Beaufort U14 footballers sponsored by Sean Coffey of Kate Kearney’s Cottage made it four wins out of four as they completed their Division 3 County League campaign with this surprisingly comfortable victory over a disappointing Spa side in Beaufort on last Wednesday evening. This victory means that Beaufort are guaranteed a home draw for next week’s semi final.
Though aided by the breeze in the first half Beaufort, not for the first time, were slow out of the blocks despite Oisin Cronin’s early goal. They did not settle until Sean O’ Brien struck for a second goal ten minutes before the interval and they led at half time by double scores, 2-6 to 1-3.
Beaufort really took over in the second half with Keith Suter and Ethan Coffey dominating in defence, Sean O’ Brien and Jack Hallissey taking control in midfield and Jack O’ Connor supplying the ammunition for the live wire Oisin Cronin in attack. The scores flowed. Substitute Mark Sheahan struck goal number three, Niall O’ Brien got the fourth and Cronin rounded off a five star performance with his second and Beaufort’s fifth two minutes from the end.
Mark Doona, Tim Coffey, Mark Neary, Jack Coffey, Shane O’ Sullivan, Keith Suter (0-1), Ethan Coffey, Jack Hallissey (0-1), Sean O’ Brien (1-2), Niall O’ Brien (1-0), Jack O’ Connor (0-2), Patrick Crehan, Oisin Cronin (2-3), Killian Kelliher, Niall Carey (0-1).
Subs used: Mark Sheahan (1-0), Max Doyle (0-1), Sean Kissane, Ryan Hartnett and Dara Smith.
Beaufort U12 girls sponsored by Anthony Foley Decorating played Legion in the Group game of the County League on Tuesday evening.
Beaufort are still looking for their first win in the group but they gave a great effort last evening and just came up short. Both teams had met in a challenge game a few weeks ago and Legion won that game very well.
Conditions were very wet but the Beaufort girls put in a great performance especially in the 2nd half. Holly Clifford contributed 1-2 in the first half and a point in the 2nd half and Leanne Hayes scored a point in each half. The 2nd half saw the girls come into their own and had some lovely passing movements and they also defended very well none more than the tenacious Hannah O’Connor who had a great game throughout and Meave Coleman-Horgan who had a great 2nd half and also pitched in with a point. Kerry Egar who moved into full-forward in the 2nd half contributed 1-1 from there while Adele O’Brien, Emma Kissane and Ciara Casey also had a point each from play. Orlaidh O’Brien did very well in goals and carried out some great saves, Emma O’Sullivan, Katie Joy and Juliette Murphy defended brilliantly in the full-back line, Meabhdh Kissane settled in well at wing-back in her first start while Ciara Cronin and Lucy Breen also played very solidly at wing-forward. Adele O’Brien made herself available when needed and linked well with the inside line. Holly Clifford was always dangerous in front of goal while Emily Kissane, Emma Kissane with Ciara Casey who came on at half-time, Cora Coffey and Tara Foley who came on in the 2nd half also contributed very well to the play.
Beaufort also had an array of subs ready to come on. They were Grainne Clifford, Kate Murphy, Sinead Barrett, Roisin Farrell, Rachel Culhane, Ellie O’Leary, and Lola Egar.
Our U12s sponsored by Maurice Foley of MF Decorating began their County League campaign in Beaufort on Sunday evening. They played Castlegregory and Laune Rangers C.
U12A – Draw: Beaufort 4 – 7 (19) Vs Castlegregory 2 – 13 (19)
U12A game was a very tight and exciting one as both sides were evenly matched. With minutes to go, Beaufort were a point down, but they managed to score the badly needed point to get the draw. Kieran Johnson made his debut in goals and did a fantastic job and kept Beaufort in it on a few occasions. Well done Kieran and welcome to the team!! Simon Coffey also had a huge impact and had his work cut out for him as he was marking a very strong Castlegregory player,but he kept the pressure on and did a super job, he also contributed 1-1. Stefan Caulifield-Dreier did a great job in the backs where he collected & cleared some great ball. Kieran Dennehy was top scorer with 1-4 while Timmy Casey had a goal in the first half, Brendie O’Donoghue had a goal and Dylan Ferris scored a point. Final Score, Beaufort 4 – 7 (19), Castlegregory 2 – 13 (19).
U12B: Win for Laune Rangers: Beaufort 3 – 4 (13) Vs Laune Rangers 5 – 7 (22)
U12Bs battled hard but unfortunately the Laune Rangers team proved too strong for them. At half time the score was Beaufort 1 -2 to Laune Rangers 3 – 4. Beaufort never lost heart and came back in 2nd half and scored another 2 goals & 2 points. Caolan Ireland kept score down on a few occasions with some great saves. Josh Coffey was very strong at mid-field and both him and Jack O’Brien made a great contribution to the game. Last point in the game was scored by Sean O’Sullivan. Final Score Beaufort 3 – 4 (13), Laune Rangers 5 – 7(22).
Beaufort U14s sponsored by Beaufort Drama Group travelled to Castlegregory on Sunday afternoon and came away with a 2-3 to 2-10 win.
Their next game is at home to Kerin O’Rahillys on May, 10th.
Beaufort Minors sponsored by Harpoon Connect travelled to Glenflesk on Friday evening to play the locals in the semi-final of Division 3B County League. They had played each other the previous week in the Round game and Glenflesk had won on that occasion.
