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Mid Kerry Senior Championship Final:- Laune Rangers vs Milltown/Castlemaine. 02/12/2019

posted 2 Dec 2019, 06:07 by Laune Rangers

The Laune Rangers squad for Sunday's Mid Kerry Final:- Back Row (L to R):- Eric Dunlea, Shane Daly, Morgan O'Sullivan, David Mangan, Jack O'Connor, Colm O'Mahony, Michael O'Sullivan, Adrian Murphy, Darragh O'Sullivan, Pierce Tyther, Colm O'Shea, Daragh O'Connor, Eamonn Carey, Oisín Daly, Jonathan Carey. Back Row (L to R):- Dáire Cleary, James Hurley, Seán Arthurs, Kieran Doona, Mark O'Connor, Shane McSweeney, Roan Moriarty, John Tyther (capt), Cormac Johnston, David Costelloe, Shane Doona, Patrick Carey, Cian O'Shea, Fiachra Clifford, Jason Browne.

Laune Rangers 0-16, Milltown/Castlemaine 2-11

Milltown/Castlemaine were crowned Mid Kerry Senior Champions on Sunday afternoon with defeat of Laune Rangers by the narrowest of margins.

An early Fiachra Clifford pointed free opened the scoring but Milltown were level soon after when Cathal Moriarty tapped over. Rangers scored points through Fiachra Clifford (2, 1f) and Pa Carey – the latter a shot that flashed over the bar when on another day could have snuck under it. Jonathan O’Sullivan pointed one back before Milltown/Castlemaine took the lead – Cathal Moriarty netting from the penalty spot after being fouled in the square by Shane McSweeney. With fifteen minutes played, Milltown/Castlemaine lead by 1-2 to 0-4.

Milltown had the upper hand for the middle part of the first half and , while Donal Dennehy and Jonathan O’Sullivan points were cancelled out by John Tyther and Shane Doona respectively, Milltown/Castlemaine scored their second goal when Cathal Moriarty hit an excellent finish to the top corner. This goal put Milltown four ahead but Rangers finished the half strongly. Points by Fiachra Clifford (2, 1f), Darragh O’Sullivan, Kieran Doona & Jason Browne (free) were met by points at the other end by Dylan O’Neill and Jonathan O’Sullivan to see Milltown go into the break in the lead by the minimum. Half Time Score:- Laune Rangers 0-11, Milltown/Castlemaine 2-6.

Two more Fiachra Clifford points (1 free) put Rangers into the lead in the early stages of the second half but points from Jonathan O’Sullivan, Cathal Moriarty & Kieran O’Carroll left Milltown ahead by two with a quarter to play – Laune Rangers 0-13, Milltown/Castlemaine 2-9.

The game’s key moment came in the 46th minute when Shane McSweeney received his marching orders for a second yellow card when he was deemed to have fouled David Roche in a collision just after the referee’s whistle was blown. Cathal Moriarty pointed twice (1 free) to extend his side’s lead to four. The 14 youngsters of Laune Rangers kept trying and pointed through Fiachra Clifford (free) as well as Carey brothers Pa & Johnny to reduce the gap to one, and two late attempts to level the game came up short. The final whistle was blown to give Milltown/Castlemaine the win. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 0-16, Milltown/Castlemaine 2-11.

Even though Laune Rangers contested the 2018 decider, five of Sunday’s starting team were lining out in the Senior Final for the first time, with eight players aged 20 or younger.

The defeat marks the end of the season for the Seniors, with Intermediate status secured and County League promotion gained in 2019. The Club wish to thank all of our players for their efforts in the season, as well as our management of Tim Fleming, Mark O’Connor, Eoin Corkery & Pa Sheehan.

Laune Rangers:- Jason Browne (0-1f), David Costelloe, Seán Arthurs, David Mangan, Cormac Johnston, Shane McSweeney, Patrick Carey (0-2), Jack O’Connor, John Tyther (capt, 0-1), Mark O’Connor, Kieran Doona (0-1), Darragh O’Sullivan (0-1), Fiachra Clifford (0-8, 5f), Roan Moriarty, Shane Doona (0-1). Subs: Dáire Cleary, Daragh O’Connor, Jonathan Carey, Colm O’Mahony.

Milltown/Castlemaine:- Cormac Leane, Ciarán O’Connor, Tadhg McCarthy, Stephen Roche, Jeremiah Hayes, Pa Wrenn (0-1), Kieran O’Carroll (0-1), David Roche, Donal Dennehy (j capt, 0-1), Craig Counihan, Jonathan O’Sullivan (0-3), Killian Kerins, Cathal Moriarty (2-4, 1pen 1f), Jerome Flynn, Dylan O’Neill (0-1). Subs: Gavin McKenna, Gavin Horan (j capt).

