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Mid Kerry Under 16 'A' Final:- Milltown/Castlemaine vs Laune Rangers. 3/12/2017

posted 3 Dec 2017, 13:11 by Laune Rangers   [ updated 4 Dec 2017, 06:05 ]

The Laune Rangers team that faced Milltown/Castlemaine in the Mid Kerry Under 16 A Final on Sunday

Laune Rangers retain Mid Kerry U16 crown

Extra Time needed to separate sides in Milltown


Milltown/Castlemaine 3-7, Laune Rangers 1-16

Laune Rangers maintained their grip on the Mid Kerry Under 16 A Championship on Sunday evening, as they overcame Milltown/Castlemaine after extra-time in the fading light of Paddy Burke Park in Milltown.

The Under 16 B Final (Beaufort defeating Cromane/Glenbeigh/Glencar) was played on the same field before this game and as a result, the under-foot conditions for the A Final were extremely difficult to play in. Rangers adjusted to the conditions quicker than their hosts, and were ahead by three points after 5 minutes – Gabriel Griffin, Ronan O’Shea and Shane Doona (free) pointing their team ahead. Dylan O’Neill opened Milltown’s account with a pointed free, and added a second after Gearoid Hassett had slotted another for Rangers. This left Laune Rangers leading by 0-4 to 0-2 after 15 minutes.

Laune Rangers dominated the latter period of the half, as Gearoid Hassett in particular proved unplayable at corner forward. James Hurley got upfield from wingback to slot a well taken point, before Hassett produced the highlight moment of the game. The forward picked up the ball on the left flank, and beat 5 players as he weaved his way up the sideline and in by the goalline, before punching the ball across the square for Rangers captain Ronan O’Shea to tap in. Hassett continued to cause trouble in front of goal, adding a point following a great catch from an equally excellent pass by midfielder Roan Moriarty. The pace of Shane Doona was also causing issue, and the forward added two points late in the half – one free and one super score from a tight angle – to see Rangers have a commanding lead at the break. The powerplay second quarter was due in no small part to an excellent display from the middle 8, with David Mangan, Roan Moriarty, Rory O’Connor and James Hurley in particular driving their team forward. Half Time Score:- Milltown/Castlemaine 0-2, Laune Rangers 1-8.

The home side came out of the dressing room a different team and scored a goal from the first play of the second half – Dylan O’Neill with a great finish to the net. A pointed free by Ronan O’Shea was soon cancelled out by Milltown through Conor Spillane, before the home side scored their second goal as a high ball was sent in to Sean Hogan, who won it at the edge of the small square and put the ball into the net. Emotion and adrenalin spilled over, which led to an unsavouly incident involving the majority of both teams, but calm was restored and no action was taken. Rangers captain Ronan O’Shea added two frees (Gearoid Hassett & Eoin Clifford drawing fouls) to keep the scoreboard ticking over for the visitors to leave Rangers ahead by 1-11 to 2-3.

Milltown added a third goal from the penalty spot in the 48th minute. Another long ball was sent into the square and, after an initial shot went wide, the match referee overruled his umpire to award a penalty to the home side. Dylan O’Neill dispatched the spot kick to reduce the deficit to two points.

Shane Doona and Dylan O’Neill exchanged frees and Ronan O’Shea increased the Rangers lead to three, but Milltown/Castlemaine rallied to score three points deep in injury time – Conor Spillane (free), Sean Hogan & Oisin O’Connor scoring to level the game up. This was the first time Rangers had lost their lead in the game and it was done just in time to tie the game at the final whistle and force extra time. Full Time Score: Milltown/Castlemaine 3-7, Laune Rangers 1-13.

The lights were turned on at Paddy Burke Park for the Extra Time period, as fading light added to now marsh-like underfoot conditions. However, Laune Rangers regained their composure at the break at the end of normal time, and their skill won out during extra time. The trio of David Mangan, Roan Moriarty and Shane Doona raised their games to new heights to take hold of the game. Doona pointed twice – one free and one from play – to put Rangers ahead by two at the turn, and Roan Moriarty finished a great team move with an excellent point to secure the win for Rangers. Full Time score after Extra Time:- Milltown/Castlemaine 3-7, Laune Rangers 1-16.

