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Apr 20, 2019 - Rousing Second Half Sees Reserves Beat Harps

ERNE CUP DIVISION 1: Belcoo 4-8 v 0-15 Derrygonnelly Harps

A rousing second half display from the sky blue O’Rahilly’s on a glorious evening seen them come from four points down at the interval to win by five by the finish, outscoring their purple and gold opponents 2-7 to 0-4 in the second half. For a change, there wasn’t a wind, it was a perfect night for football on the shores of Lough MacNean as the sun set behind the far goals.

There was a large crowd in attendance and by the end of the first quarter, not many if any would have foreseen a Belcoo victory. Derrygonnelly had been completely dominant, they moved into a 0-5 to no score lead and looked like it was going to be a very comfortable night for the Harps.

From nowhere Belcoo hit three of the next four scores, two of these were goals and with 21minutes played, the hosts somehow lead by one, 2-1 to 0-6. Goalkeeper Gary Doherty had pinged a 45 on 17minutes to get his side on the scoreboard before Matthew McAloon cut in from the left wing and squeezed the ball into the net at the near post. The Harps responded with a point but McAloon soon went on another run, this time he was upended inside the box and Ronan Meehan coolly dispatched the penalty kick.

Now, it was as good as it got for Belcoo in the half, normal service was resumed as an impressive Harps side rattled off five unanswered points to lead 0-11 to 2-1 by half time.

The O’Rahilly’s emerged from the break much better, first to all balls, tenacious in the tackle and they began to turn the tide. Ronan Meehan popped over an early free with McAloon and Meehan registering neat points from play as their side now started to find gaps in the Harps defence. The visitors did knock over a free but the turning point was a loose pass in the middle sector by the Harps, Declan Leonard, who rolled back the years on Friday night, made the interception, raced forward 45yards and slipped the ball across to Matthew McAloon who palmed it into the net. 3-4 to 0-12 with 39minutes on the clock.

Buoyed by leading again Belcoo kept the foot down, around the middle Leonard, Brian Lyndsky and Barry McGovern were going well, Matthew McAloon and Ian Corrigan inside were causing plenty of bother and the swagger which the Harps had started the game with had faded. It was game on, and it was the Belcoo men who had the better appetite for it.

Gary McGovern made a great turnover and found Ian Corrigan who in turn fed Ronan Meehan for an excellently crafted score. Corrigan then had a glorious opportunity for a goal, it was arguably the move of the night as Belcoo cut open the defence but Corrigan slide the ball narrowly wide when looking for the bottom right corner of the net. It remained 3-5 to 0-12.

The miss stalled the momentum the O’Rahilly’s had built up, Derrygonnelly had been thrown a lifeline and they had a few minutes on the ball, registering just the one score against a dogged home defence to half the deficit. Matthew McAloon landed a fine score from the left wing after taking a great pass from Daire Keaney on 53minutes before the result was secured five minutes from time.

Brendan McPartland was alert to a loose ball and found substitute James Gillespie, he fed McAloon who popped the ball to another substitute Aaron Dolan who drove in along the byline and fisted the ball across the goalmouth for Gerard McHugh, another substitute, to palm into the net, 4-6 to 0-13.

James Gillespie added a left footed point following good work from McHugh while Matthew McAloon popped over another. Derrygonnelly could only match these two points late on as Belcoo finished up deserving winners after an excellent second half.

Team: Gary Doherty (0-1), Anthony Kerrigan, Shane McAloon, Brendan McPartland, Michael McGourty, Brian Lyndskey, Gary McGovern, James McGourty, Declan Leonard, Barry McGovern, Ronan Meehan (1-3), John Scott, Matthew McAloon (2-3), Ian Corrigan, Daire Keaney. Subs Gerard McHugh (1-0), Dean McDermott, James Gillespie (0-1), Aaron Dolan.

Apr 18, 2019 - Easter Weekend Activities

Easter Weekends Football

Friday 19th : Reserve Men Home v Derrygonnelly, throw in 7pm.

Saturday 20th : U15 Boys Home v Enniskillen Gaels, throw in 11am

Saturday 20th : P1-P4 Training at 11.45am.

Saturday 20th : U11.5 Mixed Team Away v Tempo, throw in 3pm, players to be in Tempo for 2.30pm - if your child will be there, please let Barry know on 07795840698.

Saturday 20th : Senior Men Away v Brookeborough, throw in 6pm.

