Beaufort U16s v Cordal/Scartaglin in East Region League

Beaufort sponsored by Killarney Credit Union hosted Cordal/Scartaglin on Easter Monday in the East Region League.

The visitors began well winning the throw in and scored a goal. Jason Coffey-Hallissey had a point for Beaufort before Cordal/Scartaglin had 4 points without reply.  Sean Coffey made a fine save in the home goal but the rebound led to a point and soon afterwards another goal.  Beaufort were given a life-line when a mistake by the keeper saw full-forward Keith Floyd score a goal.  This was cancelled out soon afterwards when another fine save by Sean Coffey but Cordal/Scartaglin were first to react and the ball was finished to the net.  They followed up with 5 points.  Beaufort had the last score of the game with a goal from their full-forward again Keith Floyd who was at the end of a good run from Ciaran O’Sullivan.  Half-time score:  Beaufort 2-1 Cordal/Scartaglin 3-10.

Beaufort had the first 3 points of the 2nd half with 2 frees from Darragh Dennehy and a point from mid-fielder Ciaran O’Sullivan. A well worked point by Beaufort was started and finished by  the hard working William Joy.  Cordal/Scartaglin had their first point of the 2nd half.  Jason Coffey-Hallissey had a point as did William Joy. Cordal/Scartaglin had 2 goals and a point while goals from Ian McGillicuddy and a late goal from mid-fielder Ciaran O’Sullivan for the homeside left the final score Beaufort 4-7 Cordal/Scartaglin 5-14.

Cordal/Scartaglin were much the stronger physical team  while for Beauforts John O’Connell, Keith Suter, Ciaran O’Sullivan and William Joy worked hard and Ian McGillicuddy had a good 2nd half. Tim Coffey showed well when he came on in the 2nd half.

Teams Beaufort: Sean Coffey, Mark Neary, Ian McGillicuddy, John O’Connell, Keith Suter, Jack Hallissey, Shane O’Sullivan Rouse, Ciaran O’Sullivan, Liam Curran, Darragh Dennehy, William Joy, Eoghan O’Hagan, Jason Coffey-Hallissey, Keith Floyd, Jack Sweeney.

Beaufort Seniors v An Gheaeltacht in Round 2 Division 2 County League

Our Senior men sponsored by Maurice Foley of MF Decorating in Round 2 of the County League (Division 2) were away to An Ghaeltacht on Sunday.  Initial conditions were less than perfect with a strong southerly wind and a mix of rain and hail.  Captain Nathan Breen was first on the ball winning the throw in but play was suspended after two and a half minutes due to extremely heavy hail.  This cleared swiftly and once the players returned to the field there was a good run for the away side but the first chance of a point was easily saved by Tomás Mac an tSaoir.  Play was slow due to the conditions and after eight minutes Dara Ó Sé of an Gaeltacht scored the first point of the game.  Danny Healy of Beaufort won the kick out but he was heavily marked by Peter Paul Sauerland and Séan Ó Bambaire and ultimately lost the ball to Seán Micheál Ó Conchúir.  The ball was swiftly passed to PJ Mac Láimh and after a beautiful block from Gerard Hartnett of Beaufort it fell into the hands Eoin Mac Gearailt who was later fouled by the Beaufort men.  The free that followed resulted in the second point for both an Ghaeltacht and Dara Ó Sé and moments later the an Ghaeltacht man scored a hat trick from another free.  There was great passing for both sides but due to slippy conditions it was difficult to make headway.  An Ghaeltacht’s fourth point came in the fifteenth minute off the boot of PJ Mac Láimh.  There were two frees awarded to Beaufort in the seventeenth minute taken by Feral Hallissey and Francis Courtney respectively but both unfortunately fell wide of the mark and an Ghaeltacht answered in the nineteenth minute with a point for Pádraig Óigí Ó Sé.  Great passing between James Coffey, Gerard Hartnett, Pádraig O’Sullivan, Nathan Breen and Ronan Murphy lead to James Coffey scoring the opening point for Beaufort and just two minutes later Danny Healy set Feral Hallissey up to nicely score Beaufort’s second point of the day.  Pádraig Hallissey came on for Francis Courtney in the twenty sixth minute and following three misses for Beaufort referee Paul Hayes blew the whistle for half time.  Half time scores were an Ghaeltacht 0-5 Beaufort 0-2.