Laune Rangers counted themselves lucky that they made it to extra time following the Milltown revival in the second half of the game. However, having taken the lead in the second minute of the game, Rangers never fell behind throughout the 80 minutes and were fully deserving winners in the end.

The home side were best served by Dylan O’Neill who caused all sorts of problems to the Rangers defence as well as John Dennehy. Laune Rangers saw great performances from Peadar Foley, James Hurley, Rory O’Connor and captain Ronan O’Shea (who pitched in with 1-5), while Gearoid Hassett’s first half display was a joy to behold and won a number of frees in the second half. However, the triumvirate of David Mangan, Roan Moriarty & Shane Doona took control of the game when it was in the balance, and they proved the difference at the final whistle.

The Man of the Match award was given to a deserving David Mangan after the game, while Mid Kerry Bord na nÓg’s Damien McCarthy presented Ronan O’Shea with the Mid Kerry Under 16 A Trophy.

Milltown/Castlemaine:- Alex O’Connor, Evan O’Sullivan, Seamus Nagle, Nicky Loughnane (capt), John Dennehy, Martin Foley, Oisin O’Connor (0-1), David Leane, Sean Hogan (1-1), Anthony Kelliher, Dylan O’Neill (2-3, 1pen 2f), CJ Cronin, Cillian Burke, Cathal Bartlett, Conor Spillane (0-2, 1f). Squad: Aaron McSweeney, Adam Clarke, Adam Lenihan, Anthony Barrett, Dáire McCarthy, David Murphy, Jack Griffin, Kevin Harmon, Patrick O’Sullivan, Shane O’Connor.

Laune Rangers:- Ronan Fitzpatrick, Conor Burke, Evan Madden, Tim O’Shea, Peadar Foley, David Mangan, James Hurley (0-1), Roan Moriarty (0-1), Rory O’Connor, Gabriel Griffin (0-1), Eoin Clifford, Shane Doona (0-6, 4f), Ronan O’Shea (1-5, 4f), Jack Evans, Gearoid Hassett (0-2). Subs: Matthew Leslie, Barry O’Connor. Squad: Stephen Sealey, Niall Fenton Toms, Sean Cleary, Darragh Mangan, Calum Moriarty.

Mid Kerry Under 14 'A' Final:- Laune Rangers vs Keel/Listry. 24/9/2017

posted 24 Sept 2017, 12:00 by Laune Rangers

Under 14s retain Mid Kerry Title

Laune Rangers 5-13, Keel/Listry 2-10

Laune Rangers Under 14 Boys finished their season by completing a ‘5 in a row’ of Mid Kerry Under 14 titles on Sunday afternoon, following victory over Keel/Listry in ‘A’ Final at Paddy Burke Memorial Park in Milltown.

Marc Clifford kicked an excellent point in the opening minute for Rangers to put the first mark on the scoreboard for the day, but Keel/Listry hit the net just two minutes later – Aaron O’Shea with an excellent soccer-style finish to the top corner following some great work by Aodán Murphy. A Callum Russell free Rangers was nullified by two frees for Aaron O’Shea at the other end. Shane Evans got up from wing back to kick a nice point from play for Keel/Listry, but it was soon matched by an equally impressive point by Marc Clifford for Rangers to leave Keel/Listry leading by 1-3 to 0-3 with 15 minutes played.

Aaron O’Shea & Adam Owens traded frees before Laune Rangers took control of the game for the remainder of the first half. Callum Russell and Adam Owens (2, 1 free) points levelled the scores before Owens scored Rangers first goal to put them back in the lead. Two further goals before the break through Jack Healy and Callum Russell gave Rangers a nine point lead at the short whistle. Half Time Score:- Laune Rangers 3-7, Keel/Listry 1-4.

Keel/Listry gave themselves a boost as they scored a goal through Dylan Moriarty in the first minute of the second half, but they were unable to build on it as the next score came in the form of Rangers’ 4th goal through Adam Owens. Mikey O’Donnell, Tom Whittleton, Darragh Mangan and Callum Russell (free) all added points to put Laune Rangers ahead by 4-11 to 2-4 with a quarter to play.

