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Mid Kerry Junior League Round Two:- Laune Rangers vs Glenbeigh/Glencar. 18/7/17

posted 23 Jul 2017, 06:19 by Laune Rangers

Laune Rangers Junior Squad:- Back Row (L to R): Shane Daly, Jerome Houlihan, Paudie O'Shea, Kieran Doona, Francis Russell, Eamonn Carey, Mark Healy, Michael O'Sullivan, Cormac Johnston, John Francis O'Grady, Brendan Ahern, Daniel Macbeth.  Front Row: Colm O'Mahony, Garry Flynn, Pierce Tyther, Adrian Murphy, Jason Browne, Eric Dunlea, Patrick Carey, Cian O'Shea, James Lynch.

Laune Rangers 2-10, Glenbeigh/Glencar 3-8

Laune Rangers lost to Glenbeigh/Glencar in the Mid Kerry Junior League in Killorglin on Tuesday evening, as a late breakaway goal by Sean Roche gave the visitors the win by the narrowest of margins.

Laune Rangers led by 0-3 to 0-2 after fifteen minutes, as early points by Francis Russell and Daniel Macbeth & Cian O’Shea for Rangers were answered by Calvin Teahan and a Rory O’Connor 45’. Glenbeigh took the lead as Micheál Breen scored a fantastic goal but Cian O’Shea added a brace of points for Rangers to tie the game up again. Rory O’Connor edged Glenbeigh ahead but Cian O’Shea kicked his fourth point to see the sides go in level at the break. Half Time Score:- Laune Rangers 0-6, Glenbeigh/Glencar 1-3.

Cian O’Shea added to his tally with a free in the early stages of the second half before Eamonn Carey found the net for a Rangers goal – John Francis O’Grady carrying the ball forward from midfield before unselfishly squaring the ball to Carey for the easiest of tap-ins. Kevin Falvey responded for Glenbeigh with a point before substitute John Dorgan pointed three consecutive long range points and Rory O’Connor added another to swing the lead the way of Glenbeigh again.

A pointed free by Cian O’Shea – his sixth point of the game – levelled the game up. John Joe Quirke gave Glenbeigh the lead with a goal, but it was almost immediately cancelled out when Cian O’Shea finished excellently to the top corner. Paudie O’Shea and Daniel Macbeth pointed to put Rangers ahead but a turnover by Laune Rangers allowed Glenbeigh to counter-attack and Sean Roche was left one on one with Jason Browne and made no mistake with the finish. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 2-10, Glenbeigh/Glencar 3-8.

Laune Rangers:- Jason Browne, Pierce Tyther, Mark Healy, Cormac Johnston, Patrick Carey, Michael O’Sullivan, James Lynch, Daniel Macbeth (0-2), John F O’Grady, Eric Dunlea, Shane Daly, Francis Russell (0-1), Cian O’Shea (1-6), Kieran Doona, Eamonn Carey (1-0). Sub: Paudie O’Shea (0-1).

Glenbeigh/Glencar:- Donal O’Neill, Daniel Murphy, Micheal Walsh, Dan O’Loughlin, Mark O’Sullivan, Sean Roche (1-0), Vincent Hoare, Rory O’Connor (0-3), Caoilte Purcell, Kieran Cahalane, Micheal Breen (1-0), Kevin Falvey (0-1), John Joe Quirke (1-0), Calvin Teahan (0-1), Bernard Murphy. Sub: John Dorgan (0-3).

County Senior Football League Division Three Round 8:- Laune Rangers vs Fossa. 16-07-2017

posted 16 Jul 2017, 10:17 by Laune Rangers

Home win in County League for Rangers

Laune Rangers 2-10, Fossa 2-8

Laune Rangers picked up their first home win of the County League season on Sunday afternoon as they defeated Fossa in the sunshine at JP O'Sullivan Park. Laune Rangers were without Shane McSweeney & Patrick Carey, as well as Neil O’Brien, Pierce Tyther & Daniel Macbeth on the day, while Fossa had to make do without the injured Paudie Clifford among others. Meanwhile, the Fossa manager was returning to familiar territory as John Evans led his troops out on to the field where he saw so much success with his home club throughout the 1990s.

Fossa started much better than their hosts & opened the scoring with point from Domnhaill O’Sullivan (free) and Fintan Coffey – the latter with a good score from distance. However, Rangers got going and, after Connor Clarke had pointed well, the home side were first to hit the net as David Costelloe finishing excellently following an excellent initial pass from John Tyther. Connor Clarke’s second point was sandwiched between a brace from Domnhaill O’Sullivan (1 free) to leave Rangers leading by 1-2 to 0-4 with 15 minutes played.

Rangers second goal came in the 18th minute, as a great run by David Costelloe saw the forward through on goal before he was hauled to the ground inside the square for a penalty. John Tyther made no mistake from the spot kick and placed the ball to the top corner. Fossa responded well though, and had a goal of their own five minutes later as Tadgh O’Shea punched a high ball to the net from close range. Fossa added a further point in the latter stages but points from Jack O’Connor, Connor Clarke and David Costelloe left a goal between the sides at the break. Half Time Score:- Laune Rangers 2-5, Fossa 1-5.

