Charlestown 1-12 Davitts 0-8
Charlestown proved too strong for a battling Davitts team in this Mayo Senior Championship match played in Ballyhaunis on Sunday. Davitts will now face Ballaghaderreen in a relegation play off next Saturday in Claremorris.
Niall Treacy opened the scoring with a Davitts point in the first minute but wind assisted Charlestown fired over five points in the next ten minutes before Evan Ronane registered Davitts second score in the 11th minute. Two Niall Treacy points narrowed the deficit to two points as Davitts enjoyed their best of the game in the second quarter. A 24th minute Charlestown point was cancelled out by a similar Niall Treacy effort a minute later and Davitts thought they had narrowed the gap to a single point when Ronan McNamara fired over a superb long range free kick but this was signalled wide by an umpire to the amazement of most of the large attendance. Charlestown got the final score of the half, a 32nd minute point, to lead by 0-8 to 0-5 at the break.
The play became much scrappier in the second half with quality football at a premium as the exchanges got more heated. Both sides were guilty of some poor shooting and Charlestown opened the second half scoring with a 37th minute point. They sealed the game in the 43rd minute with a Paul Towey goal, after he appeared to foul his marker Tomas Ronayne in the build. Cathal Corless pointed for Davitts a minute later but two more Charlestown points put them eight up. Cathal Corless hit two more Davitts scores and Charlestown got one before the end of the game which was threatening to boil over with both sets of players frustrated by referee Vincent Neary who has had better games.
Davitts had very good performances from Charlie Phillips, Tomas Ronayne, Jack Trench, Fenton Kelly, Cathal Corless and Niall Treacy.
Davitts: Keith Prendergast, Charlie Phillips, Kieran Fahy, Micheal Hett, Dmitry Trench,Tomas Ronayne, Jack Trench, Cathal Higgins, Fenton Kelly, Cathal Corless (0-3), Evan Ronane (0-1), Shane Treacy, Niall Treacy (0-4), Ronan McNamara, Darragh McGale. Subs used: Liam Kearns, Johnno Clarke, Aidan Macken, Danny Corless, Brian Og McTigue.
Davitts 2-12 Ballinrobe 3-12
Ballinrobe and Davitts met in the County U-17 C Championship semi-final in Ballindine on Friday evening with the visitors winning by a goal after a terrific match. The unavailability of the injured Conor McDermott and Ciaran Treacy proved too much for Davitts to overcome but Ballinrobe had to pull out all the stops to earn their place in the final.
The game got off to a blistering start with two Ballinrobe points in the first minute, a second minute goal well finished for Davitts by Ronan Kelly, another Ballinrobe point in the 4th minute and the excellent Dylan Gallagher opening his account with a Davitts point in the fifth minute, the first of nine points he shot throughout the match. The next score was a Fionn McLoughlin point in the 13th minute but two Ballinrobe points and an 18th minute goal put the visitors three points up. Davitts rallied well and Dylan Gallagher (2) and Sean Keadin hit over three fine points before clever build up play between Dylan Gallagher and Fionn McLoughlin resulted in the latter being hauled down for a penalty in the 26th minute. Fionn McLoughlin coolly converted the spot kick. Ballinrobe fired over the last score of the half, a 28th minute point, to leave Davitts ahead by 2-6 to 1-7 at the break.
Dylan Gallagher scored the opening point of the second half in the 31st minute. Ballinrobe points in the 35th and 39th minutes reduced the deficit to a single point. A 42nd minute Dylan Gallagher point was cancelled out a minute later but in the 45th minute, Ballinrobe goaled for the second time. They added points in the 48th and 50th minutes to go four points ahead but Davitts responded well and three unanswered Dylan Gallagher points reduced the lead to a single point with the game entering injury time. Ballinrobe wrapped it up in the 61st minute with a very well worked third goal and though Tadhg Feerick got another Davitts point in the next minute, time ran out for the home side and Ballinrobe advanced to the final.
Davitts had super performances from Sean Keadin, Aaron Trench and Ethan Boyle in defence, Mark Birmingham at midfield and Dylan Gallagher, Fionn McLoughlin and Tadhg Feerick up front.
Davitts: Dylan O Brien, Sean Meehan, Brian Hett, Sean Keadin (0-1), Noah O Brien, Aaron Trench, Ethan Boyle, Mark Birmingham, Burke Briere, Brian Corless, Dylan Gallagher (0-9), Tadhg Feerick (0-1), Fionn McTigue, Fionn McLoughlin (1-1), Ronan Kelly (1-0). Subs used: Aaron CB, Conor Feerick.
