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Mar 21, 2019 - Under 15 Boys League Fixtures
The Under 15 Boys League gets underway this coming Saturday morning with a Home game against Derrygonnelly. We wish the players & management all the very best for the season ahead.
Mar 21, 2019 - Under 11.5 League Details
Under 11.5 League - DIVISION 3 - Gets underway this coming Saturday with a home game against Aughadrumsee. Fixtures & Rules attached for the season.
Rules for Under 11.5 (League)
a) A player shall have celebrated his/her 8th birthday prior to July 1st and be due to celebrate his/her 12th birthday on or after July 1st of the calendar year. This is a competition for boys and girls of an appropriate age for Primary 5, Primary 6 and Primary 7 only.
b) Smart Touch (size 3) footballs shall be used.
c) A player in possession of the ball is allowed one solo & one bounce or two solos and then must release the ball. If a player deliberately drops the ball to the ground or loses control of the ball once they have taken two touches, another player must touch the ball before the original player can touch the ball again. Penalty: Free kick from where foul occurred.
d) The ball may be lifted off the ground with the feet only.
e) All kickouts, restarts and free kicks can be taken from the hand or off the ground.
f) The player who is fouled takes the free and when an opponent fouls the ball e.g. overcarries it, the player nearest to the ball takes the free.
g) The opponent nearest to where the ball crosses the sideline, takes the sideline kick from the hands.
h) When a defender plays the ball over his/her own endline, the other team are awarded a free kick from the centre of the field opposite where the ball crossed the endline.
i) Playing Area is to be 90m x 40-50m (2 Playing Areas fit on 1 standard pitch).
j) Games are to be played at maximum 11 v 11.
k) Well secured portable goal posts shall be used (4.5m x 2.2m or similar). Training poles or flags may be used, when required. Cones shall be used to mark the boundary lines.
l) All scores (goals and points) are worth 1 point.
m) 4 periods of 10 minutes will be played as default. In the event of both teams agreeing, one further period of 10 minutes may be played. 50 minutes will be the maximum allowed playing time.
Mar 21, 2019 - Update 6: Last Man Standing
There are still 26 left going into the final week of Last Man Standing.
We may need to get the selections for the 4 National League Final Winners after this weekend to narrow the winning entrants. Currently if all 26 survive week 7 the sharing of the £500 will see people lift just under £20 each. More details will be revealed when we know how many survive week 7. Selections below.
Mar 13, 2019 - 5minutes with Stiofan Mullally our Main Sponsor
Stiofan Mullally of the Dugout Bar, Blacklion has been our main sponsor for 6years, we caught up with him and fired a few GAA related questions at him.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN BELCOO’S MAIN SPONSOR?
WHAT IS YOUR EARLIEST GAA MEMORY?
Watching Donegal win the All-Ireland in 1992, I was only 7.
DID YOU PLAY GAA AND WHAT POSITION?
I played all ages up to senior as a half back.
HOW GOOD WERE YOU?
I had great potential but lacked the commitment needed.
WHO WAS THE BEST PLAYER THAT YOU PLAYED WITH?
Too many to name.
WHAT WAS YOUR GREATEST MOMENT PLAYING GAA?
I hadn’t that many.
BEST BELCOO PLAYER YOU HAVE EVER SEEN
BEST GAA MATCH THAT YOU WERE EVER AT
Kerry V Dublin 2013 Championship Semi-final, it was unbelievable.
BEST COUNTY GAME YOU HAVE BEEN TO
Fermanagh at the Ulster Final 2018, the atmosphere in Clones and at the pitch was fantastic.
BEST SCORE YOU HAVE EVER SEEN
Owen Mulligan’s great goal against Dublin after two dummy solos.
WORST GAME YOU HAVE EVER WATCHED
Fermanagh in the Ulster Final 2018!
MOST IMPORTANT SKILL IN GAA
WHICH CLUB DO YOU LIKE TO SEE DO WELL IN FERMANAGH APART FROM BELCOO?
