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Mid Kerry Senior Championship Final:- Laune Rangers vs Glenbeigh/Glencar. 4/11/2018

posted 5 Nov 2018, 08:39 by Laune Rangers   [ updated 6 Nov 2018, 15:11 ]

Laune Rangers Squad:- Back (L to R): Shane Daly, Jack O'Connor, Colm O'Shea, John Tyther, Michael O'Sullivan, Cormac Johnston, Conor Murphy, Eamonn Carey, Chris Riordan, Seán Arthurs, Gavin O'Shea, Colm O'Mahony, Padraig Ahern, Adrian Murphy, Padraig Murphy, Neil O'Brien. Back (L to R): Morgan O'Sullivan, Patrick Daly, Jason Browne, Jonathan Carey, David Costelloe, Patrick Carey, Pierce Tyther, Darren O'Riordan, Daragh O'Connor, Darragh O'Shea, Cian O'Shea, James Lynch, Fiachra Clifford, Kieran Doona, Dáire Cleary

Laune Rangers 1-12, Glenbeigh/Glencar 0-17

There was ultimate disappointment for Laune Rangers on Sunday afternoon as a more experienced Glenbeigh/Glencar defeated them in the Mid Kerry Senior Championship Final in JP O’Sullivan Park.

Laune Rangers got off to a great start, scoring three points through Colm O’Shea (2, 1 free) and Peter Crowley in the first three minutes. However, Glenbeigh/Glencar settled into the game and it took them only five minutes to draw level, as Tommy Cahill (2, 1 free) and Fergal Griffin pointed for the visitors. Rangers scored another three unanswered points before the quarter mark – Fiachra Clifford (free), John Tyther & Colm O’Shea (free) all scoring to leave Laune Rangers ahead by 0-6 to 0-3 with 15 minutes played.

Fiachra Clifford pointed a free for Rangers, but it was soon cancelled out by Darran O’Sullivan at the opposite end. Clifford then scored a wonderful point from a near impossible angle for Rangers, but Tommy Cahill (2) and Colin McGillicuddy pointed to leave the minimum between the sides. Rangers struck the net before the break – a nice move down the left flank saw John Tyther pass into Dáire Cleary, who in turn fed Fiachra Clifford & the forward finished excellently to the bottom corner.

Glenbeigh/Glencar responded well and scored the last two points of the half through Kieran Courtney and Darran O’Sullivan to leave Rangers ahead by two at the break. Half Time Score:- Laune Rangers 1-8, Glenbeigh/Glencar 0-9.

Laune Rangers doubled their lead at the start of the second half as Fiachra Clifford and David Costelloe both pointed, but Jack Brosnan got one back for Glenbeigh/Glencar at the opposite end. That score would prove more costly than expected for Rangers as Peter Crowley got injured in challenging Brosnan – a challenge that would earn him a yellow card once he got back on his feet. Crowley played on, but was clearly hurt & would have to leave the field before the end of the game. Daniel Griffin and Fiachra Clifford (free) traded points to leave Rangers ahead by a goal at 1-11 to 0-11 with fifteen minutes to play. The highlight of the third quarter was a huge defensive shoulder by Rangers’ Johnny Carey on Tommy Cahill.

Darren O’Sullivan pointed a free for Glenbeigh to narrow the gap, but Shane Daly kicked a long range free from the ground to restore the three point gap. However, momentum had swung in favour of the Glenbeigh side and they scored four points in succession through Darran O’Sullivan (2), Daniel Griffin & Tommy Cahill to take their first lead of the game in the 60th minute. Cahill pointed the winning score in injury time to take the Cup. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 1-12, Glenbeigh/Glencar 0-17.

Laune Rangers:- Jason Browne, Seán Arthurs, Jonathan Carey (capt), Cormac Johnston, Patrick Carey, Peter Crowley (0-1), Michael O’Sullivan, Jack O’Connor, John Tyther (0-1), Fiachra Clifford (1-5, 4f), Kieran Doona, Conor Murphy, Dáire Cleary, Colm O’Shea (0-3, 2f), David Costelloe (0-1). Subs used: Shane Daly (0-1f) for O’Shea, Daragh O’Connor for Doona, Pierce Tyther for Crowley, Patrick Daly for Arthurs.

Glenbeigh/Glencar:- Donal O’Neill, Seán Roche, Ciarán Doyle (capt), Oisín O’Connor, Jack Brosnan (0-1), Pa Kilkenny, Stephen O’Sullivan, Colin McGillicuddy (0-1), Fergal Griffin (0-1), Adrian O’Connor, Caolim Teahan, Tommy Cahill (0-6, 2f), Kieran Courtney (0-1), Daniel Griffin (0-2), Darran O’Sullivan (0-5, 1f). Subs: Dara Casey for A O’Connor, Shane Riordan for Roche, Caoilte Purcell for S O’Sullivan, Jason McKenna for F Griffin.

