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.