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Sep 1, 2015 - U12's Go Down By One Point In Lisnaskea
U12 Division 2: Lisnaskea 2-9 (13) v 3-6 (12) Belcoo
Belcoo U12s would surrender their unbeaten record with an agonising one point defeat after a great battle in Lisnaskea on Tuesday evening, going down on a 2-9 (13) to 3-6 (12) scoreline. It was a night the young O'Rahilly's failed to fire in front of goal but their commitment, work ethic and effort was first class once more.
Numerous chances were created in the closing minutes to land an equaliser but pressured kicks in a crowded and compact Lisnaskea defence ensured shots failed to find the target as the gallant effort to level the contest fell short.
In the first quarter Belcoo began brightly and worked two good points early on. Oisin O'Loughlin picking out Aine Barrett with a pass from a 45 before she fired over while a sideline ball from O'Loughlin to Josh Killilea yielded another point.
Belcoo would squander goal chances with O'Loughlin firing wide and Gerry Nolan hitting the side netting before Lisnaskea worked themselves into the game and two good points levelled proceedings before the hosts hit their first goal, a loose ball in the penalty area driven into the net. Belcoo would hit the final score of the quarter from Josh Killilea to leave it 1-2 (4) to 0-3.
The hosts would extend their lead at the restart before Belcoo tied the game with their first goal, Aine Barrett doing well to win back possession before the ball fell for Josh Killilea to drill into the net. It was end to end stuff, Ciana McGrath was superb at the back throughout for Belcoo, turning over possession and using it affectively time after time. Patrick Martin had made a bright opening while Niamh McAloon and Aoife Keaney were doing well on tricky opponents.
Lisnakea though would continue to take their chances and added a goal and point before half time, Belcoo failed to deal with a high ball and a sharp forward reacted quickest to fist to the net. The visitors would a missed guilt edged goal chance when Gerry Nolan won possession off the goalkeeper but skued his shot wide, moments later however he would add a great point to leave three between them at half time, 2-5 (9) to 1-4 (6).
A reshuffle at the break seen Belcoo emerge sharper at the start of the 3rd quarter as they enjoyed their best spell of the contest penning back the home side. Two minutes after the restart a well worked move down the right seen Gerry Nolan switch the play with a great kick pass putting Oisin O’Loughlin through to fire in a goal.
Belcoo would soon rattle the net again, both substitutes Dara Flanagan and Eoin Corrigan combining for the latter to thump a great shot into the top corner as Belcoo hit the front 3-4 (10) to 2-5 (9). Over the remainder of the quarter the tie ebbed and flowed once more, both sets of defences doing well to curtail their opposite numbers. Lisnaskea had managed to clip over two points with another substitute Jack Greene landing from the right wing for Belcoo to leave the match tied at 11 each by the end of Quarter 3.
In the final quarter, Belcoo would miss three early efforts at points before Lisnaskea ventured forward and took the lead once more. Again Belcoo battled back, worked a few opportunities but the finish was lacking. With six minutes to play Lisnaskea popped over a free to go two clear after a fine save from Jamie Ray had kept out a goal. Dara Flanagan landed a point to cut the deficit to the minimum immediately and it set up a frantic final five minutes.
The O’Rahilly’s pressed hard, penning the home side back, Niamh McAloon made several important tackles while Josh Killilea and Emmett McGuinness continued to work tireless to win back possession. Half chances came and went for the visitors who couldn’t muster an equaliser their efforts deserved.
U12 DIVISION 2:
Saturday 5th September: Devenish v Belcoo.... Lisnaskea v Enniskillen A.
Tuesday 8th September: Belcoo v Teemore.... Devenish v Enniskillen A.
Training continues on Thursday evening from 7pm to 8.15pm. Belcoo must now beat Devenish on Saturday at 3.30pm and Teemore next Tuesday night to force a 3-Way playoff.
Team: Jamie Ray, Niamh McAloon, Patrick Martin, Aoife Keaney, Ciana McGrath, Oisin O’Loughlin (1-0), Emmett McGuinness, Aine Barrett (0-1), Conor McKeown, Gerry Nolan (0-1), Josh Killilea (1-2). Subs Used: Eoin Corrigan (1-0), Dara Flanagan (0-1), Jack Greene (0-1).
In the Development Game Belcoo completed dominated Lisnaskea during the first Quarter, holding a 5-6 to 0-1 lead. The game was halted early due to the complete one-sided affair not benefiting anyone.
Team: Lorcan Leonard, Sean Boylan, Ben McNulty, Dara Flanagan, Jack Greene, Sinead Barrett and Eoin Corrigan.