Mid Kerry Senior Championship Semi Final:- Laune Rangers vs Beaufort. 07/10/2018

posted 7 Oct 2018, 13:05 by Laune Rangers

The Laune Rangers Team in a post-match huddle

Laune Rangers 0-11, Beaufort 0-8

For the first time in five years, Laune Rangers will contest the Mid Kerry Senior Championship Final, following victory over Beaufort in a thrilling Semi Final in JP O’Sullivan Park on Sunday afternoon.

Laune Rangers were playing with the aid of a stiff breeze in the first half & were first to get on the scoreboard as Fiachra Clifford pointed two frees to give Rangers the lead with 8 minutes played. However, Beaufort were soon level as Mike Breen and Jeremiah O’Sullivan both scored well taken points to see the scores tied at 0-2 a piece with a quarter played. As the scoreboard suggested, the defences were on top at both ends of the field during that opening period, with the experience of Johnny Carey & Peter Crowley a great influence on the young defenders around them.

Rangers were impressive in the second quarter and kept Beaufort scoreless at one end, with Conor Murphy & Seán Arthurs putting in some excellent blocks, while Patrick Carey got upfield to score an excellent point & Fiachra Clifford added another free to capitalize on the trouble being caused by Dáire Cleary and David Costelloe in the inside forward line. Half Time Score:- Laune Rangers 0-4, Beaufort 0-2.

Beaufort were level within four minutes of the restart, as Ciarán Kennedy and Fergal Hallissey (free) pointed for the visitors. Mike Breen pointed his second score of the game to cancel out a Fiachra Clifford free, before Ciarán Kennedy pointed to give Beaufort their first and only lead of the game. That lead lasted for just a minute as Colm O’Shea pointed a free, with Cleary & Costelloe continuing to cause havoc near goal. Another Fiachra Clifford free was added to give Rangers the lead by 0-7 to 0-6 with 15 minutes to play.

Patrick Carey doubled Rangers’ lead as his shot blazed over the crossbar for a point & Kieran Doona slotted a free to put the hosts three ahead with 8 minutes to play. Fiachra Clifford pointed his 6th free of the day to cancel out an excellent Liam Carey point from distance, before David Costelloe scored the best point of the game against the breeze from the right flank to put Rangers ahead by four in the 60th minute. Fergal Hallissey pointed a free to give Beaufort a chance in injury time but after a couple of late scares in front of Jason Browne’s net, Peter Crowley turned over possession and was fouled coming out of defence. The final whistle was blown to give Laune Rangers an impressive win. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 0-11, Beaufort 0-8.

Laune Rangers won most of the individual battles on the day. Johnny Carey & Peter Crowley led the charge from the back, while Fiachra Clifford & Kieran Doona shared playmaking duties and covered a lot of grass between them. However, the stand out performance was shared between the two young defenders in the team for Rangers – Conor Murphy & Seán Arthurs. They settled into the white heat of Mid Kerry Championship battle with ease and were outstanding both on and off the ball.

Laune Rangers progress to the Mid Kerry Senior Championship Final where they will play the winners of next week’s Glenbeigh/Glencar vs Milltown/Castlemaine game. Details for the Final have not been finalised.

Laune Rangers:- Jason Browne, Seán Arthurs, Jonathan Carey (capt), Cormac Johnston, Michael O’Sullivan, Peter Crowley, Patrick Carey (0-2), Jack O’Connor, John Tyther, Fiachra Clifford (0-6f), Kieran Doona (0-1f), Conor Murphy, Dáire Cleary, Colm O’Shea (0-1f), David Costelloe (0-1). Sub used: Daragh O’Connor for O’Shea.

Beaufort:- Michael Moriarty, Michael J O’Connor, Gerard Hartnett, Seán Kelliher, Jeremiah O’Sullivan (0-1), Jonathan Kissane, Mike Breen (0-2), Ronan Murphy, Nathan Breen (capt), Fergal Hallissey (0-2f), Liam Carey (0-1), Padraig Doona, Niall O’Connor, Ciarán Kennedy (0-2), Ronan Ferris. Subs used: Ian McGillicuddy for N O’Connor, Padraig O’Sullivan for Ferris, Danny Healy for McGillicuddy, Darragh Coffey for P O’Sullivan.

Mid Kerry Senior Championship Round 1:- Keel vs Laune Rangers. 30/09/2018

posted 30 Sep 2018, 10:52 by Laune Rangers

Laune Rangers Squad.
Back (left to right): David Costelloe, Shane Daly, Morgan O'Sullivan, Jason Browne, Peter Crowley, Michael O'Sullivan, Jonathan Carey (capt), Adrian Murphy, Cormac Johnston, Kieran Doona, Chris Riordan, Conor Murphy, Colm O'Shea, Eamonn Carey.
Front (left to right): Padraig Murphy, Cian O'Shea, John Tyther, Colm O'Mahony, Daragh O'Connor, Patrick Carey, Dáire Cleary, Patrick Daly, James Lynch, Darren O'Riordan, Gavin O'Shea, Fiachra Clifford, Pierce Tyther, Darragh O'Shea, Seán Arthurs.

Keel 3-6, Laune Rangers 2-17

Laune Rangers have progressed to the Mid Kerry Senior Championship Semi Final following the defeat of Keel on Sunday afternoon in Keel.

