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Oct 19, 2017 - U16 Boys Final

This weekends only competitive action is our Under 16 Boys League Final with Ederney, the game will be played on Saturday 21st October at 4pm in ROSLEA. All Support Greatly Appreciated.

The two sides have meet twice already this season recording a win each.

03/08/2017 - Belcoo 3-10 v 2-6 Ederney.

07/09/2017 - Ederney 8-11 v 1-7 Belcoo.

  

 

 

 

Oct 18, 2017 - Super Second Half Sees U13s Win By One

Belcoo U13 Girls produced an almighty comeback to seal their place in Division 1 this evening under the lights in Garrison. Trailing 2-2 (6) to no score at half time they battled back with eight great points in the second period while conceding just the one for a single point success. 

As the wind and rain strengthened so did the Belcoo girls. It was a night for grafting, winning the dirty ball, both literally and metaphorically and the O’Rahilly girls were well up for the challenge after half time. 

 The Girls pictured earlier in the season

They penned back the hosts for the first 13minutes of the second half to fire over eight in a row. Eve Barrett got the scoreboard ticking with a fine score from out on the right wing. The youngster had a particularly fine contest, twisting and turning her marker throughout, winning some great ball out in front as our chief outlet in a tough first half too. 

Niamh McAloon was next to drill over a point when half time substitute Caitlyn Nolan won the break ball from the kickout and slipped the ball off to the supporting McAloon. 

Rhianne McGuinness came to the fore and was getting hands on most kickouts in an advanced position. She laid on Sinead Barrett for a third point as Belcoo had cut the hosts lead in half by the 6th minute of the half. 2-2 (6) to 0-3. 

The belief the game could be turned around continued to grow on the faces of the sky blues. Captain for the night, Scarlett O’Connor fastened onto a good ball by Sinead Barrett after Ciara Nolan turned over the Devenish defender coming out from the back. O’Connor raising the white flag with a fine effort from the right wing. 

Mikayla Maguire had done a sterling job at the back in the first half and had started the second half well too but she was brought upfield to kick scores and that’s exactly what she did. The Birthday Girl hit two wonderful points in two minutes which had the sides level 2-2 (6) to 0-6. 

Belcoo were on a roll and when Scarlett O’Connor drove down the middle and split the posts, the O’Rahilly’s were ahead for the first time. Niamh McAloon then drove through a gap and slotted her second of the night for a two point advantage. 

There were massive displays from all the girls in sky blue this evening, Devenish battled back with a point but Belcoo held firm in the end to seal the win by the narrowest of margins. 

The first half was all Devenish as they pressed hard from the start. The overworked defence were doing well to restrict scores as they forced hurried shots by the home side wide. Riona Keaney showed good hands while she couldn’t do much about either goal. Siofra McAloon had an excellent 40minutes, judging several tricky balls really well to cut out attacks as did Sam Martin who was the real driving force in the opening 20minutes when others were struggling to get into the game. Cara Gray had a great battle with her opposite number and was an outlet for Keaney’s kickouts in the second half as she helped Belcoo move back upfield. 

Eimear Magee was another who grew into the game in an unfamiliar midfield slot, driving forward well in the second half and unfortunate to see a few efforts at points go narrowly wide while their were fine displays from the ever improving Ciara Nolan, Eimear Gray and Ciara McGuinness who both worked tirelessly and made good use of the ball. 

In what was very testing and trying conditions. Six down at the break, it was a wonderful display of hard work, grit, hunger and drive which we know this group has, that seen them claim a place in the top division. As the motto on the back of the jersey states 'With Hard Work There Are No Limits'

We await further details of the Divisional Semi Finals and Finals Day. Training continues Monday from 7pm to 8.15pm.

Team (13 a side) Riona Keaney, Siofra McAloon, Rhianne McGuinness, Sam Martin, Mikayla Maguire (0-2), Cara Gray, Niamh McAloon (0-2), Eimear Magee, Eve Barrett (0-1), Ciara Nolan, Eimear Gray, Sinead Barrett (0-1), Scarlett O’Connor (0-2). Subs Ciara McGuinness and Caitlyn Nolan.  

Oct 17, 2017 - New Items For Christmas Order

New Items In for Xmas Order – please get in touch with Cecelia Feeley to place your order. All other merchandise can also be ordered.

