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Jul 29, 2016 - U12s v Irvinestown

Under 12 MATCH: Home to Irvinestown (TOMORROW) Saturday 30th July at 4pm.
​There is just the one game as Irvinestown haven’t enough players for a Development Game

Squad is - Jamie Ray, Niamh McAloon, Conor McKeown, Cara Gray, Daniel O'Connor, Jack Greene, Michael Burns, Sinead Barrett, Eimear Magee, Rhianne McGuinness, Mikayla Maguire, Lorcan Leonard, Sean Boylan, Sam Martin, Nathan Carroll Magee.

Players to be at the pitch for 3.30pm. Mouthguards, Gloves etc.

​If any of the above players are unavailable, can parents please contact Conor Barrett on 07873209951 so another player can take their place.

  Jamie Ray in action during last weeks opening game win over Devenish

Jul 26, 2016 - U14 Girls Into League Final After Great Tussle With Lisnaskea

U14 Girls: Belcoo 2-6 v 2-1 Lisnaskea

Belcoo U14 Girls have booked their place in the league final after a really tough contest with Lisnaskea this evening, level with three minutes to play a late 1-2 burst from Ciana McGrath seen Belcoo come out the right side on a 2-6 to 2-1 scoreline.

This though was an all round team display, defensively the O'Rahilly's were first class from start to finish, pressure and turnovers galore, winning balls they had no right to win and driving upfield. Despite having plenty of possession in the first half Belcoo trailed by one at the interval 1-0 to 0-2.

 Scarlett O'Connor, head up looking for options as she drives out from the defence in the first half

Lisnaskea were to hit their goal in the 4th minute but despite the setback Belcoo continued to battle away and Eve Barrett was to drive in for a nice point in the seventh minute. Some strong running from Sinead Barrett, Aoife Keaney, Arlene Furey and Aine Barrett had created half chances however some stout defending from the visitors prevented clean strikes at goal.

For Belcoo, Lana Shiels and Cara Gray were holding a steady full back line at the other end of the field while Siofra McAloon and Scarlett O'Connor were getting hands in to win back possession and then using the ball well coming from defence. Niamh McAloon had a fantastic game in general and won back the ball time and time again, forcing her opponent backwards as well as into overcarrying the football.

Sinead Barrett would power towards goal before being fouled allowing Ciana McGrath to knock over the free as the half ended with Lisnaskea one to the good.

 Ciana McGrath breaks through a crowded area in the first half  

Belcoo would emerge in the second half and tied proceedings within a minute as Arlene Furey drove over a good score. The O'Rahilly's then hit their first goal as Ciana McGrath gathered possession close to goal and thumped it into the net. Other opportunities presented themselves in this good spell but again, good pressure from Lisnaskea and the odd handling error by the O’Rahilly’s seen the chance go a begging.

It was end to end stuff from here to the finish, there was excellent pressure and tackling on both sides as every ball was fiercely contested and fought for. Lisnaskea would hit their second goal to level things with 13minutes to play. Belcoo had come under a bit of pressure but Lana Shiels was having a fine game, strong in the tackle and distributing the ball well while Aoife Keaney, now operating at centre back was keeping those around her on their toes while winning and using the ball well moving forward. Keaney, Furey and the McAloon sisters were great outlets from Mikayla Maguire's intelligent kickouts as she continued to pick out "the girls in blue".

 Cara Gray out in front to win the ball before offloading to a teammate

With ten to play Ciana McGrath drilled over a point after good work by Aine Barrett who showed well in the forward line all night. Lisnaskea though would hit the post before they did indeed level matters once more with three minutes remaining as their impressive midfielder got free to clip over a nice point.

The full blooded, determined and non-stop work ethic of the young O'Rahilly's though would see them through in the end. Sinead Barrett drove forward before Eve Barrett slipped Ciana McGrath in for a point.

 Arlene Furey lands a point early in the second half

Belcoo would win the next kickout and Roina Keaney seen a shot for goal blocked before they would get a goal in the final minute. Scarlett O'Connor doing brilliantly well to step round her opponent and snap up the loose before playing it forward to Ciana McGrath to bang into the net. Moments later McGrath landed a point to secure the win. Belcoo will meet Tempo in the final, more details will be released in the coming days.

This is a great achievement for the side who just formed four months ago, their time, effort and willingness to learn and improve has been rewarded with a place in the showpiece final. Something they should all be very proud off.

