Ballindine, Co. Mayo

Month: May 2017

May 17, 2017

Fixtures Week Commencing 15th May 2017

Tuesday May 16th, U-16 League Div 4 Semi-Final: Davitts v Ardmoy McHales in Ballindine @7pm.
Thurs May 18th, U-14 League Div 3 Final:
Davitts v Crossmolina in Islandeady @6.45pm.
Friday Way 19th, O Mara Cup: Ballinrobe v Davitts in Ballinrobe @8.45pm.
Sat May 20th, U-10 League: Carras v Davitts in Carras @11am.
Monday May 22nd, U-12 League: Davitts v Charlestown in Ballindine @7pm.

May 14, 2017

Juniors v Charlestown – Match Report

Davitts Junior Team had a welcome first win in Div 1D of the senior League when they defeated Charlestown by 2-10 to 1-5 in Ballindine on Sunday. A very hard working team display earned Davitts the two points as they led by 1-8 to 0-3 at half time after being wind assisted.

The goal was scored by William Freeley after fifteen minutes and the point scorers were Martin Cosgrove (2), Liam Noone (2), Sean Waldron (2), Shane Treacy and John Costello.

Charlestown fought hard to narrow the deficit but a sterling defensive display by the homeside kept them at bay. A second Davitts goal scored by Shane Mitchell after ten minutes finished the game off.

This was a real team effort by Davitts in a game where all twenty one players contributed to the win.

Davitts: Micheal Mangan, Gerard McWalter, Lawrence Daly, Kevin Gallagher, Patrick Keadin, John Costello (0-1), Martin Cosgrove (0-2), Sean Waldron (0-2), William Freeley (1-0), Liam Noone (0-2), Tommy Mitchell, Mattie Trench, Shane Treacy (0-3), Shane Mitchell (1-0), Ryan McLoughlin. Subs used: Jack Ronayne, Tommy Clarke, John Kilkenny, Kelan Cosgrove, Johnno Clarke, Thomas Waldron.

May 14, 2017

Seniors v Aghamore – Match Report

Davitts 0-8 Aghamore 1-8

Davitts and Aghamore played out a well contested Senior League Division 1A tie in Ballindine on Saturday evening. Both sets of defences won out but, after a ding dong struggle. The main talking point from all present, was the bizarre decision of referee Jerome Henry to overturn a Davitts penalty, which he awarded in the first half. Michael Conroy was taken down as he was through on goal, with the ref giving a penalty and a black card to the Aghamore player who fouled him. As Liam Kearns was about to take the penalty the ref decided to blow his whistle and throw in the ball. His decision was based on ‘a Davitts player engaging in rough play’ as the penalty kick was about to be taken. Needless to say this didn’t go down well with the home crowd and the Aghamore supporters, while bemused, welcomed their lucky break, and their team recorded a victory that they will know was possibly lucky.

A black card issued to Michael Conroy, on the strength of an Aghamore linesman, shortly afterwards didn’t help, but this is certainly a game that the officials will certainly want to erase from the records.

Conor Lyons opened the scoring in the 2nd minute for Aghamore with Evan Ronane replying for Davitts four minutes later. Alan Freeman put the visitors ahead before Evan Ronane rattled the crossbar after a surging run. The penalty (that never was) was awarded in the 19th minute and to rub salt into the homeside’s wounds, Sean Og Tighe pointed immediately afterwards. Evan Ronane scored a tidy point for Davitts in the 22nd minute but Conor Lyons pointed to put Aghamore ahead by two points as the first half entered injury time. Thomas Waldron and Cathal Hennelly tagged on two points for Davitts to level the score at 0-4 each at the break.

Cathal Hennelly opened the second half scoring for Davitts in the second minute with Alan Freeman equalising four minutes later.

Ronan McNamara and Alan Freeman traded points before Cathal Hennelly put Davitts ahead with a long range free in the thirteenth minute. A penalty awarded to Aghamore in the 22nd minute, which was expertly converted by Alan Freeman, was an ironic sucker punch for Davitts.

Cathal Hennelly pointed for Davitts and Ross Egan and Sean Og Tighe shot two late points for Aghamore to secure a three point win.

Best for Aghamore were Patrick Finnegan, an assured goalkeeper, Sean and David Kenny, Sean Og Tigue, Iarla Carty, Alan Freeman, Michael McNieve and Conor Lyons.