Beaufort had the first score from a free by County Minor Mike Breen asfter Paul Murphy was fouled. Glenflesk replied with a point. Beaufort had their 2nd point from play after a bad clearance by Glenflesk and Jonathan Kissane scored. Glenflesk answered back with a point to level matters. Beaufort had two frees drop short and were cleared before Glenflesk and two quick points to take the lead. A good block by Aaron Foley set Joseph Glinwood on a mazy run and he finished to the net for Beaufort to retake the lead. Glenflesk’s answer was immediated with three points from their mid-fielders and a free to leave the half-time score Glenflesk 0-8 Beaufort 1-2.
Glenflesk began the 2nd half with intent but great defence by Ian McGillicuddy and a great save by Darragh Curran kept them at bay. Cian O’Sullivan at full-forward won a ball, laid off to Aaron Foley who was fouled but the free dropped short. Glenflesk scored a free to extend their lead. Mike Breen replied with a free for Beaufort. Beaufort brought in Mike Healy at this stage. A good rob by Ciaran Kennedy who had moved to centre-back set wing-back Conor Cronin in for a goal chance but this was saved. Beaufort were having plenty opportunities but scores were hard to come by. Mike Breen who was now at mid-field had a fine run through the middle but his attempt went wide. Beaufort’s next score came from wing-back Declan Floyd who ran onto a side-line ball to score a fine point. Beaufort worked a short kick-out up through the field and Sean Kelliher finished with a point. Mike Breen levelled the game with a free after good work again by Declan Floyd and Mike Healy who was fouled. Cian O’Sullivan and Joseph Glinwood did some good work to set Paul Murphy up for a point. Again Beaufort’s defence stood firm eventhough the tackles were hard with young Ian McGillicuddy and Kevin Coffey outstanding. Beaufort had a goal chance from Aaron Foley but it was saved. Mike Breen who had a great 2nd half intercepted a ball and was fouled. He scored the free which gave Beaufort a two point cushion. Glenflesk tried hard for a winning goal but again Beaufort defence stood firm ably marshalled by Cormac O’Connor at full-back. Glenflesk who looked very impressive in the 1st half and scored some great points from play could only score a free in the 2nd half. Beaufort really upped their game in the 2nd half and with a few positional changes were a different team in the 2nd half.
Team: Darragh Curran, Kevin Coffey, Cormac O’Connor, Ian McGillicuddy, Declan Floyd, Mike Breen, Conor Cronin, Ciaran Kennedy, Sean Kelliher, Jonathan Kissane, Paul Murphy, Aaron Foley, Joseph Glinwood, Cian O’Sullivan, Ryan Sweeney. Subs: Mike Healy, Paudie Coffey, Padraig Cronin.
Beaufort U12 girls sponsored by Anthony Foley Decorating played a strong Cromane team in Beaufort on Tuesday evening. Beaufort defence leaked goals which left the half-time score 7-2 to 1-4. Ciara Casey scored a good team goal before half time and Leanne Hayes scored 3 points, 1 a free and Adele O’Brien also scored a point. The second half saw Beaufort put in a very spirited performance and had another goal from Ciara Casey and a point from play from Leanne Hayes. Though Cromane were much stronger Beaufort tried hard and had 3 more points, 2 from the hard-working Holly Clifford and another from Leanne Hayes from mid-field. Hannah O’Connor, Kerry Egar played very well. Final score 8-10 to 2-8. Beaufort have a fine squad of U12 girls and all were given a run in the game. Panel: Ciara Cronin, Juliette Murphy, Katie Joy, Emma O’Sullivan, Hannah O’Connor, Meave Coleman-Horgan, Tara Foley, Leanne Hayes, Kerry Egar, Lucy Breen, Adele O’Brien, Ciara Casey, Emma Kissane, Emily Kissane, Holly Clifford, Cora Coffey, Meadhbh Kissane, Orlaidh O’Brien, Kate Murphy, Roisin Farrell, Lola Egar, Grainne Clifford, Rachel Lehane, Sinead Barrett, Ellie O’Leary, Ella Doyle, Ciara Byrne.
Beaufort U14 footballers sponsored by Sean Coffey of Kate Kearneys Cottage saw their great run in this year’s Feile competition come to an end on last Saturday in Blennerville when they fell to the home side at the semi final stage after extra time.
All of Beaufort’s scores, two pointed frees from Jack O’Leary and a great goal by Jack O’Connor, came in the first half of the game and gave Beaufort a four point lead coming up to half time. Just before the interval though St. Pats were awarded a penalty which they duly converted to leave the half time score, St. Pats 1-1 Beaufort 1-2.
St Pats dominated the second half but a combination of wasteful forwards coupled with some tremendous Beaufort defending, where Mark Neary, Jack Coffey and Keith Suter were outstanding ensured that scores were hard to come by. There had been no score at all in the second half as the game dragged into injury time but in that added time St. Pats found an equaliser to leave the full time score 1-2 each.
The home side took over the game in extra time as the overworked Beaufort defence finally relented conceding four goals.
Niall O’Brien, Timmy Coffey, Mary Neary, Jack Coffey, Shane O’Sullivan-Rouse, Keith Suter, Max Doyle, Jack Hallissey, Sean O’Brien, Ethan Coffey, Jack O’Connor, Niall Carey, Oisin Cronin, Mark Doona, Jack O’Leary.
Subs used: Oisin O’Connor, Patrick Crehan, Sean Kissane, Ryan Hartnett and Dara Smith.