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Mid Kerry Under 16 Championship Final:- Beaufort vs Laune Rangers. 18/11/2018

posted 18 Nov 2018, 11:02 by Laune Rangers

Beaufort 1-13, Laune Rangers 2-11

In the final game of the club’s season, Laune Rangers have retained the Mid Kerry Under 16 title for a 5th successive year with a victory in this year’s Final against Beaufort, which was played in Coughlan Park, Beaufort on Sunday afternoon.

The home side got off to a bright start, pointing 4 times at the beginning of the game. as Mikey Moriarty (2) & All Ireland Minor winner Jack O’Connor (2, 1 ’45) scored for Beaufort before Gearóid Hassett scored Rangers’ first point of the game. With 15 minutes played, the Beaufort led by 0-4 to 0-1.

Rangers were level by the 16th minute, though. Gearóid Hassett collected the ball 40 yards out and beat two markers before slotting it under the goalkeeper for the game’s first goal. A second goal came a few short minutes later, as Hassett again beat a number of defenders before being hauled down inside the square – Callum Russell making no mistake with the spot kick. Matt Leslie (free), Callum Russell & Jack Healy all added well taken points late on, while Jack O’Connor notched the last score of the half with a pointed free for Beaufort, although they may have had more but for a great save by Rangers goalkeeper Cian Naylor from Beaufort’s Sean O’Brien. Half Time Score:- Beaufort 0-5, Laune Rangers 2-4.

Gearóid Hassett continued to cause trouble to the Beaufort backs right from the restart, as he picked up a breaking ball from deep and ran at the heart of the defence, eventually being fouled for a free that was converted by Matt Leslie. Jack Healy scored an excellent point to extend the lead for Rangers while the sides matched point-for-point for the remainder of the third quarter – Jack O’Connor (free), Kieran Dennehy & Simon Coffey pointing for the home side while Matt Leslie (3, 1 free) was unerring to keep the visitors ahead. With 15 minutes to play, Laune Rangers led by 2-9 to 0-8.

Beaufort were awarded a penalty in the 46th minute as Matt Reenstierna was adjudged to have fouled the attacking player in the square. Jack O’Leary converted the penalty to the net to bring Beaufort to within four points.

Matt Leslie twice (1 free) cancelled out Beaufort points from Mikey Moriarty and Seán O’Brien to maintain the lead but the momentum was favouring the home side, & the gap was soon halved as Jack O’Connor kicked two long range frees. O’Connor kicked his first point from play to leave the minimum between the sides but Rangers held on to win the game. Full Time Score:- Beaufort 1-13, Laune Rangers 2-11.

A huge defensive effort in the final stages was crucial to stop the completion of a comeback by the home side, and it took a huge team effort to win this game. At the back, Matt Reenstierna and Cathal Crowley both put in big shifts, while the half back line and midfield played great football to quickly turn defence into attack. The midfield pairing of Rory O’Connor & Calum Moriarty along with Callum Russell covered the field, linking backs and forwards with great effect.

In attack, Matt Leslie finished with a tally of seven points (two from play), while Gearóid Hassett caused havoc in attack. He was fouled time and again to create scores for his side, while his cutting runs in the first half ended in both Rangers goals – scoring the first himself before being chopped down for the penalty 2nd goal.

After the game, Mid Kerry Bord na nÓg Chairman Tim Coffey presented the Mid Kerry Under 16 Cup to Laune Rangers captain Gearóid Hassett.

Laune Rangers:- Cian Naylor, Niall Fenton, Matt Reenstierna, Cathal Crowley, Darragh Mangan, Seán Cleary, Shogie O’Sullivan, Rory O’Connor, Calum Moriarty, Jack Healy (0-2), Matthew Leslie (0-7, 5f), Callum Russell (1-1, pen), Mikey O’Donnell, Gearóid Hassett (1-1), Marc Clifford. Subs:- Ciarán O’Sullivan for Fenton, Eoghan Hassett for Clifford.

