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Mar 25, 2017 - Newtown Win Entertaining U14 Contest
U14 Section A: Belcoo 2-7 v 5-12 Newtownbutler
Belcoo Under 14's produced a spirited and determined display against Newtownbutler on a glorious Saturday evening at MacNean Park but the impressive and unbeaten visitors took the spoils on a 5-12 to 2-7 scoreline.
It was a fantastic contest from start to finish as both sides threw everything into it. The Belcoo defence putting some great pressure on their opponents in the early stages forcing them to screw some efforts at goal wide of the target.
Visiting full forward Sean Conlon got the games opening point but Belcoo levelled things with a sweeping move which started from a Jamie Ray goal kick. Cian White and Patrick Magee were involved as the O'Rahilly's secured a sideline inside the Newtown half, Josh Killilea's crossfield kick finding Dara Flanagan who slotted over.
Gerry Nolan was to get great hands in to turnover possession early on while an all action display from Emmett McGuinness at centre back set the standard the rest followed. His pressure, blocks and good use of the ball helped the O'Rahilly's stem the steady wave of attacks from the visitors who had Diarmuid King, Caolan Swift and Joseph Clancy seeing plenty of ball.
Conor McKeown and Ben McNulty apply pressure during the opening half
Adam McDonald slotted a free but Belcoo responded with Dara Flanagan clipping over his second of the game. Newtown would soon find their first goal, an uncharacteristic mistake by Jamie Ray gifted the opening three pointer while McDonald and Conlon added points.
Midway through the half Belcoo struck their first goal when a well worked move seen Eoin Corrigan fouled for a penalty. Josh Killilea duly fired to the net. 15minutes gone, Newtown in the lead 1-4 to 1-2.
Newtown were on the front foot from here to the end of the half however some resolute defending and hard work kept the pressure on all efforts for scores. Daniel O'Connor, Oisin O'Loughlin and Ben McNulty grew into the game making telling interceptions while Jamie Ray made a smart save from a close range fisted effort and another save with his feet to keep out goals.
Gerry Nolan gets a hand across Diarmuid King to knock the ball away
The visitors seen Joseph Clancy add two points while Sean Conlon did net their second goal when an effort for a point struck the post and fell kindly for the rangy forward. He was to add a point but Belcoo had the final say with a fine move down the left ended with Dara Flanagan pointing which seen the half finish. Belcoo 1-3 v 2-7 Newtownbutler.
The visitors had seen a player sent off coming to half time but added an early goal from a high ball into the danger area and a point moments later to move 11 clear.
Belcoo kept the heads up and continued to work hard, both in defence and attack, as they went about getting themselves back into the tie. The O’Rahilly’s had a great 10minute spell that yielded a goal and two points while other opportunities came and went.
Josh Killilea out in front to claim possession
A powerful move through the heart of the Newtown defence carved out the goal. Oisin O'Loughlin, Dara Flanagan and Patrick Martin involved in the move. Martin's shot at goal was well saved by goalkeeper Jack McKenna but Flanagan was on hand to fire in the rebound.
The forwards were working hard to stop the defenders getting out, Patrick Magee, Michael Burns and Eoin Corrigan battling well and Belcoo soon added their points. A 45 from Josh Killilea picked out the advancing Emmett down the left, he cut infield to shoot over while Oisin O'Loughlin got on the end of another sweeping move to split the posts. 3-9 to 2-5 with 15mins to play.
Newtown were to straighten themselves up again and broke to kill any thoughts of a fight back with a quick fire goal and two points, Diarmuid King slotting over a great score from distance with Adam McDonald coolly slotting a breaking ball to the net. Cian White was to take another goalbound shot off the line.
The hosts finished with two Patrick Martin points, Jack Greene and Conor McKeown doing well to bring the ball forward for the two sccores while Newtown added a fifth goal, Conlon fisting a high ball to the net to end what was an enjoyable affair.
All in all it was a positive showing from the O'Rahilly's against a very slick Newtownbutler side whose general sharpness and superb first touch control of the football was very impressive.
Training continues Tuesday at 7pm while Belcoo travel to Derrylin for the last game of Section A on Thursday evening. Bus leaving 5.20pm.
Team. Jamie Ray, Ben McNulty, Oisin O'Loughlin (0-1), Jack Greene, Conor McKeown, Emmett McGuinness (0-1), Daniel O'Connor, Gerry Nolan, Patrick Martin (0-2), Cian White, Josh Killilea (1-0), Eoin Corrigan, Dara Flanagan (1-3), Michael Burns, Patrick Magee. Sub. Lorcan Leonard.
U14 SECTION A:
Mar 24, 2017 - Weekend Activity
This weekend sees the Under 14’s host unbeaten Newtownbutler at 4pm on Saturday while the Reserves begin their season away to Irvinestown at 6pm on Saturday evening. On Sunday morning the Seniors travel to Loughmacrory in Tyrone for a 10.30am challenge game while Monday evening sees the Minors go for three wins on the spin when they host St. Pat’s at 6.30pm.