Laune Rangers were dealt a blow as John Tyther was forced to withdraw with injury at Half Time. The sides were level in the 35th minute, as the first score of the second half was a Fossa goal – Tadgh O’Shea punching the ball to the net for the second time after a pass across the small square. Connor Clarke pointed his fourth of the day as his shot from an almost impossible angle snuck over the crossbar but Domnhaill O’Sullivan soon tied up the scores again. Points were traded between Rangers’ Eamonn Carey & Fossa’s Tadgh O’Shea (free) and with 15 minutes to play, the sides were level at 2-7 apiece.

An excellent point from long range by Shane Daly for Rangers was soon cancelled out by Fossa captain Mark Dennehy as both sides missed chances to take control of the game. Colm O’Shea pointed a free to edge Rangers ahead followed defensive mix-up at the Fossa rear guard and after a tense final few minutes, Mike Frank Russell kicked the insurance score with an excellent point from 40 yards out deep in injury time. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 2-10, Fossa 2-8.

The result moves Laune Rangers up to 4th in the table with three Rounds to play. Fossa remain in relegation trouble. Tadgh O’Shea stood out for the visitors, scoring 2-1 in the game, while Domnhaill O’Sullivan was accurate from both playa and placed ball and Daniel O’Keeffe was highly energetic coming up from the back. Meanwhile, Connor Clarke and David Costelloe kicked some excellent points with Kieran Crowley an assured presence at centre back. However, the elder statesmen outfield for Rangers put in another big showing. John Sheehan’s energy and work rate was fantastic while Mike Frank Russell was provider for many scores on the day and finished the game by kicking the winner. The game also served another Laune Ranger with a Senior debut, as Cian O’Shea was introduced late on.

Laune Rangers will play St Senans in Mountcoal in Round 8 of the County League.

Laune Rangers:- Tony Lyons, Ronan Sayers, Johnny Carey, Aidan Cox, John Tyther (1-0), Kieran Crowley, Michael O’Sullivan, Shane Daly (0-1), John Sheehan, Michael F Russell (0-1), Jack O’Connor (0-1), Colm O’Shea (0-1), David Costelloe (1-1), Connor Clarke (0-4), Eamonn Carey (0-1). Subs: Padraig Murphy, Cian O’Shea.

Fossa:- Colin Myers, Kevin McCarthy, Paddy Sheehan, Anthony Wharton, Daniel O’Sullivan, Daniel O’Keeffe, Mark Dennehy (0-1), Fintan Coffey (0-1), Mark Rennie, Colin Davidson, Lorcan Daly, Derry O’Sullivan, Tadgh O’Shea (2-1), Mikey O’Shea, Domnhaill O’Sullivan (0-5). Sub: Michael O’Keeffe

Mid Kerry Senior League Final:- Laune Rangers vs Milltown/Castlemaine. 8/7/17

posted 9 Jul 2017, 10:20 by Laune Rangers   [ updated 10 Jul 2017, 06:04 ]

Laune Rangers Squad:- Back Row: Francis Russell, Colin O'Dwyer, Padraig Murphy, Kieran Crowley, Shane Daly, John Sheehan, Eamonn Carey, Jack O'Connor, Connor Clarke, Daniel Macbeth, Michael O'Sullivan, John Francis O'Grady, James Lynch; Front Row: Tony Lyons, Neil O'Brien, Johnny Carey, Pierce Tyther, Ronan Sayers, Maurice Foley, Colm O'Shea, David Costelloe, John O'Shea, Adrian Murphy.

Mid Kerry League title goes to Milltown

Milltown/Castlemaine 1-13, Laune Rangers 0-10

Milltown/Castlemaine are Mid Kerry Senior League Champions for 2017 after defeating Laune Rangers in a pulsating final in Beaufort on Saturday evening, having played more than half the game with 14 men following the dismissal of Damien Murphy. Milltown/Castlemaine were without the services of Jonathon O’Sullivan, Mike Burke, and Eoin O’Brien on the day while Laune Rangers had to do without usual starters Aidan Cox, John Tyther, Shane McSweeney, Patrick Carey, Mike Frank Russell as well as County players Peter Crowley and Fiachra Clifford.

Milltown/Castlemaine got off to the better start, leading by 0-3 to 0-2 after ten minutes as Cathal Moriarty, Derek Twiss (free) and Shane Murphy pointing with Colm O’Shea delivering two frees for Rangers in retiurn. Cathal Moriarty saw a shot at goal saved by Tony Lyons before Twiss (free) and Pa Wrenn doubled Milltown’s lead – Milltown/Castlemaine leading by 0-5 to 0-1 with 15 minutes played.

