Our Seniors sponsored by Maurice Foley of MF Decorating travelled to Ballylongford on Sunday and picked up two hard earned league points with a 2 point victory on a full-time score-line of Ballylongford 0-12 Beaufort 0-14. The home side had the first score before Beaufort had 2 points from play from Francis Courtney and Ronan Murphy in the first 10 minutes. The home side had a lot of possession but did not convert it to scores. They had one shot that came off the post. They hit 3 points from play on the 16th, 18th and 21st minutes. Their wing forwards especially Kieran Mulvihill was causing Beaufort lots of problems. Michael John O’Connor picked up a hand injury and was replaced by Shane O’Sullivan. Francis Courtney had a pointed free after James O’Reilly was fouled. Jason Foley followed up with a point from play on 24 minutes to level matters before the home side went ahead again with a 45. A well-workded move from the backs had Ronan Murphy kick a good point. Ger Hartnett was defending brilliantly but a dubious free and a Mulvihill free gave the home side a 2 point lead coming up to half-time. Beaufort had a point just before half-time from Ronan Murphy after Conor Breen put him through to leave the half-time score Ballylongford 0-7 Beaufort 0-6.
The 2nd half was another close affair with Beaufort levelling matter with a free from Fergal Hallissey after a touch on the ground by Ballylongford. The home side had a 2 point lead before Ronan Murphy was moved to mid-field and fielded well which led to another free from Fergal Hallissey after good work by Conor Breen who was fouled. James O’Reilly finished a flowing move to level matters again. On 16 minutes Francis Courtney had a point after Ronan Murphy put him through. Ballylongford pulled one back. Beaufort were ahead by 1 at this stage. Beaufort had a chance to push ahead but Fergal Hallissey missed a free when Padraig O’Sullivan was fouled. Beaufort introduced minors Danny Healy and Brendan Cronin for Conor Breen and Eanna O’Malley. Mulvihill again levelled matters on 21 minutes and they went ahead when Beaufort lost a short kick-out. Fergal Hallissey had a point from play with good work from Ronan Murphy, Padraig O’Sullivan and James Coffey. On 24 minutes Beaufort had their only goal chance with Danny Healy put Jason Foley through but his shot was saved. Brendan Cronin joined the attack from centre-back and was fouled but Fergal Hallissey drove the free wide. Francis Courtney was black carded and Conor Breen was re-introduced. On 29 minutes Ronan Murphy had a point to put Beaufort back in the lead and then Fergal Hallissey scored a free from another pick up off the ground to lead by 2 points. The home side had one last attack when they were awarded a 45 but the Beaufort defence held firm and were glad to hear the final whistle to win on a full-time score of 0-12 to 0-14. Team: Mike Moriarty, Michael John O’Connor, Ger Hartnett, Padraig Hartnett, Sean Fogarty, Jeremiah O’Sullivan, Eanna O’Malley, Fergal Hallissey, James Coffey, James O’Reilly, Francis Courtney, Padraig O’Sullivan, Jason Foley, Ronan Murphy, Conor Breen. Subs: Shane O’Sullivan, Danny Healy, Brendan Cronin, Gary Tangney, Alan Courtney.
Beaufort Seniors sponsored by Maurice Foley of MF Decorating began their Division 4 County League campaign with a win when they defeated Ballyduff in Beaufort on Sunday. Ballyduff settled quickest and had 2 points before Beaufort had their first score. On 5 mins James Coffey ran onto a pass from mid-field from James O’Reilly to open their scoring. James Coffey had his 2nd point on 9 mins after a fine run by wing-back Sean Fogarty. They then had a goal chance but full-forward Ronan Murphy shot wide. On 16 mins Ronan had a point from play. Beaufort had their 2nd goal chance when Jason Foley put James Coffey through but his shot came off the upright. The next score came from the same two players when Jason had a point from play. On 23 mins Conor Breen won a free when he corageously went down of the ball and Fergal Hallissey scored the free. Conor followed up with a point from play. Another goal chance went abegging when Fergal Hallissey shot wide. James Coffey and Nathan Breen did good work to set Francis Courtney up for a point before half-time. Half-time score Beaufort 0-7 to Ballyduff 0-5. Ballyduff began well and inside 7 mins they were level with Ballyduff scoring 3 points and Beaufort had a free from Fergal Hallissey. On 10 mins Fergal had a goal when he fisted a ball that was floated into the square from Ronan Murphy to the net. This was followed by a point from Francis Courtney after he was put through by Padraig O’Sullivan. Beaufort made a switch which saw Ronan Murphy and Fergal Hallissey change positions. Almost immediately Fergal intercepted a short kick-out and lobbed the goal-keeper to put Beaufort ahead 2-9 to 0-8. The goal-keeper redeemed himself by making a fine save from Francis Courtney. Francis got a goal soon afterwards when he was at the end of a move involving James Coffey. Fergal had a point from play when Ronan Murphy took a quick free. Ballyduff pulled a goal back on 22 mins from thier wing-back and followed up with 2 points. But Beaufort finished the stronger with a point from Jason Foley and and a goal and point from James Coffey-the goal coming on the 30th min.