Apr 18, 2019 - Harps U16 Girls Keep 100% Winning Record

U16 Girls Division 2: Derrygonnelly 5-13 v 0-6 Belcoo

Derrygonnelly Harps maintained their 100% winning record with a good home win over Belcoo, the Harps 5-13 to 0-6 victors by the finish. The home side made a blistering start to the contest and rattled in 2-4 in the opening ten minutes. Bronagh Smyth with two well taken goals after nice passages of play while Dervla Duffy and Stephanie Jones were among the points.

Belcoo were struggling to get to the pace of the game and match the power being produced by the home side in the opening quarter. Having lost Aine Barrett to an early injury, the visitors eventually settled and began to make some turnovers while they got on a lot more ball and got themselves downfield to register two points.

Ciana McGrath receiving a short free from Sinead Barrett before firing over from distance while a good move and some patient play seen the ball recycled to Abbie McGovern who slotted over a fine point under pressure. 2-4 to 0-2 with 16minutes played.

The game became much more even for the next period as Belcoo began to match their opponents, the Harps forced to fire a few wides as the pressure was applied. Smyth and Jones did land points but some good work by Scarlett O’Connor and Rachel Nolan seen Sinead Barrett register for Belcoo to leave it 2-6 to 0-3 at the interval.

The second period continued to be tight in the opening ten minutes, both sides matched each other with some great pieces of defending. Siofra McAloon was again going well at the back for Belcoo. The O’Rahilly’s lost Ciana McGrath to an injury after she won a penalty for her side. Sinead Barrett took the kick but the goalkeeper Aife Campbell pushed the ball over the bar for a point.

Derrygonnelly would take control of the tie at this juncture, the pinned back Belcoo and hit three goals in seven minutes. The Belcoo response was an excellent Sinead Barrett run and score while Caitlyn Nolan made a brave block on the wing.

The Harps would finish strongly, registering seven points as the Belcoo challenge wilted. Sinead Barrett again the O’Rahilly’s scorer after sister Eve had did well but the game was to finish 5-13 to 0-6. For Belcoo, Eimear Gray put in a fine display with Siofra McAloon and Ciana McGrath going well prior to her injury. Derrygonnelly have now advanced to the League Final. Belcoo have to play Lisnaskea on Monday and Ederney on Wednesday. They must win both to join Derrygonnelly in the decider.

Team: 15 a side: Riona Keaney, Eimear Gray, Niamh McAloon, Rhianne McGuinness, Siofra McAloon, Cara Gray, Ciara Parker, Ciana McGrath (0-1), Sinead Barrett (0-4), Ciara Nolan, Aine Barrett, Scarlett O’Connor, Eve Barrett, Rachel Nolan, Abbie McGovern (0-1). Subs, Niamh Cullen, Caitlyn Nolan and Ciara McGuinness.

Division 2 P W D L Pts
Derrygonnelly 4 4 0 0 12
Belcoo 4 2 0 2 6
Ederney 4 2 0 2 6
Lisnaskea 4 0 0 4 0

Apr 14, 2019 - Comfortable Win In Coa For Senior Men

Senior League Division 2: Coa 0-5 v 3-20 Belcoo

The Senior Men bounced back from last weekends defeat with a comfortable win in Coa on Sunday afternoon. The hosts were without several of their key players and the game really was only a contest for a short period of time as Belcoo led by 10 at the interval and pushed further and further clear in the second half.

By the break it was 1-9 to 0-2. The Coa scores both coming from Darren McQuade but Belcoo had been dominant. They probably overplayed and overcrowded the scoring zone at times in the first half hour but they eventually found a good rhythm and started taking better options and seen the scoreboard start ticking.

All but one of the O’Rahilly’s scores on the day were from play, a Gary Doherty 45 in the closing stages the only set piece. Ciaran Flaherty opened the scoring, Jonathan Feeley was next to slot over before Flaherty registered his second via the inside of the post from the right wing. Paul McGrath and Philip Leonard got themselves on the scoreboard then before Flaherty (2) and Feeley had Belcoo 0-7 to 0-1 ahead.

Belcoo would register their first goal when Eoin Shiels did well on the right to release Ciaran Flaherty who drilled an excellent effort across the keeper into the bottom left corner. Darren McQuade responded with a free before Aaron Dolan got forward from wing back to raise a white flag while Feeley finished the scoring in the opening half.

Belcoo continued where they left off and the points were added at an increasing rate as they pinned back the home team. Jonathan Feeley, Aaron Dolan, Brian Cox and substitute Conor McAloon quickly added two when he was introduced to push his side 1-14 to 0-2 ahead.

