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Apr 22, 2017 - Extra Extra Time Defeat In Feile Final
Disappointment once again in a final as Belcoo U14 Boys made it to the Feile na nOg final in Aughadrumsee today but having failed to be split after normal time and extra time, more extra time was required before Teemore prevailed to take home the trophy.
The final was a titanic tussle as both sides gave it absolutely everything. By the finish, Belcoo looked like the walking wounded. Just the bare 15 with them, some serious injuries were picked up along the way in what was a tough, bruising and hard hitting encounter.
The two teams had earned their places in the final with Semi Final victories. Teemore beat Irvinestown 0-4 to 1-0 while Belcoo beat Aughadrumsee 1-6 to 1-3.
The O'Rahilly's began their semi final with a bang as Michael Burns and Dara Flanagan worked the ball upfield for Flanagan to thump in a goal. The pair combined in the third minute to set up Emmett McGuinness for a point.
Aughadrumsee though had a number of lively players and soon tied matters with a goal and point of their own. The Belcoo response was immediate, Oisin O'Loughlin cantering 60yards upfield before slipping the ball to Josh Killilea and he offloaded to Jack Greene to point although the hosts levelled again it was Belcoo who entered the break one up. Eoin Corrigan setting up Josh Killilea who registered the final point of the half for 1-3 to 1-2 lead. The O'Rahilly's though could have been further ahead, Patrick Magee got through on goal but his shot was saved and he thumped the rebound against the crossbar.
(Left) Dara Flanagan assesses his options (Right) Emmett McGuinness races upfield
Aughadrumsee once again tied matters in the early minutes of the second half but Belcoo got on top again. Sean Boylan was going well for the O'Rahilly's with Daniel O'Connor flying on the opposite wing. Conor McKeown was growing into the tie coming forward and it was Michael Burns who clipped over a free when the impressive Dara Flanagan was hauled down on a driving run.
Belcoo went on to hit two points in the 16th minute , Michael Burns firing over after Eoin Corrigan had did well and from the resulting kickout Josh Killilea gained possession and registered what proved to be the final score.
Belcoo were to boss the opening half with some terrific defending to turnover Teemore several times. Dara Flanagan was immense in the middle of the park with captain Gerry Nolan going well alongside him.
The O'Rahillys had to reshuffle due to a groin injury to talismanic centre back Emmett McGuinness who was restricted to a slow walk. Dead leg to the hardworking Daniel O'Connor curtailed his strong surges upfield but Belcoo were going well.
Oisin O'Loughlin showed excellent hands all day and having taken a kickout from Jamie Ray he powered forward from full back, through the middle, before finding Dara Flanagan who inturn fisted to the static McGuinness who returned a fist pass for Flanagan to punch into the net.
A mazy run and finish from Killilea after a neat pass from Conor McKeown had Belcoo 1-1 to 0-0 up at the interval.
Ben McNulty looks to win back possession.
Belcoo furthered their advantage from the throw in, Dara Flanagan racing through and splitting the posts with a great effort. Teemore though were to hit two goals in the 12th minute to lead. Jack McGann getting his first clear run of the game, he knifed through the Belcoo defence to drill into the net.
Moments later Jamie Ray did well to punch clear a dangerous high ball, a flat footed Belcoo defence failed to react and Teemore had their second. The O'Rahilly's response was to level, Michael Burns scoring after O'Loughlin had carried the ball 40 odd yards upfield.
Jack Quinlan pointed for the Shamrocks but Dara Flanagan slotted over a great free from distance with four minutes to play and Michael Burns edged Belcoo ahead but McGann responded in the final minute to force extra time. Belcoo 1-5 to 2-2.
Extra time. (5mins each way)
Belcoo got the opening score as Killilea broke a few tackles and pointed however by the interval Aaron Lee had tied proceeding. Jamie Ray was to make a fine save low to his left to deny a goal.
It was nip and tuck, hard hitting with little protection to players. Belcoo hit the front with two minutes remaining. Josh Killilea slotting over a free kick. It looked like the O'Rahilly's had it but having did well to stop Teemore, they lost possession and conceded a free with 25seconds left. McGann slotted it over and forced more extra time. 1-7 to 2-4.
