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County Under 14 League Divisions 1 & 9 Round 4:- Laune Rangers vs Ballymacelligott. 26/4/17

posted 26 Apr 2017, 15:39 by Laune Rangers   [ updated 26 Apr 2017, 15:52 ]

Laune Rangers Under 14 Blue Team that faced Ballymacelligott in Round 4 of the County League Division 1 on Wednesday evening

Laune Rangers two U14 teams in action

Laune Rangers’ two Under 14 teams were in County League action on Wednesday evening, with games against Ballymacelligott in both Divisions 1 and 9 with one win and one loss on an evening where 40 players at the Under 14 age grade played in the club jersey.

DIVISION ONE: Laune Rangers 5-14, Ballymac 2-6

In Division One, Laune Rangers Blue Team defeated Ballymac with a strong second half performance in JP O'Sullivan Park. The sides were level at 1-1 apiece after 15 minutes after a first minute goal by Marc Clifford and a pointed free from Callum Russell were cancelled out. Adam Owens and Tom Whittleton both applied great finishes to great team moves for a brace of goals before Owens and Marc Clifford (free) added points. Tom Whittleton netted his second goal from a rebound after Ryan Diggin had struck the posts before the break, while Ballymac scored two points in the second quarter. Half Time score:- Laune Rangers 4-3, Ballymacelligott 1-3.

Laune Rangers kept Ballymac scoreless for 18 minutes of the second half, as astute defending from Cathal Crowley, Patrick Brennan & co cut out the visitors’ attack time and again. Callum Russell (3, 1 free), Calum Moriarty (2), Darragh O’Grady, Marc Clifford & Mikey O’Donnell (free) all pointed while O’Grady also netted Rangers’ fifth goal in the period to leave Laune Rangers leading by 5-10 to 1-3 with 12 minutes to play.

Ballymac doubled their total score in the final minutes with a final 1-3, while Rangers added final points from Darragg O’Grady, Calum Moriarty & Jack Healy before the final whistle. Full Time Score: Laune Rangers Blue 5-14, Ballymacelligott 2-6.

Laune Rangers Blue: Jake Reenstierna, Cathal Crowley, Patrick Brennan, James Treacy, James Byrne, Darragh Mangan, Ryan Diggin, Callum Russell (0-4), Matt Reenstierna, Mikey O’Donnell (0-1), Calum Moriarty (0-3), Tom Whittleton (2-0), Jack O’Sullivan, Adam Owens (1-1), Marc Clifford (1-2). Subs: Darragh O’Grady (1-2), Jack Healy (0-1), Sean Twiss, Ciarán O’Sullivan, Aona O’Shea.

DIVISION NINE: Laune Rangers 3-3, Ballymac 4-7

In Division Nine, Laune Rangers White were defeated by Ballymac. Having played against a tough breeze in the first half, Rangers trailed by 1-2 to 0-1 at the break. Ballymac scored three goals in quick succession early in the second half to take a commanding lead, but Laune Rangers battled back bravely to score three goals themselves through Oisin Lynch (2) and Daid Crowley. Ballymac did enough to take a deserved win away from Cloon. Full Time score: Laune Rangers White: 3-3, Ballymacelligott 4-7

Laune Rangers White: Jack Foley, Darragh Evans (0-1), Cillian Buckley, Barry Moriarty, James Prendiville, Eoin Lynch, Senan O’Meara, Cillian Foley (0-1), Killian Spillane, Eoghan Joy, Joseph Cronin Langham, David Crowley (1-0), Oisin Lynch (2-0), Adam Carey (0-1), Jamie Healy. Subs: Cathal O’Callaghan, Cillian Moriarty, Hugh Fitzpatrick, Gearoid Prendiville, Oisin Flynn.

Central Under 16 League Division 1 Semi Final:- Laune Rangers vs An Ghaeltacht. 23/4/2017

posted 23 Apr 2017, 15:31 by Laune Rangers

Laune Rangers reach Central Region Under 16 Final

Laune Rangers 6-7, An Ghaeltacht 1-4

Laune Rangers Under 16s defeated An Ghaeltacht on Sunday evening in the Semi Final of the Central Region Division One.

