Ballindine, Co. Mayo


September 18, 2020

Mayo Minor B Final v Balla match report

Davitts 5-15

Balla 1-7

Davitts Minor team produced a top class performance to capture the County B Championship title swatting aside the challenge of Balla in a game played in perfect conditions in Claremorris on Friday evening. Davitts, on top from the start, never allowed Balla to get into the game as they tackled sharply throughout the field, won most of the breaking ball, displayed a fierce workrate and attacked in numbers with great intent.

Dynamic corner forward Niall Treacy opened the scoring in the third minute and Jack Devane cracked home a goal one minute later after an excellent run by midfielder Fenton Kelly. Further points from Niall Treacy (2), Jack Devane, Jack Melvin, Joe Prendergast and Dylan Gallagher put Davitts 1-7 to 0-0 ahead at the first water break. While Balla were winning a fair amount of possession around the middle of the field through the efforts of Odhran O Connor and Shaun Dempsey, they found it extremely tough to get any change out of a superb Davitts defence with all six defenders impressing, none more so than Charlie Phillips at full back.

Two pointed frees from Matthew English in the 22nd and 24th minutes finally got Balla on the scoreboard but a quickfire Davitts scoring blitz two minutes later, scoring 2-1 in a minute, more or less settled the issue.  Dylan Gallagher pointed neatly, then Dylan Gallagher and Niall Treacy combined before the latter’s shot was brilliantly saved by the Balla keeper Matthew Lyons, but Joe Prendergast was on hand to fire home the rebound. From the resulting kick out, Jack Devane won possession and fed Dylan Gallagher who finished to the net with aplomb. Fenton Kelly pointed from a forty five in the final minute of the half to leave Davitts ahead by 3-9 to 0-2 at the break.

Jack Devane and Niall Treacy shot the first two points of the second half to extend Davitts lead before Matthew English pulled one back for Balla in the 36th minute. Iarlaith Golding, coming more into the game scored a fine goal in the 39th minute, fetching Shaun Dempsey’s long delivery and blasting to the net. The same player followed that with a point for Balla before Fenton Kelly pointed for Davitts and Jack Devane finished his second goal after great work by Dylan Gallagher and Niall Treacy in the 44th minute. Matthew English pointed for Balla before the water break to make it 4-12 to 1-5.

The game was fizzling out as Jack Devane pointed in the 47th minute. George Boyd, who had a great battle with Davitts captain Jack Trench all evening, got a fine point for Balla after a searing run in the 53rd minute with Niall Treacy cancelling it out almost immediately. Davitts got their fifth goal in the 59th minute, fittingly Niall Treacy finishing it after Zack Keadin superbly put him through. Iarlaith Golding for Balla and Davitts Jack Melvin swapped points before the referee Paul Lydon blew the final whistle.

All of the Davitts players on view impressed in this game and cases could easily be made for any one of Charlie Phillips, Fenton Kelly, Jack Devane or Niall Treacy to be named man of the match.

Tristan Diskin was a confident goalie with Sean Feerick, Brian Og McTigue, Thomas Ronayne, Fionnan Gallagher and Brian Birmingham superb in defence. Up front team captain Jack Trench led from the front with Joe Prendergast also having a stormer. The three U-16’s on the team, Jack Melvin, Cathal Corless and Dylan Gallagher showed that they are three players of the highest quality, all playing brilliantly. The four subs, Dylan Walsh, Zack Keadin, Bon Glynn and Davy Hennessy all played well when introduced. The other panellists were Gavin Ring, Sean Keadin, Cathal Devane, Mark Birmingham and the injured Micheal Hett.

Davitts: Tristan Diskin, Sean Feerick, Charlie Phillips, Brian Og McTigue, Thomas Ronayne, Fionnan Gallagher, Brian Birmingham, Fenton Kelly (0-2), Cathal Corless, Jack Trench (capt), Jack Devane (2-3), Joe Prendergast (1-1), Dylan Gallagher (1-2), Jack Melvin (0-2), Niall Treacy (1-5). Subs used: Dylan Walsh, Zack Keadin, Bon Glynn, Davy Hennessy.

Well done lads and the team mentors Liam Nyland, Lawrence Daly, Tommy Ronayne, Derek Byrne and Declan Kirrane.