Davitts 3-15 Islandeady 5-10
A never say die Islandeady team produced a storming last four minutes, scoring a goal and three points, to see them advance to the County U-15 G Championship final after a cracking match against Davitts in Ballindine on Tuesday evening. The same two teams had met a week earlier in Islandeady with Davitts winning by a very wide margin, but underage football can be very unpredictable and this game certainly proves that. Poor shooting by the home side and terrific displays from Islandeady’s keeper and one outstanding forward in particular proved to be major factors towards the outcome of this game.
After the visitors opened the scoring with a first minute point, Davitts shot two goals and four points in a six minute scoring blitz, Adam Rattigan and Noah O Brien with the goals and Aaron CB (2), Cillian Kearns and Noah O Brien notching the points. Islandeady replied with an eighth minute point but the next score was an Aaron CB goal, after a fine run in the 12th minute. A 15th minute goal for the visitors narrowed the deficit but further points for Davitts by Tadhg Feerick, Adam Rattigan, Sean Clarke, Noah O Brien and Aaron CB had extended Davitts lead to ten points with five minutes remaining in the first half. Islandeady finished the half well and a goal in the 25th minute followed by two quick points halved the Davitts lead before an Aaron CB point in the 29th minute left Davitts ahead by 3-10 to 3-4 at halftime.
Islandeady started the second half well and a goal and three points in the opening eight minutes had the sides level. Davitts were rattled but they responded well with unanswered points from Tadhg Feerick (2), Aaron CB, Cillian Kearns and Aaron O Dea between the 39th and 54th minute. A terrific late salvo by the visitors which yielded a goal in the 57th minute and points in the 58th and 60th minutes levelled the match before they took the lead to grab a place in the final a minute into stoppage time.
Davitts will be very disappointed and although all of the team played very well in spells, their performance was also quite flat at times and Islandeady capitalised.
Davitts: Aaron O Dea (0-1), Sean Clarke (0-1), Jason Boyle, Luke Rattigan, Tadhg Feerick (0-3), Malachy Devane, Noah O Brien (1-2), Dylan Gormally, Peter Kilkenny, Aaron CB (1-5), Odhran O Conaire, Adam Rattigan (1-1), Cillian Kearns (0-2). Sub used: Pierce Diskin.
Davitts 2-9 Castlebar Mitchels 0-17
Castlebar Mitchels and Davitts met in the second round of the Senior Championship on Sunday in Ballindine with the visitors prevailing by two points. While there was no denying that the better team won, the young Davitts team put up a spirited display, battling hard right up to the final whistle.
Davitts got off to a brilliant start and had the ball in the Castlebar net in the third minute with Niall Treacy converting from the penalty spot after full forward Ronan McNamara, a menacing presence at full forward, was fouled. Niall Treacy and Evan Ronane added points in the 5th and 6th minutes before the visitors found their feet. Castlebar rattled off eight unanswered points in the next twenty two minutes but points from Niall Treacy and Evan Ronane left a point separating the sides at the interval.
Castlebar extended their lead to three points with scores in the 34th and 35th minutes. Niall Treacy pulled one back for the homeside but Castlebar added four more points in the next fifteen minutes to go six clear and looking set to coast to a comfortable victory. Davitts fought back impressively however with Niall Treacy pointing in the 51st and 52nd minutes. Castlebar shot a 54th minute point but Davitts responded with a goal of the highest quality, Fenton Kelly supplying Ronan McNamara with a long ball and Mac fielded it superbly, turned and hit an unstoppable shot into the top corner of the net from twenty metres, to close the gap to two points. Castlebar rallied with points in the 58th and 60th minutes which were cancelled out by two similar scores from the trusty boot of Niall Treacy in injury time. Davitts still had time left but they couldn’t manufacture a goal chance and the Mitchels hung on to win by two points.
Davitts, who need to defeat Charlestown in the final group game to avoid a relegation play-off were best served by Charlie Phillips, Tomas Ronayne, Fenton Kelly, Niall Treacy and Ronan McNamara.
Davitts:Keith Prendergast, Micheal Hett, Charlie Phillips, Kieran Fahy, Dmitry Trench, Tomas Ronayne, Jordan Flanagan, Cathal Higgins, Fenton Kelly, Johnno Clarke, Evan Ronane (0-2), Shane Treacy, Niall Treacy (1-6), Ronan McNamara (1-1), Cathal Corless. Subs used: Aidan Macken, Liam Kearns, Jack Trench, Jack Melvin, Brian Og McTigue.