Played at JP O’Sullivan Park, Laune Rangers recovered from a slow start where they conceded two early points to level the game in the sixth minute through Matt Leslie and Gabriel Griffin. Griffin had a goal chance saved well by the Ghaeltacht goalkeeper before Shane Doona followed up a point with a well finished goal for Rangers. Jack Evans pointed to leave Laune Rangers leading by 1-4 to 0-2 with 15 minutes played.

Laune Rangers dominated the second quarter, and while an Ghaeltacht pointed twice and had two goal chances saved excellently by Ronan Fitzpatrick, the home side pushed on and followed up a Ronan O’Shea point with goals from O’Shea and Roan Moriarty before the break. Half Time score:- Laune Rangers 3-5, An Ghaeltacht 0-4.

Gearoid Hassett pointed for Rangers in the early stages of the half before An Ghaeltacht scored a well worked goal to close the gap. An Ghaeltacht scored no more and Laune Rangers closed the game out with a Barry O’Connor point and three more goals – Shane Doona, Eoin Clifford and an unfortunate own goal completing the scoring. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 6-7, An Ghaeltacht 1-4.

Laune Rangers move on to the Central Region Under 16 Division One Final, and will play the winner of Austin Stacks vs Na Gaeil in the decider.

Laune Rangers: Ronan Fitzpatrick, Evan Madden, Cormac Doyle, Timmy O’Shea, Rory O’Connor, James Hurley, Ronan O’Shea (1-1), Gabriel Griffin (0-1), Roan Moriarty (1-0), Matthew Leslie (0-1), Shane Doona (2-1), Eoin Clifford (1-0), Barry O’Connor (0-1), Gearoid Hassett (0-1), Jack Evans (0-1). Subs: Peadar Foley, Sean Cleary, Niall Fenton Toms, Stephen Sealey.

Central Under 16 League Division 1 Round 4:- Laune Rangers vs Churchill. 17/4/17

posted 17 Apr 2017, 14:51 by Laune Rangers

Laune Rangers Under 16s defeat Churchill

They top Central Region Division One with four wins from four

Laune Rangers 6-18, Churchill 2-12

Laune Rangers Under 16s defeated Churchill on Monday evening to complete their Central Region Division One League stage with four wins from four.

Laune Rangers were quick out of the blocks and were 1-3 to 0-0 ahead after 5 minutes, with Gabriel Griffin, Ronan O’Shea, & James Hurley pointing, while a further point attempt rebounded off the uprights onto the path of Gearoid Hassett, who slotted the ball to the net. Churchill responded with a quick 1-2 of their own, but a Stephen Sealey point for Rangers was followed up by Hassett’s second goal – a super shot past the keeper after beating two defenders. A Churchill pointed free was cancelled out by a Barry O’Connor point to leave Rangers ahead by 2-5 to 1-3 after 15 minutes.

Churchill outscored Laune Rangers by 5 points to 3 in the second quarter to leave a goal between the sides at the break – Gearoid Hassett, Gabe Griffin and James Hurley adding the scores for Rangers. Half Time score:- Laune Rangers 2-8, Churchill 1-8.

Laune Rangers began the send half in the same fashion as the first, and scored their third goal through half time replacement Sean Cleary after a fine move from midfield. Churchill responded with a point, and could have found themselves ahead in minutes, but Rangers goalkeeper Ronan Fitzpatrick pulled off two great saves to deny the visitors goals. This took the wind out of the Churchill sails somewhat as Laune Rangers pushed on. Matt Leslie pointed before Gearoid Hassett completed his hat-trick with another excellent goal while Shane Doona added a free. Gabe Griffin saw his shot saved at point blank range by the Churchill netminder. A Churchill point was cancelled out by a great Timmy O’Shea point before the visitors pointed twice more to leave Rangers ahead by 4-10 to 1-12 with a quarter of the game to play.

Churchill hit the post with a penalty before Rangers increased their lead with a point from Gabe Griffin and a Roan Moriarty goal. Churchill responded with a goal of their own but this would prove to be their final score, as the hosts added a further 1-6 in the last ten minutes to put a gloss on the scoreboard that didn’t do justice to the visitors’ efforts – Roan Moriarty with his second goal & points from Moriarty (2), Matt Leslie (2), Barry O’Connor and Eoin Clifford. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 6-18, Churchil 2-12.

