Ballindine, Co. Mayo

Month: May 2016

May 27, 2016

Juniors v Shrule Glencorrib – Match Report

Davitts and Shrule Glencorrib met in the first round of the South Mayo Junior championship in Glencorrib on Wednesday evening with the home side coming out on top by 2-11 to 1-10 after an exciting clash. Shrule Glencorrib were by far the better team in the opening half and led by 1-5 to 0-3 at the break with Darren Connolly getting all three Davitts points.

All of the Davitts players upped their performance considerably in the second half and good points from Paul Carey (2), Darren Connolly (3), Shane Mitchell and Matthew Trench and a superb Richie Kilkenny goal saw Davitts ahead by 1-10 to 1-8, after a spirited fight back, with only seven minutes remaining. Shrule Glencorrib then staged a great comeback themselves, and three unanswered points put them ahead deep into stoppage time. They added a goal with the last kick of an entertaining game to claim a four point victory that seemed very unlikely ten minutes earlier.

Davitts had fine performers in Patrick Keadin, John Costello, JP Kirrane, John Heneghan, Shane Mitchell, Darren Connolly, Paul Carey and Gerald Griffin.

Davitts: Micheal Mangan, Patrick Keadin, John Costello, Lawrence Daly, JP Kirrane, Martin Cosgrove, Tommy Clarke, John Heneghan, Shane Mitchell (0-1), Darragh Halligan, Seamus Roche, Matthew Trench (0-1), Darren Connolly (0-6), Paul Carey (0-2), John Huane. Subs used: Gerald Griffin, Richie Kilkenny (1-0), William Freeley, Carlos O Gara.

May 27, 2016

U-14’s v Carras – Match Report

Davitts U-14 team played hosts to near neighbours Carras in the County U-14 League Semi-Final on Thursday evening and coasted into the final after a 12-16 to 1-8 victory. Davitts had raced into a 7-9 to 1-4 lead by halftime with some fine goals from Joe Prendergast, Zack Keadin (2), Jack Devane (3) and Jack Trench. More goals followed in the second half with Jack Devane firing home two more, and Charlie Phillips, Jack Trench and a John Wallace humdinger (followed by an exuberant celebration) completing the goal tally.

While Davitts did win by a wide margin, this margin would have been a lot less but for the tremendous defending of the outstanding Michael Hett, Brian Og McTigue, Fionan Gallagher, Thomas Ronayne and Charlie Phillips and the goalkeeping of Gavin Ring. Fentan Kelly had a great game at midfield with Sean Feerick, John Wallace and Davy Hennessy all working hard beside him over the course of the game. Jack Devane, Zack Keadin, Niall Treacy, Jack Trench and Joe Prendergast linked up impressively in attack with subs Stephen Rattigan, Dylan Walsh and Brian Birmingham getting in on the act when they were introduced.

Davitts will now meet Charlestown in the final.

Davitts: Gavin Ring, Michael Hett, Brian Og McTigue, Fionan Gallagher, Thomas Ronayne, Charlie Phillips (1-2), Sean Feerick, Fentan Kelly (0-4), Joe Prendergast (1-1), Niall Treacy (0-2), Zack Keadin (2-1), Jack Trench (2-1), Jack Devane (5-3). Subs: John Wallace (1-0), Davy Hennessy, Stephen Rattigan (0-1), Dylan Walsh (0-1), Brian Birmingham, Tristan Diskin.

May 25, 2016

Vetting for individuals Involved With Underage Teams

The coaches of all of our underage teams are required to be vetted. It also applies to organising underage activities or refereeing underage games. Could people concerned please read the following article about E-vetting or online vetting. The process is very simple and not as complicated as you may think….


E-Vetting in the GAA

Please read the information and guidance below before commencing this process. The online vetting form can be found here.