Beaufort:- Ciarán Cronin, Timmy Casey, Seán Kissane, Oran Smith, Ruairí Dorrian, Ethan Coffey (capt), Niall Carey, Sean O’Brien (0-1), Kieran Johnston, Mark Sheehan, Jack O’Connor (0-7, 6f), Mikey Moriarty (0-3), Kieran Dennehy (0-1), Jack O’Leary (1-0, pen), Simon Coffey (0-1).

Central Region Under 14 Division 1 Final:- Laune Rangers vs Kerins O'Rahillys. 22/08/2018

posted 23 Aug 2018, 13:07 by Laune Rangers

Laune Rangers 3-13, Kerins O’Rahillys 2-10

Laune Rangers ‘Blue’ claimed the Central Region Under 14 Division One title on Wednesday evening, adding to the Division Four title that was won a few weeks earlier by the ‘White’ team.

Laune Rangers got off to a great start, and were five points ahead in as many minutes following scores from Eoghan Hassett (3, 1 free), Jack O’Sullivan and Adam Owens. Adam Carey pulled off a great point blank save in the Rangers goal to maintain the lead but a Danny Hennessy free followed by a goal for Rahillys through Ben O’Brien left just a point between the sides after 8 minutes. Jack O’Sullivan pointed a free for Rangers before Eoghan Hassett hit the net with a wonderful finish to restore the five point lead. Darragh O’Connor added a point for Rahillys which meant that with a quarter played, Laune Rangers led by 1-6 to 1-2.

Eoghan Hassett and Jack O’Sullivan points for Rangers were cancelled out by Ben O’Brien and Danny Hennessy points, but the gap could have been closed further but for another Adam Carey save. Laune Rangers finished the half strongly as John Burke hit the net for a second Rangers goal, which began at the back from a fantastic interception by Tim Mangan. Half Time Score:- Laune Rangers 2-8, Kerins O’Rahillys 1-4.

Eoghan Hassett struck the net for a fantastic goal in the first minute of the second half and added a point shortly afterwards to cap an excellent team move and increase Rangers lead to 11 points. However, Kerin’s O’Rahillys rallied and had their best period of play in the third quarter. Ben O’Brien, Jack Savage, Danny Hennessy and Darragh O’Connor all pointed and Thomas Kennedy scored a goal to cut the deficit, and with a quarter to play, Laune Rangers led by 3-9 to 2-8.

Laune Rangers shored up the defence in the final quarter, with Eoin Lynch, Tim Mangan and Ciarán O’Sullivan impressing at the back with defensive structure holding up well. Eoghan Hassett (2), Adam Owens & Darragh O’Grady added points to make sure of the win. Rahillys added on two late points through Danny Hennessy (free) and Sean Healy but time ran out for the Tralee side. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 3-13, Kerins O’Rahillys 2-10.

Kerins O’Rahillys battled on throughout to stay in touch with Rangers. Their midfield pairing of Jack Savage, Seán Healy along with forwards Danny Hennessy and Ben O’Brien stood out for the Strand Road side.

For Rangers, Ciarán O’Sullivan was outstanding at centre-back while captain Tom Whittleton led by example with an industrious performance. With Adam Carey doing very well as the last line of defence, the stand out player was the exemplary Eoghan Hassett who finished with a total of 2-7, with 2-5 of that coming from play.

Laune Rangers take away two of the four Central Region titles this season with 40+ players taking part between the teams in this summer competition.

Laune Rangers:- Adam Carey, Aona O’Shea, Eoin Lynch, Cathal O’Callaghan, Tim Mangan, Ciarán O’Sullivan, Killian Spillane, Cillian Foley, Ryan Diggin, Darragh O’Grady (0-1), Eoghan Hassett (2-7, 2f), Adam Owens (0-2), Tom Whittleton (capt), John Burke (1-0), Jack O’Sullivan (0-3, 1f). Subs: Eoin Joy for J O’Sullivan, Joe Cronin Langham for O’Callaghan; Cillian Buckley, John Tuohy, Colin Griffin, Jack Lynch.

Kerins O’Rahillys:- Thomas Maguire, Coran Hughes, Matthew Higgins, Jake Foley, Ben Hanafan, Eric McMahon, TJ Heaphy (capt), Jack Savage (0-1), Seán Healy (0-1), Gearóid Meehan, Danny Hennessy (0-4, 2f), Cian Moran, Darragh O’Connor (0-2), Ben O’Brien (1-2), Thomas Kennedy (1-0). Subs: Joseph O’Sullivan, Cormac Gallagher, Sean Collins.

