Match Report V Dundalk YI

After a tough game against a strong opposition in Dundalk Young Irelanders, Beaufort emerged victorious in the AIB GAA Junior Club Championship semi-final in Portlaoise on Sunday. Beaufort were against a strong breeze in the first half, and while Ronan Murphy registered the first score of the game, Dundalk YI scored the next three points without reply. Two frees from Fergal kept the scoreboard ticking over, and Liam added another point after coming off the bench just before half time, leaving Beaufort trailing by 3 points at half time, 0-7 to 0-4. Beaufort began the second half on a much better note, with a free from Fergal followed by a point from Padraig Doona. Dundalk YI were soon reduced to 14 men when their midfielder received a black card, having already received a yellow. A point from Dundalk YI was quickly answered by a point from Ciarán, and with 15 minutes to play Beaufort levelled the game with a free from Fergal. Beaufort went ahead for the first time with 11 minutes to go after brilliant fielding by Mike led to a point from Fergal. Another free from Fergal and further points from Liam and Ciarán ensured that Beaufort emerged as winners on a scoreline of 0-12 to 0-10, securing their place in the All Ireland Final in Croke Park on the 9th February.

Team: Mike Moriarty, Cormac O’Connor, Ger Hartnett, Seán Kelliher, Jeremiah O’Sullivan, Mike Breen, Jonathan Kissane, Nathan Breen, Ronan Murphy, Padraig O’Sullivan, Padraig Doona, Fergal Hallissey, Niall Connor, Ciarán Kennedy, Ronan Ferris. Subs: Liam Carey for Padraig O’Sullivan, Michael John O’Connor for Jeremiah O’Sullivan, Ian McGillicuddy for Cormac O’Connor, Danny Healy for Niall O’Connor, Daragh Coffey for Ronan Ferris

A narrow defeat for Beaufort in the O’ Sullivan Cup, Sun 23/09/’18.

Beaufort 1-11 Glenbeigh/Glencar 2-9
(Beaufort Senior Men kindly sponsored by MF Decorating)

Beaufort hosted Glenbeigh/Glencar in the O’Sullivan Cup semi-final on Sunday last the 23rd of September. Game was played in lovely conditions with a slight breeze to the road goals.

Beaufort began well and defended in numbers. They registered the first score with a point from Fergal Hallissey after a great move from the backs.
Daniel Griffin replied with a point for Glenbeigh/Glencar. They took the lead on 11 mins when a strong run from corner-back Vincent Hoare led to their 2nd point.
Beaufort replied with a 45 from Fergal Hallissey which was the start of a great run of points from Beaufort. Padraig Doona, Fergal Hallissey, Padraig Hallissey, Kevin O’Brien and Padraig Hartnett all contributed great points from play. They were also guilty of poor shooting which should have seen them lead by more at half-time. Glenbeigh/Glencar also missed some scoring opportunities and the score at half-time ended Beaufort 0-7 to Glenbeigh/Glencar 0-2.

Sean Coffey replaced Kevin O’Brien at half-time. The 2nd half began well for the visitors with Tommy Cahill’s shot dipping into the net and he followed it with a point. Fergal Hallissey added a point from a free after he was pulled down going through. Jonathan Kissane added a point from the kick-out. Colin McGillicuddy fielded the kick-out and scored a point. A good move by
Beaufort led to Padraig Hallissey scoring his 2nd point. This was followed by a Padraig Doona goal after good play by Cormac Joy and Fergal Hallissey. Glenbeigh/Glencar cut the lead to 4 points with points from Tommy Cahill and Kieran Courtney. Beaufort introduced Kealan Cahill for Michael John O’Connor and Luke Sweeney for Padraig Hallissey. Glenbeigh/Glencar also had points from Tommy Cahill and Kieran Courtney and on 52 minutes a high ball into the square was fielded well by Colin McGillicuddy and he finished to the net resulting in them taking the lead. Fergal Hallissey levelled matters with a point from good possession. Sean Kelliher received a black card and this resulted in an
Adrian O’Connor free. Beaufort had a chance to level matters but Fergal Hallissey was just wide with a 45.
Final Score: Beaufort 1-11 Glenbeigh/Glencar 2-9.
Beaufort Team: Jason Foley, Michael John O’Connor, Sean Kelliher, Cormac O’Connor, Jeremiah O’Sullivan, Conor Breen, Padraig Hartnett, Padraig Hallissey, Cormac Joy, Jonathan Kissane, Fergal Hallissey, Padraig O’Sullivan, Micheal O’Sullivan, Padraig Doona, Kevin O’Brien.
Subs: Sean Coffey, Kealan Cahill, Luke Sweeney, Cian O’Sullivan.