September 14, 2020

August Internal Club Development Draw result

Last night we did the August internal draw for those that bought the €100 Development Draw tickets. The following were the winners:
€200 Liam Macken
€100 Mary Peters
€100 Mary Monaghan
€100 Bertie Penny
Congrats to the winners. Thanks to everyone that bought tickets and hopefully we will have lots of winners in the Development Draw.
September 14, 2020

This week’s fixtures

This week’s fixtures:
Mon Sept 14th, County U-12 League: Davitts v Swinford in Ballindine at 6.30pm.
Fri Sept 18th, County Minor B Final: Davitts v Balla in Claremorris at 6.15pm.
Sun Sept 20th, O Mara Cup Semi-final: Davitts v Garrymore in Ballindine at 12pm.

September 13, 2020

O Mara Cup v Shrule Glencorrib match report

Davitts Senior team booked their place in the O Mara Cup semi-final when they defeated Shrule Glencorrib by 2-7 to 0-8 in Ballindine on Saturday evening. The conditions were not great but both teams served up an entertaining game nevertheless.

The exchanges were tight in the opening quarter with Davitts playing against the tricky wind. Shrule Glencorrib opened the scoring in the fifth minute but points from Johnno Clarke and Ronan McNamara had Davitts ahead at the first water break. Shrule Glencorrib equalised in the 16th minute but excellent link up play from Cathal Hennelly, Darragh McGale and Stephen Nyland ended with Liam Kearns finishing for a Davitts goal three minutes later. Shrule Glencorrib reacted well scoring three unanswered points before the break to leave the sides level, Davitts 1-2 to Shrule Glencorrib’s 0-5, at halftime.

Cathal Hennelly gave Davitts the lead two minutes into the second period with the visitors equalising in the 9th minute. Davitts then took command and a Liam Kearns point was followed by a scoring blitz from veteran Ronan McNamara who pointed three long range frees and goaled in the 47th minute to effectively settle the issue. Shrule Glencorrib tried their best but could only manage two points before the finish as Davitts used their experience well to see the game out.

Best for Davitts were Cathal Higgins, Patrick Keadin, Kieran Fahy, Dmitry Trench, Ronan McNamara, Aidan Macken, Liam Kearns, Cathal Hennelly and Darragh McGale.

Davitts: Dean Moran, Patrick Keadin, Cathal Higgins, Jordan Flanagan, Tom Corless, Kieran Fahy, Dmitry Trench, Ronan McNamara (1-4), Aidan Macken, Liam Macken, Liam Kearns (1-1), Johnno Clarke (0-1), Cathal Hennelly (0-1), Stephen Nyland, Darragh McGale. Subs used: Fearghal McGrath, Shane Mitchell, Ryan McLoughlin, Donie Ronayne, Lawrence Daly.

September 12, 2020

Mayo Minor B Semi-Final match report

Davitts 4-13 

Cill Chomain 2-11

Davitts advanced to the County Minor B Championship Final after defeating Cill Chomain in Swinford on Friday evening. The final scoreline suggests a somewhat comfortable victory but this was not the case and it took two goals in the last three minutes for Davitts to finally shake off the gallant North Mayo side.

Davitts got off to a super start with a brilliant individual goal from Niall Treacy in the first minute, a Joe Prendergast point a minute later and a second goal from Jack Melvin in the third minute as they threatened to run riot. Cill Chomain pulled back a point in the 6th minute with Jack Devane cancelling that out a minute later with an excellent score.

A Cill Chomain point in the ninth minute was quickly followed by a fine goal to narrow the deficit to three points.  Niall Treacy extended Davitts lead to four points but two Cill Chomain points left Davitts ahead by 2-3 to 1-4 at the first water break.

Cill Chomain dominated the next ten minutes but poor shooting meant that this was not reflected on the scoreboard. The next score came from Davitts Cathal Corless in the 24th minute. Cill Chomain cancelled that score out immediately. The first half ended with a flurry of scores with Niall Treacy (2), Jack Devane and Fenton Kelly pointing for Davitts in the last five minutes as Cill Chomain just notched the one point to leave Davitts ahead by 2-8 to 1-6 at half time.