Team. Mikayla Maguire, Lana Shiels, Cara Gray, Scarlett O'Connor, Niamh McAloon, Siofra McAloon, Ciana McGrath (2-4), Arlene Furey (0-1), Sinead Barrett, Aoife Keaney, Eve Barrett, Riona Keaney, Aine Barrett. Rachel Nolan.

Jul 25, 2016 - Club Notes


Our P1-P4 Training came to it’s conclusion on Saturday morning. We thank all our coaches for their time and efforts over the last 5 months with these kids. There was plenty of learning, development of skills, improvements made and fun had by all.

Cul Camp will run in Belcoo next week, Monday 1st to Friday 5th August. See weebly for details of how to register.

Our Under 12 began their season with a 10-18 to 0-11 win over Devenish in Garrison on Saturday. Training continues tomorrow, Tuesday & Thursday from 7pm to 8.15pm this week. On Saturday they host Irvinestown, throw in 4pm, players are asked to be at the pitch for 3.30pm, mouthguards, gloves etc.

Our U14 Girls play Lisnaskea this evening, Monday, at 7pm in Belcoo. The Girls require a win to qualify for the league final. Players are asked to be at the pitch for 6.30pm, mouthguards, gloves etc.

Our Under 16 Boys side took a heavy beating at home to Tempo last Thursday. They have a bye this week, training continues tomorrow, Tuesday from 7pm to 8.15pm.


The Seniors suffered a 1-15 to 1-5 defeat at home to Devenish on Sunday. Up next is an away game in Teemore this coming Sunday, throw in at 3.30pm. Training is Tuesday at 8.30pm.

The Juniors are due to travel to Irvinestown in their final league fixture on Saturday for a 6.30pm throw in, it is unlikely however this will go ahead as we have failed to field in the previous two fixtures.


There was no winner of the club lotto jackpot on Monday 25th July. Letters drawn were E, J, N, S, U. Lucky dips went to Mary Power, Gavin Maguire, Brendan Sweeney and Christine Dolan. Next weeks Jackpot is £4,850

Jul 24, 2016 - One Sided Second Half Gives Devenish Victory

SENIORS: Belcoo 1-5 v 1-15 Devenish

Having trailed by one at half time, Devenish were to run riot in the second half as they kept Belcoo scoreless to secure a comfortable win. The O'Rahilly's would finish with 13 players to cap a miserable afternoon for the hosts who have now shipped back to back 10point defeats in the league as they slip to third bottom.

In the opening half Belcoo had begun well, Declan Leonard and Paul McGrath combined to set Shain Gallagher up for the opening score before McGrath's pass into Jonathan Feeley seen the attacker land a second score.

 Ian Corrigan secures possession under pressure in the opening half

Devenish had hit back via Darren Brady but Belcoo would register their goal on 10minutes. Paul McGrath carried the ball from inside his own half before forcing a save from Thomas Treacy, Aaron Dolan dispatched the rebound into the roof of the net from close range.

Devenish though, got themselves back into the game and levelled matters via four John O'Flanagan points, three of which were well struck free kicks. Belcoo would however hit two more points, McGrath winning a break ball before finding Philip Leonard, his raking crossfield ball was picked up by Feeley who offloaded to the onrushing Shain Gallagher to point; it was a fine move, but it was about the only one mustered in the game from the home side. Barry McGovern broke forward and slipped Aaron Dolan in for a well taken point on the right wing but Devenish again rallied, Chris O'Brien and Terry O'Flanagan with two good scores from play to tie matters once more.

 Niall Leonard carries the ball forward coming to half time for Belcoo

The half would end with the hosts one to the good, Philip Leonard pointing a free from an acute wide on the right. 1-5 to 0-7.

From the throw up, Devenish attacked and for a solid 20minutes, Belcoo failed to turn the ball from kickouts and get up the field. The forward line was made redundant while the defence was over worked as Devenish upped the ante. More physical in the tackle, Belcoo coughed up the ball time after time while primary possession was rarely secured from restarts by the home side.

 Gavin Leonard breaks the ball away from Chris O'Brien with Ryan Leonard and Barry McGovern looking on

Devenish simply popped over points at will, Barry Mulrone, Jason Love, John O'Flanagan and Martin Doherty all got in on the act as they pulled away from a wilting Belcoo challenge.

With the game going away from them, Chris Leonard picked up a second yellow while Shain Gallagher saw red which allowed Devenish to ease to the finish.

With overlapping runners a plenty they tagged on a few more points before substitute John McNulty rattled the net in the final minute to a 1-15 to 1-5 win.

