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Apr 21, 2018 - Recap - U14 Girls Feile
Belcoo U14 Girls were to compete at the Fermanagh Feile in Derrygonnelly on a glorious Saturday afternoon but it would be Kinawley who advance to represent the County at National Level.
They saved their best for last with a 5-6 to 0-1 win over the hosts but earlier defeats to Enniskillen Gaels, 3-1 to 0-2 and Kinawley 5-4 to 0-0 seen them exit the competition.
Niamh McAloon in action against Kinawley
In the opening game against a physically strong and tall Enniskillen side Belcoo worked the first scoring opportunity, a good flowing move ended with Mikayla Maguire moving in one on one with the keeper but her shot was directly at the keeper. Enniskillen were to work the ball downfield for a well taken goal.
It was a laboured first half but Niamh Cullen, Rhianne McGuinness and Siofra McAloon were going well. Enniskillen had tagged on a point while the O’Rahilly’s registered two wides and dropped two more into the keepers hands.
The second half seen a bit more improvement but with Enniskillen registering two more goals the game was up. Sinead Barrett would slot over two second half points for her side.
Scarlett O'Connor drives past a challenge from Eimear Keaney of Enniskillen
Onto Kinawley and it was a much better display, more intensity and hunger showed by the O’Rahilly’s. Kinawley, in full forward Keelan Murphy possess a superb footballer and she would end up with a big score for herself in this tie, banging in all but one score.
Belcoo were trying hard with captain Niamh McAloon driving the side on from midfielder. McGuinness and Eimear Magee were to the fore in the defensive while up top, scores were hard to come by. It was 1-2 to no score at the interval before Kinawley pressed on for a comfortable win in the second half. Belcoo again had chances for scores, a strong run by Sam Martin created a good opening for Rachel Nolan who fired wide.
Mikayla Maguire claims a good ball against Derrygonnelly
In the final contest Belcoo had re-gigged things, Cara Gray now operating in the forward line made some great bursts through and was rewarded with a goal on 4 minutes. By then Scarlett O’Connor had clipped over a fine score while Sinead Barrett also slotted over after Abbie McGovern had done well.
Ciara Nolan came out with a good ball down the left to create the next score for Sinead Barrett who pointed before she was to add another goal. At the interval it was 1-4 to no score, Eve Barrett getting time and space to run through and clip over a neat score.
Sinead Barrett registered an early goal in the second half, Scarlett O’Connor clipped over another nice point while good pressure from a number of our forwards forced the keeper to carry the ball over the line for a goal.
Ciara McGuinness and Eimear Magee combined for the latter to finish with her right foot while Magee later added a point and Sinead Barrett netted the final score.
Overall, good experience was gained and a look at sides who will be met later in the year at U14 level were viewed. There were steady showing across the three games by Rhianne McGuinness, Niamh Cullen and Niamh McAloon.
Next outing is for the Under 16 Girls away in Ederney on Monday evening. Bus leaving 5.30pm.
Team. Riona Keaney, Siofra McAloon, Cara Gray (1-0), Ciara McGuinness, Rhianne McGuinness, Eimear Magee (1-1), Niamh Cullen, Niamh McAloon, Sam Martin, Sinead Barrett (2-4), Rachel Nolan, Ciara Nolan, Eve Barrett (0-1), Mikayla Maguire, Scarlett O’Connor (0-2), Abbie McGovern, Eimear Gray.
Apr 20, 2018 - Health Information Evening - Thursday 3rd May at 7pm
As a club, we recognise Health & Well-being as being an integral part of gaelic games and as such we as the Healthy Club Committee have decided to provide a health information evening for our playing members including senior, junior, minor, ladies and underage secondary school children from under 14 up. The talks delivered will be age-specific. This evening is integral to your commitment and training with the club and your attendance is expected.
The event will take place in the LCC centre on Thursday 3rd May 2018 at 7pm. You will benefit from hearing from health care professionals on a range of health related topics with a particular reference to sport.
Those attending will be entered into a draw for a variety of prizes on the night. If you have any queries, please contact Damien McHugh on 07866837474 or email email@example.com.
Apr 19, 2018 - U14 Girls Feile Scheduled for Saturday
The Under 14 Girls Feile has been scheduled for this Saturday 21st April in Derrygonnelly. We will be guaranteed four games. Bus is leaving at 11.45am, bring £3, packed lunch, warm clothing and mouthguards.
