County League - Laune Rangers vs Legion - J.P. O'Sullivan Park, Killorglin
Laune Rangers 1-09
Killarney Legion 0-11
The sun shone down on JP O’Sullivan Park on Saturday evening as Laune Rangers played host to Killarney Legion. A high octane first half saw the sides exchange points in the beginning, through Thomas Moriarty and Denis Sheahan for Legion and Kevin Flynn & Mike Frank Russell for Laune Rangers. Legion then had a goal chance saved at point blank range from Laune Rangers goalkeeper, Jason Browne, before they added points through David Sullivan and Denis Sheahan to give them the lead by 0-4 to 0-2 after 12 minutes. Rangers then kicked into gear though and a super 18 minute period saw them score 6 unanswered points through Kevin Flynn (4), Mike Frank Russell and Shane McSweeney. Flynn then found the net for Rangers with a well taken goal before Legion notched the last score of the half with a point from Aidan Slattery. The score at the break was Laune Rangers 1-8, Legion 0-5.
The second half began at a slower pace – Mike Frank pointed from a free 4 minutes in to give Rangers a 1-9 to 0-5 point lead but that was the home side’s last score of the game as they lost key man Kevin Flynn to injury with 25 minutes to play. Legion went on the assault as they notched four points in two-minute intervals from Mike Sullivan, Billy Maguire, David Sullivan and Conor Keane to make it a 3 point game with all of 18 minutes to play. Legion added two more points from frees through Billy Maguire and Conor Keane and both sides had chances hit the upright but Rangers held out to win by a point. Full Time in Killorglin: Laune Rangers 1-9, Legion 0-11. Key men for Laune Rangers were captain Kieran Crowley and full forward Kevin Flynn who notched up 1-5 in just a 45 minute showing, while David Sheahan and Billy Maguire played well for Legion.
Laune Rangers: Jason Browne, Tommy O’Callaghan, Jeremy O’Callaghan, Chris Riordan, Shane McSweeney, Kieran Crowley, Geoffrey O’Mahony, Maurice Foley, Jack O’Connor, Pa Sheehan, Pa Joy, Johnny Carey, Colm O’Shea, Kevin Flynn, Mike Frank Russell.
Subs used: Eoghan O’Sullivan for Kevin Flynn, Michael O’Sullivan for Jack O’Connor, Shane O’Connor for Pa Sheehan.
Killarney Legion: Andrew O’Connor, Podge O’Connor, Sean McCarthy, Derek Pyne, Chris Davies, Danny Sheahan, Kevin Breen, Shaun Keane, Denis Sheahan, Aidan Slattery, Billy Maguire, Mike Sullivan, Conor Keane, Thomas Moriarty, David Sullivan