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Seniors vs St.Michael's/Foilmore - 14/5/11

posted 14 May 2011, 14:35 by Laune Rangers   [ updated 14 May 2011, 14:36 by Laune Rangers ]

County League - Laune Rangers vs St.Michael's/Foilmore - Sat. 14th May

Laune Rangers:
St.Michael’s/Foilmore:       0-16

Laune Rangers and St.Michael's/Foilmore met for the second time in a week on Saturday evening. Laune Rangers had the upper hand last weekend in the Club Championship and were hoping for something similar this time around. However, St. Michael's/Foilmore showed they meant business straight from the off and never let up the lead they established from the first minute, sealing the victory and more importantly securing the 2 away points.
St. Michael's/Foilmore raced into a 4 point lead within 6 minutes of the opening half, two Eanna O'Connor points (1 free) were followed by a Ronan O'Connor effort and a brilliant Cian O'Connor point from outside the 45 yard line. Laune Rangers registered their first point in the 8th minute of the half, when Mike Frank Russell converted a free. Ronan O'Connor was again on hand in the 12th minute to push St.Michael's/Foilmore's lead back out to 4points. Rangers were dealt a blow when Centre forward Seamie Foley had to leave the field of play with an injury, however substitute Jerry Coffey had an immediate impact when he pointed for the home side mid-way through the half. In the 17th minute of the half, Ronan O'Connor sent a ball in towards the Rangers' goal, the ball dipped but Laune Rangers keeper, Tony Lyons, was on hand to make a good save and send the ball out over the endline. Eanna O'Connor stepped up to take the resulting 45' and made no mistake leaving the game 0-06 to 0-02 in St. Michael's/Foilmore's favour. Jerry Coffey got his second of the evening in the 24th minute, which was quickly followed by a Kieran Doona effort after some great work from mid-fielder, Tom McGillycuddy. St. Michael's/Foilmore finished the half strong and registered a further two points, from Cian O'Connor and Ronan O'Connor (free), before the short-whistle sounded. Half-Time score: Laune Rangers: 0-04 - 0-08 St.Michael's/Foilmore.
St. Michael's/Foimore's Sean O'Connor and Rangers Kieran Doona swapped points in the opening two minutes of the second half. Rangers narrowed the gap slightly with two converted Mike Frank Russell frees in the 10th and 12th minutes to leave two points between the sides. Eanna O'Connor pointed a free mid-way through the half to give St.Michael's/Foilmore a three point advantage. Some good work by Laune Rangers' Maurice Foley & Johnny Carey saw Mike Frank Russell through for another point soon after to cut the away sides lead to two points once more. This was as close as Laune Rangers were to get to St. Michael's/Foilmore. Corner back, Brian Smith, got his name on the score sheet for the visitors, which was quickly followed by another Michael's/Foilmore point, giving them a four point lead going into the final 10 minutes of play. Mike Frank Russell got one back for the home side but this was cancelled out by Sean O'Shea point. A Rangers free in the 28th minute saw Mike Frank increase his personal tally but St. Michael's/Foilmore again finished the half strong with points from Eanna O'Connor (2frees) and Ronan O'Connor to let the score 0-16 to 0-10 in St. Michael's/Foilmore's favour at the final whistle, giving St. Michael’s/Foilmore a deserved victory.


Tony Lyons, Cormac Johnston, Johnny Carey, John Sheehan, Kieran Crowley, Pa Sheehan, Jeremy O'Callaghan, Maurice Foley, Tom McGillycuddy, Pa Joy, Seamie Foley, Kieran Doona, Colin O'Dwyer, Mike Frank Russell, Jack O'Connor. SUBS USED: Jerry Coffey, Shane O'Connor, Keith Sheehan, Geoffrey Mahony, Christopher O'Riordan.

ST. MICHAEL'S/FOILMORE: Roger Harty, Colin Grandfield, Mark Griffin, Brian Smith, Cormac O'Sullivan, Brian Galvin, Ciaran Grandfield, Sean O'Connor, D.J. Moran, Pete McCarthy, Cian O'Connor, Sean O'Shea, Eanna O'Connor, Ronan O'Connor, Max Thiemann.