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Mid Kerry Under 16 A Final:- Laune Rangers vs Keel/Listry. 3/11/2019

posted 3 Nov 2019, 12:50 by Laune Rangers

Laune Rangers 2-14, Keel/Listry 0-9

Laune Rangers have retained the Mid Kerry Under 16 ‘A’ title following a victory in the Final over Keel/Listry on Sunday afternoon in JP O’Sullivan Park, Killorglin. The score-line is somewhat flattering to Rangers however, as the sides were level early in the second half before the Killorglin side pulled away.

Keel/Listry led in the early stages with points from Aaron O’Shea (2, 1f) & Liam Evans following a point in the first minute from Rangers’ Eoghan Hassett. Hassett and Aaron O’Shea exchanged pointed frees before Rangers settled into the game, with two further Eoghan Hassett points (1 free) leaving the sides level at 0-4 a piece with fifteen minutes played.

Keel/Listry stretched into a strong lead with three unanswered points through Liam Evans, James O’Dowd & Aaron O’Shea (free), but Rangers finished the half strongly and two more Eoghan Hassetts points left his side trailing by the minimum at the break – Eoghan Hassett having scored all of his side’s points, although Rangers may have led but for some wayward shooting with six wides being registered in the opening period. Half Time Score:- Laune Rangers 0-6, Keel/Listry 0-7.

Eoghan Hassett levelled matters with the first score of the second half, and an Aaron O’Shea pointed free was cancelled out by a well taken Jack Healy point to maintain the stalemate at the 36th minute. Eoghan Hassett’s pointed free – his eighth point of the game – put Rangers ahead and they didn’t look back from there, with Marc Clifford kicking a point to put Laune Rangers ahead by 0-10 to 0-8 with fifteen minutes to play.

Ciarán O’Sullivan got upfield from wing back in a fantastic passing move that put him through on goal, but his shot flashed over the bar for Rangers point. Darragh O’Grady had been introduced by Rangers in the 45th minute and he was next to to get his name on the scoresheet, before another Marc Clifford point put the Killorglin side five ahead. A pointed free by Aaron O’Shea was cancelled out by a second long range point by Darragh O’Grady, before Laune Rangers full forward Jack Healy hit the net to put Rangers in a commanding position with minutes to play – Eoghan Hassett put through by Jack O’Sullivan before forcing a great save from Fionán Griffin only for the rebound to fall to Healy who nearly put a hole in the roof of the net with a rocket of a shot. However, Keel/Listry were thrown a lifeline when James Byrne’s second yellow card saw the Laune Rangers man dismissed and his team down to 14. This was short-lived though, as Laune Rangers’ Jack O’Sullivan scored his team’s second goal to close the game out. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 2-14, Keel/Listry 0-9.

There were a number of other super showings in the game. Darragh Mangan was excellent, especially when he moved into midfield. The Laune Rangers defence were simply outstanding in the second half – holding Keel/Listry to just two points and indeed scoreless from play. Aona O’Shea and Cathal O’Callaghan both stepped up from the White team to dominate in their individual match-ups, while Patrick Brennan was the standout defender on the field, not giving his marker a chance to score while also driving out from the back when the pressure was on in the second half. However, the standout performance was easily that of Eoghan Hassett. He scored all of Rangers first seven points of the game to keep his side in the game for more than a half, and finished with 0-8 (5 from play).

After the game, Mid Kerry Coiste na nÓg Chairman John Clifford presented Laune Rangers captain Jake Reenstierna with the Mid Kerry Under 16 trophy.

Laune Rangers:- Jake Reenstierna (capt), Patrick Brennan, Matt Reenstierna, Aona O’Shea, Cathal O’Callaghan, Ryan Diggin, Ciarán O’Sullivan (0-1), Calum Moriarty, James Byrne, Mikey O’Donnell, Eoghan Hassett (0-8, 3f), Darragh Mangan, Jack O’Sullivan (1-0), Jack Healy (1-1), Marc Clifford (0-2). Subs: Darragh O’Grady (0-2) for O’Donnell, Cathal Crowley for O’Shea, James Treacy for Healy, Daniel Evans for O’Callaghan, Ryan O’Sullivan for J O’Sullivan.

Keel/Listry:- Fionán Griffin, Luke Benson, Oran Hilliard, Aaron O’Donoghue, Daire Murphy, Joe Clifford, Shane Evans, Lachlan Griffin (capt), Tadhg Evans, Aodán Murphy, Keith Evans, Liam Evans (0-2), James O’Dowd (0-1), Aaron O’Shea (0-6, 5f), Dylan Moriarty. Subs: Mason Courtney for A Murphy, Marc Murphy for O’Dowd.