The O’Rahilly’s got there second goal when Paul McGrath cut out a pass and Belcoo were in an overload situation. McGrath, Philip Leonard and Conor McAloon swiftly exchanged passes with the latter playing the ball across the goals for McGrath to tap the ball into the net.

Philip Leonard kicked a great point having caught a long kick pass, Conor McAloon and Paul McGrath also split the posts again before Ciaran Flaherty gathered a fine pass by Christopher Leonard and drove in to find the net with a carbon copy finish of his first half goal.

Two frees from Ryan Beacom and a good point from Gary Lynch was all Coa could muster in this half. Belcoo added three more before the finish, Doherty’s aforementioned 45, Philip Leonard and Dean McDermott rounding off the scoring on what was a comfortable hour for the visitors.

Team: Gary Doherty (0-1), Martin Corrigan, Niall McGovern, Dean McDermott (0-1), Aaron Dolan (0-2), Niall Leonard, Eoin Shiels, Brian Cox (0-1), Christopher Leonard, Paul McGrath (1-2), Ciaran Flaherty (2-3), Gerard McHugh, Philip Leonard (0-3), Jonathan Feeley (0-4), Michael McGourty. Subs Conor McAloon (0-3), Brendan McPartland.

Apr 13, 2019 - Devenish Edge Reserve Game

ERNE CUP DIVISION 1: Devenish 0-11 v 1-7 Belcoo

Devenish edged a poor Reserve Men’s affair in Garrison by a single point on a windswept evening, the hosts 0-10 to 1-6 victors. Conditions definitely played there part in the standard on football on show. The game never sparked into any life as Devenish, who played against an incredible strong breeze in the opening half, registered the first three scores.

Ruairi Doherty with two close range frees either side of a Ciaran Mulrone point from play. 
Belcoo took 11minutes to score, it was a fine pointed free from out on the left wing by Ronan Meehan. The O’Rahilly’s were struggling to get anything going, Gerard Mellor trying his best around the middle with Gary McGovern going rightly at wing back but the supply to Ian Corrigan, who’d made many’s a good run, hadn’t been great, some overhit, others the defenders side meaning the home team were on the offensive again. 

Tristan Treacy got forward to put three between them on 20minutes however Ronan Meehan knocked over a great point from play for Belcoo. The O’Rahilly’s then hit the front with the games only goal. A good move started by Mellor in midfield and worked down the left between James Gillespie and Ronan Meehan seen Mellor join the attack 25metres out, he broke through on goal, the keeper saved the effort with Ian Corrigan on hand to roll the rebound into the net. 

Ian Corrigan then added a point but Devenish finished the half strongly, Gary Doherty making a superb save In the Belcoo goals however points from Darren Brady and Caolan Feeley for a draw at the break. 0-6 to 1-3. 

Devenish began brightly with the wind now in their favour, two points in four minutes and they were looking like they were going to enjoy this half. Belcoo to their credit kept the ball much better playing into the wind. 

Remarkably there wasn’t a score of any kind for a full 16minutes. Ronan Meehan pointing a free with 10minutes to play halving the deficit to one. 0-8 to 1-4. 

Belcoo would level after a good move upfield, James Gillespie firing over when going for the top corner. Draw game. Meehan finished a great bit of work by Brendan McPartland with a score to send Belcoo to the lead however 30seconds later it was tied again, Mulrone responding. 

Ruairi Doherty and Meehan trades frees as the game edged to added time level. Luke Robinson launching over a point from around the 45metre line to secure the victory for his side. 

Team (13 a side) Gary Doherty, Brian Lyndsky, Brendan McPartland, John Scott, Michael McGourty, Gary McGovern, Gerard Mellor, James McGourty, Daire Keaney, Ronan Meehan (0-5, 3f), Shane Doherty, James Gillespie (0-1), Ian Corrigan (1-1). Sub Oisin Leonard. 

Apr 10, 2019 - Second Win In 48hours for U16 Girls

U16 Girls Division 2: Belcoo 9-11 v 1-11 Ederney

Belcoo Under 16 Girls won a second game in 48hours when they recorded a 9-11 to 1-11 win over Ederney at MacNean Park this evening. The scoreline is somewhat flattering as Ederney were the better team throughout the opening half however late goals gave Belcoo the edge at the interval 4-1 to 1-7.

It was a rather subdued display by the hosts but at the halfway stage in the league, they’ve two wins from three outings.