Féile Peile na nÓg 2018

posted 2 Jul 2018, 06:27 by Laune Rangers   [ updated 2 Jul 2018, 07:24 ]

Friday, June 29th - Burren GAA Grounds, Co Down

Laune Rangers made their return to Féile Peile na nÓg on Friday evening in tropical conditions in County Down. However, they were drawn in a very tough group that contained Down’s regular representatives & reigning Féile Champions Burren as well as perennial contenders New York. Laune Rangers faced both of these sides on Friday evening, and the physical superiority by both opponents is mainly what caught out the Rangers side.

Burren were hosting the group stage event on Day One and had a big home support. They were the better side from the start and came out winners on a scoreline of 6-7 to 1-3. Eoin Loughran of Burren put on a masterclass in the game, and is definitely one to look out for in the Minor Class of 2020/2021.

Laune Rangers then had to pick themselves up to take on New York in the second game of the competition. Rangers played much better in the second game, putting some excellent play together at stages of the game but again, they were unable to contain the physical speed, size and strength of the Americans. New York came out on top in the end by 6-9 to 3-3.

Saturday, June 30th - Clonduff GAA Grounds,
 Co Down

Laune Rangers then faced their host club Clonduff on Saturday morning, and a strong performance in the 5 minutes either side of Half Time in particular put the Killorglin men in the driving seat. They led by 1-2 to 0-2 at the break, as Eoghan Hassett netted a great goal and Cillian Foley scored two points. Jack O’Sullivan added two frees after the break, while Eoghan Hassett pointed before scoring his second goal. Clonduff came back into the game scoring a couple of goals in the second half, but Laune Rangers were the better side in all. Final Score:- Clonduff 2-5, Laune Rangers 2-9.

Photo credit: Clonduff GAC. Check out their Facebook page for more!

The team the faced into a Quarter Final on Saturday afternoon against Carryduff (Down), which was played in Clonduff. Laune Rangers were much the stronger from the outset in this game. They led by 6-3 to 0-2 as two Adam Owens penalties complemented goals from Jack O’Sullivan, Eoghan Hassett, Darragh O’Grady & Darragh Evans, while Hassett added two frees and John Burke pointed. The second half was less one-sided in the 30° heat. Both sides scored a goal in the second half – Jack O’Sullivan slotting a penalty for Rangers. Jack also pointed two frees in the second half to see Rangers home. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 7-5, Carryduff 1-4.`

Féile Division 1 Shield Quarter Final 1st Half

Féíle Division 1 Shield Quarter Final 2nd Half

Sunday, July 1st - Stamullen GAA Grounds, Co Meath

This saw Rangers leave their hosts in Clonduff and travel south for Sunday’s Division 1 Shield Semi Final in Stamullen, County Meath, against Galway Champions Claregalway, who were another physically strong side. Rangers had to make do without Adam Owens, who picked up an injury in the Quarter Final on Saturday afternoon. Laune Rangers had the benefit of the breeze in the first half and took a seven point lead into the break, as points from Eoghan Hassett (2), Joe Cronin Langham & John Burke were added to by goals from Hassett and Darragh O’Grady (penalty). Half Time Score:- Laune Rangers 2-4, Claregalway 0-3.  Watch the First Half action here

Rangers stretched the lead early in the second half with points by Jack O’Sullivan (free) & Eoghan Hassett but momentum swung the way of Claregalway who scored two goals in quick succession to leave three points between the sides. Hassett pointed another free for Rangers but this would be their last score of the game as they struggled to clear their lines for the remainder of the game with an stronger breeze blowing against them. Claregalway scored a third goal and pointed to level matters. With seconds left on the clock, the tribesmen kicked the winning point to bring Laune Rangers campaign to an end. Full Time Score:- Claregalway 3-5, Laune Rangers 2-7.   Watch the Second Half action here

Claregalway went on to win the Division 1 Shield, defeating Laune Rangers’ host club Clonduff in the Final.

