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.