Senior Ladies vs Sneem/Kenmare - 15/04/12

posted 17 Apr 2012, 10:11 by Laune Rangers

AXA Insurance Senior Football League Div 1 Final
(from www.kerryladiesfootball.com)


Laune Ranger 3-20

Sneem Kenmare 1-11 


Laune Rangers captured their 3rd Division 1 title in a row after a convincing display of firepower against a gallant Sneem Kenmare who make this trip to the division 1 final having accounted for Listowel last weekend. Now having contested the division 2 final of last year Sneem Kenmare can hold their heads high and build further on their success and don’t be surprised if both of these will meet in the other Senior competitions finals during the year ahead. The Rangers opened their account in the first minute by Sarah Houlihan followed by another from Amy Foley and what a game she had as she was a thorn in Sneem Kenmare side because if she didn’t score she set them up. Claire O’Sullivan had Sneem Kenmare’s first reply and in fairness in any other given game her display is what wins games, but in fairness Laune Rangers were up for this game as they had a 3-6 to 2 points advantage by the end of the 1st quarter as Meadbh Jonston, Amy Foley and Sarah Houlihan all raised the green flag and with further points from Patrice Dennehy, Bernie Breen & Muireann O’Shea saw them 3-12 to 1-5 ahead at the short whistle as Majella O’Sullivan leading the attack for Sneem Kenmare found the net and points from Geraldine Doyle, Caroline McCarthy & another effort from Claire O’Sullivan cut the deficit at half time.


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Laune Rangers the 2012 AXA Insurance Senior League Division 1 Champions as they celebrate 3 in a row: Susan Joy-Sheehan, Hazel Poff, Lisa Dennehy
(Capt), Maura O’Sullivan, Sarah Jane Joy, Mary Ann Doherty, Johanna O’Callaghan, Bernie Breen, Amy Foley, Sarah Houlihan, Muireann O’Shea,
Patrice Dennehy, Meadhbh Johnston, Anna Maria O’Donoghue, Sabrina Sheehan, Joanne Murphy, Edel Murphy, Aoife Johnston, Norina O’Callaghan, Ciara O’Connor.
(Photo from Paddy White © www.kerryladiesfootball.com)

Sneem Kenmare were awarded a penalty at the restart and was brilliantly saved by Rangers keeper Susan Joy Sheehan and from that startled attack Rangers out gunned and muscled their opponants in the 3rd qtr as Foley & O’Shea attacked and pointed from play. 3 replies came from Claire O’Sullivan but the gap was too large to close as Rangers tagged on scores from Sarah Jane Joy, Bernie Breen, Amy Foley and Patrice Dennehy keeping that distance between the sides, meant that Rangers could afford to play the clock down and hold possession.

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“All the groundwork done” as Laune Ranger’s #4 Maura O’Sullivan and Sneem Kenmare’s #14 Linda O’Connor go hand in hand for possession as Sneem /Kenmare’s #11 Majella O’Sullivan bears down with support. (Photo from Paddy White © www.kerryladiesfootball.com)

Sneem Kenmare did try and won’t be faulted for their effort but Laune Rangers were out, to hold on to the record for another year. Excellent displays from captain Lisa Dennehy, all of the Rangers back line and their mid field ace partnership of Bernie Breen & Amy Foley along with Sarah Houlihan had a little too much experience on the day over a defiant and gallant Sneem Kenmare who pushed to the finish and can be proud of their work rate from Ann Marie O’Mahony, Geraldine Cahalane, Linda O’Connor, Geraldine Doyle and Claire O’Sullivan.
Joanne Fleming of AXA Insurance (Killarney) along with Donal Barry of Kerry Ladies Football Board presented the Cup to Laune Rangers Captain Lisa Dennehy

Laune Rangers: Susan Joy-Sheehan, Hazel Poff, Lisa Dennehy (Capt), Maura O’Sullivan, Sarah Jane Joy, Mary Ann Doherty, Johanna O’Callaghan, Bernie Breen, Amy Foley, Sarah Houlihan, Muireann O’Shea, Patrice Dennehy, Meadhbh Johnston
Subs: Anna Maria O’Donoghue, Sabrina Sheehan, Joanne Murphy, Edel Murphy, Aoife Johnston, Norina O’Callaghan, Ciara O’Connor.


Sneem Kenmare: Nora Mae O’Brien, Emier O’Sullivan, Geraldine Cahalane. Betty Cremin, Karina O’Connor, Ann Maire Mahony, Linda O’Connor, Laura O’Sullivan, Caroline McCarthy, Michelle O’Sullivan, Majella O’Sullivan, Geraldine Doyle, Claire O’Sullivan.
Subs: Michelle O’Connor. Linda Twomey. Aisling Harrington. Irene O’Sullivan. Caroline Taylor. Ellie Gudgheon. Elizabeth Moriarty. Orla Randles


Referee: Denis Sayers (Austin Stacks)

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