Captain Ger Hartnett who lead by example from full-back drove forward with purpose, wing-back Sean Fogarty had a fine game and his attacking ability is always a threat, The introduction of Nathan Breen at wing-back gave another option for attacking as well as on their kick-out. James Coffey was always dangerous attacking and took his scores well. Fergal Hallissey took his goals well while Jason Foley and Conor Breen worked hard in winning ball and pressurising backs coming forward. Team: Mike Moriarty, Michael John O’Connor, Ger Hartnett capt., Padraig Hartnett, Sean Fogarty, Jeremiah O’Sullivan, Eanna O’Malley, Fergal Hallissey, James Coffey, Padraig O’Sullivan, Francis Courtney, James O’Reilly, Jason Foley, Ronan Murphy, Conor Breen. Subs: Nathan Breen, Shane O’Sullivan, Cathal O’Reilly, Gary Coffey, Gary Tangney, Patch O’Sullivan, Conor Joy. Their next game is away to Ballylongford in the County League next week-end.
Our U-16s sponsored by Killarney Credit Union had their 2nd win in the Eastern Region League on Sunday morning when they defeated Kenmare in Beaufort. They began well and were 3 points up inside 8 mins with points from Paul Murphy, Mike Breen and Mike Healy. On 9 mins Kenmare had a goal before Ciran Kennedy had a point and also Paul Murphy when his shot at goal was save and put over the bar. Between the 12th and 16th mins Kenmare scored 1-3 before Paul Murphy linked with Ciaran Kennedy to finish to the net on 20 mins. Kenmare finished the half with a point to leave the half time score Beaufort 1-5 to Kenmare 2-4.
Whatever was said at half-time by Jimmy and Moss Beaufort started the 2nd half well and Padraig Cronin had a fine foint from play. This was followed by a Paul Murphy goal after he fielded and Aaron Foley free. Mike Healy had a point on 7 mins. Kenmare kicked a 45 to leave Beaufort ahead by 4 points. ciarn Kennedy soon extened this when he had a fine goal but this was cancelled out by Kenmare after sloppy play by Beaufort in defence. They also had a point to level matters. Padraig Cronin again had a good point from play and was followed by one from Liam O’Connor who was put through by Paul Murphy. Kenmare had a goal to go ahead again but Beaufort responded brilliantly with a Ciaran Kennedy goal and point. Another goal from Liam O’Connor came from a hard won ball by Padraig Cronin who saw Liam flick the ball to the net. Beaufort were now leading 4-9 to 4-8-22 mins gone. the final 10 mins saw Beaufort dominate and had another goal from Ciaran Kennedy and a great individual goal from wing-back Luke Sweeney who soloed through the defence. Points from Mike Breen and Aaron Foley 2 points-1 free finished the scoring. This was a very competitive game and the score-line did not do justice to how Kenmare played as with 8 mins left they were only 1 point behind. Beaufort attacked well at every opportunity and took their scores at will. Cormac O’Connor was outstanding at centre-back while Keelan Cahill had a good 2nd half attacking from wing back, Rory Clifford had a good 2nd half while Mike Breen covered an amount of ground from mid-field. Up from Paul Murphy at full forward, Ciaran Kennedy and the har-working Padraig Cronin were always dangerous on the ball and were involved in most scores. Mike Healy did a good job in the 2nd half when he picked up Kenmare dangerous attacking player. Team: Sean Coffey, Michael O’Shea, Cian O’Sullivan, Rory Clifford, Luke Sweeney, Cormac O’Connor, Kealan Cahill, Mike Breen, Aaron Foley, Padraig Cronin, Mike Healy, Ciaran Kennedy, Liam O’Connor, Paul Murphy, Timmy O’Connor. Sub: Ciaran O’Sullivan. Their next game is at home to Kilcummin at 6.00pm. on Monday next.