Best for Davitts were Adrian McNamara, Kieran Fahy, Thomas Waldron, Johnno Clarke, Declan Healy, Cathal Hennelly, Aidan McTigue and Ronan McNamara.

Aghamore: Patrick Finnegan, Sean Kenny, Niall Freeman, David Kenny, Sean Og Tighe (0-2), Iarla Carty, James McNieve, Alan Freeman (1-3), Colm Caulfield, Aidan Henry, Keith Cassidy, James Lyons, Conor Lyons (0-2), Ross Egan (0-1), Michael McNieve. Subs used: Darren Duffy, James Kilkenny.

Davitts: Adrian McNamara, Colm Roche, Cathal Higgins, Kieran Fahy, Thomas Waldron (0-1), Declan Healy, Johnno Clarke, Cathal Hennelly (0-4), Ronan McNamara (0-1), Keith Prendergast, Liam Kearns, Shane Treacy, Evan Ronane (0-2), Paul Caret, Michael Conroy. Subs used: Aidan McTigue, Josh Ronayne, Jack Ronayne, Micheal Mangan.

Referee: Jerome Henry.

May 9, 2017

Minors v Ballintubber – Match Report

On Friday evening the Minors had a very good 3-13 to 2-12 victory over Ballintubber in Ballindine after a great contest. Davitts had led by 1-8 to 0-3 with five minutes remaining in the first half but a purple spell by the visitors yielded 1-3 before the break and Davitts looked in trouble, as they led by 1-8 to 1-6 at the break after playing with the assistance of the wind.

The homeside however played some super football against the wind in the second half with Caelainn Mullee, Jordan Flanagan, Thomas Corless, Niall Kearns, Kieran Fahy, Jack Ronayne, James Ruane and the impressive Ryan McLoughlin in fine form.

Davitts: Caelainn Mullee, Aidan Macken Jordan Flanagan, Dimitri Trench, Thomas Corless (0-1), Niall Kearns (1-0), David Devane, Cian Naughton (0-1), Kieran Fahy, Conor Walsh, Jack Ronayne (0-5), Liam Macken, James Ruane (0-2), Ryan McLoughlin (2-1), Stephen Nyland (0-2). Subs used: Niall Treacy, Shane Waldron (0-1).

May 9, 2017

Juniors v Kilcommin – Match Report

Davitts Junior Team were defeated by table toppers Kilcommin, 7-11 to 1-15, in Glenamoy on Sunday. Most of the damage was done in the first twenty minutes with the homeside running riot and leading by 6-6 to 0-4 at this stage. Kilcommin led by 6-8 to 0-7 at halftime with Josh Ronayne, making his comeback after a lengthy absence through injury, in sparkling form up front for Davitts. He scored four points in the first half with Tommy Mitchell, Shane Mitchell and Patrick Keadin scoring a point each.

Davitts got very competitive in the second half and with Sean Waldron, Tommy Mitchell and sub John Heneghan winning the midfield battle. Josh Ronayne added four more points, Johnno Clarke netted and Martin Cosgrove, Sean Waldron, Liam Noone and John Heneghan all pointed in an encouraging second half display.

All of the Davitts players gave their all with Gerard McWalter, Patrick Keadin, Sean Waldron, Tommy Mitchell, Liam Noone and Josh Ronayne particularly impressive.

Davitts: Micheal Mangan, Gerard McWalter, John Costello, Kevin Gallagher, Martin Cosgrove (0-1), William Freeley, Patrick Keadin (0-1), Sean Waldron (0-1), Tommy Mitchell (0-1), John Kilkenny, Mattie Trench, Tommy Clarke, Josh Ronayne (0-8), Shane Mitchell (0-1), Liam Noone (0-1). Subs used: Johnno Clarke (1-0), John Heneghan (0-1), Daniel Huane, Kelan Cosgrove.

May 8, 2017

Fixtures for Week Commencing 8th May 2017

Monday May 8th, Minor League: Hollymount Carramore v Davitts in Carramore at 7pm.

Monday May 8th, U-12 League: Hollymount Carramore v Davitts in Hollymount at 7pm.

Tuesday May 9th, U-16 League: Islandeady v Davitts in Islandeady at 7pm.

Thurs May 11th, U-14 League Semi-Final: Davitts v Achill in Ballindine at 7pm.

Sat May 13th, Senior League Div 1A: Davitts v Aghamore in Ballindine at 7pm.

Sunday May 14th, Senior League Div 1D: Davitts v Charlestown in Ballindine at 12pm.

