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 surperb individual performances, this contest will remain in the memory bank for some time. Contrasting routes, Beaufort confirmed as Kerry champions last May, Dromtariffe are a dual club, 16 out of their 17 Junior A football and hurling JAFC/JAHC games operated from late June.
A deserved short break for Beaufort ahead of preparing for an All Ireland JAFC semi-final with Leinster champions Dundalk Young Irelands (Louth) or St Brigids (Offaly) as opponents.