The U13 squad from last season who will play in this years Feile Qualifying Competition on Saturday
Apr 17, 2018 - U16s Beat Lisnaskea On A Wild Night
U16 Division 3: Lisnaskea 2-2 v 7-9 Belcoo
Belcoo Under 16 Girls returned from Lisnaskea on what was a wild winters evening with a 7-9 to 2-2 victory to make it two wins from two outings this season.
There was a savage crossfield gale blowing which made life difficult for both sides in this pretty scrappy contest. The hosts were to dominate the opening ten minutes but knocked over just one score while registering four wides. Belcoo eventually got to grips with things as they began to turn the kickouts with Sam Martin, Siofra McAloon and Ciana McGrath claiming restarts.
No way out as a Lisnaskea defender is surrounded by Abbie McGovern, Eve Barrett & Roina Keaney
The O’Rahilly’s had played second fiddle to the host but they worked their first score on 7minutes to take the lead. Scarlett O’Connor, who’d a great hour, snapped onto a loose ball on the left wing and found Aine Barrett who fisted the ball off to the onrushing Sinead Barrett who fired to the net.
Belcoo would clip over two points in as many minutes through Sinead Barrett and Scarlett O’Connor before they netted for a second time. Barrett this time running in along the byline and drilling low past the keeper.
A patient bit of good interplay by Ciana McGrath and Aine Barrett seen possession recycled to Sinead Barrett who split the posts once more. 2-3 to 0-1 by the midway stage of the half.
The visitors were now going well although Lisnaskea still created openings at the other end, fortunately for the O’Rahilly’s the radar was off as they missed the target however there was good pressure applied by Ciara Nolan and Cara Gray when forwards were getting shots away.
Belcoo worked their best move of the night on 21minutes to register a fabulous goal. Eimear Magee took a sideline ball on the left to Scarlett O’Connor, she carried the ball into the final third and a quick transfer through the hands from O’Connor and Aine Barrett to Ciana McGrath seen the wing forward cut across the 21yard line and rifle an unstoppable shot into the top right corner.
Aoife Keaney was to claim a kickout shortly afterwards and drive towards goal before slotting the ball past the keeper while Lisnaskea registered the last score of the half to leave it 4-3 to 0-2 in Belcoo’s favour at half time.
Belcoo wrapped things up with a blistering first 8minutes of the second half where they added 2-5 to their tally. Aine Barrett did well to setup Ciana McGrath for the opening point of the half. Sinead Barrett swiftly added another before she raced in for a goal after Sam Martin had did really well in the build up.
Ciana McGrath claimed a good kickout, fed Scarlett O’Connor who split the posts again. It was rolls reversed 60seconds later as O’Connor claimed the kickout, fed McGrath and she blasted the ball to the top left corner. Aine and Sinead Barrett added points with Sinead hitting a three pointer after a 40yard solo run. 7-8 to 0-2.
At this stage the entire O’Rahilly’s bench were involved. Abbie McGovern got on some great ball over the closing 20 minutes and used it well to create a score for Riona Keaney. Eve Barrett was her lively self with Ciara McGuinness getting stuck in and Niamh Cullen stepped up another notch with her impressive performance in the closing quarter.
Lisnaskea would score two goals in the final 10minutes but there was some good goalkeeping by Mikayla Maguire, pressure and strong defending from Cara Gray while Niamh McAloon continued to work tireless with Ciana McGrath and Sam Martin in the middle third.
Up next is an away trip to Ederney on Monday 23rd April. Training continues Wednesday from 7pm to 8.15pm.
Team (14 a side). Mikayla Maguire, Siofra McAloon, Cara Gray, Ciara Nolan, Rhianne McGuinness, Eimear Magee, Rachel Nolan, Sam Martin, Niamh McAloon, Sinead Barrett (4-4), Aoife Keaney (1-0), Ciana McGrath (2-1), Scarlett O’Connor (0-2), Aine Barrett (0-1). Subs. Niamh Cullen, Eve Barrett, Abbie McGovern, Ciara McGuinness, Eimear Gray and Riona Keaney (0-1).
Apr 16, 2018 - Fixtures (Monday 16th - Sunday 22nd April)
Fixtures for week commencing Monday 16th April to Sunday 22nd April 2018
Apr 16, 2018 - Club Notes
Saturday morning coaching for all other Primary School children continues from 11am to 12pm.
Our Under 12 training continues tomorrow, Tuesday 17th April 6.45pm to 8pm. All Boys & Girls born 2006, 2007 & 2008 are eligible to attend. There is a Blitz on Saturday 21st April in Kinawley, bus leaving 11am. More details will be given at training.