Laune Rangers: Ronan Fitzpatrick, Niall Fenton Toms, Cormac Doyle, Timmy O’Shea (0-1), Evan Madden, James Hurley (0-2), Peadar Foley, Rory O’Connor, Gabriel Griffin (0-3), Barry O’Connor (0-2), Ronan O’Shea (0-1), Eoin Clifford (0-1), Jack Evans, Gearoid Hassett (3-1), Stephen Sealey (0-1). Subs: Matthew Leslie (0-3), Sean Cleary (1-0), Shane Doona (0-1), Roan Moriarty (2-2).

County Under 14 League Divisions 1 & 9 Round 3:- Dr Crokes vs Laune Rangers. 12/4/17

posted 12 Apr 2017, 15:13 by Laune Rangers

The Laune Rangers White Team that faced Dr Crokes in Division Nine of the County Under 14 Leagues on Wednesday evening

Wins for both Under 14 Teams against Dr Crokes


Dr Crokes 2-2 Laune Rangers 3-6

Laune Rangers Under 14s picked up two great wins in Lewis Road on Wednesday evening as they defeated Dr Crokes in both Divisions One and Nine of the County League.

In Division Nine, Laune Rangers White Team got their first win of the campaign, as goals from Adam Carey, Oisin Lynch and Cillian Foley made the difference. All three goal scorers also added a point each, as did Senan O’Meara, Eoghan Joy & David Crowley. In all, a good performance was rewarded with an away win.

Final Score:- Dr Crokes 2-2, Laune Rangers 3-6.

Laune Rangers White Panel:- Jack Foley, Barry Moriarty, Darragh Evans, Cathal O’Callaghan, Cillian Moriarty, Cillian Buckley, Senan O’Meara (0-1), James Prendiville, Cillian Foley (1-1), Eoghan Joy (0-1), Gearoid Prendiville, David Crowley (0-1), Jamie Healy, Killian Spillane, Adam Owens (1-1), Dara Joy, Ryan McCormack, Oisin Lynch (1-1) 


Dr Crokes 0-9, Laune Rangers 3-10

In Division One, the Under 14 Blue Team recorded their third win from as many games as an assured second half performance made all the difference.

Adam Owens pointed Rangers ahead in the second minute, but two Crokes points (1 free) reversed the scoreline soon afterwards. Laune Rangers first goal came in the 10th minute, as Darragh O’Grady finished soccer-style to the net after a sweeping counter-attack move started by full back Patrick Brennan’s interception. A Dr Crokes point was cancelled out by Eoghan Hassett to see Rangers lead by 1-2 to 0-3 after 15 minutes. Tom Whittleton added a point to extend Rangers’ lead with a well taken point, but Crokes managed four unanswered points (2 frees) to take a one point lead into the break. A good save by Crokes goalkeeper Mark Long ensured that this would be the case as he saved a shot at goal by Eoghan Hassett in the 25th minute. Half Time score:- Dr Crokes 0-7, Laune Rangers 1-3.

Dr Crokes opened the second half scoring with an excellent point, but this was cancelled out by a Callum Russell free from 30 yards out. Adam Owens levelled matters with his 2nd point of the night before Rangers put themselves truly in the driving seat with two goals in the space of 30 seconds. Darragh O’Grady put the finishing touch to a fine move, which included a great pass from full forward Marc Clifford. Clifford himself got his team’s third goal, as he was alert enough to beat the full back to a short kickout and put the ball into the net again. Dr Crokes goalkeeper Long may have felt at fault for the third goal, but he more than made up for it with two more excellent saves from Mikey O’Donnell & Jack O’Sullivan as points from Callum Russell and Ryan Diggin left Laune Rangers ahead by 3-7 to 0-8 with a quarter to play. Rangers outscored Crokes by three points to one in the final quarter – through Russell, Hassett & Diggin - to close out the game for a good win. Full Time score:- Dr Crokes 0-9, Laune Rangers 3-10.

The result leaves Laune Rangers top of the Division One Table after three away games, with the two home games against Ballymacelligott & Kilcummin to play.