The Féile Peile na nÓg Division 1 title was won by Derry club O’Donovan Rossa, who beat New York and Burren in the Semi Final and Final.

It was ultimately a disappointing end to a great weekend for all at Laune Rangers. All 24 players got significant game time through the five games, and all handled themselves well among the best teams in the country in the Division 1 competition.


The Club was blown away by the amount of support that travelled to the opposite end of the country. Parents, siblings, & relatives travelled in huge numbers, while a number of supporters with no familial connection to the squad made the trip to cheer on their clubmates – something that the team and club are truly grateful for.

Huge Credit must also be given to the Clonduff club and host families, who gave the team an experience that will live long in the memory. Of course the high temperatures made for a holiday atmosphere for all the supporters, but the two venues – Burren & Clonduff – were well equipped and prepared to deal with it.

Thanks must go to all the businesses and individuals that provided sponsorship/donations that funded the trip to Féile, which included an overnight stay in Dublin on Thursday night. Without this financial assistance, the trip simply could not have taken place.

The Final word of thanks goes to the parents who came on board nine weeks ago to organise the trip to Féile. Bord na nÓg Chairman John Clifford & Secretary Paudie Lynch were joined by the Bainistóir Billy O’Sullivan, Diarmuid O’Sullivan, Nuala Johnston, Helena Buckley, Gina Foley, Niall O’Meara, Aidan Spillane, Gavin O’Grady, & Seán Moriarty who all contributed to the Fundraising & Operational organization of the event.

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

County Under 14 Division One and Division Nine Finals. 23/05/2018

posted 24 May 2018, 14:41 by Laune Rangers   [ updated 24 May 2018, 15:22 ]

Heartbreak in County League Finals for Rangers.

Division One:- Laune Rangers 2-16, Glenflesk 5-9 

Laune Rangers came up short in their attempt to win a first County Under 14 Division 1 title in 14 years for the club on Wednesday evening as Glenflesk came out on top in the Final played in Fitzgerald stadium.

Laune Rangers started brightly and led by 1-6 to 0-2 after fifteen minutes, with Jack O’Sullivan (3, 2 frees), Eoghan Hassett, Ryan Diggin and John Burke all pointed while Hassett netted an excellent goal. Dylan Roche and Sean Guerin (free) pointed for Glenflesk in the same period.

Glenflesk got back into the game in the 16th minute, as they got their first goal – an effort at a point rebounding high on the upright and dropping to Dylan Roche who found the net. Both sides missed chances in the second quarter, but Rangers – through Eoghan Hassett (free), Jack O’Sullivan (2) and Darragh O’Grady – added four points to Glenflesk’s three to take a five point lead into the break. Half Time Score:- Laune Rangers 1-10, Glenflesk 1-5.

A Luke Crowley goal for Glenflesk was sandwiched between two Jack O’Sullivan points for Rangers early in the half, but the winning of the game came between the 38th and 43rd minute as Dyland Roche & substitute Ignatius O’Leary (2) scored three goals to give Glenflesk a commanding lead on the three-quarter mark. Roche and Darragh O’Connor pointed for Glenflesk while Jack O’Sullivan added to his tally for Rangers to leave the Sliabh Luachra men leading by 5-8 to 1-13 with 15 minutes to play.

Dylan Roche got Glenflesk’s final score of the game in the 46th minute, as Rangers set about trying to claw back an eight point deficit. A 54th minute goal by Darragh O’Grady along with points by O’Grady & Eoghan Hassett left Rangers needing a goal to level the game with five minutes to play. However, they missed a number of chances – the setting sun at the Hospital end of the ground possibly causing an issue – and a late shot by Jack O’Sullivan flashed just over the crossbar. The equalizing score was not to come for Rangers, and Glenflesk held on to take the County Under 14 Division 1 title.

It was an exciting game as the two best sides at the age-group in the county – they drew in the League stage in Barraduff with both teams beating everyone else and Rangers defeated Glenflesk in the County Féile Final – were separated by a kick of a ball at the final whistle. Laune Rangers were slightly below par on the night and were beaten by a hungrier Glenflesk side who made an inspired second half substitution in double goal scorer Ignatius O’Leary. Dylan Roche was excellent on the night, showing signs that he will follow older brothers Darragh & Ian & have a great career in the blue and gold and maybe beyond.