Vetting in the GAA

The GAA has a long established principle of vetting any person who, on our behalf, works with children or vulnerable adults in our Association. This principle is enshrined in rule through our Code of Best Practice in Youth Sport and has become part of the overall recruitment and selection process for those who wish to work with us in the GAA, in a voluntary or paid role.
Vetting services for the Association are currently overseen by the National Childrens Office in Croke Park while Comhairle Uladh acts on our behalf in coordinating AccessNI services.
Our international units adhere to the legislative vetting and police background checks that are required in the jurisdiction in which they operate.
The National Vetting Bureau (Children & Vulnerable Persons) Acts 2012 – 2016 commenced on 29th April 2016 and from that date a statutory obligation was placed upon the GAA to ensure that all persons who on our behalf undertook ‘relevant work’ with children has been vetted prior to taking up that role in Ireland.
The term ‘relevant work’ in the GAA includes any role of responsibility such as coaching, managing or training underage teams or indeed adult teams that contain any player under 18 yrs. of age. It also applies to organising underage activities or refereeing underage games.
The Act also established the National Vetting Bureau (NVB) to oversee the evetting services previously administered by the Garda Central Vetting Unit.
Who needs to be vetted?
In the GAA any person who carries out a role of responsibility such as coaching, managing or training underage teams or indeed adult teams that contain any player under 18 yrs. of age must be vetted. It also applies to organising underage activities or refereeing underage games.  Thereafter, each club shall decide if other roles merit a person being vetted.
Any person who was working with children in the GAA prior to the commencement of the Act and was not previously vetted for that role may continue in that capacity but must apply as a matter of priority to be vetted by the GAA under what is termed ‘retrospective vetting’.  This term and these conditions are allowed for in the Act.
What if the applicant is under 18 yrs. of age?
GAA vetting services are available to any person over 16 yrs. of age fulfilling a role of responsibility with children or vulnerable adults. A parental consent form (NVB Parent/Guardian Consent Form) must be completed, this is available here, for applicants between 16 and 18 yrs. of age  
Is it an offence if you are not vetted?
It is now a criminal offence, for a person acting on behalf of the GAA, or for the GAA as an Association to permit any person to commence working with children on behalf of the Association without that person first obtaining a vetting disclosure from the National Vetting Bureau in respect of the role for which they have been recruited.  It is also a breach of GAA rule if you are working with children or vulnerable adults on behalf of the Association and have not been vetted.
When the Vetting Act came into being on 29 April 2016 the GAA became one of the first organisations to replace ‘paper vetting’ with a new on line or E –Vetting system.
E-Vetting replaces all previous paper vetting systems which also brings us in line with similar e-vetting services as coordinated by Ulster GAA for AccessNI.
How can you be vetted through the GAA?
Vetting for a member of the GAA involves 3 easy to follow steps as follows:
Step 1 The initial application vetting process at Club level
You must in the first instance complete the GAA E-Vetting ID Form. This form compels you to provide proof of your identity to the Club Children’s Officer, who must verify that they have received the ID verification as required.  The ID verification may be retained by the Club Children’s Officer for the duration of the e-vetting process or it may be attached by you at Step 2 to the On Line Vetting application Form. 
The primary purpose of this form is for you to provide your name, address, club, role for which you applied, and to present your ID (e.g. copy of your passport plus a utility bill showing your current address) plus a valid email address for future reference. The full list of documents which are accepted for verification can be found here
Click here for the GAA E-Vetting ID Form
Step 2 Completing the Vetting Application form
Following completion of the initial process you will then be directed to www.gaa.ie where the GAA on-line E-Vetting Application Form is available to download.  
Once you complete the GAA on-line E-Vetting Application Form the information provided is forwarded to the NVB by the GAA and you will receive an on-line NVB Vetting Form to complete.
The details entered will be emailed back to you, for your own records.  Your Club Secretary will also receive an email informing him/her that you have applied as a member of the club, to be issued with the NVB Vetting Application Form.
Click here for GAA on-line E-Vetting application form
Step 3 NVB Vetting Application form 
The NVB will issue you with the NVB Vetting Application form.  This will be issued to the email address you provided in Step 2.
Completing this form is a confidential matter between you and the NVB.  All sections of the form including current and previous addresses, email address and contact telephone numbers, information on convictions and prosecutions (if any), plus other information will be required when completing the form.
Once all sections of the form have been answered this then completes your application process for E Vetting in the GAA and within a short period of time you shall be contacted by the GAA to informing you as to the outcome of the vetting application.
You and your Club Secretary will be notified when the vetting process has been completed.

May 21, 2016

U-16’s v Louisburgh – Match Report

Davitts U-16 team were beaten by a very impressive Louisburgh side in the County Div 3 League final in Foxford on Friday evening. The Louisburgh forwardline were razor sharp as they registered a 3-16 to 0-14 win.