Laune Rangers had much the better of possession in the first quarter, but it was the home side that led after 15 minutes. Fiachra Clifford pointed a free for the game’s first score but Keel hit the net in the second minute for a goal through Colm O’Neill. Colm O’Shea (free) & Dáire Cleary pointed to level matters before Gary Sayers put Keel ahead with a super point from a sideline kick. Kieran Doona equalized for Rangers before Sayers scored Keel’s second goal to put them ahead by two.

Laune Rangers began to settle into the game though. Colm O’Shea (free) and Peter Crowley pointed to bring Rangers level again before Martin Burke put Keel ahead again with a well taken point. Laune Rangers scored the final three points of the half as Fiachra Clifford (2, 1 free) and Colm O’Shea (free) gave Rangers a two point lead at the break. Keel were reduced to 14 men late in the first half as Shane Prendiville was dismissed. Half Time Score:- Keel 2-2, Laune Rangers 0-10.

Laune Rangers got off to the perfect start to the second half, as Dáire Cleary ended an excellent solo run with a great finish to score his side’s first goal. Rangers added points through skipper Johnny Carey and Cleary but on each occasion, Keel’s Martin Burke was able to reply with a point at the other end. Rangers’ second goal came in the 44th minute as David Costelloe won the ball on the right flank and headed towards goal before passing across the square to the onrushing Kieran Doona who tapped it home. With 15 minutes to play, Laune Rangers led by 2-12 to 2-4 although the personnel advantage was wiped out in the third quarter as Shane Daly was given his marching orders.

Carey brothers Johnny & Patrick as well as Colm O’Shea (free) all added points to put Rangers 11 points ahead. However, Keel kept trying and, after Aaron Murphy had pointed a free for the hosts, they were awarded a penalty and a chance for a third goal. Jason Browne got a hand to Colm O’Neill’s spot kick, but the forward had enough power on it to see the ball roll to the net for his second goal of the day. Another Aaron Murphy free reduced the deficit to six, but Rangers scored the final two points of the game through Kieran Doona and substitute Daragh O’Connor. Full Time Score:- Keel 3-6, Laune Rangers 2-17.

John Tyther put in a big effort in the middle of the field, while Dáire Cleary & David Costelloe were lively & caused difficulty for the Keel defence throughout. Laune Rangers Captain Johnny Carey put in an excellent performance from half back and was the stand out player on the day.

Keel:- Cillian Sayers, Garrett Prendiville, James Foley, Shane Prendiville, Sean Cremins, Donal O’Neill (capt), Luke Flynn, Thomas Ladden, Martin Burke (0-3), David McAssey, Aaron Murphy (0-2f), Daniel Ashe, Colm O’Neill (2-0, 1 pen), Gary Sayers (1-1f, Tommy Buckley. Subs: Terry O’Sullivan, Cian Flynn, John A Cahillane, Dylan Prendergast.

Laune Rangers:- Jason Browne, Pierce Tyther, Michael O’Sullivan, Cormac Johnston, Jonathan Carey (capt, 0-3), Peter Crowley (0-1), Patrick Carey (0-1), Shane Daly, John Tyther, Fiachra Clifford (0-3, 2f), Kieran Doona (1-2, 1f), Patrick Daly, Dáire Cleary (1-2), Colm O’Shea (0-4f), David Costelloe. Subs: Seán Arthurs, Cian O’Shea, Padraig Murphy, Daragh O’Connor (0-1), Colm O’Mahony, Morgan O’Sullivan.

County Senior Football League Division Three Round 11:- Finuge vs Laune Rangers. 19/8/18

posted 19 Aug 2018, 08:45 by Laune Rangers

Laune Rangers drop to County League Division 4

Nine points insufficient to keep the Laune afloat

Finuge 1-6, Laune Rangers 2-16

It was a disappointing day for Laune Rangers on Sunday afternoon, as results elsewhere meant that a convincing win away to Finuge was not enough to save the club from relegation to Division 4 of the County Football League. Ironically, Rangers were closer to full strength than they had been all year as an injury ravaged campaign saw the men from the Laune without up to 16 players at stages of the season.

The game itself on Sunday wasn’t much of a contest as a weakened Finuge outfit – missing many of their panel due to hurling commitments – were outclassed from the outset. David Costelloe found the net in the early stages and added three points in an impressive showing while Colm O’Shea pointed twice more to leave Rangers leading by 1-5 to 0-0 with a quarter played.

By the time Finuge scored their first point in the 18th minute, Rangers had added three more through Pa Daly, Fiachra Clifford and Colm O’Shea, while Kieran Doona and Dáire Cleary added points soon after to see all starting forwards on the scoresheet in the first half. Finuge got a goal of their own before the break with a penalty. Half Time Score:- Finuge 1-1, Laune Rangers 1-10.

Colm O’Shea pointed a free at the beginning of the second half before Dáire Cleary scored Rangers’ second goal. Finuge pointed two well taken scores to leave Rangers leading 2-11 to 1-3 with a quarter to play.

