above: Our U16 girls in action against John Mitchels last Thursday evening.
LOTTO: Lotto results for Sunday 26th April. There was no winner of the €3,200 jackpot. The numbers drawn were 01 – 03 – 09 – 15. The Consolation Prizes were won by the following: €100 Annette Garland O'Sullivan, standing order; €50 Christy O'Sullivan, sold by Mike O'Shea. Credit Union Vouchers €25: Debbie Costello, sold by Pat Foley; Mary Clifford, sold by Pat Foley. Next week’s jackpot will be €3,400. You can play our club lotto online at:- https://www.helpourclub.ie/localhome.asp?LL_ID=496
SENIORS: Our Senior men had a free weekend. Their next tie is away in the County League to Rathmore, which takes place on Friday 8th May at 7:30pm. The draw for Round 1 of the County Senior Football Championship took place on Saturday last. Laune Rangers have been drawn to play West Kerry on the weekend of May 24th/25th – exact date, venue and time to be decided by CCC.
U16 BOYS: Laune Rangers U16s registered a comprehensive win over Dingle in JP O’Sullivan Park on Monday evening last in the Central League. A fine team display produced some fine team scores with five goals scored by the Rangers – Daire Cleary, Fiachra Clifford, Mark O’Connor, Eoin O’Sullivan and Kieran Whittleton finding the net for the Killorglin side. Laune Rangers team: - Padraig Ahern, Oisín Daly, Connor Murphy, Darragh O’Shea, Liam Croke, Kevin Fitzpatrick, Sean Arthurs, Darragh O’Sullivan, Daragh O’Connor, Cian O’Shea, Fiachra Clifford, Eoin O’Sullivan, Mark O’Connor, Patrick Carey, Daire Cleary. Subs: Kealan Houlihan, Eoin Evans, Kieran Whittleton, Dylan Costello. This result meant they qualified for the Central Region Division One semi final, which takes place on Monday evening (27th April) away versus Na Gaeil. Throw in at 7pm in Killeen, Tralee.
U16 GIRLS: Laune Rangers U16 girls played their 2nd County League game of the season last Thursday evening under perfect blue skies and warm temperatures. The game was played in a very sporting manner, with the visiting Rangers exhibiting great teamwork throughout. Laune Rangers came flying out of the traps early on against a very good John Mitchell's side, and every player contributed more than their fair share of work – from the backs with Sinead O’Connell and Sarah Clifford’s running and cover defending, to the excellent interchanging at midfield between Lucy Knight, Tara Breen, Kayleigh McGlashen and Rachael Evans. The link up play between the forward set was fantastic and this was shown on the scoreboard, with each forward getting in on the scoring in what was a comprehensive win. They next play Castleisland on Thursday evening – pitch and time yet to be confirmed.
U14 BOYS: Laune Rangers Under 14s were in action on Wednesday evening. Laune Rangers Under 14 ‘Blue’ made the trip to a sunny Lispole on Wednesday evening where they took on the local amalgamation of Annascaul / Lispole – both sides needing the points as they bid to make the semi finals stages of the league. In an excellent overall team performance, Rangers came out in top on a scoreline of 6-18 to 4-13. Rangers made the better start with Gearoid Hassett and Shane Doona to the fore but the home side reacted strongly netting three goals in quick succession. However Rangers steadied the ship and goals from Doona, Hassett and Jack Evans gave them a nine point lead at the interval. Playing with the wind in the 2nd half, the home side fought back into the game and could have been closer but for some good goalkeeping from Ronan Fitzpatrick who was solid throughout. Roan Moriarty was on top at midfield and with Doona, Hassett and Steven Sealey linking well, the Rangers held out for a well deserved win, where there was some excellent periods of passing and support play. In an good team display, best for Rangers were Ronan Fitzpatrick, Eoin Clifford, Roan Moriarty, Steven Sealey, Shane Doona and Gearoid Hassett. Cormac Doyle and Steven Sealey made welcome returns to the team. U14 ‘Blue’ Team: Ronan Fitzpatrick, Rory O Connor, James Hurley, Cormac Doyle, Conor Burke, Gabriel Griffin, Evan Madden, Rowan Moriarty, David Mangan, Gearoid Hassett, Shane Doona, Ronan O Shea, Dean Callan, Jack Evans, Eoin Clifford, Steven Sealey, Timmy O’ Shea. The U-14 ‘White’ Team, playing at home in J.P O' Sullivan Park, had a great win over Firies on a scoreline of 4-15 to 2-7. Rangers played excellently in both halves with great teamwork producing goals for Barry O Connor and Dean Cahill in the first half and Cian Naylor in the second half. Overall, this was a terrific performance from all players on the panel and hopefully this standard of performance can be repeated in the next game. U14 ‘White’ Panel: Cian Naylor, Callum Moriarty, Stephen O' Sullivan, Sean Cleary, Niall Fenton, Peadar Foley, Matthew Leslie, Barry O' Connor, Callum Russell, Dean Cahill, Martin Faye, Jack Carey, Nathan Houlihan, Tiernach O' Shea, Stephen Cronin, James Clifford, Daniel Evans, Dara Evans. Both teams are in action tonight (Wednesday). The ‘Blue’ team are at home to Kenmare at 7:30pm at JP O’Sullivan Park, while the ‘White’ team are away to Austin Stacks at 7:30pm in Connelly Park.