From the outset Ederney were much brighter and sharper on the ball and to the loose ball while there physical presence seen the home side drop several balls in the tackle as the visitors were winning nearly all the early battles. Aine Walsh would hit five points in the opening 7minutes for her side as Belcoo struggled to get out of first gear.

Cara Gray stepped up the mark in defence to put a halt to Ederney’s dominance, now tasked with looking after Walsh, the Ederney attacker influence on the tie waned as Gray produced another solid display for her side.

Also stepping up was Aoife Keaney who grabbed possession 30metres from goal, drove through the Ederney defence and fired in a first goal, there was 17minutes on the clock at this stage. Sinead Barrett followed suit moments later before Ederney tied proceedings at 2-0 to 0-6 with 21minutes played.

Belcoo began to awaken from their ropey beginning, the goals raising the confidence levels a bit, Eve Barrett glided in from the right to fire over a good point while both Keaney and Rachel Nolan hit the net with Ederney responding with a quick 1-1 at the other end. Belcoo, having played for about 5minutes in the half, led by three at the break, 4-1 to 1-7.

The second half was a completely different story, while Ederney hit the opening score, Belcoo would play some much better football as they worked the ball downfield to get the scoreboard ticking over at a good and steady rate. Ederney still had their moments but Eimear Gray followed up Monday’s good display with another steady shift in the full back line while wing backs Siofra McAloon and Ciara Parker again excelled.

Moving forward, things began to click into gear with much better movement, use of the space and more accurate foot and hand passes. Aine Barrett got on an enormous amount of ball over the hour while the rest of the forwards began to see much more of the football as the O’Rahilly’s penned back Ederney for a five minute spell that yielded three more goals. Each of the three Barrett girls accounting for one a piece. Eve and Sinead both running in from the right wing and finding the roof of the net with Aine firing in from close range. 7-1 to 1-8 the scoreboard now read.

The next seven scores in the game were points, Ederney hitting two while Sinead Barrett fired over from close range and Scarlett O’Connor quickly rattled two over from distance in the space of 60seconds as her influence on proceedings grew. Aine Barrett was next to split the posts while substitute Abbie McGovern made another positive impact from the bench, getting hands on the ball and recycling it to teammates while she too slotted over a fine point from play.

The visitors would hit what was their last score with ten minutes to play and make it 7-6 to 1-11 but Belcoo would finsh the game well. Mikayla Maguire, who’d did very little wrong all night, was rewarded with a goal while Aine Barrett and Rachel Nolan also netted, Nolan’s after a good turn and duke away from her marker.

Five points from the hosts finished the game off, all of which were well struck efforts, Mikayla Maguire, Rachel Nolan, Aine Barrett (2) and Scarlett O’Connor on the mark. The game seen a 10minutes return to playing for Ciana McGrath who’s missed the opening two games with injury while Niamh Cullen and Sam Martin remain sidelined.

The next game is against unbeaten Derrygonnelly next Wednesday at the Harps venue. Training continues Monday at 7pm.

Team: (15 a side) Riona Keaney, Eimear Gray, Cara Gray, Niamh McAloon, Ciara Parker, Rhianne McGuinness, Ciara Parker, Aoife Keaney (2-0), Sinead Barrett (2-1), Ciara Nolan, Aine Barrett (1-3), Scarlett O’Connor (0-3), Eve Barrett (1-1), Rachel Nolan (2-1), Mikayla Maguire (1-1). Subs Abbie McGovern (0-1), Caitlyn Nolan, Ciara McGuinness.

Apr 8, 2019 - U13 Boys Meeting for Parents / Guardians

A meeting of parents / guardians of Boys eligible to play Under 13 football this season for Belcoo O’Rahilly’s will take place in St Columban’s PS this Thursday the 11th April at 8.15pm. All parents / guardians with boys born in 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 are invited to attend.

Upcoming Games
Senior Men

Saturday, Apr 20th
6:00 PM
in Brookeborough

Senior Ladies

Aughadrumsee (Div 2 League)
Sunday, Apr 28th
6:00 PM
in Belcoo

Reserve Men

Saturday, May 4th
6:30 PM
in Belcoo

U19 Boys
No upcoming games...

U17 Boys
No upcoming games...

U16 Girls

Monday, Apr 22nd
7:00 PM
in Belcoo

U15 Boys

Enniskillen Gaels
Saturday, Apr 20th
11:00 AM
in Belcoo

U14 Girls
No upcoming games...

U13 Boys
No upcoming games...

U13 Girls
No upcoming games...

U11.5 Mixed

Saturday, Apr 20th
3:00 PM
in Tempo