For Rangers, Jack O’Sullivan was the main scoring threat, scoring nine points (six from play). Ryan Diggin was fantastic at midfield, while corner backs Cathal O’Callaghan and particularly Tim Mangan had outstanding games.

Rangers now switch focus to Féile Peile na nÓg and a trip to County Down in just five weeks time.

Laune Rangers:- Adam Carey, Tim Mangan, Aona O’Shea, Cathal O’Callaghan, Killian Spillane, Tom Whittleton, Ciarán O’Sullivan, Adam Owens, Ryan Diggin (0-1), Darragh O’Grady (1-2), Eoghan Hassett (1-3, 1f), John Tuohy, John Burke (0-1), Cillian Foley, Jack O’Sullivan (0-9, 3f).  Subs: Eoin Lynch, Joseph Cronin Langham

Division Nine:- Laune Rangers 5-11, Dr Crokes 5-14

A fantastic performance from the Laune Rangers Development team brought them to within touching distance of a County Division Nine title but a strong Dr Crokes outfit, bolstered by the addition of a number of their Division 1 side, just came out on top by a three point margin.

As Rangers were also contesting the Division 1 Final, Laune Rangers made do without a couple of eligible players that were filling in for injuries in the later game. That being said, those that took the field for Rangers gave their all.

Dr Crokes led by 2-2 to 1-3 after 15 minutes, as Joe Cronin Langham finished a fine team move with an excellent goal while OIsin Lynch (free) and Eoin Joy (2). Crokes went on the ascendancy in the second quarter, adding a third goal and four more points, while a second Joe Cronin Langham goal along with an Oisin Lynch point saw Rangers heading in at the break trailing by five points. Half Time Score:- Laune Rangers 2-4, Dr Crokes 3-6.

Dr Crokes added another 1-2 in the early minutes of the second half to double their lead, while they responded to goals (Oisin Lynch and Cillian Buckley) and points (Lynch (2) and Colin Griffin with a further 1-2 to hold a 5-10 to 4-7 with 15 minutes to play.

Rangers put in a mammoth effort in the final quarter in attempt to catch Crokes, but they added four important points that would eventually prove the difference. Rangers scored a fifth goal through Joseph O’Neill and pointed through Oisin Lynch, Darragh Evans and Jamie Healy (2). However, Crokes kept their noses ahead to take the County Division Nine title. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 5-11, Dr Crokes 5-14.

Colin Griffin led by example as the captain had a great game at wing back for Rangers. Oisin Lynch was excellent at full forward, while the Under 12 players that were called up as cover all got game time, with Niall Tadhg O’Brien particular in his very first game at the age grade for Rangers.

Laune Rangers:- Micheál O’Shea, Senan O’Meara, James Prendiville, Devin Hogan, Oisin Birmigham, Tom Garry, Colin Griffin (capt) (0-1), Joseph Cronin Langham (2-0), Cillian Buckley (1-0), Jamie Healy (0-2), Eoin Joy (0-2), Rian O’Sullivan, Cian Fogarty, Oisin Lynch (1-5, 2f), Joseph O’Neill (1-0). Subs: David Crowley, Darragh Evans (0-1), Niall Tadhg O’Brien, Shane Clifford, Dara Clifford, Stephen Gannon.

County Under 14 League Semi Finals:- Div 1 vs Moyvane 16/5/18 & Div 9 vs Ballymac 18/5/18

posted 21 May 2018, 09:23 by Laune Rangers

Laune Rangers will contest the Finals of the County Under 14 League Divisions 1 & 9 as both the ‘Blue’ and ‘White’ teams won their respective Semi Finals this week.

Division One:- Laune Rangers 5-23, Moyvane 0-11

There was little between the sides at the break as Moyvane were more clinical with their scoring chances than home side. Rangers led by 0-4 to 0-3 with 12 minutes played, but two goals midway through the half through John Burke and Jack Lynch gave them a solid lead. However, Moyvane kept chipping away with three pointed frees in succession. Points were traded twice more late on to leave Rangers leading at the break. Half Time:- Laune Rangers 2-6, Moyvane 0-8.