Rangers got a fifth goal through team captain Mikey O’Donnell and added points from Calum Moriarty & Eoghan Hassett (free), while Keel/Listry added 6 more points before the end through Aaron O’Shea (5, 3 frees) and Dylan Moriarty. The Final Whistle was blown to see Laune Rangers crowned Mid Kerry Under 14 ‘A’ Champions for the 5th successive year. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 5-13, Keel/Listry 2-10.

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

Keel/Listry:- Jack O’Leary, Conor Crowley, Oran Hilliard, Eden Murphy, Shane Evans (0-1), Tadgh Evans, Aaron O’Donoghue, Aaron O’Shea (1-8, 6f), Keith Evans, Dáire Murphy (jt capt), Joe Clifford, Michael Keane, Aodán Murphy, Lachlan Griffin, Dylan Moriarty (jt capt) (1-1). Subs: James O’Dowd, Conor O’Dowd, Mason Courtney, JJ Moriarty, Stephen O’Brien, Evan O’Connor, Jake O’Reilly, Jack Lawlor, Luke Benson.

Central Region Under 14 League Division 1 FINAL:- Laune Rangers vs Ardfert. 7/8/17

posted 8 Aug 2017, 10:22 by Laune Rangers

Central Region title for Under 14s

Laune Rangers 4-13, Ardfert 4-7

Laune Rangers secured the Central Region Under 14 Division One title on Bank Holiday Monday evening, following victory over Ardfert in a hard-fought Final in Austin Stack Park, Tralee.

Laune Rangers got off to the ideal start, and were ahead by 2-3 to 0-0 following early points from Callum Russell (2, 1 free) & Mikey O’Donnell, with O’Donnell and Adam Owens netting the goals – Mikey applying a cool finish following a great run & Adam palming the ball to the net after a great move on the right flank. Ardfert responded very well and scored 1-2 unanswered themselves to leave Laune Rangers leading by 2-3 to 1-2 with a quarter played.

Ardfert, with the benefit of the breeze behind them, were on the ascendancy but the Rangers full back line of James Byrne, Patrick Brennan and Cathal Crowley held off the pressure with their half backs in support. Adam Owens slotted a nice point for Rangers before Ardfert responded with two of their own to leave a goal between the sides at the break. Half Time Score:- Laune Rangers 2-4, Ardfert 1-4.

Laune Rangers began the second half excellently, and scored an unanswered 2-5 in 12 minutes after the restart. Mikey O’Donnell scored his second goal on the first play of the half, with points following from Calum Moriarty, Callum Russell, Adam Owens. Ryan Diggin scored Rangers’ 4th goal with a scorching finish to the roof of the net while Eoghan Hassett and Adam Owens added points before Ardfert finally broke the run of scores against them with a pointed free. With a quarter to play, Laune Rangers led by 4-9 to 1-5.

Rangers points from Adam Owens and Eoghan Hassett (free) extended Rangers lead to 15 points, as the Killorglin side continued to introduce replacements. This inevitably led to a reduction in fluidity and allowed Ardfert to pull a couple of goals back. Points were added in the final stages by Eoghan Hassett and Darragh O’Grady, while Ardfert added another goal and two points to their total. The final whistle was blown to see Laune Rangers pick up a title that has eluded them in recent years, having lost two Central U14 Division 1 Finals in recent memory. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 4-13, Ardfert 4-7.

Laune Rangers wealth of attacking options saw some excellent replacements introduced at Half Time and into the Second Half. Defenders Cathal Crowley and James Byrne read the game well to hold off Ardfert at a time when they were under pressure, while Ciarán O’Sullivan was introduced in the first half and wasted no time in settling into the game to help out his full back line. Callum Moriarty played a captain’s role and was always looking for the ball to both clear his lines and attack. However, the stand out player on the evening was Mikey O’Donnell who covered a lot of ground and scored 2-1 from wing forward – an excellent return considering the ‘one hop, one solo’ rule that is in place at this level.

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

County Under 16 League Division 1 Round 4:- Laune Rangers vs Kenmare. 25/7/17

posted 26 Jul 2017, 15:05 by Laune Rangers

Rangers U16s defeat Kenmare in County League

Laune Rangers 5-14, Kenmare 4-8

Laune Rangers Under 16s faced Kenmare on Tuesday evening in the County League Division One in JP O’Sullivan Park.

