Ballyhegan Davitts v Mullaghbawn Cúchulainns – 24th May 2013
On Friday evening, in search of their first league points of the campaign, Ballyhegan senior men hosted Mullaghbawn Cúchulainns in round 6 of the Simply Fruit IACFL.
Following Mullaghbawn’s opening score of the game Paddy Marley scored two points, the second following strong work from Paul Courtney at midfield. The visitors then drew level before Shane McCormack was denied a goal by an excellent save for the Mullaghbawn goalkeeper. Ballyhegan then, in the 13th minute, conceded a point and a perfectly executed penalty goal following a scramble in goal mouth – 0:02 / 1:03.
Paddy Marley then converted 2 frees the first won by Jack Wilson following a long kick out from Jonny McKeever and the second as a result of hard work from Gerard Morgan – 0:04 / 1:03.
With Paul Courtney & Jack Wilson dominating midfield and Joey Murphy excelling in a sweeper role Ballyhegan surprisingly conceded 1:03 before half time leaving the score 0:04 to 2:06 at the interval.
Trailing by eight points Ballyhegan had it all to do in the second half and with the visitors dominating the opening exchanges with 2 wides and a converted free it looked ominous for the men in blue. To the credit of all involved Mullaghbawn would only register one more score.
In the 34th minute the impressive Paddy Marley converted a free won by Shane McCormack. A minute later, following a fine field from Jack Wilson, Eoin Reynolds spilt the posts – 0:06 / 2:07. Paul Courtney then scored a point with his less favoured foot before regaining possession and feeding Eoin Reynolds who scored a great point from an acute angle – 0:08 / 2:07.
Mullaghbawn then registered what turned out to be their last score of the game. Paddy Marley then did exceptionally well to convert an opportunity created following determined link play between Ballywilly’s finest – Joey Murphy & Gerard Morgan!
In the 40th minute the impressive Paddy Marley then registered the home sides only goal of the game following good work from Eoin Reynolds who was starting to growing in confidence – 1:09 / 2:08.
Shane McKeever then registered his first score of the game with a sweetly struck shot from long range. Strong yet disciplined tackling from Conor Morgan and Paul Courtney ensured Mullaghbawn could not add to their tally.
Soon after his introduction for Gerard Morgan, James McKeever set up Eoin Reynolds who registered the point of the evening with the outside of his left foot. Soon thereafter Eoin Reynolds split the post again following good work from Conor McCann and Paddy Marley – 1:12 / 2:08.
In what would prove to be his last involvement of the evening due to injury the excellent Paddy Marley doubled Ballyhegan’s lead with a well taken point following a beautifully angled pass from the impressive Jack Wilson. With 4 minutes of normal time remaining our county minor Jack Rafferty entered the fray and played his part in ensuring The Davitts would collect their first points of the campaign.
Shane McCormack worked tirelessly to win a 45 whilst the half back line of Plunkett McCormack, Conor McCann & Conor Loughran worked hard to win an all important free for the home side in a dangerous area. In the second minute of added time Shane McCormack registered the final score of the game – 1:14 / 2:08.
Congratulations to all involved in what was a great team effort, especially in the second half. Ballyhegan’s midfield dominance laid the foundations for what were eye catching performances from Joey Murphy in defence and Eoin Reynolds in attack. However, special praise must go to the rampant Paddy Marley who finished on 1:07!
With only nine league fixtures remaining lets home this spirited performance proves a catalyst for rest of the season.
Jonny McKeever, Joey Murphy, Conor Morgan, Tony Keegan, Conor Loughran, Plunkett McCormack, Conor McCann, Paul Courtney (0:01), Jack Wilson, Eoin Reynolds (0:04), Conor Williamson, Gerard Morgan (James McKeever 48min), Shane McCormack (0:01), Shane McKeever (0:01), Paddy Marley (1:07) (Jack Rafferty 56min)
A club shop will be open to receive orders in the Club on Thursday 23rd May at 7.30pm for all items in the attached flyer. Samples will be available for fitting purposes in junior and adult sizes. Please spread the word about this fitting/ordering opportunity as this will not be available again for several weeks.
Wednesday May 15th 2013
Intermediate B Championship
St Peter’s, Lurgan v Ballyhegan Davitts
Ballyhegan exited the Intermediate B Championship on Wednesday night in Lurgan,
at the hands of St Peter’s.
