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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 0-10 Na Magha 3-14

    The Senior hurlers suffered another league defeat, this time at the hands of Derry visitors Na Magha, who ran out winners by 13 points in glorious sunshine at Woodlands 4G pitch.

    In the first half, the game moved from one end to the other as the teams traded points in the early exchanges, with Anthony Rowntree, Chris Gallagher and Sean McIlhatton all scoring from open play and helping us to a 0-3 to 0-2 lead.

    Soon after this, an unfortunate fumble from Shiner Mooney saw the green flagged raised for the visitors, who were very accurate from both placed ball and open play throughout the first half. But we rallied, worked hard to level the game through great scores from Conor Matthews and Canice Mooney and even took the lead again with a ’65 from Chris Gallagher.

    Na Magha replied very quickly to level and gained the upper hand for the rest of the half, outscoring us 0-8 to 0-3 with our scores coming from a Chris Gallagher free and two well taken points from the stick of Stephen McGivern

    The second half did not reach the same intensity or pace of the first, possibly due to the sweltering heat but also as Na Magha seemed to lift their game a little. Points were exchanged, Chris Gallagher getting his fourth point before the visitors scored a free and then hit a second goal leaving them nine ahead.

    A lot of play was in and around the middle of the pitch after this and although the visitors were reduced to 14 men, we could not eat into the lead, squandering at least half a dozen chances to register scores. Na Magha pushed on and a pointed free was followed by a third major, stretching their lead and leaving the result in no doubt.

    The match petered out after this, with no real scoring opportunities for either side before referee Hugh Torney blew for full time, with the final score Davitts 0-10 Na Magha 3-14.

  • ACHL Div 4 – Davitts 0-10 Bredagh 3-18

    This was another tough assignment against one of the promotion hopefuls. Both teams exchanged early points with Colm McKee getting on the end of a fine diagonal ball from Conor Matthews to send the sliotar between the sticks.  Despite conceding an early goal, points from Gearoid Cosgrove frees, one from inside his own half, and another from Colm McKee following good work from Eugene Gallagher kept us in touch. However, this was short lived as the Down men were clinical in their shooting, firing over points from all angles and with the addition of 2 goals opened up a commanding lead at the break 3-8 to 0-5.

    The 2nd half was a closer affair, we tightened up defensively and Bredagh found it more difficult to get inside for goal opportunities. They outscored us 10 points to 5 but we displayed more grit, determination and organisation. Our scores came from Conor Matthews (0-2),  (0-2) and a great point from half back Eugene Gallagher.

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  • ACFL Div 2 – O’Donnells 0-8 Davitts 2-13

    A second half scoring frenzy saw the senior footballers take the spoils against O’Donnells at MacRory Park. O’Donnells played with the aid of the breeze in the first half. The opening 7 minutes of the game was very cagey with both sides trying to gain the upperhand. It was O’Donnells who opened the scoring with a point in the 8th minute and they quickly tagged on another to lead by 2. We promptly replied with points from Niall McParland and Decky Smyth to level. Both teams then traded a brace of points with Padraig McParland and Chris Gallagher on target before an O’Donnells point in stoppage time gave them a 1 point lead in a low scoring half 0-5 to 0-4.

    We upped the tempo of our play at the start of the second half and we literally cut through the O’Donnell’s defense at will. Our movement was much better and we worked the ball into the scoring zone, creating many scoring opportunities. We took command of the game and in a 14 minute spell we had scored 1-6 with out reply. Decky Smyth was on target with 1-3, and points from Gerard Nugent (f), James Lindsay and  Padraig McParland. An O’Donnell’s point was not enough to stem our attacking threat and two points each for Gerard Nugent and Decky Smyth stretched our advantage. The final 10 minutes saw us add points from Niall McParland, Danny Wallace and Gerard Nugent while O’Donnells kicked two points to leave us convincing winners 2-13 to 0-8.

    An excellent performance which showed that we have strength in depth in the squad. We were solid in defense and broke at pace causing O’Donnells many problems and a return of 2-13 could have been a lot more if it hadn’t been for their keeper who pulled of several outstanding saves and if the post and crossbar had not come to their rescue.

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  • ACHL Div 4 – Davitts 1-9 Naomh Colum Cille

    Naomh Colum Cille proved too strong for us on a fine evening on the 4G surface at Woodlands. They were off the mark early and built up a commanding lead as they were very efficient with their point taking, racing into a 7 point advantage. We registered our first score when Michael Rowntree took possession of the sliotar from a puck out, hand-passed to Sean McElhatton who struck it between the posts. We followed up with a Thomas Maguire cross field ball to Chris Gallagher, he fed Stephen McGivern who side stepped his man and took his point. Chris Gallagher then pointed a 65 and we had reduced the gap to 4. However a brace of points from the Tyrone side widened their lead. Both teams then exchanged points with Stephen McGivern again on the mark, but a point and a goal for Naomh Colum Cille put them well in the driving seat. We finished the half strongly with another Stephen McGivern point, Chris Gallagher knocked over another 65 before flighting a high ball into the square which deceived the keeper and ended up in the net to leave 4 points between the teams at the break.

    The second half belonged to Naomh Colum Cille, as they pushed home their advantage; 1-7 without reply put the game to bed. We fought hard and the highlights were 2 points from Canice Mooney, one from his own half and the second after good work involving Jay Close and Stephen McGivern. The game petered out with Brian Creen getting our final score before the Tyrone side finished with 2 of their own to win 2-19 to 1-9.  A deserved win for a good side who will no doubt be in the battle for promotion.

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  • ACHL Div 4 – Loch Mor Dal gCais 3-2 Davitts 3-19

    The senior hurlers ran out convincing winners against Loch Mor at Mallusk last Sunday. We forged into six point advantage, following points from Stephen McGivern, Chris Gallagher and Colm McKee and a goal from Conor Matthews as he fired to the net after getting on the end of a sideline ball from Canice Mooney. Loch Mor halved the deficit with a major before Chris Gallagher pointed following a foul on Kevin Brady. Canice Mooney added a further point, before our second goal; Thomas Toland took possession of the sliotar, passed it to Canice Mooney who fed Chris Gallagher who struck a high ball into the square and Anthony Rowntree finished to the net. The half came to a close with points from Chris Gallagher (f) and a first of the game from Sean McElhatton. Half time: Loch Mor 1-0 Davitts 2-7

    Both teams exchanged points at the start of the second half; a Canice Mooney point was cancelled out with a Loch Mor point from a 65, Colm McKee pointed after a move involving Chris Gallagher, Canice Mooney and Conor Matthews, before an excellent point for Loch Mor from a sideline cut on the right side of the pitch. We tagged on four further points  from Canice Mooney, Thomas Maguire, Stephen McGivern and Chris Gallagher but hesitation in the back line saw Loch Mor get their second goal of the game. Sean Prenter then got in on the scoring with a point before Loch Mor struck their third goal when a free deceived everyone and the sliotar nestled in the back of the net. We finished the game strongly with points from Colm McKee, Sean Prenter and Chris Gallagher 0-2 and a somewhat exquisite finish to the net from Gerard McNally to see us winner 3-19 to 3-2.

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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.