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Peter Crowley

posted 8 May 2016, 15:21 by Laune Rangers   [ updated 9 May 2016, 03:18 ]



Peter Crowley  is a current member of the Kerry Senior Squad, and played at centre back on the All Ireland winning team of 2014.  He was awarded an All Star for his performances in that season.

ABOUT YOURSELF 

Date of Birth:               22nd May 1990

Height:                         6 foot 

Occupation:                Pharmacist

First memory in GAA: Running home from Under 8 training because I didn't want to play

Childhood Hero:          Seamus Moynihan

Hobbies outside of football: Shooting the breeze!



ON THE BALL 


Any pre-match Superstitions: Rub my 3rd knee counter-clockwise 3 times..... (writer detects sarcasm...)

Favourite Venue you have played in: JP O'Sullivan Park and the Mardyke 

Biggest Influence on your Career to Date: Shane O'Sullivan, my old man (his dad Joseph), and always learn a bit from every trainer

Most Memorable sporting moment as a player: On the field after beating Kerin's O'Rahillys in the County championship in 2009 

Biggest Sporting disappointment: Losing to Stacks and being relegated to Intermediate 

What skill do you work at most: Catching and kicking 




OFF THE BALL 

In 10 years time I hope to be: to find Tír na nÓg or the fountain of youth or whatever Mike Frank & John Sheehan are using.  

If there was a transfer market in GAA who would you sign for Rangers: Liam Clifford (St Joseph's, London) 

What do you like most about GAA: The Competition 

How would you improve the GAA: People talking about the state of the GAA  




FAVOURITES 


Favourite sport outside of Football: Basketball

Favourite invention: Mac

Favourite Food: Burrito

Favourite Drink: Cherry coke

Favourite Music: Frank Sinatra & Kendrick Lamar

Favourite Movie: Heat (not the Sandra Bullock one!)

John Tyther

posted 23 Apr 2016, 15:27 by Laune Rangers


John Tyther is one of the younger players in the Laune Rangers Senior Squad, but is fast becoming one of the key players in the team.  He has won a number of medals coming up through the age grades, including three Mid Kerry Minor medals (2011-2013).  He has won two Mid Kerry Under 21 titles including the 2016 championship, where he earned the Man of the Match award in the final.

ABOUT YOURSELF 

Date of Birth:               30th May 1996 

Height:                           6’ 1” 

Occupation:                  Student 

First memory in GAA: Playing out the back of my cousin's house 

Childhood Hero:           Declan O'Sullivan & Steven Gerrard

Hobbies outside of football: Basketball, Soccer, Horse Racing 



ON THE BALL 


Any pre-match Superstitions: Always wear two pairs of socks 

Favourite Venue you have played in: Fitzgerald stadium 

Biggest Influence on your Career to Date: Family 

Most Memorable sporting moment as a player: Winning Mid Kerry Minor Championship 2013 

Biggest Sporting disappointment: Losing to Stacks last year

What skill do you work at most: Kicking with both feet




OFF THE BALL 

In 10 years time I hope to be: Hopefully still playing with a few medals in my back pocket 

I there was a transfer market in GAA who would you sign for Rangers: Conor McManus

What do you like most about GAA: The friends you make and playing in big games

How would you improve the GAA: Have a definite off-season and  no games after end of November




FAVOURITES 


Favourite sport outside of Football: Basketball

Favourite invention: iPhone 

Favourite Food: Roast Chicken

Favourite Drink: Milk

Favourite Music: Pop 

Favourite Movie: The Wolf of Wall Street

Daniel Macbeth

posted 17 Apr 2016, 12:57 by Laune Rangers   [ updated 17 Apr 2016, 13:10 ]


Daniel Macbeth is one of the younger members of the Laune Rangers Senior Squad, but has become an integral part of the team this year.  He has won two Mid Kerry Under 21 championship - including the 2016 title.  He has also three Mid Kerry Minor championship medals, & earned the Man of the Match award in the latter two finals.