Another great win for Beaufort Senior Men in the County League but unfortunately not enough to stay in Division One for 2019.

Beaufort 1-11 Killarney Legion 0-12

Beaufort deservedly won this last round game of the league by two points in Derreen,but the margin probably should have been greater were it not for a number of fine saves by Legion goalie Brian Kelly.

The game didn’t reach great heights but Beaufort won’t mind as they showed a determined approach throughout and despite facing a stiff breeze in the first half trailed by just two points at the break with Fergal Hallissey and Ronan Ferris both hitting a double.

They showed the same resolve in the second half and when they survived the only real threat to their goal when the Legion forwards fouled the ball they hit 1-1 from man of the match Liam Carey to open up a 4 point gap. The home side pulled it back to just a single point with time ticking but Fergal Hallissey made sure of the win with two late points to give his side the win. Ronan Murphy at midfield and Mike Breen at centre back were solid from start to finish but overall the team worked hard and took their chances when presented with them.

Beaufort collect valuable league points against Kerins O’ Rahilly’s in an entertaining encounter at Coughlan Park.

Beaufort 2-11 Kerins O’ Rahilly’s 0-13

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

On a blustery Saturday evening in Coughlan Park Beaufort, these two teams produced a highly entertaining and fast paced game. At the end of the opening quarter the teams were level at 3 points a piece. The opening two scores came from Kerins O’ Rahilly’s thanks to Ryan Carroll (1st min) and Cormac Coffey (4th min). A 20m free for Beaufort after 5 minutes saw Fergal Hallissey slot over his first of 5 points of the evening. A nice run through in the 10th minute by Fergal Hallissey saw a well timed pass to Padraig O’ Sullivan who took his shot at goal but Cillian Moran deflected it over the bar for Beaufort’s second point of the evening. 2 minutes later Ronan Ferris had a nice point from play to bring Beaufort’s tally to 3 points. Bang on the quarter of an hour mark Jack Savage kicked the first of his 7 points of the evening for Kerins O’ Rahilly’s to draw the sides level.

Ronan Murphy took his scoring opportunity for Beaufort when he slotted over a point after 15 and a half minutes. 3 minutes later Tommy Walsh popped over a point for Kerins O’ Rahilly’s. Scoring stayed low throughout the first half with good defending by both teams. Almost 8 minutes lapsed before we saw another score. Jack Savage notching over his 2nd point for Kerins O’ Rahilly’s and this would be their last of the first half. 4 minutes later, a good run through by Ian McGillycuddy for Beaufort and a pass to Fergal Hallissey saw him take his point. 2 more points would follow for Beaufort from Mike Breen (30th minute) and Ronan Murphy (3rd minute of added time) . The final minute of the half saw a penalty being awarded to Kerins O’ Rahilly’s for a leg block. Ryan Carroll stepped up to take the penalty but a great save by Mike Moriarty kept Beaufort in front by 2 at half time.

