St. Mary’s capture the spoils against Beaufort in Round 9 of the County League.

Beaufort: 1-12 (15) St Marys: 2-17 (23)

(Beaufort Senior Men kindly sponsored by MF Decorating, Kilgobnet, Beaufort.)

On Friday July 13th, Con Keating Park hosted the ninth round of division 1 County League between St Mary’s and Beaufort. Fergal Hallissey got the scoring underway with a free in the first minute. Two points for St Mary’s from Denis Daly and Brian Curran saw the home side lead for the first time, 2 points to 1. Fergal Hallissey pointed a ball from play in the ninth minute leaving both sides level. A point from play for Bryan Sheehan followed by a point from play by Fergal Hallissey two minutes later left it 4 points a piece. Sean Cournane and Conor O’Shea placed two balls over the bar respectively for St Mary’s. Michael O’Sullivan replied with a point for Beaufort. Sean Cournane scored from play and then assisted his brother Anthony to score the first goal of the game in the 22nd minute. Beaufort came back with two points, Fergal Hallissey and Jonathon Kissane, both from play. Aidan Walsh scored from play two minutes later followed by a point from play for Daragh Coffey. The 28th minute saw Ronan Ferris place the ball in the back of the net, leaving both sides level again. Bryan Sheehan then pointed a free, giving the home side the upper hand at half time leading by a point.

Beaufort 1-7 St Mary’s 1-8

3 minutes into the second half Denis Daly scored his first point of the second half from play. Two frees from Fergal Hallissey left both sides level again. However, this would be the last time the sides would be equal in this game. Four points from St Mary’s in 4 minutes from Denis Daly, Bryan Sheehan (x2) and Jack Daly saw the home side pull away. Aidan Walsh found a spot in the back of the net, St Mary’s now leading 2-13 to 1-09. A minute later, Anthony Cournane pointed from play. A free was scored by Fergal Hallissey in the 20th minute, Beaufort’s first score in 12 minutes. 2 minutes later, Sheehan pointed from play followed by two points for Beaufort: Jonathon Kissane from play and a Fergal Hallissey free. Michael J O’Connor received a yellow card in the 25th minute. Jack Daly responded with a point from play. Referee Peter Lyons had to reach for his book once again in the 28th minute showing Brian Curran and Fergal Hallissey both a yellow card. A final point for St Mary’s from Muiris Fitzgerald saw St Mary’s win on a scoreline of 2-17 to 1-12.

Team line outs:
St Marys: Michael Daly, Killian Nolan, Brian Curran (0-1), Oisin Moran, Pat Cournane, Darragh O’Sullivan, Conor O’Shea (0-1), Bryan Sheehan (0-5, 1f), Denis Daly (0-3), Jack Daly (0-2), Adam Quirke, Aidan Walsh (1-1), Anthony Cournane (1-1), Sean Cournane (0-2) and Niall Brennan.
Subs used: Muiris Fitzgerald (0-1), Mark Quigley and Niall O’Shea.

Beaufort: Jason Foley, Michael J O’Connor, Gerard Hartnett, Cormac O’Connor, Padraig Hartnett, Jeremiah O’Sullivan, Rory Clifford, Jonathon Kissane (0-2), Fergal Hallissey (0-8, 5f), Michael O’Sullivan (0-1), Padraig Doona, Ian McGillycuddy, Daragh Coffey (0-1), Ronan Ferris (1-0) and Padraig O’Sullivan.

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