Rangers added five more points before the end of the game through replacements John Tyther, Padraig Murphy, Cian O’Shea, Jack O’Connor and Daragh O’Connor while Finuge added three more of their own. Final Score:- Finuge 1-6, Laune Rangers 2-16.

Ultimately, it is a bitter disappointment to see the club step down to the fourth tier of County League. On another year, Rangers’ final tally of 9 points in the League would see them safe, but the results on the final day saw six teams separated by just two points with Rangers losing out in the end.

However, with a huge depth of talent coming through the ranks of an underage system as well as a number of players to return from injury before next year, there will be brighter days in future.

It’s always darkest before the dawn.

Laune Rangers Team:- Jason Browne, Pierce Tyther, Cormac Johnston, Seán Arthurs, Patrick Carey, Jonathan Carey (capt), Darragh O’Shea, Shane Daly, Peter Crowley, Patrick Daly (0-1), Kieran Doona (0-1), Dáire Cleary (1-1), Fiachra Clifford (0-1), Colm O’Shea (0-4, 1f), David Costelloe (1-3). Subs: Cian O’Shea (0-1) for Clifford, Mike O’Sullivan for D O’Shea, John Tyther (0-1) for P Carey, Daragh O’Connor (0-1) for Cleary, Jack O’Connor (0-1) for Colm O’Shea, Padraig Murphy (0-1) for Costelloe.


County Senior Football League Division Three Round 10:- Laune Rangers vs Waterville. 29/7/18

posted 29 Jul 2018, 14:50 by Laune Rangers   [ updated 30 Jul 2018, 01:25 ]

Laune Rangers 1-12, Waterville 0-4

Laune Rangers claimed a crucial pair of League points with defeat of Waterville in the penultimate round of the County Senior Football League at JP O’Sullivan Park, Killorglin on Sunday afternoon. The sides had met early in the season in the Championship – the South Kerry side coming out on top on that occasion – but both sides were without half a dozen players who played that evening in Caherciveen.

In a low scoring first quarter, Rangers missed the opportunity of a dream start, as Waterville goalkeeper Patrick O’Dwyer pulled of a fantastic double save, first from Fiachra Clifford and then David Costelloe. However, Rangers held the momentum and led by 0-3 to 0-0 with fifteen minutes played – a Fiachra Clifford free sandwiched between excellent points from O’Shea brothers Cian and Colm.

Fiachra Clifford added another free for Rangers before Waterville registered their first score with a Keith Moran pointed free. Rangers were still on the ascendancy and would add two more points before the break through Colm O’Shea (free) and Jack O’Connor, but Waterville scored the final point of the half through Barry O’Dwyer (free). Half Time Score:- Laune Rangers 0-6, Waterville 0-2.

Rangers began the second half as they had the done in the first, with a gilt-edged goal chance that saw Colm O’Shea hit the post and David Costelloe see the rebounding effort saved by Pa O’Dwyer in the Waterville goal. Waterville’s Shay Flaherty was shown a black card in opening minutes of the second half for a foul on Pa Daly, & Colm O’Shea pointed the resulting free for Rangers. Laune Rangers finally struck the net in the 37th minute, as a great move up the right flank saw David Costelloe win a high ball and ultimately get the ball to Jack O’Connor who finished excellently to the net. Jamie O’Sullivan added a point for the visitors – their first of the half – before Fiachra Clifford & Colm O’Shea pointed frees to leave the home side in a commanding lead with a quarter to play. With 15 minutes remaining, Laune Rangers led Waterville by 1-9 to 0-3.

A Kieran Doona point for Rangers was cancelled out by a Paddy Curran point for Waterville, but it would prove to be the visitors’ final score of the game. Fiachra Clifford punched the ball over the bar before kicking another free to close the game out. Final Score:- Laune Rangers 1-12, Waterville 0-4.

Although not contributing on the scoreboard on the day, David Costelloe put in another impressive showing as he regains his match fitness following a three month layoff through injury. Fiachra Clifford’s return to the team was a welcome boost also. Rangers’ defensive unit were outstanding on the day, holding the visitors to just two points from play. This defence included four Under 20s in Pierce Tyther, Darragh O’Shea, Sean Arthurs and Conor Murphy (the latter two still Minors) and they performed very well. The assured presence of Cormac Johnston at full back aided the younger players, but it was the performance from centre back of captain Johnny Carey that stood out on the day.

Laune Rangers:- Jason Browne, Pierce Tyther, Cormac Johnston, Seán Arthurs, Darragh O’Shea, Jonathan Carey (capt), Shane Daly, Jack O’Connor (1-1), Cian O’Shea (0-1), Kieran Doona (0-1), Patrick Daly, Fiachra Clifford (0-5, 4f), Colm O’Shea (0-4), David Costelloe. Subs: Padraig Murphy for Colm O’Shea, Chris Riordan for O’Connor, James Lynch for Doona, Eamonn Carey for P Daly, Colm O’Mahony for D O’Shea.

