Cromane 1-4 Beaufort 0-7
Beaufort were visitors to Cromane on Sunday last to play the locals in a back game in Round 2 of the league. Beaufort had the aid of the strong wind in the first half and had a point from a free by Micheal Hallissy. Cromane’s backs were playing well but Beaufort had their 2nd point from play from centre back Michael J O’Connor. Cromane then had a free after Paul P.O’Sullivan was fouled on the 21 metre line which was scored by Maurice O’Shea which was to be there only point of the half. Beaufort added a further 3 points during the half, 3 from play, 1 by Micheal Hallissy and Edwin Kelliher they also had a pointed free from Micheal Hallissy this left the half time score Beaufort 0 - 5 Cromane 0-1.
In the 2nd half Cromane seemed to step up a gear but where cheated the first score when Beaufort’s full forward James O’Reilly scored a point from play to extend their lead to 5 points. Donnachadh Walsh of Cromane was playing an outstanding game at midfield and had to put up with some very harsh treatment as well as some bad referring decisions but went on to score a point from play. Maurice O’Shea then converted a point to bring Cromane back in to the game. But Beaufort pulled a point back against the run of play by James Reilly. Cromane dominated the last 12 minutes of the half with some narrow wides before a great point from play from Sean Walsh. From the resulting kick out Cromane were awarded a 50 metre free which was taken by Donnachadh Walsh and went all the way to the back of Beaufort’s net assisted by a flick on by Sean Walsh. The sides were now level Cromane 1-4 Beaufort 0-7. Both sides had chances of winning the game but were narrowly wide. The final score was Cromane 1-4 Beaufort 0-7.
Cromane: Connie O’Riordan, Fionán Walsh, David Moroney, San O’Reilly, John O’Sullivan, Colm Joy, John Paul McCarthy, Donnacadh Walsh 0-1, Francis Casey, Niall Dennehy, Paul P.O’Sullivan, Cian O’Kefee, Sean Walsh 1-1, Martin Sweeney, Maurice O’Shea 0-2. Subs: Jerome Houlihan for Cian O’Kefee, Colin O’Sullivan for Niall Dennehy.
Beaufort: Mike Moriarty, Patrick O’Sullivan, Robert Doyle, Kevin O’Brien, Gerard Hertnett, Michael J.O’Connor 0-1, Liam O’Sullivan, Thomas O’Hagan, Micheal Hallissey 0-3, Kevin Moriarty, Edwin Kelliher 0-1, Padraig O’Sullivan, Jason Foley, James O’Reilly 0-2, Michéal O’Sullivan.
Referee: Brendan Twiss