Ballindine, Co. Mayo

Month: November 2015

November 29, 2015

U-21’s v Hollymount-Carramore – Match Report

Davitts U-21 team advanced to the final of the County B Championship following a 1-9 to 1-6 victory over Hollymount Carramore in a semi-final played in extremely difficult conditions in Bekan on Saturday. The gale force wind assisted Davitts in the first half and few, if any, in the attendance would have given them any chance of winning at half time, as they trailed by 1-4 to 0-6 at the break.

Hollymount-Carramore were much the better team in the first half as they bossed the game and were full value for their one point lead at the interval. Their play was controlled but Davitts, who lost their captain Sean Waldron through injury after twenty minutes, kept themselves in the game with points from Evan Ronayne (2), Liam Noone (2), Paul O Gara and Andrew Peters as they recovered from a terrible start.

Holly-Carra were ahead by 1-2 to 0-0 after ten minutes but the Davitts players battled hard to stay in the game. Brian Clarke, Cathal Higgins, Shane Treacy, Paul O Gara and Evan Ronayne were to the fore in what was a very disappointing first half display.

Davitts second half performance was superb. The whole team displayed unbelievable character and they made light of the dreadful conditions. Thomas Waldron, who replaced his namesake Sean, had a terrific game, and he, the lion-hearted Patrick Keadin, Cathal Higgins, Cathal Hennelly, Andrew Peters, Liam Noone, Shane Treacy and Paul O Gara ran at the Holly-Carra defence at every opportunity. Brian Clarke, Padraig Mangan, Micheal Mangan, William Freeley who had a storming final quarter, and Mikey Kelly were defiant as Davitts turned the game around.

The two teams scored two points apiece in the first ten minutes of the second half, Evan Ronayne and Paul O Gara on the mark for Davitts before Andrew Peters swung the game in Davitts favour with a brilliant goal after excellent work by Shane Treacy. Davitts were in command of the game now and Paul O Gara scored the game’s last point as his side advanced to meet Swinford in the final.

Davitts: Micheal Mangan, Padraig Mangan, Brian Clarke, Patrick Keadin, Cathal Higgins, Cathal Hennelly, Sean Waldron (Capt.), William Freeley, Shane Treacy, Liam Noone (0-2), Paul O Gara (0-3), Andrew Peters (1-1), Evan Ronayne (0-3). Subs used: Thomas Waldron, Mikey Kelly.

November 25, 2015

Change of Time for U-21 Semi Final

The County U-21 Semi-Final against Hollymount Carramore has been switched to 3.30pm on Saturday (Nov 28th). It still will take place in Bekan.

November 20, 2015

AGM Postponed Until 29th November

Due to a funeral in Ballindine on Sunday, the AGM will not take place this Sunday.
Instead, the AGM will now take place Sunday week, the 29th of November in the Community Centre, Ballindine at 6pm.

November 19, 2015

Davitts Ladies AGM 30th Nov

Davitts Ladies Club will hold their Annual General Meeting on Monday, 30th November at 8pm in Irishtown Community Centre.

All  fully paid up registered members over 18 have full voting rights at the AGM.

All members are requested to attend.

New members welcome!

November 16, 2015

U-21’s v Mayo Gaels – Match Report

Davitts and Mayo Gaels clashed in the County U-21 B quarter-final in Bekan on Sunday with Davitts advancing to the semi-final after a battling 3-6 to 2-5 victory.

The rain and a gale force wind did their best to spoil the game but credit to both teams for serving up a very exciting encounter that was in the balance right up to the final whistle.

Davitts, playing with the assistance of that strong wind in the first half, looked in big trouble after ten minutes as they trailed by 1-1 to 0-1. Evan Ronayne had scored the Davitts point but some poor wides allowed the Gaels to take the lead. Davitts rallied well however and Cathal Hennelly goaled to level the game. Points from Liam Noone (2) and the impressive Shane Treacy followed before Paul O Gara, who was having a blinder, goaled to leave Davitts ahead by 2-4 to 1-2 at halftime.

Mayo Gaels tried to get back into the game after the interval but found Brian Clarke and Padraig Mangan in superb form in the Davitts fullback line in front of Micheal Mangan who exuded confidence in goals. All of the Davitts players were tackling as if their lives depended on it. Mayo Gaels got an early point but this was cancelled out by an excellent Evan Ronayne score. Mayo Gaels pointed again but Davitts reply to this score was even better with substitute Conor Keane hammering the ball to the net following excellent work by Paul O Gara. Mayo Gaels pointed again and they converted a penalty with ten minutes remaining to narrow the gap to 3-5 to 2-4. Davitts, now without their injured captain Sean Waldron, had to pull out all the stops. It was backs to the wall stuff in the closing minutes as the Gaels moved to within a goal of Davitts but Thomas Waldron, a very effective second half sub, got a tremendous point after a great run to seal the win. Things got a bit messy in the last few moments with a number of handbags being swung as the game became very stop/start which suited the Davitts lads.

Every Davitts player played their part in this win which, because of the conditions, had as much to do with grit and determination as it had to do with football ability.

Davitts: Micheal Mangan, Padraig Mangan, Brian Clarke, Patrick Keadin, Cathal Higgins, Cathal Hennelly (0-1), Sean Waldron, William Freeley, Shane Treacy (0-1), Andrew Peters, Paul O Gara (1-0), Liam Noone (0-2), Evan Ronayne (0-2). Subs used: Thomas Waldron (0-1), Conor Keane (1-0).