Beaufort Minors sponsored by Melvin of Carsons Daybreak lost their unbeaten run in the County League when they travelled to Annascaul to play Annascaul/Lispole in a back game on Saturday.
The home side were the quickest off the mark and had 3 points on the board before Beaufort’s first score-On 11 mins after good work by Brendan Cronin set Niall O’Connor up for a goal chance, Niall’s shot was saved but Ryan Sweeney scored a point from the clearance. Soon afterwards they had another goal chance but shot wide. On 13 mins the home side were 1-4 ahead but Beaufort cut this back with a goal from Joseph glinwood after good work by Mike Healy and Mike Breen in defence. On 15 mins Danny Healy had a free when Brendan Cronin was tripped going through. Beaufort had another goal chance on 22 mins. On 23 mins Danny Healy was fouled and he pointed the free. Good fielding by Darragh Currn at midfield set up another good attack but the goal chance went abegging. Just before half-time Beaufort gave the ball away from a free and were punished severely as it resulted in a goal for the home-side. Half time score Annascaul/Lispole 2-5 to Beaufort 1-3. Sub-Ciaran Kenneday for Shane O’Sullivan. The 2nd half began with the homeside pressing ahead. They had 4 unanswered points in the first 5 mins. Sub-Ronan Brosnan for Sean Kelliher. Beaufort had points from Danny Healy (free) and 2 from Niall O’Connor (1 free) in the 2nd half. Overall Beaufort will rue the goal chances they missed while they did not show the same gutsy determination they had shown in their previous games. Hopefully this was a once off! Positively they did not allow the home team to score after the 5th minute as the backs worked hard especially Cormac O’Connor, Mike Healy and Mike Breen and Brendan Cronin at mid-field. Team: Cian O’Sullivan, Cormac O’Connor, Sean Kelliher, Mike Healy, Kevin Coffey, Mike Breen, Conor Cronin, Brendan Cronin, Shane O’Sullivan, Aaron Foley, Joseph Glinwood, Danny Healy, Ryan Sweeney, Niall O’Connor, Darragh Curran. Subs: Ciaran Kennedy, Ronan Brosnan.
Our U-16s sponsored by Killarney Credit Union travelled to Glenflesk on Sunday evening to play the locals in the East Kerry Region League. Beaufort lined out without the injured Ciaran Kennedy but had enough to do the job and come away with a fine win on a score-line of 4-16 to 0-1. Beaufort played against the breeze in the 1st half but were quite wasteful taking the wrong option when attacking but still led at half time 2-6 to 0-6 with goals coming from Jonathan Kissane. The versatile Sean Coffey in goals for Beaufort made 3 outstanding saves to keep Beaufort ahead at the break. The 2nd half saw Beaufort settle into the game better. Cormac O’Connor and Mike Healy were outstanding in the half-back line while the pace of the forwards, in particular Joseph Glinwood and Padraig Cronin from the wing forward positions, along with the strength and drive of Declan Floyd, Mike Breen from mid-field and Aaron Foley on the 40 caused all sorts of problems for the Glenflesk defence. Goals from Joseph and Padraig put the game out of reach in the 2nd half. Glenflesk 0-10, Beaufort 4-16. Team: Sean Coffey, Michael O’Shea, Cian O’Sullivan, Kealan Cahill, Mike Healy, Cormac O’Connor, Luke Sweeney, Declan Floyd, Mike Breen, Padraig Cronin, Aaron Foley, Joseph Glinwood, Timmy O’Connor, Jonathan Kissane, Liam O’Connor. Subs: Ronan Curran, Ciaran O’Sullivan, Ian McGillicuddy.
