Carrick Davins Senior hurlers South Championship campaign ended last Saturday when they were defeated by Mullinahone in Fethard.
The Davins team were left with too much to do to catch up after a terrible start to the game. The same happened in their previous match against Killenaule.
They conceded 2-5 in the first 8 minutes of the match against Mulllinahone and score more than their opponents in the following 52 minutes. While the Davins team can compete against these rivals they need to start games better.
The Ó Riain Cup now beckons for the team so players need to keep up the hard work on the training pitch.
Fine performances from the three Butler brothers up front and Lee Mackey and Willie O’Dwyer in the backs kept them in a game that was once out of sight.
Scorers for the Davins were JJ Butler 0-6, Noel Butler 0-5, Shane Butler 0-2, Stephen Cronin 0-1 and Lee Mackey 0-1.
The Club wishes Richie McGrath and JJ Butler speedy recoveries as both went off injured.
The Junior A footballers opened their season with a good win over Clonmel Commercials last Wednesday evening in Kilsheelan. The Davin team led 2-3 to 1-4 at half time. The team started the second half by wasting chances in front of goal but started to pull away from their opponents after John Murphy scored a goal from a penalty.
The introduction of youngster Darragh Foley was a game changer as he contributed 1-2. The score of the game came with five minutes remaining when Thomas Meehan charged towards goal and fisted in a hanging ball with all the style of the great Bomber Liston. Final score was Davins 8-7 to Commercials 1-10
The U-16s will play the B Football South Final on June 22 in Monroe. This panel will continue to train and the Club urges all players not doing exams to attend training when notified
The Club wishes all its players who sit their exams over the coming weeks the very best of luck. The Club also congratulates Michael Whelan on making the Tipperary U-15 football panel.
Juvenile players had a good session on the all-weather pitch last Saturday morning. The boys and girls gave an exhibition of skills and then enjoyed the refreshments provided on a beautiful sunny morning.
The Club’s Committee will be taking orders for tickets for the upcoming Munster Senior Hurling Championship match between Tipperary and Limerick. Tickets must be ordered one week prior to the match. You can contact any member of the committee to do so
Training for U-6s, U-8s takes place on the all-weather pitch on Tuesdays from 6pm to 7pm while training for U-10s and U-12s takes place from 7pm to 8pm. These teams will train in the field on Thursdays from 7pm to 8pm and must remember to bring their boots.
The Club’s Lotto jackpot prize wasn’t won last week. Eight tickets matched three numbers winning their owners €E25 each.
Numbers drawn were 4,11,15,20.
The Club extend its sympathies to the Barry family, Kennedy Terrace, Carrickbeg on the death of Kitty and to the Dalton family, Carrickbeg on the death of Dixie.