Weather conditions in the second half were much improved from the first and the throw in was won by Pádraig Ó Sé of the home side.  An Ghaeltacht settled into the second half with ease scoring points within the first few minutes coming from both Séamus Ó Muircheartaigh and Ciarán Ó Céilleachair and then a goal for PJ Mac Láimh.  There was brilliant mid field work for the Beaufort men but a missed opportunity for James Coffey saw the ball heading right up the opposite end of the field resulting in a point for Pádraig Óigí Ó Sé of an Ghaeltacht.  After a missed free to Beaufort in the thirty eight minute Jeremiah O’Sullivan, Jason Foley and Michael O’Sullivan were introduced to the team. Tomás Mac an tSaoir came up the field to take a 45 for an Ghaeltacht but was unsuccessful however the ball was right on the mark in the forty fourth minute  when Seán Ó Bambaire passed the ball to PJ Mac Láimh and it was safely buried in the back of the Beaufort net.  There was a quick substitution for Beaufort with Danny Healy coming off to make way for Niall O’Connor.  The hard work for Beaufort that followed was finally rewarded  with a point for James Coffey and this was followed by two points, one from a free for Fergal Hallissey and the other from play James Coffey once again.  Daragh Coffey of Beaufort displayed some great footwork but was taken down by the home side resulting in a free to be taken by Feral Hallissey who unfortunately slipped just as he made contact with the ball.  There was heavy play in front of the an Ghaeltacht goal which resulted in a free for Beaufort that was well executed by Daragh Coffey.  In the dying minutes of the game Beaufort had a chance on goal but this was well saved by Tomás Mac an tSaoir and was followed by a missed free Feral Hallissey.  Shane Ó Grifín of an Ghaeltacht closed the game with the final point for the home side leaving the full time score An Ghaeltacht 2-9 Beaufort 0-6.  Team:  Mike Moriarty, Michael John O’Connor, Gerard Hartnett, Brendan Cronin, James Reilly, Nathan Breen capt, Padraig Hartnett, Fergal Hallissey, James Coffey, Sean Kelliher, Francis Courtney, Padraig O’Sullivan, Danny Healy, Ronan Murphy, Daragh Coffey.

Senior Ladies v Inbhear Sceine Gaels in Division 1 County League

Ladies Senior team sponsored by Tom Crowley of The Inn Between had their 2nd win in Division 1 of the County League with a 0-10 to 3-13 win against Inbhear Sceine Gaels, Kenmare in Kenmare on Sunday. They played with the elements of wind and rain in the first half and led at half-time 0-2 to 2-9 with the goals coming from Fiadhna Tangney and Cliona Coffey and a share of points from Patrice Dennehy, Sarah Houlihan, Fiadhna Tangney and Sinead O’Connor.  The 2nd half had the wind die down but Beaufort defended well and Kenmare were reliant on Claire O’Sullivan for scores especially from frees.  Sinead O’Conor had 2 good points, Fiadhna Tangney scored a goal and a point and Sarah Houlihan had a point.  Team:  Anna-Marie O’Donoghue, Aisling O’Sullivan, Maura O’Sullivan, Niamh O’Sullivan, Sinead O’Connell, Lisa Dennehy, MaryAnn Doherty, Amy Foley, Tara Breen, Sinead O’Connor, Patrice Dennehy, Cliona Coffey, Sarah Houlihan, Fiadhna Tangney, Jodie Murphy.  Subs:  Emma Breen, Orla Dennehy, Nicola Coffey.