After Shane Doona, Ronan O’Shea, & David Mangan each saw early points nullified by points by the visitors, Kenmare took the lead with a goal after Shane Doona had edged Rangers ahead. However, Laune Rangers recovered well as Gearoid Hassett followed up a well taken point with Rangers’ first goal. The home side went on to score a further 1-4 without reply as Ronan O’Shea (free), David Mangan, Shane Doona and Jack Evans all pointed before Eoin Clifford rippled the net with a goal. Kenmare replied with a couple of points before goals were traded between the sides – David Mangan finishing a well worked team goal before Kenmare responded with a three pointer of their own before the break. Half Time Score:- Laune Rangers 3-9, Kenmare 2-5.

Laune Rangers fourth goal came soon into the second half, as Shane Doona applied the finish following an accurate and unselfish pass from Jack Evans. This goal came after points had been scored – Kenmare opening the scoring before Eoin Clifford and Doona (free) responded for Rangers. The Kenmare net was almost hit again when a flowing move between Shane Doona, Gabe Griffin and David Mangan who saw his shot saved excellently. Mangan didn’t have to wait long for his second goal of the evening though as he increased Rangers lead, but it was soon cancelled out by Kenmare’s third goal – this goal shortly after Ronan Fitzpatrick had pulled off an excellent double save in goal for Rangers. Kenmare added two points to trail by 5-11 to 3-8 with about ten minutes to play.

The ultra-high scoring slowed down in the final stages as both sides were guilty of kicking wides. Shane Doona (2) and David Mangan added to their own tallies while Kenmare added a final goal and a point to reduce the gap between the sides at the long whistle. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 5-14, Kenmare 4-8.

Laune Rangers:- Rory Fitzpatrick, Timmy O’Shea, Cormac Doyle, Stephen Sealey, Rory O’Connor, James Hurley, Evan Madden, Roan Moriarty, Gabriel Griffin, Gearoid Hassett (1-1), Eoin Clifford (1-1), Shane Doona (1-6), Jack Evans (0-1), David Mangan (2-3), Ronan O’Shea(0-2). Subs: Sean Cleary, Niall Fenton Toms, Barry O’Connor, Peadar Foley.

County Under 16 League Division 1 Round 2:- Laune Rangers vs Dr Crokes. 14/7/17

posted 16 Jul 2017, 10:27 by Laune Rangers

Laune Rangers 2-7, Dr Crokes 2-9

Laune Rangers Under 16s fell to their second defeat of the County League Division One campaign on Friday evening with defeat at home to Dr Crokes.

On a wet & windy evening in JP O’Sullivan Park, Rangers took a lead in the early stages when a Shane Doona point was followed up by a Roan Moriarty goal from a penalty, after Gearoid Hassett had been hauled down inside the square. Dr Crokes got on the scoreboard with a couple of points (1 free) before Rangers scored their second goal – Ronan O’Shea finishing well following an excellent team move. With 15 minutes played, Laune Rangers led by 2-1 to 0-2.

The second quarter was owed exclusively by Crokes, as they scored two goals of their own was well as a brace of pointed frees to take a 3 point lead into the break. Half Time Score:- Laune Rangers 2-1, Dr Crokes 2-4.

Gabe Griffin and Gearoid Hassett pointed at the start of the half to reduce Crokes’ lead, but Crokes scored four unanswered points (2 frees) to lead by 2-8 to 2-3 with a quarter to play.

Laune Rangers spent the final quarter on the attack in the attempt at getting back into the game. A Shane Doona free was cancelled out by a pointed free by Crokes, before Jack Evans kicked an excellent point from distance. Two further Shane Doona frees were added in the latter minutes, but the goal they sought would not come and Dr Crokes held on to claim the win. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 2-7, Dr Crokes 2-9.

Laune Rangers Team:- Ronan Fitzpatrick, Stephen Sealey, Cormac Doyle, Niall Fenton Toms, Evan Madden, David Mangan, Rory O’Connor, Gabriel Griffin (0-1), Roan Moriarty (1-0), James Hurley, Eoin Clifford, Shane Doona (0-4), Ronan O’Shea (1-0), Gearoid Hassett (0-1), Barry O’Connor. Subs: Timmy O’Shea, Conor Burke, Jack Evans (0-1), Matthew Leslie.

