Beaufort 2-12 Glenbeigh/Glencar 1-08.
On a beautiful sunny evening, in Coughlan Park Beaufort, both sides lined out needing some valuable League points.
At the end of the opening quarter of the game the sides were level. Stephen O’ Sullivan opening the scoring with a point for Glenbeigh/Glencar after 5 minutes. However, less than a minute later, Ronan Ferris for Beaufort buried the ball into the back of the Glenbeigh/Glencar net after Liam Carey’s shot was saved and ricocheted back into Ronans’ path. The next 2 points were both from the boot of Tommy Cahill for Glenbeigh/Glencar in the 7th minute, from a 25 metre free, and again in the 9th minute.
The 2nd quarter of the match saw Beaufort gradually pull away from their opposition. In the 16 minute Fergal Hallissey point a 20 metre free for Beaufort. 2 minutes later Tommy Cahill also pointed for Glenbeigh/Glencar from a 20 metre free but this would be their last score for 15 minutes. 3 points from Beaufort swiftly followed, all from play. in the 19th minute Ciaran Kennedy slotted over a point a nice solo run. Ronan Ferris followed a minute later with another point and, from a very tight angle, Jeremiah O’ Sullivan kicked a lovely point in the 25th minute. Beaufort’s final score of the 1st half came from a 30 metre free which Fergal Hallissey dutifully slotted over the bar. In the 3rd minute of added time, at the end of the half, Tommy Cahill pointed a 30 metre free for Glenbeigh/Glencar leaving the half time score:
Beaufort 1-05 Glenbeigh/Glencar 0-05
The opening minutes of the 2nd half saw Beaufort really assert their dominance on the game, notching up 1-02 before Glenbeigh/Glencar were able to score again.
Fergal Hallissey popped over the first of these points in the 32nd minute and less than 30 seconds later Ronan Ferris took his 2nd goal opportunity to push Beaufort further in front. Liam Carey took his scoring opportunity when he slotted a point over the bar in the 34th minute.
The next 2 scores would both come from Glenbeigh/Glencar both points from frees thanks to the boot of Tommy Cahill in the 36th and 40th minutes. However, this period of the game was dominated by Glenbeigh/Glencar, with the majority of play in Beauforts’ half but they failed to capitalise on this.
In the 42nd minute a high ball in from Liam Carey right in front of the Glenbeigh/Glencar goal saw Nathan Breen fisting it over the bar for another Beaufort point. Then, following a poor kick out, Jonathan Kissane took his opportunity well and Beaufort notched up another point. Glenbeigh/Glencar’s hopes were dealt a further blow in the 45th minute when Bernard Murphy was sent off after receiving his 2nd yellow card for a high tackle on Ciaran Kennedy. The resulting 40 metre free was well taken by Fergal Hallissey and Beaufort now led 2-10 to 0-07.
From a very tight angle near the side line Tommy Cahill took his scoring opportunity in the 47th minute and put another point on the board for Glenbeigh/Glencar. Bodies were beginning to tire as they headed into the final 10 minutes of the match, the beautiful evening a tad too warm perhaps for football. Fergal Hallissey notched up another point for Beaufort in the 53rd minute before Tommy Cahill slipped the ball passed Mike Moriarty in the Beaufort goals in the 53th minute. The final score of the match would come for Beaufort from Ian McGillycuddy. And thus ending the match. Final score:
Beaufort 2-12 Glenbeigh/Glencar 1-08
Beaufort Team: 1. Mike Moriarty 2.Michael J O’ Connor 3.Gerard Hartnett 4.Sean Kelliher 5.Jonathan Kissane (0-1) 6. Mike Breen 7.Jeremiah O’ Sullivan (0-1) 8.Nathan Breen (C)(0-1) 9. Ronan Murphy 10.Liam Carey (0-1)11. Ciaran Kennedy(0-1) 12. Fergal Hallissey (0-5) 13. Daragh Coffey 14.Padraig Doona 15. Ronan Ferris (2-01).
Subs: Padraig O’ Sullivan for Padraig Doona, James Reilly for Jonathan Kissane, Padraig Hartnett for Mike Breen, Sean Foley for Ronan Murphy, Brendan Cronin for Liam Carey and Ian McGillycuddy (0-1) for Jeremiah O’ Sullivan.
Glenbeigh/Glencar Team: 1.Leon Seidler 2. Sean Roche 3.Jerry Hoare 4.Ciaran Doyle (C)5. Oisin O Connor 6. Stephen O Sullivan (0-1) 7.Shane Riordan 8. Colin McGillycuddy 9.Fergal Griffin 10. Dara Casey 11.Caolim Teahan 12.Tommy Cahill (1-07)
13. Jason McKenna 14. Gavan O Grady 15. Bernard Murphy
Subs: Michael Walsh for Stephen O’ Sullivan, Daniel Griffin for Dara Casey, Kieran Courtney for Gavan O’ Grady, Calvin Teahan for Caolim Teahan and Gearoid Griffin for Shane Riordan.
Referee: James O’ Connor (Scartaglen)