The major talking point of the game followed, as Milltown full back Damien Murphy received a straight red card for an off the ball punch on Rangers’ Shane Daly. Points were exchanged between Colm O’Shea (free) and Derek Twiss, before points for Michael O’Sullivan & Colm O’Shea reduced their team’s deficit to the minimum. However, Milltown/Castlemaine received a huge boost before the break as they found their way through on goal, with a cross-square pass beat Rangers’ covering man Jack O’Connor before Donal Kelliher slammed it into the empty net. Half Time Score:- Milltown/Castlemaine 1-6, Laune Rangers 0-5.

Laune Rangers had the majority of possession in the second half but couldn’t capitalize, as Milltown/Castlemaine stacked their defence and counter-attacked when they had the opportunity. Milltown actually scored the first two points after the restart through Gavin Horan and Pa Wrenn. They matched Rangers on the scoreboard for the remainder of the game as the Killorglin side showed signs of the inevitable unfamiliarity that came with the absence of a number of regular players. Three points from Colm O’Shea (2 frees) were cancelled out by Cathal Moriarty, Gavin McKenna & Pa Wrenn – McKenna’s point standing out as the defender got up from corner back to score.

Connor Clarke scored a well taken point for Rangers before Pa Wrenn nullified it with his 4th point of the day. Colm O’Shea pointed his 6th free – 8th in total – before Donal Dennehy finished the scoring with a final point. Full Time Score:- Milltown/Castlemaine 1-13, Laune Rangers 0-10.

With the winning of the Mid Kerry Senior League Final, Milltown/Castlemaine ended a losing run that began on Easter Sunday when Laune Rangers beat them in the Intermediate Championship.

The Man of the Match award was presented to a deserving recipient in Pa Wrenn after the game, with joint captains Cathal Moriarty & Jeremiah Hayes accepting the Dermot Twiss Memorial Cup from Brendan Twiss.

Milltown/Castlemaine: Cormac Leane, Gavin McKenna (0-1), Damien Murphy, Stephen Roche, Gavin Horan (0-1), John O’Connor, David Roche, Pa Wrenn (0-4), Donal Dennehy (0-1), Paul Carroll, Donal Kelliher (1-0), Shane Murphy (0-1), Jerome Flynn, Derek Twiss (0-3), Cathal Moriarty (0-2). Subs: Seamus Dowd, Jeremiah Hayes, Tadhg McCarthy.

Laune Rangers: Tony Lyons, Ronan Sayers, Johnny Carey, Pierce Tyther, Neil O’Brien, Kieran Crowley, Michael O’Sullivan (0-1), Daniel Macbeth, John Sheehan, David Costelloe, Jack O’Connor, Shane Daly, Colm O’Shea (0-8), Connor Clarke (0-1), John O’Shea. Subs: Eamonn Carey, James Lynch.

County Senior Football League Division Three Round 7:- Ballymacelligott vs Laune Rangers. 01-07-2017

posted 1 Jul 2017, 17:04 by Laune Rangers

Rangers win on the road in County League

Ballymacelligott 0-12, Laune Rangers 3-9

Laune Rangers picked up an important away win against Ballymacelligott on Saturday evening – their third County League win on the road this season. Laune Rangers had to do without Peter Crowley on the eve of the Munster Final, but were able to call upon Kieran Crowley & Michael O’Sullivan who had both been injured since April.

Laune Rangers had a breeze at their backs in the first half & started brightly and, after a couple of wides by the visitors, Mike Frank Russell kicked an excellent point from distance to open the scoring. Some excellent one-on-one defending became a recurring theme in the early stages, with some great block-downs from Kieran Crowley and Mikey O’Sullivan catching the eye in particular. Connor Clarke added the second point of the game from long range for Rangers in the 10th minute before they suffered a setback as Shane McSweeney had to withdraw after picking up an injury – Shane Daly coming on in his place.. Aidan Breen opened Ballymac’s account with a point before it was cancelled out by Jack O’Connor to see Laune Rangers lead by 0-3 to 0-1 after 15 minutes.

Laune Rangers almost hit the net in the 17th minute, but Jack O’Connor’s shot whistled past the post and Ballymac responded with a point from Paudie McCarthy to halve the deficit. A Connor Clarke point was quickly met by an Aidan Breen point for the hosts, before Paudie McCarthy and David Costelloe traded points soon after – the latter score coming from a great break up the left flank by Mikey O’Sullivan. Vinny Horan nailed an excellent 45 into the breeze to for Ballymac to level matters, but Laune Rangers had the final say in the half and scored points from Colm O’Shea (free) and John Tyther to take a lead into the break – Kieran Crowley’s surging run from the back causing havoc in the lead up to Tyther’s point. Half Time Score:- Ballymacelligott 0-5, Laune Rangers 0-7.

