BEREAVEMENT: Laune Rangers were saddened to hear of the death of former club player Patrick O’Sullivan last week. As a mark of respect, Laune Rangers formed a Guard of Honour at his removal last Wednesday evening, alongside former colleagues in na Gardaí Síochána. Our condolences go to the O’Sullivan family. Ar Dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
SENIOR ‘A’ TEAM: Laune Rangers took on Listry on Saturday evening in Round 3 of the County League Division 2. Laune Rangers: 1-12 Listry: 2-09
Laune Rangers grabbed a late goal through a Mike Frank Russell converted penalty to steal a point from Mid-Kerry counterparts Listry on Saturday evening in the J.P. O'Sullivan Park.
The opening half was a tit-for-tat battle with the sides level at 0-07 a piece at the short whistle. Pa Joy opened the first half scoring with a point in the second minute, this was cancelled out by a Damien Clifford effort on 3 minutes. Colm O'Shea and Pádraig Murphy put the home side 0-03 to 0-01 ahead soon after. Listry wing-forward Gary Kelliher pointed in the 13th minute to let the score 0-03 to 0-02. Mike Frank Russell and Anthony Kennedy swapped points in the minutes that followed before Chris Riordan and Pa Joy extended Laune Rangers lead to 3 points with 18minutes played; 0-06 to 0-03. A Derry Ahern free quickly followed by a Paul O'Donoghue effort for Listry closed Rangers' lead to the minimum in the 24th minute. Damien Clifford leveled the game at 0-06 a piece in the 28th minute before Gary Kelliher and Mike Frank Russell(free) swapped points in the final minutes of the half to let the score 0-07 a piece at half-time.
Listry started the second half the quicker with two early points from Damien Clifford(free) and Anthony Kennedy to push two points ahead, 0-09 to 0-07 with 8minutes played. The game's first goal came in the 9th minute of the half, Sean Lehane sent the ball across the goal and met Anthony Kennedy running in. Kennedy connected well with the ball and sent it into the back of the Laune Rangers' net and suddenly the visitors were leading by 5 points; 1-09 to 0-07. Laune Rangers responded with a Mike Frank Russell pointed free to narrow their lead somewhat. Listry netted their second of the evening in the 21st minute when Lehane again sent a free into the square, Derry Ahern was the player on-hand to find the net to let the game 2-09 to 0-08 in the visitors favour with less than 10 minutes remaining. This however was to be Listry's last score of the game as Laune Rangers finished the game strongly. Points from Shane McSweeney, Mike Frank Russell(2; 1F) and Pádraig Murphy left 3points between the sides with a minute remaining, 2-09 to 0-12. In an exciting finish, Johnny Carey was fouled in the Listry box with the referee pointing to the spot. Mike Frank Russell slotted the ball into the goal to level the game at 2-09 to 1-12. Russell squandered a late chance to steal all 3 points as his effort faded wide. Full-time in Killorglin: Laune Rangers 1-12 to 2-09 Listry.
TEAMS: Laune Rangers: Jason Browne, Keith Sheehan, Johnny Carey, Kieran Crowley, Ryan Keane, Peter Crowley, Liam Quirke, Shane Daly, Pádraig Murphy, Chris Riordan, Mike Frank Russell, Shane McSweeney, John O'Shea, Pa Joy, Colm O'Shea. SUBS: John Tyther, John Sheehan.
Listry: Colm Counihan, Danny Wrenn, Paudie Lehane, Kieran Kennedy, Damien Clifford, Kieran Murphy, John Foley, Jimmy O'Leary, Paul Kennedy, Derry Ahern, Billy Brien, Gary Kelliher, Sean Lehane, Anthony Kennedy, Paul O'Donoghue. SUBS: Joseph Clifford
Their next fixture is a Senior Club Championship home tie against Dr Crokes on Sunday 27th April at 2:30pm.
STRICTLY: Laune Rangers have now begun looking for new recruits to take part in Strictly Come Dancing 2014. Last year’s show was a huge success and all who took part then can testify to the enjoyment they got and new friends they made from the experience. If you are interested in learning how to dance and taking part in the show, contact Aidan Clifford at email@example.com or 0879065927, or contact Ger Counihan at Bunkers Bar or 0872268763.
