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Laune Rangers are County Féile Champions!

posted 21 Apr 2018, 13:51 by Laune Rangers

Laune Rangers are County Féile Champions 2018

Laune Rangers will represent Kerry in Féile Peil na nÓg 2018 following victory in the County Finals this afternoon in Connolly Park, Tralee. They were pushed all the way in both the Semi Final and Final by Ballymacelligott and Glenflesk respectively, but dug deep on both occasions to claim a County title.

SEMI FINAL:- Laune Rangers 4-8, Ballymacelligott 2-6

Rangers led their Semi Final by five points at Half Time at 2-4 to 1-2, but Ballymac rallied early in the second half and led at the three-quarter mark, having scored 1-4 unanswered. However, Rangers came back and held Ballymac scoreless for the remainder of the game, which they scored another 2-4 of their own to make sure of the win. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 4-8, Ballymacelligott 2-6. Scorers for Rangers were:- Darragh O’Grady 1-2, Darragh Evans 1-0, Cillian Foley 1-0, Adam Owens 1-0, Eoghan Hassett (0-4, 3f), Jack O’Sullivan (0-2).

FINAL:- Laune Rangers 5-8, Glenflesk 3-4

Laune Rangers had the benefit of the breeze for the first half of the Final & made full use of it to lead by 2-6 to 0-3 at the break – Adam Owens netting twice in the first five minutes, with Jack O’Sullivan (2, 1 free), Darragh O’Grady (3) & Owens adding points in the 15 minute period.

Rangers were put under pressure for the second half, but the defence stood up to answer every question asked of them. The Rangers got off to the perfect start against the breeze, scoring a goal in the first play of the second half, but Glenflesk replied with a goal of their own very shortly afterwards. However, Rangers got up field again to score a fourth goal through Cillian Foley. Glenflesk began to dominate the possession for much of the remainder of the game, and they scored two goals and a point to reduce the gap between the sides to six points. Rangers were not going to be denied on the day though, and a fifth goal was to come for Rangers through Jack Lynch, before Eoghan Hassett pointed a free for the competition’s final score. Full Time:- Laune Rangers 5-8, Glenflesk 3-4.

Laune Rangers were fantastic on the day, with Jack O’Sullivan & Ryan Diggin a driving force and Adam Owens, Cillian Foley & Darragh O’Grady clinical in their scoring. The stand out player over the two games was Rangers wing back Ciarán O’Sullivan who, along with full back Aona O’Shea, drove their team out of danger at the back at crucial times. Well done to the coaches, Billy O’Sullivan, Diarmuid O’Sullivan, Mike Frank Russell and John O’Dwyer who had their charges in great condition.

Having lost the three previous Féile County Finals, the class of 2018 finally bring Laune Rangers to the national stage to represent Kerry in Féile Peil na nÓg, which will take place in Down, Louth and Meath in the last weekend of June.

Laune Rangers Féile Squad:- Adam Carey, Tim Mangan, Aona O’Shea, Cathal O’Callaghan, Killian Spillane, Tom Whittleton, Ciarán O’Sullivan, Adam Owens, Ryan Diggin, Darragh O’Grady, Eoghan Hassett, Jack Lynch, Darragh Evans, Cillian Foley, Jack O’Sullivan, John Burke, Joseph Cronin Langham, Senan O’Meara, Eoin Lynch, Tom Garry, Oisín Lynch, Colin Griffin, Cillian Buckley.


County Under 14 League Division 9 Round 4:- Laune Rangers vs Milltown/Castlemaine. 19/04/18

posted 19 Apr 2018, 14:20 by Laune Rangers

Rangers defeat Milltown/Castlemaine in County U14 Division Nine

Development Team make it four wins from four in the League

Laune Rangers 3-9, Milltown/Castlemaine 3-5

Laune Rangers Development side kept up their 100% record in County Under 14 Division Nine following defeat of Milltown/Castlemaine in an exciting battle in Killorglin on Thursday evening.