  • Harvard Backpack £25
  • Falcon Backpack £25
  • Eddie Jacket £35 for kids and £40 for adults
  • Bailey Fleece Hooded Zip = £32 for kids and £40 for adults
  • Bailey Squad Hooded Top = £30 for kids and £37 for adults
  • Kit Bags at £25 are in stock and currently available

Also, Regatta Jackets at £38 can be purchased by contacting Cecelia

 

     

Harvard (Left) and Falcon (Right)

     

Eddie Jacket (Left) and Fleece Full Zip (Right)

  

Squad Hooded Top

     

     

 

Oct 16, 2017 - Club Notes

YOUTH

The Under 12 season drew to it’s conclusion on Saturday at the PJ Treacy Memorial Tournament in Garrison. A great day was had and we thank Devenish for their wonderful hospitality on the day. Huge thanks to Conor, Lucia and Phil for their time and efforts with this group of players over the course of the season.

The Under 16 Boys League Final will take place on Saturday 21st October at 4pm in ROSLEA against Ederney. Bus leaving 2.30pm. All support greatly appreciated. Training continues on Tuesday & Thursday from 7pm to 8.15pm.

The Under 13 Girls played twice last week, they lost 1-8 to 0-3 to Devenish on Monday before beating Knockninny 0-3 to 0-2 on Thursday. They are due to play Devenish in playoff on Wednesday, in Garrison at 7.30pm, bus leaving 6.40pm. NO TRAINING TONIGHT, Monday 16th AS THE COUNCIL HAVE CLOSED THE COMMUNITY CENTRE DUE TO THE STORM.

ADULT

The Seniors will play Newbridge in Celtic Park, Derry in the Ulster Intermediate Championship Quarter Final on Saturday 28th October at 5.15pm.

Congratulations to Brian Cox and Jonathan Feeley who were named in the Teemore Shamrocks Fermanagh Club Championship All Star Team. They will received their awards at a Gala this Friday night. Well done lads.

Congratulations to Ciaran Flaherty who helped Lámh Dhearg to the Antrim Senior Championship Title at the weekend in his first season with the club.

CENTENARY

Tickets are now on Sale for our Centenary Gala Ball on Saturday 11th November in the Abbey Hotel, Donegal Town. It’s sure to be a great night as we celebrate our 100years. Tickets available from Bernard Feeley on 07564811805. Ryan McGovern on 07761809694. Brendan McPartland on 07835687322. Conor Leonard on 07934612765.

SCOR

Anyone interested in Senior and Junior Scór. Please get in touch with Tim Flaherty for more details 00353879880796.

RUN FOR OISÍN

The Run for Oisín was once again superbly run, organised and supported by everyone in the area. Well done to all involved.

LOTTO

There was no winner of the club lotto Jackpot on Monday 9th October. Letters drawn were C, G, M, P, Q. Lucky Dips went to Tony Fitzpatrick, Kathleen Johnstone, Mickey Burns & Paul McAloon. Next week's Jackpot is for £2,100

Oct 15, 2017 - U12 Season Concludes At Garrison Tournament

U12 PJ Treacy Memorial Tournament 14/10/17

The under 12s travelled to Garrison on Saturday morning to defend their title of PJ Treacy Memorial title secured in 2016.  However, this time they were to finish in third place following four very competitive games with Erne Gaels, Devenish and Beragh. Despite this, it was a very enjoyable morning, a well organised event with excellent hospitality from the hosts, Devenish.

 

Game 1: Belcoo 0-5 (5) v 2-3 (7)  Erne Gaels

Belcoo held the upper hand until the final minutes of this game but were unlucky to concede a late goal for Erne Gaels to win out. Belleek opened the scoring with a point which was answered by four points for Belcoo, two each from the boot of Michael Burns and Eoin Corrigan respectively.  Sam Martin was dominant in midfield throughout the tournament with Rachel Nolan and Nathan McGovern winning plenty of ball in the forward line. Erne Gaels registered a second point just before the halftime whistle leaving the score 0-4 to 0-2 in Belcoo’s favour. The second half started with another point from play by Michael Burns but Belleek were to recover with a goal, a point and a second goal just before the final whistle.

