THE GAME IN 60 SECONDS
Some outstanding individual performances on both sides, young Conor O’Callaghan a colossus in the Dromtariffe ranks. For Beaufort, Fergal Hallissey showed repeatedly for the ball, apart from shooting 0-6, the no.12 contributed handsomely all through 80 fascinating minutes.
Hitting a sticky patch prior to the interval, not for the first time in the campaign, Beaufort checked the impetus of their opponents, channelling their energy through hard work and high tempo football, 1-4 without reply in 10 minutes play midway through the second half erased a six point deficit.
From a marvellous encounter adorned with excellent scoring and superb individual performances, this contest will remain in the memory bank for some time. Contrasting routes to get here though as Beaufort were confirmed as Kerry champions last May, while Dromtariffe, a dual club, played 16 out of their 17 JAFC and JAHC games since late June.
A short break for Beaufort ahead of an All Ireland JAFC semi-final in mid- January. Dromtariffe can bask on a rewarding season, rewarded on elevation to intermediate ranks.