WHICH COUNTY DO YOU LIKE TO SEE DO WELL APART FROM FERMANAGH?
BEST THING ABOUT THE GAA
It is an amateur game played by committed professionals.
The Shawshank Redemption.
FAVOURITE HOLIDAY DESTINATION
Too many to name!
BEST ADVICE YOU HAVE EVER RECEIVED
The tip I got today (Wednesday) for the 4.50 at Cheltenham from Charlie Maguire
Mar 11, 2019 - Club Notes
P4 to P7 Skills Sessions continue this Saturday 16th March in the Community Centre or MUGA Pitch behind Centre (Weather Dependant). P6 & P7 Boys & Girls from 12noon to 1pm with the P4 & P5 Boys & Girls from 1pm to 2pm. Please bring drinks bottle, mouthguard and wear appropriate clothing.
Under 19 Cleenish Boys lost 2-10 to 0-9 away in Teemore on Sunday. They host Erne Gaels this Saturday at 12pm. Training continues Tuesday & Thursday night from 7pm for U15, U17 & U19 boys.
Under 16 Girls training continues tonight, Monday 11th March and Wednesday 13th March from 7pm to 8.15pm. There will be no Girls training on Monday 18th March with the Bank Holiday.
Best of Luck to Conor McAloon and Ciaran Flanagan who are part of the St. Michaels MacRory Cup Panel who play in the Final on Monday 18th March against Omagh CBS.
The Senior Ladies suffered an 8-11 to 1-3 defeat in their league opener in Lisnaskea on Sunday. Training continues at the field on Wednesday at 7pm and in KC Fitness on Thursday at 7pm.
The Senior Men had a 2-8 to 1-8 win in Eskra on Sunday. Training continues Tuesday night ahead of an away challenge in Killyclogher at 8pm on Friday.
MEMBERSHIP & ADVERTISING
Club Membership is due by the 31st March. We have several ways in which you can join. Club O'Raghalligh is one year formed this month and we have close to 150members at this stage. There are several benefits of signing up to the £20 a month subscription which includes your membership. Alternatively, there is a £10 a month option with other benefits or just make a one-off payment of £25 to be an Adult Club Member, £10 for Under 18's, £50 Family. Full details of all options can be found on the club website.
If any business would like to take up and Advertising Sign at the Football field. Please contact club Chairman Bernard Feeley. Again, details can be found on the club website.
SMOKE FREE CLUB
As part of the Club campaign to go ‘Smoke Free’ we hosted a Health Promotion Fair last Saturday which was very well attended. We thank all those who had tables and talks at the event as well as those who came out to support it. The Club is going Smoke Free this Wednesday 13th March.
Table Quiz in Jacks Bar on Friday 22nd March at 9pm. All welcome. Table of four is £20.
There are still 31 in the Last Man Standing as it enters week 6. Details on the club website.
Congratulations to Liam Magee who was elected to the position of Cathaoirleach of Coiste Naisiunta.
There was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot on Monday 4th March. Letters drawn were C, G, L, O, Z. Lucky dips went to Pascal Conway, Brian Lyndsky, Tony Cox and Clarissa Jones. Next draw is for a Jackpot of £5,800.
Mar 10, 2019 - Ladies Lose League Opener
SENIOR LADIES DIVISION 2: Lisnaskea 8-11 v 1-3 Belcoo
The Senior Ladies tasted defeat in their first outing in the Second Division on a wet and windy night in Lisnaskea on Sunday. The home side were relegated from Division 1 last season but they would run out handsome winners by the end, the half time introduction of former Fermanagh star, Sharon Murphy a key factor in their dominant second half display.
