Ballindine, Co. Mayo


June 2, 2022

Junior v Hollymount Carramore match report

Davitts 2-7  Hollymount Carramore 1-6

Davitts and Hollymount Carramore clashed in this South Mayo Junior C’ship match in Ballindine on Wednesday evening with the home side coming out on top by four points after a strong second half showing.

Hollymount Carramore led by 1-4 to 0-3 at halftime, after playing against the wind in the opening half. Davitts were winning plenty of posession at midfield through the efforts of Johnno Clarke and Shane Mitchell, but could only manage points from Liam Kearns, Ryan McLoughlin and Danny Corless in that period.

The half time team talk by the Davitts management team of Billy Kearns, Tommy Ronayne and Liam Griffin proved very effective as their charges produced a much improved second half display. The introduction of substitutes Cathal Corless and Richie Kilkenny proved to be masterstrokes as Davitts got right back into the game with an early point by John Kilkenny and a 33rd minute goal by the lethal Richie Kilkenny after a fine move involving Ryan McLoughlin and Liam Kearns. A Liam Kearns point in the 40th minute saw Davitts take the lead but Hollycarra replied with two points in the 45th and 48th minutes to set up a tense finish to the game.

Cathal Corless squared the game in the 51st minute and the same player put Davitts ahead in the 57th minute before that man again, Richie Kilkenny, sealed the win with his second goal, rifling into the top corner after some clever play, two minutes before the full time whistle.

The Davitts defence was very impressive with all six defenders making life extremely difficult for the visitor’s attack, none more so than Sean Feerick who was outstanding. Danny Corless, Ryan McLoughlin and Liam Kearns worked very hard up front but it was the class of Richie Kilkenny and Cathal Corless that swung this game in Davitts favour.

Davitts: Tristan Diskin, Jordan Flanagan, Lawrence Daly, Sean Feerick, Brian Og McTigue, Micheal Hett, Liam Macken, Shane Mitchell, Johnno Clarke, Danny Corless (0-1), Liam Kearns (0-2), Aidan Macken, Ryan McLoughlin (0-1), John Kilkenny (0-1), Jack Devane. Subs used: Richie Kilkenny (2-0), Cathal Corless (0-2), Brian Clarke.

May 25, 2022

U-15 v Achill match report

Achill U-15’s made the long trip to Ballindine on Tuesday evening to take on Davitts in Division 5 of the league, but went home empty handed, as Davitts prevailed by 6-17 to 5-5 after an entertaining game.

Davitts led by 2-9 to 1-2 at half time, the goals were both well taken by Aaron O Dea. Both teams managed to hit the back of the net on four occasions in the second half, Davitts goalscorers were Aaron Conneely Basham, Adam Rattigan and Dylan Gormley (2). Achill fought really hard, particularly in the second half and Davitts had to play well to collect the two league points.

Ronan Hett pulled off some fine saves in goals with Tadhg Feerick (0-1) and Sean Clarke (0-1) very impressive in defence ably assisted by Jason Boyle, Cillian Kearns and Pierce Diskin.

Noah O Brien (0-2) and Aaron Conneely Basham (1-6) were in superb form at midfield.

Up front, Dylan Gormley (2-0) and Aaron O Dea (2-4) led the way with Luke Rattigan (0-2), Peter Kilkenny (0-1) and Adam Rattigan (1-0) completing a hard-working and clinical forwardline.

Well done to the referees, Derek Byrne and Johnny Burke who officiated after a non-show by the appointed ref. Derek looked more than comfortable in the job, refereeing with a style that drew comparisons with David Gough, Mike Dean and Nigel Owens.

May 13, 2022

U-17 v Mayo Gaels match report

Davitts 0-14  Mayo Gaels 1-8

An excellent second half performance saw Davitts U-17 team take the two league points in this County Division 3 tie played in Ballindine on Friday evening. The Gaels looked the better team in the first half and led at halftime by 1-4 to 0-6 after playing against the breeze in the opening half.

