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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.

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  • ACHL Div 4 – Davitts 1-16 St Teresas 2-13

    Its been a long time since we played the quality of hurling shown in this league encounter. High quality scores, working together as a team unit, moving the sliotar with pace and accuracy, great defending, all phrases which epitomised the effort and commitment displayed by the team, particularly in the first half.

    St Teresas opened the scoring with a point from a 65 which was cancelled out when Gearoid Cosgrove’s long clearance from defense was taken by Stephen McGivern who struck it over the bar to level the game. Chris Gallagher put us in front from a free just inside the 65 line, before two points points from Sean Smyth, the first an excellent score from an acute angle out near the right hand touchline. St Teresas got their second point of the game, before Conor Matthews won possession of the sliotar from the puck out, took on the St Teresas defense and calmly dispatched the sliotar between the posts, St Teresas responded with a point but we then hit a purple patch, a point from Chris Gallagher, on his weak side, another point from Conor Matthews and a goal from Sean Smyth gave us a well deserved seven point lead. St Teresas pointed a free but a Chris Gallagher point from a 65 and two points from Canice Mooney, the second an excellent finish after a great cross field pass from Thomas Maguire. St Teresas got themselves back in the game with a goal before both teams traded points, with Chris Gallagher on the mark from a free to give us the advantage at the break 1-11 to 1-5.

    The second half started with a St Teresa goal from a free, we were slow to set up and they took advantage and the sliotar ended up in the net. Another point for the Glen road outfit left two between the sides. However two points from Canice Mooney and one from Chris Gallagher extended our lead to five. St Teresas stormed back with five unanswered points, three from frees, one of which was a monstrous effort from inside their own half. Both teams traded points, with Canice Mooney on target again and when Chris Gallagher pointed a free we held the lead going into injury time. Following a St Teresas wide the referee judged that too much time was taken with the puck out and awarded a throw ball on the 21 yard line. The sliotar broke out and the St Teresas forward scoped it up and fired it over the bar for the equaliser. This proved to be last action of the game with the final score Davitts 1-16 St Teresas 2-13.

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  • ACFL Div 2 – Davitts 1-12 Rasharkin 1-5

    The senior footballers had a convincing win over Rasharkin at Colaiste Feriste. While we ran out winners by seven points it could have been so much more if we had converted even half the chances we created in the opening 15 minutes – in fact the game could have been over as a contest at that stage.

    Both sides traded early points with Aaron Slane pointing a 45. Michael Rowntree then took control of the ball in the half back line, kicked it to Decky Smith who passed off to Ryan Park who in turn fed Michael who had continued his run forward and he duly kicked it between the post for an excellent point. Daniel Largey then pointed before converting a penalty to give us a lead of 1-3 to 0-1. Rasharkin replied with a point before Decky Smith recorded two points, the second following a fast break up field from defense involving Sean O’Neill, Aaron Slane, Michael Rowntree, and Daniel Largey and when the ball arrived with Decky he duly obliged. A Rasharkin pointed free left us five in front but we finished the half  strongly with another Daniel Largey point and Stephen Toner kicking his first point to leave the score 1-7 to 0.-3.

    Anthony Rowntree opened the scoring in the second half as he powered through the Rasharkin defense and finished with a shot on his weak side which sailed over the bar. Second half substitute, Padraig McParland kicked his first  point of the game and we were then awarded a second penalty. This time Daniel Largey stepped up but blasted the ball over the bar. Decky Smith got his third point of the game, before a late Rasharkin rally saw them kick two points from frees and followed by a goal to reduce the arrears. The final point of the game came from Padraig McParland to see us run out the winners 1-12 to 1-5.

    We have to be pleased with this performance. We played at a high tempo, we created many scoring opportunities and defensively we are starting to take shape, with good performances right across the full back and half back lines. Next up is O’Donnells on 27 May 2018.

  • ACFL Div 2 – St Brigids 3-11 Davitts 3-11

    The senior footballers had a hard fought draw away to St Brigids at a sun drenched Musgrave Park. Despite the warm conditions both teams served up some quality and nail biting football. We started the game smartly and St Brigids were on the defensive from the throw in. We deservedly open up a six point advantage and were well on top but once St Brigids got on the scoreboard it seemed to settle them into a better rhythm. They clawed their way back into the game and as half time approached we held a two point lead, but a point deep into first half stoppage reduced our lead to the minimum 1-6 to 1-5.

    The second half was nip and tuck as both teams worked tirelessly to gain the upper hand. We extended our advantage, St Brigids fought back, they went in front, we fought back. In a contest that went from end to end the final whistle saw the teams level 3-11 to 3-11.

