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.
- 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.
- ACJB Hurling Championship – Davitts 1-9 Ballymena 2-11
The senior hurlers relinquished their Junior B crown when going down by 5 points to Ballymena at Randalstown at the semi-final stage.
We started brightly registering the opening two points from Stephen McGivern and Canice Mooney, however Ballymena struck back with three points to take the lead, a lead they would retain to the end. Our performance was very lack lustre and flat and it was Ballymena who dominated. They were by far the hungrier team all over the park and we were never able to raise our game to match their intensity. Any time we looked like getting back into the game they knocked over a score or two or forced us into errors. While we hadn’t played well in the first half we were only trailing 0-7 to 1-8 at the break and were still very much in the game.
However, the second half was to follow the same pattern and Ballymena stifled any threat we could muster to run out deserved winners 1-9 to 2-11. There is no questioning the better team won on the night and they move forward to the final to face St Agnes.
Scorers; Stephen McGivern 0-7, Stephen Toner 1-0, Canice Mooney 0-1, Conor Matthews 0-1
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- ACFL Div 2B – Davitts 4-13 O’Donnells 0-9
The senior footballers got the second half of their league campaign of to a winning start with a home victory over O’Donnells at the Falls Park. Points from Colm McKee and Anthony Rowntree gave us the perfect start and when Gerard Nugent blasted the ball to the net and Chris Gallagher pointed a free we were firmly in the driving seat after the opening 15 minutes. O’Donnells replied with 3 points, all from frees, to half the deficit but in the final 10 minutes of the half we increased our advantage with Gerard Nugent pointing a free and Niall Hughes getting on the score sheet with 1-1. Half time Davitts 2-5 O’Donnells 0-3.
Both teams traded points at the start of the second half (Gerard Nugent) before we pushed on and established a winning position. Gerard Nugent pointed another free, Niall Hughes helped himself to another point and a goal from Chris Gallagher stretched us 13 points in front. O’Donnells responded with a brace of points, one from a free before Paul McKinney struck our 4th goal of the game. We finished strongly with 5 further points to O’Donnells 0-3 with scores coming from, Aaron Slane 0-3 and Decky Smyth 0-2 to give us the winning start and retain our position on the top of Div 2B.
- ACHL Div 4 – Davitts 5-21 Loch Mor 0-8
The senior hurlers had a big win over Loch Mor on the 4G surface at the Falls Park. We were slow to get into any rhythm but once we got going we were dominant all over the park, picking off some well worked points and goals. All credit to Loch Mor who battled to the end and while we struck 5-21 the Loch Mor tally of 0-8 could have been more if it hadn’t been for some solid defending.
Scorers: S McGivern 3-11, C Matthews 1-4, C Gallagher 1-2, C Mooney 0-1, C McKee 0-1, J Close 0-1 and R McEvoy 0-1
- ACFL Div 2 – Dunloy 2-25 Davitts 1-6
The senior footballers were no match on the night on this away trip to Dunloy. Dunloy were on top of their game and we found ourselves under constant pressure. They broke at pace from defense and were very economical with their scoring ratio. They raced into a 5 point advantage before a Jay Close point got us of the mark. However 1-6 from Dunloy without reply virtually killed of the game as a contest even at such an early stage. An Aaron Slane converted penalty on the stroke of half time was a mere token and didn’t really make much inroads on the deficit. Half time Dunloy 1-11 Davitts 1-1.
An Aaron Slane pointed free got the scoring under way in the second half but Dunloy again came strong with 4 points to stretch their advantage. Jay Close then scored the point of the game, he fielded the ball in his own full back line and raced forward, evading tackle after tackle before stepping inside to nonchalantly kick the ball between the posts. However, we never enjoyed any periods of dominance and despite points from Aaron Slane, Anthony Rowntree and Chris Rafferty, Dunloy outscored us to run out convincing winners.
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