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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.

County Senior Football League Division Four Round 2:- Skellig Rangers vs Laune Rangers. 24/03/2019

posted 24 Mar 2019, 11:52 by Laune Rangers

Laune beats Skellig in Portmagee in battle of the Rangers

Skellig Rangers 2-4, Laune Rangers 2-10

Laune Rangers maintained their good start to the season with victory over Skellig Rangers in Portmagee on Sunday afternoon.

Laune Rangers got off to a great start, scoring the first four points of the game – Dáire Cleary with two well taken frees while Kieran Doona & Jack O’Connor kicked excellent points from distance. Skellig Rangers got on the board with a pointed free through Darragh O’Sullivan, but Fiachra Clifford slotted a placed ball over the ball soon afterwards to leave the Laune ahead by 0-5 to 0-1 with a quarter played.

Skellig Rangers got back into the game with two more pointed frees by Darragh O’Sullivan before John Tyther extended the Rangers lead. David Costelloe was extremely unlucky to hit the upright with an attempt at goal, but the Laune did well to recycle the ball and Kieran Doona kicked it between the posts to put the Killorglin men ahead by 0-7 to 0-3. However, the hosts were afforded the chance to get back into the tie again before the break, as Brendan Murphy was fouled in the square by Cormac Johnston for a penalty. Darragh O’Sullivan made no mistake with the spot kick, putting the ball into the top corner to leave the minimum between the sides at the short whistle. Half Time Score:- Skellig Rangers 1-3, Laune Rangers 0-7.

Laune Rangers begun the second half in ideal fashion. A great interception at the back by Conor Murphy fed Darragh O’Sullivan who put Kieran Doona in on goal with a great pass, and Doona passed laterally to Shane McSweeney who tapped the ball into the net. Patrick Carey added a super point before goalkeeper Jason Browne came upfield to score a long range point from the ground. Dáire Cleary hit the net for the visitors second goal, but it was soon cancelled out by the home side, as Darragh O’Sullivan smashed the ball to the net for his team’s only score from play in the game. With fifteen minutes to play, Laune Rangers led by 2-9 to 2-3.

The final quarter was a low scoring manner as both sides hit wides. Darragh O’Sullivan pointed another free for Skellig, but Patrick Carey restored the six point gap with the game’s final score. Full Time Score:- Skellig Rangers 2-4, Laune Rangers 2-10.

Laune Rangers led from start to finish in this game. Best for Skellig Rangers on the day was Darragh O’Sullivan, who got all of his side’s scores. Laune Rangers had seven U21s in their starting team, and the team played well as a unit. Best for the Laune and the stand out player on the day was full back Conor Murphy who was a colossus in front of his own goal.  Laune Rangers had a supporters bus travelling to Portmagee on the day, which provided great support to the team and the bus made a stop in Portmagee before setting off for home. The supporters bus will be making the trip to the away County League games this year, and all supporters are welcome!

Skellig Rangers:- Padraig O’Sullivan, Gerard O’Sullivan, Anthony O’Driscoll, Brendan Keating, Aaron O’Shea, Ronan O’Shea, Michael Keating, Bernard Walsh, Aidan O’Sullivan, John Murphy, Darragh O’Sullivan (2-4, 4f, 1pen), Brendan Murphy, Brian O’Driscoll, Diarmuid Keating, Michael O’Sullivan. Subs: Seamus O’Sullivan, Seán Courtney.

Laune Rangers:- Jason Browne (0-1f), Pierce Tyther, Conor Murphy, Cormac Johnston, Patrick Carey (0-2), Jonathan Carey, Seán Arthurs, Jack O’Connor (0-1), Darragh O’Sullivan, Fiachra Clifford (0-1f), Shane McSweeney (1-0), John Tyther (capt, 0-1), David Costelloe, Dáire Cleary (1-2), Kieran Doona (0-2). Subs: Michael O’Sullivan for J Carey, Shane Daly for D O’Sullivan, Aidan Cox for P Tyther, Mark O’Connor for Costelloe, Colm O’Shea for Clifford, Liam Quirke for Murphy.

Mid Kerry Under 21 Championship Final:- Glenbeigh/Glencar/Cromane vs Laune Rangers. 18/03/2019

posted 18 Mar 2019, 14:22 by Laune Rangers

Glenbeigh/Glencar/Cromane 0-9, Laune Rangers 1-11

Laune Rangers are Mid Kerry Under 21 Champions for 2019, following defeat of Glenbeigh/Glencar/Cromane in a hugely exciting Final played in Cromane on Monday afternoon. The game was originally scheduled to be played in Beaufort, but it was ruled unplayable and a coin-toss decided GGC had home advantage on the day.