The hosts were two points up in two minutes, before Paddy
McKeever converted the opening Davitts score from a free kick awarded for a
foul on Eoin Reynolds
St Peter’s kicked another point, this time from play,
though the sides were level inside the ten minute mark, Paddy McKeever
converting another free kick, this time for a foul on Conor Loughran, then Jack
Wilson kicked a mighty score with the outside of his boot, escaping the close attentions
of several Peter’s men.
St Peter’s retook control of the game at the midway point
of the half, converting a free kick, then punishing the Davitts defence with the
first goal of the game, after the loss of full back Jarlath McCann due to
Good interchange between Gerard Morgan & Conall
Gallagher, created a chance for Eoin Reynolds, who was upended, Eoin ably
converting the free kick awarded.
The difference now three, it would soon be eight, as the
hosts kicked another goal and two points in the towards the end of the half.
The Davitts men rallied well with two points in first
half injury time, Eoin Reynolds converting another free kick, before Shane
McCormack got on the end of a Gerard Morgan pass leaving the two goals the
difference at half time.
Half Time: St Peter’s 2.06 Ballyhegan 0.06
Paddy McKeever converted his third free kick in the
opening minutes of the second half, himself fouled after receiving a good long
pass from Michael Hamill.
St Peter’s replied with two points of their own, then Jack Wilson coming out of
the Ballyhegan defence with the ball, kicked a low punt forward, Gerard Morgan
collecting possession out in front, and fed Eoin Reynolds to run direct, under
pressure, a kick his third point of the game.
Davitts had a super chance to get back into the game in
the 48th minute, Shane Morgan blasting the ball off the underside of
the cross bar, very unlucky, after being put through by Gerard Morgan again.
The killer blow came with eight minutes to go; St Peter’s
kicked their third goal of the game a deflected effort that James McKeever had
no chance with!
A minute later, substitute Stefan McNally made a super diving save, but was adjudged
to have touched the ball on the ground. The referee awarding a penalty & the Lurgan outfit had the ball in the back of the net again.
St Peter’s tagged on another four points, a Jack Wilson
point the only reply from Ballyhegan in the final stages.
Full Time: St Peter’s 4.12
This was a gallant effort from the Davitts outfit, right
in the game until the final ten minutes of the game.
Ultimately it was the St Peter’s running game and pacey counter attacks that
won the game.
The return of Paddy McKeever to the Davitts jersey was
one of the highlights for Ballyhegan. His transition back to football was
smooth, the fulcrum of the Davitts attack once again.
Jack Wilson was the stand out Ballyhegan performer. His
attacking instincts had to be curtailed as he was utilized to nullify a
dangerous St Peter’s attack after the early loss of Jarlath McCann.
James McKeever in nets, had no chance with any of the
goals, but his variation in kick outs was essential as Ballyhegan won the
majority of primary possession.
Michael Hamill & Conor Loughran in Defence put in a good
shift, and caught the eye when breaking forward on numerous occasions. Youngsters
Shane Morgan and Aaron McNally grew into the game as it progressed and Gerard
Morgan in attack stood out with intelligent running, involved in most of the
Another match another injury, we wish Jarlath McCann a
James McKeever, A. McNally, J. McCann (C.
Morgan, 8 (S. McNally, 30)), M. Hamill, C. Loughran, J. Wilson 0.02, R.
McCormack, D. Tiffney, C. Williamson, S. Morgan, S. McCormack 0.01, E. Reynolds
0.03 (2f), C. Gallagher (G. Kerr, 37), P. McKeever 0.03 (3f), G. Morgan
Ballyhegan Team lined out as follows:
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of luck to Our Senior Men’s B team TONIGHT in the T-MET B Championship away to
St Peter’s, Lurgan 7.30pm.
the Big Breakfast & Bus to Breffni this Sunday morning has had to be
cancelled (Hopefully postponed to a later round.)
don’t let this stop you getting out and supporting our own young Davitt Jack
Rafferty who will be representing Armagh Minors – Best of luck Jack!
best of luck to Eimear Murray and Eve Lavery who represent the Armagh minor
Ladies team in their Ulster Final on Saturday – Again best of Luck girls!
Referees / Stewards
there is anyone interested in volunteering their time to referee club games or
stewarding at County games / events, please get in touch with a committee
member. Our club is under represented in both areas which may eventually cost
is provided in both disciplines & there are perks involved! Get in touch!
to all those who turned up to support Bingo @ Ballyhegan again. Bingo returns
to the clubrooms Thursday June 6th 7.30pm, with more prizes and the Snowball
now stands at £150.
