Div.5. South: Laune Rangers 'B' vs Valentia
Laune Rangers 'B': 1-10
Laune Rangers' opening game of the 2011 League season saw Valentia travel to the Mid-Kerry town for this encounter. The visitors ran out easy winners in the end, proving the point that goals win games! Final score: Valentia 4-10 - 1-10 Laune Rangers.
The homeside got off to a good start with points from Ryan Keane and Darren O'Riordan in the opening minutes but Valentia answered with points of their own from John Shanahan and Paul O'Sullivan to level the game at 2 a piece. Valentia's first goal came in the 13th minute from the boot of Sean O'Sullivan to leave the goal between the sides. Shanahan added his second soon after before he went through for a goal and Valentia's second in the 16th minute. Jack O'Connor and Shanahan swapped points in the minutes that followed before Eamonn Carey got his name on the scoresheet for the homeside to let the scores 2-04 to 0-04 in Valentia's favour with 10minutes left to play in the first half. Valentia went on to add 2 further points to their tally before Carey added his second of the day. Valentia's third goal, from Paul O'Sullivan, came in the 28th minute to extend the visitors lead once more. A Garry Flynn point for the Launesiders was the last score of the half to let the score 3-06 to 0-06 at the short whistle.
Laune Rangers started the second half the stronger with a goal from Eamonn Carey. Valentia answered with 3 points, the pick of these being a Mark Lynch effort in the 16th minute. Garry Flynn pointed three times for Laune Rangers in the minutes that followed to keep the homeside in the game but a mistake from the Laune Rangers backline saw Paul O'Sullivan go in for his second and Valentia's fourth of the day to let the score 4-09 to 1-09. Another Garry Flynn point in the 29th minute was too little too late for the homeside. Final Score in Killorglin: Valentia 4-10 - 1-10 Laune Rangers 'B'.
Laune Rangers: Vincent Costello, Dáire Clifford, Eoin Ferris, Stuart Delaney, Ryan Lucey, Darren O'Riordan, Michael O'Sullivan, Mark Healy, Jack O'Connor, Eoin O'Sullivan, Colm O'Shea, Ryan Keane, Pa Knightly, Eamonn Carey, Garry Flynn.
Valentia: Richard Quigley, James Lynch, Shane O'Connor, Conor Murphy, Ger O'Shea, John Curran, Barry Murphy, Seán O'Sullivan, John Daly, Mark Lynch, Stevie O'Connor, Ger O'Shea, John Shanahan, Brendan O'Sullivan, Paul O'Sullivan.