Ballindine, Co. Mayo

Month: August 2023

August 30, 2023

U-17 v Carras match report

Davitts 1-11  Carras 0-11

Davitts hosted Carras in the South Mayo U-17 B Championship on Tuesday evening with the home side shading an extremely close tie by three points. A superbly taken goal by Dylan Gormley early in the second half and two brilliant penalty saves by Davitts keeper Dylan O Brien saw Davitts maintain their 100% record in the competition. The game really could have swung either way and both sides deserve credit for providing such exciting fare for the large attendance.

Carras started off in great style and struck four points in the first nine minutes. The dynamic Conor McDermott opened the scoring for Davitts in the 12th minute but Carras replied with a 17th minute point. Ronan Kelly got on the scoresheet with a nice point a minute later for Davitts but a similar score for the visitors in the 23rd minute restored their four point lead. Davitts finished the half with a flourish and points from Aaron CB, Ronan Kelly and Ciaran Treacy left Carras ahead by 0-6 to 0-5 at the break, a scoreline that flattered the homeside.

Ronan Kelly levelled the game in the first minute of the second half and the same player put Davitts ahead for the first time with another well taken point in the 32nd minute. Davitts were on top now and attacking in waves and after great work by Ciaran Treacy, Dylan Gormley fired home an unstoppable shot from twenty metres to put the homeside four clear. A minute later Carras were awarded a penalty after they had strung together a great passing move but the spot kick was well saved by Dylan O Brien. Carras points in the 38th and 40th minutes narrowed the gap and the visitors were denied a goal, and the lead, after another superb Dylan O Brien save in the 41st minute. A Ronan Kelly score in the 42nd minute left a goal between the sides as the game entered the final quarter. A 46th minute Carras point was matched by Dylan Gormley in the 48th minute. Ciaran Treacy put Davitts four up with ten minutes left but Carras scores in the 51st and 54th minutes narrowed the deficit to two points. The visitors were awarded their second penalty in the 58th minute but Dylan O Brien produced a brilliant save to keep his side ahead. Tadhg Feerick shot the final score of the game, a 59th minute point, as Davitts held on to win by a goal.

Davitts had terrific performances from Dylan O Brien, Noah O Brien and Conor McDermott (0-1) in defence with Ben Corless, Sean Clarke, Brian Hett and Ethan Boyle all playing their part to keep the Carras attack at bay. Dylan Burke and Burke Briere were very effective at midfield while the forward line of Tadhg Feerick (0-1), Dylan Gormley (1-1), Fionn McTigue, Ciaran Treacy (0-2), Ronan Kelly (0-5) and Aaron CB (0-1), moved and combined very impressively. Brian Corless, Aaron O Dea and Cillian Kearns did well when they were introduced.

August 23, 2023

U-17 v Mayo Gaels match report

Mayo Gaels 1-5  Davitts 3-16

Davitts U-17 team made it two wins in a row in the South Mayo B Championship with a big win away to Mayo Gaels on Tuesday evening. Davitts led by three points at half time but really turned on the style in the second period with strong displays throughout the team.

Ciaran Treacy opened the scoring with a goal in the second minute after a strong run by Conor McDermott. Mayo Gaels pointed a minute later but Davitts extended their lead to five with points from Burke Briere and two from Ronan Kelly before Mayo Gaels pointed in the 11th and 13th minutes and struck for a goal of their own in the 15th minute to level the game. Davitts points from Ciaran Treacy, Aaron CB and Tadhg Feerick in the second quarter left them in front by 1-6 to 1-3 at the break.

Davitts started the second half brightly and points from Dylan Burke and two courtesy of Aaron CB in the first four minutes extended the lead to six points. Great work by Aaron CB created a brilliant Dylan Gormally goal in the 36th minute and the same player added a point in the 37th minute. Mayo Gaels pulled a point back in the 45th minute but Davitts surged forward and a cracking goal by Aaron CB and points from Ciaran Treacy (3), Fionn McTigue and Ronan Kelly followed before the homeside scored again, a point in the 53rd minute. Davitts added two more points before the final whistle, Ciaran Treacy and Aaron CB the suppliers, to finish off a good display.