Also, this weekend our popular Saturday morning football continues for P1-P6’s from 10.30am to 11.45am.
Mar 24, 2017 - Golf Classic - 13th May 2017
The Club will be hosting its annual Golf Classic on Saturday 13th May in Blacklion Golf Club. We are on the look out for Tees & Green Sponsorship should anyone be interested, please get in touch with Conor Leonard or any committee member. More details of the event can be seen in the poster below:
Mar 23, 2017 - 2017 Feile na nOg Draw
The Feile na nOg Draw was made on Wednesday evening and our U14 Boys will be hosting a team from Armagh while the U14 Girls will be hosting a team from Scotland. The event takes place over the weekend of 23rd, 24th & 25th June. We look forward to welcoming the two clubs from these respective areas to Belcoo for the competition. Any parents with outstanding applications or vetting information for hosting players. Please return to Paul or Lucia asap.
The Boys will play Kinawley and their Laois representatives on the Friday evening. They then face the Armagh side they host on the Saturday morning before an afternoon Quarter Final match against another side based on the results of the first three fixtures.
The Girls will play neighbours Shannon Gaels and their London representatives on the Friday evening. They then face the Scottish side they host on the Saturday morning before an afternoon Quarter Final match against another side based on the results of the first three fixtures.
Mar 21, 2017 - Changes to U14 & Minor Fixtures
The County Youth Board have made changes and amendments to the orginal fixtures released for both U14 & Minors. Below are the final two fixtures in their respective sections:
U14 Section A
Saturday 25th March at 4pm: Belcoo v Newtownbutler
Thursday 30th March at 6.30pm: Derrylin v Belcoo
Minor Section C
Monday 27th March at 6.30pm: Belcoo v St. Pat's
Monday 3rd April at 6.45pm: Belcoo v Enniskillen B
Mar 21, 2017 - St. Columban's - School of the Year
The club congratulates St. Columban's Primary School, its principal, teachers, staff and pupils on their fantastic achievement as overall winners in the All Ireland School of the year (150 pupils or less) at the recent Cumann Na MBunscol National Awards. Other finalists in the category included schools from Dublin, Galway and Kerry. Well done to all involved.
Mar 20, 2017 - Club Notes
Our Saturday Morning training continues from 10.30am to 11.45am at the Football Pitch for P1 to P6 Boys & Girls and our U10’s played at Half Time in the Fermanagh v Clare National League game last weekend
P5/P6 Skills Focused Sessions will run for another three weeks in Belcoo Community Centre, continues tonight, Monday from 7pm to 7.45pm. After the three weeks concludes it moves to P3/P4 sessions.
Our Under 14 Boys recording a 5-2 to 2-9 victory over Lisnaskea on Saturday, training continues on Tuesdays and Thursday’s from 7pm to 8.30pm.
Our Minors host St. Pat’s on Monday 27th March, throw in 6.45pm. Training continues tonight at BeFit Gym from 8pm to 9pm, bring £3.
Our Under 14 Girls training continues tonight, Monday, and Wednesday’s from 7pm to 8.30pm. New players welcome.
Can those willing to host players for the Feile in June, please return the Vetting information to Lucia or Paul this week. Our Girls will be hosting a team from Scotland while the boys find out this week what County in Ireland they shall host.
Award 1 Child Course - 24th, 25th & 26th March - Venue: Coa Community Hall. Foundation Award is a prerequisite. Booking essential: Gdm.firstname.lastname@example.org or Telephone Office: 02866320500.
Social Initiative, date for the diary. The clubs Health & Well Being Committee are hosting a Tea Dance on Sunday 2nd April in the LCC from 5pm to 8pm with Music by Mountain Fever. Voluntary Donations in aid of Marie Curie Cancer. Everyone welcome.
Winners of our in-house National Draw were Father Quinn - Ulster Final Tickets, Conor Leonard - MacNean Bistro, Brendan Dolan - One Year Lotto Subscription and Monica Corrigan - Club Merchandise. Thanks to all who bought and sold tickets.
Just 7 remain in the Last Man Standing competition for the £500 prize as it enters week five. More details on the club website.
Club Membership is now due and must be paid prior to 31st March 2017. Underage Player £5, Adults £20 or Family for £40 which is two adults plus all kids. Can be done online via Klubfunder link on website or by paying any committee member.
The club is 100 years formed this year. A Centenary Committee has been made created, if anyone else is interested in joining or helping out in any way or has old club memorabilia, please make contact with a current committee member.
There was no winner of the club lotto Jackpot on Monday 20th March. Letters drawn were C, D, O, Q, T. Lucky dips went to Patricia Rasdale, Gerry Timoney (Cashel), Tom Conlon and Dominic Kerrigan. Next draw on Monday 27th March for Jackpot of £6,550.
The club extends its deepest sympathy to the family of Peter Keaney who passed away during the week. May be rest in peace.
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