LOTTO: Sunday 13th April: There was no winner of this week’s €3,200 jackpot.
The numbers drawn were 8 – 12 – 21 - 22. The consolation prizes were as follows:
€100 Paul Russell, Caher Lakes, Standing Order
€ 50 Mike O'Sullivan, c/o Mary O'Donoghue, sold by Margaret Browne
Credit Union Vouchers: € 50 Doreen Tattershall, Iveragh Park, sold by Colette
€50 Aidan Gannon, sold by Kerry.
Next week's jackpot will be €3,400
April Lotto Team: Mike O'Sullivan, John Foley, Larry Laide.
DEVELOPMENT ‘B’ TEAM: Our Development Team took on Tousist on Saturday evening in Round 3 of the County League Division 5.
Laune Rangers 'B': 1-10 Tuosist: 2-15
A well-timed first half goal along with a strong second half performance saw the visitors take all 3 points in this County League Round 3 encounter in the J.P. O'Sullivan Park, Killorglin.
A tit-for-tat battle in the opening half saw the home side lead by the minimum at the short whistle, 1-08 to 1-07. Jack O'Connor opened the scoring for Laune Rangers in the second minute before Tuosist replied with 2 points of their own, including a well taken Mike O'Sullivan free to swing the lead in their favour, 0-02 to 0-01 in the 6th minute. Jack O'Connor and Westley Delaney replied for Laune Rangers and the lead changed hands once more, 0-03 to 0-02. Tuosist pushed on to score 3 points, the pick of these being a Mike O'Sullivan effort after Flor O'Sullivan tore through the Laune Rangers' defence in the 14th minute of the half. Laune Rangers replied through Jack O'Connor to let Tuosist leading by the minimum mid-way through the first half, 0-05 to 0-04.
The game's opening goal came in the 17th minute when Laune Rangers were awarded a penalty. Centre forward Colin O'Dwyer stepped up and slotted the ball into the Tuosist net to give the home side a 1-04 to 0-05 advantage. Tuosist answered through Thomas Harrington in the 18th minute before Pa Sheehan and Mike O'Sullivan swapped points in the minutes that followed to let the game 1-05 to 0-07 in Laune Rangers' favour with 20minutes of the first half played. Laune Rangers pushed ahead with scores from Shane O'Connor, Colin O'Dwyer and Jack O'Connor to lead by 4 points in the 25th minute, 1-08 to 0-07. In the final action of the half, Mike O'Sullivan and Johnny Breen linked up well and Breen made no mistake in finding the Laune Rangers net to close the home side's lead to the minimum at the short whistle. Half-time score: Laune Rangers 1-08 to 1-07 Tuosist.
Tuosist started the second half the stronger with points from Mike O'Sullivan and Colm Brosnan in the opening two minutes to swing the lead back in their favour, 1-09 to 1-08. Shane O'Connor replied for the home side to level the game once more in the 5th minute of the half. Laune Rangers' last score came in the 12th minute through a Jack O'Connor pointed free. Tuosist found another gear at this stage in the game adding their second goal through Johnny Breen in the 16th minute along with points from Peter O'Shea, Liam O'Shea, Mike O'Sullivan(3) and Flor O'Sullivan to secure the points. Full-time score: Laune Rangers 'B' 1-10 to 2-15 Tuosist.
Laune Rangers 'B': Vinnie Costello, Ger O'Sullivan, Redmond Fitzgerald, Dáire Clifford, Tadhg-Iarla Curran, Eoghan O'Sullivan, Colm O'Mahony, Michael O'Sullivan, Geoffrey Mahony, Shane O'Connor, Colin O'Dwyer, Pa Sheehan, Westley Delaney, Jack O'Connor, Gavin O'Shea. SUBS: Darren Riordan, Aidan Lynch, Stuart Delaney.
Tuosist: Steve O'Sullivan, Mike Healy, Don Brosnan, Mike O'Sullivan, Peter Daly, Danny O'Sullivan, Dan Hawker, Flor O'Sullivan, Peter O'Shea, Mike O'Sullivan, Gary Harrington, Mike O'Sullivan, Thomas Harrington, Liam O'Shea, Mike O'Sullivan. SUBS: Johnny Breen, Colm Brosnan.
