Junior Beaufort team played Dromid on Wednesday evening in the Barrett Cup in Beaufort and won on a score-line of 2-12 to 0-5. Goals by Brendan Cronin and Niall O’Connor set Beaufort on their way to the semi-final. They now play St. Marys on Friday evening.
Team: Darragh Curran, Shane O’Sullivan, Brendan Cronin, Gary Tangney, Eanna O’Maslley, Sean Fogarty, Jason Foley, Conor Breen, Padraig Hallissey, Dan Doonan, Gary Coffey, Kevin O’Brien, Niall O’Connor, Micheal O’Sullivan, Liam O’Sullivan, Mike Kelliher, Niall O’Shea, Cormac O’Shea, Shane O’Sullivan.
U11s were beaten by Kilgarvan on Monday evening in Beaufort and also lost out to Laune Rangers on Wednesday evening though they played well. Panel: Kealan Ireland, Oran Smith, Luke O’Connor, Nicholas Doyle, Sam Roberts, Kieran Dennehy, Jack O’Sullivan, Darragh Crehan, Patrick Galvin, Tim Casey, Dylan Ferris, Jack O’Brien, Simon coffey, Mikie Moriarty, Adam Neary, Ciaran Cronin, Stefan Caulfield-Drier.
U12s sponsored by Maurice Foley of MF Decorating played Laune Rangers on Wednesday evening in Killorglin and were beaten on a score-line of 4-13 to 3-11. Laune Rangers were stronger and more physical though Beaufort tried hard until the end. Team: Patrick Galvin, Sean Kissane, Max Doyle, Ethan Coffey, Oisin Cronin, Sean O’Brien, Jack O’Connor, Jack O’Leary, Mark Sheahan, Kieran Dennehy, Niall Carey, Tim Casey.
Beaufort Minors sponsored by Melvin of Carsons Daybreak lost out to Gneeveguilla in the East Kerry League Final played in Dirreen Pitch on Thursday pm last. beaufort Began well but a hard tackle on Beaufort’s captain and most influential player Danny Healy saw him being replaced shortly afterwards. Beaufort had the first score on 6 minutes when midfielder Brendan Cronin linked up with Niall O’Connor for a point. Beaufort were luckly on a few occasion when Gneeveguilla were lucky on a few occasions when Gneeveguilla were wide with a free, a bad wid from play and a goal chance sleared off the line by Conor Cronin. Gneeveguilla had a a pointed free on 12 minutes and 2 minutes later they had a point from play. Danny Healy who was clearly hampered by his injury was replaced by Luke Sweeney. Beaufort had 2 wides before Brendan Cronin put Paudie Coffey through for a point. Niall O’Connor had a free on 22 minutes which was followed by 2 wides. Shane O’Sullivan made a good block down which led to Mike Breen scoring a great point after the referee played advantage. Beaufort were up 2 points at this stage. Darragh Curran cleared a ball off his line but Gneeveguilla won possession from the clearance, won a free and scored. Half-time Beaufort 0-4 Gneeveguilla 0-3.
Gneeveguilla were level within a minute of the start from a free and immediately had another free to lead by one. They had a point from play on 5 minutes. A great long clearance from Darragh Curran to Luke Sweeney, found Brendan Cronin who was fouled but was wide with the free. A great intercept by Mike Breen put Niall O’Connor through for a goal on 9 minutes to go back in the lead by the minimum. On 12 minutes Gneeveguilla had a point from a free-level again. Both teams had goal scoring chances within 2 minutes but both were wide. Half-way through the 2nd half Danny Healy was re introduced but was clearly injured. On 17 minutes Gneeveguilla had a fisted point. On 20 minutes Shane O’Sullivan had a shot deflected onto the post. Gneeveguilla had 3 wides before they had another free on 29 minutes. On 30 minutes Beaufort had a goal chance but was intercepted before Gneeveguilla ended the scoring with a free. Full-time score Beaufort 1-4 Gneeveguilla 0-9. Team: Darragh Curran, Cian O’Sullivan, Cormac O’Conor, Ciaran Kennedy, Kevin Coffey, Mike Breen, Conor Cronin, Brendan Cronin, Ryan Sweeney, Shane O’Sullivan, Aaron Foley, Danny Healy, Joseph Glinwood, Paudie Coffey, Niall O’Connor, Conor Cronin. Subs: Luke Sweeney, Padraig Cronin, Ronan Brosnan, (Apologies to Ronan for his name not been on the Match Programme)
Beaufort U14s sponsored by Sean Coffey of Kate Kearneys Cottage began their campaign in the Mid-Kerry Championship with a win. Cromane were short a few on the evening so Beaufort players made up their 15. Final score Beaufort 3-10 Cromane 2-7. Beaufort team: Sean Coffey, Shane O’Sullivan Rouse, Mark Neary, Jack Hallissey, John O’Connell, Ciaran O’Sullivan, Jack Hallissey, Ian Mcgillicuddy, Liam Curran, Jack Sweeney, Jack O’Connor, William Joy, Darragh Dennehy, Keith Floyd, Patrick Crehan.