Waterville:- Patrick O’Dwyer, Cillian Cronin, Shay Flaherty, Michael Curran, Fergal Cronin, Odhran O’Mahony, Cillian Clifford, Oran Clifford, Adam O’Dwyer, William Hunt, Jamie O’Sullivan (0-1), Eoin O’Sullivan, Barry O’Dwyer (0-1f), Keith Moran (0-1f), Patrick Curran (0-1). Subs: Daniel O’Dwyer for Flaherty (bc rep), Seamus O’Shea for E Clifford.


County Senior Football League Division Three Round 9:- Laune Rangers vs Keel. 14/7/18

posted 14 Jul 2018, 15:21 by Laune Rangers   [ updated 15 Jul 2018, 15:31 ]

Laune Rangers 1-8, Keel 0-11

Spoils were shared between the two Mid Kerry sides in the County League Division Three tie on Saturday evening. The visitors were without Barth Murphy & the injured Gavin Evans, while Jack O’Connor, Dáire Cleary, Daragh O’Connor & Sean Arthurs joined the long list of absentees for Rangers that included County players Peter Crowley & Fiachra Clifford.

In a low scoring first half, Keel led by 0-3 to nil after 15 minutes with points from Gary Sayers (free), Tommy Buckley & Aaron Murphy (free).

Laune Rangers registered the next two points through James Lynch & David Costelloe, but both could have been goals – Lynch punching the ball at close range & Costelloe side-footing from 10 yards only for the ball to clear the crossbar on both occasions. Luke Flynn & Aaron Murphy added points for Keel but Rangers replied with points from Colm O’Shea & James Lynch to leave the minimum between the sides at the break. Half Time Score:- Laune Rangers 0-4, Keel 0-5.

Keel began the second half as they did the first, and scored 4 unanswered points through Martin Burke, Colm O’Neill, Luke Flynn and Aaron Murphy (free) to take a five point lead into the final quarter.

Kieran Doona pointed twice (1 free) to leave three between the sides before Cian O'Shea put an excellent pass into David Costelloe – himself playing his first game since April – and the forward smashed the ball to the net to level the game with 10 minutes to play as Keel full-back James Foley received his second yellow card and was dismissed in the lead up.

Dylan Prendergast nudged Keel ahead with a point, only for Cian O’Shea to level matters shortly after. Gary Sayers and Shane Daly (free) traded points to maintain the stalemate with regulation time expiring. Both sides would have expected some additional time to be added to the end of the game, but with less than a minute played and with Rangers on the attack, the final whistle was blown to see the game finish level. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 1-8, Keel 0-11.

For Rangers, Johnny Carey settled into a new position at centre back with ease, while Darran O’Riordan made his first Senior appearance since 2014 but looked comfortable at the back. At the other end of the age-spectrum, Conor Murphy was introduced in the second half for his Senior debut.

Laune Rangers:- Jason Browne, Darragh O’Shea, Cormac Johnston, Pierce Tyther, Chris Riordan (capt), Jonathan Carey, Darren O’Riordan, Michael O’Sullivan, Shane Daly (0-1), Patrick Daly, Kieran Doona (0-2), James Lynch (0-2), Colm O’Shea (0-1), Padraig Murphy, David Costelloe (1-1). Subs: Cian O’Shea (0-1) for P Murphy, Conor Murphy for Lynch, Cathal Doyle for P Daly, Ronan Sayers for Colm O’Shea.

Keel:- Stephen Cahillane, Garret Prendiville, James Foley, Shane Prendiville, Sean Cremins, Donal O’Neill (capt), Aaron Cahillane, Thomas Ladden, Martin Burke (0-1), Dylan Prendergast (0-1), Aaron Murphy (0-3, 2f), Tommy Buckley (0-1), Gary Sayers (0-2, 1f), Colm O’Neill (0-1), Luke Flynn (0-2). Sub: Terry O’Sullivan for Buckley.

County Senior Football League Division Three Round 7:- Laune Rangers vs Brosna. 17/6/18

posted 17 Jun 2018, 08:27 by Laune Rangers


Laune Rangers 0-11, Brosna 2-16

Brosna visited Laune Rangers on Sunday afternoon and the result of this County League Divison Three tie was known at an early stage. Of course, the sides had already met this season with the North Kerry side winning the Championship relegation playoff semi final seven weeks ago, and they had 12 of the same starting team available to them on Sunday, while Rangers had just 6 of the side that faced Brosna in that Championship game.

Brosna led by 1-4 to 0-1 after 15 minutes as Don McAuliffe, Tom McGoldrick (2 frees) & Patrick Moriarty points as well as a Mike Finnegan goal gave the visitors a commanding lead with Eamonn Carey providing the sole reply for Rangers.

Brosna continued to press home their advantage in the second quarter. Two Colm O’Shea points for Rangers (1 free) were met by Don McAuliffe & Eamon Kiely & Tom McGoldrick points for Brosna before the visitors scored their second goal of the game – Adam Barry rattling the top corner of the net from 20 yards with a fantastic finish. Mike Finnegan, Kieran O’Donnell & Tom McGoldrick (45’) increased the lead further as Gavin O’Shea scored the final point of the half for Rangers. Half Time Score:- Laune Rangers 0-4, Brosna 2-10.