County Under 14 Leagues Division One and Division Nine Finals:- Laune Rangers vs Austin Stacks 24/5/17

posted 24 May 2017, 15:56 by Laune Rangers   [ updated 28 May 2017, 08:49 ]

Losses in County League Division One and Nine Finals for Under 14s


Kilcummin was the venue for the Finals of the Less Strand County Under 14 Leagues Divisions One and Nine on Wednesday evening, with Laune Rangers facing off with Austin Stacks in both games.



Austin Stacks 5-17, Laune Rangers 3-13

A nightmare start for Rangers saw Austin Stacks score three goals in the opening five minutes of the Division One Final, with a fourth goal coming after Eoghan Hassett had pointed for Rangers. Tom Whittleton, Adam Owens & Mikey O’Donnell points were cancelled out by three by Stacks to see the Tralee side leading by 4-3 to 0-4 with 15 minutes played.

Stacks pressed their advantage further with three points and a 5th goal by the 20th minute as Callum Russell pointed a solitary effort for Rangers in the period. Laune Rangers improved late in the half and pointed through Eoghan Hassett ( 2 frees) and Callum Moriarty – all goal chances as the ‘no penalty’ rule at Under 14 level saw Rangers fouled multiple times in the square with a 13 metre free the only reward. Rangers hit the net twice late on though, with Adam Owens finishing well on both occasions to reduce the deficit going into the break, as Stacks had used up all of their allotted five goals allowed at U14 level also. Half Time Score:- Austin Stacks 5-8, Laune Rangers 2-8.

Stacks matched Rangers with 0-3 a piece in the third quarter – Eoghan Hassett (2), & Adam Owens pointing with the Launesider scores as Stacks maintained a 5-11 to 2-11 lead. Owens completed a hat-trick for Rangers with points also coming from Owens and Eoghan Hassett, but the big, physical Stacks side were far too strong for the young Rangers team on the day. They added 6 more points as Rangers were chasing goals to close out a comfortable win. Full Time Score:- Austin Stacks 5-17, Laune Rangers 3-13.

Laune Rangers ‘Blue’: Jake Reenstierna, James Byrne, Patrick Brennan, James Treacy, Tom Whittleton (0-1), Matt Reenstierna, Darragh Mangan, Calum Russell (0-1), Ryan Diggin, Mikey O’Donnell (0-1), Calum Moriarty (0-1), Jack O’Sullivan, Eoghan Hassett (0-6), Adam Owens (3-3), Marc Clifford. Subs: Darragh O’Grady, Jack Healy, Aona O’Shea, Cathal Crowley. Squad: Ciarán O’Sullivan, Daniel Evans, Sean Twiss, Eoin Lynch, Killian Spillane, Cillian Foley, Cillian Buckley.


Austin Stacks 2-14, Laune Rangers 2-9

Much like the Division One Final, the Division Nine encounter – played earlier in the evening in Kilcummin – saw a couple of early goals for Stacks leaving Laune Rangers chasing the game. Austin Stacks led by 2-3 to 0-2 after 15 minutes – Darragh Evans pointing twice for Rangers. Points by Cillian Foley and Adam Carey were cancelled out by Stacks in the second quarter to see the Rock maintain their lead into the break. Half Time Score:- Austin Stacks 2-5, Laune Rangers 0-4.

Stacks scored three consecutive points at the start of the second half to stretch their lead, but Rangers had the better of play for the remainder of the third quarter and points from Darragh O’Grady (2 frees), Darragh Evans & Eoin Lynch brought them back into the game. Rangers efforts upfield in attempt at goal left them exposed at the back, and Stacks scored five points in the latter stages to secure the win, with Darragh O’Grady pointing a free for Rangers during this time. Darragh O’Grady and Darragh Evans scored two fantastic goals to reduce the gap, but it was to no avail as Stacks had enough to hang on and win. Full Time score:- Austin Stacks 2-14, Laune Rangers 2-9.

