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Apr 15, 2014 - Young footballers blitz Brewster!!

WELL DONE to our P6 & Under Boys and Girls who took part in a Blitz in Brewster Park on Monday 14th April.

Excellent work rate, team work and some great scores, defensive displays by both teams, during the twelve games played!

Team X: Ben Mc Nulty, Niamh Mc Aloon, Conor Mc Keown, Jack Greene, Josh Killilea, Sinead Barrett, Michael Burns.
Subs Eamon Maguire, Thomas Parker, Patrick Magee.

Team Y: Lorcan Leonard, Jamie Ray, Darragh Cox, Ciana Mc Grath, Sean Boylan, Ciana White, Eoin Corrigan
Subs Siofra Mc Aloon, Finn Maguire, Liam Maguire,Patrick Martin.

Thanks to parents for their support and transport!

Apr 15, 2014 - Club Lotto

There was no winner of the Belcoo Lotto on Monday 14th April.


The Letters drawn were E, J, O, Q, U.

Four Lucky Dip £15's went to Colin McGovern, Kallan Bates, Stephen McGinley and Catherine DeLacy.

Next Weeks Jackpot is £7,900

Apr 13, 2014 - Belcoo easily dispose of Newtown

The senior team got their league campaign off to a winning start after a convincing 2-14 to 0-04 victory over a poor Newtownbutler side.

Even the sending off of midfielder Seamus Conlon at the start of the second half didn’t hamper the visitors who scored 1-10 without reply in the second period.

Belcoo were first on the scoreboard courtesy of Shain Gallagher and were dominant throughout the field but were struggling to convert the pressure into scores.


Belcoo's Gavin Leonard races away from Shane Leonard in the first half. PIC: Tim Flaherty

Ciarán Flaherty, Gavin Leonard and John Carrigan popped over scores for the visitors while Sean Mullaney, aided by a stiff breeze converted four frees for Newtownbutler in the first half.

Belcoo could have been further ahead but a fine save from the Newtown goalkeeper denied Gavin Leonard but a goal would come as the first half was drawing to a close.

Pressure from Belcoo forwards forced a turnover 20 yards out and Brian Cox made no mistake as he bore down on goal, rounding the keeper and slipping the ball into the net.

Another point from Flaherty gave Belcoo a four-point cushion going in at the half on a score line of 1-05 to 0-04.

The second half had barely started when Seamus Conlon received his marching orders for a strike on his midfield opponent but the numerical disadvantage did not bother Belcoo as they completely controlled proceedings and the game was wrapped up when Johnny Feeley slotted home from an acute angle midway through the half.

Feeley was a prominent figure throughout the half on the scoreboard knocking over four points as he and Cox won everything that went into them.

Flaherty added his third of the game before shooting wide when straight on goal while Gavin Leonard added his second after good work from Paul McGrath.

Brain Cox, Paul McGrath and substitute Aaron Dolan added further points as the visitors continued to dominate while Newtown were unable to break down a determined and organized Belcoo defence which set the platform for a free scoring second half.

So a solid team performance sealed the two points for the O’Rahilly’s against a disappointing Newtown side and the victory will give them confidence going into a busy schedule of fixtures over the next month.

Best wishes and a get well soon to Shain Gallagher who had to leave the field with a shoulder injury.


TEAM – James McGrath, Ryan McGovern, Niall Leonard, Ryan Leonard, James Stewart, Niall McGovern, Declan Leonard, John Carrigan, Seamus Conlon, Shain Gallagher, Ciarán Flaherty, Gavin Leonard, Paul McGrath, Brian Cox, Johnny Feeley.

Subs used – Aaron Dolan, Barry McGovern, Padraig Higgins, Ian Corrigan


Apr 12, 2014 - Belcoo dominant in modest encounter

Belcoo Juniors recorded a 1-12 to 1-7 victory over Brookeborough in a low key affair on Saturday evening 12 April.The visiting O'Rahilly's held the upper-hand throughout but didn't guarantee the win until the last 10 minutes.

Brookeborough midfielder Sean Breen tapped over a close free kick after a mistake in defence by Gerard Mellor but this was the only time the hosts held the lead. A sixth minute Philip Leonard point got Belcoo on their way after Aidan McGrath did well to turnover possession at the back before Matthew McAloon fed Leonard who kicked a good score.

Moments later another turnover in defence by Padraig Higgins started a counter attack which saw Kieran Conlon gather possession before slipping in Leonard for a second point. An 11th minute penalty moved the O'Rahilly's 1-2 to 0-1 ahead after Damian Holleran was pulled down and up stepped Philip Leonard to drill home the spot kick from 11 metres.

Holleran would land a good score from play before Seamus Breen again registered a free for the hosts while Sean Campbell added a fine individual score from play to cut the deficit to three.

Gerard Mellor wasn't getting much change from the referee having won some good possession in midfield where he was regularly hounded by Brookeborough men without a free.

Gary Maguire was next to hit the target for Belcoo from a placed ball while Damian Curran replied for the hosts.

As half time approached Kieran Conlon blazed a glorious chance for a goal wide and Philip Leonard also fired wide from a good position but Gary Maguire added another free kick to his name and Aaron Dolan landed a fine point from play to end the half leaving five between the sides on a scoreline of Brookeborough 0-4 to Belcoo's 1-06.

Early scores from Barry McGovern and Kieran moved Belcoo into a strong position with McGovern driving forward from centre back to pop over a long range point while Conlon's points would give the visitos a seven point cushion. However, Conlon's point would be Belcoo's last for 21 minutes as the quality of the contest disintegrated.

Intermittent frees from Breen in the 38th and 45th minute left five between the sides before the hosts cut through the Belcoo defense with a second half substitute palming the ball into the net with 48 minutes played.

