2016 Match Reports and Weekly Roundup
On Wednesday evening, July 27th, Kerry defeated Dublin in Nenagh by 3-21 to 0-10 in the All Ireland U16 Girls 'A' Final.
The All Ireland Under 16 Girls champions celebrated in style on Thursday evening with a Homecoming Parade in Killorglin. Thanks to Michael G Kenny for the following photos.
Captain of the team, Ciara O'Brien of Laune Rangers, had the honour of carrying both the Munster and All Ireland trophies to Killorglin.
The team gathered at the Fishery, and climbed aboard an open top bus to embark across the bridge, led by the Killorglin & District Pipe Band.
The Laune Bridge was lined by Laune Rangers Ladies Bord na nÓg players and coaches who cheered the team into Killorglin town. The rainfall didn’t deter the good people that came out to cheer on the team as they travelled uphill into the square and on through to Library Place.
Declan Falvey welcomed everyone to Killorglin to see a Laune Rangers Kerry captain carry an All Ireland trophy across the Laune for the first time in 19 years - Liam Hassett bringing Sam Maguire across the bridge in 1997. Ciara O’Brien was given the honour of the first introduction before the management team of Graham Shine (Bainistoir), Julie Brosnan and Joanne Brosnan (Roghnoiri) were introduced and, following Graham Shine’s words of thanks to players, selectors and parents, the players were individually introduced by Joanne Brosnan. Each player got a great response from the great crowd present. Chairman of the Kerry LGFA Paddy White gave the final words of thanks before the event came to an end.
Congratulations again to the team and it was our pleasure to host the event that we hope will live long in the memories of the players.
Laune Rangers 6-9 Fossa 1-5
Laune Rangers U12 Girls started their league campaign in style in Killorglin this evening against Fossa.
With the help of a fresh breeze the Rangers girls scored from the off and built up a strong lead through some fine performances from Orla O’Brien who finished with 3-2, Edel Griffin (0-4) and Laura & Sara Leslie with 1-1 each. Grainne Jones added 1 point & the final score of the game was Laura Patton’s goal.
Laune Rangers defended well blocking and tackling throughout the game and their fast and skilful attack were too strong for Fossa. Fossa fought back well in the second half but were unable to close the gap. Final score:- Laune Rangers 6-9 Fossa 1-5
Laune Rangers Senior Ladies played their second game in the County League at home to Rathmore on Sunday. There were a number of key figures missing for Laune Rangers & they had to call upon a number of Under 16 players who all equipped themselves well.
Unfortunately, the young Rangers team lost but there were some good performances within the overall team unit, especially that of Kayleigh McGlashen, who covered every blade of grass on the field during the course of the game.
Laune Rangers: Fiona Brennan, Cliodhna McSweeney, Lucy Clifford, Laura Brennan, Nicole Moriarty, Kayleigh McGlashen, Maria Rafferty (1-0), Sarah Clifford (0-1), Sarah Jane Joy (0-2), Yvonne Sheehan, Muireann Arthurs, Katie Halpenny, Lauren Hurley, Lisa Mangan, Megan Gamble. Subs: Zara Ashe, Nicki Clifford.
The heavy rain stayed away and on a fresh Easter Sunday in JP O’Sullivan Park, Laune Rangers U14 girls started their league campaign against Beale/Ballyduff. With a mix of last year’s U14s & some new faces, Laune Rangers started quickly with a well taken goal from Alanna Dolan. Laune Rangers went on to score well from play and at half time, the score stood at:- Laune Rangers 2-7, Beale/Ballyduff 0-1.
The second half started in Beale/Ballyduff’s favour and they responded with a goal & 3 points but it wasn’t enough to pull back the home side’s lead. Laune Rangers’ Kerry players combined well with Fodhla Houlihan and Rachael Evans scoring 2 points each from play. Alanna Dolan added another goal & point for a day’s total of 2-1. Nessa Healy scored 3 points with Maggie West & Caragh Browne adding 1 point each. The coaches were delighted with the entire squads efforts today, with players and supporters alike heading home to finish off some hard earned Easter eggs. Final score Laune Rangers 2-10 to Beale Ballyduff 1-4.
Laune Rangers Team: Caragh Browne, Orla Browne, Aoilbhe Mangan, Christina O’Brien, Aoife Nash Freeman, Melanie Sugrue, Isabelle Stevens, Maggie West, Rachel Evans, Alanna Dolan, Nessa Healy, Hannah McGeever, Fodhla Houlihan, Zara Foley, Saoirse Clifford.
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