Davin hurlers focus on games ahead after local derby defeat

Carrick Davin Senior hurling team’s eagerly awaited local derby turned into a bit of a “damp squib” last Sunday.

Carrick Davin Senior hurling team’s eagerly awaited local derby turned into a bit of a “damp squib” last Sunday.

The Davin team started well and racing into a 1-3 to 0-0 lead in the first 10 minutes but Swans quickly got to grips with the game and the Davins players weren’t able to respond.

They were behind by 1-3 to 2-8 at half time and with the advantage of the wind in the second half the Davin team thought they could still salvage something from the game. This was not to be and the Swan team out hurled them on the day and left the game with no complaints. The final score was 1-10 to 4-14. (see The Nationalist’s sport section for full report.)

It is important for the Davin team to pick themselves up and prepare for their two remaining games. There has to be more in this team than what has been seen in their first two games. The Club must have faith in the players and selectors to turn it around and finish the championship on a high note.

The Club’s Minor team awaits a fixture for the South semi-final but school exams could come into play. As much as we want to play these important games, the Junior and Leaving Certs must come first. The Club wishes all its players and members doing State exams this summer the very best of luck.

Meanwhile, the U-16s achieved a good win against Mullinahone last week. Billy Roche, Luke Faulkner and Josh Hall added first half points.

Brandon O’Sullivan along with Andrew O’Brien scored a goal each while Luke Faulkner netted the ball twice. The half time score was: Davins 4-3, Mullinahone 1-1.

The team started the second half strongly with Dean Allen moving into full forward and scoring three unanswered goals. These were the only scores of the half leaving the final total 7-3 to 1-1.

The U-12s played Fr Sheehy’s in Clogheen last Saturday morning. This very young team of boys and girls did very well but fell short of a victory.

The Club wishes Ryan Nolan, who sustained an army injury, a speedy recovery.

The U-6s, U-8s, U-10s and U-12s will continue training in the all-weather pitch every Tuesday. U-6s and U-8s will train from 6pm to 7pm and U-10s and U-12s will train from 7pm to 8pm.

These teams will train in the field on Thursday. All groups will train from 7pm to 8pm and must remember to bring their boots for the field session.

The Club’s Lotto jackpot prize wasn’t won last week. Five tickets matched three numbers. Their owners won €40 each. Numbers drawn were 5,6,12,23.

The Davin Club would like to send its best wishes to ladies football player Caitlin Power, who had a short stay in hospital.