ABOUT YOURSELF 

Date of Birth:                9th May 1996

Height:                            6' 3"

Occupation:                   Student

First memory in GAA: Sunday mornings at the Track

Childhood Hero:           David Beckham

Hobbies outside of football: Horse Racing, American Football, Golf



ON THE BALL 


Any pre-match Superstitions: "Superstitions show weakness" (Frampton, C 2016)

Favourite Venue you have played in: Gaelic Grounds, Limerick

Biggest Influence on your Career to Date: Family – although Willy Byrne would say it was all of his words of wisdom in my younger days. 

Most Memorable sporting moment as a player: Winning Mid Kerry Minor as an Under 16

Biggest Sporting disappointment: Relegated to Intermediate after losing to Stacks

What skill do you work at most: I practice kicking scores a lot (Well needed)




OFF THE BALL 

In 10 years time I hope to be: Still playing ball hopefully, location unknown

I there was a transfer market in GAA who would you sign for Rangers: Diarmuid Connelly

What do you like most about GAA: Playing for your own town and the same bunch of lads as you move up through the age ranks

How would you improve the GAA: Bigger incentives to stay in Ireland and continue to play GAA




FAVOURITES 


Favourite sport outside of Football: American Football

Favourite invention: My iPhone & all its amazing apps

Favourite Food: Indian or Thai always go down well

Favourite Drink: Coke (and none of that Diet stuff)

Favourite Music: Pop, Hip Hop. Anything catchy really

Favourite Movie: Law Abiding Citizen, Shawshank Redemption

Paul Larkin

posted 2 Apr 2016, 16:04 by Laune Rangers



Paul Larkin is the most recent addition to Laune Rangers GAA Club, having moved to Killorglin from Crossmolina, Co Mayo this year.  His most  memorable sporting achievement is a Connacht Schools title in 2008.  

ABOUT YOURSELF 


Date of Birth:                16th December 1991

Height:                            5' 10"

Occupation:                   Farm Manager

First memory in GAA: 1997 All Ireland Final - Mayo vs Kerry

Childhood Hero:           Ciarán McDonald - Mayo

Hobbies outside of football: Soccer, Farming



ON THE BALL 


Any pre-match Superstitions: None

Favourite Venue you have played in: MacHale Park, Castlebar

Biggest Influence on your Career to Date: Family 

Most Memorable sporting moment as a player: Man of the Match in Connacht Schools Final

Biggest Sporting disappointment: Losing All Ireland Schools Final to Kenmare

What skill do you work at most: Kick-passing & dispossessing opponents




OFF THE BALL 

In 10 years time I hope to be: The Proud holder of a County Senior medal

I there was a transfer market in GAA who would you sign for Rangers: Michael Murphy (Donegal)

What do you like most about GAA: Making friends with people of all ages 

How would you improve the GAA: More officials or technology for off the ball incidents




FAVOURITES 


Favourite sport outside of Football: Soccer

Favourite invention: iPhone

Favourite Food: Steak & Spuds

Favourite Drink: Rock Shandy (or a pint of skimmed milk!)

Favourite Music: Pop

Favourite Movie: The Waterboy

Colm O'Shea

posted 2 Apr 2016, 15:37 by Laune Rangers   [ updated 11 Apr 2016, 03:45 ]


Colm O'Shea has been part of the Laune Rangers Senior panel for 8 years.  He has won 3 Mid Kerry Senior Leagues, as well as County Division 1 titles at Under 14 and Under 16 level and 3 Mid Kerry Minor titles.  He is involved in the 2016 Under 14 management team also.

ABOUT YOURSELF 

Date of Birth:               12th March 1990

Height:                         6ft

Occupation:                Acccounts Assistant - Finance 

First memory in GAA: Laune Rangers in Croke Park 1996

Childhood Hero:          Mike Frank Russell

Hobbies outside of football: Soccer, Farming, Cycling, TV, Socializing with friends.



ON THE BALL 


Any pre-match Superstitions: Weetabix the night before a game

Favourite Venue you have played in: JP O'Sullivan Park

Biggest Influence on your Career to Date: Parents and Coaches

Most Memorable sporting moment as a player: U14 County title win in Beaufort vs Dr Crokes.