Laune Rangers had the ideal start to the second half, as they scored two goals inside the opening 5 minutes of the half. Colm O’Shea had pointed a free at the beginning of the half, before a great move on the right flank ended with Ballymac ‘keeper Paudie Laide get a hand to Patrick Carey’s shot at goal, but Connor Clarke was there to get a palm to the ball and encourage it across the line. No more than 90 seconds later, a carbon copy goal came for Rangers, as some pinball action in the small rectangle finished with John Sheehan tapping in from close range – a well deserved goal for the veteran’s huge efforts at midfield. Ballymac had the better of the action in the third quarter after the goals had gone in though, and scored points from Paudie McCarthy (2), Cian Counihan and Gene Griffin to stay within reach. They could’ve reduced the gap further, but for the efforts of Tony Lyons who stopped Gene Griffin’s shot from point blank range. With 15 minutes remaining, Laune Rangers led by 2-8 to 0-9.

Colm O’Shea added another pointed free for Rangers, but Vinny Horan followed up a well taken point from play with another well hit 45. The final minutes were almost exclusively played in the Laune Rangers half as the visitors struggled to get into the middle third, although their play at the back – while nail-biting for their supporters – was calm and assured. Laune Rangers held out, and scored a third goal as time expired. Much like the previous goals, a tap in by Colm O’Shea was sufficient after John O’Shea’s fisted effort came back off the bar. Eanna Reidy pointed for the hosts before the final whistle. Full Time Score:- Ballymacelligott 0-12, Laune Rangers 3-9.

Laune Rangers pick up an important two points in the County League and in doing so, subject Ballymac to their first loss of the season in the competition. Vinny Horan and Paudie McCarthy stood out for the hosts with some great points, while Aidan Breen and Cian Counihan played well also. The return of Kieran Crowley and Mikey O’Sullivan for Rangers was timely. The uber-experience of John Sheehan and Mike Frank Russell was crucial when needed most, while John Tyther seemed to cover every blade of grass.

Round 8 of the County League takes place on the weekend of 15th/16th July, with Laune Rangers hosting Fossa.

Ballymacelligott:- Padraig Laide, Liam Dunne, Connie Reynolds, Mike Herlihy, Mike Reidy, Luke Sweeney, David Long, Cian Counihan (0-1), Daniel O’Shea, Vinny Horan (0-3), Aidan Breen (0-2), Paudie McCarthy (0-4), Eanna Reidy (0-1), Gene Griffin (0-1), Daragh O’Regan. Subs: William Casey, Stephen Bermingham.

Laune Rangers:- Tony Lyons, Ronan Sayers, Johnny Carey, Aidan Cox, Patrick Carey, Kieran Crowley, Michael O’Sullivan, Shane McSweeney, John Sheehan (1-0), David Costelloe (0-1), Jack O’Connor (0-1), John Tyther (0-1), Michael F Russell (0-1), Connor Clarke (1-2), Colm O’Shea (1-3).

County Senior Football League Division Three Round 6:- Laune Rangers vs Na Gaeil. 17-06-2017

posted 18 Jun 2017, 08:58 by Laune Rangers

Defeat at home to Na Gaeil

Laune Rangers 2-9, Na Gaeil 1-14

Glorious Sunshine awaited the squads and supporters at JP O’Sullivan Park on Saturday evening, where Laune Rangers were defeated by visiting Tralee side Na Gaeil in the County SFL Division Three.

Na Gaeil opened the scoring in the first minute with a point from Kieran O’Donovan, but Laune Rangers were much better in the opening minutes as their first score gave them the lead with Jack O’Connor finishing a great run by kicking the ball to the bottom corner of the net for a goal. This was followed by long range points by Mike Frank Russell and John Sheehan to put Rangers ahead by 4. Diarmuid Herlihy and Mike Griffin pointed for the visitors before Jack O’Connor added a point to see Laune Rangers lead by 1-3 to 0-3 after fifteen minutes.

The second quarter was relatively evenly balanced with both sides putting a number of shots wide. Two Colm O’Shea frees were met by points from Mike Griffin (free) & Eoin Walsh to leave a goal between the sides at the break, although they may have gone in level as Na Gaeil’s Andrew Barry rattled the back stanchion but outside of the post in the 20th minute. Half Time Score:- Laune Rangers 1-5, Na Gaeil 0-5.

The third quarter was completely dominated by Na Gaeil. An early pointed free by Mike Griffin was cancelled out by Connor Clarke for Rangers before Diarmuid Herlihy followed up a point with goal for his side as the corner forward got his fist to a high ball directing it to the net. Darragh Carmody (2 frees), Jamie Lowham and Jack Carmody all pointed to see Na Gaeil leading by 1-11 to 1-6 with a quarter to play.

Laune Rangers fought back again and scored their second goal as Connor Clarke smashed the ball to the net following a quick free that caught everybody off guard. A Colm O’Shea point for Rangers was followed by a wonder point by Mike Frank Russell to tie the game up with five minutes to play. A Colm O’Shea free put Rangers ahead but it was quickly matched by Darragh Carmody for Na Gaeil, and the visitors showed great nerve to score two points in injury time through Jack Carmody and Jamie Lowham, while Tony Lyons got enough contact on a late shot at goal to force the ball onto the crossbar. However, Na Gaeil had enough done to take both League points back to Tralee. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 2-9, Na Gaeil 1-14.

