Ballindine, Co. Mayo

Month: September 2015

September 20, 2015

Juniors v Kilmeena – Match Report

Davitts Junior team hosted Kilmeena on Saturday evening in Div 1D of the Senior League and defeated them by 2-15 to 1-7 after a fine performance. This win sees Davitts move up to fourth position in the table.

Davitts were always on top in this game and led by 1-8 to 1-3 at halftime, the goal coming from Evan Ronayne in the twentieth minute. Davitts first half points came from team captain JP Kirrane, the very impressive Shane Treacy, Liam Noone (2), Darren Connolly, Seamus Roche and Liam Kearns (2). A second Davitts goal, an emphatic finish by Liam Kearns five minutes from the end, finished off the Kilmeena challenge. Davitts second half point scorers were Liam Noone (2), Seamus Roche, Liam Kearns (2), Shane Treacy and Padraig Mangan.

Outstanding for Davitts were David Mitchell, JP Kirrane, John Costello, Declan Healy, Shane Treacy, Liam Kearns and Liam Noone.

Davitts: David Mitchell, Brian Clarke, John Costello, Lawrence Daly, JP Kirrane (0-1), Johnno Clarke, Martin Cosgrove, Declan Healy, Shane Mitchell, Shane Treacy (0-2), Liam Kearns (1-4), Liam Noone (0-4), Darren Connolly (0-1), Seamus Roche (0-2), Evan Ronayne (1-0). Subs used: Sean Waldron, Padraig Mangan (0-1), Tommy Clarke, Aidan McTigue, Jamie Mullee.

September 13, 2015

Juniors v Breaffy – Match Report

Davitts run in the County Junior B Championship came to an end on Saturday evening in Kiltimagh when they were defeated, 2-11 to 0-11, by Breaffy after an entertaining game. Two early goals in either half was the difference between the two teams in this well fought Semi-Final.

Liam Noone opened the scoring with a fine point in the fifth minute but Breaffy replied quickly with a goal and two points. Breaffy were winning a lot of ball around the middle of the field but Davitts looked very sharp up front and points from Liam Noone (2), Darren Connolly (2), Shane Treacy, Seamus Roche and Evan Ronayne had Davitts trailing by 1-7 to 0-8 at halftime.

A second Breaffy goal ten minutes into the second half left Davitts reeling and good Breaffy defending and excellent work by their goalkeeper kept Davitts out. Second half points from Darren Connolly, Liam Noone and Gerald Griffin was all Davitts could manage but couldn’t get the goal they needed to get back into the game although Gerald Griffin and Evan Ronayne both came close.

While Davitts will be disappointed at losing, this young team have given their supporters plenty of good memories this year. All eighteen players that played gave their all in this game.

Davits: David Mitchell, Patrick Keadin, Brian Clarke, Lawrence Daly, JP Kirrane, John Costello, Martin Cosgrove, William Freeley, Shane Mitchell, Shane Treacy (0-1), Liam Noone (0-4), Seamus Roche (0-1), Darren Connolly (0-3), Gerald Griffin (0-1), Evan Ronayne (0-1). Subs used: Carlos O Gara, Tommy Clarke, Jamie Mullee.

September 13, 2015

Seniors v Castlebar – Match Report

Castlebar Mitchels 2-16 Davitts 2-6

Castlebar travelled to Ballindine on Sunday and defeated the homeside by ten points in the Senior League Div 1A. The Mitchels did most of the damage in the first half in a powerful display but Davitts will take encouragement from a fighting second half display.

Aidan Walsh opened the scoring for Castlebar in the 6th minute and his midfield partner Ger McDonagh goaled two minutes later. Josh Ronayne scored Davitts only score of the opening half, a tenth minute point before the rampant visitors assumed full control. Points from Aidan Walsh and Pat Durkin were followed by a cracking Danny Kirby goal in the 17th minute. Mitchels added points via Aidan Walsh, Shane Hopkins, Danny Kirby, Neil Douglas and Pat Durkin to lead by 2-8 to 0-1 at the interval.

James Durkin and Aidan Walsh extended the visitors lead and Liam Kearns pulled one back for Davitts. A superb Colm Boyle goal in the fifteenth minute gave the homeside some hope although Castlebar responded immediately with a Neil Lydon point. Davitts struck for their second goal three minutes later, with Andrew Peters supplying a neat finish to a terrific move involving several players. The same player added a point two minutes later as Davitts showed a lot of spirit. Castlebar showed their strength in depth as second half substitutes Cian Costello (2), David Stenson and James Durkin (2) added points before the finish with Liam Kearns (2) and Cathal Hennelly pointing for Davitts.

Castlebar, powerful in all areas, had superb performances from Donal Newcombe, Pat Durkin, Aidan Walsh, Ger McDonagh, Neil Douglas, Danny Kirby, Cian Costello and James Durkin.

