Laune Rangers U-16's had another impressive win in the Central District League, defeating Churchill by a final score of 4-13 to 3-5.
We got off to a great start with two goals by John O' Shea within the first 10 minutes of the game. However, Churchill responded well and scored 1-2 in quick reply. Shane Mangan and John O' Shea both responded with a point each and this was followed up with an excellent goal by Colm O' Mahony. Churchill added another goal to their tally but Laune Rangers quickly responded with three more points, and at the end of a very entertaining first half Laune Rangers led by 3-5 to 2-3.
In the second half Laune Rangers were much more dominant throughout all areas of the field and during this period scored an additional 1-8 to Churchill's 2 points. John O' Shea and Colm O' Mahony again both added to their scoring tally with further points from Eric Dunlea, Shane Daly and Daniel Macbeth.
This is our third game in this competition and with two wins and a draw so far the team and management must feel very pleased with progress to date so early in the season. Our backline was very solid, particularly in the second half, with strong performances from John Tyther, Ciaran Twiss, and Kevin O' Sullivan. Shane Daly and Daniel Macbeth were very impressive in midfield, particularly in the second half, with both also contributing to the Laune Rangers scoresheet. The performance of our forwards was again very encouraging, with some fine linkup play from our full forward Shane Mangan and excellent individual scoring displays by John O' Shea (3-3) and Colm O' Mahony (1-4).
Goalkeeper: Timothy Foley
Full back line: Fionn O' Shea, Ciaran Twiss, Gavin Riordan
Half Back line: Wesley Delaney, John Tyther, Kevin O' Sullivan
Midfield: Shane Daly, Daniel Macbeth
Half forwards: Colm O' Mahony, Seamus Doyle, Eric Dunlea,
John O' Shea, Shane Mangan, Niall O' Shea