Beaufort U14 Girls v Dingle in Division 4 County League

BEAUFORT U-14 GIRLS Sponsored by Beaufort Drama Group beat Dingle in Dingle on a final score of Beaufort 4-7 Dingle 1-1.

This was a 13 a side match. Beaufort started strongly, with Emma O’Sullivan opening the score for Beaufort with a point, proving she plays just as well up the pitch as well as in goals. This was followed by points from Maggie Kingston and Tara Clifford. Maggie withdrew with injury and was replaced by Sinead Kissane. Beaufort continued well with goals from Adele O’Brien and Cora Coffey and two points from play from Tara Clifford. Score at halftime was 2-6 to 0-0. Subs on after half time, Roisin Kennedy, Leanne Hayes, Hannah O’Connor, Juliet Murphy for Holly Clifford, Leena Kissane, Caoimhe Foley and Tara Clifford. Adele found the back of the net again.

Leanne Hayes scored a point from play and sub Saoirse Dorrian for Ciara Casey also scored a goal. Dingle scored 1-1 from play in the second half.


Orlaith O’Brien, Juliet Murphy, Caoimhe Foley, Hannah Hallissey, Ciara Casey, Katie Joy, Rebecca McHugh, Maggie Kingston (0-1), Leena Kissane, Emma O’Sullivan (0-1), Tara Clifford (0-3), Adele O’Brien (2-1), Holly Clifford, Leanne Hayes (0-1), Cora Coffey (1-0), Roisin Kennedy, Hannah O’Connor, Sinead Kissane, Saoirse Dorrian (1-0)

Panel: Emma O’Sullivan, Juliet Murphy, Caoimhe Foley, Hannah Hallissey, Ciara Casey, Katie Joy, Rebecca McHugh, Maggie Kingston, Leena Kissane, Hannah O’Connor, Tara Clifford, Adele O’Brien, Holly Clifford, Leanne Hayes, Cora Coffey, Roisin Kennedy, Sinead Kissane, Meabh Coleman Horgan, Emily Kissane.

Beaufort Seniors v Listowel Emmets in Junior Premier Championship

BEAUFORT SENIORS sponsored by Maurice Foley of MF Decorating and Listowel Emmets will have to do it all again in Round 1 of the Premier Junior Championship as they drew 1:18 all after extra time in Frank Sheehy Park, Listowel on Saturday 23rd April. Apart from a strong southwesterly breeze which favoured Beaufort in the first half the conditions were quite good. The opening point went to Beaufort’s Francis Courtney a mere 10 seconds into the game.  This was followed a couple of minutes later by a point for Listowel Emmet’s Captain Conor Cox who fisted the ball over the bar and then got his second point of the day shortly after from a free.  Beaufort were awarded a free in the seventh minute but it was off target, however, minutes later Liam Carey scored the sides second point from play.  After a quick jersey change for Beaufort, Listowel Emmets had a good goal attempt but this was well saved by keeper Mike Moriarty.  In the eleventh minute Conor Cox scored his third point of the day for Listowel Emmets but this was quickly equalised and bettered by Beaufort’s Ronan Murphy who scored two points back to back.  The teams however were level again after fifteen minutes of play when David Sheehy of Listowel Emmets put the ball over the bar.  Beaufort’s Danny Healy looked sure to score a goal for the away side however this was taken care of by Keith Hughes who blocked the attempt keeping the sides level for a little longer.  Play over the next eight minutes was very intense which saw Listowel Emmets scoring four points from play and two points for Beaufort from Ronan Murphy and Francis Courtney.  A good passage of play almost ended in a goal for Beaufort’s Liam Carey but this unfortunately hit the post however Beaufort were awarded a free in the twenty seventh minute which Francis Courtney once again sent sailing over the bar.  Just before half time Ronan Murphy levelled the game again when he scored a fisted point.  Half-time score Listowel Emmets 0-8 Beaufort 0-8.


The 2nd half began well for Bryan Murphy of Listowel Emmets with an on target attempt at goal and two points from play for the team. Beaufort got their second half scores under when Jeremiah O’Sullivan scored his first point of the evening and Michael John O’Connor came on for Brendan Cronin.  Listowel Emmets Captain Conor Cox scored two more points for the home side.  Jack McGuire received a yellow card for a tackle on Ronan Murphy, this was followed by a point for Fergal Hallissey in the resulting free.  Minutes later Beaufort’s Ronan Ferris scored the sides first goal and this was followed by points for James O’Reilly of Beaufort and David Sheehy of Listowel Emmets.  Kevin Ferris came on for Danny Healy and the next four minutes saw Beaufort’s Fergal Hallissey, Mike Breen, Ronan Ferris and Francis Courtney score a point each.  Just before full time Listowel Emmets scored two back to back points which once again levelled the sides at 1-15 sending the game into Extra Time.


