Beaufort Seniors beat Laune Rangers at home today with an impressive score of 6-15 to 0-6.
Beaufort began the match with an early goal by Ciaran Kennedy after just 6 mins. Ciarans goal was quickly followed by a point from Danny Healy in the 7th minute. Goal number two came after just another minute from the boot of Ger Hartnett who received the ball from James Reilly. Fergal Hallissey pointed his first free of the day after 9mins. Beaufort clocked up 5 wides before their next score, a point from Ciaran Kennedy after 16mins. Ronan Murphy slotted over a point after 20mins which was followed by Fergal Hallissey’s 2nd point of the day from a free after 22 mins. Ronan Ferris continued Beaufort’s scoring dominance with yet another point in the 23rd minute.
Laune Rangers scored their first point in the 25th minute, a free taken by wing forward John O’ Shea. Ciaran Kennedy kicked another point for Beaufort in the 27th minute. The final 2 scores of the first half went to Laune Rangers. John O’ Shea scored a point from a free in the 28th minute and just before the half time whistle Cian O’ Shea scored point number 3 for Laune Rangers.
Half time score Beaufort 2-7 to Laune Rangers 0-3.
The second half saw Beaufort stretch their lead, Laune Rangers were unable to close the half time gap. 4 mins into the second half Ciaran Kennedy slotted over a point which was quickly followed by a point from Ronan Murphy after 5mins. Laune Rangers 4th point came from a converted free by John O’ Shea, however, Beaufort seemed out of reach at that stage. An untidy punch clearance of the ball from the Laune Rangers goalkeeper after 8 1/2 mins saw Ciaran Kennedy capitalising and putting the ball in the net for his 2nd goal. John O ‘Shea slotted over another point in the 10th minute for Laune Rangers but this score only seemed to ignite Beaufort. A scoring spree of 2 goals, both off Ciaran Kennedy’s boot in the 15th and 20th minute and 2 points from Micheal O’ Sullivan and Fergal Hallissey in the 13th and 16th minutes pushed Beaufort well out of reach. Shane Daly kicked Rangers final score with 9 mins still remaining on the clock. Niall O’ Connor banged home Beaufort’s 6th goal in the 23rd minute. This was followed by 4 more points for Beaufort from the boots of Ronan Murphy, Micky O’ Sullivan, Ian McGillycuddy and Kevin Ferris to round off a most successful day for Beaufort Seniors.
Jason Foley, Michael J O’ Connor, Ger Hartnett (1-0), Cormac O’ Connor, Jonathan Kissane, Mike Breen, James O’ Reilly, Ronan Murphy (0-3), Nathan Breen, Danny Healy (0-1), Fergal Hallissey (0-3), Padraig O’ Sullivan, Niall O’ Connor (1-0), Ciaran Kennedy (4-3) , Ronan Ferris (0-1)
Subs: Jeremiah O’ Sullivan for Mike Breen, Padraig Hartnett for Cormac O’ Connor, Micky O’ Sullivan (0-2) for Padraig O’ Sullivan, Conor Breen for James O’ Reilly, Kevin Ferris (0-1) for Ronan Ferris and Ian McGillycuddy (0-1) for Jonathan Kissane.
Laune Rangers Team:
Padraig Ahern, Ronan Sayers, Cormac Johnson, Pierce Tyther, John Tyther, Chris Riordan, Kevin O’ Sullivan, Shane Mangan, Shane Daly (0-1), John O’ Shea(0-4), Padraig Murphy, David Costello, Cian O’ Shea (0-1), Colm O’ Shea, Eamon Carey.
Billy O’ Shea, Keel.