County Senior Football League Division Four Promotion Playoff:- Laune Rangers vs Finuge. 24/11/2019

posted 24 Nov 2019, 09:24 by Laune Rangers

Laune Rangers 1-9, Finuge 1-4

Laune Rangers will ply their trade in Division Three of the County Senior Football League in 2020 following victory over Finuge in a promotion playoff on Sunday afternoon.

The game was played in terrible conditions in Ballymacelligott, with an unchanged Rangers side – with eight U20s in the starting team – playing against a strong breeze in the first half. It was the 7th minute before the game’s first score, a great point from long range from Finuge’s Pat Corridan. Rangers took the lead in the 12th minute with a goal – Roan Moriarty reacting quickest to a rebounding ball off the crossbar to catch and finish to the roof of the net. With fifteen minutes played, Rangers led by 1-0 to 0-1.

David Mangan scored a super point for Rangers to increase their lead but two Darragh Mackessey frees were pointed to leave the minimum between the sides at the break. This may have been different but for excellent saves by both goalkeepers – Jason Browne stopping a shot by Finuge before their last pointed free and Fiachra Clifford forcing Killian Fitzgerald into a point blank save at the other end. Half Time Score:- Laune Rangers 1-1, Finuge 0-3.

The game was won by Rangers with a dominant display in the third quarter with the breeze at their backs. Jason Browne pointed a 45 before Kieran Doona made use of the breeze to score an excellent free, following it up with a fantastic point from distance and another free as Rangers pulled away. Fiachra Clifford, Roan Moriarty & David Mangan all scored excellent points to leave Laune Rangers leading by 1-8 to 0-3 with a quarter to play.

Possibly with one eye on next week’s Mid Kerry Final, Rangers made a number of changes in the final quarter. John Tyther added his name to the score sheet with another long-range point, but that would be Rangers final score of the game. A pointed free by Pat Corridan ended a 27 minute spell without a score for Finuge before the North Kerry men scored a late consolation goal as Laune Rangers held possession for the final minutes to take the win. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 1-9, Finuge 1-4.

Laune Rangers:- Jason Browne (0-1, 45), David Costelloe, Seán Arthurs, David Mangan (0-2), Cormac Johnston, Shane McSweeney, Patrick Carey, Jack O’Connor, John Tyther (capt, 0-1), Mark O’Connor, Kieran Doona (0-3, 2f), Darragh O’Sullivan, Fiachra Clifford (0-1), Roan Moriarty (1-1), Shane Doona. Subs: Shane Daly for O’Sullivan, Daragh O’Connor for S Doona, Colm O’Shea for Clifford, Jonathan Carey for McSweeney, Colm O’Mahony for Costelloe, Cian O’Shea for M O’Connor.

Mid Kerry Senior Championship Semi Final:- Beaufort vs Laune Rangers. 16/11/2019

posted 16 Nov 2019, 12:47 by Laune Rangers

Laune Rangers' Jack O'Connor & Beaufort's Fergal Hallissey contest a throw in during the latter stages of Saturday's win

Beaufort 1-12, Laune Rangers 2-15

Laune Rangers will contest the Mid Kerry Senior Championship Final following victory over Beaufort in the Semi Final played in Pete Coughlan Park, Beaufort on Saturday afternoon.

The home side were seen as strong favourites going into the game, as Laune Rangers were without a number of senior players through injury – Dáire Cleary, Conor Murphy & Patrick Daly all joining Peter Crowley and Mikey O’Sullivan on the treatment table, while the game came too soon for Shane Daly and Johnny Carey who had to make do with a place on the bench. This, of course, gave the chance to a number of fringe players and the Killorglin side began with no fewer than eight U20 players including three Minors.

Laune Rangers had the perfect start, hitting the net for a goal in the opening minute – Roan Moriarty tapping a loose ball to the net – and this was followed by an excellent point by captain John Tyther. A second goal was nearly added but Seán Coffey saved from Fiachra Clifford, pushing the ball out for a 45’ which was duly pointed by Rangers ‘keeper Jason Browne to give the visitors a five point lead after just three minutes. Ciarán Kennedy scored the first point for Beaufort but this was cancelled out by Mark O’Connor for Rangers within a minute. Kennedy pointed again as Beaufort were beginning to get some footing in the game, but Darragh O’Sullivan got himself on the scoreboard for the away side to leave Laune Rangers leading by 1-4 to 0-2 with fifteen minutes played.

As he had in the first quarter, Ciarán Kennedy continued to keep his side in the game with another point but Rangers found another purple patch, scoring seven successive points in as many minutes – Kieran Doona (3, 2 frees), Fiachra Clifford (free), Roan Moriarty as well as another 45’ and a long range free by goalkeeper Jason Browne. Beaufort had a strong finish to the half, beginning with a a goal from the penalty spot scored by Ciarán Kennedy. Kieran Doona pointed a free for Rangers & Fergal Hallissey slotted two frees for Beaufort to leave Laune Rangers leading by seven at the break. Half Time Score:- Beaufort 1-5, Laune Rangers 1-12.

