Lisbellaw United FC
Welcome to the website of Lisbellaw United Football Club (est 1958). We are a club currently experiencing successful times in the Fermanagh & Western with three adult teams on the go, competiting in Division 1, Reserves Division 1 and Reserve Division 2. On top of that our Saturday morning Youth Football continues to be a success while we are beginning to reap the rewards at Mid-Ulster Youth Level, securing titles and cups in recent seasons as the future of the club remains in good hands. We pay tribute to hard work of the committee, groundsmen, sponsors, fans and players alike in making the club the success it is.
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May 26, 2017 - Lisbellaw United FIVE MILER
DATE FOR THE DIARY - SATURDAY 1st JULY
Dec 19, 2016 - Club Notes
We overcame a determined Killen side 4-3 on Saturday, extending our unbeaten run to 12 games despite having to come from behind twice. Killen broke the deadlock after a quick throw in and excellent cross which was finished past McFrederick. However, we were level moments later when Kyle McCleery exchanged passes with a Paul McGrath in midfield before sliding the ball through to Jack Kerr who brought us level with the aid of a deflection.
Killen again took the lead when we failed to clear a corner and were punished by a beautifully placed effort curled in to the far corner. It was Kerr who levelled again, this time with a close range header.
In the second half, we dominated and Sam Lindsay put us in front for the first time with an excellent header from a Justin Palmer cross. Lindsay then sealed the victory when he followed up an Alan Veitch shot to tap home. Killen did grab a late third, but we left with a deserved three points.
Our Reserve team faced Killen Reserves at Drumad and bounced back from last week’s defeat following a great overall team performance. Nathan Bryans scored an impressive hat-trick whilst Ryan Lindsay who is just back from injury also got on the score sheet.
Our 3rd team travelled to Lisnarick and unfortunately the home side proved too strong on the day, eventually claiming the points with a 5-2 win.
Our U19s were at home to Oxford Sunnyside on Saturday morning and suffered a 3-2 defeat.
Our U18s “A” faced Dergivew last Tuesday evening at the Bawnacre, and goals from Sam Lindsay, Andy Boyd, James Dunlop and Ryan Flanagan saw us squeeze past the opposition with a 4-3 win.
League action will now take a break over Christmas, our next senior fixture will be the Irish Junior Cup on the 7th January 2017 when our 1st team travel to Ballymena to face Ahoghill Thistle FC .
There was no winner of our lotto once again, numbers drawn were 3, 13, 14 and 20 with hot picks going to Gordon Elliott, Simon McMaster and Drew West, the jackpot now stands at a whopping £8,250.
Our monthly draws for October and November recently took place and winners were - October - £100 Bernie McGrath, £75 Justine Howe, £25 Mandy Vance, £25 Ian Veitch. November - £100 Clive Benson, £75 Robert Fitzpatrick, £25 Roly Mc Master, £25 Basil Beacom. Well done to all involved & thanks all for your continued support!
Boxing Day Arrangements – 11.45am there will be a match at Drumad – “Hoody’s Select 11 v The Rest”, please contact the Chairman if interested in playing.
2pm Duck Derby with tickets available from managers or in the Glencar Bar and our Annual quiz will take place at 3pm.
Finally, we wish all our players, coaches, managers and supporters a very merry Christmas and a Happy 2017, enjoy the rest everyone before the hard work starts up again!
Dec 12, 2016 - Club Notes
We got back to winning ways on Saturday following a 2-0 victory over NFC Kesh at Drumad. The game itself wasn’t a great spectacle and similar to the previous week as we had a mountain of possession by not much to show for it.
We dominated the first half, Jack Kerr going close on a few occasions and was also denied what looked like a blatant penalty when he was taken down when through on goal. Tiarnan Magee also tested the Kesh keeper following an excellent move down the left.
Paul McGrath had a few sights at goal but we couldn’t find a way past the Kesh defence. It took a spectacular goal from man of the match Raymond Carroll to break the deadlock when he collected a loose ball, cut inside and fired home from 25 yards out.
The second half became a bit more open with chances at both ends, but Matty Woods doubled our advantage with a fine header. Substitute Robbie Little had a few chances to kill the game off, whilst their keeper made another fine save to deny Kerr and also pushed a Paul McGrath bullet header round the post.
In fairness to Kesh they battled right to the end and with only a few minutes to go William McFrederick was forced to make an excellent point blank save to maintain our two goal cushion. Not a great performance, but three points and a clean sheet gives us a platform to build on for next week’s game away to Killen.