UNDER 14 GIRLS: Laune Rangers U14 girls travelled to Listowel on Sat evening 25th April. A warm welcome by the Listowel management and pleasant weather setup what was to be an enjoyable and sporting game from the two sides. An early and well taken Fodhla Houlihan goal set the tempo for Rangers who went on to score freely as the young Listowel team – who were missing some players – struggled for the rest of the game, and Laune Rangers registered a comfortable win in the end. Cadhla Pigott got her first goal of the season as did Alanna O’Sullivan. Our U14 girls have no fixture in the coming week as they combine with Cromane & set their targets on next weekend’s Community Games blitz in Killarney. Scorers: Fodhla Houlihan (2-1), Nicole Moriarty (1-2), Cadhla Pigott (1-2), Alanna Dolan (1-0), Alanna O'Sullivan (1-0), Caragh Brown (1-0), Andrea Nolan (0-1), Rachel Evans (0-1).
UNDER 12 BOYS: Our Under 12s were in action against Kilcummin last Friday evening. Full time scores: Rangers 'Green' 2-15, Kilcummin 4-12. Rangers 'White' 3-10, Kilcummin 2-5. Rangers 'Gold' 4-5, Kilcummin 2-8. The ‘Gold’ side were also away to Beaufort on Sunday evening last. Full time score: Beaufort 3-4, Rangers ‘Gold’ 5-7.
UNDER 12 GIRLS: Laune Rangers U12 Girls played Southern Gaels on a sunny Tuesday (22nd April ) evening in JP O’Sullivan Park. Southern Gaels were the stronger team on the day but our Laune Ranger girls kept on fighting - Full time score: Southern Gaels 3-14, Laune Rangers 3-7. Scorers : Laura Leslie 1-0, Nessa Healy 1-2, Orla O’Brien 0-2, Edel Griffin 0-1, Aoife Nash Freeman 1-0, Aoife Cleary 0-1, Nathalie Sheahan 0-1. We were delighted with our new members. It's great to see new players joining & to see all the supporters who came to watch the game. The U12 girls also play Kilcummin in JP O’Sullivan Park Tuesday evening next with a 7pm throw in time.
UNDERAGE TRAINING: Our U6, U8, & U10 players continue their training. The boys train on Sundays from 10 to 11:30am at JP O’Sullivan Park – contact 086 2253663 for more information. The girls train on Wednesdays from 6-7pm in JP O’Sullivan Park, while our Under 12 girls follow & train at 7-8pm at JP O’Sullivan Park – contact 086 8928934 for more information.
STRICTLY DVD: The DVD of our phenomenal ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ 2014 is currently being completed & is available for pre-order. If you are interested in purchasing the DVD, please contact Aidan Clifford on 0879065927 or email firstname.lastname@example.org . At just €10, it is a great production deserving of a place in any DVD collection!
MEMBERSHIP 2015: Laune Rangers is now open to Club Membership for 2015. Subscription fees are as follows: Family €70, Full member €50, OAP €20. These can be paid to Club Registrars Mary Gallagher or Tim Cronin.