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County Senior Football Leagues:- Division Three: Keel vs Laune Rangers. Division Six: Kenmare B vs Laune Rangers B. 08/03/2020

posted 8 Mar 2020, 15:13 by Laune Rangers   [ updated 8 Mar 2020, 16:03 ]

Keel 0-7, Laune Rangers 0-7

Points were shared between two Mid Kerry rivals on Sunday afternoon as the County Senior Football Leagues got underway with Keel entertaining Laune Rangers.

Keel led by 0-2 to 0-0 in the early minutes with points from Gary Sayers & Aaron Murphy (free) but Rangers got on the scoreboard with a well taken pointed free into a stiff breeze by Jason Browne, leaving the home side leading by 0-2 to 0-1 with fifteen minutes played.

The second quarter was one way traffic, with Gary Sayers pointing three times from nearly the same patch of grass to give the hosts a strong lead going into the break. Half Time Score:- Keel 0-5, Laune Rangers 0-1.

Keel opened the scoring at the start of the second half to increase their lead, but Rangers then got going beginning with pointed free from Rangers captain Fiachra Clifford. Jason Browne added his second long range point before Kieran Doona pointed Rangers first from play – Mikey O’Sullivan with an excellent interception in the build up to the score. With fifteen minutes to play, Keel led by 0-6 to 0-4.

The final quarter was quite broken as the referee’s notebook was kept busy with a number of yellow cards issued. Johnny Carey received his second yellow to reduce Rangers to 14 men. Dáire Cleary pointed a free – claiming an excellent mark to win the free shot – to reduce the gap to the minimum, but Gary Sayers restored the two point margin with a pointed free for the hosts. Parity in personnel was restored momentarily when Keel’s Martin Burke received his marching orders for two yellow cards, as Fiachra Clifford pointed a free for Rangers. However, Mikey O’Sullivan was issued with his second yellow card to reduce Rangers to 13 men to give Keel some impetus. Rangers replied well from this though, and had two late goal chances that could have won the game – the first from Daragh O’Connor whose shot was stopped by the outstretched legs of a defender, and the second when Dáire Cleary chose to tap it over the bar to level matters as the game entered injury time.

Both sides had their chances to win the game late on. Gary Sayers’s shot went just wide for the home side, before a late chance forced a 45’ for Rangers. Jason Browne’s shot sailed agonisingly wide though with the final kick of the game. The final whistle was blown to see spoils shared – a fair result for both teams. Full Time Score:- Keel 0-7, Laune Rangers 0-7.

Keel:- Stephen Cahillane (capt), Gavin Evans, Donal O’Neill, Seán Corcoran, Aaron Cahillane, Luke Flynn, Thomas Ladden, Dara O’Dowd, Eoin O’Neill, Tommy Buckley, Gary Murphy, Gary Sayers (0-5, 1f), Aaron Murphy (0-2f), Martin Burke. Sub: Dylan Prendergast.

Laune Rangers:- Jason Browne (0-2f), James Hurley, Seán Arthurs, Pierce Tyther, Patrick Carey, Jonathan Carey, Eoin Clifford, Shane Daly, Michael O’Sullivan, Ronan O’Shea, Fiachra Clifford (capt, 0-2f), Shane McSweeney, Dáire Cleary (0-2, 1f), John Tyther, David Costelloe. Subs: Kieran Doona (0-1) for Ronan O’Shea, Daragh O’Connor for Hurley, Mark O’Connor for Costelloe, Michael F Russell for McSweeney.

Kenmare B 2-13, Laune Rangers B 1-8

Laune Rangers B:- Back (L to R): Paudie Russell (selector), Tim Cronin (selector), Eric Dunlea, Paul O'Brien (player/selector), Gavin O'Shea, Liam Quirke, Colm O'Shea, Eamonn Carey, Paudie O'Shea (player/manager), Mary Quirke (chairperson/no 1 supporter), Morgan O'Sullivan (maor foirne).  Front (L to R): Dáire Clifford, Stephen Sealy, Jack Evans, Oisín Daly, Darren O'Riordan, Vinny Costello, Patrick Daly, James Lynch.

