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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.