Laune Rangers: Jake Reenstierna, Aona O’Shea, Patrick Brennan, Cathal Crowley, Tom Whittleton (0-1), Calum Moriarty, Darragh Mangan, Callum Russell (0-3), Matt Reenstierna, Eoghan Hassett (0-2), Mikey O’Donnell, Jack O’Sullivan, Darragh O’Grady (2-0), Marc Clifford (1-0), Adam Owens (0-2). Subs: Ciarán O’Sullivan, Ryan Diggin (0-2), Jack Healy, Daniel Evans, James Treacy, Sean Twiss.

County Under 14 League Division 1 Round 2:- Glenflesk vs Laune Rangers. 5/4/17

posted 5 Apr 2017, 14:39 by Laune Rangers   [ updated 5 Apr 2017, 15:05 ]

Under 14s pick up 2nd win of County League campaign

Glenflesk 2-10, Laune Rangers 5-13

Laune Rangers Under 14 Blue Team recorded their second win in the County League Division One with an away defeat of Glenflesk on Wednesday evening.

Laune Rangers got the ideal start with a point from Eoghan Hassett after ten seconds, but Glenflesk had much the better of the opening quarter with a 4th minute goal spurring them on. Laune Rangers were quite efficient in their score taking though, as they trailed by 1-3 to 0-5 after 15 with much less possession of the ball – Adam Owens, Eoghan Hassett (2) and Tom Whittleton adding the points.

Rangers added two goals in as many minutes through Hassett and Mikey O’Donnell to overturn the score, and O’Donnell added a point to put his side six ahead with twenty minutes played. A Glenflesk pointed free was cancelled out by a well taken point by Marc Clifford before Glenflesk scored a goal late in the half to stay within reach at the break. The score at Half Time:- Glenflesk 2-4, Laune Rangers 2-7.

Adam Owens pointed for Rangers at the start of the second half before a brace for Glenflesk reduced the gap to two points. Laune Rangers struck another double hammer-blow to Glenflesk with another pair of goals as Adam Owens and Eoghan Hassett added to their respective tallies. A Glenflesk point was cancelled out by Callum Russell before Rangers added their fifth goal of the night, as substitute Darragh O’Grady sent a great pass through towards goal and Adam Owens flicked it past the goalkeeper with a deft touch. This left Rangers leading by 5-9 to 2-7 with fifteen minutes to play.

Some stellar defending by Laune Rangers ensured that their lead would not be eaten into, as Matt Reenstierna and Patrick Brennan put in big performances at centre and full back respectively. Glenflesk’s three points in the final quarter were met by four from Rangers through Callum Russell (2, 1 free), Adam Owens and Darragh O’Grady (free) – the latter getting a deserved score to cap off a selfless second half showing. Final Score:- Glenflesk 2-10, Laune Rangers 5-13.

This was another good result at the start of the season and, while the overall performance was not perfect with some errant passing stopping Rangers from building up a head of steam in the first half, a solid second half performance throughout the team ensured they put up a final score that was a little flattering. Competition for places is growing within the squad, however, as management were able to introduce the full complement of substitutes on the night without weakening the team.

Laune Rangers: Jake Reenstierna, James Byrne, Patrick Brennan, Cathal Crowley, James Treacy, Matt Reenstierna, Tom Whittleton (0-1), Ryan Diggin, Calum Moriarty, Jack O’Sullivan, Callum Russell (0-3), Mikey O’Donnell (1-1), Eoghan Hassett (2-3), Marc Clifford (0-1), Adam Owens (2-3). Subs: Aona O’Shea, Darragh Mangan, Darragh O’Grady (0-1), Ciarán O’Sullivan, Jack Healy, Sean Twiss, Daniel Evans.

The County Under 14 League Division One Table now looks like this after two rounds of fixtures:-

Central Under 16 League Division 1 Round 3:- Na Gaeil vs Laune Rangers. 3/4/17

posted 3 Apr 2017, 14:48 by Laune Rangers

Under 16s defeat Na Gaeil in Central League

Na Gaeil 0-7, Laune Rangers 5-16

Laune Rangers Under 16s picked up their third consecutive win in the Central Region League Division One with a defeat of Na Gaeil on Monday evening. Na Gaeil’s home pitch in Killeen was unplayable on the day, so the game took place at the nearby Caherslee pitch.