Beaufort began brightly after the restart, with Fergal Hallissey and Liam Carey scoring good points, but Laune Rangers scored a second goal to quell the momentum the home side were building – Fiachra Clifford with a great run before passing to Roan Moriarty who netted for the second time. Beaufort didn’t drop their heads and scored the next three points of the game to nullify that goal – Padraig Doona, Fergal Hallissey (free) and Liam Carey all scoring with Doona’s particularly catching the eye. Points were traded between Jack O’Connor and Jonathan Kissane – both excellent scores – to leave Laune Rangers ahead by 2-13 to 1-11 with a quarter to play.

Ronan Murphy and Kieran Doona exchanged points, but Beaufort were now in search of a goal to get back into the tie. The full back line of Rangers were not to be passed though, and put in a dominant display to protect their lead. Indeed, the two best goal chances of the final quarter both fell to Laune Rangers, but Fiachra Clifford hit the crossbar with the goal at his mercy while Shane Doona also had a shot flash wide of the posts. Rangers made a number of changes in the final stages of the game, including the introduction of Johnny Carey & Shane Daly late on, while James Hurley also came on for his Senior debut. The only score of the final quarter went the way of Fiachra Clifford to see Rangers win by six. Full Time Score:- Beaufort 1-12, Laune Rangers 2-15.

Laune Rangers were short-handed coming into the game, but a number of players stepped up to the mark and put in excellent performances, leading from the first minute to the end. Roan Moriarty & David Mangan (both minors), Mark O’Connor and Seán Arthurs (both 19) were superb for Rangers, with full back Arthurs the stand out performer on the day.

Laune Rangers progress to the Mid Kerry Senior Final – pencilled in for December 1st at the time of writing – and will play the winner of Sunday’s other Semi Final between Glenbeigh/Glencar & Milltown/Castlemaine.

Beaufort:- Seán Coffey, Liam Curran, Ger Hartnett, Jonathan Kissane (0-1), James O’Reilly, Mike Breen, Seán Kelliher, Nathan Breen, Ronan Murphy (0-1), Padraig Doona (0-1), Liam Carey (0-2), Danny Healy, Fergal Hallissey (0-4, 3f), Ciarán Kennedy (1-3, 1 pen), Padraig O’Sullivan. Subs: Ronan Ferris, Jeremiah O’Sullivan, Kieran O’Sullivan.

Laune Rangers:- Jason Browne (0-3, 1f, 2 45’), David Costelloe, Seán Arthurs, David Mangan, Cormac Johnston, Shane McSweeney, Patrick Carey, Jack O’Connor (0-1), John Tyther (0-1), Mark O’Connor (0-1), Kieran Doona (0-5, 4f), Darragh O’Sullivan (0-1), Fiachra Clifford (0-2, 1f), Roan Moriarty (2-1), Shane Doona. Subs: Daragh O’Connor, Jonathan Carey, James Hurley, Shane Daly, Pierce Tyther.

County Senior Football League Division Four Round 7:- Castlegregory vs Laune Rangers. 30/06/2019

posted 30 Jun 2019, 14:11 by Laune Rangers

Castlegregory 3-8, Laune Rangers 1-11

Laune Rangers’ unbeaten record in the Division 4 of the County League came to an end on Sunday afternoon with an away defeat to Castlegregory. Already spread thin with a number of injuries, Rangers were – for various reasons – without Kieran Doona, Fiachra Clifford, Shane Doona, & David Mangan who joined Sean Arthurs, Conor Murphy, David Costelloe & Cormac Johnston on the sideline.

The early minutes were low in scores as Rangers were unable to convert their dominance onto the scoreboard. Laune Rangers led by 0-4 to 0-1 with 17 minutes played with all the visitors scores coming from the boot of Dáire Cleary (two frees).

Castlegregory found themselves ahead against the run of play, scoring two goals in as many minutes. However, Rangers responded well and points from Dáire Cleary (free), John Tyther & Patrick Daly levelled matters. Rangers were dealt a blow in this period when Johnny Carey was forced off with an ankle injury following a late challenge. The home side took the lead again before Dáire Cleary kicked the last score of the half with a pointed free. Half Time Score:- Castlegregory 2-2, Laune Rangers 0-8.

The home side scored the first three points of the second half, but Rangers came back with pointed frees from Dáire Cleary & Patrick Daly. The home side took to fouling Rangers every time they reached the 45 in order to protect their goal, and it was a tactic that ultimately paid off. Castlegregory scored a third goal with Rangers caught upfield to go ahead by 3-5 to 0-10 with a quarter to play.

Patrick Daly pointed a free for Rangers before Dáire Cleary saw a goal chance saved. Castlegregory pointed twice (one free), before Rangers were awarded a penalty when Shane Daly was hauled down in the small square. John Tyther dispatched the spot kick to the net to reduce the gap to two but the home side pointed from the 45 to see them to victory. Full Time Score:- Castlegregory 3-8, Laune Rangers 1-11.

