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Club News 23/2/2020

posted 23 Feb 2020, 14:33 by Laune Rangers
Ciara O'Brien of Laune Rangers in action for the Kerry Senior Ladies in their victory over Tyrone on Sunday in Fitzgerald Stadium.  Photo (c) Michael G Kenny/Kerry LGFA

LOTTO: Lotto Results for Sunday February 23rd 2020. There was no winner of the €6,000 jackpot. The numbers drawn were 09 – 13 – 19 – 20. The Consolation Prizes were won by the following: €100 Ger Moriarty- sold by Dodo; €50 Nick Bainton; €25 Gerard Counihan - sold by Bunkers; €25 Stephen Murphy - sold online. Next week’s Lotto Jackpot will be €6,200.

SENIOR: Laune Rangers hosted Milltown/Castlemaine on Sunday morning, coming out on top by four points at JP O’Sullivan Park. The Laune Rangers team including two players making their full debut – James Hurley and Eoin Clifford making their first starts for the Senior side. Milltown/Castlemaine took the lead in the first passage of play when Jonathan O’Sullivan pointed from a tight angle, before Dáire Cleary pointed a free to level matters only for the visitors to go downfield immediately to go ahead again through Cathal Moriarty. However, Rangers grasped a lead in the 12th minute that they would not relinquish – Fiachra Clifford capitalizing on a wayward free by Milltown ‘keeper Cormac Leane, keeping his nerve to dispatch to the net for a goal. Clifford added a well taken point to leave Rangers ahead by 1-2 to 0-2 with a quarter played. Craig Counihan saw a Milltown point nullified by a pointed free by Dáire Cleary, before Cathal Moriarty pointed again for the visitors. Rangers finished the half strongly though, with Patrick Carey & Dáire Cleary (free) pointing to double the home lead before the break. Half Time Score:- Laune Rangers 1-5, Milltown/Castlemaine 0-4. Ronan O’Shea punched over a point within a minute of his introduction at the interval before Dáire Cleary knocked over his fourth free of the day. With 45 minutes played, Laune Rangers led by 1-7 to 0-4. Dylan O’Neill pointed for the away side, before David Costelloe got on the scoreboard twice for Rangers following his third quarter introduction. Fiachra Clifford added a free before Shane Daly scored from long range to extend the lead to nine points. Milltown/Castlemaine halved the gap before the final whistle, however. Pointed frees by Jonathan O’Sullivan and Cathal Moriarty were followed by a successful penalty dispatched by Moriarty, after Colm O’Mahony was adjudged to have picked up a ball from the ground inside the square. This would prove to be the final score of the game, though. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 1-11, Milltown/Castlemaine 1-7. Laune Rangers:- Jason Browne, Pierce Tyther, James Hurley, Colm O’Mahony, Eoin Clifford, Neil O’Brien, Patrick Carey (0-1), Shane Daly (0-1), Michael O’Sullivan, Shane McSweeney (capt), Fiachra Clifford (1-2, f), John Tyther, Dáire Cleary (0-4f), Kieran Doona, Mark O’Connor. Subs: Ronan O’Shea (0-1) for O’Connor, Daragh O’Connor for J Tyther, Michael F Russell for Doona, David Costelloe (0-2) for Cleary, Cormac Johnston for O’Brien; Stephen Sealy, Shane Doona. Milltown/Castlemaine:- Cormac Leane, Stephen Roche (capt), Tadgh McCarthy, Paul Carroll, Kieran O’Carroll, Gavin Horan, Killian Kerins, David Roche, Donal Dennehy, John Dennehy, Eoghan O’Brien, Craig Counihan (0-1), Dylan O’Neill (0-1), Cathal Moriarty (1-3, pen 1f), Jonathan O’Sullivan (0-2, 1f). Sub: Pa Wrenn for K O’Carroll.

SENIOR FIXTURES: Laune Rangers make the short trip to Cromane for their rescheduled Mid Kerry Senior League fixture on Sunday next, March 1st at 2pm. The County Senior Football Leagues get underway the following week. Laune Rangers A travel to Keel in Division 3, while – after a five year hiatus – Laune Rangers B return to the County SFL with an away fixture vs Kenmare B.

CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS DRAW: The draw for the Club Championships took place on Monday evening last. Laune Rangers were drawn in Group 3 of the Intermediate Championship alongside Rathmore, Castleisland Desmonds and Ardfert. Laune Rangers will face Rathmore in a neutral venue in Round 1 – full details of the fixture not yet confirmed.

SENIOR LADIES: The Laune Rangers Senior Ladies will begin their season on Sunday next, March 1st with a trip to Fossa in the County League – throw in time yet to be confirmed at time of writing. Senior Ladies players are always welcomed into the squad. Whether you’ve never played before, have taken a break for a while, or if you’ve moved into the area and would like to get involved, contact Anthony O’Sullivan (Jiggy) on 087 923 0418 or Selina O’Connor on 087 619 6676.

UNDER 21 FIXTURE: Laune Rangers will face Glenbeigh/Glencar/Cromane in the Mid Kerry Under 21 Championship Final. Details of the fixtures have not yet been finalised.

MINOR FIXTURE: Laune Rangers’ first Minor game of the season will be an away game against Rathmore in the County Minor League Division 1. The game takes place on Saturday next, February 29th in Rathbeg.

G4MA: Laune Rangers Gaelic for Mothers and Others group have begun their training. It continues on Monday evenings from 7pm to 8pm in JP O’Sullivan Park. Contact Selina on 087 619 6676.

KERRY: Well Done to the Kerry Seniors on their win against Meath on Sunday. Congrats to the Kerry Senior Ladies on Sunday’s National League win against Tyrone in Killarney, especially our own Ciara O’Brien. Well Done also to Laune Rangers’ Lara Hoare who was part of the Kerry Under 14 Girls squad in Round 1 of the Munster Championship on Saturday, as well as selector Danny Cahill. Kerry beat both Limerick and Cork to go home with two wins out of two. Best of Luck to the Kerry Under 20s who travel to Limerick on Wednesday evening for the Munster Championship Semi Final, especially our own squad member David Mangan.

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.