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Big Win For U12's In Donagh

Box Score

Aug. 20, 2016

U12 Section B: St. Pat's 0-11 v 8-25 Belcoo

Belcoo Under 12 made it four wins from five outings as they completed their Sectional programme in Donagh on Saturday afternoon. The young O’Rahilly’s holding the upperhand throughout to record a 8-25 to 0-11 victory.

It was the home team however who opened the scoring in the second minute with a well worked point from the right hand side. The visitors followed with some strong passages of play against the wind as Jamie Ray opened their account, cleverly fisting the ball over the bar. Several good forays into the opposition’s half resulted in Eoin Corrigan pouncing to finish with the ball in the back of the net while two quick points for the O’Rahillys from the polished boots of Josh Killilea and Michael Burns respectively seem them settle into their stride.

St Pats pressed looking a response, working the ball into the Belcoo half in search of a score but some excellent defending from Daniel O’Connor, Sam Martin and Cara Gray resulted in a 45 for St. Pats which went narrowly wide of the posts. Two more misses followed for St. Pats in this period of the game as Belcoo applied good pressure.

A quick kickout from Lorcan Leonard was gathered in midfield and worked up the pitch with Eoin Corrigan on queue for another point. Jamie Ray proved to be a strong force in midfield all day, powering through the St Pats back line to strike a goal. There was a period of recovery and attack from the home side which resulted in a point, a wide and an excellent save by Lorcan Leonard leaving a 2-5 to 0-2 scoreline at the end of the first quarter.


Josh Killilea drives past an opponent, Colum Higgins gets a hand in while Michael Burns retains the ball under pressure.

The opening minutes of the second quarter was dominated by the home side striking four unanswered points to get within three points, while Lorcan Leonard was forced into another fine save. Colum Higgins was introduced at the beginning of the quarter producing some quick paced play, working well with Michael Burns and Josh Killilea to produce well earned points by Killilea and Jamie Ray.

A kickout won by Killilea found Ray to chip the ball into the net from the 45. Ray quickly followed this with a point. Daniel O’Connor and Sinead Barrett applied pressure working the ball forward with Eimear Magee working hard in the attacking line. A good pressing move saw Patrick Magee finishing with style by fisting the ball into the back of the net to the cheers of the visiting supporters. The quarter ended with another goal and a point for Josh Killilea with Michael Burns also pointing to leave the Half Time score 5-10 to 0-6.

The O’Rahilly’s would dominate for the entire third quarter with the home side failing to score. Jamie Ray moved into goal producing a fine save at the beginning of this period. The visitors were excellent at winning their kickouts leading to three points in a row from the boot of Josh Killilea. Scarlett O’Connor was introduced and worked hard winning possession with Colum Higgins finding Eoin Corrigan to score another point. Four more quick points would follow from Josh Killilea, Michael Burns, Colum Higgins and Eoin Corrigan respectively whilst another slick move found Sean Boylan on the left hand side who struck a well taken goal. Towards the end of the third quarter Killilea landed two more points with Colum Higgins also splitting the posts as the period ended 6-21 to 0-6.

At the start of the final quarter, St. Pats brought their tally up to 0-7. Jamie Ray out from goal again covered lots of ground finishing with a point. The home side gained possession with Lorcan Leonard finding himself one on one for a strike at goal which he denied superbly.  The home team continued to move forward scoring three points in a row before possession was turned over with Michael Burns scoring a goal and a point. Eoin Corrigan followed with another point. St. Pats struck a final point before Cian White found the net for the visitors 8th goal.

Belcoo finished Section B in second place behind an unbeaten Teemore side, they await details on what Division they will be placed in and subsequent fixtures.

Team: Lorcan Leonard, Daniel O’Connor, Sam Martin, Cara Gray, Michael Burns (1-5), Josh Killilea(1-10), Jamie Ray(2-4), Sinead Barrett, Eoin Corrigan(1-4), Cian White (1-0), Sean Boylan (1-0). Subs used: Colum Higgins (0-2), Patrick Magee (1-0), Eimear Magee, Scarlett O’Connor.




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