Laune Rangers B team made their comeback to the County Senior Football Leagues with a visit to Kenmare B on Sunday afternoon. Due to a few injuries and work commitments just 13 players travelled. As the option of playing 13 a side was not afforded to Rangers, management had to provide the other 2 players, Paudie O'Shea and Paul O’Brien duly obliging. This did not deter Rangers in any way, and they opened the scoring with a nice run and point by Eric Dunlea. Kenmare, playing with the wind, replied with four points. Pa Daly put over two pointed frees before Kenmare finished strong with another 5 points. Half Time Score:- Kenmare B 0-9, Laune Rangers B 0-3.

Rangers started the second half with more intensity and pulled a couple of points back from Patrick Daly – 1 from play and 1 free, but the hosts soon added two further points. A turnover in midfield resulted in a goal for Kenmare, but an opportunistic goal by Jack Evans cancelled it out, and an outside of the boot point by Gavin O’Shea left the score at 1-11 to 1-6 in favour of Kenmare with 20 minutes to go.

It was nip and tuck for the last 20 minutes as two points from Kenmare were cancelled out by points through Pa Daly (free) and another through Paudie O'Shea. Kenmare then scored a second goal with the last attack of the game. Full Time Score:- Kenmare B 2-13, Laune Rangers B 1-8.

In all, it was a very solid return to the County Leagues for Laune Rangers and this game will stand to them with a number of players yet to return.

Laune Rangers B:- Vincent Costello, Dáire Clifford, Darren O’Riordan, James Lynch, Eric Dunlea (0-1), Oisín Daly, Liam Quirke, Patrick Daly (0-5, 4f), Stephen Sealy, Gavin O’Shea (0-1), Colm O’Shea, Eamonn Carey, Paudie O’Shea (0-1), Jack Evans (1-0), Paul O’Brien.

Mid Kerry Senior League Round 4 (rescheduled):- Cromane vs Laune Rangers. 01/03/2020

posted 1 Mar 2020, 11:05 by Laune Rangers   [ updated 1 Mar 2020, 11:06 ]

Back (L to R):- Shane Daly, Kieran Doona, Evan Madden, Jason Browne, Eoin Clifford, David Costelloe, Stephen Sealy, Jonathan Carey, Colm O'Mahony. Front (L to R):- Shane Doona, Ronan O'Shea, John Tyther, Dáire Cleary, Patrick Carey, Michael O'Sullivan, Neil O'Brien, Seán Arthurs, Mark O'Connor. Missing from photo: James Hurley, Shane McSweeney.

Cromane 1-9, Laune Rangers 1-9

Laune Rangers will contest the Final of the Mid Kerry Senior League following a hard fought draw against Cromane in the final round-robin game on Sunday, which was played in Cromane.

Rangers went ahead in the first minute with a point from Shane Doona and, after Cromane had taken the lead with points from Mikey Houlihan & Emmet Casey, Rangers wrestled it back with points from David Costelloe and Shane Doona. The home side had taken the lead by the quarter mark though – an alert Darren Houlihan getting the rub of the green when his penalty was excellently saved by Jason Browne only for the rebound to fall his way for a tap in goal. With fifteen minutes played, Cromane led by 1-2 to 0-3.

Seán O’Sullivan extended Cromane’s lead with a free, but Rangers dominated the second quarter. A pointed free by Dáire Cleary was followed up by a goal for the visitors to see the lead change hands again – Mikey O’Sullivan with an excellent pass in to David Costelloe who did well to gain and hold the ball in contact before kicking it to the net. A pointed free by Dáire Cleary saw Rangers going into the break with a two point lead. Half Time Score:- Cromane 1-3, Laune Rangers 1-5.

