WELCOME TO DAVITTS GAC WEBSITE
Michael Davitt CLG would like to welcome you to our club website. Our aim is to keep this site regularly updated with information about all our activities.We hope you will find this site informative about our club, its past and what events will be taking place throughout the season. Being online allows our supporters and others, wherever they are, to follow our various activities.
- SAHL – Davitts 2-13 Sean Treacy’s 2-14
The senior hurlers winning streak came to an end when they went down by the minimum margin for the second time this season to Sean Treacys at Boucher Road. Despite playing against the breeze in the first half we started well with points from Colm McKee and Stephen McGivern. However, the Armagh boys responded with five unanswered points before Chris Gallagher pointed from an acute angle on the left wing. Again, the Armagh team responded and during a poor period for us we conceded 2-1 to leave us trailing by nine. A brace of points each for Stephen McGivern and Chris Gallagher reduced the deficit to five. Both teams then traded two points each with Canice Mooney and Chris Gallagher on target to leave us five in arrears at the break.
Sean Treacy’s opened the scoring in the second half with a point to extend their lead but during our best spell of the game we fought our way back into the match with points from Alan Rainey, Stephen McGivern and Canice Mooney before a Stephen McGivern goal levelled proceedings. Four Sean Treacy points, two from frees, put them back in control but Stephen McGivern’s second goal of the game reduced the lead to a single point with time ticking away. Sean Treacy’s then extended their lead with a pointed free. We pushed hard in the final minutes to get that elusive goal which would win us the game and while we had chances we failed to convert with Chris Gallagher’s point the final score of the game giving the Armagh men the win 2-14 to 2-13 in a highly competitive game.
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- Pitch Development Update
Click here for more photos from the Corpus site, taken very recently, showing the progress of the ongoing development work with our new playing facilities.
- U14 Football Feile report
Friday 23 June
Our U14 football team’s Féile weekend began with a lunch in the club lounge, team photos and well wishes from parents and supporters before setting off for County Monaghan and our host club for the weekend Tyholland GFC
Our hosts had kindly laid on refreshments for both the team and supporters on arrival. After a quick ‘getting to know you session’ it was down to business of our opening game against Dunboyne (County Meath), coached by Meath’s All Ireland winning legendary manager Sean Boylan – and what a game it turned out to be!
Some wayward shooting in the first half by us looked like it would come back to haunt us after our opponents managed to score 1-2 to no reply by halftime. It didn’t get much better when a quick goal and point from Dunboyne in the first two minutes of the 2nd half saw us trailing by 9 points. But this group of lads have a winning mentality and slowly grew in to the game, taking our scores when the opportunities presented themselves. With the clock ticking down our lads pressed hard and wave after wave of attack saw the equalising point scored with seconds remaining. An absolute brilliant display of football coupled with a strong belief in their own ability saw them gain a well deserved point.
Our 2nd group game was against Drumhowan (County Monaghan). A clinical performance against a young but spirited team ensured a victory for us, much to the delight of the large number of supporters that had travelled down.
The kids then met their host families.
Saturday 24 June
The final game in our group was against our host club Tyholland. We took an early 6 point lead with some well taken scores before Tyholland staged a mini comeback, reducing our lead to a few points at half time. A mature second half performance saw us play to our strengths and stretch our lead to ensure another victory and with that we had topped our group and booked a quarter final place in the cup competition.
The quarter final match was scheduled to take place in Kingscourt stadium, therefore an hour’s bus journey was in order to get to the stadium. We were drawn against Errigal Ciaran (County Tyrone). Our opponents started off the better team and secured a 5 point lead by halftime. Once again our boys showed their ‘never-say-die’ attitude and attacked with great skill and determination from the start of the 2nd half. When the ball hit the back of Errigal Ciaran net mid-way through the 2nd half the large travelling support and the team thought that the comeback was on but to everyone’s disbelief the referee bizarrely over ruled the goal after consultation with the umpires! Disappointed but with even more determination our lads again rallied and with another seemingly fine goal not awarded by the officials, again to the disbelief of supporters and the team, the realisation that this was not to be our day dawned on us. The lads continued to attack and were rewarded with a few more scores but in the end our opponents held on and our boys were unfortunately out of the competition.
Disappointment for our lads but it has to be said that their efforts throughout the competition and indeed throughout the year have instilled a great pride within the club.
Well done lads you did yourselves, families, community and the club proud. Maith sibh.
It was then back to our wonderful hosts Tyholland GFC to join the locals, supporters, teams and families to watch Monaghan in the Ulster semi-final followed by presentations between the clubs, a juvenile disco / buffet and once again great hospitality and craic. With Tyholland U14 Girls team and Westmanstown Gaels U14 Girls team also in attendance we are pretty positive that our boys enjoyed the disco.
Sunday 25 June
The team meet once again at Tyholland GFC to thank our host club and to say our final goodbyes to the friends we made over the weekend.
The kids had a brilliant weekend and we know that this experience will live in their memories for a very long time.