Summer Scheme is confirmed for 1st –
All help welcome and it proves to be an action packed –fun filled
weekend for kids and volunteers!
previous coaches / mentors that may have bibs, cones, footballs or any useful
training equipment that could be used by our current teams & in the Sumer
Scheme please return to the club at your earliest convenience. Thank you!
to young Davitts Lauren Erin O'Gorman, Sarah Louise Doherty & Anna Ferguson
who have been awarded a part scholarship of £100 each at Feis Cumann Lúthchleas
Gael Ard Mhacha.
scholarships will be presented by Armagh County Chairman Paul Duggan and Armagh
senior team captain Ciaran McKeever in the Ceannáras on Monday 27th May at
7-00pm. (Girls you have to accept the prize in person!)
Easy Fund Raising
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you sign up to http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/ballyhegandavitts/
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to Ballyhegan Davitts, then you can raise money for the club without even
leaving the house.
17 club members, including most of our committee have signed up and others have
promised to do so. It may not amount to a huge amount of money but every little
helps and we would appreciate if our members would sign up for it.
please make http://ballyhegandavitts.easysearch.org.uk/
your home page and use it as your
default search engine, rather than Google!
clothing bank now resides in the club car park. This is a new initiative to
raise cash for our club, so we’d like to urge our members & local community
to deposit any unwanted clothes and textiles. The items will then be exported
across Europe and Africa. By doing so the club will get a donation for every
bag of clothes recycled.
in advance for your help and support.
All types of Clothing (Adult, Children
Bags, Shoes, Hats & Belts
Towels, Curtains & Bed Linen
Seat for Life
help finance the development of the Athletic Grounds, a scheme whereby the general
public can buy a “Seat For Life” has been launched. The bonus for our club is
that we will receive £25 from each seat sold. For more information see the
For the latest fixtures / Results /
Tables, keep an eye on the website:
Intermed C’nship St
Peter’s V Ballyhegan Wed May 15th 7.30pm
Go Games A: Tir na
nÓg v Ballyhegan Sat May 18th 4pm
Ladies: Div 1: Ballyhegan
v Silverbridge Sat May 18th 7pm
Ladies: Div 2: Forkhill v Ballyhegan Mon
May 20th 7pm
Boys: Div 3 A: Ballyhegan v Maghery Tues May 21st 7.15pm
Ladies: Div 1: St Pat’s v Ballyhegan Wed
May 22nd 7pm
Inter Group A Ballyhegan v Middletown Wed May 22nd 7.15pm
Men: Div 2 League: Ballyhegan v Mullaghbawn Fri
May 24th 7.30pm
Ladies: Div 1: Ballyhegan
v Carrickcruppen Sat May 25th
Go Games A: Ballyhegan v Clann Eireann Sat May 25th 10.30pm
Go Games A: Clann
Eireann v Ballyhegan Sun May 26th 11.30pm
Bums & Tums (Ladies Only) - Monday 8pm (1hr) £4
Conditioning - Tuesday 6.45pm (45mins) £3
& Core - Thursday 7pm (1hr) £4
Kettlebells - Friday 6.30pm (45mins) £3
Bingo - Thursday May 9th 7.30pm
Night - Sunday May 5th
Night - T.B.C
Championship Big Breakfast (& Bus to Breffni Park) - Cancelled
Camp - July 1st - 5th
'n' Stride - Friday July 5th
Uí hAgáin Páirc Féile - August 22nd - 25th
up-to-date with all Ballyhegan Davitts news via website / Facebook / Twitter:
DAVITS UNDER 14 LEAGUE
Following their first round victory last week in the
Championship against Naomh Eoin, this week it was back to the league campaign
against Sarsfields for the U14 boys. In
what was to be a home fixture for Sarsfields, they kindly agreed to travel to
Ballyhegan Park as their pitch was unavailable.
Just before throw in a downpour made playing
conditions somewhat difficult and it took both teams some time to settle. Ballyhegan were first on the score sheet with
a free by James Lee. Following a number
of missed chances, Kevin McCann was first to react to a high ball into the forward
line and finished the ball to the net. Following
another free by James Lee, Sarsfields got their first point of the game to
leave the score 1-02 to 0-1 after 10 minutes.