Kieran Doona was introduced at the interval for his brother Shane, and scored the first point of the 2nd Half to extend the Rangers lead. However, Cromane responded well and were level by the 46th minute – Mikey Houlihan and Seán O’Sullivan (2 frees) scoring to see the sides level at 1-6 a piece with a little less than a quarter of the game to play.

John Tyther, Dáire Cleary and David Costelloe points put Rangers ahead by three again, but the home side stayed in the game and scored three points of their own in the final five minutes through Seán O’Sullivan (2 frees) & Darren Houlihan (45’). Cromane had a chance to win it with the last kick of the game, but Darren Houlihan’s long free dropped short and the Rangers defence dealt with it. Cromane introduced Ian Costelloe late on to come up against his brother David on the Rangers team. Full Time Score:- Cromane 1-9, Laune Rangers 1-9.

Rangers stuck with the rotation policy they have used in this competition so far, with Senior debutant Evan Madden’s introduction at Half Time making him the 37th different player used over five games. The County Senior Football Leagues get underway next weekend with the A team facing Keel & B Team taking on Kenmare B – both away from home.

Cromane:- Sean Teahan, Liam Teahan, Cathal Crosbie, Ethan Griffin, Éanna Healy, Conor Sugrue, Brice Dourieu, Niall Dennehy, Donnchadh Walsh, Finbar Casey, Darren Houlihan (1-1, 1f), Danny O’Shea, Emmet Casey (0-1), Mikey Houlihan (0-2), Seán O’Sullivan (0-5f). Subs: Ian Costelloe for O’Shea, Danny Healy for F Casey.

Laune Rangers:- Jason Browne, James Hurley, Jonathan Carey, Colm O’Mahony, Patrick Carey, Seán Arthurs, Eoin Clifford, Shane Daly, Michael O’Sullivan (capt), Shane McSweeney, Dáire Cleary (0-3, 2f), Mark O’Connor, David Costelloe (1-2), John Tyther (0-1), Shane Doona (0-2). Subs: Kieran Doona (0-1) for S Doona, Evan Madden for J Carey, Neil O’Brien for Hurley, Ronan O’Shea for O’Connor, Stephen Sealy for Costelloe.

Mid Kerry Senior League Round 5:- Laune Rangers vs Milltown/Castlemaine. 23/02/2020

posted 23 Feb 2020, 09:47 by Laune Rangers

Laune Rangers Senior Squad vs Milltown/Castlemaine:- Back (L to R): Jason Browne, Shane Daly, Mark O'Connor, John Tyther, David Costelloe, Cormac Johnston, Daragh O'Connor, Mikey O'Sullivan, James Hurley, Colm O'Mahony. Front (L to R): Michael F Russell, Patrick Carey, Neil O'Brien, Shane McSweeney, Dáire Cleary, Ronan O'Shea, Eoin Clifford, Stephen Sealy, Pierce Tyther, Shane Doona, Fiachra Clifford. (missing from photo: Kieran Doona)

Laune Rangers 1-11, Milltown/Castlemaine 1-4

Laune Rangers hosted Milltown/Castlemaine on Sunday morning, coming out on top by four points at JP O’Sullivan Park. The Laune Rangers team including two players making their full debut – James Hurley and Eoin Clifford making their first starts for the Senior side.

Milltown/Castlemaine took the lead in the first passage of play when Jonathan O’Sullivan pointed from a tight angle, before Dáire Cleary pointed a free to level matters only for the visitors to go downfield immediately to go ahead again through Cathal Moriarty. However, Rangers grasped a lead in the 12th minute that they would not relinquish – Fiachra Clifford capitalizing on a wayward free by Milltown ‘keeper Cormac Leane, keeping his nerve to dispatch to the net for a goal. Clifford added a well taken point to leave Rangers ahead by 1-2 to 0-2 with a quarter played.

Craig Counihan saw a Milltown point nullified by a pointed free by Dáire Cleary, before Cathal Moriarty pointed again for the visitors. Rangers finished the half strongly though, with Patrick Carey & Dáire Cleary (free) pointing to double the home lead before the break. Half Time Score:- Laune Rangers 1-5, Milltown/Castlemaine 0-4.