Brosna kept up their intensity at the beginning of the second half as Mike Finnegan (3), Tom McGoldrick & Kieran Horan all pointed as Colm O’Shea added a point to the home side’s tally to leave Brosna leading by 2-15 to 0-5 with 15 minutes to play.

Laune Rangers kept their heads up on continued to battle until the final whistle. Kieran Doona (2), James Lynch & Colm O’Shea (2 frees) pointed to double the side’s tally on the scoreboard. Eamon Kiely added a point for Brosna before Pierce Tyther got upfield to score the final point of the game. Final Score:- Laune Rangers 0-11, Brosna 2-16.

Laune Rangers:- Jason Browne, Darragh O’Shea, Jonathan Carey, Pierce Tyther (0-1), Ronan Sayers, Chris Riordan (capt), Michael O’Sullivan, Jack O’Connor, Shane Daly, Eamonn Carey (0-1), Kieran Doona (0-2), Dáire Cleary, Cian O’Shea, Gavin O’Shea (0-1), Colm O’Shea (0-5, 4f). Subs: Colm O’Mahony, Patrick Daly, James Lynch (0-1), John O’Shea. Brosna:- Steve McAuliffe, Gerard Nash, Shane Fitzmaurice, Maurice O’Keeffe, Daniel Fitzgerald, Eamon Kiely (0-2), Peter Curtin, Timmy Finnegan, Shane Curtin, Adam Barry (capt) (1-0), Mike Finnegan (1-4), Kieran O’Donnell (0-1), Patrick Moriarty (0-1), Don McAuliffe (0-2), Tom McGoldrick (0-5, 3f). Subs: Cillian Keane, Kieran Horan (0-1), Denis McAuliffe.


County Senior Football League Division Three Round 6:- Listry vs Laune Rangers. 10/6/18

posted 10 Jun 2018, 09:25 by Laune Rangers

Listry 3-10, Laune Rangers 1-11

Listry hosted Laune Rangers on Sunday afternoon in the County Senior Football League, and the home side came out on top to claim the all important League points. Listry were without Barry Keane on the day, but had two former Kerry Minors in their full forward line in Gary O’Sullivan & Ronan Buckley. Laune Rangers, on the other hand, were without up to 15 of this year’s squad as injury, inter-County duty, exams, & summer migration have all taken their toll.

Listry got off to a lightning start, scoring goals with their first two possessions through Cain Bradley and Gary O’Sullivan. This took the wind out of the Rangers, but they started to create some chances. Dáire Cleary scored two points for Rangers, although Ronan Buckley also put the ball over for Listry’s first point. Rangers were wasteful with their chances in the first quarter, with five wides stopping the scoreline from getting any closer to parity. With 15 minutes played, Listry led by 2-1 to 0-2.

Derry Ahern added to Listry’s lead with a point, but Rangers responded well with points from Podge Murphy and Dáire Cleary. The home side were quite wasteful in the second half, with two goal chances flashing wide with 4 more point attempts sailing wide. They did add on two more points before the break, however, with Ronan Buckley & Gary O’Sullivan scoring to see their side go in with a lead of two clear goals at the short whistle. Half Time Score:- Listry 2-4, Laune Rangers 0-4.

Laune Rangers would have hoped to begin the second half better than they had the first, but Listry had other ideas and had the ball in the net for a third time with the opening play – corner back Danny Wrenn finishing a good run with an excellent finish. John O’Shea and Joseph Clifford traded points to maintain the three goal difference, but Rangers rattled the net themselves in the 40th minute. Dáire Cleary struck the net for a great finish, but saw it called back as the referee had blown for a penalty in the lead up. Cleary stepped up to the penalty spot himself and struck the top corner of the net. Anthony Sweeney (free) and Joseph Clifford points bookended points by Rangers’ John O’Shea and Dáire Cleary to see Listry leading by 3-7 to 1-7 with a quarter to play.

Listry scored three unanswered points through Cain Bradley, Derry Ahern & Aaron McCarthy put an end to any chance of a Rangers comeback, but Rangers kept their heads up & went in search of scores to close the gap. Dáire Cleary pointed four times (2 frees) to bring his own tally to 1-8, but the final whistle was blown to give Listry the win. Full Time Score:- Listry 3-10, Laune Rangers 1-11.

The consistancy of playing together gave Listry a distinct advantage on the day, as Laune Rangers are yet to put the same 15 on the field in successive games this season. Best for Listry was Cain Bradley who scored 1-1 from wing back while Gary O’Sullivan was dangerous throughout.. Best for Rangers was Dáire Cleary who was outstanding for Rangers in attack. Meanwhile the midfield of Shane Daly & Jack O’Connor – both of whom were returning from injury – put in a big effort while Kieran Doona showed no signs of rustiness on his return to Senior County League football..