Ballyhegan continued to dominate and with Paul McQuade, James McCann and
Rory McLernon and Naoise O’Hagan on top in defence it kept scoring chances for Sarsfields
to a minimum. The forwards of Sean
Donaghy, Jack Hughes, Jamie McKenna and
Conor Hughes continued to put pressure on the Sarsfields defence and it allowed
the midfield of Conor Fearon and Evin Crummie to push forward resulting in a fine
individual goal by Evin and four James Lee points to leave the score 2-06 to
0-03 to Ballyhegan at the break.
Although constant rain meant playing conditions in the
second half didn’t improve (even the referee had to get an extra coat), it was
Ballyhegan who kept their work rate up and started the half as they finished
the first. Quick scores by James Lee and
Evin Crummie extended the lead following good work from Sean Donaghy and Jack
Gallagher. Sarsfields to their credit
kept working hard and their midfielder scored a goal and a point in quick
succession to keep them in contention going into the final quarter. Some timely interceptions by Stefan Mackey in
defence and good goalkeeping by Oisin Hamill kept the visitors at bay at a time
when they were pressing for more scores and the distribution into the forward
line allowed the forwards to keep picking off scores. Following good work on the left it allowed
Kevin McCann to score his second goal and put some daylight between the
teams. Ballyhegan did not ease off at
this and following good inter-passing between Conor Fearon and Kevin McCann the
ball was worked out to John Doherty to get his first score at U14 level. As the game was drawing to a close Evin
Crummie set off on another of his jinking runs and scored another fine
individual goal. From the kick out the
ball was won by Ballyhegan and moved quickly into the forward again where the
ever vigilant Kevin McCann directed the ball past the keeper into the net.
Score Ballyhegan 5-12, Sarsfields 1-05.
Another all round solid team performance with all
players contributing to a fine win in difficult conditions. Many thanks to Sarsfields
for agreeing to travel to Ballyhegan Park at short notice and to referee Kieran
Conlon who was excellent throughout.
Ballyhegan Team: Oisin Hamill, Stefan Mackey, Paul
McQuade, Rory McLernon, Jack Gallagher, James McCann, Naoise O’Hagan, Evin
Crummie (2-03), Conor Fearon, Jack Hughes, James Lee (0-08), Sean Donaghy, Kevin
McCann (3-00), Conor Hughes, Jamie McKenna, John Doherty (0-01)
Sunday May 12th 2013
Middletown Owen Roes v
Ballyhegan's senior men
visited Middletown on Sunday, still searching for the opening points
of the season.
Davitt's started well,
Eoin Reynolds hitting the post with the first effort of the game &
Mark Hughes swinging over a the opening score for Ballyhegan moments
later, however, Middletown responded with two points from play before
the five minute mark.
The sides were again
level in the eighth minute, Conor Williamson upended as he shot at
the posts & Paddy Marley stepped up to convert the free kick.
The hosts were back in
front for a short period, after kicking two more points, until the
Davitts took the lead on fifteen minutes, Paddy Marley playing a
one-two with Shane McCormack and clinically finishing the ball to the
net, when through on the keeper.
Marley then converted
another free kick, this time after a foul on Mark Hughes.
It was Middletown who
finished the stronger, reclaiming the lead at the break, with three
Half Time: Middletown
0.07 Ballyhegan 1.03
The hosts started the
second half similarly to how they ended the first half, with another
three unanswered points, before Davitts midfielder Conor McCann
finished off a lovely move which started in the Ballyhegan full back
line with Conor Morgan, who raced up the middle of the field, Eoin
Reynolds supplying the final pass.
Middletown wrapped up
the points in the middle third of the second half, kicking another
two points and a goal meaning the Davitts trailed by nine entering
the final ten minutes.
Mark Hughes kicked his
second point of the game, good work from Conor Morgan in defence and
a nice one-two, again from Shane McCormack creating the chance.
Middletown replied with
another point in the next attack, before Paddy Marley scored from
another free kick, awarded for a foul on Paul Courtney on the edge of
The hosts kicked their
final two points of the game, with five minutes remaining, their lead
back to nine points but credit to the Ballyhegan men, who fought till the
Eoin Reynolds found
space in the square and finished the ball under the keeper and into
the net, Conor Morgan once again the architect, driving forward from
defence playing one-two's the length of the pitch to create the space
and ultimately the goal.
The final score of the
game, was another converted free kick from Paddy Marley, substitute
Gerard Morgan collecting a low ball excellently, and dragged down in
front of the posts.