While the defeat will be disappointing, Laune Rangers remain at the top of the County League Division 4 with four rounds remaining. They host Finuge in Round 8 on the weekend of July 13th/14th.

Laune Rangers:- Jason Browne, Michael O’Sullivan, Jonathan Carey, Colm O’Mahony, Patrick Carey, Shane McSweeney, Pierce Tyther, Jack O’Connor, Shane Daly, John Tyther (capt, 1-1, 1pen), Darragh O’Sullivan, Daragh O’Connor, Mark O’Connor, Patrick Daly (0-3, 2f), Dáire Cleary (0-7, 4f). Sub: Liam Quirke for J Carey.

County Senior Football League Division Four Round 6:- Laune Rangers vs Duagh. 16/06/2019

posted 16 Jun 2019, 11:34 by Laune Rangers   [ updated 16 Jun 2019, 11:42 ]

Laune Rangers 1-8, Duagh 0-8

The top two in Division Four faced off in JP O’Sullivan Park on Sunday afternoon, as Laune Rangers hosted Duagh in Round 6 of the County League. It was the home side that came out on top on the day to maintain their unbeaten record.

A great start to the game gave Rangers a six point lead in the early stages. Early pointed frees by Fiachra Clifford and Dáire Cleary were followed by a well taken Daragh O’Connor point from play, before Dáire Cleary capitalized on a great pass by Shane Daly to beat his marker and slot the ball past Duagh ‘keeper Jer Kelly for a great goal in the 7th minute. A pointed 45’ by Nigel O’Connor got Duagh on the scoreboard and with fifteen minutes played, Laune Rangers led by 1-3 to 0-1.

Dáire Cleary pointed a free to restore the six point lead for Rangers, before the visitors were reduced to 14 men in the 20th minute when Kieran Lucey was dismissed. Points were traded between Duagh’s Ed Stack (free) and Patrick Carey late in the half, before Rangers found themselves down to 14 also as Shane McSweeney received his marching orders just before the short whistle. Half Time Score:- Laune Rangers 1-5, Duagh 0-2.

Duagh were revitalized in the second half, scoring points through Nigel O’Connor and Micheal Kirby. In a low scoring third quarter, Jason Browne came upfield to score from the 45metre line to leave Rangers leading by 1-6 to 0-4 with fifteen minutes remaining.

Substitute Seán Broderick pointed a free for Duagh to reduce the gap, before the two stand-out scores of the game were kicked – Jack O’Connor pointing for Rangers & Anthony Maher responding in style at the other end. Seán Broderick and Anthony Maher added further points to leave just two between the sides going into additional time, but the final score of the game went to Laune Rangers’ Shane Doona to leave a goal between the teams at the final whistle. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 1-8, Duagh 0-8.

At the half way points of the League, Laune Rangers remain top of the Division 4 table as a result of this win. They travel to Castlegregory for Round 7 on the weekend of June 29th/30th.

Laune Rangers:- Jason Browne (0-1), Patrick Carey (0-1), Michael O’Sullivan, David Mangan, Colm O’Mahony, Shane McSweeney, Pierce Tyther, Jack O’Connor (0-1), Shane Daly, Patrick Daly, Daragh O’Connor (0-1), John Tyther (capt), Fiachra Clifford (0-1), Darragh O’Sullivan, Dáire Cleary (1-2). Subs: Jonathan Carey, Liam Quirke, Shane Doona (0-1), Colm O’Shea.

Duagh:- Jer Kelly, Luke O’Donnell, Aaron O’Connor, Darragh O’Connor, Darragh Joy, Tom Scanlon, Diarmuid Foley, Anthony Maher (capt, 0-2), Maurice O’Connor, Ger McCarthy, Micheál Kirby (0-1), Ed Stack, Murioch McNulty (0-1), Kieran Lucey, Nigel O’Connor (0-2). Subs: Tim Quirke, Seán Broderick (0-2)

County Senior Football League Division Four Round 5:- Waterville vs Laune Rangers. 09/06/2019

posted 11 Jun 2019, 16:05 by Laune Rangers

Waterville 2-12, Laune Rangers 3-14

Laune Rangers continued their unbeaten start to the County League Division 4 campaign with defeat of Waterville in Sunday afternoon’s game played in Con Keating Park, Caherciveen.

Rangers started well and, after Kieran Doona and Dáire Cleary (free) had pointed Rangers ahead, A Patrick Daly goal gave the visitors a five point advantage. Waterville came back into the game with points from Niall Fitzgerald (2) and Barry O’Dwyer, but a Dáire Cleary point saw Rangers lead by 1-3 to 0-3 with a quarter played.

