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- ACFL Div 2B – Glenravel 1-7 Davitts 1-5
The senior footballers good run of form came to an end in a low scoring game away to Glenravel. We started brightly when Ceavy Slane kicked the opening score but two Glenravel pointed frees gave them the lead. Aaron Slane then launched a free towards the Glenravel goals, the ball struck the upright and Ceavy Slane was first to react and drove the ball to the net. Both teams then traded point for point and at the break we held a point advantage 0-6 to 0-4.
An Aaron Slane pointed free gave us a goal cushion, however Glenravel responded kicking 1-2 to take the initiative. A nice point point from Decky Smyth reduced the deficit to the minimum but a Glenravel pointed free in the dying minutes was enough for them to claim the spoils.
- SAHL – St Galls 1-11 Davitts 1-14
After their poor showing in the Junior B Hurling Championship, the senior hurlers got back on track with a much improved performance at Milltown to take the points against St Galls in their final league outing of the season.
Both teams put in a tremendous effort which created a close and exciting encounter for the supporters . In a tight first half St Galls led at the break by a single point 0-9 to 0-8. We were on the back foot on the restart as St Galls extended their lead, however, we remained calm and chipped away at their lead to level 0-14 to 1-11. We struck the bitter blow when Cormac Maguire drove the sliotar to the net close to the final whistle which was enough to get us over the winning line.
On the night we had some great performances, but Canice Mooney’s 0-10 deserves special mention. Other scores on the night came from Cormac Maguire 1-2, Rory McEvoy 0-1 and Michael Rowntree 0-1.
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- ACFL Div 2B – Davitts 3-10 Aldergrove 0-13
The senior footballers good run of form continued with an excellent home win over Aldergrove at the Falls Park. On the day we had a small panel of players available but they put in an outstanding performance of grit, determination and self belief that we could get the result and we did. We were behind early on but showed great character and tenacity to take an 0-9 to 0-7 lead with well worked goals from Decky Smyth and David Nugent but Aldergrove finished the half strongly to lead by a point at the break.
We were commanding in the second half and outscored the visitors, repelling any danger they imposed and in the end ran out deserved 6 point winners, 3-10 to 0-13.
- JBHC – Davitts 0-13 Ballymena 6-13
Despite a good opening to the game with points from Alan Rainey and Chris Gallagher to take an early lead our challenge tamely petered out in this Junior B Hurling Championship clash at Whitehill. Ballymena got their act together, and got the scoreboard ticking over at an alarming rate. At half time the game was as good as over despite further points from Canice Mooney 0-3, Colm McKee and Gearoid Cosgrove but on the night we did not appear to have any answers to the Ballymena onslaught as we trailed 3-10 to 0-7 at the break.
Ballymena took control from the restart and we never got into any rhythm or had the opportunity to make any impression on the score as they ran out convincing winners 6-13 to 0-13. Second half scores came from Chris Gallagher 0-2, Canice Mooney 0-2 and Colm McKee 0-2.
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- ACFL Div 2B – Davitts 1-14 Glenavy 1-14
This exciting encounter at Sally Gardens played out to a draw, a result which guaranteed both sides their Division 2 status for next year.
At one stage in the first half, we trailed 1-6 to 0-2 but we battled our way back into the game and at the break we trailed by a single point 1-6 – 1-7, thanks to scores from Ceavy Slane 0-3, Aaron Slane 0-1, Padraig McParland 0-2 and a thunderous goal from Niall McParland.
Two points from Ceavy Slane on the restart edged us in front for the first time but Glenavy quickly squared the game. From here on the both sides traded point for point and were level on 6 further occasions. Both teams had opportunities in additional time to get the winning score but the final whistle blew with the sides level 1-14 to 1-14, a draw which was probably a fair result over the sixty minutes. Second half scores came from Ceavy Slane 0-2, Aaron Slane 0-3, Anto McGrattan 0-1 and Padraig McParland 0-2.
- SAHL – Rossa 4-17 Davitts 0-7
Rossa ran out convincing winners in this SA hurling game at Rossa Park. While we created some good scoring opportunities we were also guilty of gifting them several scores. However, if truth be told and despite our best efforts we were unable to pose any major threats to this quality Rossa side; on the night they were simple too strong for us.
- SAHL – Sarsfields 1-16 Davitts 2-22
The senior hurlers came away with an excellent win in a high scoring game at the Bear pit. It was a game with two committed sides going at it hammer and tong for the full hour which provided good quality entertainment for the spectators on a fine sunny evening.
The early stages of the first half both teams matched each other with the score level on five occasions with both teams striking some excellent scores. With the scores level at 0-6 we took the initiative and pushed on to strike 1-5 without reply to go in at the break 1-11 to 0-6 in front. First half scores came from Don Whelan 0-5, Chris Cunningham 1-1, Stephen McGivern 0-3, Anthony Rowntree 0-1 and Jordy O’Kane 0-1.
We quickly built on our advantage in the second half with two points from Stephen McGivern and Chris Cunningham’s second goal of the game. Playing some great hurling we established a sixteen point lead but a Sarsfield’s resurgence saw them go on a scoring spree and reduce the deficient to nine, however we had built up enough of a lead to see out the remainder of the game on a winning score line of 2-22 to 1-16. Second half scores came from Stephen McGivern 0-6, Chris Cunningham 1-0, Rory McEvoy 0-2, Don Whelan 0-2 and Chris Gallagher 0-1. Click here for photos of the game.