Team. James McGrath, Ryan Leonard, Declan Leonard, Gavin Leonard, Stephen Nolan, Niall Leonard, Shain Gallagher (0-2), Barry McGovern, Christopher Leonard, Philip Leonard (0-1), Paul McGrath, James Stewart, Ian Corrigan, Aaron Dolan (0-1), Jonathan Feeley (0-1). Sub. Dean McDermott.

Jul 23, 2016 - U12s Make Winning Start To Season In Garrison

U12 Section B: Devenish 0-11 v 10-18 (38) Belcoo

Belcoo U12's began their season with a 10-18 to 0-11 win in Garrison on Saturday afternoon. The young O'Rahilly's were full value for the win after a relatively slow start they grew into the game before running out handsome winners by the final whistle.

All round, there was solid displays, some good team play and scores taken while a strong defensive unit kept Devenish at bay.

 Cian O'Brien has a fist full of Michael Burns' shirt as the Belcoo man retains the ball

The hosts though would knock over the first three points of the contest with Eifin Doherty and Lanty Feeley among the points before Belcoo opened their account on 7 minutes through Josh Killilea.

The O'Rahilly's kicked on from here with Cian White registering two in less than a minute, well taken efforts of both the right and left foot. Jack Greene was to fire in his first goal before White once more split the posts.

Belcoo were going well at the back, the ever reliable Jamie Ray sweeping up in the goals with Conor McKeown reading the game well and Cara Gray giving her man no time and space to get involved. Niamh McAloon was strong and powerful driving out with possession while Daniel O'Connor was doing a fine man to man job on the dangerous Cian O'Brien.

 Josh Killilea brings Belcoo forward once more

Sean Boylan was to chip in with a point as did Josh Killilea before Devenish ended a 15minute spell without a score from a free kick to leave it 1-6 (8) to 0-4 by the 20th minute.

Belcoo were to hit a purple patch coming to half time though to take control of the tie, points were added by Cian White (2), Josh Killilea (2) and Jack Greene with Greene netting two goals in a minute on the stroke of half time.

Devenish had mustered two points but they almost had two goals as well. A wonderful clearance from Daniel O'Connor denied a certain goal on 22minutes while Conor McKeown cleared another when Jamie Ray was beaten on 28minutes. Half time Devenish 0-6 (6) v 3-11 (17).

 Niamh McAloon powers past her opponent as Belcoo continue moving forward

Devenish would knock over the first score of the second half but it was a half Belcoo once more controlled. Eoin Corrigan and Michael Burns were introduced at the interval and both made good contributions. Corrigan quickly setting up Sinead Barrett for a well taken point.

Cian White and Michael Burns added points before a Burns shot was beaten away by the Devenish keeper for Eoin Corrigan to kick into the net. The hosts replied with sporadic points as Belcoo kept on the front foot. Sinead Barrett landed another neat point before breaking through to thump in a goal.

Conor McKeown came forward and a crossfield pass to Mikayla Maguire allowed her to set up Michael Burns for a 6th Belcoo goal. The visitors were on the goal trail again with Eoin Corrigan adding another after a block by Michael Burns and good final pass from Cian White.

 Jack Greene evades a tackle as he brings the ball into the Devenish half

Josh Killilea was to stride forward and net two super goals, the first finding the top corner while the second was a delicately chipped soccer effort over Eifin Doherty, the goalkeeper at the time. Burns, White and Corrigan all added points before Lorcan Leonard fisted the final goal of the game.

Defensively the O'Rahillys had remained solid, Eimear Magee slipping seamlessly into the backline in the second period and winning her battle while Niamh McAloon had a strong hour in defence with Conor McKeown and Daniel O'Connor.

Jamie Ray, Cara Gray, Conor McKeown, Niamh McAloon, Daniel O'Connor, Josh Killilea (2-4), Jack Greene (3-1), Sinead Barrett (1-2), Cian White (0-7) Sean Boylan (0-1), Lorcan Leonard (1-0). Subs. Michael Burns (1-2), Eoin Corrigan (2-1), Mikayla Maguire, Eimear Magee.


Development Game: Devenish 6-9 (21) v 4-5 (13) Belcoo.

In the development game which was fiercely contested there was little between the sides for the most part. Level at the interval Devenish were to hit three scoring spurts during the second half to clinch the win.

The hosts begun with two points before Nathan McGovern netted to square up proceedings. Scores continued to be traded as Patrick Magee slotted over for Belcoo with Eve Barrett netting a goal after a good forward run. Riona Keaney and Magee would both strike the woodwork before Devenish levelled the contest at 0-5 to 2-1 (5).

