Laune Rangers: 1-11
A last minute point secured the win for Keel in this Round 4 match of the Mid-Kerry Senior League. Keel started strongest with two points inside the opening 5 minutes, both frees which were converted by midfielder Gary Sayers. Laune Rangers' opening score came in the form of a well taken goal by Colin O'Dwyer. A good run from Pa Joy through the centre before finding O'Dwyer ensured O'Dwyer made no mistake in kicking the ball into the top corner, giving the homeside the lead. Keel's James Nagle replied for the visitors in the 9th minute to level the game at 3 points a piece. Mike Frank Russell and Gary Sayers swapped points soon after. Laune Rangers continued to attack and scored four points in the minutes that followed, the pick of these being a Tom McGillycuddy effort after receiving a lovely ball from team-mate Ryan Keane. A Liam Sheehan point in the 24th minute let the goal between the sides. Two further Laune Rangers points from O'Dwyer & Seamie Foley, left the score 1-7 to 0-5 in Laune Rangers favour at the short whistle.
O'Dwyer put another point on the scoreboard for the Launesiders in the opening minute of the second half. Keel's goal came in the 3rd minute of the half, a Seán Sheehan shot was well blocked by Rangers keeper, Tony Lyons, but fell nicely for the waiting Jason Foley who slotted it into the Rangers net to let the score 1-8 to 1-5. Laune Rangers wing forward Pa Joy put his name on the scoresheet in the 5th minute. Two further Keel frees narrowed the homesides lead to 2 points. A well taken Ciarán Doona point mid-way through the half eased the pressure on the homeside however Keel continues to attack. Points from Martin Burke (free) & Seán Sheehan left the narrowest of margins between the sides with 10 minutes to play. A Shane McSweeney shot was well blocked by Keel's Aaron Cahillane, but Laune Rangers were happy put the ball over the bar from the resulting rebound, to extend their lead once more. Another Seán Sheehan point in the 25th minute was quickly followed by a fisted point from Moss Moriarty which leveled the game at 1-11 a piece. Gary Sayers sealed the win for the visitors when his sideline free was helped over the by the upright. Final score: Keel 1-12 to 1-11 Laune Rangers.
LAUNE RANGERS: Tony Lyons, Cormac Johnston, Johnny Carey, Morgan O'Sullivan, Shane McSweeney, Pa Sheehan, Tom McGillycuddy, Maurice Foley, Seamie Foley, Pa Joy, Podge Murphy, Ciarán Doona, Colin O'Dwyer, Mike Frank Russell, Ryan Keane.
KEEL: Michael Evans, Aaron Cahillane, Emmet Ashe, Bart Murphy, Jeremiah Foley, James Foley, James Nagle, Gary Sayers, Moss Moriarty, James Long, Martin Burke, Ronan Sayers, Terry O'Sullivan, Liam Sheehan, Seán Sheehan. Subs: Jason Foley.