Ronan O’Shea punched over a point within a minute of his introduction at the interval before Dáire Cleary knocked over his fourth free of the day. With 45 minutes played, Laune Rangers led by 1-7 to 0-4.

Dylan O’Neill pointed for the away side, before David Costelloe got on the scoreboard twice for Rangers following his third quarter introduction. Fiachra Clifford added a free before Shane Daly scored from long range to extend the lead to nine points. Milltown/Castlemaine halved the gap before the final whistle, however. Pointed frees by Jonathan O’Sullivan and Cathal Moriarty were followed by a successful penalty dispatched by Moriarty, after Colm O’Mahony was adjudged to have picked up a ball from the ground inside the square. This would prove to be the final score of the game, though. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 1-11, Milltown/Castlemaine 1-7.

Laune Rangers:- Jason Browne, Pierce Tyther, James Hurley, Colm O’Mahony, Eoin Clifford, Neil O’Brien, Patrick Carey (0-1), Shane Daly (0-1), Michael O’Sullivan, Shane McSweeney (capt), Fiachra Clifford (1-2, f), John Tyther, Dáire Cleary (0-4f), Kieran Doona, Mark O’Connor. Subs: Ronan O’Shea (0-1) for O’Connor, Daragh O’Connor for J Tyther, Michael F Russell for Doona, David Costelloe (0-2) for Cleary, Cormac Johnston for O’Brien; Stephen Sealy, Shane Doona.

Milltown/Castlemaine:- Cormac Leane, Stephen Roche (capt), Tadgh McCarthy, Paul Carroll, Kieran O’Carroll, Gavin Horan, Killian Kerins, David Roche, Donal Dennehy, John Dennehy, Eoghan O’Brien, Craig Counihan (0-1), Dylan O’Neill (0-1), Cathal Moriarty (1-3, pen 1f), Jonathan O’Sullivan (0-2, 1f). Sub: Pa Wrenn for K O’Carroll.

Mid Kerry Senior League Round 3:- Keel vs Laune Rangers. 09/02/2020

posted 9 Feb 2020, 09:49 by Laune Rangers

Keel 0-11, Laune Rangers 2-9

Laune Rangers picked up their second win of the Mid Kerry League campaign on Sunday afternoon with an away victory against Keel. Much like last week, Rangers rested their U21 contingent that played the previous day from Sunday’s starting team, providing the opportunity to give a large number of the Senior squad significant game time across the weekend.

Keel led in the early stages with two frees scored by Aaron Murphy. However, Rangers began put some good play together and were level by the 7th minute with two well taken points by Kieran Doona. Cillian Dowd put the hosts ahead again before a pointed free by Colm O’Shea levelled matters at 0-3 a piece with a quarter played.

Rangers took the lead in the 22nd minute as David Costelloe snuck in and – when a ball broke in his favour – was left one on one with Keel goalkeeper Stephen Cahillane and finished to the net. Cian Flynn and Aaron Murphy (free) points was a good response for Keel, but a good move for Rangers saw great passes from Johnny Carey to Michael O’Sullivan to Colm O’Shea who scored the last point of the first period. Half Time Score:- Keel 0-5, Laune Rangers 1-4.

Keel were level three minutes after the restart with two Aaron Murphy points – the first coming from the new offensive mark rule. However, Laune Rangers pushed on from here and dominated possession for the remainder of the first quarter. Kieran Doona, Shane Mc Sweeney and Patrick Daly pointed before McSweeney hit the net for Rangers second goal to leave Rangers leading by 2-7 to 0-7 with fifteen minutes to play.

Patrick Daly and Aaron Murphy twice traded points to keep the six point gap between the sides, but Murphy kicked his 8th point of the game from a free and Tom Ladden pointed with the last kick of the game. Full Time Score:- Keel 0-11, Laune Rangers 2-9.

