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Jul 23, 2018 - Fixtures (Monday 23rd July to Sunday 29th July)
Fixtures for the week:
Jul 23, 2018 - Club Notes
Our Under 8 and Under 10s took part at the Blitz in Lissan last Saturday. Training continues for P1-P6’s this Saturday from 11am. Cul Camp will be in Belcoo from Monday 30th July to Friday 3rd August.
Our Under 14 Girls lost 5-7 to 3-3 to Kinawley last week but beat Derrygonnelly 4-4 to 2-9. They are in playoff tonight (Monday) against Knockninny in Belnaleck to see who meets Kinawley in the Division 1 League Final. Throw in 7.15pm, bus leaving 6.20pm.
Our Under 13 Boys began their league last week, they suffered a 9-6 to 1-2 defeat at home to Belnaleck. They travel to Roslea for an 11am throw in this Saturday. Bus leaving 9.20am. Training continues Monday & Wednesday at 6.30pm.
Our Under 17 Boys began their league last week with a 6-21 to 4-5 victory in Brookeboro. They are in action this Wednesday, with a home game against Ederney, throw in 7.30pm, players to be at the pitch for 6.50pm.
The Reserves recorded a 2-17 to 1-9 victory at home to Derrygonnelly on Saturday. They travel to Ederney this Saturday in the last game knowing a win will see them promoted. Throw in 6.30pm.
The Senior Men had two wins at the weekend as they extended their winning run to 8 games. On Friday a 1-7 to 1-6 victory was recorded over Belanleck while on Sunday they beat Derrylin on a 1-17 to 1-14 scoreline. This Friday they host Brookeboro, throw in 8pm.
The Senior Ladies game with Maguiresbridge was called off on Sunday as the opposition were unable to field. No fixtures are know at present for this coming weekend.
Club O’Raghallaigh Membership is now over 90. It would be great to hit the 100 mark by the end of the month. Details on club website or available from all committee members.
The club would like to thank all those who helped out and those who contributed to our toll bridge collection last Saturday, your support was greatly appreciated. Amounts raised were £814.76 and €1,185.66.
The John Paul Awards Group are looking for any unwanted backpacks. If you have some please give them to Carol Corrigan or Angela Read. With Cul Camp coming up again or with school having finished their might be old ones in good shape that can be used.
There was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot on Monday 16th July. Letters drawn were H, L, Q, R, T. Lucky dips went to John Joe Stewart, Bernard Feeley, Angela Greenan, Roseleen Holihead. Next Jackpot is for £4,150.
Jul 22, 2018 - Senior Men Make It Eight Wins In A Row
SENIOR LEAGUE DIVISION 2: Belcoo 1-17 v 1-14 Derrylin
Belcoo Senior Men made it eight wins on the spin with a 1-17 to 1-14 success at the splendid surroundings of MacNean Park on Sunday lunchtime as they seen off the challenge of Derrylin. Tied with 20minutes to play, Belcoo hit six in a row to push clear and ultimately win the contest.
In the opening exchanges it was the O’Rahilly’s who’d began well as Paul McGrath and Aaron Dolan (2) had the home side off to a fine start. Derrylin cut the deficit to one with two points.
Things continued to be quite open with chances coming at both ends, scores were traded as Gary Maguire and Paul McGrath pointed for Belcoo before Derrylin struck their goal to put them ahead 1-4 to 0-5.
Belcoo’s response was almost immediate, they broke downfield but Aaron Dolan seen his shot hit the underside of the crossbar, bounce down and be gathered by a Derrylin defender. The hosts would kick a few scores, Gary Maguire, Conor McAloon and Paul McGrath all on target as they edged themselves back into the contest before half time.
Eoin Shiels takes his side forward during the second half
In the final few minutes they got themselves ahead, Dean McDermott popped over a point while Niall Cullen rattled a goal when he snapped onto a loose ball inside the 14m box to fire into the roof of the net. Half time 1-9 to 1-7 to Belcoo.
