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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.


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