Beale GAA   18/06/2018

Beale seniors came up short against Renard in round seven of the County Senior League, Division 4, in Ballybunion on Saturday evening. The teams exchanged points in the opening minutes. Then our opponents kicked 1-3 without reply and injuries to Pádraig Holly and Shane Joy early in the game put us under pressure. However, we hit back and went into the interval trailing 1-7 to 0-5.

Both teams started the second half at a fast pace, foraging for scores with both defences holding firm. We were first off the mark but Renard stretched their lead to seven points. We brought them back to within a goal but they added further points as the clock ticked away. The final score read 1-14 to 0-12.  

Beale lined out as: Seán Dee, John M Horgan, Colm Kissane, Fionnán Toomey, Pádraig Holly, Shane Joy, Ian Mannix, Jeremy King, Philly Blake, Paul Collins, John Griffin, Jake O’Connell, James McMahon, Barry O’Mahony and Darragh Buckley. Substitutes: Callum McSweeney for Pádraig Holly (inj.), Daniel Hayes for Shane Joy (inj.), Rory Mulvihill, Colm Carolan, Philip Hornyak and Diarmuid O’Mahony.

July will be a busy month. On the 1st, we travel to play table toppers, Gneeveguilla. We host third on the table, Fossa, on July 15th and at the end of July, we play Tarbert who are currently in fourth position. We host St Michael’s, Foilmore, in the final round game on August 12th in Ballybunion.

Beale juniors host Clounmacon in Group 8 of the County League on Friday evening in Páirc de Staic. On July 6th, we travel to Firies. We await confirmation of our re-scheduled game against Moyvane.

Beale minors contest Division 1 of the North Kerry League, with our opening round game against Desmonds on Thursday, 12th July, at 7.30pm in Castleisland. Other teams in this division are Knocknagoshel/Brosna/Duagh, Emmets and Moyvane/Tarbert.

Well done to Cormac Linnane who played an influential role in Kerry Under-20’s victory over Limerick on Friday evening. Kerry play Waterford this Friday evening in the Munster semi-final in Tralee at 7.30.

Shannon Rangers Minors kick off the County Championship on Tuesday, June 26th, playing South Kerry in Páirc de Staic, Ballybunion at 7 o’clock. The next round game will be against St Kieran’s in Cordal. Date to be confirmed. The top two teams of this round robin series will qualify for the quarter finals.

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