Half Time: Beaufort 0-7 Kerins O’ Rahilly’s 0-5

The 3rd quarter of the match was Kerins O’ Rahilly’s purple patch even though they were reduced to 14 men after 32 minutes when Cormac Coffey was sent off for striking an opponent. This was followed by 3 unanswered points from Jack Savage (33 & 36th minutes) and Tommy Walsh (38th minute) after a good build up from their own goal. Over 10 minutes passed before Beaufort had their first score of the 2nd half, a point from Padraig O’ Sullivan after a 45 from Fergal Hallissey dropped short in front of the goal.

It was all to play for entering the final quarter of the match. But 30 seconds into the final quarter Ronan Ferris received the ball from Fergal Hallissey in front of the Kerins O’ Rahilly’s goal and dutifully buried the ball in the back of the net. 2 minutes later Ryan Carroll scored a nice point from a 45 for Kerins O’ Rahilly’s and a minute later Jack Savage kicked a nice point from a 20m free at a tight angle. The next 2 points would come from Beaufort, both from Fergal Hallissey, one in the 53rd minute from play and the second from a 35m free in the 55th minute. After a scramble in front of the Beaufort goals Cian Sayers kicked a point in the 56th minute. 2 minutes later Jack Savage pointed a 30m free leaving only a point between the teams heading into the final minute of ordinary time. A 20m free saw Fergal Hallissey pointing for Beaufort in the 1st minute of added time and less than a minute later the game was put beyond doubt when Padraig Doona fisted the ball into the back of the Kerins O’ Rahilly’s goal. The final score of the game was in the 5th minute of added time when Jack Savage pointed a 20m free for Kerins O’ Rahilly’s.

Full Time: Beaufort 2-11 Kerins O’ Rahilly’s 0-13

Beaufort Team: Mike Moriarty, Cormac O’ Connor, Gerard Hartnett, Sean Kelliher,
James O’ Reilly, Mike Breen (0-1), Jeremiah O’ Sullivan, Ronan Murphy (0-2), Nathan Breen (C),Fergal Hallissey (0-5),Padraig O’ Sullivan (0-2),Jonathon Kissane, Ciaran Kennedy,Ronan Ferris (1-1), Ian McGillycuddy.

Subs: Padraig Doona (0-1) for Jonathon Kissane (Black card), Micheal O’ Sullivan for Padraig O’Sullivan.

Kerins O’ Rahilly’s Team: Cillian Moran, Danny O’Sullivan(C), Ross O’Callaghan, Darragh McElligott,Cian Sayers (0-1),Ryan Carroll (0-2),Karl Mullins,Con Barrett,John C O’Connor,Gavin O’Brien,Tommy Walsh (0-2),Padraig Griffin,John Ferguson, Cormac Coffey (0-1),Gearóid Dillane.

Subs: Sean Collins for Gearoid Dillane, Donagh O’ Brien for Padraig Griffin, Jack Savage (0-7) for Con Barrett.

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.

Beaufort crowned Mid-Kerry League Champions for 2018.

Beaufort 1-09 Milltown/Castlemaine 0-11

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

On a beautiful sunny evening in Milltown both teams lined out missing some of their regulars. None the less each team put in a gallant performance with Beaufort prevailing by the narrowest of margins.

The first half of the game saw the teams match each other score for score. At the end of the opening quarter the teams were level at 3 points each. Milltown/Castlemaine’s scores coming from Jonathan O’Sullivan (42sec), Jack McCarthy (3rd min) and Jamie O’Shea (13th min). Beaufort’s 3 scores all came from Fergal Hallissey ( 2nd min & 2 x 20m frees, 8th & 11th mins).

The 2nd quarter continued in a similar fashion to the opening quarter and there was nothing between the teams at half time, 7 points a piece. Milltown/Castlemaine’s scorers were Pa Wren (18th & 22nd min), the latter coming after a poor sideline kick by Beaufort was lost, Paul Carroll (27th min)& Jack McCarthy from a well kicked 45m in the 28th minute. Beaufort’s scores all came from the boot of Fergal Hallissey in the 16th, 19th (F), 22nd minute, which was a great effort from 40m out, and the 26th (F) minute.