Having taken the lead with a few minutes left, Laune Rangers will be disappointed to have lost this game, & will hope that they won’t be ruing those lost points at the end of the year. Laune Rangers remain mid-table with Na Gaeil right in contention in the race for promotion. Laune Rangers travel to table-topping Ballymacelligott in round 7 on July 1st.

Laune Rangers:- Tony Lyons, Ronan Sayers, Johnny Carey, Pierce Tyther, Patrick Carey, Aidan Cox, Neil O’Brien, Shane McSweeney, John Sheehan (0-1), Jack O’Connor (1-1), Michael F Russell (0-2), David Costelloe, Connor Clarke (1-1), John Tyther, Colm O’Shea (0-4). Subs: Shane Daly, Daniel Macbeth, John O’Shea.

Na Gaeil: Tadhg O’Neill, Eoghan Sheehy, Dylan Brazil, Colm Lyons, Kieran O’Donovan (0-1), Kieran Dineen, Eoin Walsh (0-1), Eoin O’Neill, Dan O’Connor, Seamus O’Neill, Andrew Barry, Jack Carmody (0-2), Diarmuid Herlihy (1-2), Jamie Lowham (0-2), Mike Griffin (0-3). Subs: Paul Daly, Darragh Carmody (0-3), Donal O’Kelly.

County Senior Football League Division Three Round 5:- Brosna vs Laune Rangers. 10/6/17

posted 10 Jun 2017, 16:50 by Laune Rangers

Rangers pick up win on the road in Brosna

Vital League points earned away from home

 Brosna 0-8, Laune Rangers 1-16

Laune Rangers made the trip to Brosna on Saturday evening in Division Three of the County Senior Football League & came away successful, inflicting the first defeat of the League campaign on their hosts. Among the absentees for Rangers were Crowleys Peter (Kerry Seniors) and Kieran (injured), while Eamon Kiely’s call up to the Kerry Juniors saw him miss out for the hosts.

Laune Rangers had the aid of a strong wind in the first half and made full use of it, scoring six unanswered points in the opening ten minutes. Aidan Cox opened the scoring before Colm O’Shea pointed a free from 40 metres for Rangers. The visitors had an excellent goal chance after 5 minutes, but John Tyther saw a great effort at the top corner slip just by the right post – the ball causing the net behind the goal to ripple so much that many in the stand thought it had gone into the goal. Connor Clarke, Patrick Carey, David Costelloe & Mike Frank Russell all pointed excellently from play to increase Rangers’ lead to six. Tom McGoldrick pointed a free for Brosna to open their account, but Russell, John Sheehan & John Tyther pointed Rangers ahead further to complete a great opening quarter for the visitors. With 17 minutes played, Laune Rangers led Brosna by 0-9 to 0-1.

The wind was proving difficult for both sides to judge in the second quarter, with the defences gaining the upper hand. Tom McGoldrick pointed two great frees against the wind but Mike Frank Russell split the posts with a 45 to see Rangers take a seven point lead into the break, with Rangers having kept the home side scoreless from play in the first 30 minutes. Half Time Score:- Brosna 0-3, Laune Rangers 0-10.

Many onlookers wondered if seven points was enough of a lead to take in to the second half, but it was Rangers that struck first on the resumption as Connor Clarke pointed from a difficult angle. Brosna scored their first point from play in the 32nd minute through Kieran O’Donnell, and followed it up with another from Tom McGoldrick soon after as Rangers struggled a little to clear their lines. Patrick Carey notched what was the point of the game next for Rangers, as he chased down a Shane McSweeney shot that had been caught in the wind before running in along the end line and clipping the ball over the bar. This point was soon cancelled out by Patrick Moriarty for Brosna, but a Laune Rangers goal in the 41st minute took the wind out of the host’s sails – David Costelloe keeping his composure to beat Stephen McAuliffe in the Brosna goal after some great play by his teammates including Shane McSweeney with a great run and Mike Frank Russell. Colm O’Shea struck an excellent free against the wind from a difficult angle before Shane McSweeney finished another good run by punching the ball over the bar to see Rangers lead by 1-14 to 0-6 with a quarter to play.

Colm O’Shea kicked another free from a similar position to his previous one, before Mike Frank Russell was put through by a great pass by Connor Clarke to kick his fourth point of the game – a score that would prove to be Rangers’ last of the evening as Patrick Carey had a shot at goal saved. Kieran O’Donnell and Patrick Moriarty added to their individual tallies to reduce the gap between the sides, but the result was long decided before the final whistle. Full Time Score:- Brosna 0-8, Laune Rangers 1-16.

Brosna missed their key man Eamon Kiely on the evening & could not contain Rangers at stages. Tom McGoldrick and Kieran O’Donnell stood out for the hosts. However, Rangers’ dominant third quarter was the winning of the game as, not alone did they hold the lead they had built with the wind, they increased it further due to some great scoring matched by great defending. Mike Frank Russell rolled back the years and led by example, with some excellent points scored in the first half in particular.