Playing against a strong breeze in the first half, Laune Rangers started the brighter and were ahead by 0-4 to 0-1 after ten minutes – Dara Casey putting GGC ahead before Dáire Cleary, Shane Doona, Patrick Daly (free) and Fiachra Clifford (free) pointed for Rangers. GGC got back into the game with points from Adrian O’Connor and Caolim Teahan (free) to leave Rangers ahead by 0-4 to 0-3 with fifteen minutes played.

Points by Liam Roche & Caolim Teahan (free) gave the hosts the lead by the minimum at the break. Half Time Score:- Glenbeigh/Glencar/Cromane 0-5, Laune Rangers 0-4.

As so often happens, the wind that had favoured GGC in the first half calmed considerably before and during the break, and there was little in the way of a breeze behind Rangers for the second period. Laune Rangers levelled matters with a Fiachra Clifford free, only Caolim Teahan to nudge GGC ahead. A Dáire Cleary point was cancelled out by an Adrian O’Connor free, and Caolim Teahan pointed another free to put GGC two ahead – their biggest lead of the game. Laune Rangers’ first goal chance came from a free on the left side of midfield, as a great ball by Conor Murphy found Shane Doona, whose low shot crept just outside the left post.

GGC lost Oisín O’Connor to a black card in the 43rd minute as he pulled down Dáire Cleary en route to goal, but the foul was adjudged to have occurred outside the square which meant Rangers had to settle for a pointed free by Fiachra Clifford. With 15 minutes to play, GGC led Rangers by 0-8 to 0-7.

The breeze began to stiffen at the backs of the Rangers during the final quarter, and a point by substitute Roan Moriarty had them level by the 47th minute. Fiachra Clifford pointed a free to give Rangers the lead, but Caolim Teahan levelled the game at 0-9 a piece with a 53rd minute pointed free for GGC. Rangers had another goal chance when some great speed and skill by Dáire Cleary put him through on goal, only for his shot to be saved by Donal O’Neill in the GGC goal. The stalemate was maintained until the 61st minute when Fiachra Clifford scored a fantastic point to give Rangers the lead. Clifford added a well taken free to go two ahead deep in injury time and, after GGC had swept forward in search of a winning goal, it was Laune Rangers who hit the net for the game’s only goal with the last kick of the game – Dáire Cleary, Matt Leslie and Shane Doona attacking against a single GGC defender, and it was Shane Doona who hit the net to secure the win for Rangers – a third Mid Kerry U21 title in six years for the Killorglin men. Full Time Score:- Glenbeigh/Glencar/Cromane 0-9, Laune Rangers 1-11.

After the game, Mid Kerry Board Chairman Tim Coffey presented the Eugie Ferris Memorial Cup to winning captain Fiachra Clifford, who was also awarded the official Man of the Match trophy.

Glenbeigh/Glencar/Cromane:- Donal O’Neill, Ethan Griffin, Caoilte Purcell, Conor Sugrue, Sean T Sheahan, Oisín O’Connor, Maurice O’Connor, Caolim Teahan (capt, 0-5, 4f), Cathal Crosby, Adrian O’Connor (0-2, 1f), Tommy Quirke, Liam Roche (0-1), Dara Casey (0-1), Shane O’Neill, Dara McKeefrey. Subs: Jack O’Sullivan, Jack Clifford, Gearoid Griffin, Daniel Kelly, Brice Dourieu; Mikey O’Sullivan, Aaron Heffernan, Jason Clifford, Shane Ahern, Patrick Griffin, Ronan Foley.

Laune Rangers:- Padraig Ahern, Pierce Tyther, Seán Arthurs, Darragh O’Shea, David Mangan, Patrick Carey, James Hurley, Conor Murphy, Darragh O’Sullivan, Cian O’Shea, Fiachra Clifford (capt, 0-6, 5f), Patrick Daly (0-1f), Mark O’Connor, Dáire Cleary (0-2), Shane Doona (1-1). Subs: Seán Cleary, Roan Moriarty (0-1), Rory O’Connor, Matthew Leslie; Oisín Daly, Jack Evans, Neil O’Brien, Daragh O’Connor.