A strong breeze blew on the evening, giving a distinct advantage to the team playing downfield with Rangers reaping the benefit of it in the first half. Rangers led by 1-3 to 0-1 after a 15 minutes – David Crowley (free), Oisin Lynch & Eoin Joy pointing before Rian O’Sullivan struck to the net.

Further points were added by Cillian Buckley (free) and Rian O’Sullivan before Joseph O’Neill scored Rangers second goal to leave Rangers leading by 10 points at the break. Laune Rangers could have been further ahead but the woodwork twice stopped Eoin Joy from scoring goals. Half Time Score:- Laune Rangers 2-5, Milltown/Castlemaine 0-1.

Milltown/Castlemaine took over completely in the second half with the breeze behind them, which left Laune Rangers backs under sustained pressure. Rian O’Sullivan pointed the first point of the half for Rangers, but two goals and a point in the next two minutes for the visitors narrowed the gap between the sides but credit to the Rangers backs, there wouldn’t be another score in the third quarter, leaving Rangers leading by 2-6 to 2-2 with 15 minutes to play. Milltown halved the deficit with two points (1 free), but Rangers rallied together for the final stages and scored three unanswered points through Eoin Joy (2), and Oisin Lynch to put a cushion between the sides. Milltown/Castlemaine responded with a point, but a third Rangers goal from Tom Garry put the contest beyond doubt. Milltown/Castlemaine hit the net for a third time from a free kick but the final whistle followed soon after. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 3-9, Milltown/Castlemaine 3-5.

The Laune Rangers rear-guard stood up to an onslaught of attack after attack early in the second half, & held firm led by James Prendiville, Senan O’Meara and Tom Garry. Oisin Lynch threatened with every opportunity, while Rian O’Sullivan was a livewire and covered a huge amount of ground throughout.

Laune Rangers Squad:- Micheal O’Shea, Shane Kelliher, James Prendiville, Devin Hogan, Senan O’Meara, Tom Garry (1-0), Oisin Birmingham, Cillian Buckley (0-1f), Colin Griffin, Rian O’Sullivan (1-2), Eoin Joy (0-3), Jamie Healy, David Crowley (0-1), Oisin Lynch (0-2), Cian Fogarty; Joseph O’Neill (1-0)

County Féile Quarter Finals & County U14 Division 9 League vs Kerins O'Rahillys. 11/04/18

posted 11 Apr 2018, 14:04 by Laune Rangers

While David Mangan was appearing for the Kerry Minors on Wednesday evening, his younger brother Tim was helping Laune Rangers progress to the Féile Peil na nÓg Chiarraí Semi Finals following two wins in the Group Stages against Kilcummin and Kerins O'Rahillys

Laune Rangers 3-9, Kilcummin 0-0
Kerins O'Rahillys 3-7, Kilcummin 0-1
Laune Rangers 3-6, Kerins O'Rahillys 0-4

Laune Rangers Féile Squad (pictured): Killian Buckley, John Burke, Adam Carey, Joseph Cronin Langham, Ryan Diggin, Cillian Foley, Tom Garry, Eoghan Hassett, Jack Lynch, Darragh Evans, Tim Mangan, Cathal O'Callaghan, Darragh O'Grady, Aona O'Shea, Jack O'Sullivan, Ciarán O'Sullivan, Adam Owens, Killian Spillane, Tom Whittleton.

Laune Rangers will join Glenflesk, Ballymacelligott & Austin Stacks in the Féile Semi Finals. Semi Finals and Final will played next Wednesday evening - venue to be confirmed.

In County U14 League Division Nine tongiht, Laune Rangers Development team made it three wins on the spin with a good win over Kerins O'Rahillys in Tralee.

Division Nine Team squad vs Kerins O'Rahillys:- Oisin Birmingham, David Crowley, Cian Fogarty, Colin Griffin, Jamie Healy, Devin Hogan, Eoin Joy, Shane Kelliher, Oisin Lynch, Senan O'Meara, Micheal O'Shea, Rian O'Sullivan, James Prendiville, John Touhy.

