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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.