Dylan O Brien was a dominant goalkeeper and Ben Corless had a great game at corner back, ably assisted by Sean Clarke and Cillian Kearns in the fullback line. Noah O Brien, Tadhg Feerick (0-1) and the superb Conor McDermott formed an impressive halfback line. Burke Briere (0-1) and Dylan Burke (0-1) had a great battle with a strong Mayo Gaels pairing at midfield. Ronan Kelly (0-3), Dylan Gormally (1-1) and Fionn McTigue (0-1) worked tirelessly in the half forward line as did Aaron O Dea in the corner with Ciaran Treacy (1-4) and Aaron CB (1-4) causing havoc up front.

August 20, 2023

Intermediate C’ship v Parke KC match report

Davitts 1-11  Parke Keelogues Crimlin 1-13

A storming last twenty five minute display from a never say die PKC side saw them overturn an eight point deficit to earn the two group points in this first round of the Mayo Intermediate Championship played in Ballindine on Saturday evening. Davitts, leading by 0-7 to 0-4 at halftime, had added a goal and two points to their tally in the first five minutes of the second half and appeared to be cruising but they completely took their foot off the pedal and the visitors took advantage, chipping away at the lead as the momentum swung around dramatically. PKC scored some splendid points in the second half and will be delighted with the win while Davitts will have to dust themselves down and prepare for a tough battle away to Bonniconlon in two weeks time.

Dylan Gallagher opened the scoring with a 2nd minute point which was cancelled out by Sean Sweeney two minutes later. In the eighth minute Davitts strung together a superb move involving Liam Kearns, Colm Boyle, Jack Melvin and Niall Treacy whose goal attempt was superbly saved by Conor McDonnell the PKC keeper. Fenton Kelly pointed the resultant 45 to put Davitts ahead. Cian Donohue shot an equaliser for PKC in the 14th minute but two points from Fenton Kelly and Colm Boyle in the 15th and 16th minutes put Davitts two clear. PKC instantly replied with two well taken points from Sean Sweeney and Darragh Reilly to tie the game again. Davitts got on top and although they spurned a couple of great goal chances, they scored three good points via Darragh McGale and Niall Treacy (2) to lead by three at the break.

Davitts got off to a flying start to the second half albeit with a huge slice of luck. A Jack Melvin effort for a point in the 3rd minute dropped short but the PKC keeper was adjudged to have caught the ball over the goal line and Davitts were awarded the three pointer. A rattled PKC side were hit with two points in the next minute from Niall Treacy and Dylan Gallagher to put the home side ahead by eight. Very few in the large attendance could envisage what was going to happen in the next twenty five minutes. PKC had points from Cian Donohue, Darragh Reilly, Ronan Reilly, Ronan Carolan, Simran Singh and Simon Cloherty between the 38th and 48th minutes to leave just two between the sides. Cathal Corless shot a classy point for Davitts in the 52nd minute but following an error in the Davitts defence, PKC were awarded a penalty a minute later which was hammered home by Darragh Reilly to level the game. Cathal Corless restored Davitts lead in the 56th minute but PKC equalised in the next minute with a fine Ronan Carolan score. Two superb injury time points by Simran Singh finally swung the game in PKC’s favour.

PKC had fine performances from Cian Lynch, Aaron McHale, Ronan Reilly, Darragh Reilly, Simran Singh and Ronan Carolan.

Best for Davitts were Jordan Flanagan, Cathal Corless, Fenton Kelly, Brian Og McTigue, Dylan Gallagher, Niall Treacy and Colm Boyle.