Game 2: Belcoo 2-5 (9) v 1-8 (10) Devenish

This was a hard fought game for the young O’Rahilly’s who battled to reduce a five point deficit to one as time ran out for them. Michael Burns converted an early free for Belcoo which was quickly answered by a point for the hosts. Lorcan Leonard making two great saves, with the second clearing the ball well for Michael Burns to register a second point. Devenish would continue to attack for the rest of the half, scoring a goal and another five points leaving it 0-2 to 1-5  to Devenish at half time. Belcoo kept their work rate up however with some great play resulting in Michael Burns putting two more over the bar.  Devenish were to answer with three points in a row but Belcoo never gave up, working the ball to Burns to split the posts again. Aodhan Cullen’s kickouts finding the sky-blues for them to keep the ball in the Devenish half finishing with Eoin Corrigan finding the net just before he had to come off with a knee injury. Michael Burns followed with a second goal before full time.

Game 3: Belcoo 3-4 (10) v 1-3 (5) Beragh

A more relaxed Belcoo team made a great start to this game, Eve Barrett and Riona Keaney doing well to find Michael Burns to put the ball in the back of the net. This was quickly followed by a second goal, a neat chip from Scarlett O’Connor. Beragh were to reply with a goal and three points to leave Beragh ahead by one point at halftime. The O’Rahilly’s were completely dominant for the entire second half however, with excellent performances in the back line from Siofra McAloon and Cara Gray, Beragh failing to score in this period of play. It  was also a fine spell for the forwards Thomas Parker and Patrick Magee with Parker setting up Sinead Barrett for a point followed by Magee feeding to Parker for a well taken goal.  Rhys Ray also did well, making lots of good runs and giving support. Belcoo followed up with three more points, two for Sinead Barrett and another for Michael Burns.

Game 4: THIRD PLACE PLAYOFF Belcoo 1-7(9) v 2-3 (7) Beragh

We were to meet Beragh again for the final game, a third place play-off. This was another very entertaining game to watch with displays of excellent hand passing, use of space and teamwork by the O’Rahilly’s. Belcoo opened the scoring again with a point for Michael Burns followed another from the boot of Eimear Gray. Beragh replied with a goal, a point from a free followed by a second from play. Yet another well taken free for Burns was followed up by a great point for Nathan Carroll-Magee.  We then had one of the highlights of the tournament, a cross from Michael Burns found Thomas Parker who cleverly palmed the ball into the back of the net. Beragh answered with a goal and a point to leave them one ahead. Some more excellent goalkeeping from Lorcan Leonard prevented another certain goal, with his team mates winning the kickouts which followed for Belcoo to register three more points for the hardworking Michael Burns leaving Belcoo two ahead for third place.

Team: Lorcan Leonard, Cara Gray, Siofra McAloon, Scarlett O’Connor(1-0), Nathan Carroll-Magee (0-1), Sam Martin, Sinead Barrett(0-3), Eoin Corrigan(1-2), Michael Burns( 2-14), Rachel Nolan, Thomas Parker(2-0), Patrick Magee, Nathan McGovern, Eve Barrett, Riona Keaney, Eimear Gray(0-1), Rhys Ray, Aodhan Cullen.

Huge thanks to Conor, Lucia & Phil for their work with this group of players throughout the season.

Oct 13, 2017 - Congratulations Brian & Johnny

Congratulations to Brian Cox & Jonathan Feeley who have secured places on the Fermanagh Club Championship All Star Team for 2017, an event which has been superbly organised and ran by the Teemore Shamrocks club. A gala ball will be held next Friday 20th October when the two lads along with the other 13 players will receive a number of items as well as a trophy to recognise their achievements.

Derrygonnelly having secured the Senior Championship title have 3 on the team while beaten finalists Devenish have 2. Both ourselves and Lisnaskea who contested the Intermediate decider have two each while Belnaleck who claimed the Junior crown have two as well. Tempo, Roslea, Ederney & Teemore are also represented. Well done to all, a fine achievement.

     

  

 

Oct 12, 2017 - Gritty U13 Girls Display Sees Them Turnover Knockninny

SECTION A: Playoff Game: Belcoo 0-3 v 0-2 Knockninny

Belcoo U13 Girls edged an incredibly tight affair with Knockninny this evening at a windswept MacNean Park, 0-3 to 0-2 the scoreline after an action packed 40minutes. The result of this playoff encounter now means Belcoo will meet Devenish again, next Monday to see who will compete in Division 1 at the end of season Divisional Semi Finals. 

