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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.



Latest News

  • SAHL – Sarsfields 1-6 Davitts 1-12

    The senior hurlers got back to winning ways with a hard fought victory over a good Sarsfields side at the bear pit. An early Stephen McGivern point from a free, following a foul on Geordie O’Kane, got us off the mark and he quickly followed up with another when racing through the middle and dissecting the posts. A diagonal cross field ball was picked up by Michael Rowntree and he increased our lead to three but Sarsfields got themselves back into the game with two well taken points. Rory McElroy then went on a solo run, drew the defender and hand passed the sliotar to Geordie O’Kane and despite the attention of the Sarsfield’s defenders and the tight angle he duly struck the sliotar over the bar. Both teams then traded a brace of points; Sarsfield’s converted a free, Colm McKee struck an excellent point from out on the right side- line, Sarsfields responded again before Michael Rowntree took a high catch in his own half, dispatched the sliotar with almighty force and it soared over the bar. Stephen McGivern increased our lead with a pointed free before finishing a free flowing move involving Chris Gallagher, Colm McKee and Michael Rowntree to stretch our lead.  Sarsfields then pointed from long range but Stephen McGivern got his fifth point of the half to give us a lead at the break 0-9 to 0-5.

    Scores in the second half were hard to come by but we increased our advantage when Rory McEvoy scored a nice point, he went on a run up the left wing, laid the sliotar off to Gearoid Cosgrove, took the return and struck it high over the bar. Stephen McGivern then went on a run from deep inside his own half and used his strength to bypass the Sarsfield’s defenders before adding another point. Sarsfields pointed before a long range Colm McKee effort struck the upright and dropped to the waiting Chris Mulligan who thrashed the sliotar to the net. Sarsfields quickly responded with a major but a Rory McElroy point saw us take the victory 1-12 to 1-6.

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  • SAHL – Rossa 2-21 Davitts 0-4

    The senior hurlers winning run came to an end when they were convincingly beaten by Rossa at Shaws Road. Despite our best endeavours, Rossa were always in control of the game and ran up a big score. While we were soundly beaten, we need to put this in context, this was a very, very strong Rossa side and it is going to take an exceptional team to take any points of them.

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  • ACFL Div 2 – Rasharkin 3-11 Davitts 1-5

    We started the game in good fashion picking up on the good form that we had shown in recent outings. Both teams traded early points with Decky Smyth on the mark following a pinpoint kick out from Aaron Slane to Anthony Rowntree who passed off to Decky, who drove at the Rasharkin defence before kicking between the sticks to level. Rasharkin responded with a further point before a free flowing move down the left wing saw the ball played across the edge of the square for James Lindsay to fist to the net. Again Rasharkin replied with a point. We were the dominant force at this stage and created several scoring opportunities but we were guilty of failing to convert, dropping several balls into the keeper’s hands and shooting from outside the scoring zone and wide. We did tag on points from Colm McKee and Ceavy Slane, both frees, to lead at half time 0-6 to 0-3 and in a strong position to win the game.

    It was Rasharkin who were totally transformed in the second half. They changed their tactics and outscored us 3-8 to 0-2. We didn’t sustain the effort of our first half performance and were punished accordingly. However, we did create several opportunities to get inside their defence for goal chances but picked the wrong option or delayed the pass and the chances went begging. Our second half points came from Sean McGovern an excellent pointed free from a very acute angle out near the right side-line and Decky Smyth.

    Given our recent form and even our first half effort it was very disappointing the way our second half performance dramatically dipped, however we need to pick ourselves up and make sure we are prepared for our next challenge, a home game against Moneyglass on 31 May 2019.

    Our scorers: James Lindsay 1-0, Decky Smyth 0-2, Colm McKee 0-1, Ceavy Slane 0-1, Sean McGovern 0-1

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  • ACFL Div 2 – Naomh Seosamh 3-9 Davitts 3-10

    The senior footballers trailed by seven points midway through the 2nd half of this away game, at Glenavy, but produced a performance of true grit and determination to overturn the deficit and come away with a one point victory.

    Playing with the advantage of the breeze Naomh Seosamh opened the scoring with a pointed free. Padraig McParland then levelled the match following good work from Decky Smyth and James Lindsay. Then in a sweeping move Padraig McParland took possession of the ball and lashed it to the back of the net to put us ahead. Naomh Seosamh kicked their second point before Padraig McParland got another point to restore our goal advantage. Another point for the Glenavy men was then followed by a goal; we were on an attack, the ball was turned over and the Naomh Seosamh forward was left with a run on goal and he slotted it low below the keeper. Both teams traded further points (James Lindsay) with Naomh Seosamh finishing the half strongly with their second goal and a further point to give them a commanding 5 point lead at the break.

    We picked off the first point of the 2nd half, Anthony Rowntree claimed possession from the throw-in, passed to Conor Toner who played a one –two with Ryan Park before kicking over the bar. We then turned the ball over which allowed Padraig McParland in for another point and it appeared that the momentum was swinging our way. However, Naomh Seosamh responded with 2 points (1f) to restore their 5 point lead. Ceavy Slane kicked a nice point over his shoulder, but when we conceded another goal to fall 7 behind it looked as if there was only going to be one winner – Naomh Seosamh.

