Beagh defeat Tubber in Kilbecantys 7s final

In one of the better Kilbecanty’s sevens tournament of recent years Beagh have proved themselves to be the masters of the event winning the title for the third time in six season. Tubber, who were the beaten finalists were appearing in the final for the first time in the competitions history. The teams involved were Loughrea, Kinvara, St Thomas, Gort, Beagh, Tubber, Tommie Larkins, Ardrahan and hosts Kilbecanty.  Beagh defeated Ardrahan and Gort enroute to the final that was played in searing heat before a huge crowd. Tubber accounted for Tommie Larkins, St Thomas and Clarecastle in the semi final on a 4-11 to 2-6 scoreline with Clive Earley giving a performance of the highest standard. In the final Tubber started the better with Ronan Monahan scoring the game’s first goal. Joe Gantley who ironically lives in Tubber  was selected as player of the tournament and the Crusheen national school teacher was the key scoring figure for Beagh. Half time Tubber (1-5) Beagh (1-4). Two second half goals from Gantley sealed the win for Beagh despite a powerful spirited effort by Tubber. Final score Beagh (3-10) Tubber (2-9). After the game the Beagh 7s trophy was presented to Beagh captain and former Galway star Rory Gantley.

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