Laune Rangers 1-8, Currow 5-7
Laune Rangers Senior Ladies hosted Currow on Friday evening in the County League Division Three. Laune Rangers had a number of absentees with as many as ten players missing through injury or work commitments.
After taking an early lead with a point through Nicole Moriarty, Currow hit Rangers with three goals in five minutes, adding a point for good measure. Megan Gamble (free), Kayleigh McGlashan & Fodhla Houlihan pointed for Rangers as they began to put some good play together, but Rangers were dealt a hammer blow as Currow goaled twice more late in the half to leave 12 points between the sides at the break. Half Time Score:- Laune Rangers 0-4, Currow 5-1.
Rangers were much better in defence in the second half as Laura Brennan, Lucy Knight and Katie Halpenny cleared the lines time and again, while Kayleigh McGlashan, Andrea Nolan linked the defence to attack. However, the team were unable to convert their dominance of possession into scores, kicking a total of 11 wides in the second half. Fodhla Houlihan & Nicole Moriarty cancelled out two Currow points before Moriarty kicked the best point of the game, followed by a point for Andrea Nolan and an Yvonne Sheehan goal to reduce the deficit to seven points. Unfortunately, they would be unable to close the gap any further as Currow kicked 4 points in injury time add further gloss to the score line. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 1-8, Currow 5-7.
It was an unfortunate scoreline that did no justice to the balance of play in the game. The five goals in the first half proved too much for Rangers to come back from, but this young team continue to find their feet and will continue to improve as a result.
Laune Rangers:- Katie Graham, Lauren Hurley, Laura Brennan, Lucy O’Donnell, Katie Halpenny, Lucy Knight, Maeve O’Sullivan, Rachael Evans, Andrea Nolan (0-1), Nicole Moriarty (0-3), Kayleigh McGlashan (0-1), Yvonne Sheehan (1-0), Alanna O’Sullivan, Megan Gamble (0-1), Emma Cronin. Subs: Fodhla Houlihan (0-2), Fiona Brennan, Rebecca Murray, Anne Marie Fealey.