Central Region Under 16 Division One Round 3:- Laune Rangers vs Castlegregory. 09/04/2018

posted 9 Apr 2018, 16:08 by Laune Rangers

Laune Rangers 5-18, Castlegregory 4-6 

Laune Rangers Under 16 Boys played their first home game of the season on Monday evening, defeating Castlegregory in the Central Region League Division One.

There was very little between the sides in the opening quarter, as Castlegregory pointed from the opening possession. Laune Rangers had to wait until the fifth minute for their first score, but it was worth the wait – Gearoid Hassett collecting possession on the left flank before setting off along the sideline and then cutting in to beat three defenders and hit the bottom corner of the net. Matt Leslie pointed for Rangers but it was soon cancelled out by a Castlegregory free. Rangers were awarded a 8th minute penalty as the only way to stop Gearoid Hassett’s run was to haul him down inside the square, but the resulting spot kick taken by Matthew Leslie was saved by Castlegregory’s goalkeeper. Castlegregory made full use of the momentum shift, pointing a free before scoring a well taken goal to take a two point lead. However, Jack Healy responded with a point, before Marc Clifford palmed home Rangers’ second goal from a pass across the square by Gearoid Hassett. Hassett scored a point to increase Rangers’ lead to three, but Castlegregory equalized as an effort at a point came back off the post to an attacker who found the net. With 15 minutes played, the sides were level at 2-3 a piece.

Laune Rangers went ahead again in the 18th minute with another excellent goal that was finished by Gearoid Hassett after being worked out from a short kickout through half the Rangers side. This seemed to take the wind out of the sails of the Castlegregory players, and Rangers added six unanswered points in the second quarter through Callum Russell (2), Calum Moriarty, Matt Leslie (2) & Gearoid Hassett – all of the highest quality from either long range, an acute angle or both. Half Time Score:- Laune Rangers 3-9, Castlegregory 2-3.

Laune Rangers continued to push on straight from the restart, as Calum Russell finished a nice move for the team’s fourth goal, and Gearoid Hassett completed a hat-trick a minute later to effectively end the game as a contest. Points by Matt Leslie (3, 1 free), and Gearoid Hassett were answered by two Castlegregory points, while the visitors netted their third goal from the penalty spot to leave Rangers leading by 5-13 to 3-5 with a quarter to play.

Gearoid Hassett & Matt Leslie (2) continued to put the scoreboard operator to work with further points – Leslie’s last point a super effort from long range bringing his personal tally to 8 points (7 from play) – but these scores were cancelled out by a fourth goal by Castlegregory after some nice play. Another pointed free would be the visitors’ final score, as Marc Clifford and Rory O’Connor added points late on for Rangers. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 5-18, Castlegregory 4-6.

Rangers host An Ghaeltacht in Round 4 of the competition. The game takes place on Monday, April 16th at 7pm in JP O’Sullivan Park.

Laune Rangers Team:- Jake Reenstierna, Cathal Crowley, Matt Reenstierna, Niall Fenton Toms, Sean Cleary, Darragh Mangan, James Byrne, Calum Moriarty (0-1), Rory O’Connor (0-1), Mikey O’Donnell, Matthew Leslie (0-8, 1f), Callum Russell (1-2), Jack Healy (0-1), Gearoid Hassett (3-4), Marc Clifford (1-1). Subs: Cian Naylor, James Treacy, Dean Cahill, Jack Foley, Daniel Evans.

Central Region Under 16 Division One Round 2:- Na Gaeil vs Laune Rangers. 02/04/2018

posted 2 Apr 2018, 15:20 by Laune Rangers   [ updated 3 Apr 2018, 07:07 ]

The Laune Rangers Team leave the field in fading light in Tralee on Monday evening

Under 16s win in Central Region Division 1

Na Gaeil 1-7, Laune Rangers 1-11

Laune Rangers picked up their first win of the season with an away victory over Na Gaeil in Killeen, Tralee on Monday evening.

