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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.
- SAHL – St Agnes 0-4 Davitts 1-20
The senior hurlers made it two wins from two outings when defeating St Agnes at Woodlands. We were always in control of the game and dominated from start to finish. We were clinical in the first half striking 1-14 to 0-2 with scores coming from Don Whelan (0-8), Chris Mulligan (1-0), Canice Mooney (0-2), Stephen McGivern (0-2) and Cormac Maguire (0-2). The second half wasn’t as high scoring but we added a further six points from Don Whelan (0-4), Stephen McGivern (0-1) and Cormac Maguire (0-1) to take the victory 1-20 to 0-4.
- SAHL – Davitts 1-16 St Pauls 1-5
The senior hurlers got their league campaign of to a winning start with a deserved win over St Pauls at Boucher. Stephen McGivern opened the scoring with a point, before going on a mazy solo, drifted past several defenders before crashing the ball to the net to give us the perfect start. Canice Mooney then side stepped past the St Pauls defender on the right wing and struck a fine angled point before St Pauls registered their first point of the game. A long puck out from Joe McCaff to Canice Mooney resulted in a long range point, before Stephen McGivern added his third score. St Pauls struck their second point of the game before Sean Smyth took possession of the sliotar from Alan Rainey and struck it over the bar. The half finished with a point each for Canice Mooney and Alan Rainey to give us the lead on a score of 1-7 – 0-2.
The second half started with St Pauls getting the opening point but we countered with points from Cormac Maguire and Stephen McGivern (0-2f), the second from long distance. St Pauls responded with two points before we struck a succession of points from Canice Mooney, Stephen McGivern (0-2 (1 f), and Alan Rainey following a great cross field pass from Don Whelan. St Pauls struck a consolation goal towards the end of the game but we finished strongly with points from Cormac Maguire and Don Whelan to take the spoils 1-16 to 1-5. Click here for photos from the game.
Scorers: Stephen McGivern 1-6, Canice Mooney 0-4, Alan Rainey 0-2, Cormac Maguire 0-2, Sean Smyth 0-1, Don Whelan 0-1
- ACFL Div 2 – Senior Football Update
After three outings, the senior footballers are still searching for their first league win of the 2019 campaign. Home defeats to Dunloy (4-9 to 3-17), Sarsfields (2-7 to 0-15) and an away lose to Aldergrove (4-24 to 1-9) sees us firmly rooted to the bottom of Division 2. A part from the Aldergrove game, when we were completely over run, we were competitive in the other two games and showed glimpses of our potential. However, we now need to regroup and focus on breaking this sequence of loses and endeavour to get a few points on the table. Next up is an away game against Naomh Padraig on 26 April 2019 with a 7.30pm throw in. Like ourselves they have not registered a win in their opening three games so this is obviously a must win game for both sides and should be an entertaining and hard fought game.
- Feile B Final – Davitts 1-12 Ardoyne 0-6
Both teams entered the final having come through their respective groups unbeaten. Davitt’s had overcome a strong Rossa side in the semi-final while Ardoyne had dispatched O’Donnells.
The first few chances of the game fell to Ardoyne who shot two wides from distance within the first few minutes before Davitts broke up the field and scored a wonderfully worked point through Conor Ferran. This score seemed to settle the Falls Road lads and this was followed up with another two quick-fire points coming from midfield duo of brothers Jay and Brady Maguire. The Davitts boys now had their heads up and continued to run at the Ardoyne defence at every opportunity. Further scores were added via the Maguire brothers, Odhran O’Kane, Stephen Thompson and Auryn Graham during the half, with Ardoyne registering one point with a great strike from Daniel Watson to get their scoring tally open.
Half-Time Davitts 0-8 Ardoyne 0-1
The second half started as it finished with the Davitts half forward Conor Corr scoring two points to give the West Belfast side what looked like an unassailable lead but Ardoyne, to their credit, rallied with three points in succession with Odhran McKee, Daniel Watson and Ronan Lopes registering for the Kickhams.
The North Belfast vocal support sensed a comeback and rallied their team on with every attack but the Davitts half back Caoimhin Rainey had other ideas. He broke free time and time again to assist the midfield and forward line and create the next few attacks. During one of these attacks the game was settled in earnest when Jay Maguire rifled in the only goal of the game and with that the Davitts team and their sizeable support knew that they were about to reclaim the South Antrim Féile B title that they won two years ago.
The teams traded points in the dying minutes of the game with Ardoyne’s impressive Cormac Barnes claiming two points and the Maguire brothers each getting on the score sheet again to leave the final score Davitts 1-12 Ardoyne 0-6
Davitt’s now face South West champions Moneyglass in Sunday’s final at a venue still to be decided.
Davitts: Sean McAuley, Auryn Graham, Stephen Thompson, Jay Maguire, Eamonn Toner, Michael Brammeld’ Brady Maguire, James Winters, Aaron Tierney, AJ Mathers, Adam Irwin, Conor Corr, Conor Ferran, Caoimhin Rainey, Aodhan Shannon, Adam O’Rawe, JT Toner, Stephen McManus, Odhran O’Kane
(Also in pic – not playing due to injury, Riley Rooney and Odhran Cosgrove)
Coaches – Patrick Maguire, Stephen Toner, Gerard Cairns and Dee Ferran
- Pre-Season Senior Football Training
Hope everyone had a good Christmas and New Year but it is now time to get ready for the hard work to begin. Pre-season training will start on Sunday 13th January 2019 at our new playing facilities at 11am. This first session will be fitness testing. All players are requested to attend, let’s start like we mean to go on.
- Annual General Meeting (AGM)
This year’s Club Annual General Meeting (AGM) has been scheduled for Sunday 2nd December 2018 at 12 noon in the clubrooms. The meeting will be preceded by the Annual Mass for deceased members, families and friends and will take place in the Adoration Chapel, 63 Falls Road (just down from the Club) at 11am.
All members are kindly invited and encouraged to attend to participate in one of the most important days in the Club’s calendar.
- Health & Well-Being Ladies Boxercise
The latest health and well-being initiative, organised by Tommy Toland, came to an end this week with the final session of a six week ladies boxercise class in Clonard boxing club. Attendances have been very good and everyone who participated thoroughly enjoyed their workouts. Special thanks to Shane McCann of Ulster GAA for Active Funding and Clonard boxing club for hosting the Tuesday and Thursday night programme. Keep an eye on the club website, Twitter and Facebook for details of our next health and well-being event.