Aug 31, 2015 - Club Notes
Our Under 12’s had a good win over Enniskillen A last week. They return to action tomorrow (Tuesday 1st September) with an away game against Lisnaskea at 6.45pm. Bus will leave the corner at 5.15pm, cost £2. Training continues on Thursday from 7pm to 8.15pm ahead of a game with Devenish in Garrison on Saturday 5th September, time to be confirmed.
The Under 16’s will return to action on Sunday 6th September when they face Tempo in the Division 3 league opener. Throw in is 11.45am in Belcoo. Note, time may change due to clash with Junior game.
Conor McAloon and Ciaran Flanagan have been selected for the Fermanagh Under 15 Ulster Blitz in Templeport, Co. Cavan on Saturday 5th September. Details of arrangements on Weebly.
The Seniors recorded a battling 2-7 to 1-7 victory over Maguiresbridge in the Championship on Sunday evening. They will meet Irvinestown in the Semi Final on the weekend of 12th/13th September.
The Juniors play their Championship Quarter Final this Sunday at 1pm against Belnaleck in Kinawley. Training continues Wednesday at 8pm
No winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot on Monday 31st August. Letters drawn were A, H, J, L, N. Lucky Dip £15's went to Christopher Leonard, Paula Martin, Kathleen Johnstone and John Higgins. Monthly £50's went to Mark Nugent and John Flanagan.
Next draw Monday 7th September, Jackpot capped at £9,950. Tickets available in McCann's Spar, The Dugout, Jacks Bar, Leo's Off Licence and Brendan Sweeney's Takeaway
INTERMEDIATE QUARTER FINAL: Belcoo 2-7 v 1-7 Maguiresbridge
It was far from pretty but Belcoo got over the line to book a place in the Intermediate Championship Semi Final following a tough encounter with Maguiresbridge on Sunday evening. The O’Rahilly’s secured a 2-7 to 1-7 victory and will meet Irvinestown in the last four on weekend of 12th/13th September.
Belcoo trailed for the most of this tie before a scoring burst in the final ten minutes from time seen them eek out the victory. Maguiresbridge though pressed hard at the death for a goal although the winners defence and goalkeeper Patrick Sweeney kept them at bay.
In opening half scores were hard to come by and at the interval Maguiresbridge would hold a 0-4 to 0-3 lead, three of these coming from frees with David Teague on target twice from placed balls while Matthew Teague notched from play and a free.
Christopher Leonard getting his hands on the ball early in the first half. PIC: Tim Flaherty
Belcoo were laboured going forward and were finding a compact Maguiresbridge defence hard to breakdown, Matthew McAloon would land a fine effort from the left wing before Ciaran Flaherty strode forward unchallenged some 60yards to fire over an excellent effort with the outside of the boot.
With the last play of the half Jonathan Feeley worked hard to strug off his marker and land a third Belcoo point which cut the deficit to one point.
The second half would prove to be a much livelier affair. Inside five minutes both sides had found the net. Belcoo would move into the lead when some patient build up play down the right wing yielded their goal, James McGrath floating the ball into the penalty area with Paul McGrath rising highest to fist the ball to the net.
Paul McGrath fisting Belcoo's first goal to the net early in the 2nd half. PIC: Tim Flaherty
Maguiresbridge response was immediate, they would work the ball well down the field before a lofted ball into the square broke kindly for Matthew Teague to drill into the bottom right corner. They would tag on a point before Jonathan Feeley again done well to find a half yard and fire over via the inside of the right point, one still separated the sides.
The contest would continue to ebb and flow, Belcoo we beginning to turn things in their favour as primary possession was won and held, James Stewart, Brian Cox, James McGrath and Ciaran Flaherty seeing alot of the ball.
Two down at 1-6 to 1-4, Matthew McAloon would register a excellent point from the right while captain Christopher Leonard clipped over an equaliser with eight minutes remaining.
Matthew McAloon takes on Stephen Brannigan before pointing in the second half. PIC: Tim Flaherty
Belcoo would hit the front for the second time in the game as they registered goal number two, a high ball into the square was flicked down by Paul McGrath into the arms of Matthew McAloon and the young forward fired a driven shot past Tarlach Russell. This would prove to be the telling score.
In the next attack Paul McGrath would gather another high ball from Seamus Conlon before firing over as Belcoo pushed into a four point lead as the tie began to spill away from Maguiresbridge. Andrew Breslin would put three between the sides while at the other end Jonathan Feeley was dragged to the ground in the penalty area, it looked a stonewall penalty, nothing was given.
Over the final few minutes and the three plus that was added Belcoo needed goalkeeper Patrick Sweeney to come to the rescue twice while James Stewart also took a ball off the goal-line as Maguiresbridge pumped ball into the square looking a goal to level.
