Beaufort took the lead for the first time in the opening minute of the second half, when a speculative shot from Joseph Glynwood was mishandled by Robert Lynch in goal for Rangers, & the ball found the net for a goal. That would be the solitary score of the opening ten minutes of the second half. Beaufort’s Jonathan Kissane was sent off with a straight red card for an incident off the ball in the 40th minute, & Beaufort were down to 14 for the remainder of the game. Laune Rangers substitute Eoghan O’Sullivan scored a well taken point on the next phase of play but it was soon cancelled out by a Mike Breen free. With a quarter to play, Beaufort led by 1-6 to 0-7 but they would not score for the remainder of the game.
Daniel Whittleton finished a good team move for his second point of the game before Patrick Daly slotted the ball to the net for a Laune Rangers goal in the 50th minute, following some excellent work from cousins Fiachra and Jamie Clifford to re-take the lead. Jamie & Fiachra both pointed excellent scores in the closing minutes, and a final Patrick Daly free gave Laune Rangers the victory on a Final Score:- Laune Rangers 1-11, Beaufort 1-6.
Laune Rangers will now play Milltown/Castlemaine in the Mid Kerry Minor Final.
Laune Rangers: Robert Lynch, Pierce Tyther, George Evans, Patrick Carey, Darragh O’Sullivan, Cathal Doyle, Daniel Whittleton (0-2), Neil O’Brien, John F O’Grady, Cian O’Shea (0-1), Fiachra Clifford (0-3), Daire Cleary, Jamie Clifford (0-2), Patrick Daly (1-2f), Manus Gallagher. Subs used: Daragh O’Connor, Eoghan O’Sullivan (0-1), Paddy Collins, Christian Fleming. Also in Squad: Padraig Aherne, Darragh O'Shea, Kevin Fitzpatrick.
Beaufort: Darragh Curran, Ian McGillycuddy, Cormac O’Connor, Kevin Coffey, Paul Murphy, Ciaran Kennedy, Conor Cronin, Mike Breen (0-5, 3f), Sean Kelliher, Aaron Foley (0-1), Keith Moloney, Jonathan Kissane, Joseph Glynwood (1-0), Cian O’Sullivan, Ryan Sweeney.