Laune Rangers U11/12 trip to Cork, Sunday 10 June 2012
The Laune Rangers U11 and U12 teams travelled to St Finbarrs Football and Hurling Club on Sunday 10 June 2012 at the invitation of the St Finbarrs club. This was a great opportunity for the boys to combine competitive challenge matches against this strong Cork club in the morning and to attend the Munster Senior Football Semi Final Cork V Kerry at Pairc Ui Chaoimh in the afternoon.
Laune Rangers U 11 team
Laune Rangers: 4-07
St Finbarrs had the better start building up a strong lead. Laune Rangers fought well and showed great character, heart and determination in the second half to come back into the game, score well and keep right in it to the end to draw the match.
U-11 Panel: Dean Callan, Roan Moriarty, Cormac Doyle, Sean Cleary, Evan Madden, Barry O’ Connor, Conor Burke, Ronan O’Shea, David Mangan, Ronan Fitzpatrick, Shane Doona, Jack Evans, Aaron Houlihan, Rory O’Connor, Martin Fea, Nathan Houlihan, Timmy Shea.
Laune Rangers U-12 team
St Finbarrs: 2-06
Laune Rangers: 4-08
Laune Rangers played very well and won against a strong St Finbarrs team. Laune Rangers scoring ability in the second half resulted in Laune Rangers winning out on a scoreline of St Finbarrs 2-6 to Laune Rangers 4 – 8
U-12 Panel: Eoin Evans, Daragh O’ Connor, Kevin Fitzpatrick, Ryan O’Shea, Oisin Daly, Liam Croke, Eoin O’Sullivan, Colum Kelliher, Cian O’Shea, Kieran Whittleton, Daire Cleary, Thomas Garland, Jack Carey, David Brennan
The games were played by both clubs teams in a spirit of tough determination while remaining very sporting. Particular thanks go to Anthony Shannon and all of the St Finbarrs club members and mentors on the day for the fantastic welcome, hospitality and refreshments. A special mention and thanks also for the hurleys which were a gift from St Finbarrs to the Laune Rangers to be raffled on the bus home. This was a very nice touch. The winners of the raffle were Eoin Evans and Ronan O’Shea.
Onward to Pairc Ui Chaoimh and spirits were high. All decked out with county colours and flags all set to support Peter Crowley and all the Kerry Team. There was a great sing song led by Oisin Daly.
The U11 and U12 Laune Rangers boys loudly cheered the Kerry team on until the final whistle and gave great support to the Kerry team giving rousing support to Laune Rangers own, Peter Crowley. Unfortunately the result did not go Kerrys way on the day but “beidh lá eile ann!”. The boys represented themselves, their families, their club and their county very well on the day and they should all be very proud of themselves.