Laune Rangers vs Austin Stacks – County League
Laune Rangers: 3-22
Austin Stacks: 0-03
Laune Rangers Ladies had a convincing win over Austin Stacks in the J.P. O’Sullivan Park, Killorglin on Sunday afternoon last. On a very wet afternoon for football the Launesiders notched up a 3-22 to 0-03 victory.
Laune Rangers opened the scoring from the throw-in when Edel Murphy went through for the side’s first goal. Austin Stacks responded through a pointed Norina Barry free. Laune Rangers pushed on and further points from Sarah Houlihan(3) and Sarah Jane Joy(2) saw Rangers lead 1-05 to 0-01 with 10 minutes played.
Laune Rangers’ second goal came soon after when Stephanie Corkery dispossessed Stacks and passed off to Sarah Houlihan who was bearing down on goal. The All-Star forward made no mistake and netted for Laune Rangers second goal of the afternoon to let the score 2-05 to 0-01 in the home side’s favour.
Further Laune Rangers points from Patrice Dennehy(2), Stephanie Corkery(2), Houlihan and Edel Murphy saw Laune Rangers go in 2-11 to 0-02 to the good at the short whistle. Austin Stacks second point coming from the boot of Siún Mangan in the closing minutes of the half. Half-time score: Laune Rangers Ladies 2-11 to 0-02 Austin Stacks.
Edel Murphy repeated the first half opening this time opening the second half scoring with a fisted point from the throw-in. Austin Stacks answered through a Norina Barry effort in the 6th minute of the half to let the score 2-12 to 0-03 in Laune Rangers favour.
Laune Rangers continued to push forward and notched up further points from Houlihan(2) and Edel Murphy before Houlihan went through for her second and the home side’s third and final goal of the game. Points from Edel Murphy(2), Patrice Dennehy, Houlihan(2) and Muireann O’Shea in the closing minutes of the game saw Laune Rangers win on a score line of 3-22 to 0-03.
Laune Rangers: Sarah O’Connor, Mary Ann Doherty, Ciara O’Connor, Johanna O’Callaghan, Norina O’Callaghan, Anna Maria O’Donoghue, Patrice Dennehy, Sarah Jane Joy, Sarah Houlihan, Edel Murphy, Stephanie Corkery, Meadhbh Johnston. SUBS: Muireann O’Shea, Katie Roche, Chloe O’Sullivan.
Austin Stacks: Elaine Williams, Karina Flaherty, Gemma O’Connell, Deirdre O’Shea, Ciara Rogers, Norina Barry, Karina Quilter, Claire Brennan, Siún Mangan, Laura Carroll, Linda Raymond, Rena O’Connor