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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. 

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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.