Our U16's got off to an excellent start in their first competitive outing of the season, with a very comprehensive win over Na Gaeil of Tralee. The final scoreline was 5-12 to 2-5 and the display of Laune Rangers, particularly in the first half and the last 10 minutes of the second half must have been very encouraging for the coaching team.
The first 20 minutes of the game was dominated by Laune Rangers, and the teamwork and quality of scoring during this period was of the highest quality. Laune Rangers notched up 3-8 in the first half with some excellent performances by a number of our forwards. Na Gaeil however did show signs of getting into the game near the end of the first half, and for the first 20 minutes of the second half performed very strongly. However, we weathered the storm and in the final ten minutes again took control of the game.
The team performed strongly throughout the field and all in all an excellent team performance. In the backline, when the pressure was on, particularly in the second half, they stood up to the test with very strong performances by Kieran Twiss, Fionn O' Shea, John Tyther, and Seamus O' Sullivan. Our midfield team of Shane Daly and Daniel Macbeth were both very impressive and controlled the centre field throughout the game. Our forwards displayed excellent teamwork, with some fine passing movements and scores. In fact, alll of our forwards contributed to the scoring on the evening, with John O' Shea contributing a personal tally of 2-6.
Goalkeeper: Timothy Foley
Full back line: Seamus O' Sullivan, Ciaran Twiss, Ethan Diggin
Half Back line: Fionn O' Shea, John Tyther, Kevin O' Sullivan
Midfield: Shane Daly, Daniel Macbeth
Half forwards: Colm O' Mahony, Wesley Delaney, Eric Dunlea,
John O' Shea, Seamus Doyle, Niall O' Shea