Best of luck to Laura Waldron and all the Mayo Minor Ladies as they face Galway in the Conn Final on B/H Monday.
Davitts 1-13 Kilmaine 1-12.
Davitts got the better of Kilmaine in this O Mara Cup tie played in tropical conditions in Ballindine on Sunday. The very youthful Davitts boys played some excellent football in a well contested game that was up for grabs right up to the final whistle.
A tit for tat first half saw the sides level at 0-6 each at the break. Points from Cathal Hennelly, Matthew Trench, Andrew Peters, Liam Kearns and Josh Ronayne (2) accounted for Davitts first half tally.
Davitts started to edge the game after the restart with midfielders Josh Ronayne and Michael Waldron on top of their game. Points from Liam Kearns (2), Thomas Waldron, Josh Ronayne (2), Andrew Peters and Matthew Trench had Davitts ahead by 0-13 to 0-10 with ten minutes remaining. A superb Thomas Waldron goal seemed to have sealed the game but a late salvo by the gallant visitors, yielding 1-2, meant that Davitts just hung on to a merited victory.
Outstanding for Davitts were David Mitchell, Keith Prendergast, Mark Ronayne, Michael and Thomas Waldron, Josh Ronayne, Liam Kearns, Andrew Peters and Matthew Trench.
Davitts: David Mitchell, Kevin Gallagher, Cathal Higgins, James Cummins, Mark Ronayne, Keith Prendergast, Colm Roche, Michael Waldron, Josh Ronayne (0-4), Liam Kearns (0-3), Thomas Waldron (1-1), Matthew Trench (0-2), Cathal Hennelly (0-1), Fearghal McGrath, Andrew Peters (0-2). Subs used: Jack Rodgers, Shane Mitchell.
Davitts GAA Club would like to wish Geoffrey Sheridan from Kilmaine a speedy recovery from what looked like a serious leg injury incurred in the second half of this match.
Garrymore 0-15 Davitts 0-7
A very impressive Garrymore team proved too strong for Davitts in this Michael Walsh Senior League Semi-Final in Garrymore on Saturday. The first half was well contested with Davitts midfielder Josh Ronayne, arguably the best player on show, and Cathal Hennelly, a minor player with a big future, tormenting the Garrymore defence. The teams went in at half-time level at 0-5 apiece.
Garrymore’s greater power in the second half was a deciding factor and they went on to win in an impressive fashion, dominating proceedings and looking like a team that are going places.
Davitts best performers were Kevin Gallagher, James Cummins, Keith Prendergast, Cathal Higgins, Josh Ronayne, Seamus Roche, Matthew Trench and Cathal Hennelly.
Davitts: Adrian McNamara, Colm Roche, Kevin Gallagher, Mark Ronayne, James Cummins, Keith Prendergast, Cathal Higgins, Josh Ronayne (0-4), Michael Waldron, Seamus Roche, Fearghal McGrath (0-1), Matthew Trench (0-1), Thomas Waldron (0-1), Cathal Hennelly, Liam Kearns. Subs used: Andrew Peters, Donal Ronayne, Michael Mangan, Shane Mitchell.
A list of Davitts Members for 2013. The list of 2014 members will be published in the coming weeks.
Membership can be secured by paying €50 (adult) or by purchasing a €100 Mayo Development Draw ticket. The €100 ticket covers a full family membership including those in full time education. It does not cover more than two adults.
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Davitts Minor team got back to winning ways in the League with an emphatic 3-18 to 0-8 victory over Ballyhaunis in Ballindine on Friday evening. Davitts dominated the game from the throw in and led by 1-9 to 0-2 at halftime with the very impressive Cathal Hennelly scoring the goal after twenty minutes.
The Davitts forwardline were linking well with Hennelly, Evan Ronayne, Shane Treacy and Gerald Griffin all in the mood. Two classy second half Evan Ronayne goals ensured a comfortable win for Davitts.
As well as those already mentioned, Davitts had fine displays from Michael and Padraig Mangan, Denis Fahy and Patrick Keadin.
Davitts: Thomas Monaghan, Dylan Keadin, Michael Mangan (0-1), Denis Fahy, John Kilkenny, Patrick Keadin (0-2), Seanie Bourke, Padraig Mangan (0-1), Jack Rodgers, Lorcan Diskin, Gerald Griffin (0-2), Evan Ronayne (2-4), Conor Macken, Cathal Hennelly (1-5), Shane Treacy (0-3).
