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