Laune Rangers host Na Gaeil next Saturday in Round 6 of the County League, while Brosna travel to St Michael’s/Foilmore.

Brosna: Stephen McAuliffe, Cillian Fitzmaurice, Shane Fitzmaurice, Maurice O’Keeffe, Flor McAuliffe, Eamon Prendiville, Daniel Fitzgerald, Timmy Finnegan, Shane Curtin, Gerald Nash, Patrick Moriarty (0-2), Kieran O’Donnell (0-2), Adam Barry, Don McAuliffe, Tom McGoldrick (0-4). Sub: Patrick O’Keeffe

Laune Rangers: Tony Lyons, Ronan Sayers, Johnny Carey, Pierce Tyther, Patrick Carey (0-2), Aidan Cox (0-1), Neil O’Brien, Shane McSweeney (0-1), John Sheehan (0-1), Jack O’Connor, Michael F Russell (0-4), David Costelloe (1-1), Connor Clarke (0-2), John Tyther (0-1), Colm O’Shea (0-3). Subs: Shane Daly, Daniel Macbeth, Michael O’Sullivan.

County Junior Football League Round Three:- Laune Rangers vs Dr Crokes. 05-06-2017

posted 5 Jun 2017, 16:05 by Laune Rangers   [ updated 6 Jun 2017, 02:23 ]

Junior side win at home

Laune Rangers 'B' 2-10, Dr Crokes 'C' 2-5

Weather conditions were far from ideal on Bank Holiday Monday evening as Laune Rangers ‘B’ faced Dr Crokes ‘C’ in the County Junior League. Playing with a strong breeze in the opening half, Crokes had 2 goals and a point on the board before Laune Rangers registered their first score with a Cian O’Shea free. Laune Rangers had much the better of the play in the first period, and Eamonn Carey almost finished a great run for a goal, but he saw his shot flash off the crossbar and away from danger to leave the visitors ahead by 2-1 to 0-1 with a quarter played.

Dr Crokes added two points while a late Daniel Macbeth free was cancelled out by the Killarney side before the break. Half Time score:- Laune Rangers 0-2, Dr Crokes 2-4.

Laune Rangers had the wind at their backs for the second half, and they made full use of it to eat into their opponent’s lead. Cian O’Shea pointed first, before Daniel Macbeth kicked an excellent right footed point from near the sideline. James Lynch was fouled just outside the square and was rewarded by slotting the free himself, before Rangers scored their first goal – Cian O’Shea getting his fist to a high ball dropping to the edge of the square from Daniel Macbeth to reduce the gap to just two points. John Francis O’Grady marked his return to action with a long-range point, before Dr Crokes got their first and only point of the half with a free to see Rangers trailing by 2-5 to 1-6 with a quarter to play.

Rangers had the full complement of substitutes at their disposal and their ability to freshen up the team with the wind advantage saw them home in the final quarter. Rangers second goal came from Eamonn Carey, who made up for his earlier near-miss to find the top corner with an excellent finish. Cian O’Shea and Daniel Macbeth added to their tallies with great points before Neil O’Brien got upfield from the back to get himself on the scoresheet. Cian O’Shea pointed a free for the last score of the game before the final whistle was blown. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 2-10, Dr Crokes 2-5.

Cian O’Shea and Daniel Macbeth took care of 1-7 of the team’s total between them with some excellent score taking on show. Aside from the afore mentioned scorers, Pierce Tyther was an assured presence at the back while Cathal Doyle & Mark Healy impressed off the bench.

Laune Rangers (13 a side): Jason Browne, Darragh Walshe, Neil O’Brien (0-1), Pierce Tyther, Adrian Murphy, Daniel Whittleton, John F O’Grady (0-1), Daniel Macbeth (0-3), Darragh O’Shea, Cian O’Shea (1-4), James Lynch (0-1), Eamonn Carey (1-0), Keelin Houlihan. Subs: Cathal Doyle, Mark Healy, Jerry Coffey, Francis Russell, Jerome Houlihan, Paudie O’Shea.

County Senior Football League Division Three Round 4:- Laune Rangers vs Gneeveguilla. 03-06-2017

posted 3 Jun 2017, 15:04 by Laune Rangers   [ updated 4 Jun 2017, 14:36 ]

Stalemate for Rangers in home County League tie

Laune Rangers 0-10, Gneeveguilla 0-10

Nothing could separate the sides on Saturday evening as Laune Rangers and Gneeveguilla finished level in their County Senior Football League tie in JP O’Sullivan Park, Killorglin. These clubs have gotten to know each other very well in recent memory, as they have clashed in Divisions One, Two and Three of the County League in the past few years.

Laune Rangers had the benefit of the breeze in the first half, and scored with their first possession of the game as Connor Clarke pointed. Gneeveguilla held Rangers out for much of the opening half, and the sides were level at 0-3 each with 15 minutes played – Padraig Doyle, Jamie Brosnan and Padraig O’Sullivan (free) scoring for the visitors with Colm O’Shea (free) and Shane McSweeney pointing Rangers.