Davitts U-14 team had a good 3-8 to 0-4 win over Moy Davitts in Ballindine on Saturday. Playing into the wind in the first half, the home side led by 1-4 to 0-1 at the break, with the impressive Cian Naughton getting the goal and two points and Stephen Nyland and Niall Kearns completing the first half tally.
Moy Davitts fought hard in the second half but they never really looked like getting back into the game. Two goals from Niall Kearns put paid to the Moy Davitts challenge.
Outstanding for Davitts were David Devane, Jordan Flanagan, Dimitri Trench, Niall Kearns, Niall Treacy and Cian Naughton.
Davitts: James Quinn, Oisin Prendergast, David Devane, Takeshi Kilkenny, Jordan Flanagan (0-1), Dimitri Trench, Niall Kearns (2-3), Stephen Nyland (0-1), Niall Treacy, Conor Walsh, Aidan Cosgrove, Cian Naughton (1-2), Daniel Corless. Subs used: Zach Keadin, Gary Bourke.
The Neale 1-11 Davitts 1-12
The Neale and Davitts served up a cracking O Mara Cup tie in Cong on Saturday with Davitts coming out on top by a point at the end of a very competitive game. Davitts started off brightly and points from Josh Ronayne and Liam Kearns had them ahead after five minutes. The Neale responded well and took the lead with four unanswered points. Davitts lost their influential midfielder Ronan McNamara through injury early in the game to add to an already long injury list. Michael Conroy was proving to be a key figure at centre half forward though, and he, Keith Prendergast, Thomas Waldron and Josh Ronayne all pointed before the interval to leave the sides level, 0-6 apiece, at halftime.
The second half was played at a furious pace and it was tit for tat before Davitts outstanding midfielder Josh Ronayne hammered home his side’s only goal ten minutes into the half. Thomas Waldron added a point to put Davitts four ahead but The Neale fought back bravely. They goaled themselves and shot an equalising point as it looked like the game might end up in deadlock. Michael Conroy however had the last say with an excellent winning point from way out, to give Davitts a hard earned win.
Best for Davitts were Colm Roche, Kevin Gallagher, James Cummins, Josh Ronayne, Michael Conroy, Matthew Trench, Thomas Waldron and man of the match Liam Kearns.
Davitts: Adrian McNamara, Colm Roche, Kevin Gallagher, Mark Ronayne, James Cummins, Keith Prendergast (0-1), Cathal Higgins, Ronan McNamara, Josh Ronayne (1-3),Seamus Roche, Michael Conroy (0-3), Thomas Waldron (0-2), Matthew Trench (0-1), Fearghal McGrath, Liam Kearns (0-2). Subs used: Sean Waldron, Jack Rodgers, Donal Ronayne, Shane Mitchell.
Davitts 2-10 Louisburgh 0-3.
Davitts Minors got back to winning ways with a fine victory over Louisburgh in Ballindine on Sunday. Davitts made full use of the strong wind in the first half and led by 2-8 to 0-2 at halftime with Richie O Connor and Shane Treacy getting the two goals.
The expected Louisburgh fightback never materialised as Davitts defended magnificently in the second half with Michael Mangan, Dylan Keadin and Dylan Higgins in top form.
This was a fine team performance with every player playing their part in an important win.
Davitts: Thomas Monaghan, Dylan Keadin, Dylan Higgins, Denis Fahy, Michael Mangan, Patrick Keadin (0-1), Padraig Mangan, Jack Rodgers (0-1), Richie O Connor (1-0), Gerald Griffin (0-1), Evan Ronayne (0-2), Cathal Hennelly (0-4), Shane Treacy (1-1).
Subs used: Seanie Bourke, Jamie Mullee, Conor Macken.
Davitts 0-5 Mayo Gaels 2-5.
A much sharper and hungrier Mayo Gaels side came to Ballindine on Sunday and deservedly beat a lethargic Davitts team in the first round of the O Mara Cup. Davitts never really looked like winning this game and, but for some erratic shooting by the visitors, would have been beaten by a lot more.
Mark Ronayne, Kevin Gallagher, James Cummins and Matthew Trench fought hard throughout in what, from a Davitts viewpoint, was a very disappointing performance.
Davitts: Adrian McNamara, Mark Ronayne, Cathal Higgins, Kevin Gallagher, James Cummins, Colm Roche, Lawrence Daly, Josh Ronayne (0-2), Keith Prendergast (0-2), Seamus Roche, Paul Carey, Matthew Trench (0-1), Thomas Waldron, Fearghal McGrath, Liam Kearns.
Subs used: Ronan McNamara, Darren Connolly, Padraig Mangan, Jack Rodgers.