The home side hit the ground running from the beginning, and led by 0-4 to 0-1 after fifteen minutes with a Gearoid Hassett free all that Rangers had to show for their first quarter. Na Gaeil had the majority of possession for the remainder of the half, but couldn’t convert their advantage in play to scores, due to some astute defending by the Rangers backs. Gearoid Hassett added another free for Rangers, but Na Gaeil slotted two more points (1 free) before the break. Half Time Score:- Na Gaeil 0-6, Laune Rangers 0-2.

Laune Rangers were a different side in the second half. Points from Jack Healy (2) and Matthew Leslie had the visitors back to within a point, but a goal against the run of play for Na Gaeil nullified Rangers’ second half scores – a 45’ dropping into the square as the setting sun caught the Rangers defence blindsighted and the ball clipped the underside of the bar before hitting the net. Gearoid Hassett and Matthew Leslie both pointed to halve the deficit – the latter’s point particularly excellent from long range – before a 46th minute Laune Rangers goal gave them the lead for the first time. Sean Cleary broke out from defence on a superb run up the right flank before passing to Mikey O’Donnell who made no mistake in hitting the bottom corner of the goal. This left Rangers leading by 1-7 to 1-6 with a quarter to play.

Gearoid Hassett added two more points (1 free) to extend Rangers lead before another well taken Matt Leslie point put four between the sides. Na Gaeil had their share of possession but the Rangers defence cut out the chances time and again. Na Gaeil managed a slot a free to leave a goal between the sides, but when Rangers got upfield on another attack and drew a foul, Gearoid Hassett converted the free with the final kick of the game. Full Time Score:- Na Gaeil 1-7, Laune Rangers 1-11.

The centre of Rangers’ defence was solid on the night with Matt Reenstierna and Darragh Mangan aided by their wide men especially Sean Cleary. Rory O’Connor & Calum Moriarty edged the midfield battle while the forwards were economical with their chances with Jack Healy & Gearoid Hassett capitalizing, while the stand out player on the night was Matthew Leslie who was dangerous in attack and solid in covering defence.

Laune Rangers Team:- Jake Reenstierna, Patrick Brennan, Matt Reenstierna, Niall Fenton Toms, Sean Cleary, Darragh Mangan, James Byrne, Calum Moriarty, Rory O’Connor, Calum Russell, Matthew Leslie (0-3), Mikey O’Donnell (1-0), Jack Healy (0-2), Gearoid Hassett (0-6, 4f), Marc Clifford. Subs: James Treacy for Clifford, Cathal Crowley for Healy; Daniel Evans, Jack Foley.

County Under 14 Divisions One & Nine Round 1:- Rangers vs Stacks; Legion vs Rangers. 28/03/2018

posted 30 Mar 2018, 13:24 by Laune Rangers   [ updated 30 Mar 2018, 16:55 ]

The Laune Rangers Under 14 Blue Team that defeated Austin Stacks in the County League Division One opening round on Wednesday evening.

County U14 Leagues off to a good start

Rangers Teams win in both Division 1 and Division 9 in League opening night

Laune Rangers got off to a great start to their County Under 14 League campaigns on Wednesday evening, with wins in both Division 1 and Division 9 for the Blue Team and White Team respectively.

Division One:- Laune Rangers 4-18, Austin Stacks 0-2

In Division 1, Austin Stacks were the visitors to JP O’Sullivan Park and Rangers were in the ascendancy from the beginning, and outscored Austin Stacks by 2-11 to 0-1 in the first half – Darragh O’Grady finishing to the net for a great goal after some great play in the build up by Eoghan Hassett and Jack O’Sullivan. The second goal was palmed in by Adam Owens after Eoghan Hassett had passed across the square.