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  • ACFL Div 2 – Sarsfields 0-8 Davitts 0-10

    Following our loss to Moneyglass the senior footballers got back on the winning trail with a 2 point win over Sarsfields at the Bear Pit.

    We were very much in control of the game in the 1st half and if truth be told we had enough scoring opportunities to have the game won by the break. However, a combination of some wayward shooting and good Sarsfield’s defense we had to rely on early scores from frees, with Aaron Slane slotting over 4 nice points. However points from play for Sean O’Neill and Danny Wallace gave us a three point lead 0-6 to 0-3 and the half finished with a Sarsfield’s point in injury time to reduce our lead to two.

    Scores were at a premium at the start of the 2nd half as both teams battled to get the upper hand. A Ciaran O’Riordan pointed free after 42 minutes extended our lead but Sarsfields came back strong offensively and with three unanswered points levelled the game. At this stage they had the initiative and we could easily of folded but we showed great character and resolve to get back in the mix. Daniel Largey pointed to put us in the lead and again Sarsfields levelled from a free. We finished strongly, and a Nathan Maginn point with 2 minutes to go followed by a pointed Aaron Slane free saw us over the line, victorious in a tough game to give us 4 points from our opening three games. Final score Sarsfields 0-8 Davitts 0-10.

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  • ACFL Div 2 – Davitts 1-6 Moneyglass 2-11

    A point from Sean O’Neill and a David Nugent goal in the first  3 minutes of the game gave us the perfect platform in the game. However, we undid our good work when conceding a goal in the 4th minute. We regrouped and playing good attacking football created several scoring opportunities from both play and frees but we were off target and after 12 minutes Moneyglass levelled with a point. Both teams then traded point for point with Anthony Rowntree and Daniel Largey on target to keep the game tied at 1-3 each. Moneyglass finished the half on the front foot with a brace of points but despite being two points in arrears we were still well in the game.

    A Decky Smith point at the start of the second half reduced the deficit but Moneyglass upped the tempo kicking over four unanswered points. We responded with two Aaron Slane converted frees, but we had no answer to the attacking threat  from the Moneyglass men in the last 10 minutes. Another point followed by a clinical finish to the back of the net ensured they would take both points and a further point saw them run out deserved winners 2-11 to 1-6.

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  • ACFL – Div 2 – Davitts 0-12 Tir Na nOg 0-7

    The senior footballers began their league campaign with a well deserved home win over Tir Na nOg at Woodlands. We had the assistance of a strong breeze in the first half and made full use of it. We had Tir na Nog on the back  foot from the throw in and points from Ciaran O’Riordan, Aaron Slane (f) and Daniel Largey saw us lead by three. Tir Na nOg kicked their first point in the 10th minute but further points from Aaron Slane (f) and Anthony Rowntree extended our lead. A Tir Na nOg pointed free reduced the deficit but two points from Ryan Park, the second an absolute cracker opened a five point advantage. Tir Na nOg added another point, before Aaron Slane kicked a pointed free. Decky Smyth got the last point of the half to give us a 0-9 to 0-3 lead at the break.

    With the wind at their backs in the second half Tir Na nOg were quickly out of the blocks with a point from the restart. At this stage it looked as if this would give them momentum to push on, however we were solid all over the park, keeping any scoring opportunities to the minimum and even when they did present they were always under severe pressure to convert. Ciaran O’Riordan kicked two further points sandwiched between a Tir Na Nog pointed free. The Randlestown men then reduced the arrears to four with two points but a pointed free from Aaron Slane saw us over the winning line, deserved victors 0-12 to 0-7.

  • ACHL Div 4 St Agnes 2-6 Davitts 1-15

    The senior hurlers secured their first win of the league campaign with a hard fought win over St Agnes’ at Woodlands. St Agnes got off to the perfect start with a goal in the first minute of the game but fouls on Canice Mooney and Rory McEvoy gave Stephen McGivern the opportunity to reduce the deficit and he duly converted. A well taken St Agnes point restored their two point advantage, however, a further brace of points from Stephen McGivern levelled the game. Both teams traded further points with another from Stephen McGivern and Canice Mooney getting off the mark to tie the game at 0-6. We finished the half the stronger with Stephen McGivern firing over his sixth point of the half and Canice Mooney his second to give us the lead at the break 0-8 to 1-3.

    Two quick fire points from St Agnes’ at the start of the second half levelled the game, but the trusty Stephen McGivern restored our advantage with a pointed free. St Agnes levelled the game with a point before we hit our best patch of the game with a Canice Mooney goal and three Stephen McGivern points to lead by six. St Agnes halved the deficit with a goal of their own, however it was to no avail as points from Colm McKee, Stephen McGivern and Canice Mooney saw us deserved victors 1-15 to 2-6.

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