Laune Rangers were a different side in the second half, with goals from Jack O’Sullivan (2) and Eoghan Hassett hit the net with excellent goals give the hosts control of the game, and led by 5-14 to 0-10 with 15 minutes to play. Further gloss was added to the scoreboard in the final quarter with some great point scoring by Rangers. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 5-23, Moyvane 0-11.

Laune Rangers ‘Blue’:- Adam Carey, Tim Mangan, Aona O’Shea, Cathal O’Callaghan, Killian Spillane, Tom Whittleton, Ciarán O’Sullivan, Ryan Diggin, Adam Owens (0-6), John Burke (1-3), Eoghan Hassett (1-3), Jack Lynch (1-0), Darragh O’Grady (0-4), Cillian Foley, Jack O’Sullivan (2-6, 5f). Subs: Eoin Lynch, John Tuohy, Darragh Evans (0-1).

Division Nine:- Laune Rangers 5-11, Ballymacelligott 2-9

First Half goals from Cian Fogarty & Oisin Lynch put Laune Rangers in the driving seat in the Division Nine Semi Final, as they took a 2-6 to 0-3 lead into the break. 

Eoin Joy added a third goal for Rangers in the first play of the second half but Ballymac came back into it and scored 2-2 unanswered to reduced the deficit to just four points with 15 minutes to play. However, Laune Rangers responded well and four points in a row were followed by another Oisin Lynch goal to give the hosts a commanding lead for the final stages of the game. Ballymac scored five points of their own during the final stages of the game, but a hat-trick goal and point by Oisin Lynch increased the Rangers lead and secured the win. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 5-11, Ballymacelligott 2-9.

Laune Rangers ‘White’:- Micheál O’Shea, Devin Hogan, James Prendiville, Oisín Birmingham, Tom Garry, Eoin Joy (1-0), Joe Cronin Langham (0-3, 2f), Cillian Buckley (0-2f), Rian O’Sullivan (0-2), Darragh Evans (0-2), Jamie Healy, Cian Fogarty (1-0), Oisín Lynch (3-2). Subs: Colin Griffin, David Crowley, Joseph O’Neill, Senan O’Meara.

County U14 Division 1 & Division 9. Dr Crokes vs Laune Rangers. 03/05/2018

posted 3 May 2018, 16:51 by Laune Rangers   [ updated 4 May 2018, 14:14 ]

Laune Rangers Under 14 Teams both came away with great wins on Thursday evening away to Dr Crokes in the County Leagues.

Division 1:- Dr Crokes 2-7, Laune Rangers 5-33

The result of this Division One tie was never really in doubt as Rangers led from the first play of the game. They scored an unanswered 2-5 in the first nine minutes and never looked back from there. Dr Crokes played better in the second half, but Laune Rangers put in a fluid performance, with a couple of players coming into the team on the night and a number of positional changes throughout the game.

Laune Rangers ‘Blue’: Adam Carey (0-2), Tim Mangan (0-1), Aona O’Shea, Cathal O’Callaghan, Killian Spillane, Ciarán O’Sullivan, Eoin Lynch, Adam Owens (0-9), Ryan Diggin (0-2), Darragh O’Grady (0-3), Eoghan Hassett (2-6, 2f), John Tuohy (0-1), John Burke (0-1), Cillian Foley (2-2), Jack O’Sullivan (1-6, 4f). Sub: Joseph O’Neill 

Division 9:- Dr Crokes 3-5, Laune Rangers 5-19

Laune Rangers put in a big effort in the Division Nine encounter also, as a strong performance in the second half in particular saw Rangers run out winners to close out the league stage with a 100% record and will have a home Semi Final. Full details of opposition or date not yet confirmed.

Laune Rangers ‘White’: Micheál O’Shea, Shane Kelliher, James Prendiville, Devon Hogan, Oisín Birmingham, Tom Garry, Senan O’Meara, Joseph Cronin Langham, Cillian Buckley, Colin Griffin, Darragh Evans, Jamie Healy, Cian Fogarty, Oisín Lynch, Eoin Joy.