PKC: Conor McDonnell, Mark Walsh, Paul Moran, Aaron Moran, Cian Lynch, Aaron McHale, Cian McHale, Jack Doocey, Ronan Reilly (0-1), Darragh Reilly (1-2), Cathal Keaveney, Sean Sweeney (0-2), Simran Singh (0-3), Ronan Carolan (0-2), Cian Donohue (0-2). Subs: Simon Cloherty (0-1)

Davitts: Ronan McNamara, Cathal Higgins, Jordan Flanagan, Sean Keadin, Micheal Hett, Cathal Corless (0-2), Thomas Ronayne, Fenton Kelly (0-2), Jack Melvin (1-0), Brian Og McTigue, Liam Kearns, Shane Treacy, Colm Boyle (0-1), Niall Treacy (0-3), Dylan Gallagher (0-2). Subs: Darragh McGale (0-1), Mark Ronayne, Charlie Phillips.

Referee: Frank Flynn (Aghamore).

August 8, 2023

Family Fun Day

Davitts GAA will host a Family Fun day on Sunday August 13th from 12pm – 3pm. It promises to be a great day out for our younger members, and possibly the not so young! 

There is no entry charge.
Children please bring their own bottle of water.
Face painting by Fierce Fun Face (€2).
Bouncy castles for U-6, U-9 and U-12s.
Sensory area.
Penalty shootout.
Party bags.
Tea/coffee & biscuits.
Potato and spoon races.
Obstacle course.
Throw the Welly.
Run and scream races.
Ice cream van (not free).
August 1, 2023

Minor B C’ship semi-final v Balla match report

Davitts 0-16  Balla 2-12

Balla qualified for the County Minor B final after defeating Davitts by two points following an epic semi-final encounter in Ballindine on Tuesday evening. Two well taken goals, one in either half, proved to be the difference between the sides.

Davitts settled well and pointed twice in the opening two minutes through Dylan Gallagher and Mark Birmingham. Balla opened their account with a 4th minute point but three more Davitts points from Fionn McLoughlin, Ciaran Treacy and Dylan Gallagher put them four ahead after twelve minutes. Balla scored another point in the fifteenth minute but points from Dylan Gallagher and Fionn McLoughlin extended Davitts lead to five but a 23rd minute Balla point and a well taken goal less than a minute later narrowed the gap to the minimum. Ronan Kelly pointed in the 27th minute for Davitts with Balla replying with a similar score just before the half time whistle to leave Davitts ahead by 0-9 to 1-4 at the break.

The outstanding Dylan Gallagher opened the second half scoring with a magnificent point in the first minute but three Balla points in the next five minutes tied the game. Dylan Gallagher shot three fine points in the next ten minutes and so did Balla as the game entered the final quarter. A second Balla goal in the 47th minute gave them the lead for the first time in the game. Dylan Gallagher pulled a point back for Davitts in the 49th minute and the home side thought they had regained the lead when Aaron CB’s fisted pass across the goal was deemed to have crossed the goal line without a touch, a questionable decision, and the goal was disallowed. Balla pointed in the 50th minute and Tadhg Feerick had a similar score for Davitts in the 54th minute. Balla, now looking threatening every time they attacked, fired over another point in the 55th minute. Dylan Gallagher scored another brilliant point for the homeside in the 58th minute. The last score of the game went to Balla, a 59th minute point, as they secured their place in next week’s final.

This Davitts team, while disappointed at losing, have given their supporters some great moments throughout the season and can hold their heads high. The whole team fought to the final whistle with Sean Keadin, Tadhg Feerick, Ethan Boyle, Noah O Brien, Mark Birmingham, Fionn McLoughlin, the excellent Conor McDermott, Ciaran Treacy and Dylan Gallagher the stand out players on this occasion. We wish the best of luck to Balla in the final.

Davitts: Dylan O Brien, Sean Meehan, Sean Clarke, Sean Keadin, Aaron Trench, Tadhg Feerick (0-1), Ethan Boyle, Burke Briere, Mark Birmingham (0-1), Brian Corless, Fionn McLoughlin (0-2), Ronan Kelly (0-1), Conor McDermott, Dylan Gallagher (0-9), Ciaran Treacy (0-2). Subs used: Noah O Brien, Aaron CB, Dylan Gormally.

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