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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.



Latest News

  • JBHC Semi-Final – Mac Dáibhéid 2-17 Naomh Úna 0-7

    The senior hurlers booked their place in the final of the JBHC with a good win over Naomh Úna at Pairc Mac Dáibhéid on Tuesday night.

    Playing with the assistance of the breeze in the first half we established a seven point advantage with points from Chris Gallagher (0-3), Stephen McGivern (0-2) Thomas Maguire and Gearoid Cosgrove. Naomh Úna got on the scoreboard with two points from converted frees but a Cormac Maguire goal following good work from Anthony Rowntree and points from Stephen McGivern (0-2) and Jay Park extended our lead. Another brace of points from frees for Naomh Úna were cancelled out with Peter Carleton and Chris Gallagher striking points. The half concluded with a well taken point from Gearoid Cosgrove and another Aggies pointed free to leave was in front 1-13 to 0-5.

    We continued to dominate in the second half but against the breeze we managed the game well, tagging on scores and snuffing out any threat Naomh Úna posed. Scores from Peter Carleton (0-2), Stephen McGovern (0-2) and Cormac Maguire’s second goal of the game saw us over the finishing line 2-17 to 0-7.

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    Next up is Naomh Treasa in the final on Saturday at Páirc Rossa with a 1pm throw-in.

  • Junior B Hurling Championship – MacDáibhéid 3-8 Latharna Óg 0-8

    The senior hurlers avenged their group defeat to Latharna Óg when they had 9 points to spare over the same opposition in this preliminary tie at Ballymena. In a tough bruising encounter both teams gave their all with the prize a semi-final date with Naomh Úna awaiting the winners but ultimately our work rate, intensity in the tackles to limit scoring chances and some quality score taking at crucial times proved to be the deciding factors on the day.

    Stephen McGivern opened the scoring with a well taken point following good work from Caoimhin Heaney and Cormac Maguire but Latharna Óg responded with a pointed free to level and then added another to take the lead. We were then reduced to 14 men with the sending of Caoimhin Heaney which seemed to stir the emotions and gave us a more determined focus and a higher work rate. Points from Stephen McGivern (0-2) and Cormac Maguire preceded an Anthony Rowntree goal which gave us a deserved advantage. Latharna Óg responded with a point but again we piled on the pressure with further points from Cormac Maguire and Stephen McGivern while Peter Carleton chipped in with a rasping low effort to the back of the net. The best point of the match followed when a puck out from Joe McCaffrey was fielded high by Peter Carleton, he hand passed off to Chris Gallagher who fed Colm McKee who duly dispatched the sliotar between the posts. A pointed Latharna Óg free on the stroke of half time concluded the scoring, giving us a lead of 9 on a score of 2-7 to 0-4.

    Latharna Óg started the second half all guns blazing and scored 4 unanswered points from frees to get themselves back in the game. However, Stephen McGivern pointed from long range and when Peter Carleton stroked the sliotar to the back of the net we had restored our substantial advantage and saw the game through to the end as deserving victors 3-8 to 0-8.

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  • IFC – Grp 2 – Mac Dáibhéid 3-20 Pádraig Sárseil 1-5

    There was nothing at stake in this IFC final group game as neither team could progress to the knockout stages of the competition but we still put in a solid performance and ran out convincing winners on a wet and dull evening at Páirc Mac Dáibhéid.

    We got off to a flyer with early points from Caolan Park, Gerard Slane, Chris Rafferty and Stephen Tully to take the early initiative. However, Na Sárseil got themselves back into the game when their free taker stepped up to take a free from 25 yards out. As he made contact with the ball his back foot slipped causing him to loose balance but the ball managed to swerve and somehow soared into the roof of the net.  Na Sárseil then went in front with two well taken points but we responded well, got into a good rhythm and started to pick off some quality scores. Points from Stephen Tully (0-4), Chris Rafferty (0-3), Gerard Slane (0-2) and Danny Wallace gave us a commanding lead at the break 0-14 to 1-4.

    We were well on top in the second half and continued to pick off the scores with Gerard Burns (1-2), Gerard Slane (1-0), David Nugent (1-0), Chris Rafferty (0-1), Caoimhin Slane (0-1), Caolan Park (0-1) and Paul McKinney (0-1) all adding to our tally to leave us winners 3-20 to 1-5.

  • JHC – Naomh Pól 3-20 – Mac Dáibhéid 1-12

    The senior hurlers lost their second round encounter to a very good Naomh Pól team at Shaws Road on Sunday past. Naomh Pól were well worth their win but in defeat we have to take away some encouragement as we showed a much better attitude, fight and determination than we did in the previous round against Latharna Óg.

    Naomh Pól took the early advantage leading 0-5 to 0-1 with several well taken points from play and frees but we kept on their coat tails with points from Don Whelan reducing the deficit to a single point. We were then rocked from our stride when Naomh Pól netted to extend their advantage and from here on we were faced with a mountain to climb. Further exchanges of points ensued before Naomh Pól secured a further goal and at the break held the lead 2-10 to 0-8.

    Naomh Pól opened the second half scoring with two points to move further ahead but we persisted to run at their defence and were rewarded with a penalty which was duly dispatched to the net by Don Whelan, only seven between the sides. However, any hope of getting back into the game were dashed with another Naomh Pól goal and despite our best efforts they ran out deserved winners 3-20 to 1-12.

    Special mention must go to Don Whelan who amassed 1-11 of our total which included two outstanding scores from inside our own half with our other score coming from Colm McKee.