Points from play were hard to come by in the second part of the half with both defences applying pressure. Padraig O’Sullivan and Colm O’Shea (2) traded frees before a late surge by Rangers saw Patrick Carey drive forward twice from wing back to score a brace of points to put Rangers ahead by three at the break. Half Time Score:- Laune Rangers 0-7, Gneeveguilla 0-4.

An early Padraig Doyle point for the visitors was cancelled out by a third for Patrick Carey. Gneeveguilla were much stronger in the third quarter though, and were level at 0-8 a piece by the 49th minute with points from Padraig O’Sullivan (free), Ciarán O’Connor and Michael Brosnan. Both sides will be disappointed with their shooting accuaracy throughout the second half as the umpires at both end were kept busy signalling wides. One of these wides came from a great goal chance for David Costelloe as the goalkeeper’s challenge forced the forward to kick wide – albeit to a chorus of shouts from the home support with strong penalty claims.

Mike Frank Russell made up for an earlier missed free by slotting another to edge Rangers ahead, and Connor Clarke doubled the advantage for the hosts. Gneeveguilla kept their nerve though, and sustained pressure led to a couple of late frees. Padraig O’Sullivan made no mistake to notch his 4th and 5th points from placed ball level the game for his side and, as Rangers twice spurned chances to win the game, the final whistle was blown to see the game end level. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 0-10, Gneeveguilla 0-10.

Best for Rangers on the evening was Patrick Carey, who showed poise beyond his years to put in a big showing with three points from wing back. For Gneeveguilla, Mike ‘Stones’ Murphy was at the centre of all good play for his side. The result sees Gneeveguilla move off the floor of the table with an extra game played than St Senans who play on Monday. Laune Rangers move on to 4 points from as many games and stay at mid-table. Round 5 of the League takes place next weekend with Laune Rangers making the trip to Brosna, while Gneeveguilla host St Michael’s/Foilmore in a game that have major implications to both sides’ Championship status by the end of the year.

Laune Rangers:- Tony Lyons, Neil O’Brien, Johnny Carey, Pierce Tyther, Aidan Cox, Ronan Sayers, Patrick Carey (0-3), Shane McSweeney (0-1), John Sheehan, Jack O’Connor, Colm O’Shea (capt) (0-3), John Tyther, David Costelloe, Connor Clarke (0-2), Michael F Russell (0-1). Subs: Shane Daly, Daniel Macbeth.

Gneeveguilla: Pa O’Riordan, Darren Brosnan, John Sheehan, Connie O’Connor, Philip Cremin, DJ Murphy, Kevin Coughlan, Don Murphy, Padraig O’Connor (capt), Fergus McAuliffe, Michael ‘Stones’ Murphy, Jamie Brosnan (0-1), Padraig Doyle (0-2), Padraig O’Sullivan (0-5), Michael Brosnan (0-1). Sub: Ciarán O’Connor (0-1).

Mid Kerry Senior League Round 5:- Keel vs Laune Rangers. 30/5/17

posted 2 Jun 2017, 14:22 by Laune Rangers   [ updated 3 Jun 2017, 15:02 ]

Keel native Ronan Sayers on the ball against his old club in the Mid Kerry League

Laune Rangers beaten by Keel in Mid Kerry League

Keel 1-18, Laune Rangers 0-13

Laune Rangers travelled to Keel on Tuesday evening for a rearranged fixture in the Mid Kerry Senior League – the final game in the league phase of the competition. Laune Rangers, having won their other games in the competition, had already qualified for the final before this fixture.

Rangers started well, and took a four point lead in the opening minutes through Mike Frank Russell, Colm O’Shea (2, 1 free) & Connor Clarke, with Clarke coming very close to a goal also only to see his 3rd minute shot clip the upright and go wide. Points from Tommy Buckley & Thomas Ladden got Keel up and running but Aidan Cox and Connor Clarke nullified those scores to see Rangers leading by 0-6 to 0-2 with a quarter played.

Keel played much better for the remainder of the half and, but for a solitary Clarke point, the hosts dominated and were level before the break with points coming from Aaron Murphy (3, 2 frees), Gary Sayers & James Nagle. Connor Clarke hit the woodwork again late on with a bullet of a shot that rattled the crossbar and was cleared to safety, but Colm O’Shea pointed Rangers ahead just before the short whistle. Half Time Score:- Keel 0-7, Laune Rangers 0-8.

Connor Clarke pointed his fourth of the game shortly after the restart, but Keel were much hungrier in the second half, dominating at midfield and scoring five unanswered points – Gary Sayers (2 frees), Aaron Cahillane, Terry O’Sullivan & James Nagle all on target – to see the hosts leading by 0-12 to 0-9 with 15 minutes to play.

