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.