Keel:- Stephen Cahillane, Seán Cremins, Aaron Cahillane, Gavin Evans, Seán Corcoran, Thomas Ladden (0-1), Daniel Ashe, Darragh O’Dowd, Tommy Buckley, Gary Murphy, Aaron Murphy (0-8, 6f), Eoin O’Neill, Cillian Murphy, Cillian Dowd (0-1), Cian Flynn (0-1). Subs: Colin Foley, Liam Clifford, Sean Langford.

Laune Rangers:- Jason Browne, Pierce Tyther, Jonathan Carey, Colm O’Mahony, Neil O’Brien (capt), John Tyther, Cormac Johnston, Shane Daly, Michael O’Sullivan, Patrick Daly (0-3, 2f), Shane McSweeney (0-1), Daragh O’Connor, Colm O’Shea (0-2, 1f), Kieran Doona (0-3), David Costelloe. Subs: Seán Arthurs for J Tyther, Eamonn Carey for O’Connor, Oisín Daly for Johnston.

Mid Kerry Under 21 Championship Semi Final:- Laune Rangers 1-12, Keel/Listry 1-2. 8/2/2020

posted 8 Feb 2020, 13:06 by Laune Rangers

Laune Rangers 1-12, Keel/Listry 1-2

Laune Rangers will contest the Mid Kerry Under 21 Championship Final again in 2020, following defeat of Keel/Listry in JP O’Sullivan Park on Saturday afternoon.

Playing with a strong breeze behind them in the first half, Rangers were ahead by five points after as many minutes – Shane Doona and Fiachra Clifford scoring early points before Shane Doona capitalized on a super Mark O’Connor pass to find the top corner of the net for a super goal. Ronan O’Shea & Eoin Clifford added points for Rangers to leave the hosts ahead by 1-4 to 0-0 with a quarter played.

The trend continued in the 2nd quarter as Shane Doona, Dáire Cleary (free), Fiachra Clifford, Evan Madden and Mark O’Connor all kicked points to leave Rangers in a commanding lead at the break – Keel/Listry struggling against the wind and rain and didn’t register a shot in the opening period. Half Time Score:- Laune Rangers 1-9, Keel/Listry 0-0.

Keel/Listry got onto the scoreboard early in the second half – Barry Keane pointing two frees for his side with the first one in particular catching the eye. Laune Rangers had plenty of possession against the breeze and scored their first point of the second half through a well taken Dáire Cleary free to leave the home side ahead by 1-10 to 0-2 with fifteen minutes to play.

Keel/Listry found the net in the 46th minute as Rangers goalkeeper Jack Evans was caught off his line by a lobbed shot by Barry Keane, but this would be the visitors’ final score of the game. Dáire Cleary scored his third pointed free before a foul on him denied him a goal-scoring chance, saw Cleary leave the field with a knock and his marker receive a black card and sin-bin. Fiachra Clifford scored the final point of the game with a free to see Rangers win by ten. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 1-12, Keel/Listry 1-2.

Laune Rangers now move on to the Mid Kerry Under 21 Final hoping to defend the title they won in 2019. They will face Glenbeigh/Glencar/Cromane in the decider following GGC’s win against Milltown/Castlemaine on Saturday.

Laune Rangers:- Jack Evans, Seán Cleary, Seán Arthurs, Evan Madden (0-1), Eoin Clifford (0-1), Patrick Carey (capt), Oisín Daly, Kevin Fitzpatrick, Stephen Sealy, Mark O’Connor (0-1), Fiachra Clifford (0-3, 1f), Dáire Cleary (0-3f), Ronan O’Shea (0-1), Gearóid Hassett, Shane Doona (1-2). Subs: Daragh O’Connor for Fitzpatrick, Rory O’Connor for Daly, Matthew Leslie for D Cleary, Darragh O’Shea for Madden.

