League defeat at Home

posted 14 Apr 2014 16:04 by Jarlath McCann

Sunday 13th April 2014

Ballyhegan Davitts v Collegeland O'Rahillys

Ballyhegan played their first home league game of the season on Sunday hosting neighbours Collegeland in this local derby. The sun was shining though there was a strong wind blowing up the field which the Davitts played with in the first half.

Ballyhegan started brightly going 3 points up within 5 mins and also had 2 good goal opportunities. Corner forward Eoin Reynolds registered the first point followed by another from Plunkett McCormack receiving a well spotted pass from a quick sideline ball by Gerard Morgan. Conor Williamson added the third less than a minute later with a great break from midfield.
The visitors replied with 2 pointed frees before Ballyhegan added another 2 points to the board from Plunkett McCormack and centre half forward John Guy, both of which were supplied from Mark Hughes in midfield however another goal chance went agonisingly wide in between these 2 points. Following great work in defence the Davitts then broke up the field for Plunkett McCormack to register his third point of the game.
Collegeland added 2 more frees either side of Shane McCormack combining well with brother Plunkett and splitting the post with the outside of his boot. The hosts then added 2 frees of their own, one from the left from Eoin Reynolds and the other from the opposite side from Plunkett McCormack, and another from play with Reynolds beating his man and finishing over the bar well. Collegeland registered one more point to bring the half to a close.

Half time: Ballyhegan 0-10 Collegeland 0-05

Playing with the wind now Collegeland came out strong for the second half hitting 1-05 before the Davitts could hit back after 15 mins through a Mark Hughes free.
The visitors then added 2 more goals in quick succession with less than 10 minutes to play to which Ballyhegan could only reply with 2 points from frees, another from Mark Hughes and one from Paddy Marley.

Full time: Ballyhegan 0-13 Collegeland 3-10

Once again this was another very disappointing defeat for the Davitts. Following an excellent first half with some great periods of play and hard work, particularly from wing forwards Gerard Morgan and James McKeever, Ballyhegan never got going in the second half and seemed stunned by a blistering opening 10mins from the visitors.
Hopefully now with a 2 week break for Easter the boys can re-group, welcome back injured players and get off the mark in the next game against Corrinshego.

Ballyhegan team lined out as follows:
Jonny McKeever, R. Tiffney (M. Hamill 44), R. McCormick, R. McKeever, C. Loughran, J. Murphy (C), C. Morgan, C. Williamson 0-01, M. Hughes 0-02 (2f), G. Morgan, J. Guy 0-01 (P. Marley 36, 0-01 (1f), James McKeever, S. McCormack 0-01, P. McCormack 0-04 (1f), E. Reynolds 0-03 (1f) (D.McNeill 55)
Subs: J. McKeever, J. Paterson, J. Rafferty, S. McNally, M. Hamill, D. McNeill, P. Marley


Gaeltacht Scholarships

posted 14 Apr 2014 10:01 by Jarlath McCann

Scholarships are available through the Club for anybody wishing to attend the Gaeltacht this year. For further information contact our Irish Officer Gareth McCann on 07736349653.

League opener at Pearse Ogs

posted 6 Apr 2014 10:29 by Jarlath McCann

Sunday 6th April 2014

Pearse Ogs II v Ballyhegan Davitts

A windswept Pearse Og Park played host this opening Junior 'A' league fixture at midday on Sunday. Following some impressive pre-season displays the Davitts were hoping to build on this and get the league campaign off to a winning start .

It took a while for the teams to settle into the game with both sides hitting several wides in the opening 5 minutes. The Ogs opened the scoring with a point on 7 mins with Ballyhegan responding 3 mins later through a great long range effort from Mark Hughes.
The Ogs took the lead again twice only to be pegged back each time by the boot of corner forward Eoin Reynolds, first from a free following good build up play from Conor Morgan, James McKeever, John Guy and player-manager Plunkett McCormack, and for the second time with a nice left footed effort. Ballyhegan then took the lead a minute later on 21 mins through half-forward James McKeever, beating his man and curling an effort between the posts from the left hand side.
Ballyhegan 'keeper Jonny McKeever pulled off a great save on 23 mins but the Davitts conceeded a free before the ball could be cleared which came off the post and straight to an Ogs forward who finished into the net from close range. The Armagh men pointed again 4 mins later to leave 3 points the difference only for Plunkett McCormack to pull 2 back in quick succession. The Ogs would then register the final score of the half with a point after 32 mins.

