Beaufort Seniors sponsored by Maurice Foley of MF Decorating kept up their push for promotion on Sunday with a 0-12 to 0-8 win over Brosna in Beaufort. The game began in perfect conditions and Beaufort had the first score when pressure by the forwards paid off and Padraig Doona scored a point. This was followed by a 45 on 3 minutes from Fergal Hallissey for the home side after Darragh Coffey’s attempt was blocked. Padraig Doona had his 2nd point from play. Brosna’s first score from a free on 5 minutes. Beaufort had the first goal chance when Nathan Breen sent Francis Courtney through but he shot wide. Brosna had the next score from a free. Both teams had 2 wides each inside first quarter. Nathan Breen fielded kick out and was fouled, took free to Padraig Doona who again was fouled and Fergal Hallissey scored the resultant free to lead 0-4 to 0-2. Again Brosna scored another free . Darragh Coffey was next of the score-sheet with a fine point from play and this was followed with a point from centre-back Brendan Cronin after good work by Micheal O’Sullivan. Another great score from Beaufort came from Darragh Coffey after good patient work in particular by Nathan Breen and Padraig O’Sullivan. Beaufort were defending well and held Brosna scoreless from play in the first half. Half-time score: Beaufort 0-7 Brosna 0-3.
Brosna’s first score from play came at the start on the 2nd half and this was followed with a Brosna free to leave 2 points between the teams. A foul on Brendan Cronin was punished by Fergal Hallissey to stretch the lead again for the home side. Both sides were guilty of wides before a side line ball on 16 minutes found Padraig Doona and he scored a point from play. Brosna had a free. Padraig O’Sullivan was fouled and Fergal Hallissey pointed and after good work by Padraig Doona he was fouled and Fergal Hallissey pointed another free. Danny Healy and Darragh Coffey combined for a great point to stretch the home lead. Brosna brought out the best from Beaufort’s keeper Mike Moriarty who saved a goalbound shot which went over the bar. Fergal Hallissey was backcarded and replaced by Padraig Hallissey with 8 minutes remaining. Brosna were pushing for a goal and when a break from defence was finished with a fine point by sub Niall O’Connor the 2 valuable points were secured by Beaufort to consolidate their position at the top of the table. Final score: Beaufort 0-12 Brosna 0-8. The home side looked the fresher team and played well as a unit. Their half-back line was outstanding and they also won the mid-field battle while up front Padraig O’Sullivan worked hard and won some great breaks around the middle while inside Darragh Coffey and Padraig Doona took their scores well. Brosna were reliant on the free-taking for their scores. The game was well refereed by Cathal O’Dubhda.
Team: Beaufort-Mike Moriarty, Padraig Hartnett, Gerard Hartnett, James O’Reilly, Patch O’Sullivan, Brendan Cronin, Nathan Breen, Ronan Murphy, Fergal Hallissey, Francis Courtney, Danny Healy, Padraig O’Sullivan, Micheal O’Sullivan, Padraig Doona, Darragh Coffey. Subs used: Conor Breen, Jason Foley, Alan Courtney, Niall O’Connor, Padraig Hallissey.