Wing back Brian Birmingham opened the second half scoring with a fine point after a sweeping move but Cill Chomain, getting on top in most sectors, hit a purple spell. They pointed in the 2nd minute, scored a goal in the 3rd minute and another point in the 7th minute to narrow the gap to a single point. They missed three or four good opportunities to level the game before Jack Melvin and Niall Treacy had Davitts points in the 10th and 12th minutes. Cill Chomain pointed before the second water break to leave Davitts ahead by 2-11 to 2-9 going into the final quarter.

Cill Chomain reduced the deficit to one point in the 18th minute but Jack Devane and Niall Treacy extended Davitts lead to three points in the next three minutes. A Cill Chomain player had got sin binned in the 20th minute and when their best defender was shown a black card in the 26th minute they were in deep trouble. They did manage a 28th minute point but Davitts killed off their brave challenge with an excellent goal after a sweeping move expertly finished by Dylan Gallagher in the 29th minute. The game’s final score came two minutes later as Niall Treacy netted a penalty after he was fouled, again after a sweeping Davitts move, to give Davitts a rather flattering eight point winning margin.

Davitts will now face Balla, very impressive in their semi-final victory over Aghamore, in the final next week and they will know that a much improved performance will be needed to overcome that challenge.

Davitts best players in this game were Charlie Phillips, Thomas Ronayne, Brian Og McTigue, Jack Melvin, Niall Treacy, Jack Devane and Dylan Gallagher.

Davitts: Tristan Diskin, Sean Feerick, Charlie Phillips, Brian Og McTigue, Thomas Ronayne, Brian Birmingham (0-1), Fenton Kelly (0-1), Cathal Corless (0-1), Jack Trench, Jack Melvin (1-1), Joe Prendergast (0-1), Jack Devane (0-3), Niall Treacy (2-5). Subs used: Fionnan Gallagher, Dylan Gallagher (1-0), Davy Hennessy.

September 10, 2020

South Mayo U-14 B Final match report

The Neale 2-21 

Davitts 6-5

The Neale and Davitts met in the South Mayo U-14 B Final in Hollymount on Thursday evening with The Neale proving too strong for a very determined Davitts outfit. When the two sides met in Cong earlier on in the competition, The Neale had a comfortable twelve point winning margin. With two minutes of normal time remaining in this game however, only a point separated the sides but The Neale held their nerve and kicked three late points to win by four points.

Davitts got the ideal start with a goal from Conor McDermott in the first minute. The Neale fired over four points in the next seven minutes before Ronan Kelly levelled the game with an eighth minute point. Ciaran Treacy put Davitts ahead with a neat point but The Neale replied with three points in the 10th, 11th and 13th minutes before Davitts influenctial midfielder Conor McDermott fired in his second goal on 15 minutes. Wasteful forward play cost Davitts dearly in the next ten minutes as they spurned two gilt edged goal chances and The Neale, possessing two top notch inside forwards, capitalised shooting a goal and three points in that period. Brian Hett pulled one back with a 27th minute point which was cancelled out in first half injury time to leave The Neale ahead by 1-11 to 2-3 at the break.

As in the first half Conor McDermott opened the second half scoring with a pointed free in the second minute. The Neale shot two points in the third and sixth minutes before Davitts sub Michael Hughes goaled in the tenth minute. The Neale pointed in the 14th minute and when they goaled three minutes later to go seven points ahead it looked like they were going to coast to victory but a spirited Davitts side thought otherwise. Dylan Gormally pointed in the 17th minute and goaled a minute later to narrow the deficit to three points. The Neale pointed in the twentieth minute but Dylan Gormally crashed in his second goal in the 22nd minute to leave just a point between the sides. In all fairness to The Neale, they rallied well and scored three fine points in the 25th, 26th and 27th minutes but Michael Hughes, making a big impact since his half time introduction, banged in his second goal in the 28th minute to leave just a point between the teams. The Neale again showed their mettle and points in the 30th, 31st and 32nd minutes sealed their hard earned victory.

Dylan O Brien had another excellent game in goals for Davitts while in front of him Brian Hett (0-1), Noah O Brien, Oisin O Gara and Ben Corless fought manfully with Tadhg Feerick, Brian Corless and Burke Briere (having to revert to an unfamiliar defensive role)having superb games. Conor McDermott (2-1) and Ethan Boyle worked tirelessly at midfield. Fionn McTigue, the hard working Ciaran Treacy (0-1), Ronan Kelly (0-1) and Dylan Gormally (2-1) linked well in an attack that was boosted by the introduction of Michael Hughes (2-0), Aaron Conneely Basham and Aaron O Dea.