The first half of extra time saw the Beaufort men score three points in the first four minutes, one from play and two from frees and this was answered buy a point from play for Conor Cox of Listowel Emmets. The score at the end of the first ten minutes was Listowel Emmets 1:16 Beaufort 1:18.  Jason Foley came on for Jeremiah O’Sullivan at the start of the second half of extra time and play was very intense for both sides.  Beaufort Captain Nathan Breen marked his man very well in an excellent passage of play which ended with him blocking Listowel Emmets Aidan Quinn beautifully.  Conor Cox narrowed the gap in the scores when Listowel Emmets were awarded a free bringing them to just a one point deficit and then Beaufort’s Gerard Hartnett blocked another scoring attempt by Conor Cox keeping Beaufort ahead just a little longer.  Beaufort’s Michael John O’Connor got a yellow card and the free that followed, taken by Noel Kennelly levelled the sides once again.  Just before the end of the second half of extra time Ronan Murphy kicked the ball and it look sure to go over but was unfortunately just wide of the post. Francis Courtney also had a free which was kicked wide. Full time score Listowel Emmets 1:18 Beaufort 1:18.


Beaufort Team: Mike Moriarty, Padraig Hartnett, Gerard Hartnett, Brendan Cronin, Jeremiah O’Sullivan, Mike Breen, James O’Reilly, Ronan Murphy, Nathan Breen (Captain), Sean Kelleher, Fergal Hallissey, Padraig Doona, Danny Healy, Francis Courtney, Liam Carey. Subs:

Padraig O’Sullivan, Michael John O’Connor, Jason Foley, Kevin Ferris, Padraig Doona, Niall O’Connor, Padraig Hallissey, Ronan Ferris, Michael O’Sullivan, Sean Fogarty, Sean Foley, Conor Green, Gary Coffey, Gary Tangney, Darragh Coffey, Shane O’Sullivan, Cian O’Sullivan.

Beaufort U12 boys v Keel in Preliminary Round of County League

BEAUFORT U12 boys sponsored by Maurice Foley of MF Decorating played Keel in the Preliminary Round of the County League. The Amber team had a very competitive game played in great spirit by both teams.

Beaufort got off to a great start and led by 3:07 to 3:02 at half time.

A slow start to the second half saw Beaufort fall behind, but the team rallied to draw level and appeared to have done enough to get a draw when a last minute goal saw Keel take the spoils.

The Blue team started slowly and soon found themselves trailing by 4 points to 1 before getting into the game and managing to actually finish the first half leading by 6 points.

Keel took control again early in the second half and managed build up a 4 point lead but the Beaufort players dug deep to come back and grind out a draw.

U14 boys v Glenbeigh/Glencar/Cromane in County League

BEAUFORT U14s sponsored by Sean Coffey of Kate Kearneys Cottage played away last Wednesday and put in the best performance to date against a very strong GGC team. At half-time, Beaufort were behind by 2 points. Beaufort 3 – 4 (13) to GGC 3 – 6 (15). GGC started out very strong again in the second half and looked a very strong contender to win the game.  But, Beaufort battled hard and put 4 more goals in the back of the net and 6 points over the bar.  Jack O’Connor had an amazing second half with a scoreline of 2  – 4 and helped secure Beaufort’s victory.  Rory Dorrian also played extremely well, as did Jack O’Leary & Timmy Casey.  It was a nail-biting game towards the end and even when final whistle blew, neither side knew exactly who won as we had been too busy watching the excitement unfold in front of our eyes and did not have time to tot up the scores as Beaufort & GGC both fought bravely to get the ball up the field and score.  Great game boys!! Final score Beaufort 7 – 10 (31), GGC 6 – 11 (29). Beaufort Team: Oran Smith, Jack O’Connor (3 – 6), Simon Coffey (1 – 0), Niall Carey (1 – 1), Sean O’Brien (0 – 2), Kieran Dennehy, Sean Kissane, Jack O’Brien, Jack O’Leary (1 – 1), Max Doyle, Mark Sheahan, Marc O’Sullivan-Rouse, Rory Dorrian (1 – 0), Kieran Johnson, Sam Roberts, Ethan Coffey, Timmy Casey & Brendie O’Donoghue.

The Blue team were beaten by Austin Stacks on a score-line 4-7 to 4-11.

U12 girls v Cromane in Preliminary Round of County League

BEAUFORT U12 GIRLS sponsored by Anthony Foley Decorating travelled to Cromane on Monday evening.

A sluggish start by both teams early scoring chances missed by both sides Saoirse Dooran shooting wide of the post on the 4th min Cromane following suit on the 5th min Emma Kissane missing a free on the 9th min. Roisin Farrell had a fine goal chance well saved but the ball spilled and Saoirse Dooran finished to the net on the 12 min Meadhbh Coleman Horgan found the net on the 14th min more wides rolled in from both sides until Cromane hit the net on the 20 min and Roisin Farrell finished the first half scoring with a fine point on the 24th min 1-0 to 2-1 Emily Kissane replaced Orla O Brien injured Meadh Kissane moved to midfield Cromane started the second half much better with a goal chance from the off and adding two goals and a point after 32 min and a further 4 points from the 40th to the 47th min Meadh Kissane had two unreal breaks from the middle of the field carrying the ball forward at pace but resulting in two wides Beaufort despite trying hard in all positions remained scoreless in the second half until Kate Murphy who moved to midfield pointed on the 46 min Definitely a game of two halves. Well done to all the girls who never gave up and kept battling on against as always a strong Cromane side.  Cromane 3-5    Beaufort 2-2.  Team:  Orlaidh O Brien,