Laune Rangers rattled off four unanswered points in quick succession through John Tyther (2), Dáire Cleary and Patrick Daly. Niall Fitzgerald and Adam O’Dwyer (free) replied with points for Waterville before Daragh O’Connor scored an excellent point for the Laune. Waterville were creating chances at this point, producing goal-stopping saves from both Jason Browne and John Tyther (with a great covering block). Rangers capitalized on the heroics on their goal line by extending their lead with Dáire Cleary adding 1-2 to his tally before the break – the goal a simple tap-in after Pa Daly had produced the save from the Waterville ‘keeper. Half Time Score:- Waterville 0-5, Laune Rangers 2-10.

Waterville needed to start well in the second half and they did just that – Fergal Cronin and Sam O’Dwyer kicking points either side of a Barry O’Dwyer goal to halve the deficit. However, Laune Rangers stalled the comeback with a third goal – Shane Doona’s quick free kick finding Patrick Daly in space and the forward rounded the goalkeeper to tap into an empty net. With a quarter to play, Laune Rangers led by 3-10 to 1-7.

Adam O’Dwyer (free) and Barry O’Dwyer (2,1 free) reduced the gap to six points, while Kieran Doona and Eoin O’Sullivan then traded points. The score of the game came from Shane Doona who scored from long range, before pointed frees were scored at either end by Adam O’Dwyer and Dáire Cleary respectively. A goal deep in injury time by Waterville’s Niall Fitzgerald gave the hosts a glimmer of hope, but Shane Doona scored the last point of the game to see Rangers to victory. Full Time Score:- Waterville 2-12, Laune Rangers 3-14. 

Check out our one minute video report here

Laune Rangers host Duagh in Round 6 of the County League. The game takes place on Sunday next, June 16th at 2pm in JP O’Sullivan Park.

Laune Rangers:- Jason Browne, Pierce Tyther, Michael O’Sullivan, Cormac Johnston, Patrick Carey, Shane McSweeney, Colm O’Mahony, Jack O’Connor, Shane Daly, John Tyther (capt, 0-2), Kieran Doona (0-2), Darragh O’Sullivan, Daragh O’Connor (0-1), Dáire Cleary (1-6), Patrick Daly (2-1). Subs: Shane Doona (0-2), Colm O’Shea, Cian O’Shea, Jonathan Carey.

County Senior Football League Division Four Round 4:- Laune Rangers vs Cordal. 25/05/2019

posted 27 May 2019, 14:32 by Laune Rangers   [ updated 27 May 2019, 14:35 ]

Darragh O'Sullivan on the ball with Kieran Doona, Shane McSweeney and Jack O'Connor in support

Laune Rangers 1-17, Cordal 0-15

Laune Rangers continued their unbeaten start to Division Four of the County Senior Football League on Saturday evening, with defeat of Cordal at home in JP O’Sullivan Park. The visitors were without a number of starters on the day, while Kerry U20 Fiachra Clifford was unavailable, joining David Costelloe, Seán Arthurs, & Conor Murphy (all injured) on the sideline for Rangers.

Early frees by Dáire Cleary and Patrick Daly put the home side ahead before Philip O’Connor kicked Cordal’s first point of the game. O’Connor added two more points (both frees), but Rangers scored excellent points through Dáire Cleary and Darragh O’Sullivan (2) to lead by 0-5 to 0-3 with fifteen minutes played.

Laune Rangers captain John Tyther came upfield to score an excellent point from distance and, when the resulting kickout went wayward, Dáire Cleary capitalized to score a super solo goal – intercepting the ball on the left flank before beating a couple of defenders and smashing the ball to the net. Philip O’Connor (free) & Brian Reidy both pointed for Cordal, but Darragh O’Sullivan (3) and John Tyther scored excellent points to see Rangers take a strong lead into the break. Half Time Score:- Laune Rangers 1-10, Cordal 0-5.

Cordal begun the second half quite well, scoring two points through Brian Reidy to reduce the gap. Dáire Cleary pointed a free before Cordal ‘keeper Seán Óg O’Ciardubháin came upfield to kick an excellent 45’ over the bar. However, Rangers’ Darragh O’Sullivan & Patrick Daly added to their respective tallies – Daly’s shot flashing over the crossbar following a super pass from Daragh O’Connor. With fifteen minutes to play, Laune Rangers led by 1-13 to 0-8.

Laune Rangers made some changes during the second half including the introduction of Oisín Daly, bring him onto the field with both brothers Shane & Patrick for the first time. Philip O’Connor and Micheál Cahill pointed for Cordal before another Rangers replacement Shane Doona forced a super save from O’Ciardubháin in the Cordal goal. Jason Browne continued his fine form with the dead ball by matching his opposite number in slotting a 45’ for Rangers.