Listry:- Colm Counihan, Danny Wrenn (1-0), Kieran Murphy, Kevin Courtney, Billy O’Brien, Anthony Kennedy, Cain Bradley (1-1), Jimmy O’Leary, Stephen Brosnan, Derry Ahern (0-2), Anthony Sweeney (0-1f), Aaron McCarthy (0-1), Gary O’Sullivan (1-1), Ronan Buckley (0-2), Joseph Clifford (0-2). Subs: Darragh O’Shea, Brian Kennedy, Cian O’Donoghue, Paudie Horgan.

Laune Rangers:- Jason Browne, Ronan Sayers, Jonathan Carey, Cormac Johnston, Kevin O’Sullivan, Chris Riordan, Michael O’Sullivan, Jack O’Connor, Shane Daly, John O’Shea (0-2), Kieran Doona, Dáire Cleary (1-8, 1p 3f), Eamonn Carey, Padraig Murphy (0-1), Colm O’Shea. Subs: Pierce Tyther, Darragh O’Shea, Gavin O’Shea, Patrick Daly.

County Senior Football League Division Three Round 5:- Laune Rangers vs St Pats Blennerville. 27/5/18

posted 27 May 2018, 09:42 by Laune Rangers

Rangers & Pats draw in County League

Late comeback by Rangers almost steals the win but Pats rescue a point


Laune Rangers 1-10, St Patricks Blennerville 0-13

Points were shared in JP O’Sullivan Park on Sunday afternoon, as Laune Rangers came back from five behind to earn a draw with St Pats of Blennerville. Laune Rangers continue to be affected by injuries, with Jack O’Connor joining the growing list of side-lined players and Rangers lined out with 7 players aged 20 or younger in the starting team. St Pats were pretty much at full strength on the day, although they travelled to Killorglin with only 19 players.

Scores were at a premium in the early stages, as the sides hit two points each in the first 10 minutes – Colm O’Shea (free) and an excellent Dáire Cleary point for Rangers with Liam O’Sullivan and Willie Hurley pointing for the visitors. Pats then almost raised a green flag as Gary Savage forced a great save from Jason Browne, but he reacted well to the rebound and got enough on it to put it over the bar. Brendan Poff and Breandáin Savage both added further points for Pats to leave the visitors leading by 0-5 to 0-2 with 15 minutes played.

A pointed free by Colm O’Shea was soon cancelled out by a point from Willie Hurley, as Laune Rangers came close to scoring a goal – Pierce Tyther ghosting up the field from corner back and getting through on goal only to see his shot go just wide of the left post. Fiachra Clifford pointed a free for Rangers, but St Pats added points from Gary Savage & David O’Callaghan to extend their lead. Rangers created another goal chance late on in the half, but Cian O’Shea’s shot was saved well by Paudi Bailey who deflected the ball over the bar. Colm O’Shea pointed another free to see Rangers heading in at the break trailing by two points. Half Time Score:- Laune Rangers 0-6, St Pats 0-8.

St Pats dominated the third quarter, outscoring Rangers by 0-4 to 0-1 to increase their lead to five points – Willie Hurley (3 frees) & David O’Callaghan for Pats & Cian O’Shea for Rangers to see the Blennerville men in the lead by 0-12 to 0-7 with 15 minutes to play.

Laune Rangers upped their game for the final quarter, as they showed great tenacity and perseverance to stage a great fightback. It began as Jason Browne split the posts with a great 45, while substitute John O’Shea pointed well shortly afterwards. A super Shane Daly point reduced the gap to two points before Dáire Cleary scored an excellent goal to give Rangers the lead – the Minor player turning his marker at the dressing room corner of the pitch, carrying the ball in along the line and finishing to the net.

Credit to St Pats, they reacted in the best possible way and worked the ball downfield to level the game up within 90 seconds as Brendan Poff pointed. There would be no further score and the final whistle was blown to see the spoils shared. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 1-10, St Pats 0-13.

Laune Rangers:- Jason Browne (0-1 45’), Pierce Tyther, Jonathan Carey, Neil O’Brien, Patrick Carey, Chris Riordan (capt), Cormac Johnston, Shane Daly (0-1), Darragh O’Sullivan, Fiachra Clifford (0-1f), John Tyther, Dáire Cleary (1-1), Cian O’Shea (0-2), Colm O’Shea (0-3f). Subs: John O’Shea (0-1) for D O’Sullivan, Kevin O’Sullivan for Colm O’Shea, Ronan Sayers for Cian O’Shea.

St Patrick’s: Paudi Bailey, Luke Mulligan, Tommy Lynch, Cillian O’Riordan, Liam Poff, Kieran Dwyer, Sean Dowling, Liam O’Sullivan (0-1), Paul McMahon, Brendan Poff (0-2), Breandáin Savage (0-1), Gary Savage (0-2), David O’Callaghan (0-2, 1f) (capt), Willie Hurley (0-5, 3f) Shane Doyle.