Mid Kerry Under 14 Finals 22/9/2019

posted 3 Nov 2019, 12:34 by Laune Rangers

Laune Rangers Blue 0-10, Keel/Listry 0-8

Laune Rangers grip on the Mid Kerry Under 14 A Championship was copper-fastened for another 12 months with a fantastic win against a fancied Keel/Listry team in Killorglin on Sunday. JP O’Sullivan Park played host to all three Mid Kerry U14 Finals on Sunday, and the pitch was in great condition in the glorious autumnal sunshine.

It took five minutes of the game for the deadlock to be broken and it was Darragh Clifford of Laune Rangers who pointed excellently to give his side the lead, but the visitors were level within a minute with a point of their own. A pointed free for Keel/Listry gave them their only lead of the game, and it was a lead that lasted two minutes until Rian O’Sullivan pointed for Rangers to level matters at 0-2 a piece after ten minutes.

Rangers dominated the middle portion of the first half, and scored a further five points without reply through John Burke (2, 1f), Jack Lynch (free), Niall O’Brien & Rian O’Sullivan to give the hosts a strong lead. Keel/Listry battled back though, and scored the last three points of the half to reduce the gap to two at the break. Half Time Score:- Laune Rangers 0-7, Keel/Listry 0-5.

Keel/Listry halved the deficit with a point early in the second half, but it was soon cancelled out by a super score by Niall O’Brien for Rangers. Keel/Listry pointed a free to leave the minimum between the sides at 0-8 to 0-7 with a quarter to play.

The highlight moment of the game for many was the Darragh Clifford point in the 50th minute – the full forward showing great skill to win the ball and turn towards goal, and he shrugged off two defenders with ease before kicking over the bar from an acute angle. Keel/Listry responded with a point soon after but it would be their last of the game. Rangers defence were simply outstanding for the final ten minutes to cut out the attack time and again. A foul on Darragh Clifford gave captain Jack Lynch a free to put two between the sides, and Rangers held on to take a great win. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 0-10, Keel/Listry 0-8.

Laune Rangers Blue:- Patryk Radny, David O’Brien, Oisín Birmingham, Devon Hogan, Shane Clifford, Time Mangan, Eoin O’Connell, John Burke (0-2, 1f), Niall Tadgh O’Brien (0-2), Rian O’Sullivan (0-2), Stephen Gannon, Colin Griffin, Andrew Owens, Darragh Clifford (0-2), Jack Lynch (0-2f). Subs: Seanie Diggin, Conor Buckley, Matthew Spillane, John Tuohy, Aaron Doyle, Tom Garry, Joseph O’Neill, Micheál O’Shea, Logan Foley, Seán O’Donnell, Gavin Mangan,, Adam O’Neill, Charlie O’Sullivan.

Laune Rangers White 1-6, GGC 5-12

A young Laune Rangers White (wearing Blue) Team took on Glenbeigh/Glencar/Cromane (GGC) early on Sunday afternoon in the C Final. It was the GGC team that used their advantage in age & physical strength to take the win. GGC led by 2-5 to 0-3 at the break – Conor Buckley (2, 1f) and Adam O’Neill taking Rangers scores. However, the visitors had too much for the U13s of Laune Rangers in the second half. A great goal by Mattie Spillane and pointed frees by Adam O’Neill and Conor Buckey (2) was not enough to claw back anything out of the game as GGC added 3-7 to take a comfortable win. The score line did not reflect the Rangers efforts on the day. All bar one of the starting XV are either U13 or U12, and it serves as great experience for 2020 competition. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers White 1-6, Glenbeigh/Glencar/Cromane 5-12.

Laune Rangers White:- Darragh Lynch, Callum O’Sullivan, Charlie O’Sullivan, Denis McGeever, Evan Moriarty, Gavin Mangan, Seán O’Donnell, Matthew Spillane, Conor Buckley, Logan Foley, Seanie Diggin, Aaron Doyle, Ryan Carey (capt), Adam O’Neill, Cathal Moroney. Subs: Luke Moriarty, Rian Hogan, Alex Garry, Colm O’Shea, Callum Russell, Maio Harmon, Cathal Daly.

It brings to a close the competitive season for our Under 14s. Well Done to all the players who took the field for the club this year. Well Done and thanks to our U14 mentors who volunteered their time so willingly – John O’Donnell, William Byrne, Colin O’Connor, Aidan Spillane, John Clifford with help from Tony Lyons, Mike Frank Russell and Peter Crowley.

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