County U14 Division 1 vs Moyvane & Division 9 vs Austin Stacks. 25/04/2018

posted 26 Apr 2018, 14:56 by Laune Rangers   [ updated 26 Apr 2018, 16:17 ]

Fresh from their County Féile success the previous weekend, Laune Rangers Under 14 Boys resumed County League action on Wednesday evening, with both teams coming away with good wins in their respective Divisions 

Division 1:- Laune Rangers 5-20, Moyvane 0-7

Laune Rangers put in an excellent performance in a top of the table clash in JP O’Sullivan Park, but the sides were evenly balanced in the early stages. Cillian Foley netted early while Eoghan Hassett added three points, but Moyvane pointed three times in the period to leave Rangers leading by a goal with a quarter played.

Rangers kicked on and increased their lead in the second quarter, with Ryan Diggin getting forward from midfield to score a great goal. Moyvane pointed twice, but Rangers responded with points from Darragh O’Grady & Jack O’Sullivan (2, 1 free). Half Time Score:- Laune Rangers 2-6, Moyvane 0-5.

Moyvane pointed once in the third quarter with a free, although Adam Carey denied the visitors with a great save. Laune Rangers were clinical at the opposite end as Eoghan Hassett pointed three times to supplement a fine goal, while Oisin Lynch netted shortly after his introduction. Jack O’Sullivan (2) & Ryan Diggin stretched Rangers lead to 4-12 to 0-6 with 15 minutes to play.

Rangers continued to press home their advantage in the final quarter with a fifth goal coming through Darragh Evans, while points from Jack O’Sullivan, Cillian Foley, Adam Owens, Ciarán O’Sullivan & Eoghan Hassett (4). Aside from some excellent attacking, the defending was super all evening, with Tim Mangan & Cathal O’Callaghan particularly solid. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 5-20, Moyvane, 0-7.

Laune Rangers ‘Blue’:- Adam Carey, Tim Mangan, Aona O’Shea, Cathal O’Callaghan, Killian Spillane, Ciarán O’Sullivan (0-1), Eoin Lynch, Ryan Diggin (1-1), Adam Owens (0-1), Darragh O’Grady (0-1), Eoghan Hassett (1-10, 1f), John Burke, Darragh Evans (1-0), Cillian Foley (1-1), Jack O’Sullivan (0-5, 1f). Sub: Oisín Lynch (1-0).

Division 9:- Laune Rangers 5-10, Austin Stacks 4-4

Laune Rangers White team were in also action on Wednesday evening, playing against Austin Stacks in Cloon.

Electing to play against the breeze in the first half, Rangers found it difficult to get out of their own half. Austin Stacks were hungrier and won more possession – retaining it well – so the Rangers defence were under a lot of pressure. However dogged defending from goalkeeper and full-back line prevented Stacks from racing further ahead. The Half Back line and midfielders intertwined well and helped each other out, while the forwards managed to bag 3 goals with very limited ball. Half-time A Stacks 4-4, LR 3-0.

The wayward hand-passing was addressed at Half Time by the coaching team of Paudie O’Shea, Patsy Joy and John Clifford, and a very different Rangers team came out after the break. Every ball was contested and won, denying Stacks any control on the game. Rangers were now finding their teammates with passes and were also finding the target, hitting 2-10 to 0-0 in the second half even though the breeze had died down.

A super team effort from all players in the second half meant Rangers kept up their 100% winning record in this division and guaranteed a semi-final place.

Laune Rangers ‘White’:- Micheál O’Shea, Shane Kelliher, James Prendiville, Devin Hogan, Oisin Birmingham, Tom Garry, John Tuohy, Cillian Buckley, Colin Griffin, Rian O’Sullivan, Eoin Joy, Joseph Cronin Langham, Cian Fogarty, David Crowley, Senan O’Meara. Sub: Jamie Healy.

Central Region Under 16 Division 1 Round 5: Laune Rangers vs An Ghaeltacht. 26/04/2018

posted 26 Apr 2018, 14:29 by Laune Rangers   [ updated 26 Apr 2018, 16:16 ]

Laune Rangers 4-5, An Ghaeltacht 2-7

Laune Rangers hosted An Ghaeltacht on Monday evening a rescheduled Round 4 tie in the Central Region Division 1, played in Cloon pitch.