Keel/Listry:- Cillian Sayers, Caolan Ryan, Garrett Prendiville, Seán Langford, Colin Foley, Seán Corcoran, Seamus Giles, Darragh O’Dowd, Daniel Ashe, Gary Murphy, Seán O’Sullivan, Gearóid Murphy, Ruairí Murphy, Barry Keane (1-2f), Micheál Buckley.

Mid Kerry Senior Football League:- Laune Rangers 0-08 - 2-14 Beaufort - 02/02/2020

posted 2 Feb 2020, 10:13 by Laune Rangers   [ updated 2 Feb 2020, 10:33 ]

Mid Kerry Senior Football League, Round 2 - Sunday 2nd February 2020

Laune Rangers: 0-08

Beaufort: 2-14


A depleted Laune Rangers hosted Beaufort in Round 2 of the Mid Kerry Senior Football League in a very cold and windswept Cloon on Sunday afternoon. The visitors, who made the better use of the strong wind that blew straight down the field, ran out victorious at the final whistle.

It was Beaufort who opened the scoring in the 2nd minute, with a point from corner forward, Daragh Coffey. Laune Rangers, who had the wind in their favour for the opening half, answered with a converted free from the boot of Colm O’Shea in the 3rd minute. Two points in as many minutes from Liam Carey saw Beaufort lead 0-03 to 0-01 in the 5th minute of the opening half. Patrick Daly pointed for the home side in the 10th minute to let the minimum between the sides, 0-03 to 0-02. Colm O’Shea levelled the game in the 16th minute with another pointed free after Cormac Johnston worked hard to win back possession for the home side. Daragh Coffey (Beaufort) and David Costello (Laune Rangers) swapped scores in the minutes that followed to let the game level at 0-04 a piece in the 21st minute of the opening half. Beaufort finished the half strong with another point from Daragh Coffey as well as a Danny Healy effort. Beaufort went in for their first goal at the stroke of half-time, from the boot of Mark Neary, to let the score at the short whistle; Laune Rangers 0-04 to 1-06 Beaufort.

Laune Rangers registered the opening score of the second half with a point from play for Colm O’Shea from the throw in. Beaufort continued to push on, in what was a very lack-lustre 2nd half, and made good use of the wind at their backs notching up a further 3 points from Liam Carey (2nd minute), Daragh Coffey (7th minute) and Michael O’Sullivan (12th minute) to lead 1-09 to 0-05 mind-way through the second half. A 17th minute pointed free from Colm O’Shea was cancelled out by a Daragh Coffey effort for the visitors and it was 1-10 to 0-06 heading in to the final 10 minutes. David Costello and Gavin O’Shea pointed for the home side in the closing minutes but points from Liam Carey(2), Cormac Joy(1) and Daragh Coffey(1) as well as Beaufort’s second goal of the afternoon, a fine shot taken by full forward Liam Carey, saw Beaufort run out victorious on a score line of Laune Rangers 0-08 to 2-14 Beaufort.



Laune Rangers: Jason Browne, Pierce Tyther, Michael O’Sullivan, Neil O’Brien, Cormac Johnston, Johnny Carey, Colm O’Mahony, Shane McSweeney, John Tyther, David Costello(0-02), Patrick Daly(0-01), Eric Dunlea, Mike F. Russell, Eamon Carey, Colm O’Shea(0-04; 3f). SUBS: Oisín Daly, James Hurley, Gavin O’Shea(0-01), Darren Riordan, James Lynch.

Beaufort: Jason Foley, Liam Curran, Nathan Breen, James O’Reilly, Cormac Joy(0-01), Jeremiah O’Sullivan, Pádraig O’Sullivan, Ronan Murphy, Michael Breen(0-01), Fergal Hallissey, Danny Healy(0-01), Mark Neary(1-0), Niall O’Connor, Liam Carey(1-05), Daragh Coffey(0-06).

