Beaufort made the short trip to Kilcummin in glorious sunshine on Saturday, 17th June for their Round 6 game of the County League. Beaufort got off to a great start putting three points on the board within the first five minutes from Padraig Doona, Liam Carey and Ciaran Kennedy. The strong start however was answered in the form of a goal which first hit the post but then managed to find its way into the net from Kilcummin’s Oscar O’Connor. Beaufort’s Liam Carey quickly pointed to put the away side ahead again but once again Kilcummin answered with a point of their own from Ian Devane. Beaufort had a chance at a goal in the thirteenth minute when Carey passed to Doona in front of goals but this was saved by Kilcummin keeper Kieran Fleming, however the side were able to capitalise a few minutes later with a point from Ciaran Kennedy. Darragh Coffey was introduced to the game mid way through the first half with Nathan Breen coming off. Kilcummin seemed to have the upper hand over the next ten minutes with a goal fisted in by Richie O’Connor and two points from frees and one from play for Noel Duggan. Turning point in the first half came from a powerful point taken by Padraig Doona after a skillful pass from Darragh Coffey and just over sixty seconds later Liam Carey seemed to walk the ball into the goal for Beaufort. The first half wrapped up with a further point from Kilcummin’s Chris O’Leary and after a couple of near misses for the Beaufort men, Liam Carey once again found the back of the net. Half time score:- Beaufort 2-06 Kilcummin 2-05
Both sides had a rocky first few minutes in the second half but the first score after the break went to Beaufort’s Padraig Doona after a missed goal chance from Carey. Kilcummin. The teams were level after ten minutes with a point from a free for Kilcummin’s Noel Duggan and one from play for Shane McSweeney. Beaufort once again pushed ahead with another great goal from Liam Carey assisted by Danny Healy and over the next five minutes or so it was score for score for both sides with two points from frees for Kilcummin’s Richie O’Connor and two points from frees for Beaufort’s Niall O’Connor and Ciaran Kennedy. Both teams defense preformed well when put under pressure towards the end of the second half and when put to the test twice by Kilcummin’s Richie O’Connor Beaufort keeper Mike Moriarty kept his cool in the heat and had two great saves. Finishing out the game Kilcummin scored its final point from a free and Beaufort scored four more points three from play for Kevin Ferris, Niall O’Connor and Fergal Hallissey and one from a free for Niall also. Full time score:- Beaufort 3-13 Kilcummin 2-10.
Beaufort Team:- Mike Moriarty, Michael J O’Connor, Gerard Hartnett, Cormac O’Connor, Conor Breen, Mike Breen, James O’Reilly, Nathan Breen, Ronan Murphy, Fergal Hallissey (0-01), Ciaran Kennedy (0-03), Liam Carey (3-02), Niall O’Connor (0-03), Padraig Doona (0-03), Ronan Ferris. Subs Used:- Danny Healy, Darragh Coffey, Kevin Ferris (0-01), Sean Kelliher.