Full Time: Middletown
1.15 Ballyhegan 2.07
Conor Morgan, Tony
Keegan and Shane McCormack were best for Ballyhegan in a
Five down and ten to
go, ourselves and Clann Eireann the only sides without a point in the
league. Continued teamwork and work ethic required till the end of
the season... we're in a relegation fight!
Ballyhegan Team lined
out as follows:
Jonny McKeever, J.
McCann (M. Hamill, 56), C. Morgan, J. Murphy T. Keegan, P. Courtney,
C. Loughran, C. Williamson (G. Morgan, 56), C. McCann 0.01, S.
McCormack, J. Wilson, James McKeever (S. McKeever, 35), E.
Reynolds1.00, M. Hughes 0.02, P. Marley 1.04 (4f)
BALLYHEGAN DAVITS UNDER 14 CHAMPIONSHIP
Following their impressive start to the league it was Championship time for the Ballyhegan U14
boys and they made the short trip over to Collegeland to play Naomh Eoin in the first round of
the U14 Championship.
Having defeated Naomh Eoin the previous week in the league it was important for the players
to concentrate on the game in hand. Played on an excellent pitch it was the home team who
settled first and got the first score of the game. Following a number of missed chances the
Davitts soon settled and dominated the rest of the half and with great teamwork took some well
taken scores. With their defence on top, backed up by the excellent Ryan McCann in goals,
Ballyhegan continued to push forward at every opportunity and finished the half 3-06 to 0-03
For the second half the players knew that they had to keep creating chances. By always playing
simple football and passing to the player in a better position they continued to keep putting
scores on the scoreboard. Credit to Naomh Eoin they kept the pressure on Ballyhegan to the
end and but for a number of missed chances it would have been a much closer result. Final
score Ballyhegan 4-12, Naomh Eoin 0-07. Once again an all round team effort with all
players playing their part. Many thanks to Naomh Eoin for another sporting game and we wish
them well for the rest of the season.
Ballyhegan Team: Ryan McCann, Stefan Mackey, Paul McQuade (0-1), Rory McLernon, Oisin
Hamill, Jack Gallagher, Naoise O’Hagan, Evin Crummie (0-1), Conor Fearon (1-04), James
McCann (0-2), James Lee (2-2), Sean Donaghy, Kevin McCann , James McCormack, Jamie
McKenna (0-1), Conor Hughes, Jack Hughes (1-1).
Congratulations to young Davitts Lauren Erin O'Gorman, Sarah Louise Doherty & Anna Ferguson who have been awarded a part scholarship of £100 each at Feis Cumann Lúthchleas Gael Ard Mhacha.
The scholarships will be presented by Armagh County Chairman Paul Duggan and Armagh senior team captain Ciaran McKeever in the Ceannáras on Monday 27th May at 7-00pm.
Friday May 3rd
Ballyhegan Davitts v
O’Neills, An Port Mor
Round four of the
Intermediate league was a rematch of the Junior League final from the
end of last season, as current Armagh & Ulster Junior champions
An Port Mor, visited Ballyhegan Park on Friday evening. Ballyhegan
hoping for a more favourable result this time!
The Blackwater men
starting the game impressively, kicked three points from play in the
opening five minutes.
score came a minute later. A low punt into the forward line from Mark
Hughes was well collected by Paddy Marley, who was fouled, then
converted the free kick himself.
This sparked a ten
minute spell of dominance from the hosts, unfortunately this
dominance did not register on the scoreboard, as a series of wide
efforts and a couple of shots dropping short into the opposition
The visitors then
converted a '45 and a penalty kick to take a six point lead entering
the final ten minutes of the first half.
Mark Hughes responded
for the Davitts, kicking a point off his less favoured left boot,
finishing off a move involving Paddy Marley, Eoin Reynolds &
An Port Mor struck
another point from a free kick, before James McKeever had a soccer
style strike on goal, for Ballyhegan, that just veered to the left of
the post and wide.
The visitors advantage
was extended to seven points in first have injury time, after an
O’Neill's attacker took advantage of some Davitts defensive
uncertainty, and splitting the posts just before the half time
Half Time: Ballyhegan
0.02 An Port Mor 1.06
After the restart the
Davitts were quicker out of the traps. In the first minute, Paddy
Marley again fouled, and again converted the free kick for his second
of the game and Eoin Reynolds reduced the deficit to five points, two
minutes later, with a well taken effort. Paul Courtney's drive around
the middle creating both chances.
