Fri July 2nd, Michael Walsh SFL: Davitts v Charlestown in Ballindine at 7pm
Davitts 1-5 Aghamore 3-9
Aghamore Junior footballers made the trip to Ballindine a fruitful one on Sunday when they defeated Davitts by 3-9 to 1-5 in round two of the Mayo Junior A Championship. Davitts had led by 1-4 to 0-3 at halftime and looked the stronger team in the first half but the visitors played some excellent football in the second half to claim the victory.
A second minute Brian Clarke goal, after good work by Liam Kearns, gave Davitts the dream start and they added points from Fearghal McGrath (2), Fionnan Gallagher and Liam Kearns before the interval and their half time lead of four points was deserved.
After the break Aghamore began to get a grip at midfield and their attack, so well marshalled in the opening period, began to turn on the style. Aghamore outscored Davitts by 3-6 to 0-1 in a clinical second half display.
Davitts best players in this game were Micheal Hett, Lawrence Daly, Padraig Mangan, Tomas Ronayne, Jamie Mullee, Danny Corless, Liam Kearns and Fearghal McGrath.
Davitts: Tristan Diskin, Micheal Hett, Lawrence Daly, Jordan Flanagan, Fionnan Gallagher (0-1), Padraig Mangan, Brian Clarke (1-0), Shane Mitchell, Liam Macken, Tomas Ronayne, Liam Kearns (0-1), Jamie Mullee, Fearghal McGrath (0-3), Danny Corless, Ryan McLoughlin. Subs used: Shane Treacy, Donie Ronayne, Richie Kilkenny, Tom Corless, Jack Trench, Joe Prendergast.
Davitts U-13’s made it two wins out of three with a 7-19 to 4-3 win over Erris St Pats in Ballindine on Thursday evening.
The Erris boys showed no ill effects after their long journey and got off to a good start. They led by 1-2 to 0-2 after eight minutes. Davitts, with Aaron Conneely-Basham and Aaron O Dea getting on top at midfield, began to come to grips with their opponents and by half time they had built up a 3-8 to 2-2 lead.
The greasy conditions made it difficult to play good football but all credit to both teams who played with great enthusiasm throughout the game. Davitts, sharper in attack, pulled away in the end but the game was not nearly as one sided as the scoreline suggests.
Loughlin Derby was solid in the Davitts goals with the tigerish Adam Rattigan, Jack Brogan, Oran McTigue and Ramin Habibi, who had a stormer, in top form in defence. The two Aarons, O Dea and Conneely-Basham were excellent at midfield and together with the Devane brothers Matthew and Cormac, Odhran O Connaire and Luke Rattigan kept the scoreboard operator busy throughout the game. Ronan Hett, a six goal hero in the last game, sat this one out except for a five minute cameo role towards the end of the game.
Keep up the good work lads and the management team of David Mitchell, Joe O Dea, Colm O Connaire and Thomas Corless.
Davitts junior team recorded their second win in the South Championship when they defeated Ballinrobe by 2-12 to 3-4 after an entertaining match played in sunny Ballindine on Wednesday evening.
Davitts midfielder Liam Macken, who had a brilliant game, opened the scoring in the third minute with a superb individual goal. Ballinrobe replied with a similar score a minute later. Shane Treacy pointed in the 7th minute but a second Ballinrobe goal in the 9th minute put the visitors ahead. They added a point to extend the lead before three Shane Treacy scores in the 12th, 19th and 23rd minutes levelled the game. There was only one more score in the first half, a third Ballinrobe goal, to see them lead by 3-1 to 1-4 at halftime.
A youthful Davitts side, full of running, took control of the game after the break with Shane Mitchell, Liam Macken and Jamie Mullee winning a lot of ball in the midfield sector. The third quarter saw Davitts shooting six points with Shane Treacy getting four and Ryan McLoughlin scoring two with Ballinrobe just managing one point. Ryan McLoughlin converted a 53rd minute penalty with aplomb after the hard working Danny Corless was taken down. Ballinrobe threw everything they had at the homeside but Davitts young defence, well marshalled by Padraig Mangan, and by this stage containing five players from last year’s minor team, were not going to be easily breached. Ballinrobe did get two points but these scores were cancelled out by two from the accurate Shane Treacy who along with Ryan McLoughlin, terrorised the Ballinrobe defence all evening.
Davitts: Tristan Diskin, Lar Daly, Micheal Hett, Fionnan Gallagher, Padraig Mangan, Jordan Flanagan, Liam Macken (1-0), Shane Mitchell, Jamie Mullee, Shane Treacy (0-10), John Macken, Danny Corless, Ryan McLoughlin (1-2). Subs used: Brian Clarke, Tomas Ronayne, Brian Og McTigue, Jack Trench, Richie Kilkenny.
Davitts had their first outing in the New Junior A Championship away to Ballina on Sunday. The home side were victors by 1-9 to 1-5, a late goal and point clinching the win. Both sides were guilty of some poor shot selection and shooting with Davitts probably the bigger culprits.
The sides were level at halftime, Ballina 0-5 to Davitts 1-2, with a tremendous individual goal by Liam Kearns just before halftime being the highlight. The same player and Liam Macken had got the two points but the attack squandered several good scoring chances.
Ballina scored three points with Liam Kearns getting two for Davitts before the second water break. Ballina doubled their lead to two points with five minutes remaining. Liam Kearns pointed in the 59th minute to leave the minimum between the sides but as Davitts threw everything into attack in the final minutes, Ballina broke and got a classic counter attacking goal to finish off the brave Davitts challenge.
