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Match Reports

August 25, 2019

Seniors v Moy Davitts – Match Report

Moy Davitts 0-9 Davitts 2-12

Davitts travelled to Foxford to face Moy Davitts in the Mayo Senior Championship on Saturday and defeated the local side by nine points after a powerful display.

Davitts started of in whirlwind fashion with the superb Cathal Hennelly opening the scoring with a point in the first minute. Liam Kearns and Evan Ronane added to the tally with points in the fifth and eighth minutes before Stephen Nyland buried his side’s opening goal, a clinical finish after fielding Ronan McNamara’s excellent long delivery. Davitts added three further points through Liam Kearns, Cathal Hennelly and Evan Ronane before Moy Davitts finally got off the mark with an 18th minute point. They added four more points before the break with Davitts captain Ronan McNamara replying with a trademark long range free to leave the visitors ahead by 1-7 to 0-5 at half time.

Moy Davitts began to exert pressure on the Davitts defence but the pressurising from every Davitts player made it difficult for them to manafacture scoring chances. They did shoot two points in the opening ten minutes of the half with Liam Kearns replying for Davitts. The next point came in the 19th minute, another Ronan McNamara special with Moy Davitts pointing two minutes later. Davitts tightened their grip on the game in the last ten minutes as Moy Davitts threw everything they had into attack. Shane Treacy and Ronan McNamara pointed and Ronan McNamara, now operating at full forward, goaled deep into injury time, flicking on Keith Prendergast’s long ball past the Moy Davitts keeper, to give his side a well deserved nine point win.

This was an impressive team display from Davitts with the work ethic of all twenty players that featured being noteworthy. Davitts will now face Kiltane in two weeks time in the crucial final group game.

Davitts: Cian Naughton, Patrick Keadin, Cathal Higgins, Kieran Fahy, Tommy Waldron, Colm Boyle, Dmitry Trench, Ronan McNamara (1-3), William Freeley, Cathal Hennelly (0-2), Liam Kearns (0-3), Stephen Nyland (1-0), Mark Ronayne, Darragh McGale, Evan Ronane (0-3). Subs used: Padraig Mangan, Josh Ronayne, Shane Treacy (0-1), Keith Prendergast, Jack Ronayne.

August 19, 2019

Seniors v Ballyhaunis – Match Report

Davitts and Ballyhaunis met in Ballyhaunis in Div 3 of the Senior League with the impressive home side winning by 1-12 to 1-7. A flying start (while playing into the stiff wind), yielding and unanswered 1-3, laid the foundations for the Ballyhaunis victory.

They opened the scoring with a fourth minute goal and added three more points by the 9th minute before Ronan McNamara, Davitts best player, opened his side’s account with a 12th minute point. The strong running Ballyhaunis side extended their lead with a 13th minute point but a Liam Kearns goal four minutes later, after great work by the impressive Stephen Nyland, gave the visitors hope. Ballyhaunis extended their lead with two points in the 18th and 21st minutes but Davitts finished the half well and shot points via Cathal Hennelly and Ronan McNamara (2) to leave them trailing by 1-6 to 1-4 at the break.

Davitts played with more determination in the second half but Ballyhaunis always remained comfortably in control. The homeside opened the second half with an early point. Liam Kearns pulled one back in the 10th minute but Ballyhaunis replied with two points in the next two minutes. Evan Ronane in the 18th minute and Shane Treacy in the 24th added points for Davitts with Ballyhaunis adding two more of their own before the finish to earn the League points and also retain the Prendergast Cup.

Most of the Davitts players would be disappointed with their performances but Tommy Waldron, Dmitry Trench, Ronan McNamara, Stephen Nyland, Cathal Hennelly, Darragh McGale and Shane Treacy did best against a Ballyhaunis side that at times looked very good.

Davitts: Cian Naughton, Patrick Keadin, Cathal Higgins, Kieran Fahy, Tommy Waldron, Padraig Mangan, Ronan McNamara (0-3), William Freeley, Cathal Hennelly (0-1), Liam Kearns (1-1), Stephen Nyland, Keith Prendergast, Darragh McGale, Evan Ronane (0-1). Subs used: Mark Ronayne, Michael Conroy, Tom Corless, Liam Macken, Shane Treacy (0-1).