U14 girls v Churchill in County League

U14 girls Sponsored by Beaufort Drama Group started their county league campaign in difficult conditions, gale force winds at times, against newly reformed Churchill. Beaufort started well against the wind with a goal from Maggie Kingston in the first minute. This was quickly followed by points from play from Tara Clifford, Maggie Kingston and Leanne Hayes. Beaufort settled well and a brace of goals from Leanne helped Beaufort establish a comfortable lead with 3-09 to 0-0 after 15 minutes. Some older players were taken off at this point and replaced with two subs Cora Coffey and Meabh Coleman Horgan for the remainder of the first half. Beaufort had two points from Holly Clifford and the final score in this half from full forward Leanne Hayes. Churchill  got into their game and put some nice moves together and finished the first half with a score of 3-12 to 3-01.

The second half saw a change of goalkeeper, Emily Kissane out and Maggie Kingston went in between the posts. Many players changed positions and the girls worked well at times, putting some nice passing moves together. Tara Clifford opened the scoring in the second half, followed by 2 each from Hannah O’Connor and Holly Clifford. Emma O’Sullivan found the target also and Cora Coffey found the back of the net with a goal. Holly Clifford scored twice more and Hannah Hallissey sealed the win with a goal. The backs played very well, working together to close down attacks and interrupt the opposition. It was a good performance overall, an encouraging start to the season. Final score 5-20 to 3-01.

Team: Emily Kissane, Juliet Murphy, Caoimhe Foley, Hannah Hallissey (1-00),  Ciara Casey, Katie Joy, Rebecca McHugh, Maggie Kingston (1-02), Leena Kissane, Hannah O’Connor (0-02), Tara Clifford (0-05), Sinead Kissane, Holly Clifford (0-06), Leanne Hayes (2-04), Emma O’Sullivan (0-01). Subs Cora Coffey (1-0), Meabh Coleman Horgan.

Minors v Rathmore and Laune Rangers in Rounds 2 and 4 of Division 2 County League

Minors sponsored by Harpoon Connect played Rathmore in a back game on Wednesday evening last. Beaufort lined out without the injured Mike Breen but began well and had lead after 15 minutes with points from Ciaran Kennedy(3 f), a goal from Cian O’Sullivan and a point each from Aaron Foley and Joe Glinwood from play. Rathmore settled into the game and really took over and lead at half-time 4-9 to 1-4.  The home team continued where they left off and went on and score another 7 points while Beaufort only had a Ciaran Kennedy point from play to add to their total.  Final score: Rathmore 4-16 Beaufort 1-5.


On Saturday last they hosted Laune Rangers and unfortunately things didn’t improve for them.  Rangers played with the wind in the 1st half, had a lot of the play and led at half-time 1-7 0-4.  Beaufort’s scores came from Ciaran Kennedy-3points, Joseph Glinwood and Paudie Coffey. Beaufort had the first score of the half with a point from Ciaran Kennedy after good pressure work by the forwards but it was another 11 minutes before Ciaran had 2 frees in quick succession.  Their next score was another free on 23 minutes to leave 4 points between the teams.  Laune Rangers had a goal after the ball was lost at midfield and they scored on the break.  Ciaran Kennedy had two late points to leave the final score Beaufort 0-10 Laune Rangers 2-9.

Team:  David O’Shea, Rory Clifford, Cormac O’Connor, Ian McGillicuddy, Ciaran O’Sullivan, Liam O’Connor, Kealan Cahill, Jonathan Kissane,Declan Floyd, Padraig Cronin, CIaran Kennedy, Joseph Glinwood, Paudie Coffey, Cian O’Sullivan, Aaron Foley.  Subs: Luke Sweeney, William Joy, Michael O’Shea, Eoghan O’Hagan, Liam Curran, Michael Healy