County Senior Football League Division Four Round 1:- Laune Rangers vs Renard. 10/03/2019

posted 10 Mar 2019, 10:11 by Laune Rangers

The sun peeps out from behind the rainclouds as the teams receive their post match words from their managers.

Laune Rangers 2-4, Renard 1-5

The County Senior Football Leagues got underway this weekend, as Laune Rangers began life in Division Four with a home tie against Renard. Kerry Senior & U20 squad members Peter Crowley, Fiachra Clifford and Dáire Cleary were released to play for their club in Round 1 to strengthen Rangers cause, although Jonathan Carey was unavailable to the home side. Renard, on the other hand, were without Killian Young and Rob Wharton through injury.

In difficult conditions, Laune Rangers got the only two scores of the first quarter – goalkeeper Jason Browne scoring a super 45 & Patrick Carey also pointing an excellent point from play. Patrick Daly added a well taken pointed free. Rangers were now dominating the possession but were unable to convert that to scores, mainly due to the excellent Renard defence who blocked down Rangers shots time and again. This kept the visitors in the game, and a pointed free by Dara Fitzgerald saw the sides separated by just two points at the break. Half Time Score:- Laune Rangers 0-3, Renard 0-1.

Jim Sugrue scored an excellent point to leave the minimum between the sides until the 42nd minute, when Dáire Cleary finished a great solo run by hitting the net for Rangers. Cleary hit the net for a second time in the 47th minute, as a Shane McSweeney pass found David Costelloe who forced a great save from Pa McGill only for the rebound to fall to the feet of Cleary for an easy finish. With just under a quarter of the game to play, Laune Rangers led by 2-3 to 0-2.

Renard – with the swirling wind now blowing more in their favour – didn’t let their heads drop and began to chip away at the Rangers lead with a pointed free by Dara Fitzgerald. Kevin Curran was first to reach a dropping ball to knock it past Jason Browne for a Renard goal to leave three between the sides, but David Costelloe added a much needed point for Rangers at the other end. Dara Fitzgerald pointed twice late on for the visitors to leave Rangers sweating but some great defence by the home side – by Pierce Tyther & Conor Murphy in particular – saw the game out. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 2-4, Renard 1-5.

While the wind & rain meant it was no spectacle in terms of free-flowing attacking football, it was important to get two League points on the board in Round 1. For the visitors, Kevin Curran and Dara Fitzgerald produced valuable scores while Brian Sugrue led well from full back. For Rangers, Tyther brothers John and Pierce put in big shifts at midfield and corner back respectively, while Pierce’s comrade at the back Conor Murphy was also excellent. At the opposite end, Dáire Cleary was dangerous throughout and his two goals were crucial.

Laune Rangers travel to Portmagee to face Skellig Rangers in Round 2 of the County League, while Renard host their neighbours St Michaels/Foilmore. These games are scheduled for Sunday, March 24th.

Laune Rangers:- Jason Browne (0-1 ’45), Pierce Tyther, Peter Crowley, Conor Murphy, Patrick Carey (0-1), Cormac Johnston, Seán Arthurs, Jack O'Connor, John Tyther, Patrick Daly (0-1f), Shane McSweeney, Daragh O'Connor, Fiachra Clifford, Dáire Cleary (2-0), David Costelloe (0-1). Subs used: Kieran Doona, Mark O’Connor, Darragh O’Sullivan, Colm O’Shea.

Renard:- Pa McGill, Blaine McCarthy, Brian Sugrue, Alan Curran, Mark Clifford, Cian O’Leary, Brian Curran, Kevin Curran (1-0), Seán O’Connor, Jim Sugrue (0-1), Paudie Casey, Eoghan McCrohan, Dara Fitzgerald (0-4, 2f), Mark Sugrue, Kevin Kelly. Subs used: Ian Moriarty, Ronan Quinlan.

Mid Kerry Senior League Round 3:- Laune Rangers vs Keel. 17/02/2019

posted 17 Feb 2019, 15:22 by Laune Rangers

Laune Rangers 2-13, Keel 1-6

Laune Rangers Seniors picked up their first win of the season at home to Keel on Sunday afternoon. Played for the most part in wet & windy conditions in JP O’Sullivan Park, Laune Rangers took the field with four sets of brothers in their starting fifteen. Careys Johnny & Pa, Tythers John & Pierce, O’Sheas Colm & Cian and O’Connors Jack & Mark all started, with the latter making his full debut at corner forward. 

