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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.
- ACFL Div 2B – Davitts 4-8 Lisburn 1-12
The senior footballers put back to back wins together, when accounting for Lisburn at the Falls Park. Scores from play were hard to come by early on and it was a long range pointed free from Aaron Slane which opened the scoring. Lisburn responded with two points also from frees and when we were awarded a penalty Aaron Slane found the net. Another Lisburn point from a free was cancelled with another Aaron Slane pointed free. Two Lisburn points levelled the game but James Lindsay hit the net following a Ceavy Slane shot which hit the upright and dropped kindly into his hand to leave him with a handy finish. Another Lisburn pointed free sent us in at the break with a two point advantage 2-2 to 0-6.
An early second half goal put us in command, David Nugent fielded a high ball from a Lisburn kickout, laid it off to Conor Toner who gave a pass to Niall Hughes, took the return and fired past the Lisburn keeper. Lisburn responded with two points before Ceavy Slane restored our five point advantage with two well taken points. A Lisburn point made little impact on our dominance at this stage and points from Padraig McParland (0-2), Colm McKee and Aaron Slane followed by an Anthony Rowntree goal put us in a commanding position. All credit to Lisburn who could easily have gave up the chase but they dug in and fought their way back into the game with 1-3 but it would be to no avail as we took the win 4-8 to 1-12. Click here for photos of the game.
- ACFL Div 2B – Davitts 1-15 Rasharkin 1-6
The first round of fixtures following the league split saw us take on Rasharkin at the Falls Park.
It was an even start to the game as both teams traded point for point early on to tie the game 3 points each (Padraig McParland (0-3). Rasharkin were then awarded a penalty which was duly dispatched to the back of the net. We were back on track with pointed frees from Aaron Slane and Padraig McParland and a Conor Toner point levelled the game again. The final score of the half also came from Conor Toner who started the play in his own half, passed off on several occasions, took the return and popped it over the bar to give us a half time lead 0-7 to 0-6.
We started brightly in the second half and increased our lead with points from Padraig McParland (0-2), the second a great effort from 45 yards out on the right side line, he struck the ball with the outside of his boot and it sailed between the sticks. Ceavy Slane then pointed, after a great solo run out of defence from Nathan Maginn. Rasharkin responded with two points but substitute Anto McGrattan added his first point of the game and Padraig McParland added to his points tally to double our advantage. A Rasharkin pointed free reduced the deficit to a goal but from here on, we finished strongly with points from Decky Smyth and Niall Hughes and when Anthony Rowntree blasted to the net we had an eight point lead. A point from Anto McGrattan in the dying minutes secured the victory on a score of 1-15 to 1-06. Click here for photos of the game.