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May 21, 2013 - Club Notes
The Seniors lost 1-14 to 2-8 against Tempo last Sunday while the Junior game was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch in Lisnaskea.
Congratulations to the Minors and U14s who both won Division 5 league finals in the past week. The minors defeated Tempo 5-4 to 1-10 while the U14s seen off Aughadrumsee 7-11 to 1-5. Well done to all the players and management.
Our U10s followed up last weeks win with a 0-8 to 0-6 victory over St. Joseph’s. Reports on Senior, U14 and U10 games can be found on the website.
THIS WEEKS ACTION
On Friday the U10s travel to Brewster Park for their final league encounter against Enniskillen Gaels, throw in is at 7.30pm.
Saturday at 4pm sees the U14s play Belnaleck in the Championship at Kinawley while later on Saturday evening the Seniors face St. Joseph's in Ederney at 6.30pm.
Sunday the Juniors go to Brookeborough for a 12.30pm throw in looking a avenge their opening day defeat back in early April. Action shot of Belcoo's last visit to Ederney in May 2012 where the O'Rahilly's picked up a 2-8 to 0-9 victory. Belcoo look set to play without Shane McCabe (pictured) as he broke his nose in Sunday defeat to Tempo. What would Belcoo give for a victory on Saturday evening as they look to lift themselves from the foot of the table? PIC: Tim Flaherty
Updated Adult League Tables at 21st May 2013
May 19, 2013 - Seniors Lose By Three to Tempo
SENIOR LEAGUE DIVISION 1: Belcoo 2-8 v 1-14 Tempo
Belcoo suffered a second consecutive three point defeat on Sunday going down 1-14 to 2-8 at home to league champions Tempo. It is another week without a win for the O’Rahillys who are beginning to show signs of improvement but they now sit three points from safety after six outings.
The hosts played some great football over the course of the hour but again they would be unable to pick up a first victory of the season. A goal within 30seconds of the first whistle gave Belcoo a major lift, a well worked move down the left seen a number of quick interchanges of passes before Patrick Burns slipped Ronan Ferguson through to fire into the roof of the net.
Remarkably Tempo’s first foray forward also resulted in a goal. A long punt into Full Forward Thomas Campbell was broken into the path of the on-rushing Daryl Keenan who found the net from close range. Belcoo however responded well with some good passages of play and would hold a 1-3 to 1-1 lead by the 10minute mark.
Jonathan Feeley landed a point from play which Niall McElroy matched after a driving run before Ciaran Flaherty and a Feeley free kick had the hosts two points to the good.
Tempo came back into the contest and soon levelled proceedings with Keenan tapping over two close range free kicks. A point from an inside forward was added to by a Damian Kelly effort from distance as Tempo opened up a two point lead. Belcoo were still competitive but struggled to turn possession into scores as both Feeley and Burns seen attempts for points hit the upright and drop into Tempo hands. The visitors led 1-5 to 1-3 at the break.
From the throw in Neil Rogers extended Tempo’s advantage but Ciaran Flaherty, Ronan Ferguson and Flaherty again had drawn Belcoo level. Shane McCabe was introduced but was soon replaced having received a heavy challenge resulting in what looks like a broken nose.
Daryl Keenan would then add two more 20yard frees before Eunan McCann and Damian Kelly had helped the visitors into a four point lead. During a dominant period for Tempo Niall McElroy drove threw the Belcoo defence but see his goalbound effort smack the crossbar. McCabe returned to the fray moments later and his arrowed sideline pass sent Feeley through on goal, the attacker coolly slotted his shot beyond Stephen Jackson and it was back to a one point game, Tempo 1-10 Belcoo 2-6.
Stephen Maguire was forced off with injury while John Carrigan picked up a second booking for Belcoo and some rash defending allowing Keenan to land three more frees while Feeley hit two scores from play at the other end.
The game was very stretched at this stage as Belcoo needed a goal to salvage something from the contest however Niall McCusker for Tempo should have wrapped up the tie when one on one with James McGrath but the Belcoo ‘keeper made a good diving save to keep his side in the game.
Unfortunately for the O’Rahilly’s Tempo retained possession well in the final few minutes and added another point to their tally which ensured they left MacNean Park with the two points.