Laune Ranger took the lead after just 30 seconds with a pointed free by Colm O’Shea. Colm O’Shea and Shane McSweeney added points before some great link up play with Mark O’Connor sent David Costelloe through on goal, and the forward finished his run well by slotting the ball to the net. Another Shane McSweeney point left Rangers ahead by 1-4 to 0-0 with just five minutes played.

Keel composed themselves though, and they capitalized on a lapse in concentration by the Rangers defence to put Terry O’Sullivan through on goal – the veteran forward making no mistake in smashing the ball to the top corner from close range. Keel points from Aaron Murphy & Gary Sayers were cancelled out by super scores by Shane McSweeney & Cian O’Shea respectively to leave Laune Rangers ahead by 1-6 to 1-2 with a quarter played.

The second quarter was less frantic as Laune Rangers were defensively astute & punished Keel’s fouls by scoring three frees though the O’Shea brothers Cian & Colm (2) before the break. Half Time Score:- Laune Rangers 1-9, Keel 1-2.

Mark O’Connor scored the first point of the second half and it was a deserved score for his efforts, having won a number of frees in the first half. Keel were reduced to 14 men in the 38th minute as goalkeeper Cillian Sayers was shown a red card for a striking offence, and Rangers took full advantage, scoring a pointed free through David Costelloe before Shane McSweeney finished a move that he started himself with a well taken goal having linked up with substitute Patrick Daly. Oisin Daly was also introduced in the second half making them the 5th set of brothers to line out together on the day for the home side. With 15 minutes to play, Laune Rangers led by 2-11 to 1-2.

Cian O’Shea added two frees for Rangers in the last quarter while Keel scored four more points through Gary Sayers (3, 2 frees) & Martin Burke, while Rangers also finished with 14 as Daragh O’Connor received his marching orders in the final stages. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 2-13, Keel 1-6.

Laune Rangers:- Vincent Costello, Pierce Tyther, Conor Murphy, Aidan Cox, Jonathan Carey, Cormac Johnston, Patrick Carey, Jack O’Connor, John Tyther, Cian O’Shea (0-4, 3f), Shane McSweeney (1-3), David Costelloe (1-1, 1f), Mark O’Connor (0-1), Colm O’Shea (0-4, 3f), Daragh O’Connor. Subs: Jason Browne for Costello, Seán Arthurs for Cox, Patrick Daly for Colm O’Shea, Morgan O’Sullivan for M O’Connor, Michael O’Sullivan for J Carey, Oisín Daly for P Tyther.

Keel:- Cillian Sayers, Seán Cremins, James Foley, Garret Prendiville, Daniel Ashe, Donal O’Neill, Colin Foley, Luke Flynn, Martin Burke (0-1), Shane Prendiville, Tommy Buckley, Cian Flynn, Gary Sayers (0-4, 2f), Aaron Murphy (0-1), Terry O’Sullivan (1-0). Subs: Liam Clifford, Eoin O’Neill, Seán Langford.

Mid Kerry Senior League Round 2:- Milltown/Castlemaine vs Laune Rangers. 10/02/2019

posted 16 Feb 2019, 15:20 by Laune Rangers

Milltown Castlemaine 2-13, Laune Rangers 1-6

Laune Rangers fell to another defeat in the second game of the 2019 season on Sunday afternoon away at Milltown/Castlemaine. The home side fielded a strong team against a somewhat experimental Rangers side.

There was little between the sides in the early minutes, as early points for the hosts by Jerry Hayes and Jamie O’Shea (2, 1 free) were answered by points from Shane McSweeney and Colm O’Shea (free) – McSweeney returning to the Laune Rangers fold following a County Championship winning year in Cavan with Castlerahan. Milltown/Castlemaine then took control of the game, adding points from Jerome Flynn, Gavin Horan & Jamie O’Shea before Horan finished a great run with an excellent goal. With 17 minutes played, Milltown Castlemaine led by 1-6 to 0-2.

The home team added another point through Jerome Flynn in the second quarter, but Laune Rangers got back into the game with a goal of their own – Jack O’Connor’s effort at a point coming back off the post with Colm O’Shea alert enough to react and palm it to the net. Daragh O’Connor added a point for Rangers to leave four between the sides at the break. Half Time:- Milltown/Castlemaine 1-7, Laune Rangers 1-3.

Colm O’Shea halved the deficit with two frees in the opening minutes of the half, but Milltown responded with points from Donal Dennehy, Pa Wrenn and Jerry Hayes to lead by 1-10 to 1-5 with a quarter to play.

