Corkbeg traveled to Donoughmore on Saturday afternoon and suffered a narrow 1-0 defeat.
Corkbeg started the livelier of the two sides, but struggled to create any clear-cut opportunities, as such. On the half-hour mark, Shane Bennett had an effort narrowly miss the target, as the Beg looked for an opener.
At half-time, it was scoreless, with neither keeper been fully tested yet.
Dylan O Neill replaced Tariq Tynan at the interval, as Corkbeg looked to open the scoring. The opposite happened, as the home side opened the scoring just before the hour mark. An in-swinging free-kick saw Donoughmores Daragh O Shea head the ball beyond John Manning to the back post, where that resulting header was headed into the empty net by Donoughmores Stephen O Connor, to give the home side the lead.
From here on in, the home side rarely saw the ball leave their own half, as the away side looked for an equaliser. Corkbeg had a few chances here and there, with Shane Bennett, Jordan Ryan & Alan Hogan having efforts drift wide.
With 15 minutes to go, the away side shuffled things up, with Daniel Creedon going up front and this move saw Chris Smith enter the action.
On the 80th minute, Corkbeg were denied a certain goal by the home sides keeper, as Alan Hogan ran down the end line and drove a cross into the six yard box, which was met by Daniel Creedon, but the Donoughmore goalkeeper Tom Daly tipped the ball around the post.
Moments later, it was Daniel again, who had effort cleared off the line. It finished 1-0 to the home side, in a game where Corkbeg definitely deserved a point, at the very least.
The Beg suffer their first league loss of the season, in only their second game since Christmas, but must dust themselves down again now, with two tough away games against South Coast & Castleview on Wednesday, the 6th, and Sunday, the 10th, respectively.
Corkbeg : J Manning, C Horgan, S O Halloran, C O Driscoll, J Ryan, J Farmer (C), S Bennett, A Berry, A Hogan & T Tynan
Corkbeg Subs: D O Neill (45), C Smith (75), D Hickman, D Casey & M Ahern.