Ballindine, Co. Mayo

Match Reports

June 26, 2009

U-14 Division 3 League Final – Match Report

U-14 Division 3 League Final match report

On Thursday evening the U-14’s captured the County Div 3 League title in style, defeating St. Gerards by 3-14 to 1-6. When these sides met in Ballindine a few weeks ago, St. Gerards won with plenty in hand, but Davitts reversed that result in emphatic fashion in the final. Man of the match Tommy Waldron had Davitts 1-1 up after five minutes, and St. Gerards dominated the rest of the first half and led 0-6 to 1-1, but late points by the irrepressible Waldron and Liam Noone left the sides deadlocked, 1-3 to 0-6 at the break.

The second half belonged to Davitts, with Donal Ronayne and Shane Cummins working extremely hard at midfield, and the attack scoring at will, with the creative Matthew Trench pulling the strings, and supplying the ammunition for Noone (1-6) and Waldron (2-7) to keep the scoreboard ticking over. St. Gerards tried hard, but when they got forward they ran into a defence that was very uncompromising, with Thomas Charles and William Freeley in outstanding form. As well as those mentioned, Davitts had other stars in goalie Michael Clarke, Liam Connolly, Jonathon Fahy, David O Toole, Jack Rodgers, Cathal Hennelly and Gerard Griffin. Mattie Joe Connolly presented the trophy to Davitts captain Donal Ronayne after the game. P.S. The Garrymore Club had the ground in tremendous condition for this game, it is a great credit to the club.

June 4, 2009

This weeks Intermediate and U-14 – Match Reports

Well done to the intermediate team on their away victory over Swinford last Sunday evening. Good all round team performance, with excellent displays from Frankie Barrett, Colm Boyle, Jonathon Clarke (man of the match), David McDonagh, Pat Coyne, Paul Carey (c), Keith Prendergast, Liam Kearns and Aidan McTigue, showing a welcome return to top form.

Good luck to all our players who are facing into various exams this week. Good luck also to Ballindine N.S. girls team who play Knock in the Cumann na mBunscoil final in Ballinrobe on Saturday.

The u-14 team had another impressive win when defeating Ardnaree by 7-14 to 2-4 in Ballindine on Thursday evening. Davitts made full use of their wind advantage in the first half and led by 5-11 to 0-0 at half time. Ardnaree shaded the second half on the scoreboard, showing great character. Davitts best players were the Mangan brothers Michael and Padraig, Liam Connolly, William Freeley, who had a blinder at centre half back, Donal Ronayne, Liam Noone and Tommy Waldron. Davitts: Michael Mangan, Liam Connolly, Padraig Mangan, Jonathon Fahy, William Freeley, John Huane, Donal Ronayne (2-2), Thomas Charles, Richie Connor (1-0), Liam Noone (1-7), Matthew Trench, Tommy Waldron (2-4), Gerard Griffin (1-1). Subs used: Jack Rogers, James Ryan and Dylan Keadian.

May 22, 2009

U-14 – Match Reports

The under 14 team had a hard earned home win over a gallant Moy Davitts team last Sunday evening. The testing conditions made it very difficult to play good football and the final scoreline of 1-7 to 1-4 proved how difficult it was to get scores as both sets of defences came out on top. The real turning point of the game came with ten minutes remaining, when substitute Gerard Griffin, who was very impressive when introduced, gathered a long clearance and goaled from 25 metres, to put Davitts into a two point lead. Others to shine for Davitts were Padraig and Michael Mangan, William Freeley, Liam Connolly, Jonathon Fahy, the excellent Donal Ronayne, Thomas Charles, Liam Noone and Matthew Trench.

This team’s unbeaten league run was ended by a strong St. Gerards outfit in Ballindine on Friday evening, going down by 4-11 to 2-10 in a cracking game. St. Gerards were always marginally the better team, and in Stephen Coen (who ironically, learned his football at Ballindine N.S.) they had the game’s outstanding performer. Davitts had excellent performances from the Mangan twins Michael and Padraig, William Freeley, Liam Connolly, Johnny Huane, Thomas Charles, Michael Clarke, Matthew Trench and livewire centre forward Tommy Waldron who scored 2-4.

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