Cathal Higgins, Colm Boyle, James Cummins, Declan Healy, Andrew Peters, Ronan McNamara and Cathal Hennelly fought valiantly for Davitts throughout.

Castlebar: Ciaran Naughton, Ray O Malley, Alan Feeney, Donal Newcombe, Pat Durkin (0-2), Eoghan O Reilly, Sean Conlon, Ger McDonagh (1-0), Aidan Walsh (0-4), Shane Hopkins (0-1), Neil Lydon (0-1), Neil Douglas (0-1), Stephen Keane, Danny Kirby (1-1), Fergal Durkin. Subs used: Ronan Burke, James Durkin (0-3), Cian Costello (0-2), David Stenson (0-1), Adrian Roache.

Davitts: Micheal Mangan, Brian Clarke, Cathal Higgins, Kevin Gallagher, James Cummins, Colm Boyle (1-0), Colm Roche, Josh Ronayne (0-1), Sean Waldron, Declan Healy, Liam Kearns (0-3), Padraig Mangan, Cathal Hennelly (0-1), Ronan McNamara, Andrew Peters (1-1). Subs: Johnno Clarke, Tommy Nolan, Thomas Waldron, Michael Waldron.

Referee: Michael Daly.

September 6, 2015

U-21’s v Kilcommin – Match Report

Davitts U-21 team made the long journey to Kilcommin a fruitful one on Wednesday evening, defeating the homeside by 4-16 to 3-9 in the County B Championship. This win sees Davitts safely through to the Quarter Finals.

While the final scoreline may suggest that this was a comfortable victory, it was only in the last fifteen minutes of the game that Davitts managed to put some distance between the teams on the scoreboard.

Amazingly, we had to wait until the ninth minute for the opening score of the game, a Kilcommin point. Davitts responded well with an equaliser from the hard working Paul O Gara before Gerald Griffin netted the first of a hat-trick of goals. Kilcommin showed real bottle and rifled home two goals and a point in the space of three minutes to lead by four points after sixteen minutes. The slick Davitts attack led by the superb Andrew Peters hit some terrific scores in the second quarter of the game. Points from Paul O Gara, Andrew Peters, Gerald Griffin, Evan Ronayne (2), Conor Keane (2) and a second Gerald Griffin goal put the visitors ahead by 2-8 to 2-3 at the break.

Kilcommin began the second half well, an early goal and point narrowing the gap to a single point. The game was really in the melting pot now as both teams traded points but two goals from Andrew Peters and Gerald Griffin finally ended the Kilcommin challenge. Davitts second half point scorers were the deadly accurate Conor Keane (4), Evan Ronayne (2), Andrew Peters and Padraig Mangan.

Davitts defence had their hands full coping with Kilcommin’s forwards throughout the game. Micheal Mangan did well in goals, while Patrick Keadin, Cathal Higgins and Sean Waldron played solidly. Paul O Gara, Andrew Peters and Evan Ronayne, who shot four quality points, formed a fantastic half forward line while Conor Keane and Gerald Griffin were lethal inside them.

Davitts: Micheal Mangan, Padraig Mangan (0-1), Brian Clarke, Patrick Keadin, Cathal Higgins, Cathal Hennelly, Sean Waldron, William Freeley, Paul O Gara (0-2), Andrew Peters (1-2), Evan Ronayne (0-4), Conor Keane (0-6), Gerald Griffin (3-1). Subs used: Shane Treacy, Jamie Mullee, Gerard McWalter.

September 6, 2015

U-16’s v Claremorris – Match Report

Claremorris defeated Davitts by 2-17 to 2-8 in the South Mayo U-16 A Final in Hollymount on Tuesday evening. A storming first half display laid the foundations for this Claremorris victory as they led by 1-10 to 0-2 at the interval. Davitts will regret the spurning of a few gilt edged goal chances in that half but Claremorris were playing impressively.

The Davitts boys dug deep after the break and really took the game to their opponents. Ryan McLoughlin, Davitts best player on the night, scored two fine goals as the whole team battled bravely. They refused to throw in the towel and managed to outscore Claremorris in that second half.

Shane Cummins had a fine game in goals and Jordan Flanagan, Ciaran Fahy, Cian Naughton, David Devane, Niall Kearns, James Ruane and Caelainn Mullee all played well.

Davitts: Shane Cummins, Jordan Flanagan, Ciaran Fahy, Cian Naughton, David Devane, Dimitri Trench, Liam Macken, Niall Kearns, Thomas Corless, James Ruane (0-2), Jack Ronayne (0-1), Stephen Nyland, Aidan Macken (0-1), Caelainn Mullee (0-2), Ryan McLoughlin (2-2). Sub used: Niall Treacy.

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