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  • IFC – Gp 2 – Mac Dáibhéid 1-9 Naomh Eargnait (Muine Glás) 2-14

    We hosted unbeaten Naomh Eargnait (Muine Glás)Moneyglass in round 4 of the IFC at Páirc MacDáibhéid last night, with a home victory needed in order for us to hold on to any slim chance of progressing from the group.

    The game got off to the perfect start when in the first minute the ball was worked out to Ceavy Slane on the right and he composed himself before kicking the ball over the bar from 30 yards to give us the start we needed.  

    Muine Glás then enjoyed a period of possession but were held off by a dogged home defence. A free gave the visitors the chance to get their first score on the board and this was duly taken and was quickly followed up with a well worked score to give them a one point lead. The teams then traded points from frees (Aaron Slane) before Muine Glás scored another point following yet another well worked move.

    A kick-out from Aaron Slane in the 15th minute was knocked forward from Seán O’Neill and it was Daniel Largey who was first to react, collecting the ball and evading a challenge before smashing the ball in to the visitors net to give us a one point lead. The lead was to last only a few minutes though as back came Muine Glás with an equalising point. A wonderful strike from Seán O’Neill restored our one point advantage but this was to be the last time we would hold the lead.

    A fast counter attack from Muine Glás saw them hand pass the ball numerous times between their front six and resulted in a tap in for the goal. They added two further points to extend their lead by 4 points as the half time whistle was blown

    HT Mac Dáibhéid 1-3 Moneyglass 1-7

    The 2nd half started off as the first half had with Mac Dáibhéid getting the first score within a minute, a free from Aaron Slane. Muine Glás struck back immediately as they scored their second goal of the game following a blistering attack which again involved a handful of players. Stephen Tully replied with two well taken frees to give us hope of staging a comeback but yet again Muine Glás responded emphatically by registering five points (one free) in a five minute period.

    The last five minutes saw us press hard to reduce the deficit but Muine Glás were able to reply to points from Gerard Burns and Stephen Tully(f)) with three points of their own. The final whistle ended any hopes of championship progress for us but confirmed Muine Glás will qualify from the group for the next stage of this year’s IFC.

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  • JHC – Mac Dáibhéid 1-12 Latharna Óg 3-12

    Last year’s Junior B champions Latharna Og were the visitors to Davitt Park for the first game in this season’s Junior Hurling Championship and came away with the points in what eventually turned out to be an enthralling contest.

    The first half was a very cagey affair, dominated by pointed frees and missed opportunities. In fact, it took until the 25th minute before a point was scored from open play. Larne were first to register a score after 3 minutes. A further two pointed frees were added after the Davitt’s had levelled the opening score, through a well taken free from Christopher Gallagher, to lead by 2 points after 10,ins.

    A great save from the Davitt’s net minder Joe McCaff gave Larne the opportunity to increase their lead from the resulting 65 which was duly converted. Both teams were unable to settle and traded further frees before Stephen McGivern (Davitt’s) registered the first score from play to reduce the gap to 3. This was quickly followed by a penalty award to the Davitt’s which was put wide and the chance for the game to be levelled was squandered. A further point from Stephen McGivern, following a great save from the Larne net minder, was answered with yet another pointed free from Larne to leave the half-time score Davitt’s 0-4 Larne 0-7.

    The 2nd half was just a few minutes old when a point from Don Whelan (Davitt’s) reduced the deficient to two points but Larne hit back immediately with a goal, followed by another pointed free to extended their lead over the host club. Two further converted frees from Don Whelan reduced the visitors lead to 4 points heading into the water break. The Davitt’s management team used this break to fire up their players and this had immediate effect with the Davitt’s pointing four in a row (3 Don Whelan frees and Christopher Gallagher point) in a blistering 4 minute spell to bring the game level. Roared on by a large home support the hosts had the wind in their sails and took the lead a few minutes later through a wonderful goal from Anthony Rowntree following great work from the scorer and Christopher Gallagher. Larne registered another point from play, quickly followed up with two converted frees to once again level the game.

    We were in to the last few minutes of the game with both teams now pressing hard to gain the advantage and it was Larne that that struck the killer blow. A well taken goal was quickly followed by a point and the advantage was truly with Larne now. A final score for Davitt’s from Don Whelan’s 65 brought Davitt’s to within one score but this was short lived as the visitors caught the hosts on the break to score the final and decisive score with another goal on the final whistle which gave them a six point victory.

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  • IFC – Gp 2 – Rd 3 – Naomh Seosamh 0-10 Mac Dáibhéid 1-10

    The senior footballers picked up their first points of this years IFC campaign when defeating Naomh Seosamh by a goal at Glenavy in a tough and close encounter.

    The sides were level on 4 separate occasions during the opening 15 minutes, with our points coming from the boot of Padraig McParland (0-3) and Sean O’Neill (0-1). For a brief period both teams were guilty of some wayward shooting but Stephen Tully then edged us in front 0-5 to 0-4 with a well taken point before a swift move down the left hand side provided Padraig McParland with the perfect opportunity and he added another point to his tally. On the stroke of half time we had a goal chance but the Glenavy keeper made an outstanding save to leave us with a two point advantage at the break 0-6 to 0-4.

    The second half was just as tight and despite further points from Padraig McParland (0-2) and Sean O’Neill (0-1), Glenavy chipped away to ensure there was only two points in the game. However, a Chris Rafferty pointed free and a goal from Sean O’Neill, after a 60 yard solo run, gave us a comfortable advantage going into the last 5 minutes of the game. Glenavy threw caution to the wind and went on the attack and with points, following a succession of fouls, reduced the deficit to three but we had done enough to secure the victory 1-10 to 0-10.

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