    At this stage we showed great determination, attitude and willingness to get back into the game. Points from Padraig McParland and Decky Smyth reduced the arrears. Decky Smyth then went on a mazy solo run down the right side of the pitch, cut in towards the Naomh Seosamh goal and fired a rasping shot with the outside of his boot to the corner of the net – unstoppable – 2 in it. A pointed free gave Naomh Seosamh a goal cushion and when they pointed again it looked as if our comeback would fall short. However, we were back in it again when Sean O’Neill stormed through the centre, shot goal wards, the ball was blocked but rebounded back up and he duly thumped it to the net – 1 in. We pressed from the kick out and a pointed free from Aaron Slane from 45yds, levelled the game. With time running out and light running out we pushed for the winner and it came from a well taken point from Padraig McParland to give us the win 3-10 to 3-9.

    This was a performance which showcased an outstanding will and determination to get a result through hard work, high intensity and a never say die attitude – well done.

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  • Documentary on Michael Davitt

    We are very excited to invite you all to an exclusive screening of a new Irish language (English subtitles) documentary on Michael Davitt at our social club followed by a Q&A session with Dr. Fearghal Mac Bhloscaidh. Click on the link to access the trailer https://vimeo.com/333332586 

    The documentary will be broadcast on TG4 Wednesday 29th May, to coincide with the anniversary of Michael Davitts death (30th May)

  • ACFL Div 2 – Davitts 2-10 Rossa 1-14

    The senior footballers went down by the minimum margin against league leaders Rossa at the Falls Park in an enthralling encounter.

    A fast break from defence yielded the first point of the game. Jay Park took possession of the ball, laid it off to James Lindsay, who in turn found Decky Smyth supporting the ball and when Anthony Rowntree took possession he played a lovely kick pass to Ceavy Slane who side stepped his marker and kicked the ball between the posts. Rossa quickly responded with a well taken goal and a point, however we were quickly back on level terms when a Padraig McParland shot was saved by the Rossa keeper only for the rebound to fall to James Lindsay to hit the net – all square. We moved in front with our second goal of the game coming from Caolan Park. This time Rossa responded with 4 points to edge one in front but a Padraig McParland pointed free levelled proceedings again. We then regained the upper hand, with another Ceavy Slane point, brilliant defensive work from Nathan Maginn set up Padraig McParland for a long range point and when he converted a free we held a 2-5 to 1-5 lead at the break.

    Eight minutes into the second half and Rossa had wiped out our advantage with three points (2 frees). An Aaron Slane pointed free restored our lead but another 3 point Rossa salvo moved them ahead. Nathan Maginn from corner back, kicked an excellent point following good work from Conor Toner but again Rossa replied with another 2 points. We then had the score of the game, a better point you will never see, a break out of defence at intense pace, the running of the shoulder and support play involving James Lindsay, Decky Smyth and Ryan Park and when the ball was delivered to Ceavy Slane, he calmly slotted between the posts. A Rossa pointed free gave them a goal cushion. We threw everything at Rossa in a bid to reduce the deficit. Aaron Slane pointed a free and then a goal bound shot, from James Lindsay somehow deflected of a defenders knee for a 45, rather than nestling in the back of the net. Aaron Slane converted the ensuing 45 to leave us a point in arrears but the referee called time with Rossa holding on for the win.

    This was an epic encounter between two sides, playing open football with great intensity and intent. Both teams should also be commended for their toughness, yet fairness in their tackling. If truth be told this was a game we didn’t deserve to lose and while Rossa have gone away the victors, there is no doubting this was their toughest assignment to date and they will consider themselves fortunate to have taken the spoils.

    Scorers: Ceavy Slane (0-3), James Lindsay (1-0), Caolan Park (1-0), Padraig McParland (0-3), Aaron Slane (0-3), Nathan Maginn (0-1)

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  • SAHL – St Galls 2-8 Davitts 3-15

    The senior hurlers remain undefeated following an away win over St Galls at Milltown. A tight opening saw us take an early lead with points from Canice Mooney, Stephen McGivern and Cormac Maguire to take a 0-3 to 0-2 lead. A diagonal pass out of defence from Chris Gallagher, was then picked up by Stephen McGivern who soloed goal wards, hand passed off to Ciaran Rice who finished to the net. Two pointed frees from Don Whelan extended our advantage before Chris Mulligan whipped the ball to the St Galls net. Don Whelan was on target again with two further points to give us a half time lead 2-7 to 0-2.

    St Galls had a great start to the second half striking 1-3 to reduce the deficit, but we immediately responded when Joe Carberry picked out Stephen McGivern from a puck out, Stephen raced from 40 yards out, leaving the St Galls defender trailing and duly dispatched a ferocious shot to the net.  Don Whelan pointed a free before St Galls rallied with three points. Canice Mooney pointed from the right side after receiving a fine pass from Rory McIlroy but a St Gall’s goal put them back in contention as our lead had now been reduced to 4.

    However we rallied at this stage and finished very strong with points from Cormac Maguire, Chris Mulligan, Kevin Brady (0-2), Geordie O’Kane and Stephen McGivern to win the game 3-15 to 2-8.

    Scorers: Canice Mooney (0-3), Stephen McGivern(1-1), Cormac Maguire (0-2), Ciaran Rice (1-0), Don Whelan (0-5), Chris Mulligan (1-1), Kevin Brady (0-2) and Geordie O’Kane (0-1)

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