They failed to register the must needed score and Belcoo would triumph in the end by a three point margin, McAloon's goal proving the winning score.
Team: Patrick Sweeney, Ryan Leonard, Niall Leonard, Gavin Leonard, James Stewart, Ciaran Flaherty (0-1), Paul McGrath (1-1), Niall McGovern, Christopher Leonard (0-1), James McGrath, Brian Cox, John Carrigan, Aaron Dolan, Jonathan Feeley (0-2), Matthew McAloon (1-2). Subs Used: Seamus Conlon, Declan Leonard.
Aug 27, 2015 - U12's Finish Strongly To Beat The Gaels
U12: Division 2: Enniskillen Gaels 'A' 0-5 v 2-15 Belcoo
Belcoo U12’s were to extend their unbeaten run to five games having seen off a challenge from Enniskillen Gaels ‘A’ on a very wet training field at Brewster Park this evening. The young O’Rahilly’s eventually shaking off the hosts in the third quarter as they finished strongly to win 2-15 to 0-5.
The difficult underfoot playing conditions yielded some scrappy spells at times but Belcoo would get to grips with things after half time and ran out good winners by the final whistle. They didn’t have things their own way though and had goalkeeper Jamie Ray to thank on a number of occasions in the first 30minutes, two fantastic stops denying two certain goals while clever punched clearances and some alert darts off his goal-line thwarted other dangerous moments.
The defending was impressive throughout from the visitors with Niamh McAloon and Patrick Martin excelling in the full back line while Aoife Keaney and Ciana McGrath were dispossessing their forwards and gathering break balls constantly around the middle.
Belcoo would begin brightly, Emmett McGuinness, who’d another great hour, landed a beautiful score from a difficult angle within a minute. The Gaels though would move forward and Jamie Ray would make the first of his point blank saves to deny Ross Bogue. Ray’s save and subsequent clearance to the right wing yielded the games opening goal. Belcoo cut through the Gaels with some slick interplay down the flank. Josh Killilea, Oisin O’Loughlin and Conor McKeown were all involved as the ball was quickly transferred from player to player before McKeown centred the ball for Gerry Nolan to cleverly fist to the net.
Emmett McGuinness would hit a second impressive score from the right wing while Josh Killilea clipped over a fine score. Gerry Nolan made two great blocks to keep the Gaels defence under pressure and Belcoo would add to their tally as a result, Killilea the markman's once more.
Ross Bogue would point a long range free for the Gaels who started to match their Belcoo counterparts. Quarter 1 had ended with Belcoo 1-4 to 0-1 to the good but the second quarter would prove to be a difficult 15minutes for the visiting O’Rahilly’s.
Josh Killilea had landed an early free but it was the Gael’s who starting winning the loose balls as Belcoo coughed up possession and gave away the ball at a regular rate. The hosts had fired over two points to cut the deficit while Jamie Ray once more came to the rescue with a great save in the 20th minute.
The sustained period of pressure from the Gaels was broken when Belcoo swept forward at pace and corner back Patrick Martin found himself on the end of a Conor McKeown ball to land a much needed point. Having weathered the surge from the Gaels and only conceded twice, Josh Killilea would tag on a point before the interval as Belcoo moved six clear, 1-7 (9) to 0-3.
A few stern words at half time seen a different Belcoo emerge much sharper, hungrier and determinded. From here to the finish the O’Rahilly’s worked harder and the scores began to flow. Josh Killilea was the first to fire over before captain for the day, Aoife Keaney ventured forward from wing back to point a great score. This lifted the visitors and Aine Barrett, who impressed following her introduction, did likewise having split the posts with a neat effort.
It wasn’t just the scoring that improved, Quarter 3 seen Emmett McGuinness make three blocks with O’Loughlin and Killilea also getting blocks in to prevent the Gaels moving forward. Gerry Nolan was next to wave the white flag before a second goal arrived, Killilea sidestepping defender and goalkeeper before slotting the ball into the unguarded goal as the Quarter ended with Belcoo now in control with a good lead, 2-11 (15) to 0-3.
In the final quarter there were impressive contributions from Eoin Corrigan and Sinead Barrett in attack while Eimear Magee did well at the back, pressurising her opposite number. The visitors continued to clip over some scores, Oisin O’Loughlin hitting one from an acute angle while Gerry Nolan slotted over another well taken point.
Jack Greene would finish a slick move with a driven score before Killilea notched the final Belcoo point. Over the closing 5minutes Enniskillen added a free and a point from Ross Bogue. Lorcan Leonard had relieved the excellent Jamie Ray of the goalkeeping duties in the Quarter and done well with his clearances.