August 19, 2019

Juniors v Eastern Gaels – Match Report

Eastern Gaels defeated an understrength Davitts side on Sunday in Div 4 of the Senior League in Ballindine on Sunday. They won a well contested game by 4-10 to 2-6, scoring an unanswered 2-1 in the first eight minutes and 1-2 in the last eight minutes of an enjoyable game.

After a slow start Davitts settled down and driven on by Mark Ronayne, Shane Mitchell, Dara O Flaherty and Shane Treacy, the best player on the pitch, they began to claw their way back into the game. Points from Mark Ronayne (2), Dara O Flaherty and Shane Treacy and two Treacy goals left just a point between the sides at the break as Gaels led by 2-5 to 2-4.

Both teams found scores harder to come by in the second half as the defences tightened up somewhat. Eastern Gaels tagged on a goal and three points with Davitts replying through Tommy Clarke and Shane Treacy points as the game entered the last ten minutes. A further 1-2 from the visitors saw them finish the game off well and claim the spoils.

Shane Treacy, Mark Ronayne, Dara O Flaherty, Shane Mitchell, Jordan Flanagan, Richie Kilkenny and Colm Roche were Davitts best players in this game.

Davitts: David Mitchell, Cathal Moran, Tom Corless, Jordan Flanagan, John Macken, Mark Ronayne, Aidan Macken, Shane Mitchell, Michael Waldron, Shane Treacy (2-2), Liam Macken, Tommy Clarke (0-1), Dean Moran, Dara O Flaherty (0-1), Richie Kilkenny. Subs used: Colm Roche, Gary Bourke.

August 19, 2019

U-14s v Claremorris – Match Report

Davitts and Claremorris served up a cracker of a game in the South Mayo U-14 A Championship in Ballindine on Thursday with Claremorris coming out on top by a single point, 5-17 to 7-10. There was no sign of a blanket defence on view as both sides slugged it out from the first whistle.

Davitts raced into an early lead and goals from Sean Keadin (2), Fionn McLoughlin and Dylan Gallagher helped the homeside to a lead of 4-5 to 0-6 after twenty minutes. Claremorris refused to lie down and they shot a goal and three points before the break to reduce the lead to five points at halftime, 4-5 to 1-9.

The Claremorris resurgence continued after the break as they scored freely to catch and overtake the home side. Davitts kept coming back as goals from Sean Keadin (2) and Mark Birmingham kept them within a score of the visitors. In injury time Davitts hit the post with a goal attempt, had two wides and two goal efforts superbly saved by the Claremorris keeper as they threw everything they had at their neighbours, who were relieved to hear the final whistle. This was a great advert for football and both sides are a credit to their management teams.

Outstanding for Davitts were Aaron Trench, Ethan Boyle, Mark Birmingham, Sean Keadin, Dylan Gallagher, Fionn McLoughlin and the excellent Conor McDermott.

Davitts: Dylan O Brien, Brian Corless, Aaron Trench, Conor Feerick, Ethan Boyle, Mark Birmingham (1-0), Sean Meehan, Sean Keadin (4-0), Dylan Gallagher (1-7), Ronan Kelly, Fionn McLoughlin (1-0), Ciaran Treacy, Dylan Gormley, Harry Fallon (0-2), Conor McDermott (0-1).

July 29, 2019

Seniors v Parke – Match Report

Davitts Seniors took on Parke in Div 3 of the League on Saturday evening in Ballindine and a very strong second half showing saw the homeside win by 1-16 to 1-4.

Wind assisted Davitts shot the opening two points of the first half through Ronan McNamara and Cathal Hennelly but a Parke goal in the tenth minute gave the visitors real hope. Two pointed frees from Parke and one from Ronan McNamara had the visitors ahead by two points before Cathal Hennelly, Liam Kearns and Keith Prendergast combined in the twentieth minute for the latter to hit the back of the net from close range. Davitts added three more points from Evan Ronane (2) and Cathal Hennelly to lead by 1-6 to 1-2 at halftime.

Davitts took control of the match in the second half as they outscored the opposition by 0-10 to 0-2 in that period. Ronan McNamara, Cathal Hennelly (3), Liam Kearns (3), Keith Prendergast (2) and Dmitry Trench shot those second half scores. At the other end of the field Cian Naughton, Patrick Keadin, Cathal Higgins, Brian Clarke, Ciaran Fahy, Dmitry Trench and Liam Macken defended well and restricted the visitors to two pointed frees.