Laune Rangers got off to a great start and took a four point lead in the opening eight minutes with scores from Stephen Sealey, Gabriel Griffin, Eoin Clifford and Gearoid Hassett after some excellent team play throughout the team. Na Gaeil got off the mark with a point before Rangers scored their first goal as Gearoid Hassett put the finishing touch to a sweeping move that began at the back with some great passing from David Mangan and Shane Doona. Na Gaeil pointed again to see Rangers lead by 1-4 to 0-2 with 15 minutes played.

Laune Rangers extended their lead in the 2nd quarter as points from Gearoid Hassett, Shane Doona (free) & Matt Leslie were followed by Hassett’s second goal, as some great work by Sean Cleary stopped the Na Gaeil backs from relieving pressure. Na Gaeil added three points late in the half (1 free) before the short whistle was blown and the sides made for the shelter of the dressing rooms with the score at Half Time:- Na Gaeil 0-5, Laune Rangers 2-7.

Laune Rangers dominated the third quarter as Na Gaeil’s attempts at goal were either thwarted by the Rangers defence or by the wind that dragged their shots wide to register a solitary point. Rangers had no such problems at the other end though, as James Hurley & David Mangan added points to solid performances from centre back & midfield respectively before Roan Moriarty capitalized on a skewed kickout to chip the retreating goalkeeper for the visitors’ third goal. Shane Doona pointed another free before the Na Gaeil goalkeeper made up for his earlier error by pulling off a point blank save to deny Gearoid Hassett a hat-trick. With 15 minutes to play, Rangers led by 3-11 to 0-6.

Laune Rangers did not let up in the final stages, and pointed frees from Shane Doona and Roan Moriarty were followed by a 4th goal, as David Mangan got his fist to a Roan Moriarty pass to send it to the net. Na Gaeil added their final point of the game as they continued to struggle for accuracy, while Rangers added further points from Shane Doona (free), Gabe Griffin and Stephen Sealey were added to by a 5th goal through Roan Moriarty to see Rangers remain top of the Central Region Division One. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 5-16, Na Gaeil 0-7.

Laune Rangers Team:- Ronan Fitzpatrick, Timmy O’Shea, Cormac Doyle, Ronan O’Shea, Rory O’Connor, James Hurley (0-1), Eoin Clifford (0-1), David Mangan (1-1), Gabriel Griffin (0-2), Matthew Leslie (0-1), Shane Doona (0-4), Gearoid Hassett (2-3), Sean Cleary, Roan Moriarty (2-1), Stephen Sealey (0-2). Subs: Barry O’Connor, Evan Madden, Niall Fenton Toms, Stephen O’Sullivan, Peadar Foley, Ronan O’Shea (re-introduced).

County Under 14 League Divisions 1 & 9 Round 1:- Austin Stacks vs Laune Rangers. 29/3/17

posted 29 Mar 2017, 15:25 by Laune Rangers   [ updated 29 Mar 2017, 15:39 ]

The Laune Rangers Under 14 Blue Team with a number of their counterparts on the White Team after Wednesday evening's games in Connelly Park, Tralee.

U14s begin County League with a win

Blue team win in Division One, while White Team defeated in Division Nine

Laune Rangers travelled to Connelly Park, Tralee on Wednesday evening to face Austin Stacks in the opening Round of the County Under 14 Leagues. Both clubs are fielding two teams in the competition this year, in Divisions One and Nine.

In Division One, The Laune Rangers Blue Team achieved the ideal opening to the campaign with a great win. Austin Stacks had the perfect start with a goal after 20 seconds, but Rangers composed themselves and, after the sides had traded points with Eoghan Hassett scoring for Rangers, Hassett scored Rangers’ first goal after good work from Callum Moriarty & Marc Clifford. Further points by Callum Russell (free), Marc Clifford & Adam Owens (2, 1 free) were met by a Stacks brace to see Rangers lead by 1-5 to 1-3 with a quarter played. Laune Rangers added a further four points through Marc Clifford (2), Eoghan Hassett and Callum Russell (free) versus two from Stacks to take a four point lead at the break. Half Time Score:- Austin Stacks 1-5, Laune Rangers 1-9.