Half time: Beaufort 0-7 Milltown/Castlemaine 0-7

The 3rd quarter was a very quiet patch in this game. Only one score was added to the half time score in this period, a well taken point from a 13m free for Fergal Hallissey in the 43rd min.

Milltown/Castlemaine did not score until the 53rd min with a point from the boot of Pa Wren after a Beaufort kick out was well won in midfield. It is said that goals win matches and this held true today for Beaufort. A super run through by Ronan Ferris from the 40m line saw him carve through the Milltown/Castlemaine defense. A final pass to Fergal Hallissey in front of goal saw him dutifully fist the ball past Cormac Leane into the back of the Milltown/Castlemaine net. Beaufort now led by 3 points heading into the final minutes of the match. But Milltown/Castlemaine did not let their heads drop and by the 63rd minute had narrowed the lead to 1 point thanks to a well taken 30m free by Jamie O’Shea and a 45m from the boot of Jack McCarthy. Beaufort’s final score of the game again came from Fergal Hallissey who kicked a lovely point from a very tight angle. In the 64th minute of the game Stephen Roche added Milltown/Castlemaine’s final point before the full time whistle was blown.

Full time: Beaufort 1-09 Milltown/Castlemaine 0-11

Man of the Match: Fergal Hallissey

Beaufort Team: 1.Jason Foley 2. Michael J O’ Connor 3.Gerard Hartnett 4.Cormac O’Connor 5. Padraig Hartnett 6. Jeremiah O’ Sullivan 7.Rory Clifford 8. Jonathon Kissane 9.Fergal Hallissey(C) (1-09) 10. Michael O’ Sullivan 11.Padraig Doona 12. Ian McGillycuddy 13. Daragh Coffey 14.Ronan Ferris 15.Padraig O’Sullivan
Subs: Kieran O’ Sullivan for Micheal O’ Sullivan, Sean Coffey for Ronan Ferris, Kevin Ferris for Daragh Coffey.

Milltown/Castlemaine Team: 1. Cormac Leane 2. Paul Carroll (0-1) 3. Damian Murphy 4. Stephen Roche (0-1) 5. Gavin McKenna 6. Pa Wren(C) (0-3) 7. Kieran Carroll 8. Brendan Delaney 9. Donal Dennehy 10. Jamie O’Shea (0-2) 11. David Roche 12. Jeremiah Hayes 13. Jack McCarthy (0-3) 14. Shane Murphy 15. Jonathan O’Sullivan (0-1).
Subs: Ciaran O’Connor for Damian Murphy, Jerome Flynn for Jamie O’Shea, Craig Counihan for Jonathan O’ Sullivan, Jamie O’Shea for Brendan Delaney

Beaufort U14 Girls put in a great performance but could not get the better of Ballymac in their semi final, Weds 20th June.

Beaufort girls got off to a good start narrowly missing out on 2 goal opportunities before a Meadhbh Kissane point settling the girls into the game. Ballymac took their chances and notched up a point and a goal in quick succession. Orla O’Brien scored 2 points to keep Beaufort in the game and with Ballymac finishing the stronger they led at half time 1 goal and 5 points to Beauforts 3 points.

The second half started strong for both teams with Beaufort putting up 2 points from play. Ballymac replied with a goal and a point to put their lead out to 7 points. Beaufort never gave up and fought back with points from Meadhbh Kissane, Meadhbh Coleman Horgan and Ellie o Leary followed by a great goal from Ciara Cronin to keep them in the game. Ballymac leading by 5 points scored 2 goals in quick succession to put the game beyond reach.

On this evening it was not meant to be. Our girls fought well to the end and never gave up with great performances from Sinead Barrett and Meadhbh Kissane they tried til the bitter end. Well done to all girls on reaching the semi final stages of this competition and we wish Ballymac the very best in the final.