Biggest Sporting disappointment: Losing in relegation game in 2015 

What skill do you work at most: Kicking




OFF THE BALL 

In 10 years time I hope to be: Playing County Championship with Laune Rangers

I there was a transfer market in GAA who would you sign for Rangers: Micheal Murphy - Donegal

What do you like most about GAA: Summer evening Training and meeting up with friends

How would you improve the GAA: Close season for players




FAVOURITES 


Favourite sport outside of Football: Soccer

Favourite invention: Smartphone

Favourite Food: Chicken Curry

Favourite Drink: Heineken

Favourite Music: U2

Favourite Movie: The Dark Knight

Ronan Sayers

posted 28 Mar 2016, 04:07 by Laune Rangers


Ronan Sayers transferred to Laune Rangers from Keel at the beginning of the 2015 season.  He has a Mid Kerry Senior Championship and a County Under 14 Championship in his career to date.


ABOUT YOURSELF 


Date of Birth:               9th July 1990

Height:                           5' 11"

Occupation:                  Bookmakers 

First memory in GAA: Playing mini 7s in Primary School.

Childhood Hero:          Maurice Fitzgerald 

Hobbies outside of football: Keeping active, Soccer, Gym, Farming



ON THE BALL 


Any pre-match Superstitions: Gear Bag packed nice and tidy

Favourite Venue you have played in: Fitzgerald Stadium 

Biggest Influence on your Career to Date: Family, Friends & Trainers 

Most Memorable sporting moment as a player: Winning U14 County Championship 

Biggest Sporting disappointment:  Relegation from County Championship in 2015

What skill do you work at most: Different Styles of kick pass




OFF THE BALL 

In 10 years time I hope to be: Retired 

I there was a transfer market in GAA who would you sign for Rangers: Cillian O'Connor (Mayo) 

What do you like most about GAA: Winning 

How would you improve the GAA: Allow tap & go frees



FAVOURITES 

Favourite sport outside of Football: MMA 

Favourite invention: iPhone

Favourite Food: Steak

Favourite Drink: Water

Favourite Music: EDM 

Favourite Movie: Training Day

Tony Lyons

posted 8 Mar 2016, 13:19 by Laune Rangers   [ updated 20 Mar 2016, 13:14 ]


Tony Lyons has been Laune Rangers number 1 goalkeeper since the retirement of his cousin Peter Lyons - and now enters his 15th season between the sticks as Senior goalkeeper.  His list of sporting achivements is one to behold:-

1 Hogan Cup, 1 Munster Colleges, 1 Kerry Colleges, 1 Senior Club Championship, 2 Co League Div One, 1 Co League Div Two, 2 Co League Div Five, 3 Co League Div Six, 3 Molyneaux Cups, 7 Mid Kerry Championships, 5 Mid Kerry Leagues, 1 All Ireland Freshers League (UL), 1 All Ireland U14 (Feile), Various Soccer Leagues & Cups (Killorglin AFC & Lisselton Rovers AFC), Represented Kerry in EA Sports Cup (FAI League Cup)


ABOUT YOURSELF 


Date of Birth:               17th April 1978 

Height:                         5' 10"

Occupation:                Accountant 

First memory in GAA: 1986 All Ireland Final Kerry vs Tyrone & Pat Spillane fisted goal.

Childhood Hero:          Peter Schmeichel & Marco Van Basten 

Hobbies outside of football: Soccer, Golf, Coaching underage GAA Teams within the club



ON THE BALL 


Any pre-match Superstitions: Walking the dog to stretch the legs before games

Favourite Venue you have played in: Gaelic Grounds (Limerick), Fitzgerald Stadium 

Biggest Influence on your Career to Date: Parents Tony & Kathleen, Cousin Peter Lyons, Previous Coaches John Evans & James Sheehan 

Most Memorable sporting moment as a player: Winning All Ireland Colleges with ISK in Croke Park and the trip into Killorglin that night, Winning All Ireland U14 (Feile) with teammates in Meath and the trip home 

Biggest Sporting disappointment: Losing any of the U21 and Senior County finals 

What skill do you work at most: Practice kick outs and work with teammates on shot stopping on evenings when we are not training 




OFF THE BALL 

In 10 years time I hope to be: I hope to be involved with training teams within the club (and still happily married!!) 