Burke Briere opened the scoring with a third minute point and Fionn McLoughlin added another a minute later before Mayo Gaels shot their first point in the 5th minute. Noah O Brien put Davitts two points ahead with a neat point in the eighth minute but two Mayo Gaels points in the next two minutes levelled the game. Davitts captain Mark Birmingham scored points in the 15th and 19th minutes. A 25th minute Mayo Gaels point was cancelled out by Fionn McLoughlin two minutes later but two minutes before the break Mayo Gaels scored the only goal of the game to go in a point ahead at the interval.

Early second half points by Aaron Conneely-Basham and Ronan Kelly saw Davitts regain the lead. Fionn McLoughlin extended the lead to two points in the 42nd minute. Mayo Gaels pulled a point back but four points from Fionn McLoughlin (3) and Burke Briere saw Davitts  lead by five points with time running out for the visitors. Mayo Gaels shot two points in injury time with Davitts keeper Dylan O Brien scoring a long range free as Davitts saw the game out well.

This was a solid team performance by Davitts with Brian Hett, Aaron Trench, Burke Briere, Mark Birmingham, Ronan Kelly, Aaron Conneely-Basham and Fionn McLoughlin in great form.

Davitts: Dylan O Brien (0-1), Conor Feerick, Brian Hett, Brian Corless, Ethan Boyle, Aaron Trench, Noah O Brien (0-1), Burke Briere (0-2), Mark Birmingham (0-2), Ronan Kelly (0-1), Harry Fallon, Aaron Conneely-Basham (0-1), Ciaran Treacy, Fionn McLoughlin (0-6), Conor McDermott. Subs used: Fionn McTigue, Tadhg Feerick.

May 8, 2022

Junior v Mayo Gaels match report

Davitts 3-9  Mayo Gaels 2-14

Davitts hosted Mayo Gaels in the County Junior B Championship on Sunday with the visitors winning by two points after a cracking encounter.

Davitts got off to a flying start with a Brian Clarke goal in the first minute after some great play from Liam Kearns and Richie Kilkenny. Liam Kearns pointed twice before the Gaels opened their account with a 7th minute point. A 9th minute Brian Og McTigue point was cancelled out by a similar score by the Gaels a minute later. Points from Liam Kearns and Donie Ronayne and two Mayo Gaels points were followed by a second Davitts goal in the 24th minute, Richie Kilkenny supplying the finish after good approach play by Brian Og McTigue and Darragh McGale. Mayo Gaels responded well and scored an unanswered  goal and four points to leave the sides level at halftime.

Mayo Gaels started the second half in whirlwind fashion scoring a goal and a point in the first three minutes. Points from Liam Kearns (2) and Richie Kilkenny narrowed the gap to a single point before Darragh McGale goaled in the 40th minute after a slick passing move involving Brian Birmingham, Liam Kearns and Ryan McLoughlin, to put his side ahead again. Three Gaels points between the 41st and the 46th minutes put them back in front. Davitts keeper Tristan Diskin pulled off a superb save before Darragh McGale levelled it in the 49th minute. A black card for Brian Birmingham two minutes later didn’t help Davitts cause and the Gaels pointed twice in the last ten minutes to clinch the win.

Davitts had impressive performances from Charlie Phillips, Brian Og McTigue, Micheal Hett, Brian Clarke, Liam Kearns, Ryan McLoughlin, Darragh McGale and Richie Kilkenny.

Davitts: Tristan Diskin, Micheal Hett, Charlie Phillips, Brian Birmingham, Brian Og McTigue (0-1), Donie Ronayne (0-1), James Cummins, Shane Mitchell, John Kilkenny, Brian Clarke (1-0), Liam Kearns (0-5), Tommy Clarke, Ryan McLoughlin, Darragh McGale (1-1), Richie Kilkenny (1-1). Subs used: Cathal Hennelly, Jack Trench, Zack Keadin.