Beaufort Minors sponsored by Melvin of Carsons Daybreak hosted Fossa in the semi-final of the East Kerry League on Monday evening. The earlier round game between the sides ended with a 2 point victory for Fossa so a close game was anticipated. Beaufort began with intent and showed the greater hunger. They dominated the first quarter with 3 points from Danny Healy, point each from Brendan Cronin, Mike Breen and Aaron Foley and a goal from Niall O’Connor for a lead of 1-6 to Nil before Fossa had their opening score. Beaufort’s defence were well on top and also helped out by mid-fielder Brendan Cronin. Fossa’s first score was a close in free when referee played advantage but nothing came of it. They had a goal chance from the same player after 18 minutes but he shot wide accross the goals. From the kick-out Fossa won possession and scored after a good solo-run. Beaufort’s keeper Darragh Curran who has been in good form of late made a great save off a Fossa shot, the home team broke and Aaron Foley was on hand to finish to the net. To their credit Fossa’s fought back and had a fine point after winning possession in the middle and this was followed immediately with a point from play. Beaufort kept slotting over points and had 2 in quick succession from Danny Healy and Niall O’Connor. Fossa again fielded from the kick-out and kicked a fine point. Ciaran Kennedy clear a Fossa attack off the goal line and from the fluent attack by the home side the Fossa keeper made a point blank save off Danny Healy. Beaufort had their 3rd goal soon after from Niall O’Connor after good approach play from the outstanding U16 player Mike Breen at centre-back and Danny Healy. Fossa were unlucky not to cancel out this goal almost straight away but Darragh Curran again brought off a fine save. Paudie Coffey had a point for Beaufort when he was put through by Danny Healy before Fossa ended the half with 2 points. Half-time score Beaufort 3-9 Fossa 0-7.
Sub at half-time for Beaufort Joseph Glinwood for Mike Healy
Fossa began the 2nd half with the first score – a free. On 37 minutes Aaron Foley had a point for the home side and should have had a goal when he was put through by Niall O’Connor but his chip went harmlessly wide. Beaufort brought on Padraig Cronin and Kevin Coffey as subs at this stage. Again Darragh Curran had a good save off a superb shot on 44 minutes. Fossa scored a good point which was soon followed by another. Niall O’Connor added another well taken goal on 53 minutes.
Fossa battled to the end and had 2 points before Danny Healy had the final say with a well-struck penalty to leave the full-time score Beaufort 5-11 Fossa 0-12.
Beaufort’s backs and goal-keeper were in outstanding form as was Brendan Cronin at mid-field, Danny Healy, Niall O’Connor and Aaron Foley were the pick of the forwards. For Fossa wing-back Brian Myers tried hard, Matthew Renee played well and attacked whenever possible. Cillian Bellew was the pick of the forwards as Beaufort had marshalled the Clifford brothers well and held them scoreless from play. The game was well refereed by Tom Moriarty of the Legion club.
