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Month: April 2024

April 18, 2024

Minor v St. Jarlath’s match report

Davitts 2-3  St. Jarlath’s 0-9

Davitts and St. Jarlath’s (Ballyhaunis/Eastern Gaels) met in the Minor League Div 2 in windy Ballindine on Tuesday evening and, after an entertaining match, the teams were tied when referee Vinnie Joyce blew the final whistle.

This was a real game of two halves with the wind a major factor and Davitts took advantage of it in the first half. St. Jarlath’s opened the scoring with a point in the first minute which proved to be their only score of the half. Davitts got a boost in the seventh minute when Ronan Kelly finished to the visitors net after a superb piece of work by Aaron CB. Ronan Kelly pointed a minute later. The same player was unlucky to see a brilliant goal attempt smash off the underside of the crossbar a couple of minutes later. After a barren twelve minute scoring spell, Ronan Kelly pointed and in the 29th minute he scored his second goal, a neat finish after being set up by Odhran O Conaire to leave the home side ahead by 2-2 to 0-1 at the interval.

St. Jarlath’s scored a point in the opening minute of the second half. In the 36th minute Noah O Brien pointed and this was to be Davitts’ only score of the second half. The visitors began to chip away at the lead and they shot seven excellent points to level the game with eight minutes remaining. Davitts were under severe pressure but they defended brilliantly and held on for a share of the spoils.

Dylan Gormley had a solid game in goals with Ben Corless, Sean Clarke and Tadhg Feerick forming a very effective full-back line. The workrate of the half-back line of Noah O Brien (0-1), Conor McDermott and Odhran O Conaire and the half-forwards, Brian Hett, Aaron O Dea, Cillian Kearns and sub Luke Rattigan was most impressive. Dylan Burke and Burke Briere were effective midfielders. Ronan Kelly (2-2) was the scorer in chief with Aaron CB and Fionn McTigue causing a lot of trouble for the Jarlath’s defence.

April 9, 2024

U-14 v Erris St. Pats match report

Gaeil Na Daibheidí 4-14  Erris St. Pats 7-6

Gaeil Na Daibheidí (GND) and Erris St. Pats played a thrilling u-14 Div 4 League match in Ballindine on Monday evening, with the visitors edging the game by a point. The visitors had the edge in the first half and led by 3-5 to 0-6 at half-time. Blake Bradley (2), Niall Duggan (2) and Malachy Devane (2) were the first half point-scorers for the home side.

Erris opened the second half scoring in the 32nd minute but a Ruarí O Dea point and three cracking goals from Blake Bradley, Niall Duggan and Cormac Devane saw the Davitts/Mayo Gaels combination take the lead by the 36th minute. Erris were rattled but responded well and a 39th minute goal saw them regain the lead. Niall Duggan pointed for GND but another Erris goal in the 43rd minute put them four ahead. The home side refused to lie down and points from Cormac Devane, Malachy Devane and two from Niall Duggan levelled the game again with ten minutes remaining.

A 53rd minute point from Niall Duggan restored the lead for GND but a sixth Erris goal in the next minute saw them ahead again. The visitors bagged another goal in the 55th minute to lead by five. Malachy Devane pointed and his brother Cormac goaled in the 56th and 57th minutes to leave the minimum between the teams with three minutes remaining. The homeside threw all they had at Erris and corner forward Tadhg Kirrane was extremely unlucky when his goal attempt at the death hit the butt of the post and rebounded to safety. The final whistle sounded shortly afterwards.

Well done to both teams for a very entertaining game. Gaeil Na Daibheidí can count themselves very unlucky not to have got anything out of the game and the whole team fought valiantly throughout. Cathal Commins, Seamus Byrne, Tom Roche, Sean Burke, Sean Prendergast, the two Devane brothers, Blake Bradley and Niall Duggan were very impressive.

