NOT only was home advantage key for Templenoe in advancing to meet Scartaglin in the Novice semi-finals but the aid of the breeze in the first half also as they held an eight point lead at half-time, extended to 10 in the second half, before Beale came storming back but eventually ran out of time in making amends.
The Kenmare District side raced into an early 0-6 to 0-1 lead, Ian Blake getting the North Kerry side's only score from a free as Cian Hallissey impressed early on. Adrian Spillane probably scored the pick of the home side's first half total however with two well taken efforts before the half-time whistle. Shane Joy and Ian Blake brought the visitors first half total to three points but it looked a formidable task at 0-11 to 0-3 behind.
It looked even harder when Beale hit the post inside the opening minute of the restart as Tadgh Morley, Hallissey and a fine effort from Danny Cahalane put them 0-14 to 0-4 ahead.
They went about the task however reducing the margin to five before suffering a big blow with the withdrawal of Tom Joy through injury. Daniel O'neill came forward from defence to score a crucial point for the home side as Anthony Sheehan and Kieran O'neill prevented goalscoring opportunities for the visitors at the other end. James Mcmahon and Ogie Horgan brought the deficit down to four but a 35 metre free from Hallissey was enough to cancel out a Declan Bambury point for Beale in injury time ensuring a four point victory for Templenoe.
John Spillane also came out of defence to score a point for home side during the match and they will enter this weekend's semi-final in confidence after knocking off another huge scalp. Beale will wonder what might have been had Tom Joy stayed on the pitch but they will have to concentrate on the County League for the foreseeable future until the North Kerry Championship later in the year.