Cathal Hennelly had an outstanding match with Liam Kearns and Keith Prendergast not far behind him. Ronan McNamara as usual led his side superbly while Tommy Waldron, William Freeley, Evan Ronane and Darragh McGale worked tirelessly throughout the game. Davitts used six subs with each of them contributing to an impressive victory.

Davitts: Cian Naughton, Patrick Keadin, Cathal Higgins, Ciaran Fahy, Dmitry Trench (0-1), Brian Clarke, Liam Macken, Cathal Hennelly (0-5), Liam Kearns (0-3), Tommy Waldron, Keith Prendergast (1-2), Darragh McGale, Evan Ronane (0-2). Subs used: Josh Ronayne, Mark Ronayne, Kevin Gallagher, Shane Treacy, Aidan McTigue, Thomas Corless.

July 24, 2019

U-16’s v Knockmore – Match Report

U-16's 2019

Davitts 0-17

Knockmore 2-9

Davitts U-16 team booked their passage to the County A Championship final after defeating Knockmore by two points in the semi-final played in perfect conditions in Ballindine on Tuesday evening. Davitts will meet either Castlebar, Ballina or Moy Davitts in the County Final.

Knockmore started well and had two points on the board in the first three minutes before Jack Devane opened Davitts account with the first of his nine points on the night. Dylan Gallagher equalised in the fifth minute and the outstanding Cathal Corless put the homeside in front with a classy 6th minute point. A seventh minute Knockmore point was cancelled out by Fenton Kelly and Cathal Corless shot another before Knockmore struck for a goal in the 11th minute. The visitors extended their lead to two points with a twelfth minute score. Jack Devane narrowed the gap but Knockmore replied with a point of their own as the match entered the second quarter.

Davitt outscored Knockmore by 0-5 to 0-2 in that second quarter, Cathal Corless shooting three fine points and Jack Devane two, to leave the homeside ahead by 0-11 to 1-7 at the break.

Jack Devane with three points and another from Fenton Kelly saw Davitts extend their lead to five points by the eighth minute of the second half but Knockmore replied with two in the 41st and 43rd minutes. Jack Devane pointed in the 47th minute but Knockmore fired home their second goal with ten minutes remaining to narrow the gap to a single point. Jack Devane shot another excellent point in the 51st minute, the game’s final score as the entire Davitts team defended as if their lives depended on it, for the remaining thirteen minutes, before the final whistle was blown.

This is a fine Davitts group of players and they are a credit to their mentors and the Club. It is some achievement for a small Club to reach an underage A County Final and they deserve massive credit for doing so. They have some top class players and a great attitude and can look forward to their big day out in McHale Park with confidence.

In this game Tristan Diskin was confident in goals and could do little with the two goals that went past him. Micheal Hett, Brian Og McTigue and Thomas Ronayne were superb throughout the game with John Wallace, Brian Birmingham and Sean Keadin completing an excellent defensive sextet. Fenton Kelly (0-2) and the hard working Fionan Gallagher had a tremendous duel with their Knockmore counterparts all through the game. Up front Cathal Corless (0-5) gave a masterclass at centre forward and Jack Devane (0-9) was a constant thorn for the Knockmore backline. Joe Prendergast, Davy Hennessy, Jack Melvin, Dylan Gallagher (0-1) and sub Bon Glynn displayed a massive workrate that was required from everyone, to thwart a gallant Knockmore team.

July 19, 2019

Juniors v Hollymount-Carramore: South Mayo Junior A Final – Match Report

Hollymount Carramore 1-13 Davitts 1-12

The South Mayo Junior A Final was played in Claremorris on Wednesday evening with Hollymount Carramore and Davitts serving up an entertaining match with the result in doubt right up until referee Martin Kennedy’s final whistle. It was the Hollycarra lads that came out on top by the minimum margin to claim the South title.

Hollycarra started well with points in the first and sixth minutes from Ian Costello and Matt Saunders. They had to wait until the twentieth minute for their next score, a super point from Ian Costello, with Davitts racking up six unanswered points in between courtesy of Tom Corless, Liam Noone (2), Aidan McTigue (2) and wing back Brian Clarke.