The second half was much the same as the first, as Rangers continued to increase their lead. They went on to add another two goals in the second half with a further seven extra points as light began to fade towards the end of the game – Jack O’Sullivan slotting the ball home following some great link play in front of goal while Cillian Foley finished a soccer style shot to the net for the game’s final goal. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 4-18, Austin Stacks 0-2.

Outside of the excellent scoring prowess by the Rangers forwards, all of whom put in impressive performances in slippery conditions with Eoghan Hassett kicking some great scores in particular, there was some great rearguard action by the backs led by full back Aona O’Shea. In all, it was a hugely pleasing showing from 1 to 18.

Laune Rangers Blue:- Adam Carey, Tim Mangan, Aona O’Shea, Cathal O’Callaghan, Killian Spillane, Tom Whittleton (0-1), Ciarán O’Sullivan, Adam Owens (1-4, 2f), Ryan Diggin (0-1), Darragh O’Grady (1-4), Cillian Foley (1-0), Jack Lynch, Eoghan Hassett (0-7, 1f), Darragh Evans, Jack O’Sullivan. Subs: Eoghan Joy, Senan O’Meara, Joseph Cronin Langham.

Division Nine:- Killarney Legion 3-4, Laune Rangers 5-14

Laune Rangers White Team travelled to Direen, Killarney to face Legion in Division 9 and, much like the Division 1 tie, Rangers were the stronger side from the outset. A couple of early points gave Rangers a lead they would never relinquish, and went on to a relatively comfortable victory for a valuable two league points. It was a good performance from back to front, as many of the Rangers scores were worked out from defence. Goals by Oisín Lynch (3) and Cian Fogarty (2) as well as some excellent point taking by Lynch and Colin Griffin capped off an excellent attacking display.

Laune Rangers White (13 a side): Micheál O’Shea, Dara Joy, Oisin Birmingham, Shane Kelliher, Tom Garry, Devin Hogan, John Burke, Cillian Buckley, Jamie Healy, Oisin Lynch, Colin Griffin, Cian Fogarty, David Crowley.

Central Region Under 16 Division One Round 1:- Austin Stacks vs Laune Rangers. 26/03/2018

posted 26 Mar 2018, 14:58 by Laune Rangers   [ updated 26 Mar 2018, 15:01 ]

Austin Stacks 3-14, Laune Rangers 0-9

Laune Rangers were defeated by Austin Stacks this evening in the Central Region Under 16 Division One League. On a wet night in Connolly Park, a young Laune Rangers side took the field with just five players starting in their second year of Under 16 football.

Austin Stacks were much stronger from the outset, leading by 1-5 to 0-2 after fifteen minutes, with Gearoid Hassett (2, 1 free) & Matthew Leslie (free) pointing for Rangers. Hassett & Leslie added a point each during the second quarter, but a second Stacks goal put them in the driving seat going in at the break:- Half Time Score:- Austin Stacks 2-5, Laune Rangers 0-5.

Austin Stacks pressed home their advantage in the second half, as they went on to win by 3-14 to 0-9. Gearoid Hassett was one bright note in the evening as he added two further pointed frees, with a lot of the fouling committed on him as he caused trouble to the Stacks defence time and again. Two points from play from Matthew Leslie and James Treacy were also of a high standard, but Rangers were outshone by a team who were mostly in their second year in the grade.

Laune Rangers travel to Tralee again next Monday evening as they face Na Gaeil in Round 2 of the competition.

Laune Rangers: Cian Naylor, Patrick Brennan, Matt Reenstierna, Niall Fenton Toms, Calum Moriarty, Darragh Mangan, Cathal Crowley, Rory O’Connor, Calum Russell, Mike O’Donnell, Gearóid Hassett (0-5, 4f), Jack Healy, Marc Clifford, Matthew Leslie (0-2, 1f), James Treacy (0-1). Subs: Daniel Evans, James Byrne, Jake Reenstierna, Jack Foley.

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