Our Under 16 Girls began their league last week with a 5-9 to 6-0 win over Irvinestown. Tonight, Monday 16th April they are away to Lisnaskea, throw in 6.45pm, bus leaving 5.30pm. They will train Wednesday from 7pm to 8.15pm.
Our Under 15 Boys recorded a 6-16 to 3-10 victory in Ederney last Thursday. They have the bye this week and also a wee break from training. Next session is Tuesday 24th April ahead of a trip to Lisnaskea on Friday 27th April.
Our Under 14 Boys took part in the Feile na nOg on Saturday and Sunday playing 6 matches and 3 hours of competitive football which seen them reach the Feile Final before going down a strong Lisnaskea side. Lisnaskea will represent Fermanagh in the National Feile later this year as a result, we wish them well.
Our Minor Boys suffered a 6-11 to 2-6 defeat at home to Newtownbutler last week, they travel to Tempo tomorrow, Tuesdat 16th April for a 7pm throw in.
It was a good weekend on the field for our adult sides as the Reserves, Senior Men and Senior Ladies all recorded wins.
The Reserves defeated Aughadrumsee 3-11 to 0-9 on Saturday evening. The Senior Men went to Brookeboro and won 2-12 to 0-10 while the Senior Ladies beat Erne Gaels 8-11 to 2-5 at home on Sunday evening.
Our Senior Mens are on their travels again with a game in Teemore on Friday at 7pm and also in Maguiresbridge on Sunday at 1pm. The Reserves travel to Newtownbutler for a 6.30pm throw in on Saturday.
Our Senior Ladies recorded a 8-11 to 2-5 win over Erne Gaels last Sunday. They are in action this Sunday with an away game in Maguiresbridge, throw in 6pm.
Club O’Raghallaigh subscriptions are being taken, we hit the 50th member mark on Sunday evening. This is a new and exclusive club that not only strengthens and builds for our club’s future but allows you as a member to benefit from joining. You will receive a Club O’Raghallaigh Jacket, 4 weekly lotto’s, free admission to home games, 10% reduction on club merchandise, club badge, car sticker, entry into Monthly Draw of 2 x £50 for Members and Draw for 2 single All Ireland Final Tickets plus some other benefits as the year progresses all for the £20 monthly subscription. Welcome Packs and more details can be found on club website via the Club O’Raghallaigh link or by contacting any committee member.
There was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot on Monday 9th April. Letters drawn were D, P, U, V, W. Lucky Dips went to Leona McNulty, Cuisle Keaney, Frankie Bobby & Ryan McGovern. Next weeks Jackpot is for £3,450.
The Club are holding their annual golf classic in Blacklion Golf Course this Saturday 21st April from 9am. Timesheet in operation. We are currently seeking sponsors for our tee’s and greens. Contact any committee member.
The club extends its deepest sympathy to the family of Kathleen Ferguson who passed away during the week.
The club extends its deepest sympathy to the family of Mary Kate Gaffney, Corrala, Carrigallen, Co Leitrim. Grandmother of Senior player Eoin Shiels. Her remains repose at her residence today, Tuesday, from 10am to 4pm. House private at all other times please. Access to house by shuttle bus only operating from Drumlea Church during reposing times. Removal to arrive at St Mary’s Church, Drumlea at 6,30pm this evening. Funeral Mass (Wed) at 12noon. May she rest in peace.
Apr 15, 2018 - U14 Boys Reach Feile Final But Lose To Strong Lisnaskea Side
After winning their Quarter Final and Semi Final Belcoo U14 Boys came up against a strong Lisnaskea side in the Feile na nOg Final as the Emmett’s advance to represent Fermanagh in the All Ireland later this year.
Back L-R: Josh Killilea, Sean Boylan, Conor McKeown, Jack Greene,Colum Higgins, Jamie Ray, Cian White, Thomas Parker.
Front L-R: Kayce Sweeney, Patrick Magee, Finn Maes, Eoin Corrigan, Nathan McGovern, Lorcan Leonard, Michael Burns, Rhys Ray.
