Ballyhegan Davitts GAC

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Ballyhegan Davitts GAC
Ballyhegan Davitts Gaelic Athletic Club logo.jpg
Founded: 1902
County: Armagh
Nickname: The Davitts
Club colours: Blue and navy
Grounds: Ballyhegan Park (Páirc Baile Uí hÁgáin)
Playing kits
Standard colours

Ballyhegan Davitts Gaelic Athletic Club (also "Ballyhegan Davitts Cumann Luthchleas Gael"[1]) is a Gaelic Athletic Association club located in central County Armagh, Northern Ireland. It is affiliated with the Armagh GAA and is based in the parish of Kilmore which has two ends: Mullavilly and Stonebridge. It currently competes in football, at under 10, 12, 14, 16 and Minor levels, and its senior team competes in the Armagh Junior Football Championship and in the Intermediate Division of the All-County League. The club is named after the Irish republican and agrarian leader, Michael Davitt (1846-1902).

History[edit]

Ballyhegan Davitts was founded in 1902, which makes it one of the oldest clubs in Armagh.

Football[edit]

The Senior team featured in the first-ever Armagh Intermediate Football Championship final, in 1964, losing by a goal to Madden. The Davitts have since won the IFC twice, in 1975 (beating Oliver Plunkett's 0-13 to 0-06) and 1997 (beating Collegeland 1-09 to 1-08).[2]

In 2010, the club's Minor team won the Armagh Division 3 County Championship, becoming the club's first ever under-age All-County Champions.

Honours[edit]

Senior team

Senior B team

  • North Armagh Championship (1)
    • 1975
  • Mid Armagh Championship (1)
    • 2007

North Armagh League (1)

    • 2000

U18/Minor Boys

  • Armagh Junior County Championship (1)
    • 2010
  • North Armagh League (3)
    • 1999, 2003 & 2004
  • Mid Armagh Division 3 (1)
    • 2006
  • Mid Armagh Division 4
    • runners-up 2007, 2008

U16 / Juvenile Boys

  • North Armagh Championship
    • runners-up 2004
  • North Armagh League (1)
    • 1998
  • Mid Armagh Division 3 (1)
    • 2007
  • Mid Armagh Division 4 (2)
    • 2008, 2009
  • Stanley Headley Cup (1)
    • 2001
  • Mid Armagh Shield (1)
    • 2008 (runners-up 2006, 2007)

U14 Boys

  • North Armagh Championship (2)
    • 1999, 2004
  • North Armagh League (1)
    • 2000
  • Féile (1)
    • 1999
  • Mid Armagh Division 4 League (1)
    • 2007 (runners-up 2006)
  • Mid Armagh Shield
    • runners-up 2007

Notable players[edit]

  • Paul McGrane, All-Ireland winning Armagh panel of 2002
  • Paddy McKeever, All-Ireland winning Armagh panel of 2002
  • Paul Courtney
  • Noel Marley

Ladies' Gaelic football[edit]

Ballyhegan Senior Ladies compete in the Armagh Intermediate Championship.

Culture[edit]

The club offers Irish language classes for all ages.[3]

Facilities[edit]

The clubrooms host a wide variety of community events.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ballyhagan Davitts website
  2. ^ Armagh GAA, Clár Oifigiúil, Cluiche Ceannais, Craobh Idirmheánach Peile (IFC final programme), 14 October 2012
  3. ^ a b News section of club website

External links[edit]