Senior Co. League Div 5: Austin Stacks 4-14; Beaufort 0-7.
Beaufort started well in this round 2 game in Connolly Park and led by two points to one after eight minutes. But once we opened our account in the 11th minute with a Pa McCarthy goal we then drove on from there and dominated the remainder of the half, adding a further 1-8 (our second goal coming from Ferdia O’Brien in the 18th minute) to two more points for the visitors. This left us with a 2-8 to 0-4 lead at half time.
The second half was of a similar pattern to the first with we adding a further 2-6 to 0-3 for the opposition. Our two second half goals came from Ferdia O’Brien and Cathal O’Reilly.
This was another brilliant attacking performance by all our 21 lads to add to our equally brilliant performance away to Mitchels in the opening round (4-17 to 0-4).
Team; Seamus Bastible, Shane Kelliher, Denis Costello, John Murphy, Paul Galvin, Ciarán O’Connell, Andrew Morrissey (Capt) (0-1), David Fitzmaurice (0-1), Paul Barrett (0-1), Shane Walsh (0-1), Pa McCarthy (1-1), Pádraig Looney (0-1), Dale Counihan, Gearóid Fitzgerald (0-1), Ferdia O’Brien (2-6 – five frees).
Subs used: Brandon Patterson, Eoghan Galvin and Dean Scanlon (0-1) at half time; Cathal O’Reilly (41m) (1-0), and Rory Forbes and Fiachna Mangan (48m).
We now have a break of seven weeks before round 3 is due to be played (w/e 12th May) and that game will be away to Killarney Legion.
Photographs compliments of Adrienne Mc Loughlin: