Davitts Minors played Carras in the South Mayo A Final in Claremorris on Friday evening with the Garrymore/Kilmaine outfit running out convincing winners on a 2-17 to 0-5 scoreline. Carras were dominant throughout the game and had built up a 1-9 to 0-4 halftime lead. Jack Devane (2), Stephen Nyland and Cian Naughton got the Davitts scores.
Stephen Nyland opened the second half scoring with a third minute point but Carras pulled away adding a goal and eight points to their tally to take the title in style.
Davitts kept plugging away with Jordan Flanagan, Fenton Kelly, Dave Devane, Dimitry Trench, Zack Keadin, Jack Devane and Niall Treacy battling hard but the result was never in doubt.
Davitts: Gavin Ring, Jordan Flanagan, David Devane, Oisin O Connor, Sean Feerick, Niall Kearns, Fenton Kelly, Dimitry Trench, Cian Naughton (0-1), Dean Moran, James Ruane, Zack Keadin, Jack Devane (0-2), Stephen Nyland (0-2), Niall Treacy. Subs used: Conor Walsh, Gary Bourke, Fionan Gallagher, Shane Waldron.
Davitts Junior team got their Division 4 league campaign back on tracks with an impressive 1-21 to 2-9 victory over Ballintubber in Ballindine on Saturday evening.
Davitts, playing with the breeze in the first half, went in at the break ahead by 1-9 to 2-4. Liam Kearns (4), Mattie Trench, Shane Mitchell, Tommy Clarke, Dara O Flaherty and Liam Noone were the point scorers with Dara O Flaherty goaling after good work by John Kilkenny.
Ballintubber started the second half brightly but the Davitts defence contained the Tubber forwards well. Shane Mitchell and Johnno Clarke began to dominate around midfield, while the forwards shot twelve points in an excellent display of teamwork, through Liam Kearns (7), Tommy Clarke, Brian Clarke, Dara O Flaherty, Mattie Trench and Paul Carey to ease Davitts relegation worries.
Outstanding for Davitts were Brian Clarke, James Cummins, Shane Mitchell, Mattie Trench, Liam Kearns, Dara O Flaherty and John Kilkenny.
Davitts: David Mitchell, Brian Clarke (0-1), John Costello, Lawrence Daly, Martin Cosgrove, James Cummins, Shane Treacy, Shane Mitchell (0-1), Johnno Clarke, Mattie Trench (0-2), Liam Kearns (0-11), Liam Noone (0-1), Dara O Flaherty (1-2), John Kilkenny, Tommy Clarke (0-2). Subs used: Paul Carey (0-1), Aidan Macken.
Davitts GAA Club will hold a Cul Camp from Monday, July 30th to Friday, August 3rd. Activities commence at 10am and finish at 2.30 pm each day.
The Camp is for boys and girls aged between 6-13 years with coaching and games provided for in football, hurling and rounders.
The cost of the Camp is €60 for the 1st child, €50 for the 2nd child and €40 for the 3rd and subsequent children.
Free GAA gear and backpack for all the participants.
You can book your place online at kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie.
You can also register children at the Clubhouse on the morning before the Camp commences.
Enquiries to the co-ordainator Darina Daly at 087-9578934.
All are welcome…
A very understrength Davitts U-16 team were defeated, 4-17 to 2-11, by Mayo Gaels in the Mayo B Championship in Ballindine on Tuesday evening. A stronger Mayo Gaels outfit deserved their win after an open game of football.
The game marked the return of Davitts goalkeeper Gavin Ring who had a lengthly absence from football through illness and he aquitted himself well.
Fionan Gallagher had a brilliant game in defence for Davitts with Thomas Ronayne, Brian Bermingham, Niall Treacy, Jack Devane, Fenton Kelly and sub Zack Keadin also playing solidly.
Davitts: Gavin Ring, Fionan Gallagher, Davey Hennessy, Thomas Ronayne, John Wallace, Brian Bermingham, Niall Treacy (1-5), Sean Feerick, Jack Devane (0-5), Fenton Kelly (1-0), Dylan Gallagher, Bon Glynn, Jack Melvin (0-1). Subs used: Mark Bermingham, Zack Keadin, Dylan Walsh, Stephen Rattigan.
Mon July 16th, U-12 Summer League: Mayo Gaels v Davitts in Mayo Abbey at 7pm.
Tues July 17th, Mayo U-16 B Championship: Davitts v Mayo Gaels in Ballindine at 7pm.
Friday July 20th, South Mayo Minor A Final: Davitts v Carras in Claremorris at 7pm.
Sat July 21st, Senior League Div 4: Davitts v Ballintubber in Ballindine at 7pm.
The U-16 team lost to Kiltimagh by 4-14 to 2-13 in a cracking County B Championship match played in Ballindine on Tuesday evening. While both teams were understrength for this game, Davitts were dealt a severe blow after eighteen minutes when Micheal Hett and Fenton Kelly, two players that were on top of their game, were involved in a nasty clash of heads causing both players to leave the field. Fenton returned at the start of the second half but Micheal had to sit out the remainder of the game.
Kiltimagh led at the break by 1-6 to 1-4 with Fenton Kelly (0-1), Jack Trench (0-1), Niall Treacy (0-1), Brian Og McTigue (0-1) and Joe Prendergast (1-0) getting the scores for the homeside, but the Davitts attack missed a lot with some poor shooting.
An early Davitts goal by Fenton Kelly, after a tremendous run from Thomas Ronayne, three minutes into the second half gave them a lift and five minutes later they were awarded a penalty. Fenton Kelly’s well struck kick was superbly saved by the Kiltimagh keeper, one of several top class saves he made throughout the game. This save inspired his team-mates and Kiltimagh went on to win by a flattering seven point margin.
As well as Hett and Kelly, Davitts had fine performances from Fionan Gallagher, Thomas Ronayne, Sean Feerick, Jack Trench and Niall Treacy.
Davitts: Tristan Diskin, Fionan Gallagher (0-1), Micheal Hett, Brian Og McTigue (0-1), Thomas Ronayne, Charlie Phillips, John Wallace, Sean Feerick, Joe Prendergast (1-0), Fenton Kelly (1-2), Jack Trench (0-3), Niall Treacy (0-3), Zack Keadin (0-1). Subs used: Jack Melvin (0-1), Davy Hennessy, Dylan Gallagher (0-1), Ryan Birmingham.
Davitts hosted local rivals Carras in Division 2 of the Minor League on Friday evening and it was the visitors that prevailed, winning by 1-16 to 1-11 after an exciting game.
Carras led by a point at the break, 1-7 to 1-6, with Niall Treacy netting for the homeside when he rose highest to flick a long delivery over the head of the advancing Carras goalkeeper. The exchanges were tough and at this stage it would have been difficult to predict the outcome.
A purple spell for the visitors midway through the second half in which they shot five unanswered points sealed the win for an impressive Carras outfit.
Davitts best players on this occasion were Joe Prendergast, Fentan Kelly, Niall Kearns, Dimitry Trench, Cian Naughton, Niall Treacy and Stephen Nyland, making a welcome return from an ankle injury after a long lay off.
Davitts: Joe Prendergast, Jordan Flanagan, David Devane, Sean Feerick, Niall Kearns (0-1), Fentan Kelly (0-4), Dimitry Trench (0-1), Cian Naughton (0-1), Zack Keadin, James Ruane (0-1), Conor Walsh, Niall Treacy (1-0), Stephen Nyland (0-3). Subs used: Dean Moran, Oisin O Connor, Shane Waldron, Jack Trench.