November 8, 2015

AGM on 22nd November

Davitts GAA club will hold their Annual General Meeting on Sunday 22nd November at 6pm in The Community Centre Ballindine. Paid up members have full voting rights at the AGM. Purchasers of the club and county draw tickets are recognised as full members. GAA rules state that non members or U18’s do not have voting rights at an AGM. All members are requested to attend. New members welcome!

November 1, 2015

Seniors v Kiltane – Match Report

Davitts 1-8 Kiltane 4-16

Davitts were consigned to Division 1B football for next season after a crushing defeat by Kiltane in this Senior League tie on Sunday morning in Ballindine. The victory saved Kiltane from relegation and they produced a powerful second half display to completely overwhelm the home side.

An understrength Davitts side, playing against the wind, got off to the ideal start with a Liam Noone goal in the second minute. Ultan Corrigan with three points for the visitors and a Josh Ronayne point for Davitts had Davitts a point ahead after twelve minutes. Andrew Peters extended Davitts lead with a 15th minute point which was cancelled out by a John Reilly point for Kiltane five minutes later. Josh Ronayne put Davitts two points up a minute later but Kiltane points from Ultan Corrigan (2) and Sean Gaughan saw them take the lead for the first time in the 27th minute. Davitts had a 20 metre free kick to level it as the game went into first half injury time but they played it short, got turned over, and Kiltane strung a six man move together before Tommy Conroy buried their first goal. John Reilly added a point before the half time whistle to leave the visitors ahead by 1-8 to 1-3 at the break.

Josh Ronayne, Liam Noone and Andrew Peters for Davitts and Kiltane’s Ultan Corrigan (2), John Reilly, Sean Gaughan and Shane Lindsay all pointed in the third quarter as Kiltane extended their lead. Two Kiltane goals courtesy of Ultan Corigan and Shane Lindsay completely killed off the game with twelve minutes remaining. They added points from Shane Lindsay (2) and Pat John Gaughan and a goal from sub James Lindsay before the finish with Josh Ronayne and Liam Noone pointing for a dejected Davitts side.

Kiltane had five star performers throughout the pitch with Cathal Carey, Kevin Ginty, Sean Gaughan, John Reilly, Jason Healy, Ultan Corrigan, Shane Lindsay, Tommy Conroy and Mikey Sweeney all outstanding.

Cathal Higgins, Kevin Gallagher, James Cummins, Colm Roche, Josh Ronayne, Andrew Peters and Liam Noone battled bravely for a disappointing Davitts team.

Kiltane: Michael John Reilly, Darragh Carey, Cathal Carey, Jonathon Deane, Stephen Gallagher, Kevin Ginty, Sean Gaughan (0-2), John Reilly (0-3), Jason Healy, Ultan Corrigan (1-7), Shane Lindsay (1-3), Martin Gallagher, Pat Joe Gaughan ((0-1), Mikey Sweeney, Tommy Conroy (1-0). Subs used: Pat Deane, James Lindsay (1-0), John McAndrew, Martin Doherty.

Davitts: Micheal Mangan, Brian Clarke, Cathal Higgins, Kevin Gallagher, James Cummins, Johnno Clarke, Colm Roche, Declan Healy, Sean Waldron, Josh Ronayne (0-4), Liam Kearns, Padraig Mangan, Andrew Peters (0-2), Ronan McNamara, Liam Noone (1-2). Subs used: Evan Ronayne, Michael Waldron, Martin Cosgrove.

November 1, 2015

U-15’s v Swinford – Match Report

Davitts and Swinford met in the County U-15 Div 3 Final in Kiltimagh on Saturday with Swinford coming out on top, 4-9 to 2-9, after an exciting game.

Davitts started the game well and had raced into a four point lead, 0-5 to 0-1, after twelve minutes with fine points from David Devane (2),Cian Naughton and Stephen Nyland (2). In the fourteenth minute Swinford struck for the first of their four goals. They equalised a minute later but points from Stephen Nyland and Niall Kearns put Davitts into a two point lead before two goals in the 26th and 27th minutes left Swinford ahead by 3-2 to 0-7 at the interval.

Swinford started the second half well and extended their lead to eight points before Cian Naughton opened Davitts second half account with a point in the 11th minute. Swinford replied with a point a minute later before Davitts hit a purple patch. James Ruane goaled in the fourteenth minute after a sweeping move and the same player added another point to narrow the gap to four points before another Davitts goal, finished by Cian Naughton after great work by David Devane and Niall Treacy, left the minimum between the sides with six minutes remaining in the game. Swinford were reeling now but all credit to them for regaining their composure and they scored an unanswered 1-2 before the final whistle to win by six points.

Davitts had some fine performers in this game none more so that their brilliant captain Dimitri Trench who had a tremendous game throughout. Jordan Flanagan, Takeshi Kilkenny, Cian Naughton, Dean Moran, Stephen Nyland, David Devane and James Moran played very well and Shane Cummins, Oisin O Connor, Shane Waldron, Niall Kearns, Niall Treacy and Fentan Kelly never stopped trying but over the hour Swinford deserved their victory.

Davitts: Shane Cummins, Shane Waldron, Oisin O Connor, Takeshi Kilkenny, Jordan Flanagan, Dimitri Trench (Capt.), Niall Kearns (0-1), Cian Naughton (1-2), Stephen Nyland (0-3), David Devane (0-2), James Ruane (1-1), Niall Treacy. Sub used: Fentan Kelly.

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