Paul McGrath would open the scoring in the second half but Derrylin were to hit three in a row to tie matters at 1-10 a piece. Belcoo would click into gear and rattle off a half dozen points to affectly claim their success. James McGrath launching over a great score from distance to start the run off. Aaron Dolan added the next with Goalkeeper Gary Doherty coming forward to kick a 45. Captain Niall McGovern hit an excellent score from the right wing with Paul McGrath knocked over a free before Dolan made it 1-16 to 1-10.
Derrylin applied good pressure in the closing moments, four points were kicked while they struck the post going for goal. Belcoo would hit one more before the finish, Gary Doherty coming from his goals to land a 48metre free.
Team: Gary Doherty (0-2), Martin Corrigan, Niall McGovern, Shane McAloon, Dean McDermott (0-1), Niall McGovern (0-1), Gerard McHugh, Paul McGrath (0-5), James McGrath (0-1), Conor McAloon (0-1), Niall Cullen (1-0), Michael McGourty, Gary Maguire (0-2), Aaron Dolan (0-4), Eoin Shiels. Subs Used. Philip Leonard, John Scott, Brian Lyndsky, Anthony Kerrigan.
SENIOR DIVISION 2 LEAGUE TABLE:
Jul 21, 2018 - Senior Men Take Derby Honours
SENIOR LEAGUE DIVISION 2: Belnaleck 1-6 v 1-7 Belcoo
Belcoo would take the spoils in the parish derby with Belnaleck on Friday evening. The only time the O’Rahilly’s led in the game was in the final few minutes as Paul McGrath slotted a free to give them the 1-7 to 1-6 victory. It’s now 7 straight league wins for the sky blues as they look certain to secure a top four slot with four games to play.
This was an incredibly low scoring affair on a ropey pitch with a tricky wind at the road end. Belcoo attacked that way in the opening half and despite holding the lion share of the ball, they returned just the one point in the first half, Aaron Dolan the scoretaker.
At the other end of the field veteran forward Mark Gallagher had registered twice from play with Darragh McGurn hitting a free kick. Belnaleck has set up defensively and the visitors were working the ball well to the 45m line. Dean McDermott, Eoin Shiels, Gerard McHugh and the McGrath brothers were getting on a lot of ball.
At the back for Belcoo just three points were conceded with the wind favouring the hosts. Steely determined defending from Shane McAloon, Niall Leonard, Martin Corrigan and captain Niall McGovern seen them turnover attacks on several occasions. Half time 0-3 to 0-1.
Paul McGrath takes his side forward during Friday's Derby Clash
It was to take 8minutes for a first score of the second half, Paul McGrath weaving in for a left footed point to half the deficit. Again Belcoo were having the better of the possession but failing to produce scores. Against the run of play a long hopeful ball forward by Belnaleck bounced over a Belcoo defender and the hosts found the net, moments later they hit a point, 1-4 to 0-2. It looked like job done as scores were hard to come by.
Belcoo though continued to work hard and they eked out a point from Aaron Dolan before they worked a somewhat scrappy. Gerard McHugh galloping down the left wing, cutting inside he looked like he’d lost the ball but somehow got it back, he was through on goal, the keeper saved but Gary Maguire was on hand to toe poke the ball to the net from close range. The O’Rahilly’s back to within a point. 1-4 to 1-3.
Kane Connor & Dean McDermott do battle
Belcoo levelled from a well struck Gary Doherty 45, Belnaleck edged ahead again, Kane Connor stroking a fine effort from the outside of the boot before a young substitute put two between them. Conor McAloon halved the deficit again with a free kick, 1-6 to 1-5 with five to play.
Paul McGrath would kick the final two scores of the game as he levelled it up and knocked over what proved the winner a minute before the game entered stoppage time.
Goalkeeper Gary Doherty would make a fine save to deny Cullen a fisted goal as a ball dropped into the square late on but it was to be Belcoo’s evening as they make the short journey home with the victory secured. They are in action on Sunday at 12pm, home to Derrylin.
