Quigleys to the fore as Roslea defeat Belcoo in Fermanagh final

Brothers Seamus and Sean hit a total of 1-10 between them to dash Belcoo’s dreams

Roslea’s Sean Quigley, Shane McMahon and Dermie Reilly celebrate the victory over Belcoo Fermanagh SFC final. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho/Presseye

Roslea’s Sean Quigley, Shane McMahon and Dermie Reilly celebrate the victory over Belcoo Fermanagh SFC final. Photograph: Andrew Paton/Inpho/Presseye

Mon, Oct 7, 2013, 01:00

ROSLEA 1-12 BELCOO 1-9: Roslea crushed Belcoo’s hopes of a first ever Fermanagh SFC title yesterday with Quigley brothers, Séamus and Seán, hitting 1-10 between them in Brewster Park.

Belcoo, appearing in their first final in 25 years, hit the first three points but a missed penalty by captain Paul McGrath in the 48th minute proved crucial.

With James Sherry outstanding in midfield and all three Quigley brothers starring at both ends of the field, Roslea recovered from a bad start to win their third Fermanagh title in four years.

Gavin Leonard put Belcoo 0-4 to 0-1 ahead after 14 minutes, but they blew a great chance to go six points clear when Johnny Feeley hit the post with the net gaping.

Roslea outscored Belcoo by 1-4 to 0-1 in the second quarter. Séamus Quigley converted a ‘45’ and a James Sherry point drew Roslea level after 24 minutes.

Johnny Feeley scored Belcoo’s first point in 16 minutes but Roslea hit 1-1 in first-half injury-time to give them a 1-5 to 0-5 lead. The goal came from a long ball into the square by Conor Mulligan and Sean Quigley pounced, drilling a left-footed shot to the net.

A goal early in the second half l from 36-year-old former Fermanagh full-forward Stephen Maguire reignited Belcoo’s challenge but Roslea finished strongly.

ROSLEA: S Boyle; P Sherry, C Mulligan, C Quigley; M Beagan, N Cassidy, M Renfrew; K Cosgrove, J Sherry (0-1); N Cosgrove, S McMahon, P Lynch (0-1); S Lynch, Séamus Quigley (0-7, 0-4 frees, 0-2 45), Seán Quigley (1-3). Subs: D Reilly for P Sherry (7 mins), N McMahon for Renfrew (37 mins), B Sherlock for P Lynch (38 mins).
BELCOO: J McGrath; R Leonard, N Leonard, G Leonard (0-1); D Leonard, E Leonard, P McGrath (0-1); B Cox, J Carrigan; S Gallagher, N McGovern, K Leonard (0-1); J Feeley (0-3, 0-1 free), S Maguire (1-2, 0-1 free), S McCabe. Subs: C Flaherty (0-1) for Gallagher (10 mins), B McGovern for E Leonard (half-time), I Corrigan for Feeley (57 mins).
Referee: Noel Davis.