Another Philip O’Connor point was followed by one from Seán Walsh for Cordal. Kieran Doona scored an excellent point for Rangers before Darragh O’Sullivan pointed his 7th and final score for the day. Seán Walsh & Jason Cronin (free) points were added in stoppage time for Cordal before Cian O’Shea scored from long range for Rangers, and a Brian Reidy pointed free in the 65th minute proved to be the final kick of the game. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 1-17, Cordal 0-15.

The win gives Laune Rangers two valuable points in the County League Division 4 table. Shane Daly gave a fine performance at midfield, aided in no small way by Jack O’Connor and Shane McSweeney. The stand out player on the day was Darragh O’Sullivan, who kicked seven points from play and all of them eye-catching scores.

Laune Rangers:- Jason Browne (0-1), Cormac Johnston, Michael O’Sullivan, David Mangan, Jonathan Carey, Patrick Carey, John Tyther (capt, 0-2), Jack O’Connor, Shane Daly, Patrick Daly (0-2), Shane McSweeney, Darragh O’Sullivan (0-7), Kieran Doona (0-1), Dáire Cleary (1-3), Daragh O’Connor. Subs:- Pierce Tyther for P Carey, Aidan Cox for Johnston, Shane Doona for D O’Connor, Oisín Daly for M O’Sullivan, Cian O’Shea (0-1) for P Daly, Colm O’Mahony for K Doona.

Cordal:- Seán Óg O’Ciardubháin (0-1), Gary O’Leary, Paudie Walsh, Flor Griffin, John Brosnan, Billy Cronin, Colm Clifford, Jason Cronin (0-1), Kieran Enright, DJ Fealy, Philip O’Connor (0-6), Michael Flynn, Seán Walsh (0-2), Brian Reidy (0-4), Micheál Cahill (0-1). Sub: Jack McAulliffe.

County Senior Football League Division Four Round 3:- St Michaels/Foilmore vs Laune Rangers. 11/05/2019

posted 11 May 2019, 14:22 by Laune Rangers   [ updated 11 May 2019, 14:25 ]

Jason Browne strikes from the 45m line for his second score of the game.

St Michaels/Foilmore 0-9, Laune Rangers 3-11

The County Senior Football League resumed on Saturday evening, and Laune Rangers continued their fine start to the competition with an away win against St Michaels/Foilmore. Laune Rangers started the game with seven Under 21s in their starting team, including 2018 Tom Markham winner David Mangan who made his first Senior start for the club. Rangers had to make do without Kerry U20 Fiachra Clifford, but were heartened to have Peter Crowley supporting the team on the sideline following his recent cruciate ligament injury.

Playing in glorious sunshine in Foilmore GAA grounds, Rangers got off to a great start with Dáire Cleary pointing twice in the first five minutes. Jason Browne came upfield to slot a long range free to extend the lead. Matthew O’Sullivan pointed a free to get the home side off the mark, but it was soon nullified by a pointed free by Dáire Cleary. With fifteen minutes played, Laune Rangers led by 0-4 to 0-1.

James Moran pointed for the home side before Rangers goalkeeper Jason Browne kicked his second dead ball over the bar – this time from the 45 metre line. Rangers then took a commanding lead when – after John Tyther did well to offload the ball in contact – Patrick Daly struck his soccer-style shot into the top corner for a fantastic goal.

St Michaels/Foilmore rallied well though, and scored four unanswered points through Matthew O’Sullivan (2), Mark McCarthy and Brian Smith – McCarthy’s point coming from a dropping ball into the square and the Rangers defenders would have been relieved to see the punched shot go over the bar. Dáire Cleary added another point for the visitors to leave a goal between the sides at the break. Half Time Score:- St Michaels/Foilmore 0-6, Laune Rangers 1-6.

Dáire Cleary continued fine form in front of the posts by adding the first point of the second half, but Andy O’Connell cancelled it out with a point for the hosts. In a low scoring third quarter, Rangers made substitutions, including Roan Moriarty who came on for his Senior debut, & Shane Doona who joined his Minor teammates Moriarty and Mangan on the field. Shane Doona and Patrick Daly pointed for the visitors while Matthew O’Sullivan scored a brace to leave Rangers leading by 1-9 to 0-9 with fifteen minutes to play.

Laune Rangers dominated the final quarter, holding the home side scoreless to win comfortably in the end. Patrick Carey pointed before Rangers scored their second goal with Patrick Daly netting again. Dáire Cleary scored another point before scoring Rangers third goal. Rangers may have scored a fourth goal before the end, but Pa Carey’s shot was saved excellently by goalkeeper Ciarán O’Shea. Full Time Score:- St Michaels/Foilmore 0-9, Laune Rangers 3-11.

The introduction of Moriarty and Doona midway through the second half made a big impact for Rangers. Mikey O’Sullivan started his first game for a while, and showed no cobwebs in a sold performance, while Jack O’Connor & Shane McSweeney were industrious around the middle of the field. Dáire Cleary was the stand out player on the day though, finishing with a tally of 1-6 to his name – 1-5 coming from play.