Seven minutes into the
second half the visitors converted another free kick of their own,
before Paddy Marley recycled a Shane McCormack effort and split the
posts for the hosts.
The Blackwater men then
put the game beyond reach with four points without reply as the game
entered the final quarter of the game, a nine point deficit leaving
Ballyhegan with too much to do.
To the credit of the
Davitts, the lads showed incredible fighting spirit and finished the
game strongest, rattling the visitors. Jack Wilson kicked a
marvellous score from 40 metres, his chance created by Paddy Marley
after some excellent defending by Joey Murphy.
Jack was involved again
a couple of minutes later, as he fielded possession from a kick out,
the ball played forward to young Conor McCann, who is showing
excellent appetite for senior football in his début season, and Mark
Hughes now in full forward, was on hand to sweep the ball over the
bar, for his second of the game.
The O’Neill's men
managed one more score eight minutes from time, but the impossible
comeback seemed on as Paddy Marley once again converted from a free
kick, awarded for yet another foul on the danger-man.
Paul Courtney's two
points in two minutes reduced the deficit further to five points,
with just four minutes of normal time remaining and before the final
whistle there was but a kick of the ball between the sides as impact
sub Conor Loughran pointed from play as did the excellent Paddy
Marley, with his fifth of the evening.
Full Time: Ballyhegan
0.12 Wolfe Tones 1.12
The Davitt's were made
regret missed opportunities, as they kicked twelve wides overall, but
particularly in the first half when periods of dominance did not
count on the scoreboard. However, the Davitt's players and supporters
can take heart from this performance and in particular the reaction
to going nine points down mid way through the second half.
In defence Conor Morgan
and Joey Murphy excelled, dominating their immediate marker and
influencing the game further forward with multiple interceptions and
turnovers leading to counter attacks.
Around the middle of
the field, against experienced and strong opposition the quartet of
Paul Courtney, Conor Williamson, Mark Hughes and Jack Wilson all put
in a brave & tireless display, putting their bodies on the line
to win possession and feeding the forward line with dangerous ball.
In attack Paddy Marley
was the stand out performer, kicking 5 points, always out in front
and in space with clever runs, and always gets a tough time from
defenders, if they catch him!
Shane McCormack too
caught the eye, winning dirty ball all evening & proving the
perfect link man when moved out around the half forward line.
Ballyhegan Team lined
out as follows:
Jonny McKeever, J.
McCann, C. Morgan, M. McKeever, T. Keegan, P. Courtney 0.02, J.
Murphy, M. Hughes 0.02, C. Williamson, James McKeever (C. Loughran
0.01, 49), Jack Wilson 0.01, E. Reynolds 0.01 (S. McKeever, 49), S.
McCormack, C. McCann, P. Marley 0.05 (3f)
DAVITS UNDER 14 LEAGUE
Ballyhegan U14 boys kept their impressive start to the
league campaign going with a win against local neighbours Naomh Eoin on Tuesday
30 April 2013.
Played in Ballyhegan Park on one of the first good
evenings for football it was again the visitors who got off to the perfect
start with a goal and a point within the first 5 minutes. But as in previous games the young Davitts didn’t
let their heads drop and with the defence and midfield on top they were able to
supply good quality ball into the forward line resulting in a number of
excellent scores. For the remainder of
the half they kept the Naomh Eoin chances to a minimum and dominated until half
time with the score 5-04 to 1-04 to the Davitts at the break.
The second half was much closer with both sides
playing some very good open football and taking some great scores. Both defences were very much on top in the
second half and limited the number of chances to each side, but a more direct
style of football gave the Davitts a much deserved win. Final
score Ballyhegan 5-11, Naomh Eoin 1-08. An all round solid performance from all the
players involved who played the game as a team and got their just reward. Both teams
played the game in a very sporting manner and the game as always was excellently
refereed by Kevin Gallogly.
Ballyhegan Team: Ryan McCann, Stefan Mackey, Paul
McQuade, Rory McLernon, Oisin Hamill, Jack Gallagher, Naoise O’Hagan, Evin
Crummie (0-4), Conor Fearon (1-03), James McCann (0-2), James Lee (1-1), Sean
Donaghy, Conor Hughes (1-0), Kevin McCann (1-1), Jamie McKenna (1-0), Michael