Our reserve team travelled to face Kesh and despite goals from Curtis Coalter, Christopher Beacom and Nathan Bryans, it was not enough to claim the points as Kesh managed to find 4 goals from somewhere to squeeze past us with a 4-3 victory.
With the bare 11, our 3rd team hosted a strengthened Glebe Reserves at Taylor Park. Despite holding their own for some time, Glebe went on a scoring rampage, eventually putting 8 past us.
Our U16s recorded their first victory in the MUYL with a 4-2 win over Tandragee on Saturday morning with a great team effort and well done to Jason and Ernie who are managing this team.
This week our 3rd team travel to Lisnarick, our 2nd team host Killen Reserves whilst our 1st team travel to Killen, all who will be looking to get points on the board before the festive break.
Some committee members, friends and family travelled to Dublin recently on an educational/shopping trip and a great time was had by all, thanks to Mandy Vance for organising.
There was no winner once again of our weekly lotto – numbers drawn were 4, 5, 11 and 27 with hot picks going to John Jordan, John Foster and Alison McElhinney. The jackpot now stands at £8,200 which would give someone a very merry Christmas indeed!
There were another 17 fallers after week 3 of our LMS competition with over 75 advancing in to week 4.
A reminder to all that tickets are now available for our Annual Duck Derby and also please note our Boxing Day Quiz shall be taking place again this year.
Dec 6, 2016 - Club Notes
We were left ruing numerous missed chances on Saturday as we could only manage a 1-1 draw away to Magheraveely. In the opening half we created enough chances to have the game done and dusted, yet went in at half time 0-0.
Sam Lindsay going close on a few occasions, with Glen McCleery having a volley deflected narrowly over the bar and Paul McGrath hitting the post, whilst countless corners went a begging. The entire game had been played in the oppositions half, but we had nothing to show for it.
The second half continued in the same fashion, with the Magheraveely keeper really coming to the fore with some excellent saves, notably from Alan Veitch and a Stuart Cochrane header. Substitute Robbie Little eventually broke the deadlock when he raced clear and lobbed the advancing keeper.
Fellow sub Jack Kerr looked to have sealed the points with a well taken goal from 25 yards, but was adjudged offside. Alas, we were to pay the price when Magheraveely equalised in the 95th minute with virtually their first shot on target and the last kick of the match, with a scuffed shot which trickled in to the back of the net. A disappointing blow for our title aspirations which now hang delicately by a very thin thread.
Our Reserve team were at home to Enniskillen Rangers and although the opposition came close on many an occasion, could not find the back of the net. We however had no difficulty in scoring with a goal from Lee Glass and a Nathan Bryans hat trick securing a 4-0 win.
Our 3rd team travelled to face an in-form Mountjoy Reserves and with a mix of youth and experience were very much up against it, unfortunately being on the receiving end of a 6-0 defeat.
Our U19s are in action tomorrow (Wednesday) in round 2 of the Harry Cavan Youth Cup against our neighbours, Ballinamallard Youth at Fisher Park with a 7.45pm kick-off and we wish Roy and the team good luck on the night.
This Saturday our 3rd team host Glebe Reserves, our second team travel to NFC Kesh whilst our 1st team host NFC Kesh.
The draw for the 4th round of the Irish Junior Cup has taken place and we shall travel to Ballymena on Saturday 7th January 2017 where we shall face Agoghill Thistle in what shall no doubt be a tough test.
Our mini-soccer has now finished for the year so our coaches can take a well-deserved rest and we shall be in touch in the New Year to confirm when it shall re-start.
This week’s lotto numbers were 1, 8, 9 and 27 with no winners and hot-picks going to Raymond Wilson, Lizzie Weir and Kevin Bannon – the jackpot now stands at £8,150 so get your tickets in for a chance to win and have a very Merry Christmas!
Our Annual table quiz and Duck Derby will take place on Boxing Day and tickets are now available from all Managers etc, thanks as always for your continued support.
Finally don’t forget our Christmas Jumper Night out this Saturday, please let your manager or Ian Hood know if you shall be attending.
Nov 1, 2016 - Club Notes
Our 1st team picked up another three points on Saturday following a hard fought 2-1 away to Strule United. We couldn’t have asked for a better start as Paul McGrath put Lee Glass through after only 3 minutes, and the nippy striker took a touch before blasting home from the edge of the box. We were in control for most of the opening period but failed to make the most of some promising situations.
Strule were well in the contest though and many high balls were keeping our back four busy. Indeed it was from a high ball that would see the Omagh based side equalise. Credit must be given to the Strule striker though for an excellent first touch and cool finish to make it 1-1.