St Michaels/Foilmore:- Ciarán O’Shea, Emmet Curran, Cian Goggin, Seán Scanlon, Ciarán Clifford, Chris O’Sullivan, Alan Smith, Padraig King (0-2), Ronan Clifford, James Moran (0-1), Matthew O’Sullivan (0-3, 1f), Andy O’Connell (0-1), Pierce McGill, Mark McCarthy (0-1), Brian Smith (0-1). Subs: Stephen Cronin, Alan Goggin, Seán Garvey.

Laune Rangers:- Jason Browne (0-2f), David Mangan, Conor Murphy, Cormac Johnston, Mikey O’Sullivan, Jonathan Carey, Patrick Carey (0-1), Jack O’Connor, Shane Daly, Dáire Cleary (1-6, 1f), Patrick Daly (2-1), John Tyther (capt), Mark O’Connor, Shane McSweeney, Daragh O’Connor. Subs: Roan Moriarty for M O’Connor, Shane Doona (0-1) for D O’Connor, Darragh O’Sullivan for Shane McSweeney, Pierce Tyther for O’Sullivan, Liam Quirke for P Daly, Morgan O’Sullivan for S Daly.

County Intermediate Championship Relegation Playoff:- Laune Rangers vs Castleisland Desmonds. 28/04/2019

posted 28 Apr 2019, 12:55 by Laune Rangers   [ updated 28 Apr 2019, 13:03 ]

Rangers survive with playoff win

Laune Rangers 0-24, Castleisland Desmonds 2-15

Laune Rangers have retained their place in the Intermediate Championship for 2020 with a fantastic win over Castleisland Desmonds in the playoff Semi Final on Sunday afternoon. It took extra time to separate the sides though, with a number of the younger Rangers stepping up on the day.

Laune Rangers took an early lead, as Dáire Cleary and Fiachra Clifford (free) pointed in the opening two minutes. However, Desmonds pointed three in succession to go ahead before Peter Crowley levelled the game with ten minutes played. Two further Desmonds points were cancelled out by frees from Dáire Cleary and Fiachra Clifford before Cleary pointed from play to give Rangers the lead on the quarter mark. After fifteen minutes, Laune Rangers led by 0-6 to 0-5.

Castleisland Desmonds added three more points in the next five minutes but Rangers put together a strong finish to the half. Jack O’Connor, Dáire Cleary (free), & Fiachra Clifford (free) all pointed but Desmonds replied with a point to tie it up once more. Dáire Cleary & Shane Daly pointed the last scores of the half for Rangers to give them the lead at the break. Half Time Score:- Laune Rangers 0-11, Castleisland Desmonds 0-9.

Rangers had a terrible start to the second half, as Desmonds scored a goal with the first play from the throw in. The Castleisland side added a point to go two ahead, but Rangers got one back through Pa Carey. A second goal for Desmonds struck to blow to Rangers when, after David Costelloe was almost certainly pushed in the back, the ball was turned over and play was waved on. With Rangers corner back out of position upfield, Desmonds captialized and hit the net to go four points up. Rangers composed themselves and began to put some good play together. Shane Doona was introduced from the bench to join his brother Kieran on the field for the first time, and he & Fiachra Clifford added points to leave Rangers trailing by 2-10 to 0-14 with fifteen minutes to play.

Kieran Doona joined his brother on the scoreboard with a point, but Desmonds cancelled it out with a point of their own. Dáire Cleary pointed twice (1 free) to level matters late in the game, but Desmonds went ahead again as the game entered injury time. Disaster struck for Rangers as Peter Crowley picked up an injury in the process of being fouled while on the attack. Rangers won the free but Peter was removed on a stretcher with a suspected dislocated knee. Laune Rangers goalkeeper Jason Browne had come upfield to take the long range free kick, and held his nerve during the long stoppage in play to kick the equalizer with a super shot off the ground. Both sides had another unsuccessful chance to get the winner before the full time whistle was blown, leaving the game heading for extra time. Score at the end of normal time:- Laune Rangers 0-18, Castleisland Desmonds 2-12.

It was a big ask for Rangers to face into a huge twenty minutes without their talisman, but their young players continued to step up to the mark. David Mangan – also introduced during the second half – put Rangers ahead with the first point of extra time, but Desmonds pointed three successive points before Rangers created a goal chance with Dáire Cleary making a great run. The shot was saved, but the rebound fell to Patrick Daly who tapped it over the bar to leave Desmonds leading by the minimum at the changeover. Half Time (ET):- Laune Rangers 0-20, Castleisland Desmonds 2-15.