Sinead Barrett, Kate Murphy, Tara Foley, Meadh Kissane,   Lucy Breen, Ciara Cronin, Emily Kissane, Meadhbh C Horgan

Nia Sweeney, Saoirse Dooran, Roisin Farrell, Ella Doyle, Emma Kissane, Aoibheann Coffey. Subs used – Emily Coleman,  Orla O Sullivan, Meave Crowley, Ava O Malley, Lola Eagar.

Beaufort Seniors v Valentia in Junior Championship

BEAUFORT SENIORS sponsored by Maurice Foley of MF Decorating welcomed Valentia Young Islanders to Beaufort on Saturday evening. Conditions were ideal for players with a slight breeze favouring the home side in the first half. Beaufort were first out of the blocks and had a quick point from corner-forward Liam Carey after they won the throw-in. He had his 2nd from play 2 minutes later after good work by Padraig O’Sullivan and Nathan Breen. Beaufort were dominating the play and were passing the ball well and had their 3rd point from Francis Courtney after good work by captain Nathan Breen. Inside 6 minutes Carey had his 3rd point after a good rob by Fergal Hallissey put him through.  Ronan Ferris replaced Padraig O’Sullivan (injured). Beaufort squandered scoring chances before Valentia had their first score from a free on 15 minutes. County panellist O’Sullivan lined out at full-forward for his club but Gerard Hartnett did a good job in curtailing his influence.  Wing-back Jeremiah O’Sullivan joined the attack and was at the end of good possession which included Danny Healy, Fergal Hallissey and Ronan Murphy to score a point.

Valentia had their 2nd point from a free. County minor player Mike Breen who had a solid game at centre back put sub Ronan Ferris through for a point from play.  Valentia had a point to cut the gap to 3.  A good passage of play by Beaufort with Mike Breen and Danny Healy  ended with a Francis Courtney free after Fergal Hallissey was fouled.  Beaufort had a goal chance when Liam Carey had a shot but this was put out for a 45 which Fergal Hallissey scored. Beaufort had a chance to extend the lead before half time after quick movement of the ball from defence but had a good chance sent wide.  Half-time score Beaufort 0-8 Valentia 0-3.

The 2nd half began with Valentia putting pressure on the homeside but an attempt came back off the upright and a great block by Padraig Hartnett alleviated the danger. Mid-fielder Ronan Murphy had a good point when he joined the attack for Beaufort before Valentia had a point after his goal attempt went over the bar off the cross-bar. Wing-forward Sean Kelliher and Fergal Hallissey had two quick points which extended their lead.  Padraig Doona came on for Ronan Ferris after he was black carded.  An interception by Jeremiah O’Sullivan saw the ball retained well and O’Sullivan was on hand to finish the move and score his 2nd point.  Valentia had a point when a ball bounced over the bar.  Mike Moriarty made a great save in the Beaufort goal to keep the distance between the teams.  On 22 minutes Valentia had a point. Sub Kevin Ferris finished a Beaufort move after good work by Niall O’Connor with a point. Valentia had a point before Liam Carey had the last score a point from play.  Final score Beaufort 0-14 Valentia 0-7.

Team: Mike Moriarty, Padraig Hartnett, Gerard Hartnett, Brendan Cronin, Jeremiah O’Sullivan, Mike Breen, James O’Reilly, Ronan Murphy, Nathan Breen, Sean Kelliher, Fergal Hallissey, Padraig O’Sullivan, Danny Healy, Francis Courtney, Liam Carey.  Subs used:  Ronan Ferris, Jason Foley, Kevin Ferris, Padraig Doona, Niall O’Connor.


Beaufort Ladies v Castleisland Desmonds in Division 1 County League

Beaufort Ladies sponsored by Tom Crowley of The Inn Between continued their good run in the Division 1 County League with another fine win, this time against Castleisland Desmonds. A good blend of experience and youth saw Beaufort dominate this game.  Desmonds settled quicker and had Beaufort under pressure but once Beaufort settled with goals by Fiadhna Tangney and Hannah O’Donoghue the result was never in doubt. Final score Beaufort 5-14 Desmonds 0-8. Team:  Anna Maria O’Donoghue, Fay O’Donoghue, MaryAnn Doherty, Sinead O’Connell, Tara Breen, Sinead O’Connor, Bernie Breen, Amy Foley, Cliona Coffey, Patrice Dennehy, Hannah O’Donoghue, Fiadhna Tangney, Sarah Houlihan.  Subs:  Aisling O’Sullivan, Maria O’Shea, Joanne Murphy, Emma Breen, Niamh O’Sullivan, Aoife O’Brien, Nicola Coffey, Teresa Coffey, Lisa Dennehy, Orla Dennehy, Jodie Murphy.