May 8, 2022

O Mara Cup v Claremorris match report

Claremorris 0-12  Davitts 0-10

Claremorris defeated Davitts by two points in the O Mara Cup on Saturday in a game played in ideal conditions in Claremorris. This was a well fought game, the result in doubt right up to the final whistle, with the home side just shading it to qualify for the semi-final.

Cathal Hennelly opened the scoring in the second minute with Claremorris equalising three minutes later. Jack Ronayne pointed in the 7th minute but points in the 8th and 10th minutes put the homeside ahead. Jack Ronayne levelled it in the 11th minute but a 14th minute point saw Claremorris regain the lead. Both sets of defences were on top but points from Cathal Hennelly and Jack Ronayne gave Davitts an interval lead of 0-5 to 0-4.

Jack Melvin opened the second half scoring with a good point in the first minute, but Claremorris shot two points in the 33rd and 35th minutes to square the match again. Jack Ronayne pointed in the 42nd minute to restore Davitts lead but Claremorris shot five points without reply to lead by four points with five minutes of normal time remaining. Davitts threw everything at the homeside in the last few minutes but found the Claremorris keeper Ogie McGuinness in top class form, and he saved well from Jack Ronayne, Cathal Corless and Niall Treacy. Davitts hit points via Jack Ronayne, Johnno Clarke and Ronan McNamara to narrow the gap to the minimum as the game went into stoppage time but it was the Claremorris that had the last say with a 63rd minute point to clinch the hard earned win.

This was a very competitive game and Davitts had good displays from Keith Prendergast, Cathal Higgins, Colm Boyle, Thomas Ronayne, Dmitry Trench, Jack Ronayne, Niall Treacy and debutante Cathal Corless.

Davitts: Keith Prendergast, Ciaran Fahy, Cathal Higgins, Thomas Ronayne, Shane Treacy, Colm Boyle, Dmitry Trench, Fenton Kelly, Johnno Clarke (0-1), Jack Melvin (0-1), Jack Ronayne (0-5), Cathal Corless, Cathal Hennelly (0-2), Ronan McNamara (0-1), Niall Treacy. Subs used: Darragh McGale, Brian Og McTigue, Liam Kearns.

April 30, 2022

Junior v Balla match report

Balla 4-2  Davitts 0-13

Davitts travelled to Balla on Saturday evening for a clash with the locals in the Mayo Junior B Championship and, after dominating for most of the game, managed to lose it, with the Balla lads scoring a goal directly from a 20 metre kick in the second minute of injury time, the last kick of the game. This was the first time in the game that Balla led, they timed their run to perfection, and fair play to them, they fought to the end, but Davitts will wonder just how they didn’t claim the spoils.

Davitts shot the first four scores of the game, points kicked by Jack Devane, Shane Treacy, Shane Mitchell and Ryan McLoughlin between the 5th and the ninth minute. A 10th minute goal from the homeside seemed like a minor hiccup as Davitts added another four points through Jack Melvin, Shane Treacy, Jack Devane and Cathal Corless before halftime, to lead by 0-8 to 1-0 at the break.

This lead was extended as points from Jack Devane, Jack Melvin and Cathal Corless put Davitts up by 0-11 to 1-0 as the game entered the final quarter. Balla goaled again in the 45th minute. Cathal Corless shot a Davitts point almost immediately but Balla kicked their first point in the 47th minute. Cathal Corless had another point in the 50th minute. A harsh black card for Davitts Jamie Mullee followed but Davitts conceded a very soft goal in the 53rd minute, not dealing with a 45 that dropped short. Balla, now sensing that they had a chance, pointed again in the 57th minute leaving just two points between the sides. Davitts seemed to be seeing the game out but the homeside were awarded a 20 metre free kick in injury time and after the well struck kick hit the back of the net, past about twelve Davitts players, the referee blew the final whistle to the delight of the home crowd and the most unlikely of victories.

