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Teemore on Top in U12 Encounter

Box Score

Aug. 13, 2016

U12 Section B: Teemore 3-12 v 3-4 Belcoo

Belcoo U12 went down 3-12 to 3-4 on a wet Friday night in Teemore as the hosts remain unbeaten in Section B.

Belcoo would hold the lead at the end of the opening quarter but failed to fire afterwards with Teemore opening up a sizeable lead following a strong third quarter before seeing out the win in the last period.

 Cian White out in front and secures possession

It was Teemore who were quickly out of the blocks with three points in five minutes, Jack Quinlan, Cian Murphy and Aaron Lee on target. Belcoo though caught their stride with Cian White showing well for ball in the forward line, he was to win two frees which Josh Killilea clipped over before a third free from Killilea found the net. Mikayla Maguire would add a well taken point but Murphy responded to leave it 1-3 to 0-4 in Belcoo's favour at the end of quarter 1.

In the second period Teemore outscored the O'Rahilly's by 1-2 to 0-1. Jack Quinlan drilled low past Lorcan Leonard on 17minutes with Daire McGrath and an Aaron Lee free kick the scores for the Shamrocks who had the wind advantage while Eoin Corrigan landed a point with the last play of the half. Teemore now 1-6 to 1-4 ahead.

 Niamh McAloon has her eyes fixed on the ball as she prepares to block

Despite playing with a stiff breeze in their favour, Belcoo wouldn't score during quarter three. They would however create a number of good opportunities, goal chances in particular screwed narrowly wide. Teemore though were to take control in all areas and rattle in an unanswered 1-5 to move nine clear by the end of the quarter, Jack Quinlan their chief point taker with Daire McGrath netting the goal.

Belcoo rallied in the final quarter as Jamie Ray got two goals but Teemore registered a third to secure a deserved 8point success.

Team. Jamie Ray (2-0), Cara Gray, Conor McKeown, Niamh McAloon, Daniel O'Connor, Josh Killilea (1-2), Jack Greene, Cian White, Sinead Barrett, Mikayla Maguire (0-1), Sean Boylan. Subs. Eimear Magee, Michael Burns, Eoin Corrigan (0-1), Lorcan Leonard.


Development Game: Teemore 6-8 v 6-16 Belcoo

     Siofra McAloon comes under pressure in the Development Game

In the Development Game Belcoo were to record a good victory, 6-16 to 6-8. This game seen scores flow at regular rates by both sides and following an action packed opening quarter things were tied at 2-6 (10) to 4-2 (10). The hosts rattling in third early goals but undeterred the young O’Rahilly’s continued to chip away at the scoreboard. Eve Barrett hitting a free before netting a goal while Riona Keaney and Scarlett O’Connor added points.

Belcoo were beginning to find their rhythm as Patrick Magee registered a goal with Eve Barrett (2) and Scarlett O’Connor ensuring the sides ended level at the end of the first period.

Riona Keaney trys to find a gap between two Teemore players

Defensively Belcoo had tightened up after a slow start, Siofra McAloon, Eimear Gray and Scarlett O’Connor putting a stop to a number of attacks. During the second period Belcoo were to pull clear as they lead by two at the end. Patrick Magee hitting 1-2 with Riona Keaney (2), Eve Barrett and Rachel Nolan all slotting over well taken points as Belcoo moved 3-12 (18) to 5-6 (16).

In the third and final period Nathan Carroll Magee moved outfield and he was to bang in two goals and two points while Eve Barrett (2) and a Riona Keaney free giving the visitors an eight point success by the final whistle.

It was a good contest throughout, with some great scores and pressure applied.

Squad. Nathan Carroll Magee (2-2), Siofra McAloon, Eimear Gray, Scarlett O'Connor (0-2), Rachel Nolan (0-1), Patrick Magee (2-2), Riona Keaney (0-4), Eve Barrett (2-5).





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