Extra Extra Time (5 more mins each way).
This time, Teemore began the brighter and pinned Belcoo back for the full period, they were to register three points, two of which were free kicks. Jamie Ray was forced to make a good save again while Conor McKeown twice, took the back off the goal line.
In the second half, Emmett McGuinness went into goals with Jamie Ray moving to the forward line. Teemore though hit the first score to move four clear. It left Belcoo an uphill task and despite some promising attacks, Teemore's full back was impressing.
With 90seconds remaining, the O'Rahilly's won a penalty. Teemore put their full back into goals and he made a fine stop from Killilea, the rebound was bundled to the net by Dara Flanagan but a free out was given. It wasn't to be for Belcoo as Teemore had secured the win in the end by a four point margin. 2-8 to 1-7.
Belcoo though can be proud again of their efforts over what was tough day. They will learn a lot from today's outing and look forward to the remainder of the season where they will compete on three more fronts, the League, Championship and All Ireland Feile.
Up next is the start of the Division 2 League this week. Belcoo travel to Ederney for 7pm on Thursday and then they are away to Teemore on Saturday for a 4pm throw in. Training continues Tuesday at 7pm.
Team. Jamie Ray, Ben McNulty, Oisin O'Loughlin, Sean Boylan, Conor McKeown, Emmett McGuinness (0-1), Daniel O'Connor, Gerry Nolan, Dara Flanagan (2-2), Jack Greene (0-1), Michael Burns (0-4), Cian White, Eoin Corrigan, Patrick Magee, Josh Killilea (0-5).
Apr 21, 2017 - U10 & U8 Blitz - Saturday 6th May
Club Eirne Blitz - Saturday 6th May includes Meet & Greet with Fermanagh Senior Team.
Apr 21, 2017 - Minor, U14 & U10 Fixtures
Minor, Under 14 & U10 Fixtures.
MINORS DIVISION 3
UNDER 14 DIVISION 2
UNDER 10 - DERRYGONNELLY TOURNAMENT
Apr 19, 2017 - Successful Feile for U14 Boys As They Qualify For Finals
Three wins and one loss in tonight's Feile sees our U14 Boys through to Saturdays finals. The O'Rahilly's can be proud of their evenings work, over the course of the four 20minute matches they played some good football and battled gamely throughout.
Tonights U14 Feile Panel.
Back Row (L-R) Emmett McGuinness, Cian White, Oisin O'Loughlin, Dara Flanagan, Ben McNulty, Gerry Nolan, Conor McKeown.
Front Row (L-R) Daniel O'Connor, Jamie Ray, Josh Killilea, Jack Greene, Michael Burns, Eoin Corrigan, Sean Boylan, Patrick Magee.
Game 1: Derrygonnelly
In the opening contest they met Derrygonnelly who would go on to win all their matches. Belcoo though, produced an excellent opening half to lead 0-1 to 0-0 at half time. Josh Killilea arrowing over a 4th minute free kick following an excellent full length move. Oisin O'Loughlin stepping out from the back to take a Killilea pass with Emmett McGuinness moving forward to find Dara Flanagan who was fouled.
Ben McNulty had done really well in defence to deny Derrygonnelly a shot coming to half time while Gerry Nolan and Daniel O'Connor made blocks to stop shots.
Derrygonnelly had a bright start to the second period and after clipping over a free, Odhran Harbison netted a goal having gathered a miscued kickout from Jamie Ray. Conor McGovern knocked over a fine score from play but Belcoo finished on top.
Josh Killilea and Oisin O'Loughlin worked a short free for Killilea to point. The wing back added another moments later to leave two between them. Derrygonnelly though snuffed out the last attack as Belcoo went for goal. The Harps victors on a 1-2 to 0-3 scoreline.
