Beaufort Senior Men sponsored by Maurice Foley of MF Decorating played St. Pat’s Blennerville in the penultimate round of the County League on Friday, 18th August on home ground. Beaufort started strong winning the throw in and with a blistering passage of play that ended with a quick goal for Darragh Coffey inside the first sixty seconds. St. Pat’s responded well with two points for David O’Callaghan but Beaufort’s Fergal Hallissey pointed minutes later following great defensive work from Nathan Breen to put them two points ahead. Kieran Dwyer of St. Pat’s answered with a point of his own but this was answered once again by Beaufort, this time coming from Niall O’Connor. Hallissey scored once again mid way through the first half, this time from a free but St. Pat’s followed this up with three points from Luke Mulligan, David O’Callaghan and Breandain Savage before Hallissey once again pointed from a free. Beaufort rounded out the first half with a fantastic goal for Nathan Breen which rebounded twice before finally finding the back of the net. Half time score:- Beaufort 2-04 St. Pat’s Blennerville 0-07
The second half started much the same as the first with a goal for Beaufort, this time from Ronan Ferris and followed up with two points, one from a free and one from play for Ciaran Kennedy. Beaufort steamed ahead with six unanswered points from Fergal Hallissey, Liam Carey and Darragh Coffey and in twenty-sixth minute Liam Carey scored Beaufort’s fourth goal after a couple of great saves initially by John Fitzgerald and couple of bounce backs from the cross-bar. St. Pat’s finished out the game with a point each from Paul McMahon and David O’Callaghan. Stand out performer for Beaufort was Nathan Breen. Full Time Score:- Beaufort 4-12 St. Pat’s Blennerville 0-09
Beaufort Team:- Mike Moriarty, Jonathan Kissane, Gerard Hartnett, Cormac O’Connor, Conor Breen, Mike Breen, Sean Kelliher, Ronan Murphy (captain), Nathan Breen, Fergal Hallissey, Liam Carey, Ciaran Kennedy, Niall O’Connor, Ronan Ferris, Darragh Coffey. Subs: Jason Foley, James O’Reilly, Jeremiah O’Sullivan, Padraig O’Sullivan, Danny Healy, Kevin Ferris, Padraig Doona.
St. Pat’s Blennerville Team:- John Fitzgerald, Tommy Lynch, Kieran Dwyer, Tommy O’Connor, Brian Murphy, Jeff Foley, Kevin O’Shea, Paul McMahon, Eoin Greaney, Brendan Poff, Liam O’Sullivan (captain), Luke Mulligan, David O’Callaghan, Breandain Savage, Gary Savage. Subs:- Anton O’Callaghan, Brandon Boyle, Joe Costello, Cillian O’Riordan, Cian Ronan, Eoin Sayers