Davitts had most of the play in the opening ten minutes but failed to score as Louisburgh nicked 1-2 from three attacks in that period. The hardworking Niall Kearns opened Davitts account and the same player, Cian Naughton, Stephen Nyland (2), and David Devane added points to leave Davitts trailing by 1-8 to 0-6 at the interval.

Davitts tried valiantly to get back into the game throughout the second half but Louisburgh were always able to hit Davitts on the break and their shooting was most impressive. They added two well worked goals to kill off the Davitts team that fought hard right up to the final whistle.

While Davitts will be very disappointed at losing this final, the team can now look forward to the Championship after a very fine League campaign.

Shane Cummins showed his class in goals with some excellent saves while Takeshi Kilkenny, Oisin O Connor, Dimitri Trench, Jordan Flanagan and the dynamic David Devane (0-2) tried manfully to contain Louisburgh’s well drilled forwards.

Cian Naughton (0-2) and Niall Kearns (0-3) both played well against two formidable opponents at midfield. Stephen Nyland (0-6) played very well in attack and got good assistance from Niall Treacy, James Ruane, Dean Moran, Fentan Kelly (0-1) and Zack Keadin.

May 21, 2016

U-14’s v Islandeady – Match Report

Davitts U-14 team continued their winning ways in the County League Division 4 with a clinical demolition of Islandeady in Ballindine on Thursday evening. On an evening when nothing went right for the visitors the Davitts lads again played some terrific football to win by 10-23 to 1-2.

Davitts had led by 5-14 to 0-1 at half time and the way they passed the ball around to open up Islandeady was a credit to their coaches, Derek Byrne, John Trench and Francie Kelly.

Davitts hardworking midfielders Fentan Kelly and Sean Feerick were on top of their game, winning loads of possession, and supplying their lethal attackers. Niall Treacy led the forwardline well and his distribution and clever play was a joy to behold. Team captain Zack Keadin had another fine game and he Joe Prendergast and Davy Hennessy worked hard throughout to create the chances for the deadly Jack Trench and man of the match on this occasion, Jack Devane. Gavin Ring in goals pulled off a few smart saves and could do nothing to prevent the Islandeady goal. Micheal Hett, Fionan Gallagher, Brian Og McTigue, John Wallace and Thomas Ronayne gave very little away in defence while, as well as defending well, rampaging wing back Charlie Phillips managed to chip in with two expertly taken goals. The lively Jack Melvin, Dylan Walsh, Cathal Corless, Stephen Rattigan and Tristan Diskin showed that they have plenty to offer when they were sprung from the bench.

Davitts now have a home game in the League Semi-Final.

Davitts: Gavin Ring, Micheal Hett, John Wallace, Brian Og McTigue (0-1), Fionan Gallagher, Thomas Ronayne, Charlie Phillips (2-0), Sean Feerick (0-2), Fentan Kelly, Zack Keadin (0-2), Niall Treacy (0-4), Joe Prendergast, Jack Trench (2-4), Davy Hennessy (0-2), Jack Devane (5-6). Subs used: Jack Melvin (1-1), Dylan Walsh, Cathal Corless (0-1), Stephen Rattigan, Tristan Diskin.

May 15, 2016

Juniors v Kilmeena – Match Report

Davitts Junior team were well beaten by an impressive Kilmeena side in Ballindine on Sunday in the Senior League Division 1D clash. Kilmeena were on top from the start and raced into a 1-5 to 0-0 lead after ten minutes before Evan Ronayne opened Davitts account with a fine point. Darren Connolly added Davitts only other first half score as the visitors led by 1-12 to 0-2 at the break.

Davitts showed character in the second half with Donal Ronayne, JP Kirrane, Martin Cosgrove, Micheal Mangan, Seamus Roche, Matthew Trench and Gerald Griffin working hard, but the final scoreline of 1-17 to 0-9 was, in truth, a fair reflection of the proceedings.

