Goals from Ronan Ferris, Ciaran Kennedy and Liam Carey sent Beaufort on the road to All-Ireland Club JFC glory at Croke Park this afternoon.
The Kerry and Munster champions cruised to a 3-17 to 0-5 final victory over Easkey of Sligo at GAA HQ.
Beaufort captain Nathan Breen lifts the All-Ireland club JFC trophy. ©INPHO/Oisin Keniry.
Centre forward Carey top scored for the winners with 1-5 while Fergal Hallissey contributed 0-5 (4 frees) to his side’s winning tally.
The game was effectively over as a contest at the halfway stage with the winners 3-8 to 0-1 to the good.
Team captain Eugene Mullen registered Easkey’s solitary first-half point and the second-half followed a similar pattern with Beaufort running out 21-point winners.
Beaufort - M Moriarty; M J O’Connor, G Hartnett, S Kelliher; J O’Sullivan, M Breen, J Kissane; N Breen (0-1), R Murphy; P Doona (0-1), L Carey (1-5), F Hallissey (0-5, 4f); D Healy (0-2), C Kennedy (1-1), R Ferris (1-1). Subs: C O’Connor for J Kissane, D Coffey for D Healy, J O’Reilly for J O’Sullivan, P O’Sullivan for N Breen, N O’Connor (0-1) for R Ferris, I McGillycuddy for M Breen.
Easkey - S Kilgannon; I Barrett, N McGuire, J Feeney; E Moylan, R McHugh, J Lindsay; E Mullen (0-1), M Gordon; D Sloyan, J McHugh (0-1f), E Healy; A Kilcullen, R McKenna, K Duffy (0-1). Subs: B Feeney for J Lindsay, B McGrath for A Kilcullen, J Scott (0-1) for E Moylan, J Conway (0-1) for R McKenna, H Gilroy for D Sloyan, J Dunphy for E Healy.
Referee - P Faloon.