Josh Killilea takes Belcoo forward in the opening game with Derrygonnelly
Game 2: Erne Gaels
In game two Belcoo recovered from a slow start, Erne Gaels scoring an excellent goal in the opening minute. Following the strike, Emmett McGuinness was to take the game by the scruff of the neck and power Belcoo upfield. The centre back driving in a well hit left footed goal. From the kickout he won possession, played a one two with Eoin Corrigan and split the posts to give his side the lead.
Belcoo took control at this juncture. Josh Killilea fed the overlapping Daniel O'Connor who picked out Dara Flanagan with a great pass. Flanagan rifled over the point.
Gerry Nolan was aggressive and hungrier for a 50/50 ball, he won it, ran down the centre and kicked a great point. The O'Rahilly's made it four in a row with Eoin Corrigan slotting over after Michael Burns and McGuinness combined well. 1-4 to 1-0.
In the second half the pace of the game dropped, as back to back games began to have an affect. Erne Gaels would hit an early point but Belcoo regained control again on 17minutes. Eoin Corrigan added a point before Patrick Magee netted a superb goal, a slick exchange of passes cut open the Belleek defence, Michael Burns played a great kickpass to Daniel O'Connor on the left, he slipped the ball into Eoin Corrigan who offloaded to Magee who found the top left corner.
Belcoo followed up with a final score. Oisin O'Loughlin driving to net after a shot from Corrigan was blocked down. Full time. Belcoo winners 3-5 to 1-1.
Sean Boylan rounds his man to clear his lines v Erne Gaels
Game 3: Devenish
The third game was played in near darkness on the bottom field and it was a tight affair against Devenish. Belcoo were behind for more than ten minutes, having opened the scoring in the first minute when Patrick Magee won a kickout and released Jack Greene to point, Devenish went down the field and hit a goal on 4mins. Belcoo weren't up to the pace of the tie but Devenish failed to add to their tally when on top.
By half time Belcoo were back to within one, Dara Flanagan scoring from close range. 1-0 to 0-2. Belcoo took their time draw level, 15minutes were on the clock when Josh Killilea pointed from the left after Gerry Nolan's excellent crossfield kick pass.
With four minutes to play Patrick Magee sent Belcoo into the lead with a well taken point. Conor McKeown had gathered the kickout and fed Flanagan who played the right pass at the right time to Magee for the score. 0-4 to 1-0.
Defensively Emmett McGuinness and Josh Killilea turned over good ball in the closing moments, Oisin O'Loughlin got upfield and angled over a superb score from distance for a two point cushion. With the final play of the game, Jack Greene rattled the net but the final score didn't reflect how close this tie was. Belcoo 1-5 to 1-0 Devenish.
Eoin Corrigan secured possession in the Devenish game
Game 4: Belnaleck
In the final contest of the night, under the lights of the top field, Belcoo recorded a 5-3 to 0-2 win over Belnaleck. The O'Rahilly's though disappointed in the first period, over complicating things and doing a lot more things wrong than right. They led 2-1 to 0-1 at half time, Dara Flanagan with both goals while Michael Burns had registered the point.
Stern words were spoken at half time and the O'Rahilly's responded. An improved attitude and effort brought about better football as they produced some slick play to carve open the Belnaleck defence. Flanagan was to net a third goal before Michael Burns clipped over a neat point.
Josh Killilea powered down the right to net a goal with Michael Burns adding a further 1-1 before the finish to see Belcoo to three wins and a loss on the night.
Daniel O'Connor swooping in with a well timed tackle to win back the ball v Belnaleck
Over all it was a taste of what is to come in the All Ireland Feile in June time and having qualified for the Finals on Saturday, they get another chance to test themselves in this format. Details of arrangements, times, venue etc will be published as soon as they are known.
Team: Jamie Ray, Ben McNulty, Oisin O'Loughlin (1-1), Sean Boylan, Daniel O'Connor, Emmett McGuinness (1-1), Josh Killilea (1-4), Gerry Nolan (0-1), Dara Flanagan (3-2), Conor McKeown, Cian White, Jack Greene (1-1), Michael Burns (1-3), Patrick Magee (1-1), Eoin Corrigan (0-2).