The excellent Damian Kelly fired over two points in the 21st and 22nd minutes before Hollycarra captain Dermot Costello pounced on a mistake by Davitts keeper Adrian McNamara to a crucial goal one minute later. Matt Saunders (2) and Ian Costello pointed before the interval to leave Hollycarra ahead, 1-8 to 0-6, at the break.

Davitts shot the opening three points of the second half through Liam Noone (2) and Aidan McTigue in the first six minutes but Damian Kelly replied for Hollycarra in the 38th minute. Points from Ian Costello, Kevin Burke and Matt Saunders stretched Hollycarra’s lead to six points as the game entered the final quarter.

Davitts then came storming back into the game with a goal in the 47th minute after a fine run by Darragh McGale, whose shot was saved by Mickey Moore but the ball deflected off a defender and ended up in the net. Aidan McTigue narrowed the gap to two points a minute later and in the fiftieth minute Liam Noone scored a point with Brian Clarke shooting another in the 53rd minute to level the game.

Davitts missed chances to take the lead and in the 57th minute man of the match Damian Kelly shot over the winning score after a terrific solo run from well inside his own half. Hollycarra used their experience to close out the game and frustrate Davitts in the final minutes to win in a welter of excitement.

Outstanding for the winners were Jamie Campbell, Dermot Costello, Niall Walsh, Matt Saunders, Damian Kelly, Ian Costello and Kevin Costello.

Best for Davitts were Mark Ronayne, Brian Clarke, Liam Macken, Liam Noone, Darragh McGale, Aidan McTigue and Stephen Nyland.

Hollymount Carramore: Mickey Moore, Enda McCormack, Stephen Burke, Jamie Campbell, Gary Moran, Dermot Costello (1-0), Jarlath Bell, Dwayne Campbell, Niall Walsh, Matt Saunders (0-4), Richie Bell, Damian Kelly (0-4), JJ Connelly, Kevin Burke (0-1), Ian Costello (0-4). Subs used: Kevin Costello, Mark Coen.

Davitts: Adrian McNamara, Cathal Moran, Lar Daly, Kevin Gallagher, John Macken, Mark Ronayne, Brian Clarke (0-2), Liam Macken, William Freeley, Tom Corless (0-1), Liam Noone (0-5), Tommy Clarke, Seamus Roche, Darragh McGale (1-0), Aidan McTigue (0-4). Subs used: Shane Mitchell, Stephen Nyland, Shane Treacy, Dara O Flaherty, Sean Waldron.

July 10, 2019

Seniors v Knockmore – Match Report

Knockmore 4-12 Davitts 3-7

Davitts Senior’s travelled to Knockmore on Tuesday evening for the Leo Kenny Cup semi-final with the locals booking their final spot after an entertaining match. A strong closing twelve minutes of the match, yielding an unanswered 1-4, saw the Knockmore lads clinch victory but they had to pull out all the stops against a very plucky Davitts team.

Knockmore opened the scoring with a sixth minute point with Ronan McNamara equalising from long range in the eighth minute. Knockmore replied with a quickfire goal and a point and after another point in the 12th minute it looked like they would run riot. Davitts however settled down with a Liam Kearns point. A great move involving several players almost resulted in a Davitts goal but Liam Macken’s attempt hit the inside of the post and rebounded into the Knockmore goalie’s arms. The homeside pointed in the 18th minute and Darragh McGale pulled one back for Davitts in the 19th before a super move ended with Brian Clarke supplying the final pass for a Liam Macken goal. Two minutes later Knockmore cancelled that score out with a goal of their own from the penalty spot after Padraig Mangan took down one of their forwards bearing down on goal, earning himself a black card. Ronan McNamara in the 25th and Knockmore in the 26th minutes pointed but four minutes later Keith Prendergast fired home Davitts second goal after a piercing run from Evan Ronane. Liam Kearns narrowed the gap with a point and Knockmore pointed just before the break to go ahead by 3-5 to 2-5 after a helter skelter first half.

Davitts began the second half with a first minute point by Liam Kearns. Knockmore pointed in the third before Liam Kearns levelled the game in the 35th minute, goaling after another slick Davitts attacking move. Knockmore pointed in the 36th and 38th minutes before Ronan McNamara pulled one back for the visitors in the 42nd minute. Davitts wasted a number of scoring opportunities and a 43rd minute point and a 48th minute Knockmore goal put them five points ahead. They added three late points as they advance to play Charlestown in the final.