Our Seniors sponsored by Maurice Foley of MF Decorating travelled to Cromane on Sunday to play the locals in the Mid Kerry League. They played against the breeze in the first half but were first to score-a free from Fergal Hallissey in the 1st min after Edwin Kelliher was fouled. Edwin had Beaufort’s 2nd point from play. This was followed by a point by Ronan Murphy who had moved to full-forward. This was quickly followed by 2 goals from Ronan to put Beaufort into a comfortable position coming up to half-time. They had points from Fergal Hallissey and James Coffey from play leaving the half-time score Beaufort 2-5 to Cromane 0-4. Sub used Padraig Hallissey for Ronan Murphy. Beaufort continued where they left off and had the 1st point of the 2nd half from James O’Reilly. Cromane were awarded a penalty soon afterwards which Sean O’Sullivan scored to cut the lead to 5 points. Fergal Hallissey pointed a free when Edwin Kelliher was fouled. Sub Conor Breen for Edwin Kelliher. Fergal added another free when Francis Courtney was fouled going through. Sub Shane O’Sullivan for Nathan Breen. Mike Moriarty made a fine save in the Beaufort goal and from this a fleeting movement upfield led to Francis Courtney finishing to the net, and soon afterwards Francis had a free. Sub Cathal O’Reilly for Padraig O’Sullivan, Eanna O’Malley for Padraig Hartnett and Gary Coffey for James O’Reilly. Beaufort continued to attack and finished the game with points from play from Fergal Hallissey and Jason Foley. Team: Mike Moriarty, Padraig Hartnett, Gerard Hartnett, Michael John O’Connor, Sean Fogarty, Jeremiah O’Sullivan, James Coffey, Ronan Murphy, Nathan Breen, Padraig O’Sullivan, Francis Courtney, James O’Reilly, Jason Foley, Fergal Hallissey, Edwin Kelliher. Subs: Padraig Hallissey, Conor Breen, Shane O’Sullivan, Eanna O’Malley, Gary Coffey, Cathal O’Reilly, Danny Healy, Brendan Cronin. Their next game is on Sunday next in Beaufort at 2.00p.m. when they start life in Division 4 of the County League. They will play Ballyduff. We hope they begin the campaign with a win at home and all support would be greatly welcome.
Beaufort Minors sponsored by Melvin of Carsons Daybreak had their 2nd win in the County League when they defeated Laune Rangers in Beaufort on Saturday. Played in lovely conditions Rangers settled the quicker and lead by 5 points to nil inside 10 mins. Niall O’Connor got Beaufort’s first score when he had a point from play after good work by Brendan and Conor Cronin. He followed up with a free when Danny Healy was fouled and he again was at the end of a great move which involved the Cronins. Beaufort finally took the lead in the game when Niall and young Paudie Coffey both had points from play. Before half time Cian O’Sullivan made a great save and the defence held firm to lead at half-time by the narrowest of margins Beaufort 1-4 Laune Rangers 0-6.
Though Laune Rangers had the 1st score of the half Beaufort had a point of their own from full-forward Niall O’Connor and could have gone further ahead but Danny Healy had a goal chance well saved by the Rangers goalie. They also had a few more scoring chances but these went abegging. Rangers broke up the field and after a good move had the ball in the Beaufort net to take the lead by 2 points. Another great save from Joseph Glinwood kept Rangers ahead before Conor Cronin put the game beyond their reach. A swift move from the back saw him finish to the net. Almost immediately after a quick free he scored a lovely point and within 2 mins he another move which began with great work by Kevin Coffey and Declan Floyd set Conor up for his 2nd goal-this time off his right leg. The remainder of the game only yielded a point from Laune Rangers but both teams played out a very tough, entertaining final 12 mins with defences on top. Final score: Beaufort 3-7 Laune Rangers 1-10. Team: Cian O’Sullivan, Cormac O’Connor, Sean Kelliher, Michael Healy, Keith Moloney, Mike Breen, Kevin Coffey, Brendan Cronin, Shane O’Sullivan, Aaron Foley, Danny Healy, Conor Cronin, Paudie Coffey, Niall O’Connor, Joseph Glinwood. Subs: Ryan Sweeney, Declan Floyd, Ronan Brosnan, Darragh Curran.