The Neale were deserving winners and we wish them well in next week’s County semi-final.

September 7, 2020

This week’s fixtures

This week’s fixtures:
Mon Sept 7th, U-12 League: Ballyhaunis v Davitts in Ballyhaunis at 6.30pm.
Thurs Sept 10th, South Mayo U-14 B Championship: The Neale v Davitts in Hollymount at 6.30pm.
Fri Sept 11th, County Minor B Championship Semi-Final: Davitts v Cill Chomain in Swinford at 6.30pm.
Sat Sept 12th, O Mara Cup: Davitts v Shrule Glencorrib in Ballindine at 5pm.

September 4, 2020

South Mayo Minor B Final match report

Davitts 3-12

Carras 0-10

Davitts Minor team captured the South Mayo B Championship after a tremendous display to defeat a gallant Carras side in Garrymore on Friday evening. The two sides had met twice in the competition already with each side winning but on this occasion a very determined Davitts side would not be denied.

Davitts played against the wind in the opening period and Niall Treacy opened the scoring with a second minute point. Mark Gibbons equalised in the fifth minute. Jack Devane for Davitts and Evan Heraty for Carras exchanged points before Jamie Hession put the homeside ahead in the 13th minute, pointing after a powerful run.

Davitts got a firm grip on the game in the second quarter and the game swung in their favour in the 16th minute when they scored a goal of the highest quality. Brian Og McTigue, outstanding throughout the game, won a vital turnover to start a superb move involving Thomas Ronayne, Fenton Kelly and Joe Prendergast, and ending with midfielder Fenton Kelly firing home an unstoppable left footed drive into the top corner giving Carras keeper Daniel Ferriter absolutely no chance. Jack Melvin pointed in the 21st minute to extend Davitts lead and when Fenton Kelly pointed two massive long range frees in the 22nd and 23rd minutes, one sensed that it was going to be Davitts day. Joe Prendergast goaled again for Davitts in the 29th minute, coolly converting the rebound after Brian Og McTigue’s goal attempt came back off the post. Mark Gibbons and Jamie Hession shot the last two points of the first half in the 31st and 32nd minutes to leave Davitts ahead by 2-6 to 0-5 at halftime.

Carras needed a good start to the second half but it was Davitts that got the perfect start with a Jack Devane point in the first minute followed by another cracking Fenton Kelly goal, after great work by Jack Trench and Niall Treacy. Carras battled away but the Davitts defence were superb throughout,  defending as if their lives depended on it. Mark Gibbons pointed two frees before the second water break to narrow the gap to nine points. Jack Melvin stretched Davitts lead in the 47th minute with a fine point. Jack Devane, Niall Treacy (2) and Fenton Kelly for Davitts and Mark Gibbons (2) and Tom Smyth for Carras pointed in the last ten minutes as Davitts went on to win by 3-12 to 0-10.

Davitts had heroes all over the pitch. Tristan Diskin never put a foot wrong in goals and Sean Feerick, Charlie Phillips, team captain Jack Trench, Thomas Ronayne and Brian Birmingham were superb in a defence where Brian Og McTigue gave an absolute masterclass. Fenton Kelly (2-3) had a magnificent game at midfield where he got great assistance from the hard working Fionnan Gallagher and Jack Melvin (0-2). Niall Treacy (0-4) led the attack well and Jack Devane (0-3) was dangerous inside with Dylan Gallagher, Joe Prendergast (1-0) and Davey Hennessy all in top form. Zack Keadin, Bon Glynn and Dylan Walsh played their part when introduced. The panel was completed by Gavin Ring, Mark Birmingham, Sean Keadin, Cathal Devane and the desperately unlucky Cathal Corless, who missed the game due to injury.

Well done to the management team of Liam Nyland, Lawrence Daly, Derek Byrne and Tommy Ronayne.

September 2, 2020

This week’s fixtures

This week’s fixtures:
Thurs Sept 3rd, South Mayo U-14 B Championship: Shrule Glencorrib v Davitts in Shrule at 6.45pm.
Fri Sept 4th, South Mayo Minor B Championship Final: Davitts v Carras in Garrymore at 6.45pm.

August 26, 2020

Government advice

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