Beaufort Ladies v Corca Dhuibhne in 1st Round of Division 1 County League

SENIOR LADIES sponsored by Tom Crowley of The Inn Between had a successful outing in their first game of Division 1 County League.  They travelled to Lispole to play Corca Dhuibhne on Sunday morning.  U16 Kerry star Fiadhna Tangney and Sinead O’Connor contributed to their scores in the first half.  They were down 3-4 to 1-4 but a great 2nd half display saw them win by 4-8 to 4-13.  Two goals from Amy Foley and one from Patrice  Dennehy along with points from Fiadhna Tangney contributed well to this fine win.  Scorers:  Amy Foley 2-2, Fiadhna Tangney 1-5, Patrice Dennehy 1-2 and Sinead O’Connor 0-4.  Team:  Anna M O’Donoghue, Aisling O’Sullivan, Fay O’Donoghue, Maura O’Sullivan, Mary Ann Doherty, Lisa Dennehy, Niamh O’Sullivan, Amy Foley, Tara Breen, Sinead O’Connell, Patrice Dennehy, Jodie Murphy, Sinead O’Connor, Cliona Coffey,.  Subs used:  Fiadhna Tangney and Emma Breen. Others:  Maria O’Shea, Orla Dennehy, Aoife O’Brien, Nicola Coffey, Joanne Murphy.

Beaufort Seniors v Spa in 1st Round of Dvision 2 County League

Beaufort sponsored by Maurice Foley of MF Decorating hosted Spa in Round 1 of Divison 2 of County League on Sunday.

The game was played in perfect weather conditions.


Spa began well with had the first 2 attacks which resulted in a wide and a score from Micheal Foley after after patient possession. He was fouled after he delivered the ball which resulted in a close in free which was scored by Craig Hickey.


Daragh Coffey had a point from play for the home side after Danny Healy picked up a break and put him through for the homeside’s first score.

This was answered almost immediately by a point from the ever dangerous Mike McCarthy. Wingback Shane Cronin was on hand to fist a score after a Beaufort attack broke down.


On 10 minutes Beaufort had their first goal from Ronan Murphy after good work by Daragh Coffey. Both sides missed frees which was followed by a superb save by Beauforts custodian Mike Moriarty. Spa and Craig Hickey again had a scorable free after the ball was moved in.  On 20 minutes Padraig O’Sullivan was fouled and Daragh Coffey scored the free after again it was brought forward by referee Paddy Whyte.


Craig Hickey had 2 frees on 25th and 27th minutes.


Beaufort would be left to rue their wides tally and thank their goalie Mike MOriarty for another fantastic save a minute before the half-time whistle.

Andrew Garnett had the final say in this half when Beaufort lost possession and he was on had to score a point to leave the half-time score Beaufort

1-3 Spa 0-9.

The home side began the 2nd half well and after winning the throw-in Fergal Hallissey had a point from play. They again won the kick out and moved the ball well, a final pass to Nathan Breen saw him finish to the net.  A dubious free saw Craig Hickey add to his free tally before full-forward Ronan Murphy had a great goal chance but shot wide.  Craig Hickey had a point from play and soon followed with a pointed free.  Michael Foley extended their lead with a free while Beaufort had a wide and a Niall O’Connor attempt that dropped short.

Spa sub Evan Cronin saw black and then was shown a red on 20 mins of the 2nd half. A quick free caught Beaufort napping and Mike McCarthy was on had to score a point from play.  Francis Courtney had a free and this was followed by a 45 from Fergal Hallissey after sub Jeremiah O’Sullivan had his attempt was blocked.  O’Sullivan joined the attack again and was fouled which led to a Daragh Coffey free. Only a point between the teams but  Michael Foley was at the end of a patient move by Spa to leave 2 between the teams at the final whistle.  Final score Beaufort 2-7 Spa 0-15.


Spa were more clinical in their play and passed the ball around until the scoring chance was on while Beaufort rushed their attempts at times and gave away needless frees.

Beaufort: Mike Moriarty, Michael John O’Connor, Gerard Hartnett, Brendan Cronin, Padraig Hartnett, Nathan Breen, James O’Reilly, Fergal Hallissey, James Coffey, Padraig O’Sullivan, Francis Courtney, Danny Healy, Ronan Murphy, Daragh Coffey.