East Region Division 2 Minor League Final – Beaufort Vs. Glenflesk

Beaufort 1-18  Vs.  Glenflesk 1-11

The Beaufort Minors played host to Glenflesk in the Division 2 final of the East Region Minor League, sponsored by the Tatler Jack Bar on Sunday, 22nd October 2017.  Beaufort got off to a great start with two points from frees coming from Ciaran Kennedy and a goal for Jason Hallissey with only a point from a free in response from Glenflesk in the opening ten minutes of the game.  Glenflesk did manage to turn the ship around however, scoring a goal and four points, all from play, and went ahead for the first time but Beaufort managed to edge ahead just before half time with points from Paudie Coffey and Jack O’Connor and two points from frees for Ciaran Kennedy.  Half time Score:- Beaufort 1-06   Glenflesk 1-05

 

Beaufort completely dominated the second half with Jonathan Kissane, Ciaran Kennedy, Jack O’Connor, Paudie Coffey and Rory Clifford all scoring consistently and adding twelve points to the tally with only five points in return for Glenflesk.  Beaufort’s defense can be credited with keeping the Glenflesk scoreline down and goal keeper Sean Coffey made some fantastic saves ensuring that Beaufort stayed ahead for the majority of the game.  Full Time Score: Beaufort  1-18   Glenflesk  1-11

 

Beaufort Team:- Sean Coffey, Rory Clifford, Ian McGillycuddy, Kealan Cahill, Liam Curran, Ciaran O’Sullivan, Shane O’Sullivan Rousse, Jonathan Kissane (C), Ciaran Kennedy, Eoin O’Hagan, William Joy, Jason Hallissey, Paudie Coffey, Padraig Cronin, Jack O’Connor.  Subs:- Patrick Crehan, Dylan Sullivan, Keith Suter, Jack Sweeney, Michael O’Shea, Oisin O’Connor, Mark Neary, Jack Hallissey.

Mid Kerry Senior Championship Semi Final – Beaufort Vs. Laune Rangers

Beaufort 0-15  |  Laune Rangers 0-07

Beaufort Seniors sponsored by Maurice Foley of MF Decorating played hosts to near neighbours, Laune Rangers, in the Mid Kerry Senior Championship semi-final on Sunday, 15th October.  It was a day of great celebration for the club which started with the dedication of the clubhouse extension to past Club President, Michael Moriarty, and ended with the Senior team booking their place in the Mid Kerry Championship final.  Beaufort started the afternoon being the stronger side with six unanswered points from Mike Breen, Liam Carey and Nathan Breen.  Rangers got scoring underway in the eleventh minute with a free from Mike Frank Russell  made its way over the cross-bar after  missing an earlier attempt.  A Beaufort free was not far away however with Fergal Hallissey putting his name on the score card with his opening point but this was shortly followed by another free for Rangers Mike Frank Russell.  The sides went score for score for a period with Beaufort’s Darragh Coffey popping the ball over for a point, followed by one for Rangers Fiachra Clifford and then it was the turn of Beaufort’s Niall O’Connor who also sent the ball safely over the bar.  Ever cool under pressure, Mike Moriarty beautifully saved a Rangers goal attempt towards the end of the first half and play was rounded out with a further point from play for Liam Carey and one from a free for Rangers Mike Frank Russell.  Half time score:- Beaufort 0-10  |  Laune Rangers 0-04

 

Play resumed in the second half much the same as it was in first with Beaufort scoring the opener, this time from Darragh Coffey.  Both teams followed this up with points from frees for Mike Frank Russell and Fergal Hallissey and then one from play for James Reilly and another from play for Rangers John Tyther.  When it looked like Rangers were making a come back and both sides were evenly matched Beaufort once again started to pull away with points for Darragh Coffey and Ciaran Kennedy.  Laune Rangers answered with one point from a free for Mike Frank Russell but unfortunately after wides from Russell, Shane McSweeney and Fiachra Clifford Rangers never appeared to get their scoring in gear.  The final point of the afternoon did got to Peter Crowley of Laune Rangers who scored in the dying minutes of added time.  Full time score:- Beaufort 0-15  |  Laune Rangers 0-07

 

Beaufort Team:- Mike Moriarty, Jonathan Kissane, Gerard Hartnett, Cormac O’Connor, Padraig O’Sullivan, Mike Breen (0-02), James Reilly (0-01), Ronan Murphy (C), Nathan Breen (0-01), Fergal Hallissey (0-02), Liam Carey (0-04), Ciaran Kennedy (0-01), Niall O’Connor (0-01), Ronan Ferris, Darragh Coffey (0-03).  Subs:- Jason Foley, Michael John O’Connor, Danny Healy, Sean Foley, Francis Courtney, Sean Kelliher, Jeremiah O’Sullivan, Shane O’Sullivan, Padraig Hallissey, Padraig Hartnett, Gary Tangney, Kevin Ferris, Cian O’Sullivan.

 

Laune Rangers Team:- Tony Lyons, Ronan Sayers, Jonathan Carey, Kieran Crowley (C), Patrick Carey, John Tyther, Neill O’Brien, John Sheehan, Peter Crowley, Shane McSweeney, Maurice Foley, David Costello, Mike Frank Russell, Connor Clarke, Fiachra Clifford.  Subs Used:- Jack O’Connor, Frank Russell, Pierce Tyther, Eamonn Carey, Cian O’Shea, Colm O’Shea.

Mid Kerry Minor Championship Semi-Final – Beaufort Vs. Milltown/Castlemaine

Beaufort 2-15  |  Milltown/Castlemaine 2-08

 

The Beaufort Minor’s played host to Milltown/Castlemaine on Sunday, 08th October in the Semi-Final of the Mid Kerry Minor Championship.  Beaufort were quick off the mark with Paudie Coffey scoring the opening point of the afternoon in the first couple of minutes.  A penalty for Milltown/Castlemaine put them two ahead shortly after.  Ciaran Kennedy and Jack O’Connor pushed Beaufort ahead once again scoring a point and a goal respectively but this was cancelled out by Milltown/Castlemaine with a second goal in the tenth minute. Milltown/Castlemaine remained the stronger side for the of the first half scoring seven more points with only four points in response from Beaufort.  Half Time Score: Beaufort 1-06  |  Milltown/Castlemaine 2-07

 

The second half was a very different game for Beaufort who were by far the stronger side.  Paudie Coffey once again got scoring under way very quickly with a point inside the first minute and Ciaran Kennedy and Jack O’Connor repeated their first half scores with another point and goal respectively.  Beaufort added seven more points to the board before the end of the game with only one in response from David Leane for Milltown/Castlemaine who were plagued by wides throughout the second half.  Both sides were given their share of cards with Beaufort getting two yellow and two black cards and Milltown/Castlemaine getting three yellow cards.  Full Time Score: Beaufort 2-15  |  Milltown/Castlemaine 2-08