In all fairness to Davitts, they played some great football in this game but the concession of the goals would be a concern. Brian Og McTigue, Shane Treacy, Donie Ronayne, James Cummins, Shane Mitchell, Jamie Mullee, Ryan McLoughlin, Jack Devane and Cathal Corless were impressive.

Davitts: David Mitchell, Brian Og McTigue, Lawrence Daly, Tom Corless, Shane Treacy (0-2), Donie Ronayne, James Cummins, Shane Mitchell (0-1), Johnno Clarke, Jack Melvin (0-2), Liam Kearns, Jamie Mullee, Ryan McLoughlin (0-1), John Kilkenny, Jack Devane (0-3). Subs used: Cathal Corless (0-4), Darragh McGale.


April 27, 2022

County U-16 B Semi-Final match report

Moy Davitts 3-13   Davitts 2-6

Moy Davitts advanced to the County U-16 B Final after defeating a gallant Davitts side in Kiltimagh on Tuesday evening in the semi-final. Two goals in the first five minutes of the game proved to be crucial scores for the Moy Davitts lads and while Davitts spurned several clear goal chances themselves throughout the game, the Foxford based outfit were full value for their victory and the best of luck to them in the final.

Moy Davitts shot two goals and a point in the opening five minutes to set them on their way. Ciaran Treacy, a major threat up front for Davitts, hit two points in the 6th and 7th minutes to settle his team into the game. The remainder of the first half was more or less dominated by the defences on both sides with Moy Davitts adding three points and Davitts two points, through Ronan Kelly and Ciaran Treacy, to their tallies to leave Moy Davitts ahead by 2-4 to 0-4 at half time.

Davitts had two great goal chances in the first two minutes of the second half with Aaron O Dea and Aaron Conneely Basham coming agonisingly close but Moy Davitts hit the first three scores in the 33rd, 35th and 36th minutes to extend their lead. Ciaran Treacy pulled a point back for Davitts in the 37th minute but this was cancelled out two minutes later and Moy Davitts pointed again in the 40th minute. Davitts, chasing the game, were looking for goals and Noah O Brien and Ciaran Treacy came very close before Ciaran Treacy pointed in the 47th minute. A goal and a point for Moy Davitts in the 50th minute put the issue beyond doubt and they added another point in the 52nd minute before Ciaran Treacy goaled from the penalty spot for Davitts. Moy Davitts shot two points in reply before Davitts sub Peter Kilkenny had the final say, goaling in the 62nd minute, just before the final whistle.

All of the Davitts players tried valiantly all through the game but had little luck. Their best players on the night were goalie Dylan O Brien, Brian Hett who was excellent throughout, Noah O Brien, Ethan Boyle, Conor McDermott, Ciaran Treacy, Aaron Conneely Basham, Dylan Gormally and Fionn McTigue.

Davitts: Dylan O Brien, Sean Clarke, Brian Hett, Tadhg Feerick, Noah O Brien, Ethan Boyle, Brian Corless, Conor McDermott, Burke Briere, Aaron Conneely Basham, Ronan Kelly (0-1), Ciaran Treacy (1-5), Aaron O Dea, Dylan Gormally, Michael Hyland Hughes. Subs used: Fionn McTigue, Oisin O Gara, Ben Corless, Peter Kilkenny (1-0), Cillian Kearns.


April 26, 2022

Free Electrical Recycling

WEEE Wagon Day event is taking place at Davitts GAA grounds, Ballindine, on Tues May 10th from 10am – 1pm. Householders are welcome to recycle large and small items, which have a plug or battery and are at the end of their useful life for recycling.


April 22, 2022

O Mara Cup v Kilmaine match report

Kilmaine 3-13

Davitts 1-13

A very sharp looking Kilmaine side took the spoils in this entertaining O Mara Cup tie played in ideal conditions in Kilmaine of Friday evening.