Wednesday 19th April - Results:
Derrygonnelly 1-2 v 0-3 Belcoo
Belcoo 3-5 v 1-2 Erne Gaels
Belcoo 1-5 v 1-0 Devenish
Belcoo 5-3 v 0-2 Belnaleck
Apr 17, 2017 - Club Notes
Saturday morning football returns from 10.30am to 11.45am for P1-P6’s at the Football Field.
Midweek P5 & P6 Midweek sessions continue Wednesday, 19th April at the Football field from 7pm to 8pm.
P3 & P4 Skilled Focused Sessions return on Monday 24th April from 7pm to 7.45pm in the Community Centre.
Our Under 14 Boys take part in the Fermanagh Feile this Wednesday, 19th April, in Derrygonnelly where they will play Derrygonnelly, Erne Gaels and Devenish. The event commences at 6.30pm. Bus leaving Belcoo at 5.30pm. Training tonight, Monday 17th April from 7pm to 8.30pm.
Minors training continues Wednesday from 8.30pm to 9.30pm at the Football Field. They begin their Division 3 campaign on Monday 24th April. Fixtures are still to be released, see weebly for further details.
Our Under 14 Girls had a good workout with Shannon Gaels last week. Training continues tomorrow, Tuesday & Thursday from 7pm to 8.30pm.
The Reserves travel to Maguiresbridge this Saturday for a 6.30pm throw in.
The Seniors recorded a second consecutive draw as they returned from Ederney with point following a 1-8 to 1-8 game. This Sunday they host Roslea at 1pm in a starred fixture.
This Thursday evening, 20th April, the Club has teamed up with Fermanagh GAA Health & Well Being Committee to host ‘The Importance of Nutrition in Sport’ talk by Siobhan Monaghan, Dietitian to the Fermanagh Senior Team in the LCC at 7.30pm. Everyone welcome.
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 is on the club website.
There was no winner of the Lotto Jackpot on Monday 10th April. Letters drawn were I, K, O, P, Z. Lucky dips went to Bernard Feeley, Patricia Magee, Karen Wisinska and PJ McTiernan. Two monthly £50's went to Shane McAloon and Kathleen Maguire. Next weeks Jackpot is for £6,700.
Apr 15, 2017 - Seniors Draw Again, This Time In Ederney
SENIOR LEAGUE DIVISION 1: Ederney 1-8 v 1-8 Belcoo
Belcoo Seniors returned from Ederney with a point after a second consecutive draw in the league this season. Today it was 1-8 each after a dogged and tough hour, nothing separated the two teams. Paul McGrath's 50m free with three minutes to play proved the final score of an intriguing contest.
It was a tight game throughout with plenty of strong tackles forcing possession to be coughed up at both ends of the field. Scores from open play proved hard to come by but by half time Belcoo were two points clear.
Belcoo were leading 0-3 to 0-2 points to two by the midway stage of the first half, the visitor’s points coming from Ian Corrigan after some patient play, a Jonathan Feeley free kick and a Feeley score from play after he fielded a high ball into the square while Ederney had registered from play before Chris Snow arrowed over a 45.
The 17th minute was where things livened up. The 60seconds here swinging the game firmly in Belcoo’s favour. Ederney were to win a penalty after Niall Leonard halted an attacker in full flight for which he was yellow carded. Chris Snow's kick was magnificently saved by James McGrath low to his left and from the rebound Belcoo gathered possession and broke the length of the field, Eoin Shiels on his first start for the Seniors, raced past his man down the right wing and having drove in towards goal, he slipped the ball to Jonathan Feeley who sidestepped the defender to slot into the net.
What followed was a period of little scoring chances, the two sides now getting to grips with one another and thwarting promising attacks. It was an Ederney turnover on the left wing in the 28th minute that seen them drive downfield to rattle their goal coming to half time. Marty McGrath on the end of the move to fire into the roof of the net from close range.
Belcoo responded with a point from Aaron Dolan before the interval to see them hold a 1-4 to 1-2 lead at the break.