All in all it was a tricky and challenge encounter which Belcoo managed to negotiate successfully. They will face a difficult trip to Lisnaskea this coming Tuesday 1st September. Bus leaving corner at 5.15pm.
Team: (11-a-side) Jamie Ray, Niamh McAloon, Patrick Martin (0-1), Aoife Keaney (0-1), Ciana McGrath, Oisin O’Loughlin (0-1), Emmett McGuinness (0-2), Gerry Nolan (1-2), Conor McKeown, Jack Greene (0-1), Josh Killilea (1-6). Subs Used: Aine Barrett (0-1), Eoin Corrigan, Sinead Barrett, Eimear Magee, Lorcan Leonard.
Aug 26, 2015 - Health Champion
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Aug 25, 2015 - Club Notes
Under 12 training continues on Tonight (Tuesday) 25th August from 7pm to 8.15pm. Next game is away to Enniskillen ‘A’ in Brewster Park on Thursday 27th August at 6.45pm. Bus leaving corner at 5.40pm, cost £2.
Under 16’s training continues on Wednesday 26th August at 7pm. Our U16s will compete in Division 3 with Tempo, Irvinestown and Devenish. Dates and times to be confirmed.
The Seniors are in Championship Action this Sunday at 5.30pm in Derrylin against Maguiresbridge. We wish the management and players all the best for the tie.
We wish a speedy recovery to Senior player Ryan McGovern who broke his collar bone in training at the weekend.
The Juniors won their preliminary round tie with Erne Gaels on a 1-17 to 0-11 scoreline last weekend.
No winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot on Monday 24th August. Letters drawn were P, S, V, W, X. Lucky Dip £15's went to Rose Greenan, Lawrence McKeown, Josephine Harlem and Declan Leonard. Next draw Monday 31st August, Jackpot capped at £9,950. Tickets available in McCann's Spar, The Dugout, Jacks Bar, Leo's Off Licence and Brendan Sweeney's Takeaway.
Aug 22, 2015 - Comfortable Championship Win For Juniors
Reserve B Championship: Belcoo 1-17 v 0-11 Erne Gaels
Belcoo Juniors eased to a comfortable 1-17 to 0-11 Championship victory over Erne Gaels in Garrison on Saturday evening. This Preliminary Round encounter took its time to get going but a flurry of scores late in the first half had Belcoo nine points to the good at the interval and from there they never looked in any danger.
The opening exchanges were error ridden by both sides but Belcoo were defending well, Brendan McPartland in particular coming out in front on a number of occasions with good interceptions. By the mid point in the half the O’Rahilly’s had a 0-3 to 0-1 lead. The shooting left a bit to be desired however Kieran Conlon did hit a fine opening score before Aaron Dolan followed up with a close range free and Gary Maguire tapped over from the left wing.
Belcoo would register their goal on 17minutes, a long range shot at a score from Gary Doherty was partially blocked and fell into the arms of Gary Maguire 14yards from goal, he tucked the ball into the corner to hoist his side five clear.
The goal had livened the winners up, Seamus Conlon and Gerard Mellor were dominating the middle of the field, James Gillespie was seeing alot of the ball coming forward to support play while Matthew McAloon came to the fore in front of goals, kicking two good points after strong surging runs.
Aaron Dolan, Gary Doherty and Ian Corrigan were also on target prior to the interval and the second half was to follow a similar pattern. Belcoo were on top and continued to clip over points. McAloon added two more from play with Gary Maguire also splitting the posts.
Erne Gaels had mustered the odd foray forward to hit a few scores but Patrick Sweeney was doing well under the high ball as the opposition began to crave a goal which may have sparked a fightback.
Aaron Dolan would land a 45 at the second attempt while Gary Doherty, who continued to impress in open play, added a point from the left wing. Matthew McAloon continued to carry the ball at the Erne Gaels defence and notched two more taking his tally to a half dozen for the evening while Aaron Dolan also registered another.
In the closing five minutes Erne Gaels hit four unanswered points, nothing more than consolation efforts as Belcoo advance to the Quarter Final.
Team (15 a side): Patrick Sweeney, Martin Corrigan, Shane McAloon, Brendan McPartland, Aidan McGrath, Niall Cullen, James Gillespie, Seamus Conlon, Gerard Mellor, Matthew McAloon (0-6), Aaron Dolan (0-4), Gary Doherty (0-3), Gary Maguire (1-2), Ian Corrigan (0-1), Kieran Conlon (0-1). Subs Used: Jack O’Dolan, Patrick Burns.
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