Team: Gary Doherty (0-1), Martin Corrigan, Niall Leonard, Shane McAloon, Dean McDermott, Niall McGovern, Gerard McHugh, Paul McGrath (0-3), James McGrath, Michael McGourty, Niall Cullen, Conor McAloon (0-1), Eoin Shiels, Aaron Dolan (0-2), Gary Maguire (1-0). Sub Philip Leonard.
Division 2 League Table
Jul 18, 2018 - U17s Off To A Flier In High Scoring Win
U17 Division 3: Brookeboro 4-5 v 6-21 Belcoo
The Under 17 Boys got off to a flying start in Brookeboro this evening as they recorded a 6-21 to 4-5 victory playing some great football. It was an all round team display with hard work from each man as they won all sectors of the field. Passages of simple football cut the home defence wide open at times as a clinical O’Rahilly’s side hit some superb scores.
The hosts would open the scoring with a point and looked lively in the first few minutes before the returning Daniel O’Connor and the ever improving Ben McNulty stopped their man getting any real touches of the ball after this.
Lawrence McKeown holds on tight to possession in the opening half
The O’Rahilly’s took 3minutes to open their account. The midfield pairing of Oisin O’Loughlin and Oran McCann bossed that area throughout, the pair combined with Lawrence McKeown who set marauding wing back Emmett McGuinness up for the opening score. O’Loughlin was to claim the next kickout and play a long diagonal ball into Josh Killilea who fed the supporting Cian White, he offloaded to McGuinness and Belcoo had the lead.
White had a good hour and he claimed the next kickout, fed Lawrence McKeown and he pointed from distance before McKeown ran in for a 6th minute goal after good work from O’Loughlin in the middle again. Brookeboro would respond with a goal of their own but Belcoo would dominate the remainder of the half as they clicked into gear, hitting some well worked scores.
Lawrence McKeown knocked over two good points off both feet either side of Oran McCann slotting over having worked a short 45 with Cian White. Belcoo illustrated how simple the game of football is with a 12th minute goal. Jamie Ray’s long kick to the middle of the field was marked by Oisin O’Loughlin, he turned and sprayed a one bounce pass into Josh Killilea, O’Loughlin followed his pass to take the ball back from Killilea, he popped a fist pass through to the overlapping Patrick Martin who smartly finished to the net. 2-6 to 1-1 at this juncture.
Ben McNulty comes out of defence following a turnover
Brookeboro would hit a point but another simple score was registered by Belcoo, Ray’s kickout claimed by McKeown this time in midfield, he sent Patrick Martin scampering away with a racking pass for a well taken point. Emmett McGuinness would create a point for McKeown before the wing back chipped the keeper for a third Belcoo goal. It was all Belcoo at this stage, O’Loughlin snapped onto a break, fed Killilea who breezed past his man for a first point of the night.
Coming to half time Brookeboro ventured forward but they were met twice with superb blocks by Ben McNulty and Gerry Nolan. Elsewhere Conor McKeown was brave to a break ball that set his side up for their next score, brother Lawrence the score taker before he netted a great goal, powering through and finding the top left corner. Cian White would claim another kickout coming to half time to set McKeown up for a point while Killilea created a score for Oisin O’Loughlin before the interval. Half time 4-12 to 1-3.
Oisin O'Loughlin powers forward in the second half
Some points were added early in the half, McKeown (3) and Martin (2) before a period of sloppy play for 10minutes allowed Brookeboro back into with two goals before the ship was steadied. Daniel O’Connor sharply onto a ball he’s no right to win and gain a free. Belcoo worked the ball upfield from the free, Oran McCann, Gerry Nolan and Oisin O’Loughlin involved before Emmett McGuinness netted.
O’Loughlin followed up with a free after Nolan was fouled while the Brookeboro keeper came from his goals, miss-hit his clearance under pressure from Jack Greene, the ball came to McGuinness who lobbed the keeper from 35yards as he ran back to his goals.
In the latter stages, two more Patrick Martin points and one from Josh Killilea rounded off the scoring on a good night for the sky blues. Training continues Sunday at 2pm before a home game on Wednesday with Ederney, throw in 7.30pm.