Laune Rangers added two goals in the third quarter through Adam Owens and Eoghan Hassett as well as a point from Tom Whittleton, while Stacks matched their entire points tally from the first half to see Rangers take a 3-10 to 1-9 lead into the final 15 minutes. Laune Rangers put in a stellar defensive performance in the final quarter as Jake Reenstierna pulled off four super saves to deny the home side goals while his twin brother Matt at centre back led the line to hold out their long distance shooters alongside Callum Moriarty and Callum Russell at midfield. Stacks would not score any further for the remainder of the game while at the other end, substitute Darragh O’Grady put his stamp on the game with a goal and a point, while Callum Russell pointed the final score of the game to put gloss on an excellent win. Full Time Score:- Austin Stacks 1-9, Laune Rangers 4-12.

The work rate of the team was excellent on the night, with all 15 starting players putting in a great shift & the six subs were more than capable to slot in when needed.

Laune Rangers ‘Blue’: Jake Reenstierna, James Byrne, Patrick Brennan, Cathal Crowley, James Treacy, Matt Reenstierna, Tom Whittleton (0-1), Callum Moriarty, Ryan Diggin, Jack O’Sullivan, Callum Russell (0-3), Mikey O’Donnell, Eoghan Hassett (2-2), Marc Clifford (0-3), Adam Owens (1-2). Subs: Jack Healy, Darragh O’Grady (1-1), Aona O’Shea, Daniel Evans, Sean Twiss, Ciarán O’Sullivan. Also in Panel: Darragh Mangan.

In Division Nine, the Laune Rangers ‘White’ Team were defeated as a late goal and some insurance points for Austin Stacks decorated the scoreboard in a highly competitive game. Full Time Score: Austin Stacks 3-10, Laune Rangers 2-6.

Laune Rangers’White’: Jack Foley, Darragh Evans, Cillian Buckley, Senan O’Meara, Eoin Lynch, James Prendeville Killian Spillane, Joe Cronin Langham, Cillian Foley, David Crowley, Oisin Lynch, Adam Carey, Eoin Joy. Subs: Cathal O’Callaghan, Cillian Moriarty, Gearoid Prendeville, Dara Joy, Jamie Healy.

Central Under 16 League Division 1 Round 2:- An Ghaeltacht vs Laune Rangers. 27/3/17

posted 27 Mar 2017, 14:33 by Laune Rangers

Away win for Under 16s

An Ghaeltacht 1-10, Laune Rangers 5-10

Laune Rangers Under 16s defeated An Ghaeltacht on Monday on a sunny but cold evening alongside the strand in Gallarus, in Round Two of the Central Region Division 1.

Little separated the sides in the opening quarter and with 20 minutes played, the sides were leved at 0-2 each, as Roan Moriarty & Shane Doona pointed for Rangers with some stout defending from Cormac Doyle, Rory O’Connor and James Hurley keeping the home side at bay. Laune Rangers dominated the remainder of the opening half though, as Shane Doona pointed a free followed by Laune Rangers first goal – a Shane Doona shot struck the top of the post & fell in front of goal, with Roan Moriarty quickest to react & finishing well.

Moriarty went on to complete a quickfire hat-trick with his second goal in particular coming after some good pressing by Conor Burke winning the ball with Matt Leslie and then Shane Doona feeding the full forward who finished well. Midfielders David Mangan and Gabriel Griffin now had the upper hand and continued to keep the pressure on the Ghaeltacht defence. This pressure saw points from Shane Doona (3, 2 frees), Matthew Leslie & Gabriel Griffin before half time as An Ghaeltacht could only engineer a single point in the same period before the break. The Half Time score:- An Ghaeltacht 0-3, Laune Rangers 3-8.

Gabriel Griffin added to Laune Rangers tally with an early second half point, but An Ghaeltacht showed great resolve & pointed twice (1 free) as they pressured the Rangers defence. Laune Rangers didn’t sit back though, and a 4th goal was soon to come as Conor Burke finished well after a great build up from the back involving most of the outfield. With 15 minutes to play, Laune Rangers led by 4-9 to 0-5.