I there was a transfer market in GAA who would you sign for Rangers: Recently Declan O'Sullivan, previously Mike Hassett 

What do you like most about GAA: Making teammates and friends for life; the social side of the game particularly after Championship wins

How would you improve the GAA: Think it is too county focused – need to consider club players more in terms of putting a calendar in place defining a start and end to a season and giving time off in the Winter 



FAVOURITES 

Favourite sport outside of Football: Soccer 

Favourite invention: iPhone

Favourite Food: Steak & Mash

Favourite Drink: I'm a devil for the soft drinks - Ginger Ale

Favourite Music: Kodaline 

Favourite Movie: Ted & Ted 2

Kieran Crowley

posted 8 Mar 2016, 13:00 by Laune Rangers



Kieran Crowley is the vice-captain of the Laune Rangers Senior side for 2016.  2 Mid Kerry Senior Championships headline his sporting achivements, & he has been one of the most consistent backs in Kerry Club football over the past decade.


ABOUT YOURSELF 


Date of Birth:               13th July 1986 

Height:                         5' 11¾"

Occupation:                Engineer 

First memory in GAA: Sunday morning football with Willie Fitz 

Childhood Hero:          Niall Quinn 

Hobbies outside of football: Golf, Cinema, Hiking



ON THE BALL 


Any pre-match Superstitions: None

Favourite Venue you have played in: Scoil Mhuire pitch around the back 

Biggest Influence on your Career to Date: Family 

Most Memorable sporting moment as a player: Winning U14 Mid Kerry Championship  

Biggest Sporting disappointment: Aftermath of Stacks game last year 

What skill do you work at most: Chris Riordan dummy solo - will never match the original! 




OFF THE BALL 

In 10 years time I hope to be: 6 foot! 

I there was a transfer market in GAA who would you sign for Rangers: Seamie Foley 

What do you like most about GAA: Friends made with people of all ages 

How would you improve the GAA: Have a definite off-season 




FAVOURITES 


Favourite sport outside of Football: Rugby 

Favourite invention: Pillow

Favourite Food: Chocolate

Favourite Drink: Milk 

Favourite Music: The Beatles 

Favourite Movie: Home Alone

Maurice Foley

posted 6 Mar 2016, 15:42 by Laune Rangers



Maurice Foley has won three Mid Kerry Championships (2004, 2005, 2006) in the early stages of his career, as well as a number of Mid Kerry Senior Leagues and numerous underage medals.  Maurice has been appointed Laune Rangers Senior Team captain for 2016

ABOUT YOURSELF

Date of Birth:               28th January 1985

Height:                         6’ 1”

Occupation:                Carpenter

First memory in GAA: Parish League with Willie Fitz

Childhood Hero:          Dara O Sé

Hobbies outside of football: Cycling, Soccer and Socialising



ON THE BALL


Any pre-match Superstitions: I have to eat no later than three hours before game

Favourite Venue you have played in: Fitzgerald stadium

Biggest Influence on your Career to Date: My father and John Evans

Most Memorable sporting moment as a player: Marking Dara O’Sé in Co Championship

Biggest Sporting disappointment: Losing to Stacks and being relegated to Intermediate

What skill do you work at most: Catching and kicking




OFF THE BALL

In 10 years time I hope to be: up on the grass bank shouting on the Rangers as a retired millionaire

I there was a transfer market in GAA who would you sign for Rangers: Brian Fenton (Dublin)

What do you like most about GAA: Good friends & craic with the boys

How would you improve the GAA: Making a Fixed season – no games after October




FAVOURITES


Favourite sport outside of Football: Soccer

Favourite invention: iPhone

Favourite Food: Steak

Favourite Drink: Carlsberg

Favourite Music: Kings of Leon

Favourite Movie: Gladiator

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