 Eve Barrett dukes past a tackle near the sideline

Belcoo had done well to keep the hosts to just five scores. Siofra McAloon working tirelessly from start to finish at the back with Scarlett O'Connor throwing herself into tackles. Sam Martin was to have a fine hour at the back and having moved into goals for a period in the second half she was to make a superb double save to deny a goal.

Devenish were quickly out of the blocks to hit 3-1 in the early part of the new half. Riona Keaney responded with a well taken point after the hardworking Rachel Nolan did well to create the opening. Belcoo had settled and a good block by Sam Martin allowed the visitors to break forward with Eve Barrett firing in another goal to make it 3-6 (12) to 3-2 (8).

 Riona Keaney breaks free as she moves into the attacking third of the field

Devenish though were to have another burst; 2-2 in a matter of minutes pushing them ten clear. Belcoo though are a resilient bunch and they hit back with a goal from Eve Barrett as well as good points from Patrick Magee and Riona Keaney.

In the end Devenish had the final say with a late 1-1 however this game will stand the O'Rahilly's in good stead going forward.

Team. Nathan McGovern (1-0), Siofra McAloon, Scarlett O'Connor, Sam Martin, Rachel Nolan, Patrick Magee (0-3), Eve Barrett (3-0), Riona Keaney (0-2).

Training continues for all on Tuesday & Thursday from 7pm to 8.15pm while the U14 Girls play Lisnaskea on Monday at 7pm, Girls are asked to be at the pitch for 6.30pm

Jul 20, 2016 - Feast of Football In Coming Days

Something for all ages over the next six days as our P1’s right the way up to Senior Men are all in action:

  • Wednesday: Juniors at Home to Derrylin, throw in 7.30pm.
  • Thursday: Under 16’s at Home to Tempo, throw in 7.30pm.
  • Friday: Seniors at Home to Roslea, throw in 7.30pm.
  • Saturday: P1-P4 training from 10.30am to 11.45am.
  • Saturday: Under 12’s Away to Devenish, throw in 4pm.
  • Sunday: Seniors at Home to Devenish, throw in 3.30pm.
  • Monday: Under 14 Girls at Home to Lisnaskea, throw in 7pm.



Jul 18, 2016 - Club Notes


Our Under 8’s had an enjoyable day at the County Blitz on Saturday where they played six matches. This Saturday is the Final Training Session of the year, we encourage all kids who have been attending since the end of February to come along. Training and a small presentation will be made to reward the kids for their hard work and commitment over the last 5months.

Under 12 training continues tonight, Monday, and Wednesday from 7pm to 8.15pm this week. The league is scheduled to commence this Saturday, 23rd July with an away game in Garrison, throw in 4pm. See weebly for more details later in the week.

Our U14 Girls were in action twice last week, they recorded a 3-5 to 3-3 win over Ederney before suffering a 3-5 to 2-2 defeat in Tempo. Irvinestown are not fielding in tonight's fixture so the Girls have one remaining game to play in their division. It will take place next Monday, 25th July at 7pm in Belcoo against Lisnaskea. Training continues tonight, Monday and Wednesday from 7pm to 8.15pm.

The Under 16’s lost last Thursday 2-23 to 0-7 in Brookeboro last Thursday. This Thursday they host Tempo at 7.30pm. Players are asked to be at the pitch for 7pm.


The Seniors suffered a 3-10 to 0-9 defeat at a rain soaked Ederney last Friday night. Matthew McAloon sustained a serious leg injury, we wish him a speedy recovery. This weekend the Seniors have a double header. Both games are at home. On Friday at 7.30pm against Roslea and on Sunday at 3.30pm against Devenish. Training continues on Tuesday at 8.30pm.

The Juniors didn’t field last weekend. They are due to be at home to Derrylin on Wednesday at 7.30pm.


There was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot on Monday 18th July. Letters drawn were H, I, Q, R, S. Lucky dips went to Gerard Mellor, Dominic Leonard, Cillian Leonard and James McCauley/Rachel Doogan (Monea). Next weeks draw on Monday 25th July will be for a Jackpot of £4,800. Tickets available in all local shops.


The Club extends its deepest sympathy to the family of Susan McGinley, Holywell, Belcoo who passed away during the week, may she rest in Peace.

Upcoming Games

Sunday, Jul 31st
1:00 PM
in Teemore


Saturday, Jul 30th
6:30 PM
in Irvinestown

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Under 14's - Boys
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Under 13's - Girls

Monday, Aug 8th
7:00 PM
in Garrison

Under 12's

Saturday, Jul 30th
4:00 PM
in Belcoo

Under 10's
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