Davitts: David Mitchell, Patrick Keadin, Donal Ronayne, Lawrence Daly, JP Kirrane, Martin Cosgrove, Micheal Mangan, Shane Mitchell, Padraig Mangan, Seamus Roche, Liam Noone (0-4), Matthew Trench, Darren Connolly (0-2), Gerald Griffin (0-1), Evan Ronayne (0-1). Subs used: Carlos O Gara, Shane Treacy (0-1), John Heneghan, John Costello, John Huane.

May 15, 2016

Seniors v Claremorris – Match Report

Claremorris 1-8 Davitts 3-8

Davitts made the short journey to Claremorris on Saturday and got their Senior Championship campaign off to a winning start with a six point victory over the locals in a game played in glorious sunshine in front of a large attendance.

Claremorris got off to a great start and points from James Shaughnessy (3) and John Hutton, with Josh Ronayne getting Davitts sole reply, had the homeside ahead by 0-4 to 0-1 after fourteen minutes. Davitts burst into life then and a long delivery from the very influential Colm Boyle found Ronan McNamara who offloaded to Aidan McTigue who slotted to the net to level the scores. Josh Ronayne put Davitts ahead with a fine point in the 18th minute and a long range Ronan McNamara point put the visitors two up. Liam Feeley, who had a fine game for Claremorris pointed in the 22nd minute but from the kickout, Davitts attacked and Ronan McNamara was taken down in the square, resulting in a black card for Claremorris full back Brian Fahy. Liam Kearns gave Claremorris goalie Keith Saunders no chance with the subsequent penalty. Davitts were leading by four points now and Cathal Hennelly was denied another Davitts goal on the stroke of halftime when Saunders saved well after Hennelly had burst through the Claremorris defence.

Josh Ronayne opened the second half scoring and Liam Kearns extended the Davitts lead in the 7th minute. Claremorris had plenty of possession and chances but some wayward shooting didn’t help their cause. Claremorris keeper Keith Saunders pulled off another great save in the 13th minute and Davitts talisman Michael Conroy had to retire through injury, which was a major blow to the visitors. Ryan Quirke pointed in the fifteenth minute and Liam Feeley had the home crowd on their feet three minutes later when he shot home a great goal, after good work by Sean Diskin and James Shaughnessy, to leave just two points between the sides. Davitts responded in the best possible fashion with Josh Ronayne fielding the kickout, passing to Colm Boyle who charged forward and played a neat one two with Declan Healy before supplying Josh Ronayne with a great pass and he buried a superb shot to the Claremorris net to restore Davitts five point lead. James Shaughnessy narrowed the gap but Liam Kearns and sub Thomas Waldron pointed in the 24th and 25th minutes. Liam Feeley for Claremorris and Thomas Waldron for Davitts completed the scoring with two late points.

Davitts will be delighted to have come away with the victory and played some great football, especially in the second half. Cathal Higgins, James Cummins, Colm Boyle, Cathal Hennelly, Michael Conroy, Liam Kearns, Josh Ronayne and Thomas Waldron were their standout performers.

Best for a young Claremorris side were Keith Saunders, James Stretton, Liam Feeley, James Shaughnessy and John Hutton.

Claremorris: Keith Saunders, James Stretton, Brian Fahy, Stephen Brennan, David O Reilly, Liam Feeley (1-2), Ciaran Finn, David Egan, Shane Prendergast, John Hutton (0-1), Ryan Quirke (0-1), Colin Gill, James Shaughnessy (0-4), James McCormack, Brendan Walsh. Subs used: Mikey Higgins, Sean Diskin and Mikey Gallagher.

Davitts: Adrian McNamara, Colm Roche, Cathal Higgins, Kevin Gallagher, James Cummins, Colm Boyle, Johnno Clarke, Keith Prendergast, Declan Healy, Cathal Hennelly, Michael Conroy, Liam Kearns (1-2), Josh Ronayne (1-3), Ronan McNamara (0-1), Aidan McTigue (1-0). Subs used: Thomas Waldron (0-2), Andrew Peters, Michael Waldron.

Referee: Declan Corcoran.

May 9, 2016

Fixtures this week

This week’s fixtures:

Monday May 9th, U-12 Spring League, Davitts v Mayo Gaels in Ballindine at 7pm.

Sat May14th, Mayo Senior Championship, Claremorris v Davitts in Claremorris at 5.30pm. Sunday May 14th, Senior League Div 1D, Davitts v Kilmeena in Ballindine at 12pm.

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