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.
- ACHL Div 4 – Glenravel 3-15 Davitts 2-5
The senior hurlers started their Division 4 campaign with an away defeat to Glenravel last Sunday. Glenravel were on the scoreboard early on with a goal and a point before a nice move from defense saw the sliotar fired into Sean Smith who controlled it, hand passed it off to Canice Mooney who struck it between the posts from 45 metres to get us on the scoreboard. Glenravel replied with a point before Sean Smith struck to the net and Conor Matthews pointed to tie the game at 1-2 a piece. Glenravel edged two points in front before we enjoyed our best spell of the game. Chris Gallagher pointed a free from 50 metres out on the right touch line, Sean Smith then netted his second goal following good work involving Alan Rainey and Canice Mooney and when Stephen McGivern pointed we had recovered from our slow start to lead by three. The half finished off with Glenravel reducing the deficit with two quick fire points, one from a free to leave the half time score Glenravel 1-6 Davitts 2-4.
Glenravel were quickly out of the blocks in the second half with three points before Sean Smith side stepped the Glenravel defender and despite shooting from an acute angle, the sliotar sailed between the post. Unfortunately from here on Glenravel took control of the game and despite our best efforts they produced their best hurling hurling to pull away for the victory. Final score Glenravel 3-15 Davitts 2-5. Click here for photos of the game.
- Couch to 5K – 25 March 2018
Last Sunday saw the completion of our second Couch to 5K programme. We had to endure many hard nights of training in all sorts of weather but it definitely paid off and everyone reaped the benefits of their endeavours. Congratulations to everyone on the completion of their couch to 5K run. A thank you to Michael, AnneMarie, Stephen and Danso, organiser Tommy Toland and anyone else who offered their time to help make this event a great success. Well done everyone! Click here and check out the photos from the day.
- Response to Newspaper
Following a leading news article in the Belfast Telegraph on Wednesday 21st March 2018, the Club consulted with its legal team on the nature and content of the article.
The Club know the article contained inaccuracies and was harmful to the good name of what is widely regarded as a well run and highly respected club.
Our response to the newspaper can be read by clicking here.
- Tree Planting
There was a good turn out this morning for the first phase of tree planting at our new sports complex. Club chairman, Tommy Shaw, thanked everyone for turning out on a cold morning and welcomed Noel Rice of Belfast Hill Partnership. Tommy used the analogy of the roots of the trees and their growth and compared this to laying the grass roots for our current senior players, juveniles and future generations. Noel explained the different types of trees that would be planted and how to plant them, before spades were passed out and everyone got the opportunity to plant a tree which they can call their own. Over the coming years everyone can now watch their tree flourish and grow which will hopefully mirror the progression and ambition of the club.
Again a special thank you to Noel and the Belfast Hill Partnership for their collaboration.
- Pitch Development
Work on our new pitch and sporting complex has made major progress. Check out all the photos from start of the project to the current position by clicking here. We are sure you will agree that this will be a complex second to none and we are all looking forward to the completion.
- AIJB Hurling Series – Davitts 1-2 John Lockes 6-20
The senior hurlers came up against a quality Kilkenny side in the Leinster semi-final at Heywood College. John Lockes proved to be a step up in class from our previous opponents Corra Choill and we suffered a heavy defeat. We started well and in the first ten minutes we matched our illustrious opponents all over the park. We created many scoring opportunities but failed to hit the target and it was John Lockes who struck over 4 points to take an early advantage. At this stage we hit back with Gary Nelson blasting to the net but from there on we were always on the back foot. The Kilkenny boys took over and despite our best endeavors we couldn’t control their waves of attacks, they were clinical in front of the posts as they went on a scoring spree. The match as a contest was over at half time but we battled hard in the second half and on the day we were beaten by a quality side, so we can have no complaints. Our points came from Chris Gallagher and Thomas Maguire.
Click here for photos of the game.
- Junior B All-Ireland Hurling Series
Following our 4-9 to 0-9 win over Eire Og (Corra Choill) the senior hurlers will make the trek back to Heywood College this Sunday for a 3pm throw in. Our opponents in the Leinster semi-final will be the Kilkenny champions John Lockes who had two points to spare in their quarter final win over Mountmellick (Laois). This will be a stern test for us and we need to continue our preparation – training as usual on Wednesday night at Sally Gardens at 7pm.