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Club News 17/2/19

posted 17 Feb 2019, 15:26 by Laune Rangers
The Laune Rangers Minor Team who began their season with a win on Saturday

LOTTO: Lotto Results for Sunday 17th February 2019. There was no winner of the €4,000 jackpot. The numbers drawn were 02 – 05 – 22 – 24. The Consolation Prizes were won by the following: €100 Hanna Cahill - sold by Pat Cahill; €50 Joe Crowley - sold by Margaret Browne; €25 Quinn O'Connell - sold by Kerry; €25 Ava Galvin - sold by O'Grady's Bar . Next week’s Lotto Jackpot will be €4,200.

SENIOR: Laune Rangers Seniors picked up their first win of the season at home to Keel on Sunday afternoon. Played for the most part in wet & windy conditions in JP O’Sullivan Park, Laune Rangers took the field with four sets of brothers in their starting fifteen. Careys Johnny & Pa, Tythers John & Pierce, O’Sheas Colm & Cian and O’Connors Jack & Mark all started, with the latter making his full debut at corner forward. Laune Ranger took the lead after just 30 seconds with a pointed free by Colm O’Shea. Colm O’Shea and Shane McSweeney added points before some great link up play with Mark O’Connor sent David Costelloe through on goal, and the forward finished his run well by slotting the ball to the net. Another Shane McSweeney point left Rangers ahead by 1-4 to 0-0 with just five minutes played. Keel composed themselves though, and they capitalized on a lapse in concentration by the Rangers defence to put Terry O’Sullivan through on goal – the veteran forward making no mistake in smashing the ball to the top corner from close range. Keel points from Aaron Murphy & Gary Sayers were cancelled out by super scores by Shane McSweeney & Cian O’Shea respectively to leave Laune Rangers ahead by 1-6 to 1-2 with a quarter played. The second quarter was less frantic as Laune Rangers were defensively astute & punished Keel’s fouls by scoring three frees though the O’Shea brothers Cian & Colm (2) before the break. Half Time Score:- Laune Rangers 1-9, Keel 1-2. Mark O’Connor scored the first point of the second half and it was a deserved score for his efforts, having won a number of frees in the first half. Keel were reduced to 14 men in the 38th minute as goalkeeper Cillian Sayers was shown a red card for a striking offence, and Rangers took full advantage, scoring a pointed free through David Costelloe before Shane McSweeney finished a move that he started himself with a well taken goal having linked up with substitute Patrick Daly. Oisin Daly was also introduced in the second half making them the 5th set of brothers to line out together on the day for the home side. With 15 minutes to play, Laune Rangers led by 2-11 to 1-2. Cian O’Shea added two frees for Rangers in the last quarter while Keel scored four more points through Gary Sayers (3, 2 frees) & Martin Burke, while Rangers also finished with 14 as Daragh O’Connor received his marching orders in the final stages. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 2-13, Keel 1-6. Laune Rangers:- Vincent Costello, Pierce Tyther, Conor Murphy, Aidan Cox, Jonathan Carey, Cormac Johnston, Patrick Carey, Jack O’Connor, John Tyther, Cian O’Shea (0-4, 3f), Shane McSweeney (1-3), David Costelloe (1-1, 1f), Mark O’Connor (0-1), Colm O’Shea (0-4, 3f), Daragh O’Connor. Subs: Jason Browne for Costello, Seán Arthurs for Cox, Patrick Daly for Colm O’Shea, Morgan O’Sullivan for M O’Connor, Michael O’Sullivan for J Carey, Oisín Daly for P Tyther. Keel:- Cillian Sayers, Seán Cremins, James Foley, Garret Prendiville, Daniel Ashe, Donal O’Neill, Colin Foley, Luke Flynn, Martin Burke (0-1), Shane Prendiville, Tommy Buckley, Cian Flynn, Gary Sayers (0-4, 2f), Aaron Murphy (0-1), Terry O’Sullivan (1-0). Subs: Liam Clifford, Eoin O’Neill, Seán Langford.

UNDER 21: Laune Rangers face Beaufort in the Mid Kerry Under 21 Championship Semi Final. The game takes place next Saturday, 23rd February at 3pm in Coughlan Park, Beaufort. All support would be appreciated.

MINOR: Laune Rangers got off to the ideal start in Division One of the County Minor League as they picked up a great home win against Austin Stacks on Saturday afternoon. Playing without key players in Roan Moriarty, Gearóid Hassett and Eoin Clifford, Laune Rangers also started with David Mangan in goal as the All Ireland Minor winner returns from an injury layoff. Austin Stacks began well as, after Shane Doona had pointed to put Rangers ahead, Stacks scored the game’s first goal with a close-range palm to the net. Callum Russell scored an excellent point that was soon cancelled out by Stacks, but Rangers pointed again through Gabe Griffin and Shane Doona to tie the game up in the 9th minute. Stacks – playing against the breeze in the first half – pointed twice more (1 free) to take the lead by 1-3 to 0-4 with a quarter played. Matthew Leslie pointed two frees in the second quarter, but Stacks scored five points in this period to take a strong lead into the break. Half Time Score:- Laune Rangers 0-6, Austin Stacks 1-8. A five point deficit and playing against the breeze for the second period left Rangers with a lot to do, and it became a little harder in the opening stages of the second half as Stacks scored two more points to Rangers’ one (through a Matt Leslie free). However, the introduction of Jack Evans into goals at the break allowed David Mangan to stretch his legs outfield. Laune Rangers set about clawing their way back into the game with a 41st minute goal – Ronan O’Shea intercepting a clearance kick by the Stacks goalkeeper and applying a deft finish to halve the gap between the sides. Austin Stacks replied with a point but two Matt Leslie points (1 free) left Rangers now trailing by just two. With a quarter to play, Austin Stacks led by 1-11 to 1-9. Laune Rangers dominated the final quarter, and a pointed free by Matt Leslie was followed by the hosts’ second goal to put Rangers ahead by two – Jack Healy tapping in after the ball was spilled as Rory O’Connor was hauled down in the square. Great defence from Rangers cut out the Stacks attack at source, and it allowed the Rangers to attack more often. Matthew Leslie added his 7th point of the game, while further scores were added by Shane Doona (2) and Gabe Griffin. Austin Stacks scored their only point of the final quarter with the final kick of the game. The final whistle was blown to give Laune Rangers a deserved win. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 2-14, Austin Stacks 1-12. Laune Rangers Team:- David Mangan, Matt Reenstierna, Evan Madden, Cathal Crowley, Gabriel Griffin (0-2), Seán Cleary, James Hurley, Calum Moriarty, Rory O’Connor, Ronan O’Shea (1-0), Matthew Leslie (0-7, 6f), Callum Russell (0-1), Jack Healy (1-0), Shane Doona (0-4, 1f), Marc Clifford. Subs: Jack Evans for Clifford, Niall Fenton for Crowley, James Treacy for Healy.

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.

SCÓR NA BPAISTÍ: The Laune Rangers Qualifying Round of Scór na bPáistí will be held in the Intermediate School, on Thursday 28th February, 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. The competitions are: Figure Dancing, Solo Singing, Instrumental Music, Ballad Group, Recitation, Quiz, Léiriú, Sean Nós Dancing and Set Dancing. More information: (087) 1278638.

GET INVOLVED: Planning starts immediately for 2019. 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.