Desmonds would score no more on the day as Rangers put in a fantastic final ten minutes both defensively and in attack. Shane Doona levelled the game and put Rangers ahead within 90 seconds of the restart – Shane McSweeney with a great run from midfield before feeding Doona for the go-ahead score. Mark O’Connor also joined his brother Jack on the scoresheet to put Rangers two ahead with eight minutes to play. As the clock ticked towards the end, Rangers stepped up with a great defensive effort as Jack O’Connor & Mikey O’Sullivan (Crowley’s replacement) cut out a number of chances. The game was deep in added on time at the end of extra time when Rangers broke from defence, and David Costelloe – now plying his trade further up the field – punched the ball over the bar for the insurance score. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 0-24, Castleisland Desmonds 2-15.

The win secures Laune Rangers Intermediate status for another year and earns the team a deserved week off as Castleisland Desmonds face Brosna in the Relegation Final. It was a super team effort on the day, with 17 of the team’s 24 points coming from play, and 13 different scorers getting on the board. It was a super showing with nine U21s playing a part for Rangers, including two of the current Minor crop.

Laune Rangers:- Jason Browne (0-1f), David Costelloe (0-1), Jonathan Carey, Conor Murphy, Cormac Johnston, Peter Crowley (0-1), Patrick Carey (0-1), Jack O’Connor (0-1), Shane Daly (0-1), Dáire Cleary (0-7, 3f), Kieran Doona (0-1), John Tyther (capt), Fiachra Clifford (0-4, 3f), Shane McSweeney, Daragh O’Connor. Subs: Shane Doona (0-3), Patrick Daly (0-1), Mark O’Connor (0-1), David Mangan (0-1), Michael O’Sullivan.

County Intermediate Championship Round 1:- Laune Rangers vs Glenbeigh/Glencar. 06/04/2019

posted 7 Apr 2019, 13:48 by Laune Rangers   [ updated 7 Apr 2019, 14:51 ]

Laune Rangers 0-8, Glenbeigh/Glencar 2-9

The Intermediate Championship got underway on Saturday evening for Laune Rangers and Glenbeigh/Glencar, and it was the more experienced Glenbeigh side that came out on top in the game played in Beaufort.

Glenbeigh/Glencar got the ideal start as Darran O’Sullivan pointed a free shortly after the throw in, before Kieran Courtney struck the net for a goal in the 5th minute. Rangers got into the game and had halved the deficit by the quarter mark – Fiachra Clifford pointing two frees to leave Glenbeigh/Glencar leading by 1-1 to 0-2 with fifteen minutes played.

Glenbeigh extended their lead with points from Shane Riordan, Caolim Teahan (2), Pa Kilkenny, & Darran O’Sullivan (free) to go ahead by 1-6 to 0-2, but lost Fergal Griffin to a black card in this period. Laune Rangers came within an inch of scoring a goal to stem the tide, but David Costelloe’s shot from close range rattled the crossbar and rebounded to safety. Tommy Cahill & Jack O’Connor traded points to leave Glenbeigh leading by seven points at the break. Half Time:- Laune Rangers 0-3, Glenbeigh/Glencar 1-7.

Laune Rangers were denied from another goal chance in the first play of the second half as Fiachra Clifford forced a save from Rory O’Connor. John Tyther added a point but Rangers were dealt a blow as Glenbeigh scored their second goal with through Colin McGillycuddy. Rangers added points with frees from Dáire Cleary & Jason Browne, while Shane Doona and David Mangan were introduced for their Senior debuts. With fifteen minutes to play, Glenbeigh/Glencar led by 2-7 to 0-6.

Laune Rangers were unable to reduce the gap in the final quarter as Glenbeigh matched them score for score – David Costelloe and Dáire Cleary (free) points cancelled out by Darran O’Sullivan (free) and Caolim Teahan. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 0-8, Glenbeigh/Glencar 2-9.

Glenbeigh/Glencar were unquestionably the better team on the day, as their ability to convert their goal chances made all the difference between the sides on the day – both sides producing two goal attempts with Glenbeigh scoring twice to Rangers none.

Laune Rangers:- Jason Browne (0-1f), Seán Arthurs, Jonathan Carey, Cormac Johnston, Conor Murphy, Peter Crowley, Patrick Carey, Jack O’Connor (0-1), Darragh O’Sullivan, Shane McSweeney, Kieran Doona, John Tyther (0-1), Fiachra Clifford (0-2f), Dáire Cleary (0-2f), David Costelloe (0-1). Subs: Shane Doona, Shane Daly, David Mangan, Daragh O’Connor, Aidan Cox.

Glenbeigh/Glencar:- Rory O’Connor, Seán Roche, Ciarán Doyle, Oisín O’Connor, Jack Brosnan, Pa Kilkenny (0-1), Stephen O’Sullivan, Colin McGillicuddy (1-0), Fergal Griffin, Daniel Griffin, Caoilim Teahan (0-3), Shane Riordan (0-1), Darran O’Sullivan (0-3f), Kieran Courtney (1-0), Tommy Cahill (0-1). Subs: Podge Griffin, Caoilte Purcell, Adrian O’Connor.

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