An Ghaeltacht scored a goal in the opening minute and followed up soon after with a fine point. Laune Rangers soon kicked in to action, and Gearoid Hassett hit the net with a great finish following some great team play in the lead up. Rangers scored a second goal in the 10th minute, as Callum Russell netted from the penalty spot after Gearoid Hassett had been hauled down in the square. Two Ghaeltacht points (one from a free) had the visitors level at 2-0 to 1-3 by the quarter mark.

Points by Gearoid Hassett (free) and Jack Healy were cancelled out a brace from the visitors, but a third Rangers goal came just before the break as Rory O’Connor finished a great run from midfield with an excellent finish. Half Time Score:- Laune Rangers 3-2, An Ghaeltacht 1-5.

A highlight of the first half was Sean Cleary’s four separate block downs from An Ghaeltacht shots, and Cleary charged down two more shots by the visitors early in the second half. A goal for An Ghaeltacht levelled the scores again in the 4th minute of the second half, but Rangers responded and a pointed free through Gearoid Hassett was soon followed by a fourth goal for the hosts – Mikey O’Donnell applying the finish after Hassett picked him out with a great pass on a quickly taken free. With a quarter of the game to play, Rangers led by 4-3 to 2-5.

An Ghaeltacht pointed to reduce the gap to three and, after a Gearoid Hassett point was cancelled out by a pointed free for the visitors, there was just a goal between the sides while the teams could have drawn level but for a great save by Jack Foley. However, Marc Clifford got a deserved score for his efforts with a super late point to secure the win. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 4-5, An Ghaeltacht 2-7.

Laune Rangers have played their final League game & have qualified for the Semi Finals of the Central Region Competition. However, with a couple of games to play elsewhere in the league, they will have to wait to find out who will face.

Laune Rangers Team:- Jake Reenstierna, James Byrne, Matt Reenstierna, Cathal Crowley, Patrick Brennan, Sean Cleary, Darragh Mangan, Rory O’Connor (1-0), Calum Moriarty, Dean Cahill, Marc Clifford (0-1), Callum Russell (1-0 pen), Jack Healy (0-1), Gearóid Hassett (1-3, 2f), Daniel Evans. Subs: Jack Foley for J Reenstierna, Niall Fenton for Crowley, Mikey O’Donnell (1-0) for Evans, James Treacy for Cahill.

Central Region Under 16 Division 1:- Laune Rangers vs Ballymacelligott. 23/4/18

posted 23 Apr 2018, 15:44 by Laune Rangers

Laune Rangers 4-14, Ballymacelligott 1-15

Laune Rangers overcame Ballymacelligott on Monday evening in the Central Region Under 16 League Division 1.

Ballymac played with the aid of a stiff breeze in the first half, and went ahead by five points to nil, before Callum Russell & Gearoid Hassett got Rangers off the mark with excellent points. However, Ballymac added another free before hitting the net for the game’s first goal to leave the visitors leading by 1-6 to 0-2 with a quarter to play.

Matthew Leslie pointed twice (once from a free) before Rangers scored their first goal – Gearoid Hassett with a great finish to the bottom corner of the net. Matt Leslie added another brace of fine points to level matters & Rory O’Connor put Rangers in the lead for the first time, but Ballymac pointed twice more before the break to lead by the minimum at Half Time:- Laune Rangers 1-7, Ballymacelligott 1-8.

Laune Rangers, now playing with the breeze behind them, took control of the game in the third quarter – Gearóid Hassett (2, 1 free) and Marc Clifford pointing before Matt Leslie scored Rangers’ second goal smashing the ball to the roof of the net. Two Ballymac points reduced the gap but Rangers scored a third goal with Marc Clifford tapping the ball into the net. Clifford’s second point of the game was sandwiched by another brace by Ballymac to leave Rangers leading by 3-11 by 1-12 with 15 minutes to play.

Rangers scored a fourth goal through Dean Cahill but Ballymac kicked three unanswered points in reply. However, Rangers finished strongly and scored the final three points of the game through Matt Leslie and Gearoid Hassett to secure the win. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 4-14, Ballymacelligott 1-15.

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

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.


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