil Douglas, Neil Lydon and two James Durcan penalties as they ran riot. Aidan Walsh (3), Neil Lydon (2), James Durcan and Rory Byrne all pointed with Josh Ronayne supplying Davitts only score before the finish.

Castlebar’s best players were Alan Feeney, Donal Newcombe, Patrick Durcan, Neil Lydon, James Durcan and Neil Douglas.

Davitts best were Cathal Higgins, Keith Prendergast, Padraig Mangan, Paul Carey and Michael Conroy.

Castlebar: Ciaran Naughton, Ronan Burke, Alan Feeney (1-0), Donal Newcombe, Ray O’Malley, Ger McDonagh, Patrick Durcan, Danny Kirby, Barry Moran, Neil Lydon (1-5), Aidan Walsh (0-3), Fergal Durkin, James Durcan (3-3), Neil Douglas (1-1), Cian Costello. Subs used: Rory Byrne (0-1), Steve Keane, Kevin Filan, Adrian Roche.

Davitts: Michael Mangan, Kevin Gallagher, Cathal Higgins, Colm Roche, Keith Prendergast, Padraig Mangan, Martin Cosgrove, Ronan McNamara (0-3), Sean Waldron, Paul Carey (0-1), Fergal McGrath (0-1), Thomas Waldron, Darren Connolly (0-1), Michael Conroy (0-3), Aidan McTigue. Subs used: Josh Ronayne (0-1), Brian Clarke, Matthew Trench.

Referee: Michael Daly (Ballyhaunis).

September 6, 2014

Minors qualify For South ‘B’ Final

Davitts Minors qualified for the South Mayo B Championship Final after a thrilling 1-18 to 2-12 victory against Ballinrobe in Ballinrobe on Friday evening. Davitts started off well and points from Evan Ronayne (4) and Gerald Griffin had them ahead by 0-5 to 0-2 midway through the first half. However a marvellous purple patch for the homeside, yielding an unanswered 2-3 in the next eight minutes, put them six points up. Davitts rallied well and three more Evan Ronayne points and two from Shane Treacy left Ballinrobe ahead by 2-7 to 0-10 at halftime.

Davitts played with greater spirit in the second half although facing into the wind and a Shane Treacy goal ten minutes into the half proved to be a vital score. The game ebbed and flowed throughout the half and the result was in the balance right up to the final whistle. Patrick Keadin, Shane Treacy, Evan Ronayne (5) and Richie O’Connor added points before the finish to ensure a three point victory over the gallant Ballinrobe team.

Davitts had superb performers in Patrick Keadin, Jack Rodgers, Denis Fahy, Padraig and Michael Mangan, Gerald Griffin, Evan Ronayne and Shane Treacy.

Davitts team: Caolan Mullee, Dylan Keadin, Dylan Higgins, Patrick Keadin (0-1), Jack Rodgers, Denis Fahy, Padraig Mangan, Michael Mangan, John Kilkenny, Richie O’Connor (0-1), Evan Ronayne (0-12), Shane Treacy (1-3), Gerald Griffin (0-1). Sub used: Ciaran Fahy.

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