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County Minor League Division 1 Round 5:- Dingle vs Laune Rangers. 21/4/17

posted 21 Apr 2017, 17:59 by Laune Rangers
Laune Rangers Minor Team that faced Dingle on Friday evening.

Minors lose final League game



Dingle 1-15, Laune Rangers 0-11

Laune Rangers completed their campaign in the County Minor Football League Divison 1 on Friday evening with an away defeat to Dingle.

Both sides had three wides kicked before the opening score of the game in the 12th minute, as Dingle took the lead with a point. Padraig Ahern saved at point blank range for Rangers to prevent a Dingle goal, before Dáire Cleary pointed to level the game. Keelin Houlihan finished a fine run from midfield to put the ball over the bar, and with 15 minutes played, Rangers led by 0-2 to 0-1.

The visitors’ lead didn’t last long as Dingle levelled the game with another point, before the game’s most crucial score game in the form of a goal for the hosts – a free 50 metres out taken some yards ahead of where the foul took place catching the Rangers defence off guard. Dingle matched Rangers score for score for the remainder of the half with points from Fiachra Clifford (2, 1 free), Dáire Cleary (free) and Patrick Carey met with four points from the home side before the short whistle. Half Time Score:- Dingle 1-6, Laune Rangers 0-6.

Dingle outscored Rangers by 5 points to 3 in the third quarter with Cian O’Shea & Fiachra Clifford (2, 1 free) adding to the visitors’ tally leaving Laune Rangers trailing by 1-11 to 0-9 with a quarter to play.

Two further points for the home side were cancelled out by points by Fiachra Clifford and Patrick Carey but the home side added another brace before the final whistle as Rangers spurned a couple of late goal chances that would have closed the gap.. Full Time Score:- Dingle 1-15, Laune Rangers 0-11.

This brings Laune Rangers’ County League Division One campaign to a close, but with some players to return from injury and other commitments, there is plenty of football to play for the remainder of the year with Central Region competition and the club’s return to the County Minor Championship. 

Laune Rangers Team:- Padraig Ahern, Sean Arthurs, Conor Murphy, Darragh O’Shea, Kevin Fitzpatrick, Patrick Carey (0-2), Evan Madden, Keelin Houlihan (0-1), Darragh O’Sullivan, Fiachra Clifford (0-5), Dáire Cleary (0-2), Daragh O’Connor, Cian O’Shea (0-1), Roan Moriarty, Mark O’Connor. Subs: Oisin Daly, Ciarán Foley.
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