Team (13 a side). Jamie Ray, Daniel O’Connor, Ben McNulty, Emmett McGuinness (3-2), Gerry Nolan, Conor McKeown, Oran McCann (0-1), Oisin O’Loughlin (0-2), Cian White, Lawrence McKeown (2-9), Patrick Martin (1-5), Josh Killilea (0-2), Jack Greene.
Jul 17, 2018 - Spirited Display From Belcoo as Kinawley Remain Unbeaten
U14 Girls Division 1: Belcoo 3-3 v 5-7 Kinawley
The Under 14 girls put up a spirited display against an unbeaten Kinawley side, fresh from claiming their All Ireland Feile title, at MacNean Park this evening, the visitors running out 5-7 to 3-3 winners.
There was excellent defensive displays by the young O’Rahilly’s, one occasion in the opening half seen five blocks in 30seconds deny Kinawley a score. Kinawley were to make the early running and had two deflected goals on the scoreboard inside 8minutes. Belcoo were under plenty of pressure but Riona Keaney was in great form between the sticks, her kickouts first class with some mighty sweeper keeper work to prevent a few more goals.
The excellent Mikayla Maguire makes a break upfield having won possession
The full back line had a tremendous game from start to finish, Siofra McAloon strong under pressure when claiming back possession and making some super distributions of the ball. Ciara McGuinness likewise was quick to cut out any danger while standing her opponent up well. Rhianne McGuinness had the unenviable task of curtailing the talented Keelan Murphy, McGuinness has a great game in doing that while also foraging upfield on occasions.
Mikayla Maguire at wing back was strong and powerful having grown as the game progressed, she was the driving force throughout the second half for her side. Elsewhere Scarlett O’Connor and Eve Barrett were the outlets on two wings with Ciara Nolan having a very good second half at centre forward.
Ciara Nolan makes a break with Abbie McGovern supporting
Kinawley had 2-6 on the board before Belcoo scored. Sinead Barrett pointing after a long run coming to half time. Eimear Gray went close with a goal effort, while Eve Barrett and Rachel Nolan seen chances blocked down. Half time 2-6 to 0-1 in Kinawley’s favour.
Belcoo would dominate the ball in the second half. An early goal from Sinead Barrett seen the O’Rahilly’s cut the deficit but Kinawley would hit their third. Belcoo went on to have a few good chances for scores, Kinawley pressured shots and made blocks to deny efforts before Eve Barrett weaved through the defence for a well taken goal.
Ciara Nolan was to hit a wonderful point after some strong and direct running through the visiting defence as she continues to grow in confidence with every game. Abbie McGovern had held firm despite strong attention from her opponent on the left wing as she helped shift the ball infield for Eve Barrett to duke in for a second goal five minutes from time to pull it back to 4-6 to 3-2.
Eve Barrett scoops the ball up and races away from her opponent
Kinawley were to hit the crossbar before slotting over a point but Mikayla Maguire matched the effort with a well taken point after a lung bursting run down the right wing. Kinawley would hit the final score of the game, a fifth goal to maintain their 100% winning record. Belcoo have now finished with 3 wins from their 6 Division 1 games and will likely meet Knockninny in a playoff to see who meets Kinawley in the League Final.
Belcoo play Derrygonnelly on Thursday in a challenge game at the Harps venue, bus leaving 5.30pm.
Team (15 a side). Riona Keaney, Ciara McGuinness, Rhianne McGuinness, Siofra McAloon, Mikayla Maguire (0-1), Eimear Magee, Niamh Cullen, Sinead Barrett (1-1), Cara Gray, Eve Barrett (2-0), Ciara Nolan (0-1), Scarlett O’Connor, Abbie McGovern, Rachel Nolan, Eimear Gray. Subs Caitlin Nolan and Lisa Lavery.
Jul 16, 2018 - Fixtures (Monday 16th July to Sunday 22nd July)
Following the Youth Break for the first fortnight in July. Its back to business this week. The Under 14 Girls return to action with two games while both the Under 13 & Under 17 Boys team beginning their competitive seasons in Division 3. We wish the players and management well for the forthcoming season.
On top of that there is 3 adult games over the weekend so plenty for all ages.
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