Team: James McGrath, Stephen Nolan, Niall Leonard, Ryan Leonard, Paul McGrath, Brian Cox, Gavin Leonard, John Carrigan, Stephen Maguire, Kieran Leonard, Shain Gallagher, Patrick Burns, Jonathan Feeley (1-4), Ciaran Flaherty (0-3), Ronan Ferguson (1-1). Subs Used: Shane McCabe, Eoin Leonard, Aaron Dolan.
May 18, 2013 - U10s Win Again
Belcoo Under 10s have shakened up the U10 league with back to back wins following a 0-8 to 0-6 victory over Ederney in what was a very tight encounter played in glorious sunshine in Belcoo on Friday evening.
Midfielder, Lawrence Mckeown was man of the match with a 5points tally while Dara Flanagan and Stephen Kelly were also among the points. Emmett McGuinness and Oisin O'Loughlin had excellent games in defence while the B team also put in a good performance.
The next U10 fixture is the final league game in Brewster Park next Friday against Enniskillen Gaels.
The Belcoo youth teams have had an excellent 2 weeks with under 10s, under 14s and minors winning all 6 games. Belcoo would again like to thank all managers, mentors and players for their committment to the club
May 18, 2013 - U14s Win League
U14 Division 5 League Final: Belcoo 7-11 v 1-5 Aughadrumsee
Belcoo defeated Aughadrumsee to win the Under 14 Division 5 League Title in terrible conditions on an extremely wet Saturday in Kinawley.
Aughdrumsee settled first and sent over a fine point from play. Belcoo came more into the game and were level when Conor McAloon converted a free. Belcoo began to play with confidence and within 10 minutes Conor McAloon had volleyed to the back of the net, he followed this with a fine point from play.
Next it was Ciaran Flanagan who beat the Aughdrumsee defence and hit the back of the net. The forwards were well on top and further points from C Flanagan and C McAloon had put the O’Rahilly’s into a commanding lead.
Belcoo's teamwork was excellent and all sectors of the team were playing exceptionally well. One lapse in the Belcoo defence let Aughadrumsee in for a goal. However, another goal from C McAloon and a converted point from a free from C Flanagan restored Belcoo's comfortable lead.
Belcoo were on top from this stage until half time. The move of the match came from a kick out by Doherty which found the excellent Furey and he passed to McGourty who slipped the ball to McAloon and onto Flanagan before the ball was finished to the back of the net by a Primary School player, Fiachra McAloon. C Flanagan scored another goal and a converted free before half time to leave Belcoo 5-4 to 1-1 ahead at the interval.
The second half started like the first with Aughdrumsee scoring a point. Belcoo again began to dominate and 3 points from C McAloon, another score from play from Burns and a further C Flanagan point.
However, Aughadrumsee never give up and scored 4 second half points. Belcoo made a number of changes with 10 minutes to go with substitutes Corrigan andFergusonboth finding the net before further points from Corrigan and Burns ensured a significant winning margin for Belcoo.
The forwards had a good game and received a lot of quality ball from the hardworking midfielders James McAloon, McGourty and McHugh who was operating as a third mid fielder.
The half back line of Shiels, Furey and McElgunn played fantastically as they have been during the last four matches. Doherty and McKeown were both very sound in the back line and Oisin McGrath again pulled of a couple of crucial saves.
Dara Flanagan Oran Flanagan & Matthew Mulvey also made a good contribution when they replaced McKeown, F McAloon & C Flanagan with 10 minutes to go.
The winning Belcoo Team - Oisin McGrath, Shane Doherty, Lawrence McKeown, Eoin Shiels, Colm Furey, Damien McElgunn, James McAloon, Michael McGourty, Gerard McHugh, Dermot Burns (0-2) Fiachra McAloon (1-0) Conor McAloon (2-5) Ciaran Flanagan (2-3) Daniel Corrigan (1-1) Mark Ferguson (1-0) Matthew Mulvey, Dara Flanagan, Oran McCann.
May 16, 2013 - Weekend Action
Congratulations to the Minors who defeated Tempo by a score of 5-4 to 1-10 in their Division 5 League Final in Derrylin on Tuesday evening.
The Under 10's have a home game against St. Joseph's, Ederney at 7.30pm on Friday evening as they look to follow up last weeks win over Belnaleck with another victory here.
Our Under 14s go in search of a league title on Saturday when they play Aughadrumsee in the Division 5 League Final at 4pm in Kinawley. We wish the players and mentors all the best in this contest, all support appreciated.
