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Club News 10/3/2020

posted 10 Mar 2020, 05:01 by Laune Rangers   [ updated 10 Mar 2020, 05:03 ]
Laune Rangers' Ciara O'Brien in action for the Kerry Senior Ladies against Monaghan on Sunday. photo (c) Kerry LGFA / Michael G Kenny

LOTTO: Lotto Results for Monday March 9th 2020. There was no winner of the €6,400 jackpot. The numbers drawn were 03 – 10 – 17 – 30. The Consolation Prizes were won by the following: €100 D Corkery - sold by Pat Pigott; €50 Sinead Russell - sold online; €25 Eileen O'Sullivan - sold by Maura Corcoran; €25 Michael Brosnan. Next week’s Lotto Jackpot will be €6,600.

SENIOR: 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), 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.

B TEAM: 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.

SENIOR FIXTURES: The County Senior Football Leagues continue next weekend. Laune Rangers A travel to Blennerville to play St Pats in Division 3 on Sunday March 15th at 2pm, while Laune Rangers B host Dr Crokes C in Division 6 on Saturday, March 14th at 5:30pm in JP O'Sullivan Park.

MINOR: Laune Rangers Minors got their season off to a winning start on Saturday afternoon, defeating Austin Stacks at home in weather conditions that matched some of the recent storms that hit the area. Before the game was played, a moment’s silence was observed for the late Timmy Sheehan, Austin Stacks stalwart & local sports journalist who passed away suddenly on Tuesday evening. Austin Stacks – with the wind and rain at their backs – were two points up in the first five minutes, but had to wait until the 24th minute for their third as playing conditions were visibly difficult for both sides. Gearóid Hassett scored Rangers’ first point from a free taken off the ground into the wind, before taking the lead just before the break with an excellent goal scored by Rangers midfielder Calum Moriarty. Half Time Score:- Laune Rangers 1-1, Austin Stacks 0-3. Stacks pointed early in the second half before Rangers scored a second goal through Mikey O’Donnell. Stacks responded by scoring another point before Rangers struck the hammer blow by netting their third goal through Matt Leslie. A sixth Stacks point was added but Rangers held on to secure an opening day win. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 3-1, Austin Stacks 0-6. Well Done to the squad and the new Minor management for 2020 – managers Mike Frank Russell & Cian Evans alongside selectors Darragh Burns & Jason O’Sullivan. Laune Rangers Team:- Jake Reenstierna, Seán Cleary, Matt Reenstierna, Daniel Evans, James Treacy, Darragh Mangan, Cathal Crowley, Calum Moriarty (1-0), Rory O’Connor, Matt Leslie (1-0), Marc Clifford, Callum Russell, Michael O’Donnell (1-0), Gearóid Hassett (capt, 0-1f), Jack Healy. Subs: Jack O’Sullivan, Ryan Diggin, Patrick Brennan, Ryan O’Sullivan.

MINOR FIXTURE: Laune Rangers host Killarney Legion on Saturday next, March 14th in their second game of the County Minor League Division 1. Throw in 3:30pm in JP O’Sullivan Park.

SCÓR NA BPAISTÍ: The Laune Rangers Qualifying Round of Scór na bPáistí will be held in the Intermediate School Killorglin (ISK), on Wednesday 18th March, at 7.00pm. Scór na bPáistí is open to young people who are attending primary school and who live in the Laune Rangers area of the Parish. If you are not already a member through sports then you can join for €20 for Scór. The competitions are: Figure Dancing, Solo Singing, Instrumental Music, Ballad Group, Recitation, Quiz, Léiriú, Sean Nós Dancing and Set Dancing. You can google Scor Rules 2020. If you qualify on the night the following round for Mid-Kerry will be Friday 3rd April in Keel Community Hall. More information: 087-2300484 Emir O’Shea.

G4MA: Laune Rangers Gaelic for Mothers and Others group have begun their training. It continues on Monday evenings from 8pm to 9pm in JP O’Sullivan Park. Contact Selina on 087 619 6676.

KERRY: Well Done to the Kerry Senior Ladies on Sunday’s win against Monaghan in the National League, especially Ciara O’Brien who lined out in the number 4 jersey. Well Done also to the Kerry U20s who defeated Cork in the Munster Final midweek, especially David Mangan who forms part of the extended squad.

MEMBERSHIP: Laune Rangers membership is now open for 2020. Our subscription for this year remains unchanged - Family €70, Adult €50, OAP €20, Scór only €20. Registrars Larry Laide and Pat O'Shea will be available at our home games early in the year, and at our Sunday morning nursery when they return in Spring. Contact Larry on 086 1969250 for more information.

GET INVOLVED: If any member is interested in getting involved in the club, the door is always open for new volunteers in all aspects of the Club – coaching, fundraising, helping out on big match days in selling Club Lotto or operating the Scoreboard! Of course, the club is always looking for budding photographers and/or journalists that want to gain some experience in the field. Contact or make it known to any member of the executive if interested.

REFEREES: Are you interested in becoming a referee? Think you can do better? Then “Put your whistle where your mouth is” and become a GAA Referee! Referee courses will be provided. Contact if interested.

GOLF CLASSIC: Laune Rangers are running a Golf Classic on Friday, July 3rd in Dooks Golf Club.