This was a very hardworking and encouraging display by Davitts against a Knockmore side that were clinical up front.

Davitts: David Mitchell, Patrick Keadin, Cathal Higgins, Ciaran Fahy, Dmitry Trench, Padraig Mangan, Brian Clarke, Ronan McNamara (0-3), William Freeley, Liam Macken (1-1), Liam Kearns (1-2), Evan Ronane, Cathal Hennelly, Darragh McGale (0-1), Keith Prendergast (1-0). Subs used: Kevin Gallagher, John Macken, Tom Corless, Tommy Clarke, Aidan Macken.

July 9, 2019

Juniors v Ardagh – Match Report

Davitts Junior’s hosted Ardagh on Sunday in Div 4 of the Senior League an, after a cracking game played in perfect conditions, the visitors came away with the league points with a 2-12 to 1-14 win.

Ardagh led by 1-6 to 0-7 at halftime, their goal coming from a defensive mix up, after a well contested first half. Liam Kearns (0-5), Aidan McTigue (0-1) and Liam Macken (0-1) were Davitts scorers in that half.

Ardagh stretched their lead to four points but a Liam Kearns point, and a converted penalty by the same player, after Davitts midfielder William Freeley was taken down in the box, left the teams all square with twenty minutes remaining. Padraig Mangan gave Davitts the lead a minute later but Ardagh responded with a goal to restore their lead.

The teams traded scores for the remainder of the match.

Some fine Davitts points from Michael Waldron (2), Liam Noone and Liam Kearns (2) before the end had Ardagh hanging on to the lead but they held out for a hard earned win.

Davitts had top performances from Kevin Gallagher, John Macken, Tom Corless, William Freeley, Liam Macken, Liam Kearns, Aidan McTigue and Michael Waldron.

Davitts: David Mitchell, Cathal Moran, Kevin Gallagher, Ciaran Fahy, John Macken, Padraig Mangan (0-1), Tom Corless, William Freeley, Liam Macken (0-1), Shane Treacy, Liam Kearns (1-8), Tommy Clarke, Liam Noone (0-1), Aidan McTigue (0-1), Michael Waldron (0-2). Subs used: Stephen Nyland, Keith Prendergast, Ryan McLoughlin, Gary Bourke.

July 9, 2019

Seniors v Monivea Abbeyknockmoy – Match Report

Davitts defeated Monivea Abbeyknockmoy in the Leo Kenny Cup quarter-final in Ballindine on Friday evening. A superb point from Shane Treacy after a sweeping move in the dying seconds earned Davitts a 0-11 to 0-10 victory and a semi-final clash against Knockmore.

Monivea looked the better team early on and they led by 0-3 to 0-2 after the first quarter while playing against the wind. Davitts began to find their range and after some poor misses they shot the last five points of the half to lead by four points at the break. Josh Ronayne (3), Ronan McNamara (2), Dmitry Trench and Evan were Davitts first half marksmen.

Davitts nearly got the second half off to the perfect start when Stephen Nyland’s long high ball was superbly fetched by Ronan McNamara but he was denied a goal by an excellent save by the Monivea Abbey keeper. The visitors began to press hard and they narrowed the deficit but points from Liam Kearns (2) and Josh Ronayne kept Davitts ahead until Monivea Abbey got an equaslising point well into stoppage time. Davitts had time for one more attack and a move started by Patrick Keadin, involving Cathal Higgins, Padraig Mangan, Brian Clarke, Tommy Clarke and Liam Kearns, was finished in style by Shane Treacy with the last kick of a very exciting match.

Outstanding for Davitts were Cathal Higgins, Ciaran Fahy, Dmitry Trench, Stephen Nyland, William Freeley, Liam Kearns and Keith Prendergast.

Davitts: Dave Mitchell, Patrick Keadin, Cathal Higgins, Ciaran Fahy, Dmitry Trench (0-1), Padraig Mangan, Liam Macken, Ronan McNamara (0-2), William Freeley, Josh Ronayne (0-4), Liam Kearns (0-2), Evan Ronane (0-1), Keith Prendergast, Stephen Nyland, Cathal Hennelly. Subs used: Brian Clarke, Shane Treacy, Aidan McTigue, Tommy Clarke.

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