Rangers used their full complement of substitutes during the second half, as Keel powered on to make sure of the win. Rangers pointed through Jack O’Connor, Colm O’Shea (2 frees) & Patrick Carey but Keel made full sure of their victory, with an Aaron Murphy goal putting the gloss on a deserved win with points also coming from Dylan Prendergast, Aaron Murphy (2), Luke Flynn, & James Nagle & Tommy Buckley. Laune Rangers had a late goal chance by Patrick Carey saved by a tightly packed defence. Full Time Score:- Keel 1-18, Laune Rangers 0-13.

Keel:- Stephen Cahillane, Sean Cremin, Donal O’Neill, Barth Murphy, David McAssey, James Foley, Aaron Cahillane, Thomas Ladden (0-1), Gary Sayers (0-3), James Nagle (0-3), Tommy Buckley (0-2), Dylan Prendergast (0-1), John A Cahillane, Aaron Murphy (1-5), Terry O’Sullivan (0-1). Subs: Jason Foley, Luke Flynn (0-1).

Laune Rangers: Tony Lyons, Neil O’Brien, Johnny Carey, Pierce Tyther, Patrick Carey, Ronan Sayers, Aidan Cox (0-1), Shane Daly, Padraig Murphy, John Tyther, Shane McSweeney, Jack O’Connor (0-1), Connor Clarke (0-4), Colm O’Shea (0-6), Michael F Russell (0-1). Subs: Jason Browne, Darragh Walshe, Eamonn Carey, Kieran Doona, James Lynch, Adrian Murphy.

County Junior Football League Round Two:- Laune Rangers vs Dromid Pearses. 26-05-2017

posted 26 May 2017, 15:52 by Laune Rangers   [ updated 26 May 2017, 16:30 ]

The Laune Rangers Junior squad that faced Dromid on Friday evening:- Back Row (L to R): Seamus Joy, Seamie Foley, Paudie O'Shea, Jerry Coffey, Adrian Murphy, Darragh Walshe, Patrick Carey, Keelin Houlihan, Ryan Keane, Jason Browne.  Front Row (L to R): Michael F Russell, Jerome Houlihan, Neil O'Brien, Eamonn Carey, Darragh O'Shea, Cian O'Shea, Pierce Tyther, Kieran Doona.

Rangers B held to a draw in Junior League

Laune Rangers 2-13, Dromid Pearses 3-10

The sides couldn’t be separated in Round Two of the County Junior League on Friday night, as Dromid came away from JP O’Sullivan Park with a share of the spoils following a last gasp equalizer in the 13 a side game.

Laune Rangers got off to a good start and took a three point lead with scores from Eamonn Carey, Mike Frank Russell (free) and Patrick Carey, but Dromid responded well and pointed three of their own to draw level after 6 minutes. Pa Carey saw his shot at goal saved following a excellent team move before Jerry Coffey pointed Rangers ahead. This lead was not to last long though as Dromid earned a penalty, which was duly dispatched to put the Pearses ahead. However, Rangers were putting together some good play, and points from Jerry Coffey and Mike Frank Russell pointed to see the scores level at 1-3 to 0-6 with a quarter played.

Jerry Coffey & Eamonn Carey points were followed by an excellent goal by the younger Carey brother Patrick, following good work by Keelin Houlihan and Jerry Coffey. Rangers were full value for their five point lead at this stage, but a second penalty was awarded to Dromid late in the half & was scored to give the visitors an avenue back into the game. Cian O’Shea kicked an excellent point to see Rangers lead by two at the break. Half Time Score:- Laune Rangers 1-9, Dromid Pearses 2-4.

Dromid got the better start to the second half and were level by the 37th minute with a couple of points, but the undoubtable score of the game then came to put Rangers ahead again – Pierce Tyther coming up from the back to receive the ball after good ball work before smashing the ball into the roof of the net to reward some great team play. Points from Kieran Doona and Eamonn Carey were cancelled out by a Dromid brace to leave Rangers ahead by 2-11 to 2-8 with 15 minutes to play.

Rangers stretched their lead with two Kieran Doona points, but Dromid once again got back into the game with a third goal to reduce the deficit to two points. The hosts were somewhat wasteful in the final minutes and Dromid got back level with a free and a point from play with the very last kick of the game to steal a draw. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 2-13, Dromid Pearses 3-10.

Laune Rangers will rue some missed chances in the second half that would have secured a win, but some invaluable game time were given to squad members and younger players, as well as a first full appearance in a couple of years for Mike Frank Russell.

Laune Rangers B will host Dr Crokes C in Round Three of the County Junior League on Bank Holiday Monday at 7:30pm in JP O’Sullivan Park.

Laune Rangers Team (13 a side):- Jason Browne, Neil O’Brien, Darragh Walshe, Pierce Tyther (1-0), Patrick Carey (1-1), James Lynch, Keelin Houlihan, Ryan Keane, Cian O’Shea (0-1), Jerry Coffey (0-3), Eamonn Carey (0-3), Kieran Doona (0-3), Mike Frank Russell (0-2). Subs: Adrian Murphy, Darragh O’Shea, Seamus Joy, Seamie Foley. Squad: Jerome Houlihan, Paudie O'Shea

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