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.