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U12s Start Division with Victory
Sep. 3, 2014
Belcoo U12s avenged a recent defeat to St. Pat’s earlier in the year with a fine performance on Wednesday evening to record a 7-6 to 2-7 win in their first game of the new Division.
U12 Division 3 League Table
The young O’Rahilly’s got off to a flying start with Lawrence McKeown kicking two fine points before Dara Flanagan found the net after his initial shot hit the post. During this first period Belcoo were controlling matters and winning their individuals battles, Oran McCann would add a point before St. Pat’s got off the mark through Patrick Treacy to leave it 1-3 to 0-1 at the end of the first quarter.
In Quarter 2 St. Pat’s completely dominated for 10minutes and racked up 1-6 without reply. Eimhinn Curran was at the heart of all Pat’s good work, contributing heavily to the scoring. Belcoo though managed to break free from the defensive end and would register two late goals from Oran McCann and Josh Killilea to leave it level at half time. 3-3 (9) to 1-7 (9).
Oran McCann offloads possession under pressure from Eimhinn Curran. PIC: Tim Flaherty
It was Quarter 3 where Belcoo took control of the tie and gained a five point advantage holding their opponents to just one score. Oran McCann would cooly finish when through one on one before Dara Flanagan netted for a second time. McCann would fist two good points while Lawrence McKeown tapped over a free kick for 5-6 (16) to 2-7 (11).
In the final quarter the hosts held the visitors scoreless. Jamie Ray in the Belcoo goals made two great stops, deflecting balls away for 45’s which came to nothing as a resilient home defence thwarted the St. Pat’s attack. It wasn’t until the final 5minutes that Belcoo got a score themselves. Oisin O’Loughlin’s lofted free from the sideline punched to the net by McKeown. The O’Rahilly’s would finish the game the stronger and Oran McCann pundered another goal from close range at the death.
There was excellent performances all over the field for the winners who produced some of their best football to date. Up next is an away game in Garrison. Details will be released shortly. Training continues on Saturday at 11am.
TEAM: Jamie Ray, Oisin O’Loughlin, Ciana McGrath, Conor McKeown, Niamh McAloon, Lawrenc McKeown (1-3), Emmet McGuinness, Gerry Nolan, Dara Flanagan (2-0), Josh Killilea (1-0), Oran McCann (3-3). Subs Used: Liam McAlliskey and Aine Barrett.
In the other game which featured Ben McNulty, Colum Higgins, Sean Boylan, Jack Greene, Patrick Martin, Eimear Magee, Ciatlin McAlliskey and Daniel O’Connor for Belcoo, the young side battled well, playing some good football before losing by 2points in the end.
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