May 8, 2017

Seniors v Breaffy – Match Report (Championship Rd. 1)

Breaffy 4-18 Davitts 0-9

Breaffy put on a powerful show at home to Davitts in the first round of the Mayo Senior football Championship on Saturday with a hugely impressive 21 points routing of Davitts. Davitts could never come to grip with the homeside’s intensity and physicality. They dominated midfield through Aidan O Shea and Brian Howley but were on top in almost every other sector throughout this one sided game.

Conor O Shea opened the scoring for Breaffy in the second minute and James Minogue goaled a minute later after some excellent work by Eddie Conroy. The very impressive Gareth Dunne and Conor O Shea pointed as the homeside went six points clear before Evan Ronayne and Cathal Hennelly pointed for Davitts in the 8th and 10th minutes. Conor O Shea and Cathal Hennelly traded points before Breaffy took complete control. Gareth Dunne netted another goal for the homeside in the 14th minute and points from Conor O Shea, James Minogue (2) and Seamus O Shea had Breaffy ahead by 2-8 to 0-3 at the interval.

Cathal Hennelly, Davitts best player, opened the second half scoring in the first minute and this was cancelled out by an Eimhin Morrin point a minute later. Ronan McNamara and Cathal Hennelly for Davitts and Breaffy’s Conor O Shea and Eddie Conroy all pointed before Aidan O Shea completely killed the game off with a 14th minute goal.

Ronan McNamara and Daire Morrin swapped points before Conor O Shea and two from Liam Irwin extended Breaffy’s lead with ten minutes remaining. Shane Treacy landed a Davitts point but Conor O Shea capped a fine personal display with a fourth Breaffy goal with five minutes remaining. The same player and Liam Irwin added points before the end with Cathal Hennelly getting Davitts sole reply.

On this performance, Breaffy look like a serious contender for the county title this year and had superb performers all over the field especially from Daire Morrin, James Minogue, the three O Shea brothers, Brian Howley, the ageless Gerry Jennings, Gareth Dunne and sub Liam Irwin.

Davitts will want to quickly forget this game and only Cathal Hennelly, Colm Boyle, Andrew Peters, Thomas Waldron and Evan Ronane played up to the required standard.

Breaffy: Rob Hennelly, Colm Dravin, Dylan Cannon, Daire Morrin (0-1), Colm Kelly, Seamus O Shea (0-1), James Minogue (1-2), Aidan O Shea (1-0), Brian Howley, Michael Hall, Gerry Jennings, Eddie Conroy (0-1), Gareth Dunne (1-1), Conor O Shea (1-8), Kevin Curry (0-1). Subs used: Eimhin Morrin (0-1), Liam Irwin (0-3), Rory Martyn.

Davitts: Adrian McNamara, Colm Roche, Cathal Higgins, Kieran Fahy, Thomas Waldron, Declan Healy, Johnno Clarke, Colm Boyle, Ronan McNamara (0-2), Shane Treacy (0-1), Liam Kearns, Andrew Peters, Cathal Hennelly (0-5), Keith Prendergast, Evan Ronane (0-1). Subs used: Padraig Mangan, Michael Conroy, James Cummins, Jack Ronayne.

Referee: Ronan Gurren.

May 1, 2017

Juniors v Knockmore – Match Report

The Junior team made the journey to Knockmore on Sunday and were defeated, 1-9 to 1-5, after a very competitive game played in very difficult windy conditions.

Davitts played with the assistance of the strong wind in the first half but failed to take full advantage of it and led by a single point 0-5 to 0-4 at the break, with John Costello (2) and Shane Treacy (3) the scoregetters.

Davitts played much better in a low scoring second half but Knockmore tagged on a goal and two points to lead by four before a superb Shane Treacy goal in the 54th minute narrowed the gap to the minimum. Three late points by the homeside saw them through but they were made to work very hard by the battling Davitts side.

Micheal Mangan was impressive in goals and all of the backs defended heroically. William Freeley and Shane Mitchell did well at midfield while up front Shane Treacy had another excellent game.

Davitts: Micheal Mangan, Patrick Keadin, Lawrence Daly, Ger McWalter, Thomas Waldron, James Cummins, Johnno Clarke, William Freeley, Shane Mitchell, Shane Treacy (1-3), John Costello (0-2), John Kilkenny, Tommy Clarke, Tommy Mitchell, Jack Ronayne. Subs used: Ryan McLoughlin, JP Kirrane.

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