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U16's Well Beaten In Ederney

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Sep. 7, 2017

U16 Division 4: Ederney 8-11 v 1-7 Belcoo

The U16s took a heavy hammering in Ederney this evening as the O'Rahilly's produced another disappointing display while the hungrier home side made it three wins from three. Belcoo now must win both remaining league games to reach the league final or at least force a playoff. 

Having begun the campaign well, the Championship exit at the weekend and tonight's defeat has left the side in a precarious position as the season draws to its conclusion. Lawrence McKeown and Josh Killilea remain sidelined with injuries while Dara Flanagan broke his collar bone in the 27th of this tie ending his year. We wish him well in his recovery. 

 Emmett McGuinness out in front of his man to win the ball

Ederney made a bright start to the game which was played on the immaculate new field which seen the floodlights switched on at half time, a superb setup. Two great points from midfielder Evan Corrigan were kicked before Belcoo had what turned out to be their best spell of the game, kicking three points in as many minutes. Emmett McGuinness, who worked hard all night, found Patrick Martin in space and he fired over from the right wing. 

A great wee move after a good steal from Matthew Mulvey on the left seen McGuinness, Oisin O'Loughlin and Gerry Nolan combine before Nolan was fouled. Oran McCann slotted the free before Oisin Leonard, Conor McKeown and Patrick Martin combined to set Fiachra McAloon up for a point. 

Belcoo had got on top and were building a head of steam but a poor fist pass in the middle sector seen Ederney break downfield. They registered four goals and three points before Belcoo got back upfield, the lively Ryan Maguire thumping in the four goals, all of which were high quality finishes. 

Belcoo sole response, well taken point by Oisin O'Loughlin who stepped up to plate this evening as the sides main scoring threat. O'Loughlin firing over from distance after McCann, Conor McKeown and Cormac McHugh were involved in a patient bit of play. Half time 4-5 to 0-4. 

 Jack Greene fends off a challenge in the second half

There had been several passages of sloppy play from the visitors and unfortunately the trend continued in the second period. 

Oisin O'Loughlin would again land a fine effort from distance in the first minute after good work by McGuinness and Jack Greene however Ederney hit another goal and point by the 40th minute to extend their advantage. 

Belcoo would register their goal next as Gerry Nolan carried the ball forward at pace past a number of tackles, he offloaded to Cormac McHugh who's shot was blocked, Patrick Martin soccer'd in the rebound. 

Oisin O'Loughlin would slot over another from distance after Greene and Daniel O'Connor had did well but Ederney were cutting through the O'Rahilly's who had half stopped trying in some places, the home side walked, literally, walked the ball into the net on a few occasions late on to finish big winners by full time. 

 Ederney cruising in for another goal in the second half

Belcoo's two late points were registered by O'Loughlin and a free from Oran McCann who had battled gamely throughout in the middle sector, taking a good number of 'marks' but any breaks from him were snapped up by the hosts. 

On a difficult night for the sky blues, Ben McNulty, Mark Ferguson and Gerry Nolan all tired hard. Training Tuesday 7pm to 8.15pm. Match on Thursday, home to Maguiresbridge, throw in 7pm. 

Team (15 a side). Jamie Ray, Ben McNulty, Mark Ferguson, Daniel O'Connor, Matthew Mulvey, Oisin Leonard, Dara Flanagan, Oran McCann (0-2), Cormac McHugh, Emmett McGuinness, Oisin O'Loughlin (0-4), Gerry Nolan, Fiachra McAloon (0-1), Patrick Martin (1-1), Conor McKeown. Sub Jack Greene.

DIVISION 4

Team P W D L F A Pts
Ederney St Joseph's 3 3 0 0 93 43 6
Enniskillen Gaels GAA 3 3 0 0 79 52 6
Belcoo O`Rahilly's 3 2 0 1 56 61 4
Coa O`Dwyer's 2 0 0 2 20 37 0
Aghadrumsee St McCartans 3 0 0 3 45 71 0
Maguiresbridge St Mary's 2 0 0 2 46 75 0

 

 

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