Laune Rangers ‘White’: Jack Foley, Cillian Buckley, Aona O’Shea, Barry Moriarty, Killian Spillane, Cathal Crowley, Ciarán O’Sullivan, Dara Callan, Eoin Lynch (0-1), Daniel Evans, Cillian Foley (0-1), Joe Cronin Langham, Adam Carey (0-1), Darragh Evans (1-3), David Crowley. Subs: Darragh O’Grady (1-3), Sean Twiss, Senan O’Meara. Squad: Eoghan Joy, Killian Moriarty, Oisin Lynch, Jamie Healy, Ryan McCormack, James Prendiville, Gearoid Prendiville, Hugh Fitzpatrick, Oisin Flynn, Dara Joy.

County Under 14 League Semi Final - Division One:- Laune Rangers vs Ballymacelligott. 19/5/17

posted 19 May 2017, 14:04 by Laune Rangers

Rangers to contest Under 14 Division One Final

Laune Rangers 5-17, Ballymacelligott 3-5

Laune Rangers will contest both the Division One and Division Nine Finals of the County Under 14 League as the ‘Blue’ Team followed up the ‘White’ Team’s success earlier in the week with victory over Ballymacelligott in the Division One Semi Final on Friday night in JP O’Sullivan Park.

Ballymac opened the scoring with an early point but Rangers responded immediately, as Adam Owens applied an excellent finish to hit the net for his first goal. Laune Rangers went on to add points from Owens, Mikey O’Donnell & Callum Russell (free) before Ballymac slotted their second point. With a quarter of the game played, Laune Rangers led by 1-3 to 0-2.

Rangers dominated the second quarter and held the visitors scoreless during the period, with Marc Clifford excelling in the half forward line and Darragh Mangan sweeping up at the back. Adam Owens netted his second goal as well as two points with Eoghan Hassett added a brace – 1 from free – before Marc Clifford was rewarded for his efforts with a goal before the break. Half Time Score:- Laune Rangers 3-7, Ballymacelligott 0-2.

Ballymac gave themselves every chance of a comeback with goals in the third quarter, hitting the net three times and added a couple of points, but Laune Rangers held their nerve and scored five points in the same period with frees from Eoghan Hassett (2), Adam Owens & Callum Russell with Calum Moriarty also pointing from play. With 15 minutes to play, Laune Rangers led by 3-12 to 3-4.

Rangers scored their fourth goal in the 47th minute through substitute Darragh O’Grady before a Callum Russell point was nullified by one for the visitors – a point that would prove to be Ballymac’s final score of the game. Russell scored the home side’s fifth goal as Rangers closed the game out. Points were added in the final stages by Adam Owens, Eoghan Hassett (free), Darragh Callan and Darragh O’Grady. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 5-17, Ballymacelligott 3-5.

Laune Rangers will play Austin Stacks in the County Under 14 Division One Final – date, time and venue to be confirmed.

Laune Rangers Blue:- Jake Reenstierna, James Treacy, Patrick Brennan, Darragh Mangan, James Byrne, Matt Reenstierna, Tom Whittleton, Callum Russell (1-3), Ryan Diggin, Mikey O’Donnell (0-1), Calum Moriarty (0-1), Jack O’Sullivan, Eoghan Hassett (0-5), Adam Owens (2-5), Marc Clifford (1-0). Subs used: Darragh O’Grady (1-1), Aona O’Shea, Jack Healy, Cathal Crowley, Ciarán O’Sullivan, Darragh Callan (0-1).

County Under 14 League Semi Final - Division Nine:- Ballymacelligott vs Laune Rangers. 17/5/17

posted 17 May 2017, 14:09 by Laune Rangers

Rangers White team reach Division Nine Final

 Ballymacelligott 3-9, Laune Rangers 3-10

Laune Rangers Under 14 White Team visited Ballymacelligott this evening in the County League Division Nine Semi Final, and came out on top by the narrowest of margins.

Following early points by Daniel Evans and David Crowley for Rangers, Ballymac netted a goal and two points to lead by three with a quarter played. The Rangers players grew into the game though, with points from Jack Healy, Darragh Evans & Darragh O’Grady being followed up by a great goal by Jack Healy to give the visitors the lead. Both sets of defences gained the upper hand for the later part of the half, with Ciarán O’Sullivan and Eoin Lynch doing well in particular for Rangers, and a Ballymac pointed free proved to be the final score of the half to see Rangers leading at the break. Half Time Score:- Ballymacelligott 1-3, Laune Rangers 1-5.