Referee: Brendan Twiss

Mid Kerry Under 21 Championship Preliminary Round:- Beaufort 2-11, Laune Rangers 2-21. 1/2/2020

posted 1 Feb 2020, 09:37 by Laune Rangers   [ updated 1 Feb 2020, 09:40 ]

Beaufort 2-11, Laune Rangers 2-21

Laune Rangers began their defence of the Mid Kerry Under 21 Championship title on Saturday afternoon with the trip to Beaufort in the preliminary round of the 2020 competition.

The home side led early on, as points from Jack Sweeney (2, 1 free) & Ciarán Kennedy were met by a sole Shane Doona point to put the hosts 0-3 to 0-1 ahead after 5 minutes. Dáire Cleary and Ronan O’Shea levelled matters with points for Rangers, before Ciarán Kennedy knocked the ball to the net from close range to put his side ahead. Laune Rangers began to take control of the game from here though, and points by cousins Eoin & Fiachra Clifford left the minimum between the sides at 0-5 to 1-3 with a quarter played.

The sides were level when Dáire Cleary pointed after beating his markers and completing a fine run, while Fiachra put Rangers ahead for the first time soon afterwards. Gearóid Hassett & Jack Hallissey traded points before Laune Rangers took over at the end of the first half. Points by Dáire Cleary and Shane Doona had the visitors three ahead before that lead was doubled when Gearóid hit the net from close range. Further points by Shane Doona and Fiachra Clifford saw Rangers leading by eight at the break. Half Time Score:- Beaufort 1-4, Laune Rangers 1-12.

Beaufort began the second half brightly, with Ciarán Kennedy scoring three points (2 frees) with Dáire Cleary pointing a free at the other end in the same period to leave the hosts trailing by six after 35 minutes. Dáire Cleary & Jack O’Connor exchanged frees before a great cheer welcomed Kevin Fitzpatrick back for a first appearance on the field of play since a cruciate ligament injury in July 2018. Jack Sweeney (free) and Ronan O’Shea traded points once again before further Rangers scores were added by Fiachra Clifford (free), Patrick Carey and Gearóid Hassett to leave Rangers ahead by 1-18 to 1-9 with fifteen minutes to play.

Dáire Cleary and Fiachra Clifford increased Rangers’ lead with points before Beaufort scored their second goal through substitute Shane O’Sullivan Rouse who finished well to the bottom corner. Gabriel Griffin – introduced himself a few minutes earlier – got his name on the scoresheet before Jack O’Connor pointed a free for Beaufort. If the win wasn’t secured beforehand, Dáire Cleary’s 58th minute goal certainly ended any chance of an unlikely comeback. Jonathan Kissane scored the final point of the game to leave ten points between the sides at the end. Full Time Score:- Beaufort 2-11, Laune Rangers 2-21.

Laune Rangers progress to the Semi Final of the competition, where they will host Keel/Listry next Saturday, February 8th at 2pm.

Beaufort:- Seán Coffey, Seán Kissane, Ethan Coffey, Liam Curran, Mark Neary, Jonathan Kissane (0-1), Kieran O’Sullivan, Ian McGillycuddy, Seán O’Brien, Oisin O’Connor, Jack O’Connor (0-2f), Jack Sweeney (0-3, 2f), Eoin O’Hagan, Ciarán Kennedy (1-4, 2f), Jack Hallissey (0-1). Subs: Shane O’Sullivan Rouse (1-0), Niall Carey.

Laune Rangers:- Jack Evans, Evan Madden, Seán Arthurs, James Hurley, Eoin Clifford (0-1), David Mangan, Oisín Daly, Patrick Carey (capt, 0-1), Stephen Sealy, Mark O’Connor, Fiachra Clifford (0-5, 3f), Dáire Cleary (1-6, 2f), Ronan O’Shea (0-2), Gearóid Hassett (1-2), Shane Doona (0-3). Subs:- Kevin Fitzpatrick for Daly, Seán Cleary for Madden, Gabriel Griffin (0-1) for M O’Connor, Matthew Leslie for E Clifford, Evan Madden for Griffin; Padraig Ahern.

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