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Club News 24/3/19

posted 24 Mar 2019, 16:00 by Laune Rangers
Some of the Laune Rangers Minor Squad & management that won the 2018 County League Division 1 & Mid Kerry Championship, pictured at the Laune Rangers Medal Ceremony for underage teams on Friday evening last. Read more below

LOTTO: Lotto Results for Sunday 24th March 2019. There was no winner of the €5,000 jackpot. The numbers drawn were 04 – 11 – 23 – 26. The Consolation Prizes were won by the following: €100 James O'Shea - sold by Maura Corcoran; €50 John Cronin - sold at Colette; €25 Aiden Murphy - sold by Pat Pigott; €25 Conor Falvey - sold by Declan Falvey. Next week’s Lotto Jackpot will be €5,200.

SENIOR: Laune Rangers maintained their good start to the season with victory over Skellig Rangers in Portmagee on Sunday afternoon. Laune Rangers got off to a great start, scoring the first four points of the game – Dáire Cleary with two well taken frees while Kieran Doona & Jack O’Connor kicked excellent points from distance. Skellig Rangers got on the board with a pointed free through Darragh O’Sullivan, but Fiachra Clifford slotted a placed ball over the ball soon afterwards to leave the Laune ahead by 0-5 to 0-1 with a quarter played. Skellig Rangers got back into the game with two more pointed frees by Darragh O’Sullivan before John Tyther extended the Rangers lead. David Costelloe was extremely unlucky to hit the upright with an attempt at goal, but the Laune did well to recycle the ball and Kieran Doona kicked it between the posts to put the Killorglin men ahead by 0-7 to 0-3. However, the hosts were afforded the chance to get back into the tie again before the break, as Brendan Murphy was fouled in the square by Cormac Johnston for a penalty. Darragh O’Sullivan made no mistake with the spot kick, putting the ball into the top corner to leave the minimum between the sides at the short whistle. Half Time Score:- Skellig Rangers 1-3, Laune Rangers 0-7. Laune Rangers begun the second half in ideal fashion. A great interception at the back by Conor Murphy fed Darragh O’Sullivan who put Kieran Doona in on goal with a great pass, and Doona passed laterally to Shane McSweeney who tapped the ball into the net. Patrick Carey added a super point before goalkeeper Jason Browne came upfield to score a long range point from the ground. Dáire Cleary hit the net for the visitors second goal, but it was soon cancelled out by the home side, as Darragh O’Sullivan smashed the ball to the net for his team’s only score from play in the game. With fifteen minutes to play, Laune Rangers led by 2-9 to 2-3. The final quarter was a low scoring manner as both sides hit wides. Darragh O’Sullivan pointed another free for Skellig, but Patrick Carey restored the six point gap with the game’s final score. Full Time Score:- Skellig Rangers 2-4, Laune Rangers 2-10. Laune Rangers led from start to finish in this game. Best for Skellig Rangers on the day was Darragh O’Sullivan, who got all of his side’s scores. Laune Rangers had seven U21s in their starting team, and the team played well as a unit. Best for the Laune and the stand out player on the day was full back Conor Murphy who was a colossus in front of his own goal. Laune Rangers had a supporters bus travelling to Portmagee on the day, which provided great support to the team and the bus made a stop in Portmagee before setting off for home. The supporters bus will be making the trip to the away County League games this year, and all supporters are welcome! Skellig Rangers:- Padraig O’Sullivan, Gerard O’Sullivan, Anthony O’Driscoll, Brendan Keating, Aaron O’Shea, Ronan O’Shea, Michael Keating, Bernard Walsh, Aidan O’Sullivan, John Murphy, Darragh O’Sullivan (2-4, 4f, 1pen), Brendan Murphy, Brian O’Driscoll, Diarmuid Keating, Michael O’Sullivan. Subs: Seamus O’Sullivan, Seán Courtney. Laune Rangers:- Jason Browne (0-1f), Pierce Tyther, Conor Murphy, Cormac Johnston, Patrick Carey (0-2), Jonathan Carey, Seán Arthurs, Jack O’Connor (0-1), Darragh O’Sullivan, Fiachra Clifford (0-1f), Shane McSweeney (1-0), John Tyther (capt, 0-1), David Costelloe, Dáire Cleary (1-2), Kieran Doona (0-2). Subs: Michael O’Sullivan for J Carey, Shane Daly for D O’Sullivan, Aidan Cox for P Tyther, Mark O’Connor for Costelloe, Colm O’Shea for Clifford, Liam Quirke for Murphy.