Beaufort: Darragh Curran, Cian O’Sullivan, Cormac O’Connor, Ciaran Kennedy, Mike Healy, Mike Breen, Declan Floyd, Brendan Cronin, Shane O’Sullivan, Aaron Foley, Danny Healy, Conor Cronin, Paudie Coffey, Niall O’Connor, Ryan Sweeney. Subs: Joseph Glinwood, Padraig Cronin, Kevin Coffey
Beaufort Seniors sponsored by Maurice Foley of MF Decorating travelled to Currow on Saturday evening to play Cordal in the County League. 2 points would have put Beaufort in a very good position to get nearer to promotion but this was not to be. Final score Cordal 0-15 Beaufort 1-10, Half-time score Cordal 0-9 Beaufort 1-6. Unfortunately Beaufort scored only 4 points in the 2nd half, 2 frees. Cordal began well and had the first 3 scores inside 3 minutes with a point from a free, one from play and a long range free from Cordals goalie. Beaufort had their first score on 4 minutes when Padraig O’Sullivan put Jason Foley through for a goal. Kevin O’Brien had a free which was cancelled out by a Cordal point before Kevin had another free on 9 mins. A quickly taken free saw Cordal have another free before Danny Healy had a point from play. Jeremiah O’Sullivan was hit hard which led to a black card. Beaufort had another goal chance on 18 minutes when Kevin O’Brien tried to flick ball to net. On 18 minutes Jason Foley received a black card for a hand trip and was replaced by Niall O’Connor. Cordal had 2 points to lead by 3, Beaufort had a point from kevin O’Brien which was immediatly cancelled out by a Cordal point to lead by 3 again. Fergal Hallissey had a point from a 45 to cut the deficit to 2. Danny Healy and Kevin O’Brien had points to leave the half-time score Cordal 0-9 Beaufort 1-6. Beaufort began the 2nd half well in the line of possession but their shooting and decision making were not the best. Niall O’Connor had a goal chance but Niall O’Connor was blocked. Fergal Hallissey had a free on 5mins to put Beaufort ahead-the only time in the game they lead. On 15 mins Cordals goalie had a point and was followed by another from play to level matters. Ronan Murphy had a goal chance before Cordal had a fisted point and a point from play. Score 13 points to 1-8. Danny Healy had another point and a free from Kevin O’Brien while Cordal had the 2 last scores, a free from their goalie and a point from play. Beaufort were pushing for a goal but had too many players forward made this almost impossible. Final score Cordal 0-15 Beaufort 1-10.
Team: Mike Moriarty, Michael John O’Connor, Gerard Hartnett, Padraig Hartnett, Shane O’Sullivan, James O’Reilly, Sean Fogarty, Ronan Murphy, Fergal Hallissey, Jason Foley, Padraig O’Sullivan, Jeremiah O’Sullivan, Danny Healy, Kevin O’Brien, Edward O’Sullivan. Sub used Niall O’Connor for Jason Foley-black carded, Patch O’Sullivan, Brendan Cronin, Shane O’Sullivan.
Beaufort U16s sponsored by Killarney Credit Union had a fine win in the Division 3 County League Final which was played in Fossa on Wednesday evening. This game was delayed due to a mix-up with referees but Padraig O’Sullivan stood in and did a great job at short notice.
Beaufort never looked in trouble in this game as the score-line shows and won out Beaufort 2-19 Spa 2-5. Beaufort lead at half time 2-9 to 1-3 with goals from Ciaran Kennedy and Jonathan Kissane. Spa lost their most influential player and captain Dara Moynihan to injury in the first half and this really hampered Spa’s effort. They were over reliant on David Spillane to make things happen for them. Again as ever Mike Breen played the captains part and drove on from mid-field ably assisted by the hard-working Declan Floyd. Mike contributed 4 points in the first half and 1 point in the 2nd half. All players gave it their all but in particular Beaufort’s half-back line of Mike Healy, Luke Sweeney and Kealan Cahill dominated the play and Spa found it hard to get inside this line. Aaron Foley at full-forward kicked 4 points while Ciaran Kennedy contributed 1-2, the impressive Kealan Cahill at wing-back scored 2 points. The usual busy players Paudie Coffey at corner forward and Padraig Cronin at wind forward were well marshalled but Paudie Coffey contributed 2 frees in the 2nd while Jonathan Kissane in the other corner scored 1-2 in the first half. Paul Murphy also had a point in the first half. Sean Coffey in goals was dependable and brought off a fine save in the first half. The full-back line of Cian O’Sullivan, Cormac O’Connor and the ever improving Rory Clifford dominated their more physical players, but were well up for the occasion and set up numerous breaks. All subs were introduced in the game and didn’t seem to weaken the team in any way. Well done to all concerned and to trainers Jimmy Kennedy and Moss Foley.
Coiste na nOg Officer Mary Jo Curran presented the well-deserving Beaufort captain Mike Breen with the winning plaque.
Team: Sean Coffey, Cian O’Sullivan, Cormac O’Connor, Rory Clifford, Mike Healy, Luke Sweeney, Kealan Cahill, Declan Floyd, Mike Breen capt. Padraig Cronin, Ciaran Kennedy, Paul Murphy, Paudie Coffey, Aaron Foley, Johnathan Kissane. Subs: Joseph Glinwood, Michael O’Shea, Timmy O’Connor, Ian McGillicuddy, Brian Coffey, Liam O’Connor. Injured player Dylan O’Sullivan