Laune Rangers got the ideal start to the second half, with Darragh O’Grady hitting the net for a goal. O’Grady also cancelled out an earlier Ballymac point with one of his own, before a great tackle out the field by Cathal O’Callghan dispossessed his marker and the following play ended with Jack Healy punching an overhead ball to the net for his second goal of the evening. Further points by Darragh Evans and Jack Healy were met by another free by Ballymac, before Darragh O’Grady saw a shot saved brilliantly by the Ballymac goalkeeper to deny Rangers a fourth goal. With 45 minutes played, Laune Rangers led by 3-8 to 1-6.

The final quarter was a different game as momentum swung heavily in the home side’s favour. Ballymac goaled in the 50th minute to reduce the gap and went on to tag on 3 more points to leave four between the sides with two minutes of normal time to play. Darragh O’Grady pointed again for Rangers, but late scores for Ballymac would give Laune Rangers a nervous end, as the home side kicked a goal and point deep into injury time. However, Rangers held on to win and qualified for the County League Division Nine Final against the winner of Austin Stacks vs Dr Crokes. Full Time Score:- Ballymacelligott 3-9, Laune Rangers 3-10.

Laune Rangers Squad:- Jack Foley, Barry Moriarty, Aona O’Shea, Cillian Buckley, Ciarán O’Sullivan, Eoin Lynch, Senan O’Meara, Jack Healy (2-2), Killian Spillane, Daniel Evans (0-1), Cillian Foley, Joseph Cronin Langham, David Crowley (0-1), Darragh O’Grady (1-4), Darragh Evans (0-2); Darragh Callan, Cathal O’Callaghan, Cillian Moriarty, Oisin Lynch, Eoghan Joy, Adam Carey, Jamie Healy, Ryan McCormack.

County Under 14 League Round 5:- Div 1 Laune Rangers vs Ballymac. Div 9 Kerins O'Rahillys 10 & 11/5/17

posted 12 May 2017, 13:56 by Laune Rangers

DIVISION ONE:- Laune Rangers vs Kilcummin

Laune Rangers finished the County Division One League phase in first place following defeat of Kilcummin on Thursday evening.

Laune Rangers were much stronger in the early part of the game, and led by four points after 10 minutes with Adam Owens (3, 1 free) and Callum Russell getting on the scoreboard. The Laune Rangers defence had the upper hand with Ciarán O’Sullivan and James Byrne excelling with Tom Whittleton & Aona O’Shea in support. Kilcummin registered their first scores of the game to see Laune Rangers lead by 0-4 to 0-2 with a quarter played.

Rangers stretched their lead out to seven with five unanswered points through Adam Owens (2), Darragh O’Grady, Calum Moriarty & Marc Clifford, putting together some great phases of play in the process. With four minutes to play in the half, a loss of concentration at the back saw the visitors score 2-1 in quick succession to tie the game up at the break. Half Time score:- Laune Rangers 0-9, Kilcummin 2-3.

Laune Rangers immediately made up for the scores condeded before the break with three goals in the opening five minutes of the second half – Calum Russell, Marc Clifford & Adam Owens all hitting the net with Clifford’s goal catching the eye in particular with a great finish to the top corner. Callum Russell palmed a Calum Moriarty pass to the net for Rangers’ fourth goal before two well taken points from Marc Clifford saw Laune Rangers leading by 4-11 to 2-3 with a quarter to play.

Kilcummin scored a goal to lift their spirits and added two points late on, but Rangers scored a fifth goal through Jack Healy and points from Adam Owens, Jack Healy, Callum Russell (free), Marc Clifford and James Treacy to close out the game in style. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 5-16, Kilcummin 3-5.

Laune Rangers will host Ballymacelligott in the Division One Semi Final, with details of the tie yet to be finalised.

Laune Rangers Team:- Jake Reenstierna, Cathal Crowley, James Byrne, Ciarán O’Sullivan, Aona O’Shea, Matt Reenstierna, Tom Whittleton, Callum Russell (2-2), Ryan Diggin, Marc Clifford (1-4), Callum Moriarty (0-1), Daniel Evans, Darragh O’Grady (0-1), Adam Owens (1-6), Jack Healy (1-1). Subs: James Treacy (0-1), Mikey O’Donnell, Jack O’Sullivan.

