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U12s End With Win In Lisnaskea

Box Score

Sep. 30, 2016

Under 12 Division 1: Lisnaskea 0-9 v 3-9 Belcoo

Belcoo Under 12's would finish their season with a good win in Lisnaskea on a 3-9 to 0-9 scoreline. It was a tight contest from start to finish but the O'Rahilly's played some great stuff in the second period to end their campaign on a winning note. 

In the early part of the tie scores were hard to come by with strong defensive displays at both ends. Jamie Ray was solid under the high ball and cleared well to teammates while Conor McKeown continued his strong year at full back with another commanding display. Lisnaskea had the excellent Samantha Miyachi driving out with balls from their defensive sector but on 6minutes Belcoo would open the scoring as Josh Killilea received a ball from Jack Greene before cutting in from the left to find the roof of the net. 


Oggie Kelly and Ryan Hicks responded with points to level proceedings but Killilea landed a nice point from distance. By the interval it was the hosts who led 0-6 to 1-3 (5). Michael Burns and Eoin Corrigan slotting over points for Belcoo. 

The visiting O'Rahilly's would hold the upper hand throughout the second half. Colum Higgins, Niamh McAloon and Conor McKeown going well in front of goalkeeper Lorcan Leonard while Jamie Ray now operating outfield got through plenty of work. 

Josh Killilea was to level matters before Colum Higgins burst forward to score a goal as a looping effort dipped under the crossbar. 

Sam Martin had a brilliant second half, some strong, robust tackles turning over the ball regularly while she moved forward and using it well. A strong run from Martin seen Michael Burns clip over a point with hardworking Killilea landing another moments later. 

Lisnaskea were to hit three sporadic scores in this half as Belcoo did well to contain them, Lorcan Leonard had a heart stopping moment between the sticks but scrambled well to stop the ball crossing the line.

The remainder of the game was played in the Lisnaskea half of the field, Jamie Ray fisted a goal from close range before Ray and a Killilea brace of points ensured the win on a 3-9 to 0-9 scoreline. 

Well done to the players and management over the last number of months for their time and efforts. 

Team. Jamie Ray (1-2), Conor McKeown, Cara Gray, Niamh McAloon, Daniel O'Connor, Jack Greene, Josh Killilea (1-4), Michael Burns (0-1), Mikayla Maguire, Sinead Barrett, Sean Boylan. Subs: Colum Higgins (1-0), Sam Martin, Eoin Corrigan (0-1), Lorcan Leonard. 



Belcoo's Development Team had a tough encounter against Lisnaskea’s second string side who have been competing in Division 4 all year and are out against on Saturday in a League Contest. The physically bigger and stronger Lisnaskea side were too much for the O'Rahilly's on this occasion but as always the Belcoo group worked hard throughout the contest.

During the first period Belcoo struggled to contain the home team however they worked like Trojans at the back, Siofra McAloon and Riona Keaney putting in a big effort to try stopping the rampant Emmetts.

Nathan McGovern was busy between the stick, he was to keep out several goals which good handling while Nathan Carroll Magee did likewise when he moved into the goalkeepers positions. The O’Rahilly’s had managed just the two points in this period, Eve Barrett on target on both occasions.

Following the interval and with two targets of scoring a few more times and keeping the oppositions score down Belcoo were to produce an improved display. The O’Rahilly’s held possession for long period with Nathan McGovern and Scarlett O’Connor working well in the middle sector while Thomas Parker was showing well and supplying good passes into Eve Barrett.

Rachel Nolan operating around the half back line  dispossessing her marker and laying off the ball well to team mates while Patrick Magee was now operating in goals, his intelligent kick outs finding blue jerseys while he was called on to save a few shots.

Siofra McAloon and Eimear Gray continued fighting for every ball against bigger opponents while they used it well to find teammates when they gained possession which seen Belcoo create a number of scoring opportunities.

Lisnaskea were to gain the upperhand in the midpart of the half, rattling in a few more scores to push wll clear. Thomas Parker was now in goals for Belcoo taking clever short kick passes to Siofra McAloon and Rachel Nolan on the wings.

Belcoo finished with well taken points from Patrick Magee and Scarlett O’Connor while Nathan McGovern netted the sides only goal. It was a gusty display from the very young Development side with Riona Keaney and Siofra McAloon showing up well throughout as well as Thomas Parker and Nathan McGovern who had their best outings of the season.

Squad: Nathan McGovern (1-0), Siofra McAloon, Riona Keaney, Eimear Gray, Patrick Magee (0-1), Rachel Nolan, Nathan Carroll Magee, Scarlett O’Connor (0-1), Eve Barrett (0-2), Thomas Parker.




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