SENIOR FIXTURE: Laune Rangers will take on Glenbeigh/Glencar in Round 1 of the Intermediate Championship. The game will take place in Beaufort on Saturday, 6th April at 6pm

MINOR: Laune Rangers have secured a place in the Semi Finals of the County Minor League Division 1 following defeat of Na Gaeil in Round 4 of the League in JP O’Sullivan Park on Saturday afternoon. The game was played at 13 a side at the request of Na Gaeil, and the Tralee side looked more comfortable playing in that format in the early exchanges. Matt Leslie scored the first point of the game for Rangers, but Na Gaeil pointed twice to take the lead. However, a super James Hurley point levelled matters again. After Gearóid Hassett pointed to cancel out a Na Gaeil score, Laune Rangers went on to kick four wides in a row as they struggled to convert their dominance in possession to the scoreboard. With fifteen minutes played, the sides were level at 0-3 a piece. After Gearóid Hassett had added a point, Rangers finally put their stamp on the game when, after Ronan O’Shea had intercepted a Na Gaeil pass, David Mangan found Gearóid Hassett with a great long pass. Hassett set off on a mazy run towards goal, before unselfishly passing to Shane Doona who finished well to the net for a goal. Na Gaeil replied with a pointed free, but Shane Doona cancelled it out with a well taken point of his own. The visitors added two more pointed frees but Rangers finished the half strongly – two goal chances were created but the Na Gaeil (and Kerry Minor) goalkeeper Devon Burns was equal to both. Gabe Griffin saw his shot saved before Gearóid Hassett’s shot was forced over the bar by his county team mate. Half Time Score:- Laune Rangers 1-6, Na Gaeil 0-6. Callum Russell and Matt Leslie (free) extended Rangers’ lead in the opening two minutes of the second half – a fantastic diagonal pass by Gearóid Hassett picking out Russell for his score. A Na Gaeil point was nullified by a well taken score by Shane Doona while the sides traded points again (Matt Leslie free for Rangers) soon after. Rangers continued to create chances with great kick passing a regular feature of the performance on the day, and Gearóid Hassett rattled the crossbar with a great effort as the rebound fell to Shane Doona who saw his shot saved well again by Burns. Na Gaeil went straight downfield to score a goal on the counter attack, which left just two points between the sides at 1-10 to 1-8 with a quarter to play. However, Rangers responded excellently and had scored two more points within 90 second of conceding the goal – Leslie and Doona adding to their tallies. Na Gaeil would add another point before the end of the game, but a brace of points from Roan Moriarty ensured the win for Rangers. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 1-14, Na Gaeil 1-9. Laune Rangers Team:- Jack Evans, Seán Cleary, Evan Madden, Ronan O’Shea, James Hurley (0-1), David Mangan, Rory O’Connor, Roan Moriarty (0-2), Callum Russell (0-1), Gabriel Griffin, Matthew Leslie (0-4, 2f), Gearóid Hassett (0-3), Shane Doona (1-3). Subs: Calum Moriarty for Russell, Darragh Mangan for Hurley, Marc Clifford for Griffin, Matthew Reenstierna for R Moriarty.

MINOR FIXTURE: Laune Rangers host Dr Crokes in Round 5 of the County Minor League Division 1. The game takes place on Saturday next, March 30th at 4pm in JP O’Sullivan Park. With a semi final berth secured, the team will be looking to win to secure a home tie in the last four so all support would be greatly appreciated.

SCÓR NA BPAISTÍ: Congratulations to the Laune Rangers Set Dancers who qualified for the County Finals of Scór na bPaistí Chiarraí on Sunday evening. Well Done Riadh O’Sullivan, Sarah Patton, Aime Moriarty, Muireann Jones, Aoibhín O’Sullivan, Molly Kingston, Lisa Kingston, Nicole McCormack as well as their teacher Adrian Moriarty.

BORD NA NÓG MEDAL CEREMONY: Laune Rangers medal ceremony for Bord na nÓg teams took place in the CYMS Hall on Friday evening last. There was a great haul of medals handed out:- U12: County League Div 1A, Central Region Divs 1A & 1B, Mid Kerry A; U14: County Féile, Central Region Divs 1 & 4, Mid Kerry A; U16: Mid Kerry Championship; Minor: County League Div 1 Mid Kerry Championship.  Pictured below are members of the 2018 the U12, U14 & U16 squads

KERRY: Congratulations and the Best of Luck to the Kerry Seniors who defeated Roscommon to qualify for next Sunday’s National Football League Division 1 Final, especially our own Peter Crowley.

NURSERY BOYS: Under 6, Under 8 & Under 10 Boys training has begun! It will run on Sunday mornings from 10am in JP O’Sullivan Park. U6 age grade is for boys born in 2013 & 2014, U8 for those born in 2011 & 2012, & U10 for those born in 2009 & 2010.

NURSERY GIRLS: Under 6, Under 8 & Under 10 Girls training begins next Wednesday evening, March 27th at 6pm in JP O’Sullivan Park. U6 age grade is for girls born in 2013 & 2014, U8 for those born in 2011 & 2012, & U10 for those born in 2009 & 2010.