DIVISION NINE:- Laune Rangers vs Kerins O’Rahillys

In Division Nine, Laune Rangers had a comfortable win over Kerins O’Rahillys in the final round of fixtures to secure a semi final spot in the Division.

In a one sided matchup, goals from Cillian Foley, Darragh Evans, Eoin Lynch, Senan O’Meara & Darragh Callan were among the highlights on an evening where 22 development team players all played a significant number of minutes.

Laune Rangers will travel to Ballymacelligott in the Division Nine Semi Final, with details of the tie yet to be finalised.

Laune Rangers Squad (13 a side):- Jack Foley, Barry Moriarty, Cillian Buckley, James Prendiville, Eoin Lynch, Daniel Evans, Killian Spillane, Cillian Foley, Senan O’Meara, Joseph Cronin Langham, Oisin Lynch, Darragh Evans, Eoghan Joy; David Crowley, Cathal O’Callaghan, Darragh Callan, Adam Carey, Ryan McCormack, Gearoid Prendiville, Cillian Moriarty, Hugh Fitzpatrick, Jamie Healy.

Féile Peile na nÓg Chiarraí 2017

posted 3 May 2017, 14:36 by Laune Rangers   [ updated 3 May 2017, 14:45 ]

Laune Rangers Féile Panel 2017

Laune Rangers suffered defeat in the final of Féile Peile na nÓg Chiarraí on Wednesday evening as the final four teams in the County – Rangers, Kilcummin, Dr Crokes and Austin Stacks – faced off. Kilcummin hosted Laune Rangers, while Dr Crokes entertained Austin Stacks in the Semi Finals with the winner of each tie to meet in the Final in the 15 minute per half competition.

SEMI FINAL: Kilcummin 1-4, Laune Rangers 4-5

Laune Rangers beat Kilcummin in the Semi Final, as a strong second half display saw them over the line. Kilcummin went ahead by four early on with a goal an point in quick succession, but Rangers had the lead by the minimum at the break as Adam Owens scored two goals and a point for the Killorglin side – Callum Moriarty instrumental in both goals with great ball carrying and unselfish passing. Half Time:- Kilcummin 1-3, Laune Rangers 2-1.

Rangers were excellent in the second half, as they scored 2-4 unanswered as the Laune backs got on top of their markers, with Darragh Mangan, James Treacy clearing the danger time and again. At the other end, Adam Owens completed a hat-trick with his third goal while Darragh O’Grady netter another. Points came from Callum Russell, Mikey O’Donnell, Calum Moriarty and Darragh O’Grady. Kilcummin got themselves on the scoreboard with the final score of the game, but Rangers progressed to the final. Final Score:- Kilcummin 1-4, Laune Rangers 4-5.

FINAL: Austin Stacks 0-10, Laune Rangers 0-3

The final proved a step too far for the young Laune Rangers team unfortunately. Stacks led by three points at the break after a quick start, but Rangers could have been much closer if not ahead had they taken any of a number of opportunities in the first half. Points were scored by Adam Owens (free) and Marc Clifford – the latter hitting the crossbar before going over. Half Time:- Austin Stacks 0-5, Laune Rangers 0-2.

Austin Stacks were much stronger in the second half as they scored five more points, as Laune Rangers only managed a solitary Calum Russell point late on having let some more chances slip by. Final Score:- Austin Stacks 0-10, Laune Rangers 0-3.

It was a disappointing end to the evening for Rangers, as they eventually suffered for their lack of stature against a more physical team. However, they still remain top of the County League Division One table with a round to go, and look forward to hosting Kilcummin in the final Round next Wednesday evening.

Laune Rangers panel: Jake Reenstierna, James Byrne, Patrick Brennan, James Treacy, Ryan Diggin, Darragh Mangan, Tom Whittleton, Callum Russell, Matt Reenstierna, Jack O’Sullivan, Calum Moriarty, Mikey O’Donnell, Eoghan Hassett, Adam Owens, Marc Clifford, Darragh O’Grady, Aona O’Shea, Cathal Crowley, Ciarán O’Sullivan, Daniel Evans, Cillian Buckley, Jack Healy, Killian Spillane, Cillian Foley, Eoin Lynch

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