Half time: Pearse Ogs II 1-05 Ballyhegan 0-06

Ballyhegan started the second half the brighter of the two teams with 2 points without reply bringing the game level after 36mins. The first came 2 mins in from Eoin Reynolds, beating his marker before pointing with Plunkett McCormack adding to it 4 mins later converting a free after being fouled.
Pearse Ogs then went on to hit 3 unanswered points before Ballyegan replied midway through the half with a point from Gerard Morgan, dummying well before splitting the post after good build up play from centre half forward John Guy and midfielder Conor Williamson.
The Ogs hit back with a free after 49 mins to which Ballyhegan replied 5 mins later with a great score from Conor Morgan, collecting the ball after a great run from deep and taking an excellent point on the run. The hosts then hit 2 more points either side of another Eoin Reynolds point. Unfortunately this would prove to be the last score for the Davitts with the hosts running out winners.

Full time: Pearse Ogs 1-11 Ballyhegan 0-11

All in all this was a disappointing result for Ballyhegan who failed to build on their impressive pre-season form. Up next is a local derby against neighbours Collegeland.
Congratulations to Joey Murphy who was named as team captain for the year before the match with Conor Williamson named as vice-captain. Joey led by example from the start and suffered a suspected broken nose early in the game. We wish Joey a speedy recovery as he joins an already too populated injury list.

The Ballyhegan team lined out as follows:
J. McKeever, R. Tiffney (M. McKeever, 53), R. McCormick (M.Hamill, 40), R. McKeever, C.Loughran, J. Murphy (c), C.Morgan 0-01, C. Williamson, M. Hughes 0-01, G. Morgan 0-01, J. Guy, J. McKeever 0-01, P. McCormack 0-03 (1f), S. McCormack (J. Rafferty, 40), E. Reynolds 0-04 (1f). Subs: J. Paterson, J. McKeever, M. Hamill, J. Rafferty, M. McKeever, D. McNeill     

Challenge match v Clonmore

posted 31 Mar 2014 16:19 by Jarlath McCann

Sunday 30th March 2014

Clonmore v Ballyhegan Davitts

Ballyhegan travelled to North Armagh neighbours Clonmore on Sunday evening for their final challenge match before the league starts next week. Following on from victories in previous games against St. Agnes' Belfast and Middletown, the Davitts went into the encounter expecting a tough game from last year's beaten Junior finalists.

Ballyhegan got off the mark first with a well worked point from midfielder Mark Hughes after 2 mins. Clonmore then replied with 2 points taking the lead before a left footed effort from Gerard Morgan brought it level again.

Clonmore pointed again only to lose their lead to a goal from corner forward Paddy Marley following some good link up play from Shane McCormack, Eoin Reynolds and James McKeever. The teams then traded 2 points with a Paddy Marley free and a nice point from Eoin Reynolds resulting from a smart pass from James McKeever.

The hosts pointed once more before Ballyhegan found the net again from the boot of Eoin Reynolds, a result of good work from Conor Williamson and Shane McCormack. Joey Murphy then rolled back the years with a great point from the right hand side before Paddy Marley got the final point of the first half.

Half time: Clonmore 0.06 Ballyhegan 2.06

Clonmore came out of the blocks in the 2nd half scoring 1.01 in the opening 4 mins with James McKeever pulling one back for the Davitts. The teams exchanged points again with Marley on target again. Clonmore then embarked on a 15 minute period of dominance which saw them score 3.04 without reply.

Ballyhegan hit back with another goal, a close range effort from half forward Gerard Morgan. This would prove to be their last score of the game however as the hosts closed it out with another 4 unanswered points.

Full time: Clonmore 4.16 Ballyhegan 3.08

Despite the scoreline Ballyhegan played well, especially in the first half with some great passages of play. Unfortunately injuries took their toll on the already depleted squad with Plunkett McCormack and Paddy Marley Jnr having to come off and Mark Hughes was lost to a black card. Hopefully all the injuries will be cleared up as soon as possible and the Davitts can look forward to a successful year on the pitch. 

Ballyhegan Team lined out as follows:

Jonny McKeever (J. Patterson, 30), J. Murphy 0.01, C. Morgan, M. Hamill, P. Marley Jnr (Jonny McKeever, 50), P. McCormack (M. McKeever, 40), C. Loughran, M. Hughes 0.01 (R. Tiffney, 6), G. Morgan 1.01, J. Guy, James McKeever 0.01, P. Marley Snr 1.03 (1f), S McCormack, E. Reynolds 1.01 

Club Gear

posted 26 Mar 2014 14:06 by Jarlath McCann

Paul & Patricia Doherty will be at the Club on Tuesday 1st April from 7.30-8pm to take any orders for Club gear for the upcoming season. See below for prices. All orders must be paid for on the night.

