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Club News 15/9/19

posted 15 Sept 2019, 15:31 by Laune Rangers   [ updated 15 Sept 2019, 15:39 ]
Kerry Strength & Conditioning coach Padraig Murphy of Laune Rangers (far left) during the warm ups before the All Ireland Football Final Replay on Saturday

LOTTO: Lotto Results for Sunday September 15th 2019. There was no winner of the €10,000 jackpot. The numbers drawn were 05 – 14 – 17 – 19. The Consolation Prizes were won by the following: €100 Brendan Tyther - standing order; €50 Brian O'Shea - standing order; €25 Mary & Martin O'Donoghue - sold by Margaret Browne; €25 Jane O'Grady - sold by Kerry. Next week’s Lotto Jackpot will be €10,200.

JUNIOR: Laune Rangers and Gneeveguilla will have to meet again in the Final of the McElligott Cup following a thriller of a game that ended all square in Lewis Road on Friday evening. Gneeveguilla raced out of the blocks, and led by 0-4 to 0-0 after nine minutes, but Rangers hit a purple patch and led by the quarter mark – points by Colm O’Shea, Neil O’Brien, Pa Daly and Mike Frank Russell added to a goal by Mark O’Connor to give Rangers a 1-4 to 0-4 lead after fifteen minutes. Jack Cremin struck back for a Gneeveguilla goal to level matters before Jamie O’Leary but the East Kerry men ahead again. Rangers finished the half strongly though, and scored 4 unanswered points through Cian O’Shea, John Sheehan, Eamonn Carey & Pa Daly to take a lead into the break. Half Time Score:- Laune Rangers 1-8, Gneeveguilla 1-5. Gneeveguilla blitzed Rangers at the beginning of the second half and scored six points in seven minutes to reverse the difference between the sides – Evan Cronin (2), Donal Murphy (2), Jack Cremin and Eoin Rahilly doing the damage. With fifteen minutes to play, Gneeveguilla now led by three at 1-11 to 1-8. Mike Frank Russell pointed a free for Rangers before the lead changed hands again – Shane Doona fielding excellently before applying a cool finish for a Rangers goal. Donal Murphy and Gavin O’Shea exchanged points to leave Rangers ahead by the minimum, but Gneeveguilla were awarded a tap over free to level the game again and the full time whistle was blown. Extra Time was scheduled but in the interest of player safety in dimming light, the final whistle was blown to bring the tie to a replay. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 2-10, Gneeveguilla 1-13. Laune Rangers:- Padraig Ahern, Evan Madden, Mark Healy, Darragh O’Shea, Eoin Clifford, Neil O’Brien (0-1), James Hurley, Roan Moriarty, John Sheehan (0-1), Colm O’Shea (0-1), Patrick Daly (0-2), Cian O’Shea (0-1), Mark O’Connor (1-0), Michael F Russell (0-2), Eamonn Carey (0-1). Subs: Gabriel Griffin, Gavin O’Shea (0-1), Aidan Cox, Shane Doona (1-0), Oisín Daly.

JUNIOR FIXTURE: Laune Rangers play Gneeveguilla in the Final of group 1 of the County Junior League. The game take place on Friday next, September 20th. No venue or time confirmed as of yet.

COUNTY U16 DISTRICT FINAL: Best of Luck to the Mid Kerry Under 16 squad who take on Eoghan Rua in the Final of the County District Championship. The game takes place on Wednesday, September 18th at 8pm in Austin Stack Park. Good Luck especially to Laune Rangers players Jake Reenstierna, Matt Reenstierna, Ryan Diggin, Darragh Mangan, Calum Moriarty, Eoghan Hassett, Jack O’Sullivan, Mikey O’Donnell, Ciarán O’Sullivan, Patrick Brennan, Jack Healy, Marc Clifford, Cathal Crowley, James Byrne & Aona O’Shea.

UNDER 16 GIRLS: Laune Rangers Under 16 Girls had a great win in Cloon against Kilcummin on Wednesday last. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 4-12, Kilcummin 0-14. Laune Rangers Team: Lucy Cahill, Siofra Foley, Jade Costello, Laura Patton, Olivia Moriarty, Aoife Nash Freeman, Grace Garland, Laura Leslie, Orla O Brien, Edel Griffin, Sophia Doherty, Aoife Cleary, Nessa Healy, Kate Moroney, Sarah Leslie and Aine Nash Freeman. They are now in the East Kerry Division 3A final versus Dr Crokes. The game is due to be played next week. Date, Time and venue yet to be confirmed at time of writing.

UNDER 14 GIRLS: Laune Rangers Under 14 Girls take on Killarney Legion in the East Kerry Competition on Monday, September 16th at 6:45pm in JP O’Sullivan Park.

UNDER 12 GIRLS: On Sunday September 8th, the U12 Girls travelled to Passage West for their Annual Blitz. Rangers were drawn in a group of 5 teams, 3 of which were Kilmacud Crokes from Dublin, who had over 50 players there on the day and Shamrocks from Skibbereen area. The first game against Kilmacud Crokes Lions set the tone for the day as Rangers played their best football so far this year, excellent defending and dominating midfield allowed the forwards to take some great scores. As Rangers had 21 players, roll on/roll off substitutions were used to ensure all players got adequate game time. This didn’t make any difference as the subs kept up the same level of play, winning the game well in the end. The second game against another Kilmacud Crokes team was much tighter and the goalkeeper and defence had a lot of work to do but stood firm. This was a tough game in the heat but Rangers won by 1 point making it 2 wins out of 2. Kilmacud Crokes remaining team were looking to even things up a bit but unlucky for them, the Rangers girls were going for 3-in-a-row, and weren’t sitting back. All 21 players put in a huge performance in this game winning well in the end. Not many Kerry Teams have beaten Dublin opposition lately, certainly not 3 different teams in the one day. A compliment from one of the Kilmacud coaches that “they learned a lesson in football from a fine Kerry team” was well received. In the last game against Shamrocks from West Cork, the excellent defending, passing and scoring continued to complete a very memorable day, winning 4 in a row! Huge credit to all players who represented their club and county very well on the day – both on and off the pitch – and this was a very enjoyable day out. Many thanks to the coaches and helpers for their work on the day – it was much appreciated.

FUNDRAISING RAFFLE: Congratulations to Mike McSweeney, Mountain View who won our fundraising raffle for two tickets to the All Ireland Final replay as well as two return coach tickets to get him there and €200 cash. Although the result did not go our way, we hope he enjoyed his trip!

KERRY: Commiserations to the Kerry Senior squad and management on their defeat in the All Ireland Final, but well done to them on a fantastic year. Well Done especially to squad member Peter Crowley and Padraig Murphy who forms part of Peter Keane’s coaching team.