County Intermediate Championship Relegation Final:- Laune Rangers vs Gneeveguilla. 06/05/2018

posted 6 May 2018, 10:14 by Laune Rangers   [ updated 8 May 2018, 15:06 ]

Laune Rangers Senior Squad coming off the field past applauding supporters following their crucial victory on Sunday afternoon

Intermediate Status saved for Rangers

They survive a major scare in Lewis Road to pull through at the end


Laune Rangers 1-13, Gneeveguilla 1-11

Laune Rangers have survived in the Intermediate Championship following victory over Gneeveguilla in the Relegation playoff in a sunny Lewis Road, Killarney on Sunday afternoon. Rangers welcomed back Peter Crowley to the fold on the day following an injury that had curtailed him for the previous five weeks. The ruling out of David Costelloe to injury before the game was a blow to Rangers, however.

Laune Rangers, playing into a stiff breeze in the first half, got off to a nightmare start, as Gneeveguilla – themselves a Senior and Division 1 Club in this decade – got the first point of the game and were awarded a penalty in the third minute which was duly dispatched with Con Buckley getting both scores for his side. However, Rangers regrouped and, after two Colm O’Shea frees had drifted wide against the breeze, they were level by the quarter mark, with Shane Daly, Dáire Cleary, Fiachra Clifford (free) & Colm O’Shea (free) scoring in succession to see their side back on parity at 0-4 to 1-1 with 15 minutes played.

Gneeveguilla responded to get ahead again as Shane Crowley and Don Murphy pointed for the East Kerry side. However, Laune Rangers were now putting together some good play and were creating scoring chances as a result. They found it difficult to convert those chances to scores though, and a fisted John Tyther point following a fine run was cancelled out by Cornelius Buckley for Gneeveguilla. Buckley added a further two points to increase his side’s lead to four points, but Rangers were still creating chances. Fiachra Clifford pointed after Dáire Cleary saw his initial shot blocked on way to goal, & Colm O’Shea added a free shortly after. Con Buckley slotted a free in injury time to bring his personal tally to 1-5 and increasing Gneeveguilla’s lead to 3 heading into the dressing rooms at the break. Half Time Score:- Laune Rangers 0-7, Gneeveguilla 1-7.

Colm O’Shea opened the second half scoring with a long range free, but three unanswered points for Gneeveguilla by Don Murphy & Con Buckley (2, 1 free) saw the men from Sliabh Luachra leading by five points. Fiachra Clifford pointed an excellent score & Colm O’Shea nailed another long range free for Rangers to leave Laune Rangers trailing by 1-10 to 0-10 with 15 minutes to play.

Laune Rangers dominated the final quarter as the young players – six of whom are Under 19 – all stepped up to win their individual battles. Colm O’Shea pointed his fifth free of the game to take Rangers to within two points of Gneeveguilla before the decisive score of the game came for Rangers in the 49th minute. Darragh O'Sullivan put an appetizing ball into the right corner forward position in search of Dáire Cleary, who in turn won it well. Cleary beat his marker and made a driving run for goal, before passing at the most opportune time to Patrick Carey who rattled the top corner of the net for a stunning goal. This put Rangers ahead for the first time in the game and they never looked back from there. Darragh O’Sullivan tapped over to increase the lead following a good run, and Fiachra Clifford left Rangers three ahead in the 58th minute with a pointed free. Con Buckley pointed a free for Gneeveguilla following a Patrick Carey foul that saw him black carded, but the Rangers defence held firm from there to secure the win. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 1-13, Gneeveguilla 1-11.

Having lost 9 starting players from last year’s team, & losing Peter Crowley for most of the club championship campaign, it was a tough month for Rangers in the club Championships. However, a massive silver lining in this particular dark cloud is the number of young players coming through into the Senior team – Dáire Cleary, Daragh O’Connor and Seán Arthurs are all members of our current Minor team and have all made an immediate impact, while Darragh O’Sullivan has joined Patrick Carey and Fiachra Clifford from last year’s Minor team in the starting lineup. Indeed, only 4 players over 25 took part for Rangers on the day. The stand out player for Rangers was John Tyther, who covered the whole park, and his move to centre back for the second half allowed Peter Crowley move to midfield and drive forward from there.

Best for Gneeveguilla was Cornelius Buckey, who finished with 1-8 on the day (0-4 from play), while Pa Warren and Eoghan Lawlor stood out from the back division.

Laune Rangers:- Jason Browne, Ronan Sayers, Jonathan Carey (capt), Cormac Johnston, Patrick Carey (1-0), Peter Crowley, Neil O’Brien, Shane Daly (0-1), Darragh O’Sullivan (0-1), Daragh O’Connor, Jack O’Connor, John Tyther (0-1), Fiachra Clifford (0-4, 2f), Colm O’Shea (0-5, 5f), Dáire Cleary (0-1). Subs: Seán Arthurs for O’Brien, Pierce Tyther for Sayers, Cathal Doyle for P Carey (bc rep).

Gneeveguilla:- Patrick O’Riordan, Darren Brosnan, Eoghan Lawlor, Philip Cremin, Shane Crowley (0-1), Patrick Warren, Kevin Coughlan, Padraig O’Connor, Don Murphy (0-2), Padraig Doyle, Michael Murphy, Conor Herlihy, Michael Fleming, Cornelius Buckley (1-8, 4f), Jack Cremin.  Subs: Jamie Brosnan, DJ Murphy, Sean O'Keeffe, Shane O'Sullivan.

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