Hollymount Carramore 2-8 Davitts 1-8
Davitts Junior team travelled to Hollymount on Saturday evening but were narrowly defeated by the homeside in a well contested South Mayo Championship tie. A late late goal by the locals finally ended the stern challenge of the visitors.
The game was just ten minutes old when the referee Martin Murphy had to retire with an injury and the teams tied at one point each. Local man, Kevin Connelly, a former top referee, took over the reins and did a reasonable job for the remainder of the game. A brilliantly struck Hollycarra goal in the 13th minute was what separated the sides at the break, 1-5 to 0-5, with Davey Hennessy (2) and the evergreen Ronan McNamara (3) the Davitts marksmen. Davitts cause was not helped by the dismissal of wing back James Cummins late on in the first half.
Hollycarra started the second half well but the Davitts defence, led by Lawrence Daly who had a superb game, limited them to two points in a dour third quarter. In the 46th minute a lovely move involving Liam Kearns and Ronan McNamara ended with Colm Roche, another player that impressed, firing home a brilliant goal that narrowed the gap to two points and set up an exciting finish. In the 52nd minute the locals had a player sent off and a Davey Hennessy point in the 53rd minute left the minimum between the sides as Davitts surged forward. Liam Kearns equalised in the 57th minute after a great run. Hollycarra regained the lead in the 59th minute and Aidan Macken, after a sweeping move, fired over an injury time equaliser. The local lads weren’t finished yet and they scored a great goal in the 63rd minute to finally end the Davitts challenge. They almost got another goal but some terrific defending kept them out before the final whistle was sounded.
Best for Davitts who played some great stuff especially when they were a player down were Sean Meehan, Lawrence Daly, Steve Nyland, Aidan Macken, Fionn McLoughlin, Ronan McNamara and Colm Roche.
Davitts: Dave Mitchell, Sean Meehan, Lawrence Daly, Sean Feerick, Aaron Trench, Jack Trench, James Cummins, Aidan Macken (0-1), Steve Nyland, Ryan McLoughlin, Liam Kearns (0-1), Fionn McLoughlin, Davey Hennessy (0-3), Ronan McNamara (0-3), Colm Roche (1-0). Subs used: Michael Waldron, Joe Prendergast.
Ballinrobe 1-10 Davitts 3-12
Davitts U-17 team extended their unbeaten run in the South Mayo B Championship in Ballinrobe on Tuesday evening. The game was played in ideal conditions and Davitts got off to a flying start with points in the first and fifth minutes from Conor McDermott and Aaron O Dea sandwiching a fine third minute goal scored by Ciaran Treacy, a constant thorn in the Ballinrobe defence all evening. The home side rallied and pulled back two points in the 8th and 10thminutes. Ciaran Treacy pointed for Davitts in the 12th minute but Ballinrobe fired home a fine goal a minute later to leave the minimum between the sides after the first quarter. The second quarter belonged to Davitts and Ronan Kelly goaled in the 16th minute with Brian Corless adding a point in the 17th. On twenty minutes a Dylan O Brien 45 found its way to the Ballinrobe net and Dylan Burke, Aaron CB, Aaron O Dea, Ciaran Treacy and Noah O Brien all pointed before the break to give Davitts a healthy 3-9 to 1-2 lead.
Ballinrobe needed a good start to the second period and they looked a completely different side after the break, scoring a 33rd minute point as they began to get on top. Ciaran Treacy shot a Davitts point, against the run of play, in the 36th minute but the home team fired over five unanswered points in the next ten minutes. The Davitts defence was under severe pressure now but they were able to prevent Ballinrobe from getting too many clearcut goal chances and Dylan O Brien was looking comfortable in goals. Three more minors from the Robesiders narrowed the deficit to two goals with time running out. The clock was against the gallant home side though and Ciaran Treacy and Ronan Kelly shot the last two scores of the game very late on to give Davitts a flattering eight point winning margin.
Davitts best performers in this game were Dylan O Brien, Brian Hett, Tadhg Feerick, Conor McDermott, Noah O Brien, Aaron O Dea and Ciaran Treacy.
Davitts: Dylan O Brien (1-0), Odhran O Connaire, Brian Hett, Sean Clarke, Tadhg Feerick, Conor McDermott (0-1), Noah O Brien (0-1), Burke Briere, Dylan Burke (0-1), Brian Corless (0-1), Dylan Gormley, Ciaran Treacy (1-4), Aaron O Dea (0-2), Ronan Kelly (1-1), Aaron Conneely Basham (0-1). Subs used: Ben Corless, Fionn McTigue, Cillian Kearns.