QUARTER FINAL: Belcoo 2-5 v 0-3 Tempo
A strong wind had a say on all games today. Belcoo began the day with an opening Querter Final contest with Tempo. It was hard going on the big field but after a slow start the O’Rahilly’s had themselves two up at the interval 1-1 to 0-2. Eoin Corrigan finishing the goal after some great work by Conor McKeown in defence while Jack Greene provided the assist with a good ball into Corrigan. Michael Burns has knocked over the point while there were some good passages of play on the right with Patrick Magee and Colum Higgins. The O’Rahilly’s took a firm grip of the game early in the second half when playing with the wind. Rhys Ray did great work in the right corner to recycle the ball to Greene who in turn found Josh Killilea, his long ball was punched to the net by Jamie Ray.
Josh Killilea, was heavily involved in all Belcoo’s good work and he added two points from distance via frees when Colum Higgins and Nathan McGovern were upended. Tempo had pressed hard for goals but the excellent Conor McKeown stood firm at full back with Thomas Parker and Finn Maes getting good hands in to thwart their opposite numbers. McKeown distribution setting Belcoo on their way to manys a promising attack. Belcoo would curtail Tempo to one point in the second half while Cian White and Jack Greene slotted over points at the other end for a 2-5 to 0-3 win.
Colum Higgins in action during the Quarter Final with Tempo
SEMI FINAL: Belcoo 4-6 v 4-2 Enniskillen Gaels
The Semi Final was a titanic tussle with Enniskillen Gaels. The O’Rahilly’s were seven down at one stage in this tie before a fabulous five minute spell turned the game in their favour in the second half.
Belcoo would make a great start, having won the throw up Jamie Ray drove forward and slipped Eoin Corrigan in for a well taken goal. Enniskillen though would power downfield and bang in three goals and a point to lead 3-1 to 1-0.
The O’Rahilly’s though defended manfully over the closing minutes of the first half. Lorcan Leonard making one good save while Jamie Ray and Conor McKeown swooped to take balls off the line. The deficit would be four at the interval as on the stroke of half time a great move upfield between Colum Higgins and Josh Killilea seen the latter hit the crossbar and Michael Burns was on hand to apply the finish for a goal.
Jack Greene attempts to halt an Enniskillen defender
The five minute spell previously mentioned was Belcoo’s best period over the entire weekend. Jamie Ray sent Michael Burns away for a great goal before Josh Killilea hit three mighty points in less than 90seconds as he won kickout after kickout. Michael Burns popped up with a fourth point in a row and all of a sudden Belcoo led 3-4 to 3-1.
Back came Enniskillen with goal to level this tie once more. Points were traded, Michael Burns with the Belcoo score for 3-5 to 4-2 with 6minutes to play. It was end to end and there was some great dispossession by Colum Higgins, Conor McKeown and Jamie Ray to turn over ball and keep Belcoo coming forward.
Belcoo would work a great move that ended with a Jamie Ray point. Nathan McGovern, Finn Maes and Sean Boylan combining in the defensive sector as the ball was brought upfield and into the hands of Jamie Ray who restored the lead with his strike from distance.
Rhy Ray fastens onto a ball in the Semi Final
The O’Rahilly’s would be awarded a penalty as the Ray brothers combined to create an opening that needed a foot block to deny the goal. Jamie Ray duly dispatched to the net, 4-6 to 4-2.
This was the final score but 4 nervy minutes followed. Again, Conor McKeown came up with some strong tackles and superb distribution to relieve the pressure, Jack Greene, Higgins, Burns and Killilea carried the ball forward while Lorcan Leonard did well to push a low drive around the post.
FINAL: Lisnaskea 7-8 v 2-1 Belcoo
The final was to be a one sided affair. A physically strong Lisnaskea side who only played one game to reach the decider. Littered with quality in all sectors they brushed a side a tiring Belcoo team, 7-8 to 2-1.
Half time seen it the score 4-4 to 1-0. Jack Greene finishing a well worked move on 6minutes for his side. Josh Killilea registered a neat point from a free out wide on the left wing while Jamie Ray plundered a late consolation goal.
Michael Burns with two Lisnaskea men closing in
Overall with was a good weekend, 6 matches and 3 hours of competitive football was played. There were great strong showings from a number of our players while the younger lads all put in a good shifts against their bigger opponents and enjoyed themselves.
Panel of players were: Lorcan Leonard, Thomas Parker, Conor McKeown, Sean Boylan, Jack Greene (0-1), Josh Killilea (0-6), Finn Maes, Jamie Ray (3-1), Colum Higgins, Patrick Magee, Michael Burns (2-3), Eoin Corrigan (2-0), Rhys Ray, Cian White (0-1), Nathan McGovern and Kayce Sweeney.
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