Davitts got off to a flying start shooting 1-2 in the opening five minutes, Cathal Hennelly and Jack Ronayne pointing and Ronan McNamara getting the goal, fisting in Dmitry Trench’s crossfield ball to the net. The remainder of the first half belonged to the homeside whose fitness levels and teamwork were very impressive. While Davitts could only manage another point, a 27th minute score from Jack Ronayne, Kilmaine tagged on 2-7 before the interval, with sloppy Davitts defensive play not helping the cause.

Davitts narrowed the gap with two early second half points through Ronan McNamara and Cathal Hennelly. Kilmaine were defending well and hit two points in the 38th and 40th minutes but a third goal for the home side in the 41st minute was a killer blow for Davitts. Cathal Corless (making his senior debut) and Liam Kearns pulled two back in the 43rd and 44th minutes but they were cancelled out by two similar Kilmaine scores in the 46th and 48th minutes. Davitts added on a further five points via Jack Ronayne (2), Ronan McNamara (2) and Liam Kearns before the finish but they could not breach the home defence for the goal(s) they needed. Kilmaine fired three more points in that period to claim the two O Mara Cup points.

There was no shortage of effort from Davitts with Colm Boyle and Jack Ronayne catching the eye and the forwards doing well but some defensive errors were well punished by the Kilmaine lads.

Davitts: Keith Prendergast, Ciaran Fahy, Cathal Higgins, Charlie Phillips, Thomas Ronayne, Colm Boyle, Dmitry Trench, Jack Ronayne (0-4), Johnno Clarke, Shane Treacy, Darragh McGale, Jack Melvin, Cathal Hennelly (0-2), Ronan McNamara (1-3), Liam Kearns (0-3). Subs used: Cathal Corless (0-1), Jack Devane.

April 20, 2022

South Mayo U-16 B Final match report

Davitts 5-9  Hollymount Carramore 1-9

Davitts captured the South Mayo U-16 B title in Ballindine on Tuesday evening after a hard fought victory over Hollymount Carramore.

Davitts started brightly with two points in the opening two minutes courtesy of Ronan Kelly and the very impressive Aaron Conneely Basham. The visitors came storming into the game and reeled off a goal and six points between the 6th and the 13th minutes. In the fourteenth minute Davitts got a lucky break when team captain Dylan O Brien’s 45 dipped and ended up in the HollyCarra net. Davitts added points via Aaron O Dea (2), Aaron Conneely Basham and Conor McDermott before Ciaran Treacy goaled just before half time, a neat finish after a superb pass from Conor McDermott, to put Davitts ahead by 2-6 to 1-6 at the interval.

HollyCarra opened the second half scoring with a 41st minute point but Davitts replied with a brilliant Aaron Conneely Basham goal two minutes later after great work from Noah O Brien and Ciaran Treacy. Ciaran Treacy added a point in the 45th minute which was cancelled out by a similar HollyCarra score five minutes later. Dylan Gormally and Aaron O Dea pointed in the 50th and 54th minutes and two goals from Conor McDermott and Ciaran Treacy in the 55th and 57th minutes finally ended the spirited HollyCarra challenge who shot the last score of the game, a 61st minute point.

Davitts had terrific performances from Dylan O Brien, Brian Hett, Ethan Boyle, Tadhg Feerick, Conor McDermott, Ronan Kelly, Aaron Conneely Basham, Ciaran Treacy and subs Aaron O Dea and Noah O Brien.

Davitts: Dylan O Brien (1-0), Sean Clarke, Brian Hett, Ben Corless, Brian Corless, Ethan Boyle, Tadhg Feerick, Conor McDermott (1-1), Burke Briere, Fionn McTigue, Ronan Kelly (0-1), Aaron Conneely Basham (1-2), Dylan Gormally (0-1), Ciaran Treacy (2-1), Michael Hyland Hughes. Subs: Noah O Brien, Aaron O Dea (0-3), Oisin O Gara, Luke Rattigan, Cillian Kearns, Peter Kilkenny, Jason Boyle, Ronan Hett.

Well done to the team management of Tommy Clarke and Frank Kelly.

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