Shane McSweeney added another point for Rangers, but Milltown/Castlemaine capitalized on a few defensive mishaps, adding a second goal through young wing back David Leane who tapped in a spilled ball while Jerome Flynn pointed three more times (2 frees) to add gloss to the scoreline. Full Time Score:- Milltown/Castlemaine 2-13, Laune Rangers 1-6

Milltown/Castlemaine:- Cormac Leane, Ciarán O’Connor, Tadgh McCarthy, Stephen Roche, David Leane (1-0), Pa Wrenn (0-1), Kieran O’Carroll, David Roche, Donal Dennehy (0-1), Craig Counihan, Gavin Horan (1-1), Killian Kerins, Jerome Flynn (0-5, 4f), Jeremiah Hayes (0-2), Jamie O’Shea (0-3, 1f). Subs: Paul Carroll, Dylan O’Neill, Nigel Wrenn, Liam Burke, John Dennehy, Shane Moriarty.

Laune Rangers:- Vincent Costello, Pierce Tyther, Conor Murphy, Neil O’Brien, John Tyther (capt), Cormac Johnston, Pa Carey, Shane McSweeney (0-2), Jack O’Connor, Daniel Whittleton, Daragh O’Connor (0-1), Darragh O’Sullivan, Colm O’Shea (1-3, 3f), Morgan O’Sullivan, David Costelloe. Subs:- Mark O’Connor for M O’Sullivan, Aidan Cox for O’Brien, Mike F Russell for Whittleton, Jonathan Carey for P Tyther, Eamonn Carey for C O’Shea, James Lynch for D O’Connor.

Mid Kerry Senior League Round 1:- Laune Rangers vs Glenbeigh/Glencar. 03/02/2019

posted 16 Feb 2019, 15:15 by Laune Rangers   [ updated 16 Feb 2019, 15:15 ]

Laune Rangers: 0-05, Glenbeigh/Glencar: 3-16

Laune Rangers will be disappointed with their performance in the opening game of the 2019 season against Glenbeigh/Glencar in Round 1 of the Mid Kerry Senior League. Played in Cloon on Sunday afternoon, the visitors led 2-08 to no score at half time. Glenbeigh/Glencar continued to push on in the second half winning comfortably on a score line of 3-16 to 0-05.

Tommy Cahill was on form for the visitors, opening his and Glenbeigh/Glencar’s account with 1-01 in the opening two minutes. Midfielder Colin McGillycuddy palmed the ball to the back of the Laune Rangers net in the 25th minute of the half for the visitors second of the afternoon. Points from Caolim Teahan, Stephen O’Sullivan along with a fisted effort from Jack Brosnan were included in Glenbeigh/Glencar’s opening half scores to let the score at the short whistle, 2-08 to 0-00.

Laune Rangers’ substitute & Senior debutant Mark O’Connor got his side’s opening score in the 2nd minute of the second half before Caolim Teahan, Tommy Cahill and Kieran Courtney pointed for the visitors to extend their lead some more. Tommy Cahill went in for Glenbeigh/Glencar’s third goal in the 7th minute of the half to let the score 3-11 to 0-01.

Further Glenbeigh/Glencar points from Colin McGillycuddy, Jack Brosnan and Jason McKenna extended their lead. Laune Rangers’ points coming from Darragh O’Connor, David Costello and Eamonn Carey before Tommy Cahill put over the last of the afternoon to leave the final score 3-16 to 0-05.

While the performance in the opening game of the season will be disappointing to Rangers, it is hard to read too much into the result as Glenbeigh/Glencar fielded a team much closer to their first XV than Laune Rangers. Rangers gave Senior debuts on the day to Oisin Daly and Mark O’Connor, Aidan Cox returned from an 18 month injury layoff, while Liam Quirke returns after a 3 year spell in New York and Morgan O’Sullivan got his first start under his belt after a number of years of injury/working away from Killorglin. 

Laune Rangers: Jason Browne, Pierce Tyther, Conor Murphy, Seán Arthurs, Michael O’Sullivan, Cormac Johnston, Patrick Carey, Morgan O’Sullivan, Liam Quirke, Neil O’Brien, Daragh O’Connor, James Lynch, Kieran Doona, Colm O’Shea, David Costelloe. SUBS: Óisín Daly, Mark O’Connor, Gavin O’Shea, Eamonn Carey, Aidan Cox

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