Laune Rangers U-12 teams were away to Austin Stacks at Connolly Park, Tralee
Laune Rangers U-12 Blue Team
Austin Stacks: 5-10
Laune Rangers: 5-07
Laune Rangers began well building up a lead against Austin Stacks in the early part of the first half. Oisin Daly opened the scoring with a goal and a point. There were passages of good Laune Rangers passing play. This approach served Laune Rangers best against a strong Austin Stacks defence. Accurate kick outs with distance followed by passing through the backs, midfield and the forwards with players showing the ability to pass the ball to teammates better positioned than themselves resulted in 2 further goals from Daragh O’Connor before half time. Austin Stacks came right back into the game scoring 2 goals and 6 points and the teams were evenly matched. A further point from Daire Cleary gave Laune Rangers their half time tally. The half time score was Laune Rangers 3-2 to Austin Stacks 2 -6.
Laune Rangers began the second half very strongly and built up a good lead. Further goals came from Ronan O’Shea following a good passage of passing play and from Padraig Purcell having collected a long kick pass from Roan Moriarty. However Austin Stacks again came back strongly at Laune Rangers and made life increasingly difficult in the Laune Rangers half of the field. Notwithstanding the determined play of the Laune Rangers backs the sustained pressure resulted in 3 goals for Stacks and this together with 4 more points gave Austin Stacks a three point lead at the end of the game. Points from Padraig Purcell, Daire Cleary, David Mangan and Eoin O’ Sullivan gave Laune Rangers their full time tally of 5 -7.
The final score Austin Stacks 5-10 Laune Rangers 5- 7. Laune Rangers were disappointed with the narrow defeat having led for significant stretches of the game.
Panel: Conor Murphy, Eoin Evans, Oisin Daly, Liam Croke, Eoin O’Sullivan, Daire Cleary, Daragh O’Connor, Padraig Purcell, Hugh Hurley, Ryan O’Shea, Roan Moriarty, Ronan O’ Shea, James Hurley, Kieran Whittleton, Shane Doona, David Mangan, Eoin Clifford, Kevin Fitzpatrick.
Laune Rangers U 12 White Team
Austin Stacks: 7-05
Laune Rangers: 7-15
The Laune Rangers boys got stuck in early against a good Austin Stacks side that had the home advantage. The Laune Rangers team played with confidence defending well and creating many scoring opportunities as the high points tally demonstrates. There was not much between the sides at half time. Laune Rangers came out in the second half playing stronger than ever and dominated the second half earning themselves a well deserved victory against the Austin Stacks. Well done to the boys on a great game.
Panel: Dean Callan, Cormac Doyle, Jack Carey, Conor Burke, Eoin Doyle, Ronan Fitzpatrick, Barry Connor, Evan Madden, Column Kelliher, Jack Evans, Timmy Shea, Gearoid Hassett, Sean Cleary, David Brennan, Nathan Houlihan, Aaron Houlihan, Daragh Purcell.