This year’s Davitts GAA Club’s AGM will be held in the Clubhouse at 6pm this coming Saturday (Nov 25th). All are welcome to attend.
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Islandeady 2-12 Davitts 0-13
An impressive Islandeady team got the better of Davitts in round 3 of the Intermediate Championship on Sunday to qualify for the quarter final where they will face Ballinrobe. The game was played in Tourmakeady, a top class venue for a big game, in front of a large attendance.
Islandeady shot the first two points of the game in the first and fifth minutes. Niall Treacy pulled one back for Davitts in the eighth minute before Islandeady pointed in the 9th, 12th and 18th minutes to lead by four. This could have been more but for an excellent save by Davitts keeper Ronan McNamara in the 17th minute. Liam Kearns pointed for Davitts in the 23rd minute a score that was cancelled out two minutes later by a similar score for Islandeady. Davitts finished the half very well though and points from Dylan Gallagher and Niall Treacy (2) reduced the deficit to the minimum before Islandeady pointed with the last kick of the half to lead by 0-7 to 0-5 at the break.
The young Davitts team needed a good start to the second half but it was Islandeady that got a crucial goal in the third minute to go five points clear. Colm Boyle and Fenton Kelly narrowed the gap with points in the 39th and 40th minutes. Islandeady replied with a 42nd minute point but Fenton Kelly and Colm Boyle shot two more in the 44th and 46th minutes to narrow the gap to two at the three quarter stage of the game. Islandeady pointed in the 51st and 56th minutes with Fenton Kelly hitting one for Davitts in the 57th minute. Islandeady punished some slack defending with their second goal in the 58th minute. Davitts, not going down without a fight, fired over two points from Colm Boyle, Niall Treacy but they were unable to get through for a goal thanks to Islandeady’s packed and well organised defence. Islandeady pointed in the 62nd minute and Dylan Gallagher shot the game’s final score in the closing seconds.
Best for Davitts in this game were Jordan Flanagan, Sean Keadin, Cathal Higgins, the outstanding Fenton Kelly, Jack Melvin, Dylan Gallagher, Colm Boyle and Niall Treacy. While the defeat will hurt, the young players will have learned a lot from three tough championship games and they can look forward to next season with confidence.
Davitts: Ronan McNamara, Mark Ronayne, Jordan Flanagan, Sean Keadin, Fenton Kelly (0-3), Thomas Ronayne, Cathal Higgins, Mark Birmingham, Jack Melvin, Dylan Gallagher (0-2), Liam Kearns (0-1), Brian Og McTigue, Colm Boyle (0-3), Shane Treacy, Niall Treacy (0-4). Subs used: Darragh McGale, Ryan McLoughlin, Tom Corless, Kieran Fahy, Stephen Nyland.
Bonniconlon 0-8 Davitts 0-11
Davitts travelled to Bonniconlon for the second round of the Intermediate Championship on Saturday evening and won by three points after a cagey encounter. Davitts will now play Islandeady in the third group game where the winner will advance to the quarter finals.
Davitts opened the scoring in the first minute with a Jack Melvin point. Man of the match Dylan Gallagher extended the lead in the 6th minute before Sean Neary got the home side off the mark with a point in the 11th minute. Dylan Gallagher pointed again a minute later but a pointed 45 metre kick by Richard McKenzie for the locals narrowed the gap to the minimum in the 14th minute. A Colm Boyle point and two from Dylan Gallagher saw Davitts extend their lead to four but two injury time pointed frees from Bonniconlon’s Sean Neary and one from Niall Treacy for Davitts saw the visitors lead by 0-7 to 0-4 at halftime.
Conor Redmond opened the second half scoring with a fine Bonniconlon point in the 33rd minute. Davitts points in the 40th and 43rd minutes from Dylan Gallagher and Niall Treacy saw them five up after the third quarter. Bonniconlon were trying hard to make inroads but Cathal Higgins, Jordan Flanagan, Sean Keadin, the hard working Mark Birmingham and Colm Boyle were defending ferociously in front of a confident Ronan McNamara in goals. Brian O Malley pointed for Bonny in the 48th minute but Davitts Niall Treacy cancelled that score out with a converted free in the 55th minute. Bonniconlon threw everything they had into their attack looking for a goal in the closing ten minutes but the Davitts defence held firm. The homeside managed points from Brian O Malley and Sean Neary before the final whistle with Dylan Gallagher shooting one for Davitts who were relatively comfortable winners without being overly impressive. A big improvement however will be required against Islandeady in the next round in a fortnight.
Davitts: Ronan McNamara, Cathal Higgins, Jordan Flanagan, Sean Keadin, Mark Ronayne, Thomas Ronayne, Cathal Corless, Mark Birmingham, Jack Melvin (0-1), Brian Og McTigue, Liam Kearns, Fenton Kelly, Colm Boyle (0-1), Dylan Gallagher (0-6), Niall Treacy (0-3). Subs used: Tom Corless, Darragh McGale.
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.
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.
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).
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!
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.
Davitts 5-8 Hollymount Carramore 1-7
Davitts made it three wins from three in the Minor B Championship on Tuesday evening when they defeated an understrength Hollycarra outfit in Garrymore. Davitts have topped group 1 and will play the runners-up from group 2, Balla, in next week’s semi-final in Ballindine.
Hollycarra opened the scoring with a third minute point but Dylan Gallagher hammered home a Davitts goal two minutes later after great work from the impressive Ethan Boyle and Mark Birmingham. Dylan Gallagher (2) and Fionn McTigue fired over Davitts points but a 10th minute point and a goal scored a minute later by Hollycarra left the minimum between the sides.
Davitts took a firm grip on proceedings for the remainder of the half. Dylan O Brien, Ronan Kelly and Ethan Boyle pointed in the next ten minutes and in the 24th minute Davitts centre back Conor McDermott goaled after a searing run through the Hollycarra defence. Mark Birmingham added a point in the 27th minute with Hollycarra pulling two points back in the 29th and 30th minutes. The last score of the half was another Davitts goal with Fionn McLoughlin spectacularly volleying home a lovely Dylan Gallagher pass to leave Davitts ahead by 3-7 to 1-4 at the break.
Fionn McLoughlin started the second half with another brilliant goal this time cleverly flicking the ball to the net after some neat play by Conor McDermott and Ciaran Treacy. Hollycarra pointed in the 35th and 37th minutes but Davitts captain Dylan Gallagher scored another spectacular goal in the 40th minute, firing home an unstoppable drive from twenty metres with Mark Birmingham supplying the assist. The game fizzled out with just two more points, one for each side, before referee Eamon McAndrew’s final whistle, with Brian Corless getting the Davitts score.
Davitts had fine performances from Tadhg Feerick, Sean Keadin, Conor McDermott, Ethan Boyle, Mark Birmingham, Fionn McLoughlin and Dylan Gallagher.
Davitts: Dylan O Brien (0-1), Tadhg Feerick, Sean Keadin, Aaron Trench, Conor McDermott (1-0), Ethan Boyle (0-1), Mark Birmingham (0-1), Burke Briere, Ronan Kelly (0-1), Fionn McLoughlin (2-0), Fionn McTigue (0-1), Dylan Gallagher (2-2), Ciaran Treacy. Subs: Noah O Brien, Aaron CB, Brian Corless (0-1), Dylan Gormally, Sean Meehan, Ben Corless, Darragh Garvey, Sean Clarke, Ronan Hett.
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