Again, we started brightly in the second half in search of a much needed three points. It was influential midfielder Glen McCleery who got the all important goal early in the second half. He picked up a loose ball and drove past a couple of challenges before unleashing a left foot drive, which beat the keeper and hit the underside of the bar on its way in to the back of the net. A goal which his performance deserved.
The remainder of the game became very disjointed. Numerous free kicks were awarded for any sort of physical contact as the referee began to relent to the constant onslaught of verbal abuse from the Strule side line, which meant for a scrappy closing 20 minutes or so. Not a game that will live long in the memory but a vital three points nonetheless.
Our Reserve team hosted Tummery at Drumad and despite playing some nice football, didn't seem to have any luck. A David Stokes penalty would be our only goal of the day with the game finishing in a 2-1 defeat.
Our 3rds faced Magheraveely Reserves, again with a mix of youth and experience. They fought hard and goals from Harry McGowan and Jason Beacom were enough for all 3 points, the game ending 2-0.
This week our 3rd team host Kesh 3rds, our Reserves have no game whilst our 1st team host Tummery.
Our LMS competition came to a conclusion this week with Glen McCleery being the Last man standing! With Man U & Spurs both failing to win, Everton supporter Glen needed his own team to win which they did securing him the victory! Well done to Glen and thanks to all who took part, the next one will start on Saturday 26th November.
Lotto results this week -07, 24, 27 and 28 no winners, hot picks going to Ian Taylor, Helen Carroll and Cain Carson - next week's Jackpot £7900!
Finally don't forget our "Dander in the Dark" this Friday night, registration from 8pm at the Parish Centre, all proceeds towards club funds so come along for the walk!
Oct 25, 2016 - Club Notes
Our 1st team missed a great opportunity to close the gap on the leaders when we could only draw 1-1 at home to Enniskillen Town on Saturday. We started brightly and were well on top, but from one of our corners Town broke quickly and Gary Lynch finished superbly to put them 1-0 after about 15 minutes. Disappointing as it was literally the first time they had possession inside our own half.
However, we continued to press and were rewarded when a Matty Woods header came back off the bar and Paul McGrath poked home for a deserved equaliser. Moments later, we were denied what looked like a blatant penalty when Tiernan Magee skipped past his man only to be pulled down when through on goal.
Ryan O’Keefe forced Pat Cadden in to the first of many saves with a powerful header at the back post, but we went in 1-1 at half time. The second half saw Pat Cadden in inspired form. First, Glen McCleery tied up Magee which Cadden made a point blank save from, then O’Keefe raced clear but again no way past Cadden.
Numerous corners, free kicks and half chances came and went and we very nearly paid the price when Town hit us on the break again. This time Mark Little hitting the bar as he lobbed McFrederick, who reacted quickly to save the follow up. When he failed to clear the danger, McFrederick was called upon to make a brilliant save with his foot.
We had a chance to win it at the end when three players somehow failed to make contact at the back post following a deep cross. Two points dropped, but overall a good performance that we can build on for next week.
Our reserves faced Enniskillen Town reserves at the Forum and took an early lead through Stuart Harkin. Two further goals from Nathan Bryans saw us coasting at 3-1 however Town scored twice within a minute to level at 3-3. Lee Glass put us 4-3 up but it wasn't enough for the win as Town equalised late on to share the points.
A very young 3rd team travelled to face Lisnaskea Rovers Reserves & unfortunately suffered a 4-1 defeat, with Matthew Downey scoring on his senior debut for the club.
Our U19s suffered a 5-1 defeat in the MUYL on Saturday morning.
Our U16s played St Oliver Plunkett in the 2nd round of the NIBFA Cup at Drumad on Saturday morning. Our lads battled hard against one of the best youth teams at this level, Steven Carson, Scott Moutray and Sam Gilliland (2) were our goal scorers on the day but the final score ending 4-8 in an entertaining match. Ryan Sharpe and Kyle Woods were both outstanding in defence and this was a great effort and a solid performance to build on. Well improved so keep it going lads!
Senior fixtures this week - 3rds v Magheraveely Res (a), Reserves v Tummery (h) whilst our 1st team travel to Strule.
Lotto results this week numbers drawn were 04, 20, 24 and 28. £15 Winners David Phair, Eddie Kelly and Ryan Lindsay - Next Week’s Jackpot £7850 - who wouldn't want that for Christmas so get your tickets now!
