LOTTO: Sunday 20th July: There was no winner of this week’s €3,200 jackpot. The numbers drawn were 05 – 13 – 18 – 22. The Consolation Prize winners were as follows: €100 Pat Twiss, standing order. € 50 Philomena Joy, sold by Mike O'Shea. CU Vouchers of € 50 Barth Moriarty, sold by Barth Moriarty & Ann O'Connor, Glencar, sold by Kerry. Next week's jackpot will be €3,400.
SENIOR ‘A’: Our Senior Team was not in action last weekend. Their next fixture is a home County League tie against Tarbert, which takes place on Sunday July 27th in JP O’Sullivan Park at 2pm. Please come out to support the team in this crucial game in their season. The draw for the Quarter Final of the County SFC also takes place on Saturday 26th July, & will be made live on Radio Kerry at 2:45pm. The Quarter Finals are penciled in for the weekend of October 4th/5th.
DEVELOPMENT ‘B’: Our B Team was not in action last weekend. Their next fixture is a home County League tie against Asdee, which takes place on Saturday July 26th in JP O’Sullivan Park at 7pm.
LADIES: Laune Rangers travelled to Templenoe last Friday evening to face Inbhearr Sceine Gaels in the Senior Ladies County Championship. On a glorious evening, Laune Rangers came out victorious against the Kenmare side. Laune Rangers played fantastic football & with a great overall team performance, every player fought very hard for each other & their experience and hard work paid off in the end. Laune Rangers were without injured county players Sarah Jane Joy and Amy Foley due to injury and faced a very difficult task heading into the game, as ISG had beaten the Laune-siders in their League encounter just two months ago. However, Laune rangers were quicker out of the blocks and stunned ISG by their accurate passing and delivery of the ball. Laune rangers defence was very tight, goalkeeper Edel Murphy showed her inter county pedigree by pulling off some great saves, corner backs Mary-ann Doherty and Maura O’Sullivan swept up every loose ball while Johanna O’Callaghan kept the ISG attack quite from centre back. ISG had no response to the midfield pairing of Patrice Dennehy and Bernie Breen, who dominated throughout. Sarah Houlihan was very impressive with a tally of 1-9, with 1-7 coming from play. The full forward line showed experience and worked very hard with great running lines. Laune Rangers had a half time lead of 3-8 to 0-2, & a 2nd half rally from ISG was quelled by their visitors, who eventually won on a scoreline of: Laune Rangers 4-16, Inbhearr Scéine Gaels 4-5. Laune rangers will now face Castleisland Desmonds/Duagh on Friday night the 25th at home in the County Semi-Final. Team:- Edel Murphy, MaryAnn Doherty, Amanda Long, Maura O’Sullivan, Sarah Clifford, Johanna O’Callaghan, Norina O’Callaghan, Bernie Breen (0-1), Patrice Dennehy (1-2), Cliodhna McSweeney, Sarah Houlihan (1-9, 2f), Cliona Coffey (0-1), Klara O’Sullivan (1-0), Anna Maria O’Donoghue (1-1), Meadhbh Johnston (0-2). Subs: Sarah O’Connor, Alanna Regan, Emma Breen, Michelle Costello, Noreen O’Sullivan, Megan Gamble
MINORS: Laune Rangers minors form part of the Mid-Kerry squad in the County Minor Championship. Captained by Daniel Macbeth, they beat Kerins O’Rahillys in Round Three last Friday evening on a score of 1-9 to 2-5. Well done to Macbeth who hit the net for the winning goal, John Tyther who got a point from centre back, Patrick Daly, David Costello & Aidan Cox who put in a great performance at full back, as well as our subs Jamie Clifford and Daniel Whittleton. Mid Kerry now move on to the County MFC Quarter Final, which is penciled in for August 7th.
UNDER 16 BOYS: Our U16 boys were defeated by Austin Stacks in the County League on Wednesday last.
UNDER 14 GIRLS: Congratulations to the Kerry Under 14 girls who defeated Mayo by 6-8 to 4-9 & are now All Ireland Champions!! Congratulations to them & especially to the three Laune Rangers girls Ciara O'Brien, Tara Breen & Lucy Clifford.
UNDER 14 BOYS: Our Under 14 boys were defeated by John Mitchells last Monday evening by 5-18 to 4-14.
LA NA GCLUB: Thanks to all who shared in our Lá na gClub Family day at JP O'Sullivan Park on Saturday last. The day proved a great success and the rain held off until our evening’s actuvites were finished. We wish to thank those who sponsored the food and refreshments for the BBQ, as well as all the volunteers who gave up their time to help out in all of our games & activites.THE LAUNE RANGERS HEIFER: We have again launched our fundraising Raffle for this year. The 1st prize is a Limousin Heifer from the herd of Dan Tim O’Sullivan. 2nd Prize is €500 cash and 3rd prize is €300 cash. The draw will take place on Scattering Day of Puck, 12th August Tickets are €5 each or 3 for €10 & can be purchased in several outlets in Killorglin, such as Bunkers Bar & Falvey’s Bar, at upcoming Senior games. Alternatively, contact Aidan Clifford at 0879065927 or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange purchase of tickets.