The latest Presto results for the 22nd and 29th December 2019.
The last two Presto Draw Results:
Numbers drawn were 7, 8, 17, 19.
The Jackpot of €7,400 was not won.
The following players won €50 each:
Ger Barrett, Athenry, Co. Galway
JP Kirrane, (online)
Dave Gibbons, Farmhill, Claremorris
Blathnaid Mahon, Claremorris.
The €50 voucher winners were:
Mary Moran, Scardaune
Pat Kearney, Ballindine
Michael Keady, Feamore
Jimmy Dolan, Claremorris
Damian Corbett, Carnacon.
Numbers drawn were 8, 10, 19, 24.
The Jackpot of €7,500 was not won.
The following players won €50 each:
Chris O Neill, Clarke’s Bar, Ballindine
Claire Morley, (online)
Tom Walsh, Garrymore
Laoise McLoughlin, Logalisheen.
Sunday night’s draw takes place in Jackie’s Bar, Ballindine with the Jackpot standing at €7,600.
Congratulations to all the winners and thanks to all that support our Presto Draw.
Davitts 2-9 Ballinrobe 2-8
Davitts captured the South Mayo Minor B title in Cong on Sunday when they edged out the narrowest of victories over Ballinrobe in front of a large attendance. It was a game that was in the balance right up to the final whistle and both sides and their management teams deserve great credit for the quality of the football on show in mid November. It would be wrong not to thank The Neale Club too for the use of their pitch which was in excellent condition considering the recent weather.
Jack Devane opened the scoring for Davitts in the third minute. After a spell of shadow boxing, Ballinrobe sprung into life and scored points in the 11th and 14th minutes, sandwiching a 12thminute goal, to go into a four point lead. Davitts were reeling but they replied with a terrific goal in the 18th minute with their impressive goalkeeper Joe Prendergast finding Zack Keadin who spun his man and went on a defence splitting run before offloading to Niall Treacy, who finished with aplomb. Zack Keadin landed a point in the 22nd minute to level the game. Ballinrobe pointed in the 24th minute but five points from Davitts in the final six minutes of the half via Cathal Corless, Stephen Nyland, Niall Treacy (2) and Jack Devane, with Ballinrobe replying with one of their own, left Davitts ahead by 1-7 to 1-4 at half time.
Niall Treacy opened the second half scoring in the second minute but a brace of Ballinrobe points in the next three minutes narrowed the gap to two points. Ballinrobe were flying at this stage and a combination of excellent defending and a few top class saves from Joe Prendergast kept Davitts ahead until the 44th minute when Ballinrobe goaled after some great approach work. They added a point a minute later and now Davitts found themselves two points behind.
Davitts midfielder Fenton Kelly pulled one back for Davitts in the 47th minute but Ballinrobe replied to that score with a point of their own in the 50th minute. The game’s crucial score came in the 53rd minute. Fenton Kelly hit a long diagonal delivery which was won by team captain Stephen Nyland in the left corner who shrugged off his man before beating three defenders and slotting the ball to the net. This was the game’s final score with Davitts withstanding some late Ballinrobe pressure to take the title.
Joe Prendergast had a fine game in goals with the outstanding Fionnan Gallagher, Tomas Ronayne, Micheal Hett, Sean Feerick, Gary Bourke and sub John Wallace putting on a great defensive display. Fenton Kelly (0-1) and Stephen Nyland (1-1) worked hard and effectively at midfield against an impressive Ballinrobe pairing. Up front Niall Treacy (1-3), Jack Devane (0-2), Jack Trench, Cathal Corless (0-1) combined very well with Zack Keadin (0-1) putting in a man of the match display.
The other panel members were Tristan Diskin, Oisin O Connor, Brian Og McTigue, Jack Melvin, Bon Glynn, Davey Hennessy and Charlie Phillips.
Davitts GAA Club are delighted to announce they received a Healthy Club Award last month! Pictured in Croke Park to mark this occasion were committee members Shane Halligan and Catherine Sweeney alongside members of Castlebar Mitchells and Breaffy GAA Clubs who also achieved their Healthy Club Award. Well done to all club and community members who contributed to Davitts Healthy Club Project.
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