The Davitts defence were superb throughout with Fionnan Gallagher outstanding. Tristan Diskin, Micheal Hett, Padraig Mangan, Shane Mitchell, Liam Macken , Danny Corless and Liam Kearns were best for Davitts in this game.
Davitts: Tristan Diskin, Micheal Hett, Lar Daly, Jordan Flanagan, Fionnan Gallagher, Padraig Mangan, John Macken, Shane Mitchell, Liam Macken (0-1), Danny Corless, Liam Kearns (1-4), Tommy Clarke, Richie Kilkenny, Fearghal McGrath, Ryan McLoughlin. Subs used: Brian Birmingham, Brian Og McTigue.
Davitts 0-14 Shrule Glencorrib 2-6
Davitts and Shrule Glencorrib met in the O Mara Cup in Ballindine on Saturday evening with Davitts edging the tie by two points. The game was played in ideal conditions and the issue was in the balance right up to the final whistle.
Davitts led by 0-5 to 1-1 at halftime with both sets of defenders on top. The Davitts scorers in that half were Evan Ronane, Shane Treacy, Liam Kearns (2) and Ronan McNamara.
Davitts outscored Shrule Glencorrib by 0-5 to 0-3 in the third quarter with well taken points from Darragh McGale, Ronan Mac, Shane Treacy, Evan Ronane and Jack Ronayne. Liam Macken could consider himself extremely unlucky in the 42nd minute when he had a superb goal harshly disallowed. This let off seemed to spur Shrule Glencorrib and a 48th minute goal for them levelled the game.
Tommy Waldron and Jack Ronayne shot two points for the homeside but the visitors cancelled them out with two great points in the 57th and 59th minutes. Davitts showed their mettle however and deservedly scored two more points before the final whistle, two brilliant scores from Evan Ronane, to win the game.
Best for Davitts were Patrick Keadin, Tommy Waldron, Aidan and Liam Macken, Liam Kearns, Jack Ronayne and Evan Ronane.
Davitts: Keith Prendergast, Patrick Keadin, Cathal Higgins, Kieran Fahy, Liam Macken, Tommy Waldron (0-1), Dmitry Trench, Ronan McNamara (0-2), Aidan Macken, Josh Ronayne, Liam Kearns (0-2), Jack Ronayne (0-2), Shane Treacy (0-2), Darragh McGale (0-1), Evan Ronane (0-4). Subs used: Jamie Mullee, Ryan McLoughlin, Padraig Mangan.
Davitts and Balla met in the U-17B Championship on Friday evening in Ballindine with Balla coming out on top by 3-12 to 1-14 after a fine game.
Davitts were the better team in the first half and led by 1-8 to 1-4 at the interval, Cathal Corless the goalscorer in the 25th minute.
Balla began to get on top in the second half as they set about closing the gap. Some wayward shooting didn’t help their cause but a goal from a penalty in the 43rd minute finally got them on level terms. A minute later they took the lead for the first time since the 3rd minute and had extended that lead to seven points before three late Davitts points narrowed the deficit to four points at the final whistle.
Best for Davitts were Sean Keadin, Conor Feerick, Jack Melvin, Cathal Corless, Conor McDermott, Dylan Gallagher and Fionn McLoughlin.
Davitts: Dylan O Brien, Aaron Trench, Sean Keadin (0-1), Sean Meehan, Conor Feerick (0-1), Jack Melvin (0-1), Ethan Boyle, Cathal Corless (1-6), Mark Birmingham, Ronan Kelly, Conor McDermott (0-1), Ciaran Treacy, Dylan Gallagher (0-4), Harry Fallon, Fionn McLoughlin. Sub used: Brian Corless.
Davitts and Shrule Glencorrib met in the first round of the U-15 C Championship in Ballindine on Tuesday evening with Davitts coming out on top by 3-12 to 3-8 after a very competitive match. Shrule Glencorrib got the perfect start scoring 2-1 in the opening five minutes. Midfielder Conor McDermott goaled for Davitts in the eighth minute and this score settled his teammates. Davitts were trailing by a point at half time, 2-3 to 2-2, Ronan Kelly bagging the second goal and Fionn McTigue and Ciaran Treacy pointing.
Shrule Glencorrib opened the second scoring with two points to extend their lead with Brian Corless and Conor McDermott replying with two points in the 34th and 37th minutes. The visitors pointed again but seven unanswered Davitts points from Ciaran Treacy (3), Conor McDermott (2), Aaron O Dea and Dylan Gormally, put Davitts five ahead before Shrule Glencorrib scored again, a 49th minute point.
A fine Brian Corless goal for Davitts in the fiftieth minute extended their lead to seven points but Shrule Glencorrib fought back again and scored a goal and a point before Davitts Aaron O Dea fired over the game’s final score to clinch a hard earned victory.
Best for Davitts were Dylan and Noah O Brien, Ethan Boyle, Aaron Conneely Basham, Brian Hett, Conor McDermott, Brian Corless, Ciaran Treacy and subs Dylan Gormally and Aaron O Dea.
Davitts: Dylan O Brien, Ethan Boyle, Ben Corless, Aaron Conneely Basham, Brian Hett, Noah O Brien, Conor McDermott (1-3), Brian Corless (1-1), Ronan Kelly (1-0), Ciaran Treacy (0-4), Fionn McTigue (0-1), Peter Kilkenny, Michael Hyland. Subs used: Dylan Gormally (0-1), Aaron O Dea (0-2).