Second summer camp for Davins Juveniles

After the success of the GAA Cul Camp the club has decided,with the help of the Tipperary county board, to run our own camp before school re-opens. The coaches in the club have set out a great program for what will be an impressive three days for all who attend. All juvenile players from the age of 16 and under are welcome to join the camp,if you are not involved in the Davin club or even involved in another club you are more than welcome to come and avail of the first class coaching that will be available.

After the success of the GAA Cul Camp the club has decided,with the help of the Tipperary county board, to run our own camp before school re-opens. The coaches in the club have set out a great program for what will be an impressive three days for all who attend. All juvenile players from the age of 16 and under are welcome to join the camp,if you are not involved in the Davin club or even involved in another club you are more than welcome to come and avail of the first class coaching that will be available.

Details of the Cool Camp are as follows: it will run from Wednesday, August 22, to Friday, August 24. All boys and girls from the ages of 16 to 6 are welcome and you don’t have to be a member of the Davin club. Each day food will be provided for players and each individual will receive a training top with the club crest and their name printed on the back, all who attend will also bring home a new sliothar. Add to this the drills and skills they will receive and a day of matches on the final day with a presentation of medals, this camp is not to be missed. Three Tipperary hurling stars will attend: Eoin Kelly, Lar Corbett and Declan Fanning will be bringing a special guest to give tips on skills and advice on what it takes to get to the top of the game. Cost will be just €25 per child with a discount for families with more than one child, there are limited spaces available so it will be on a first come first served basis. Contact Nico 0863728184 or Robert 0860899137 to book.

Carrick Davin’s seniors played Boherlahan-Dualla in the semi final of the Seamus O Riain cup in Fethard last Saturday. Davins got off to a great start with an early J.J Butler goal and it took Boherlahan ten minutes to settle into the game. Once they settled down Carrick found it hard to contend with their forwards and they managed to net three times before the break.

The Davins struggled for scores after this and they left a mountain to climb in the second half trailing by a fourteen point margin. The half time score read Davins 1-5 Boherlahan-Dualla 3-13.

At the start of the second half the worst possible thing happened when Boherlahan scored their fourth goal after only four minutes but giving all credit to the Davin lads,they never gave up. Boherlahan only managed to add another two points for the remainder of the game and with goals from Pa Harris and Gerry Robinson Davins started to poke holes in their defence. But alas it was not to be,the half time deficit just proved too much and Davins ended their 2012 campaign that evening in Fethard.

The final score, Davins 3-12 Boherlan-Dualla 4-15.

The team,mentors, coach, physio and club committee all have to be congratulated on doing the job that they set out to do at the start of the year and that was to be still playing senior hurling in 2013. Although the club lost a lot of influential players to emigration the guys who came in did a good job and will only improve with the experience they gained from this year.

Davins’ minors hurlers played Ballylooby in the south hurling final in Clonmel last Sunday evening. This was a replay of the football final and the club travelled to the sports ground hoping for a similar outcome. Having been defeated by Ballylooby in their opening fixture a great effort was going to be needed on this occasion. It was a hard physical encounter from the start with both teams taking turns on the scoring front. The Davins netted first from a close range effort from Kurtis Walshe and but for some fantastic goalkeeping from the Ballylooby number one Davins could have added at least two more. However at half time they found themselves one point adrift with the scoreboard reading Davins1-6 Ballylooby 1-7.

Ballylooby started the second half brightly and raced to a five point lead. It took a while for Davins to get over this but once they did they started to turn the game around. The lads attacked them high up the field but still found it difficult to break down the superb Ballylooby goalman. Instructions came quickly from the sideline for the boys to take their points and the lads obliged. Davins took the lead with five minutes left on the clock and never lost it. The Davins ended up two point victors with a score of 1-16 to 2-11.

This was a hurling and football double for this panel of players and with both county championships to come there are a few exciting weeks ahead.

Team: Adam Keyes, Darragh Walshe cpt., Cian Murphy, Billy Roche, Mark O’Dwyer, Adam Foran, Darragh Foley, Jake Power 0-1, Josh Moroney, Steven Moroney 0-12, Trevor Murphy 0-1, Kurtis Walshe 1-1, Ray Cooke 0-1, Joe Crowe for Adam Keyes, David Walsh for Jake Power, James Croke, Liam Butler and Dean Furey.

The under 14 team await the fixture for our hurling semi final so it is important that all training sessions are well attended.

The under 12 team played two fixture last week narrowly losing out to the Swan by a single point and losing heavily to Saint Marys. Davins needed to win one of these games to progress. Thank you to all the panel for their effort during the year and hopefully we can go one better next season.

Training for the girls will continue every Monday from 6pm to 7pm, new players always welcome.

The Davin club would like to wish the Tipperary senior hurling team and all its staff the best of luck for Sunday’s semi final clash with Kilkenny. We all anticipate a great battle between two great hurling counties.