Belcoo had the better of the first half but they failed to turn possession and chances into scores. They O’Rahilly’s bossed the opening quarter, playing some great football and held a 0-2 to 0-0 lead. A few early wides were kicked before a 6th minute point from Amanda McGrath got Belcoo on the scoreboard. Ciana McGrath, who’d an excellent hour, made a great turnover in the defence. Aine Barrett, Lisa Stewart and Joan Rice were all involved down the right wing before Bronagh Conway received the ball in front of goal and feed the supporting McGrath who fired over.
The second point was scored without a Lisnaskea player touching the ball at any stage. Linda McGovern’s kickout was gathered by Aoife Keaney who turned and powered forward before popping a good ball into Aine Barrett who was fouled. Lisa Stewart split the posts from the resulting free kick. Belcoo were moving the ball well and winning battles all over the field. Stacey McCabe, Crona Higgins and Michelle Cullen helped pin back the hosts from kickouts, Aoife Keaney fired against the post from distance while Bronagh Conway fired wide when well placed. Other half chances came and went with misplaced passes and interceptions being made close to goal.
Lisnaskea forward threat had been nullified to this juncture but they began to have some joy in the attacking third of the field. 16th & 18th minute goals were scored, both soft concessions from Belcoo’s point of view. Two points were added before Belcoo got themselves going again. A side-line ball was worked between McCabe and Keaney with Lisa Stewart knocking over a good score from distance.
Belcoo again turned over some Lisnaskea kickouts but they couldn’t add any scores as a number of final passes were overhit as the Skea keeper came from her line to claim. The hosts finished with two late points to lead 2-4 to 0-3 at half time.
Belcoo needed to make a good start to the second half and they did, Stacey McCabe’s low ball into Bronagh Conway was gathered and fired to the net by the forward to cut the deficit to four points. Unfortunately for Belcoo, they didn’t get back up the field a whole pile over the remaining 25minutes. Lisnaskea had introduced a few players at half time and they simply ran through and starting rifling in goals.
The visitors couldn’t claim any primary possession from the restarts and the scores kept being added by the winners. Belcoo to their credit continued to work hard. They had half chances for goals at the other end with Laura Mellor and Aine Barrett forcing saves from the keeper but four goals in the last eight minutes seen Lisnaskea record a big victory by the full time whistle.
The next league game isn’t for three weels when Belcoo travel to Irvinestown. Training continues on Wednesday at 7pm.
Team (15 a side) Linda McGovern, Arlene Furey, Leona McNulty, Sinead McCabe, Ciana McGrath, Michelle Cullen, Tamara Dolan, Stacey McCabe, Crona Higgins, Aine Barrett, Lisa Stewart (0-2), Aoife Keaney, Amanda McGrath (0-1), Joan Rice, Bronagh Conway (1-0). Subs Used, Stephanie McGovern, Niamh McAloon, Karina Lyndsky and Laura Mellor.
Mar 10, 2019 - U19 Boys Suffer First Loss
U19 Division 2: Teemore 2-10 v 0-9 Belcoo
Our U19’s had their third outing of the year against Teemore on Sunday afternoon. Unfortunately, it turned out to be our first loss of the year. Conditions were poor and unusually our boys just did not perform to there full capacity on the day. Once again, It should be noted that our team fields a lot of very young men, some of whom are still playing U17 football but continue to show an appetite to play football at higher age grades and represent the club.
To be fair, we looked a little tired and indeed some of our players were playing their second game of the weekend. All of our boys are working very hard and deserve credit for the effort and application they are putting in. It’s important that we offer them all the support we can as coaches and a club.
They are the players of the future of this club. All Belcoo men within the Cleenish amalgamation are doing us proud. It’s a long road for all of us involved but hopefully we can learn from days like today. After a very even first half, we managed to go 4 points clear early in the second half and appeared to be in control.
It would be fair to say that the game was probably lost along the line by the management team rather than the players on the field at that point. We went in to concede 2 very soft goals and the heavy conditions managed to wear us down towards the end. Training continues for all on Tuesday and Thursday evening.
By Barry Hanrahan
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