Also on Saturday the Juniors travel to Lisnaskea for a 6.30pom throw in while the Seniors round off the weekend as they look to get their first win of the season in a home game against Tempo at 3.30pm.
Action from one of last years three meetings between Belcoo and Tempo which were all won by Tempo. Belcoo will look to put things right in their league encounter this Sunday. PIC: Tim Flaherty
May 14, 2013 - Club Notes
Our seniors suffered a three point loss in Lisnaskea on Sunday going down 0-12 to 1-6. Shane McCabe grabbed our goal but it wasn't enough as we slipped to a fourth straight defeat. Training continues as normal this week ahead of this Sunday's home league game against Tempo at 3.30pm. The club has appointed Damian Gormley as Senior Manager and we wish Damian all the best in his post over the coming months.
The Juniors picked up a second win on Saturday as Irvinestown failed to field. This Saturday they travel to Lisnaskea for a 6.30pm throw in.
The Minors qualified for the Division 5 Final with a comprehensive win over Derrylin last week. The final is tonight (Tuesday) in Derrylin at 7.15pm against Tempo.
Our U14's advanced to the Division 5 Final also with a big win over Newtownbutler during the week. They face Aughadrumsee in the Final on Saturday at 4pm in Kinawley. All support greatly appreciated for both sets of finalists.
The U10s beat Belnaleck last Friday evening and they have a home game at 7.30pm this Friday against St. Joseph's, players asked to be at the pitch for 7pm.
May 13, 2013 - Seniors Lose In Lisnaskea
SENIOR LEAGUE DIVISION 1 : Lisnaskea 0-12 v 1-6 Belcoo
Lisnaskea inflicted a fourth straight loss on Belcoo who's poor start to the 2013 season continues. A third quarter scoring spurt seen the hosts outscore their opponents seven points to two before a Shane McCabe goal 10minutes from time gave Belcoo a chance to salvage something but it would be the Emmets who regained the upper hand to record a 0-12 to 1-6 win.
A low scoring 1st period on a rain soaked surface seen Belcoo enter the break 0-3 to 0-2 ahead. Stephen Maguire (free), Jonathan Feeley and Patrick Burns accounting for the visitors scores while a Sean Keenan (free) had opened the scoring in the 4th minute however his side would wait until the 26th minute to add their second as John Woods fired over. Belcoo had the vast majority of possession over the opening 30mins playing with the aid of a swirling breeze but failed to convert several attacking moves into scores.
An aerial tussle for possession during the second period PIC: Tim Flaherty
Lisnaskea's sharp and efficient start to the second half seen them move into a commanding position with scores from Sean Keenan (2), Stephen Carters, Niall McElroy and a Mark Little's free as Belcoo struggled to stem the flow of constant attacking movements. The visitors sole response was a Jonathan Feeley effort from play. Further scores from Little and Keenan were sandwiched by a Feeley free as Belcoo trailed 0-9 to 0-5 at the midway mark in the second half.
Lisnaskea had been comfortable to this point but Belcoo began to pick up the break balls in the middle sector and having failed to add to their tally with a string of wides the visitors would eventually register a score and it was a timely three pointer. A quickly taken free seen McCabe shrug off Woods and race through on goal before firing into the roof of the net past Darren Graham to leave just one point between the sides with 10minutes to play.
Belcoo goalscorer Shane McCabe looks to break past John Woods PIC: Tim Flaherty
Buoyed by the goal Belcoo looked like they could kick on and win the contest but Lisnaskea began to win the breaks in midfield and swiftly increased their advantage with scores from a Mark Little freekick while Sean Keenan added a great score from an acute angle on the right wing. Ronan Ferguson drilled over for Belcoo at the other end but the final score of the contest came from Lisnaskea substitute Ryan O’Keefe gave the hosts a 0-12 to 1-6 victory.
Team: James McGrath, Stephen Nolan, Niall Leonard, Ryan Leonard, Paul McGrath, Gavin Leonard, Philip Leonard, Seamus Conlon, John Carrigan, Patrick Burns (0-1), Shane McCabe (1-0), Declan Leonard, Ronan Ferguson (0-1), Stephen Maguire (0-1), Jonathan Feeley (0-3). Subs Used: Aaron Dolan.
There was only one other Division 1 tie played due to the weather conditions and Erne Gaels beat Kinawley 1-9 to 0-8.
League Table after games played on 12/05/2013
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