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County Intermediate Championship Group 3 Round 3:- Laune Rangers vs Glenflesk. 15/04/2018

posted 15 Apr 2018, 11:51 by Laune Rangers

Home defeat for Rangers against Glenflesk

Laune Rangers 0-10, Glenflesk 4-11

With the fate of Group Three already decided, Glenflesk made the journey to JP O’Sullivan Park, Killorglin safe in the knowledge that their place in the Intermediate Championship Semi Finals was secure, while their hosts had an impending relegation playoff in mind.

Laune Rangers’ spate of injuries at the moment meant Rangers were without a number of players. Peter Crowley, Jack O’Connor, David Costelloe, & John O’Shea accompanied Kieran Crowley & Michael O’Sullivan on the injury list.

Glenflesk, for their part, lined out at full strength as they looked to keep their team settled ahead of the Semi Final.

As there was nothing on the line in this game, the game was played at an intensity far from what is expected in Championship football. Ian Roche got enough of a fist on a high ball to put the ball into the net for a Glenflesk goal in the 4th minute - the first score of the game. Dáire Cleary kicked Rangers’ first point, but Glenflesk were intent to keep their momentum going and led by 1-5 to 0-2 with a quarter played – Colm O’Shea with Rangers point and Jeff O’Donoghue, Ian Roche (free), Stephen O’Donoghue, Cian Horan & Darragh Roche (free) scoring for the visitors.

The visitors pointed twice through Jeff O’Donoghue & Chris O’Donoghue in the second quarter, while Rangers responded with frees by Colm O’Shea & Fiachra Clifford and a Dáire Cleary point that just flashed over the crossbar. Half Time Score:- Laune Rangers 0-5, Glenflesk, 1-7.

The second half was very one-sided, however. Daniel O’Brien & Ian Roche pointed to increase Glenflesk’s lead, but substitute Cian O’Shea responded with a point for Rangers. Lee O’Donoghue scored two goals to really end the contest, and also added a point while Fiachra Clifford pointed to leave Glenflesk leading by 3-10 to 0-7 with a quarter to play.

Glenflesk hit the net for their fourth goal from the penalty spot through Darragh Roche who also added a point, while Rangers slotted the final three scores of the game with points from John Tyther (an excellent 45 into the breeze), Cian O’Shea and Patrick Carey (free). Full Time Score:- Glenflesk 4-11, Laune Rangers 0-10.

The draw for the relegation playoffs took place on Sunday evening. Laune Rangers have been drawn to play Brosna, while Ardfert will play Gneeveguilla. The losing team from each game will face off in the relegation final.

Laune Rangers:- Jason Browne, Pierce Tyther, Jonathan Carey (capt), Ronan Sayers, Cathal Doyle, Cormac Johnston, Neil O’Brien, Shane Mangan, Shane Daly, John Tyther (0-1, 45’), Patrick Carey (0-1f), Daragh O’Connor, Fiachra Clifford (0-2, 1f), Colm O’Shea (0-2f), Dáire Cleary (0-2). Subs: Padraig Murphy, Darragh O’Sullivan, Cian O’Shea (0-2), Eamonn Carey, Darragh O’Shea.

Glenflesk:- Roy Kelliher, Gary O’Conoghue, Shane Courtney, Chris O’Donoghue (0-1), Alan Murphy, James McCarrick (capt), Daniel O’Brien (0-1), Kieran Murphy, Jeff O’Donoghue (0-2), Stephen O’Donoghue (0-1), Darragh Roche (1-2, 1 pen), Ciarán O’Mahony, Ian Roche (1-2, 1f), Lee O’Donoghue (2-1), Cian Horan (0-1). Subs: Donal O’Sullivan, Padraig Healy, Felim Jacobs, Kieran A O’Donoghue, Brian O’Donoghue