They were away to Milltown/Castlemaine in the Mid Kerry Junior League on Tuesday 15th April – no result at time of print. They also played Keel at home in the Mid Kerry Junior League last Tuesday 8th April. They won on a scoreline of 2-11 to 1-13. Team: 1 V Costello, 2 G O’Sullivan, 3 C Johnston, 4 A Lynch, 5 R Fitzgerald, 6 P Sheehan, 7 D Clifford, 8 C O’Mahony (0-2), 9 T Curran, 10 D Riordan(0-1), 11 C O’Dwyer, 12 E Carey, 13 W Delaney (1-2), 14 G O’Mahony (1-2), 15 G Flynn (0-4). Subs used: J Lodder for Carey, P O’Shea for Curran, J Houlihan for O’Sullivan.
Their next fixture is a Mid Kerry Junior League tie next Tuesday 22nd April, away at Glenbeigh/Glencar at 7pm.
MINORS: Our Minors had a free weekend. Their next game is away to Annascaul/Lispole this Good Friday evening 18th April at 6:45pm in Annascaul.
UNDER 16: Laune Rangers Under 16 travelled to Connolly Park on Monday evening to take on Austin Stacks. Laune Rangers opened the scoring with a point from play from Fiachra Clifford. Just before half time a Stacks point attempt dropped short and into the back of the net, leaving Laune Rangers trailing 1-7 to 0-5 at the break.
In the second half heavy rain seemed to break up the play somewhat, and neither side managed to get points on the board until the 15th minute of the half. With an exchange of points then from both teams and a well taken goal from Pierce Tyther, Laune Rangers narrowed the gap to a 4 point margin. But, then another short ball from Stacks crept into the back of the net and killed off the game. The final whistle blew, leaving a score of Laune Rangers 1-06 to Austin Stacks 2-10. Our boys in blue battled well against a strong Austin Stacks side, & with more players to join the panel there were are lot of positives to take from the match. Laune Rangers team: Padraig Ahern, John Francis Grady, Darragh O Sullivan, Darragh O Shea, Ciaran Foley, Pierce Tyther(1-00), Jamie Clifford, Patrick Daly(0-2), Patrick Carey, Fiachra Clifford(0-2), Jessie McCormack, Dylan Costello, Christian Fleming(0-01), Cian O`Shea(0-01) Subs used; Oisin Daly.
UNDER 14: Our U14s were in Co League action last Wednesday night. In Division 1, Our side beat Dr Crokes, 11-08 to 1-07. In Division 9, our side were defeated by the Crokes 3-10 to 4-03.
LADIES: Senior Division 1 County League: Laune Rangers V Castleisland Desmonds, Venue JP O'Sullivan Park @ 2pm on Sunday. Result: Laune Rangers 1-10 Castleisland Desmonds 7-8. Laune Rangers ladies went down to Castleisland Desmonds on a score line of 7-8 to 1-10. There was a great display of football from both sides and a very quick paced game. Laune Rangers had great movement of play, but their finishing wasn't quite 100% and Castleisland took advantage of this. Castleisland Desmonds finished better and made more out of the turned over ball. Scorers: Laune Rangers - Sarah Jane Joy 0-1, Norina O'Callaghan 0-1, Patrice Dennehy 0-5 ( 1 free), Bernie Breen 0-3 (2 frees), Meadhbh Johnston 1-0
MEMBERSHIP 2014: Laune Rangers is now open to Club Membership for 2014. Subscription fees are as follows: Family €70, Full member €50, OAP €20. These can be paid to Club Registrars Mary Gallagher or Tim Cronin. Our Ladies Membership is also open at the same rates as the men, with the addition of a Ladies County Board Levy of €15 paid by all girls playing U12 upwards.
BACK TO TRAINING: Laune Rangers Under 6s, 8s and 10s have returned to action. This will continue every Sunday morning for the summer & autumn at JP O’Sullivan Park from 10am to 11:30am. All new players are welcome. Please note that gum shields are now compulsory for all GAA players. We look forward to seeing all our future players on the field for the 2014 season.