An Ghaeltacht kept their heads up and pointed three points midway through the half, with an excellent 45 kicked in a swirling breeze the highlight of those. A sweetly struck point from Eoin Clifford for Rangers was cancelled out by another Ghaeltacht free. An Ghaeltacht hit the net themselves to eat into the deficit, but it wasn’t to last as Rangers struck a 5th and final goal through substitute Stephen Sealey. A final point from the home side with the last kick of the game saw the final whistle blown with the score at Full Time:- An Ghaeltacht 1-10, Laune Rangers 5-10.

In all, this was an excellent away result by Rangers, who were able to make five substitutions without diminishing the performance.

Laune Rangers: Ronan Fitzpatrick, Evan Madden, Cormac Doyle, Timmy O’Shea, Rory O’Connor, James Hurley, Ronan O’Shea, David Mangan, Gabriel Griffin, Gearoid Hassett (0-2), Shane Doona (0-5), Conor Burke (1-0), Jack Evans, Roan Moriarty (3-1), Eoin Clifford (0-1). Subs: Matthew Leslie (0-1), Peadar Foley, Sean Cleary, Niall Fenton Toms, Stephen Sealey (1-0).

Central Under 16 League Division 1 Round 1:- Laune Rangers vs Austin Stacks. 18/3/17

posted 18 Mar 2017, 19:44 by Laune Rangers

Under 16s win Season opener

Laune Rangers 2-12, Austin Stacks 2-7

Laune Rangers hosted Austin Stacks on Saturday afternoon in Round 1 of the Central Region Under 16 competition. Conditions were far from ideal at JP O’Sullivan Park as a cloth of drizzle blew across the field aided by a strong breeze.

Austin Stacks took an early lead scoring three points in the opening 5 minutes but Laune Rangers then took control of the remainder of the opening quarter. Points from Jack Evans and Gabriel Griffin were followed up by a Roan Moriarty goal – the full forward tapping the ball in after his initial attempt to punch the high ball to the net – and Rangers led by 1-2 to 0-3 with 16 minutes played.

Rangers continued in fine vein of form and scored 4 more points unanswered through Ronan O’Shea (free), Gabriel Griffin, Shane Doona & Roan Moriarty, with Griffin’s score catching the eye in particular in bad conditions. Stacks kept their nerve though, and scored a goal and a point late in the half to halve their deficit. The teams departed for the dressing rooms with the score at Half Time:- Laune Rangers 1-8, Austin Stacks 1-4.

Austin Stacks began the second half with tremendous drive and scored a point with the opening play. The remainder of the third quarter saw Stacks lay siege to the Rangers defence, beginning with a shot at goal that was stopped on the line by a tremendous dive from corner back Cormac Doyle. Doyle continued to put in a huge shift at the back to stop Stacks from building momentum, aided by some great work by Rory O’Connor, David Mangan, & Gabriel Griffin. Shane Doona pointed a free for Rangers in the 43rd minute. Stacks finally broke down the Rangers defence a minute late though, and scored a goal to reduce the gap between the sides to the minimum. With 15 minutes to play, Laune Rangers led Austin Stacks by 1-9 to 2-5.

Austin Stacks missed a free kick in the 44th minute that would have tied up the game, but that was as close as they would come to getting anything from the game. Laune Rangers regained control of the game again, and Jack Evans kicked a fine point to double the lead. Shane Doona added a pointed free, following a great run by Gearoid Hassett leading to the foul. Doona scored Rangers’ second goal with an excellent finish from the edge of the square. A 49th minute David Mangan point extended the Rangers lead to seven points and, apart from two late Stacks frees, Rangers could close the game out. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 2-12, Austin Stacks 2-7.

Laune Rangers were impressive both in attack and defence. Shane Doona was dangerous throughout while Cormac Doyle was immense at the back. The midfield duo of David Mangan and Gabriel Griffin linked backs and forwards excellently and both chipped in with scores, with Griffin in particular putting in an excellent display having sustained an injury in a Minor game last week.

Laune Rangers: Ronan Fitzpatrick, Cormac Doyle, Evan Madden, Timmy O’Shea, Rory O’Connor (0-1), James Hurley, Ronan O’Shea (0-1), David Mangan (0-1), Gabriel Griffin (0-2), Gearoid Hassett, Shane Doona (1-3), Conor Burke, Jack Evans (0-3), Roan Moriarty (1-1), Sean Cleary. Subs: Stephen Sealey, Stephen O’Sullivan.

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