Gaeil Na Daibheidí: Leo Corcoran, Cathal Commins, Seamus Byrne, Nathan Turner, Tom Roche, Jack Brogan, Sean Burke, Sean Prendergast, Malachy Devane (0-4), Cormac Devane (2-1), Blake Bradley (1-2), Niall Duggan (1-6), Tadhg Kirrane, Jack Mullaney, Ruarí O Dea (0-1). Subs used: Jack Duggan, Joe Trench, Kaden Heneghan.

April 3, 2024

Minor v PKC match report

Davitts 1-10  Parke Keelogues Crimlin 1-18

Parke Keelogues Crimlin minor team were the visitors to Davitt Park on Tuesday evening in division 2 of the minor league and, after a superb exhibition of shooting, they left with the two points. This was a very entertaining game with attacking football the priority for both sides.

Aaron CB, who had an excellent game, opened the scoring with a first minute point for the home side. The visitors equalised in the 7th minute but Ronan Kelly pointed to restore the lead for Davitts two minutes later. PKC points in the 9th, 16th and 22nd minutes put them two ahead but Dylan Burke narrowed the gap with a neat point in the 23rd minute. A PKC point in the 24th minute was followed by a brilliant goal for the home team with Aaron CB finishing emphatically after great play by Sean Clarke. PKC replied with two well taken points and a goal of their own to lead by 1-8 to 1-4 at the break.

The visitors took over in the third quarter, outscoring Davitts by 0-9 to 0-1, Aaron CB getting the Davitts score. The home side kept plugging away and points from Aaron CB, Tadhg Feerick and Fionn McTigue narrowed the deficit to nine points. The visitors pointed again in the 60th minute with Davitts adding two points to their tally in injury time from the boots of Ronan Kelly and Fionn McTigue.

Best for Davitts were the lion-hearted Tadhg Feerick, Ben Corless, Sean Clarke, Noah O Brien, Fionn McTigue and Aaron CB.

Davitts: Dylan Gormley, Ben Corless, Tadhg Feerick (0-1), Brian Hett, Conor McDermott, Sean Clarke, Dylan Burke (0-1), Burke Briere, Noah O Brien, Ronan Kelly (0-2), Fionn McTigue (0-2), Aaron O Dea (0-1), Aaron Conneely Basham (1-3). Subs used: Odhran O Conaire, Cillian Kearns, Luke Rattigan.

April 1, 2024

O Mara Cup v Ballinrobe match report

Ballinrobe 3-12  Davitts 0-13

The home side Ballinrobe ended Davitts interest in this year’s O Mara Cup competition when they inflicted an eight points beating to their visitors on Friday night. Davitts were the livelier side for most of the first half and would have been disappointed to go in at half-time with just a two point lead, 0-7 to 0-5.

The very impressive Niall Treacy shot the first three points of the game in the opening six minutes to give Davitts a good start. Jack Devane landed another in the 12th minute but Ballinrobe suddenly burst into life and fired over four points in the next four minutes to level the game. Two Michael Conroy points and another from corner back Fionnan Gallagher, another player to impress, had Davitts three ahead after 28 minutes but Ballinrobe had the last say in the half with a 29th minute point.

After Davitts’ Sean Feerick scored an excellent opening score of the second half in the 32nd minute, Ballinrobe hit another devastating four minute long scoring blitz which yielded two goals and three points. Michael Conroy pulled two points back in the 39th and 40th minutes. The home team pointed in the 41st, 48th and 51st minutes to go seven points up. Fionn McLoughlin, Mark Birmingham and Stephen Nyland had Davitts points before the end but Ballinrobe added a point and a late goal to absolutely seal the win.

Sean Keadin, Fionnan Gallagher, Niall Treacy and the evergreen Michael Conroy did best for Davitts in this game.

Davitts: Joe Prendergast, Fionnan Gallagher (0-1), Sean Keadin, Sean Feerick (0-1), Cathal Higgins, Brian Birmingham, Charlie Phillips, Mark Birmingham (0-1), Fionn McLoughlin (0-1), Niall Treacy (0-3), Jack Devane (0-1), Stephen Nyland (0-1), Darragh McGale, Michael Conroy (0-4). Subs used: Cian Naughton, Johnno Clarke, John Kilkenny, Fearghal McGrath.

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