A huge thank you to our wonderful hosts Tyholland GFC and families that hosted our kids for the excellent hospitality shown to us. We hope that the friendships made over the weekend will continue for years to come. We look forward to hosting you in the future.
Go raibh míle maith agaibh.
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- SAHL – Davitts 4-16 Ardoyne 0-10
The senior hurlers continued their winning run with a comprehensive victory over Ardoyne at Boucher Road. The game started with both teams exchanging early points to tie the the game at three a a piece with our points all from Stephen McGivern (2 frees and a 65). However, from this point we took control and with scores from Colm McKee 0-3, Thomas Toland 0-1, Aaron Slane 1-1 and Stephen McGivern 0-2 we stretched into a commanding lead with Ardoyne’s only response a single point. Half time score 1-10 to 0-4.
Ardoyne opened the second half with two points but we replied with another point from Stephen McGivern and Aaron Slane’s second goal of the game. Another brace of points from Ardoyne then saw us go on another prolonged period of scoring with Stephen McGivern adding 1-2, Sean Prenter 0-1, Thomas Toland 1-0, Colm McKee 0-1 and Jordy O’Kane 0-1. With Ardoyne adding two further points during this period the final score saw us victorious 4-16 to 0-10.
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- 2017 Hurling Féile Report
Friday 16 June 2017
Our U14 hurling teams eagerly anticipated Féile weekend began with a hearty breakfast with parents and supporters in the club lounge. After the obligatory team photos and well wishes the team set off to Ferns St Aidan’s (County Wexford) our hosts for the weekend.
Glorious weather greeted us as we arrived at Ferns St Aidan’s GAC and it was straight down to getting the kids stretched and loosened up, after their long journey, in preparation for upcoming games.
Our two scheduled group games on Friday saw us play Kilrush/Askamore (Co. Wexford) and Bredagh (Co. Down). Our large travelling support, with club flags in tow, roared on our lads but unfortunately both games saw our opponents collect the points. Our boys hurled with great skill and commitment and as always did themselves and the club proud with their efforts.
It was then time for the kids to meet their host families and with that our club supporters retired to our dwellings for tea and cucumber sandwiches (cough)!
Saturday 17 June
The final game in our group was against our host club Ferns St Aidan’s, and what a game it turned out to be. In blistering heat Davitts took an early 4 point lead but Ferns produced a fine performance to edge one point in front at the break. The second half saw quality hurling from both teams, played in a committed but fair manner. We were trailing by 4 points with a few minutes left on the clock but our lads rallied, with the vocal backing of supporters, to equalise with seconds to go on the clock. The manner in which our lads battled right to the final whistle to gain a well-earned draw against our hosts filled us all with great pride.
A quarter final place in the Division 4 shield against Graigue Ballycallan (Co. Kilkenny) was our next game. Once again our lads produced some great hurling but unfortunately a place in the semi-final was a step to far for us with our opponents progressing.
Disappointment for our lads but after a quick talk from our chairman, praising them for their efforts, as well as the travelling support letting them know how proud we were of them the smiles soon returned.
A parade for host club Ferns (Hurling and Camogie) and visiting clubs Edendork, Tyrone (Camogie) and ourselves was organised for later that evening. Starting off from the village centre to Ferns Gaelic grounds, and lead by a piper, all the teams were in fine spirits with songs and chants (mostly lead by Big Jim and Gavin!) greeting the welcoming locals as we headed to the BBQ and presentations.
Sunday 18 June
The team meet once again at Ferns St Aidan’s to wish our host club all the best as they set off to play their semi-final and to say our final goodbyes and thank yous to the friends we made over the short but action packed weekend.
Overall, the kids had a wonderful time and we know that this experience will live in their memories for years to come.
A huge thank you to our wonderful hosts Ferns St Aidan’s and families that hosted our kids for the excellent hospitality shown to us. We hope that the friendships made over the weekend will continue for years to come. We look forward to hosting you in the future.
Go raibh míle maith agaibh
Photos from the weekend can be accessed by clicking here.
- SAHL – Davitts 2-14 St Galls 3-7
The senior hurlers followed up their emphatic win over Sarsfields (6-10 to 0-2) by inflicting St Galls first league defeat of the campaign on a score of 2-14 to 3-7 at Boucher Road. In a very competitive game, we battled all the way and finished the game much the stronger team. A highlight of the game was the quality of the scores taken and the build up to the scores with the sliotar being moved quickly and accurately.
Scorers on the evening: S McGivern 1-6, A Rainey 1-2, C Mooney 0-3, S Prenter 0-2, G Nelson 0-1.
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- Senior Football Update
The senior footballers last two league outings have produced sub standard performances and we ultimately paid the price with a heavy defeat away to St Endas on a score of 4-12 to 0-2 and a home defeat to St Comghgalls 1-11 to 1-8. We were overpowered by a very strong St Endas side but against St Comghgalls we led at half time but a tame second half performance gave the Antrim side the opportunity to take a deserved win. It’s back to the drawing board and we need to up our level off commitment and determination if we want to eradicate these poor performances.