Ederney bossed the first ten minutes of the second period to move two clear themselves, four points in a row were recorded, Paul McCusker and Chris Snow accounting for deadballs with one of the twins also on target.
Belcoo though shuffled the deck and got themselves back into the game, Barry McGovern had an immediate affect claiming a mark from a kickout. A slick move between Paul McGrath, Gavin Leonard, Eoin Shiels and Aaron Dolan seen the latter register Belcoo first score of the half on 42minutes.
Jonathan Feeley would slot over a free on the right to tie matters but Ederney continued to keep themselves ahead as they notched another from a Paul McCusker free.
With the game edging to its conclusion the Belcoo defence did well to pressure a few shots and force some overcarries preventing the hosts getting two clear. Philip Leonard was introduced and he landed a fine point from the ground out wide on the right for a draw game again.
Ederney though won the kickout, worked the ball upfield and were awarded a free. Snow slotted over and with 57minutes on the clock, Paul McGrath's long range free levelled proceeding for what proved to be the final time. Both teams had attacks to conjure a point to win the game but as was the case all night, time and space for efforts from open play were rarely given and the outcome was to be a draw.
It’s been a positive start for Ederney with a win over Devenish and a draw here while Belcoo have opening the season with back to back draws. Up next for the O’Rahilly’s is a home game with Roslea next Sunday at 1pm.
Team. James McGrath, Ryan McGovern, Niall Leonard, Stephen Nolan, Ryan Leonard, Niall McGovern, Dean McDermott, James McGourty, Paul McGrath (0-1), Eoin Shiels, Ian Corrigan (0-1), Christopher Leonard, Aaron Dolan (0-2), Gavin Leonard, Jonathan Feeley (1-3). Subs Barry McGovern, Matthew McAloon, Philip Leonard (0-1).
Apr 12, 2017 - U15 Girls Challenge with Shannon Gaels
Our Under 14 girls have been out a few weeks training and having added some of last years crew to face Shannon Gaels U15's the side put up a good showing. 0-9 to 1-1 at the interval Shannon Gaels had held the upperhand. A much improved second half display from the young O'Rahilly's seen them register 1-5 but a physically stronger home side added four goals and four points to their tally for a 4-13 to 2-6 victory.
Back Row (L-R) Sam Martin, Cara Gray, Eimear Magee, Aine Barrett, Ciana McGrath, Niamh McAloon, Kira McGovern, Lana Shiels, Arlene Furey, Crona Higgins, Aoife Keaney.
Front Row (L-R) Eve Barrett, Rachel Nolan, Scarlett O'Connor, Siofra McAloon, Rhianne McGuinness, Sinead Barrett, Mikayla Maguire, Riona Keaney.
It was a great workout for our Girls who can take plenty of positives from the contest. Sam Martin carrying an ankle injury did goals and made a number of excellent stops throughout, her kickouts were great too. Cara Gray, Lana Shiels and Niamh McAloon produced very polished displays in defence, well timed tackles and constant pressure denied Shannon Gaels on numerous occasions.
Wing backs Scarlett O'Connor and Rhianne McGuinness worked tirelessly on strong opponents, the Belcoo pair seeing plenty of ball in the second half.
Aine Barrett and Sinead Barrett got onto a sight of possession as they drove the O'Rahilly's upfield and accounted for all but one of their sides tally over the hour. Eve Barrett, Riona Keaney and Rachel Nolan all added much needed spark to the attack when introduced while Siofra McAloon stuck tight at the back.
Arlene Furey, Ciana McGrath and Aoife Keaney got through a lot of work in the middle sector with Keaney grabbing a first half goal.
Training continues Tuesday from 7pm to 8.30pm.
Team (13 a side) Sam Martin, Cara Gray, Lana Shiels, Rhianne McGuinness, Niamh McAloon, Eimear Magee, Arlene Furey, Ciana McGrath, Sinead Barrett, Aine Barrett, Aoife Keaney, Crona Higgins, Mikayla Maguire. Subs. Scarlett O'Connor, Riona Keaney, Eve Barrett, Siofra McAloon, Rachel Nolan, Kira McGovern.
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