Belcoo had lost by 6points to Knockninny 10days ago but a number of positional switches this evening reaped the rewards. At times in the closing stages, the O’Rahilly’s rode their luck as the visitors screwed pressurised efforts wide while their was a few close calls and scrambles near the goal line as well as some unreal pieces of goalkeeping by Riona Keaney.

 Cara Gray takes Belcoo up the field in the first half

There was some great defensive work on show throughout, Keaney the last line, showing super hands, calm and controlled clearances while thwarting a number of goal attempts. 

Rhianne McGuinness moved to full back to assist sister Ciara with Siofra McAloon returning to the corner. The three of them all cut out several dangerous moments with hands in to beat away the ball or else, they got to the ball first to claim possession as move upfield. 

Sam Martin, Mikayla Maguire and Cara Gray seen plenty of the ball in what was a strong half back line, claiming kickouts and supplying good balls into the forward line while working hard on and off the ball. Ciara Nolan and Niamh McAloon did sterling work in the middle of the field, curtailing the involvement of their opposite number who had did well in the previous meeting while Rachel Nolan, Eimear Gray and Lisa Lavery all battled gamely in attack. 

Eve Barrett, Scarlett O’Connor and Sinead Barrett where on form from early doors, swooping on several loose balls, making great runs to secure possession and this trio worked some neat moves between themselves, particularly late in the game to secure the win.

 Scarlett O'Connor wheels away from her marker and drives toward goal

 Belcoo had the wind in the first half, Sinead Barrett would have two good chances to score but it was third time lucky on 16minutes when she kicked what was the only score of the first period. Mikayla Maguire working a short free to Barrett who turned and split the posts.

The hosts had moved the ball well down the channels with Sam Martin, Cara Gray, Scarlett O’Connor and Eve Barrett to the fore as they took the game to Knockninny. The hosts going close with a few shots in what was difficult shooting conditions. At the back, super work in defence was the platform for the O’Rahilly’s good spells in attack and at half time, Knockninny hadn’t registered a score. 

In the second half Knockninny tied proceedings after 8minutes before Keaney made a fabulous save to deny a certain goal. Our defence continued to apply great disciplined tackles and with the game beginning to open up. Belcoo started to have more joy moving forward down the right side in particular. A good move with Martin, O’Connor and Eve Barrett seen Sinead Barrett slot over a point. 

 Siofra McAloon stoops to collect a loose ball ahead of her opponent

Good pressure by Rachel Nolan then forced a turnover on the left, Ciara Nolan and Niamh McAloon were involved in the build up as Scarlett O’Connor was fouled. Sam Martin narrowly missing the placed ball. 

Belcoo though would open up a two point gap with four minutes to play. Rhianne McGuinness begun the move, Sam Martin, O’Connor, Lisa Lavery and Eve Barrett were involved as they kept the ball away from Knockninny players before Sam Martin played a cross field ball to Eimear Gray who caught and swing over a fantastic score, her first of the season and it proved to be the winning one at the finish. 

Knockninny pressed hard, they did strike back for 0-3 to 0-2 and had four or five good opportunities in the dying minutes to level matters but Belcoo dug deep, blocked balls and seen out the final moments to secure the one point win. 

Belcoo now play Devenish in the final part of this playoff saga in Garrison at 7pm under lights on Monday 16th. Bus will be leaving at 6.10pm.

Team (15 a side). Riona Keaney, Ciara McGuinness, Rhianne McGuinness, Siofra McAloon, Sam Martin, Mikayla Maguire, Cara Gray, Niamh McAloon, Ciara Nolan, Eve Barrett, Rachel Nolan, Eimear Gray (0-1), Sinead Barrett (0-2), Lisa Lavery, Scarlett O’Connor.  

Upcoming Games
Senior

Newbridge (Ulster Intermediate Championship Quarter Final)
Saturday, Oct 28th
5:15 PM
in Celtic Park, Derry


Reserves
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Minor
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U16 Boys

Ederney (LEAGUE FINAL)
Saturday, Oct 21st
4:00 PM
in Roslea


U14 Boys
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U14 Girls
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U13 Girls
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U12
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U10
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