Just 11 remain as we go into Week 6 of our LMS, thanks to all those who took part & well done to everyone making it this far.
The draw for the 3rd round of the Irish Junior Cup took place and we have been drawn at home v Bangor Rangers, Saturday 26th November at Drumad.
Finally, don't forget our "Dander in the Dark" walk on Friday 4th November with registration from 8pm in the Parish Centre, all proceeds towards club funds.
Oct 17, 2016 - Club Notes
We made it safely in to the third round of the Junior Cup following an excellent display against a youthful Dundela Reserves team on Saturday. We started brightly and pinned Dundela back for most of the opening period, creating a few openings and forcing several corners early on. We broke the deadlock when a great run and cross by Ryan O’Keefe was eventually bundled over the line by Robbie Little, who was making his first start of the season.
Our perfect start continued shortly after when Raymond Carroll doubled our advantage with a powerful header from an O’Keefe corner. We continued to press and when Kyle McCleery fed Tiernan Magee, the striker eased past the last defender and slotted past the helpless keeper. Matty Woods was next on the scoresheet, firing home from a very acute angle at the back post from another O’Keefe corner. A superb first half performance had seen us completely dominate proceedings and we went in at the break with a handsome lead.
The second half was played at a slower pace and lacked the fluency of the first period. Credit to Dundela, they kept working hard and playing football some neat football but they found it difficult to get past Carroll and Stuart Cochrane who were in fine form in the heart of our defence. On the one occasion they did get a sight at goal, William McFrederick was out quickly and smothered the danger.
At the other end, Sam Lindsay made it five with a smart finish from the edge of the area, and sub Jack Kerr finished coolly to complete the scoring as he bagged his first goal for the club. A great team performance, and thanks for Dundela for a good game of football and their hospitality after the game.
Not so much joy for our three youth teams as they all suffered defeats. Both the U12s and U19s lost out in cup matches, whilst the U16s suffered a league defeat. However, there were plenty of positives and results will soon start going our way if we keep putting in the effort at training.
This weekend the First plays Enniskillen Town (h), the Res face Enniskillen Town (a) and the Thirds play Lisnaskea Rovers Res (a).
No winners in the lotto this week. Results for 15/10/2016 were 08, 19, 21 and 23. £15 hot picks went to Dylan Connolly, Betty McCleery and Sean Magee. Next Week’s Jackpot is £7800 and tickets are on sale in the Glencar or can be purchased online.
On Friday 4th November we are having a "Dander in the Dark" to raise club funds. Please keep the date free and come along if you can. Walk starts at 8.30pm from the Parish Centre and there will be refreshments afterwards.
Sep 26, 2016 - Club Notes
Our 3rd team were the only ones who managed to escape the torrential rain on Saturday morning & their game went ahead away to Glebe. It was an excellent all round team performance from start to finish in really tricky conditions.
We were 1-0 up at half time with a goal by Harry McGowan and should of been 3 or 4 up! 2nd half was more or less the same as 1st half but the finishing was a lot more clinical with Robbie Little getting the 2nd,Stuart Cochrane the 3rd with a bullet header from a corner.
Matty Woods finishing off a lovely move all the way from left back and Jordan woods added the 5th near the end of the game to round of the victory and secure our first 3 points of the season.
Our U11 team were in action in the BKYL cup final and they took on Mountjoy under lights in Ballinamallard. In a close first half James Taylor scored on the stroke of half time with a smart finish in to the roof of the net. Joel Byrne doubled our lead in the second half with a superb individual goal and Joshua Johnston made the game safe with a third after more good work from MOTM Joel Byrne. All the lads played their heart out and have done our club proud.
Hopefully the first of many medals these guys will win!! Many congratulations to all involved with this team, to the coaches Kyle, Ian and Tommy and special mention to the large group of mum's, sisters, granny's, aunties etc who never miss a mini law game!
Our U19s game was abandoned due to the weather on Saturday morning & our U16s suffered a defeat in the MUYL.
This weeks senior fixtures - 3rds v Lisnarick (h), Reserves v Killen (a) and our first team are at home to Killen. This will be followed by our first "Burger Saturday" of the season!
Lotto results - numbers drawn were 02, 04, 17 and 23 with the £15 going to Heather Harkin, Adam Thompson and Doreen Mullen. Next Week’s Jackpot £7650.
Don't forget to check out our Facebook page for the latest fallers in our LMS competition - 113 are left going in to week 3.
Finally, remember our clothes collection for our youth, any old clothing etc can be left out at the clubhouse, your support is appreciated.
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