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).
Ballinrobe 2-13 Davitts 1-11
Ballinrobe hosted Davitts in the first round of the O Mara Cup on Saturday with the homeside winning an exciting match by five points.
Ballinrobe got off to a flying start with a goal after thirty seconds. They had added two points to their tally before Evan Ronane (2), Josh Ronayne, Shane Treacy and Jack Ronayne pointed for Davitts to tie the game after fifteen minutes. Ballinrobe played some superb football in the second quarter and they kicked four unanswered points and a goal in the 29th minute to race into a seven point lead. Jack Ronayne and Darragh McGale pointed for the visitors just before the break leaving Ballinrobe ahead by 2-6 to 0-7 at halftime.
Ballinrobe opened the second half scoring with a fourth minute point to extend their lead to six points before Davitts played their best football of the evening. Shane Treacy pointed in the fifth minute and the same player and Darragh McGale combined three minutes later for a well taken McGale goal. Davitts spurned a number of good goal chances but two points from Evan Ronane in the 11th and 12th minutes levelled the game. Ballinrobe took control of the game again and scored six fine points in the last twelve minutes with Shane Treacy kicking Davitts sole reply.
This was a lively and well contested game with Tommy Waldron, Ronan McNamara, Jack Ronayne, Shane Treacy, Darragh McGale, Evan Ronane and Dmitry Trench impressing for Davitts.
Davitts: Keith Prendergast, Patrick Keadin, Cathal Higgins, Kieran Fahy, Aidan Macken, Tommy Waldron, Tomas Ronayne, Ronan McNamara, Jack Ronayne (0-2), Shane Treacy (0-3), Liam Kearns, Jamie Mullee, Josh Ronayne (0-1), Darragh McGale (1-1), Evan Ronane (0-4).
Subs used: Dmitry Trench, Jordan Flanagan, Brian Clarke, Liam Macken.
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