Belcoo would eventually end their drought with a Gary Maguire free kick seven minutes from time but John Boyle cancelled out this effort before Belcoo finally secured the win late on with points from another Maguire free, Philip Leonard and Damian Holleran.

TEAM: Jack O'Dolan, Martin Corrigan, Padraig Higgins, Shane McAloon, Aidan McGrath, Barry McGovern (0-1), Ronan Meehan, Ian Corrigan, Gerard Mellor, Matthew McAloon, Aaron Dolan (0-1), Damian Holleran (0-2, 1f), Gary Maguire (0-4, all frees), Philip Leonard (1-3, 1pen), Kieran Conlon (0-1). Subs Used: Niall Cullen, James Gillespie, Dean McDermott, James McGourty and Darragh Timoney

Apr 6, 2014 - Irish Language Collection

The club would like to thank the people of the Belcoo/Mullaghdun area for their contribution to the Irish languge collection. 
The amount raised was £206.04 and 86.80 euro.
Also a big thank you to the youngsters who helped with the collection - Michael McGourty, Dermot Burns and Fiachra McAloon.

Apr 5, 2014 - U14s Complete League With Five Wins From Five

U14s: Erne Gaels 4-5 v 6-19 Belcoo

Belcoo completed their Sectional League with maximum points as they came good in the second half to inflict a first defeat of the season on Erne Gaels as they ran out 6-19 to 4-5 winners.

The young O'Rahilly's struggled throughout the first half as the basic skills were poorly executed but despite a somewhat sluggish 30minutes the visitors still held an interval lead, 2-7 to 1-5. Ronan Maguire was the standout player on the field during the first half for Belcoo, sweeping up endless breakball and distributing possession well from centre half back.

STANDINGS after Saturday 5th April Fixtures:

  P W D L F A Pts
Belcoo 5 5 0 0 207 55 10
Erne Gaels 5 4 0 1 134 96 8
Aughadrumsee 5 3 0 2 139 125 6
Enniskillen Gaels 4 1 0 3 54 87 2
Coa 4 1 0 3 19 190 2
Roslea 5 0 0 5 0 0 0

The games opening score took 4minutes to arrive as Ciaran Flanagan slotted over from the right side. A sweeping forward move seen Dermot Burns crash a goalbound effort against the crossbar before Erne Gaels countered to open their account with a point from Oran Gallagher.

Dermot Burns landed two fine points from play for Belcoo but a Caolin McCaffrey point and a goal from Kelm Aogan gave the hosts a 1-2 to 0-3 lead on 12minutes.

Belcoo however would hit back as Burns drilled over a point via the top of the crossbar before Shane Doherty drilled high into the roof of the net having driven in from the left wing. It would be a quickfire double goal strike from Belcoo as Ciaran Flanagan found himself in the right place to turn and plunder a goal from close range to give Belcoo a double score lead, 2-4 to 1-2.

As a competitive opening half drew to a close Kelm Aogan and Oran Gallagher had points for Belleek sandwiched by a long range effort from Shane Doherty. The hardworking Ciaran Flanagan powered in two late points while Kelm Aogan split the post at the other end to leave it 2-7 to 1-5 at the break.

Belcoo began the second period much better, playing more measured football and within five minutes of the restart they had added 1-3 to their tally. Dermot Burns running in two good points while Shane Doherty registered another great goal and Fiachra McAloon pointed.

The visitors had cut out their mistakes from the first half and we now dominated proceedings. Shane Doherty popped over point but Brian Ryder's powerful shot at goal was too strong for Cormac McHugh, who could only push it into the roof of the net. Belcoo though, hit back with a goal and point from Dermot Burns as they opened up a 13point lead at 4-12 to 2-5 by the midpoint in the half.

Ciaran Flanagan slotted over another fine point to extend his sides lead but the hosts, to their credit, continued to battle and two goals in a minute from Ryder and James O'Shea rattled Belcoo as their lead was cut to eight. Another Ryder effort at goal was kept out and scrambled to safety before the visitors managed to counter up the field with Burns again the scorer.

Having weathered a few mad minutes in defence, Belcoo took charge of the tie in the final ten minutes to run in an unanswered 2-5. Conor McAloon, Dermot Burns (2) and Ciaran Flanagan had all landed points before Oran McCann slid the ball into the net. Ciaran Flanagan cleverly fisted another goal before Damian McElgunn completed the scoring with a good left wing point to seal a solid second half for Belcoo.

For the winners, there were improved performances all round in the second half with a number of players stepping up to the mark when the game tightened with 15minutes to play.

Training continues on Monday at 7pm.

TEAM (15 a side): Cormac McHugh, Oisin O'Loughlin, Oisin McGrath, Emmet McGuinness, Lawrence McKeown, Ronan Maguire, Matthew Mulvey, Dermot Burns (1-9), Ciaran Flanagan (2-5), Shane Doherty (2-2), Conor McAloon (0-1), Damian McElgunn (0-1), Dara Flanagan, Oran McCann (1-0), Fiachra McAloon (0-1). Subs Used: Mark Ferguson.

Apr 1, 2014 - Club Lotto

There was no winner of the Lotto Draw made on Monday 31st March 2014.


The Letters Drawn were L, P, S, V and Z.

The four lucky dips £15 went to Nellie Rasdale, Maura Keaney, Carina Ferguson, Paul Gunn.

The March Monthly Draw for two £50 were won by Shane McAloon and Winnie Nolan.

Next Weeks Draw is for: £7,800

Upcoming Games

Erne Gaels
Saturday, Apr 19th
(Won) 1-8 to 1-5
in Belcoo


St. Joseph's
Sunday, Apr 20th
11:30 AM
in Ederney

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