Davitts 7-14 Bonniconlon 6-10
Davitts U-15s hosted Bonniconlon in the Championship on Tuesday evening and they played out an entertaining game with the home side emerging victorious. In Aaron O Dea and Aaron CB up front Davitts possessed two lethal finishers and, with Tadhg Feerick, Noah O Brien, Dylan Gormally and Sean Clarke also in top form, Davitts have secured a semi-final spot before they play Islandeady in the final round robin game.
Tadhg Feerick with three points and Odhran O Conaire set Davitts on their way with early points. Goals from Aaron O Dea (2) and a goal and three points from Aaron CB saw Davitts lead by 3-7 to 1-5 at halftime.
The visitors were much improved in the second half but Davitts always managed to keep them at arm’s length. Bonniconlon breached the Davitts defence for five second half goals which will worry the Davitts management team of Pat Kearns, Joe O Dea and Michael Waldron. Davitts however stayed ahead with Aaron O Dea bagging 3-3, Aaron CB 1-3 and Peter Kilkenny 0-1 in the second half to see the homeside through by seven points.
Davitts: Ronan Hett, Jason Boyle, Noah O Brien, Luke Rattigan, Sean Clarke, Malachy Devane, Tadhg Feerick (0-3), Dylan Gormally, Aaron O Dea (5-3), Cillian Kearns, Odhran O Conaire (0-1), Adam Rattigan, Aaron CB (2-6). Subs used: Peter Kilkenny (0-1), Pierce Diskin.
Garrymore 2-10 Davitts 0-7
An early scoring blitz, when they scored a goal and four points in the first nine minutes, gave Garrymore the perfect platform to go on to win rather comfortably against a battling Davitts team in the opening round of the Senior Championship in Garrymore on Saturday evening. A tricky wind and the greasy underfoot conditions made it difficult to play good football but the physically stronger home side adapted better in front of the large attendance.
Darren Quinn opened the scoring with a point in the first minute. Cathal Slattery kicked two great points in the 3rd and 5th minutes before Mark Gibbons finished off a sweeping move to goal in the 7th minute. David Dolan, who had a powerful game for the homeside, pointed in the 9th minute. Garrymore kicked some bad wides in the next eight minutes before Davitts midfielder Ronan McNamara fired over his side’s first score in the 17th minute. Davitts chances had been dealt a severe blow when their inspirational captain Colm Boyle had to leave the action after picking up a leg injury. Davitts had points in the 24th and 26th minutes from Niall Treacy and Evan Ronane but a David Dolan point just before the break left the home side ahead by 1-5 to 0-3 at halftime.
Patrick Hession opened the second half scoring with a 33rd minute point which was matched by the impressive Niall Treacy three minutes later. Cathal Slattery kicked a great point for Garrymore in the 43rd minute but Niall Treacy points in the 44th and 46th minutes narrowed the deficit to four points. Darren Quinn pointed for the homeside in the 51st minute and Micheal Connolly goaled for them in the 54th minute after another excellent move. Darren Quinn and Jimmy Killeen pointed for Garry with Niall Treacy firing over for Davitts who could not breach an impressive home defence for the goal they badly required. A second yellow card for Ronan McNamara left Davitts down to fourteen men for the last few minutes before referee John Glavey blew the full time whistle.
Garrymore had top performers in Colin Commins, Caolan Crowe, Patrick Hession, Ciaran McGrath, David Dolan, Cathal Slattery and Aaron Hughes.
Davitts best were Charlie Phillips, Dmitry Trench, Ronan McNamara, Johnno Clarke, Shane Treacy and Niall Treacy.
Davitts will host Castlebar Mitchels in the next round on Sunday while Garrymore are away to Charlestown.
Garrymore: Brian Lynskey, Colin Commins, Caolan Crowe, Patrick Hession (0-1), Micheal Connolly (1-0), Ciaran McGrath, Shane Nally, David Dolan (0-2), Kenneth Lydon, Cathal Slattery (0-3), Brendan Walsh, Darren Quinn (0-3), Mark Gibbons (1-0), Aaron Hughes, Trevor Nally. Subs used: Jimmy Killeen (0-1), Ronan Quinn.
Davitts: Keith Prendergast, Jordan Flanagan, Charlie Phillips, Tomas Ronayne, Dmitry Trench, Cathal Higgins, Aidan Macken, Ronan McNamara (0-1), Fenton Kelly, Johnno Clarke, Evan Ronane (0-1),Shane Treacy, Niall Treacy (0-5), Darragh McGale, Colm Boyle. Subs used: Fionnan Gallagher, Cathal Corless, Liam Kearns, Danny Corless, Kieran Fahy.
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