                                           Senior                                  Junior        
ITEM                                             Sizes         Prices        Sizes         Price
Club Replica Jersey Blue/Pink    SML - XXL £30.00     5/6 - 13/14 £25.00
Roma Hoodie                             SML - XXL £30.00         5/6 - 13/14 £25.00
Roma Rain Jacket                     SML - XXL £29.00         5/6 - 13/14 £24.00
Club Shorts                             SML - XXL £15.00           5/6 - 13/14 £12.00
Club socks                             7-9, 9-12        £6.50           11-2, 2-4, 4-7 £4.50
Club T-shirt                             SML - XXL £17.00            5/6 - 13/14 £14.00
Club Polo Shirt                     SML - XXL £24.00             5/6 - 13/14 £18.00
Match Bag                                   28"   £25.00
Match Bag                                   22" £22.00
Beanie                                     ONE SIZE        £7.00
Base Layer                             SML - XXL £24.00            5/6 - 13/14 £20.00
Windcheater                             SML - XXL £23.00          5/6 - 13/14 £17.00
Tracksuit bottoms                     SML - XXL £25.00        5/6 - 13/14 £20.00
Tara Jacket                             SML - XXL £33.00           5/6 - 13/14 £25.00
Includes Club crest on garments except socks

Challenge Match

posted 22 Mar 2014 11:50 by Jarlath McCann

Our Senior Men's team take to the field tomorrow for their second preseason challenge game. They are away to Middletown starting at 4.30pm. Let's hope they can follow up on their victory over St Agnes' Belfast 2 weeks ago.

Derek Ryan

posted 5 Mar 2014 12:54 by Jarlath McCann

***Attention all Derek Ryan fans***



Country music sensation Derek Ryan will be performing live at the Athletic Grounds, Armagh on Saturday 31st May. Tickets will no doubt be hard to come by but fear not - Ballyhegan have got 20 tickets for sale priced at £20 each. So get your jiving shoes polished up and contact any committee member or message us on facebook page to secure your tickets!!

February Club Draw

posted 5 Mar 2014 12:33 by Jarlath McCann   [ updated 5 Mar 2014 12:35 ]

The Club Draw winners for February are:

1st - £250 - Eddie & Ann McAfee
2nd - £100 - Catherine Donnelly
3rd - £50 - Adrian Woolsey

Congratulations to all winners and once again a huge thanks to everyone for taking part.

Ballyhegan Davitt's Club Notes

posted 5 Mar 2014 12:05 by Jarlath McCann

Membership for 2014 is now due. The price of membership is £25 for adults and £10 for youths. We also have our exciting Membership Offers available which can be paid monthly by Direct Debit. Please contact Club Registrar Comghall Morgan for more details on or 07808071167

We are in the process of installing a 1-wall handball court in our main hall and are working with GAA Handball to bring in experienced coaches and some of the Country's top players (including current World Champions) to come take sessions for us. It will be open to males and females of all ages. Dates / Times etc. to follow.
Underage Training
Our ever-popular underage training night returns once again for the 2014 season on Wednesday 19th March from 7pm - 8pm, weather permitting.
Senior Ladies Manager
The Club is please to announce the appointment of current senior men's players Mark Hughes and Eoin Reynolds as the new management team for the Senior Ladies and wishes them, and all our coaches, all the best for the new season.
EGR Fitness
Classes continue during the week with EGR Fitness in the main hall.
Legs, Bums & Tums (Ladies only) Monday 8pm £4.
Spin, Wednesday 7pm £4.
Circuits & Core Thursday 7pm £3.
Pre-season training continues in the Club:
  • Underage circuits for U-12 to U-14 Boys and Girls Wednesday nights from 7-8pm with Diarmuid Marsden.
  • U-16 and Minor Boys Wednesday nights from 8.30-9.30pm with the Minor coaching team.
  • U-16 and Minor Girls circuit training Thursday nights from 6-7pm with Eoin Reynolds.
Club Merchandise
Ballyhegan Davitt's now have our own page on the O'Neill's website where all Club merchandise can be bought.
Pitch Closed
The main pitch remains closed to all until further notice. Thanks for your co-operation on this. 
If there is anything you want included in the Club Notes please contact me using the below details. 
Jarlath McCann
Ballyhegan Davitts

Mobile: 07842761889

Summer Scheme 2014

posted 24 Feb 2014 13:10 by Jarlath McCann

Date for your diary - The annual Ballyhegan Summer Scheme will be running again this year from Tuesday 1st July to Friday 4th July. More details to follow in due course. 

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