SENIOR A: County Senior Football League: Gneeveguilla 0-10, Laune Rangers 1-6 Read the full match report here:- http://www.launerangers.ie/senior/match-reports/2015countyleaguedivii-gneeveguillavslaunerangers28615The Senior side’s next fixture is in Round 3 of the County Senior Football Championship. They travel to Kenmare to take on Kenmare District on Saturday, July 11th at 7pm. All support would be hugely appreceiated in this championship game.
SENIOR B: Our B Team face Beaufort on Tuesday evening at JP O’Sullivan Park. Throw in at 7pm
NIGHT AT THE DOGS: Tickets are still available for our Night at the Dogs! On Friday July 10th, Laune Rangers GAA Club will host an evening at Kingdom Greyhound Stadium. The Club is currently selling tickets for the ‘Buster’ draw for the night. Each ticket enters the purchaser into a Buster draw & the winner will be decided by the result of the ‘Buster Race’. There are a limited number of tickets available for this draw, each with a unique combination of the numbers 1-6 – (1,2,3,4,5,6), (3,4,2,1,6,5) etc – and the order in which the dogs finish the Buster Race will decide the winner of the Buster Draw. Tickets for the Buster Draw cost just €10, and each ticket grants the holder entry into the stadium on the night. The first prize for the Buster Draw is €500. Buses will also be available on the night and with CHILDREN UNDER 14 GOING FREE, it promises to be a fun evening for all the family with entertainment for all ages. The Club would also welcome sponsors for races, advertisements, or even dogs for the evening. If interested in becoming a sponsor, or to purchase a Buster Ticket, please contact Secretary Lisa Brennan on 087 9788003 or email PRO Aidan Clifford on firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, you can securely purchase a ticket online, following a quick registration at https://www.locallotto.ie/tickets.asp?LL_ID=496&intTE_ID=540
U21: County U21 Championship: Laune Rangers 0-11, John Mitchels 1-13. Read the full match report here:- http://www.launerangers.ie/senior/match-reports/2015u21countychampionship-launerangersvjohnmitchels24615
MINORS: Our Minor team host An Gaeltacht on Monday evening in the Central League – Throw in at Cloon is at
UNDER 16 BOYS: Laune Rangers Under 16 side travelled to Firies on Wednesday evening in the County League. Full Time: Firies 2-13, Laune Rangers 1-9. Laune Rangers Team: Padraig Ahern, Oisin Daly, Connor Murphy, Liam Croke, David Mangan, Kevin Fitzpatrick, Sean Arthurs, Darragh O’Sullivan, Eoin O’Sullivan, Cian O’Shea (0-2f), Fiachra Clifford (0-1), Daragh O’Connor (1-1), Mark O’Connor (0-1), Patrick Carey (0-2, 1f), Daire Cleary (0-1f). Subs: Shane Doona (0-1), Darragh O’Shea, Dylan Costello, Eoin Evans, Ciaran Foley.
UNDER 16 GIRLS: Laune Rangers Under 16 Girls faced Castleisland Desmonds this past weekend. They excelled in every area from Numbers 1 through to 15 and their dominance in defence through Sinead O’Connell, Kayleigh McGlashen, Meadhbh O’Sullivan, Lucy Knight, Laura Brennan and Molly O’Donnell allowed the midfield of Tara Breen and Rachael Evans power forward. The forward set – including Roisin O’Hara, Lucy O’Donnell, Yvonne Sheehan, Laura Hurley, Brianna O’Connor and Nicole Moriarty – were outstanding while the mercurial Ciara O’Brien, Hannah Joy and Katie Halpenny finished off flowing team moves time and time again. Final score:- Laune Rangers 7-18, Desmonds 3-8. Scorers:- Katie Halpenny 3-2, Ciara O’Brien 1-7, Hannah Joy 1-2, Tara Breen 0-3, Roisin O’Hara 1-0, Lucy O’Donnell 1-0, Rachael Evans 0-1, Nicole Moriarty 0-1, Kayleigh McGlashen 0-2.
UNDER 14 BOYS: Our Under-14 team made the journey to Mallow to compete in the Regional Feile Peil na nÓg competition on Saturday. Their first game against the hosts Mallow resulted in a good win for Rangers. Next up was Kenmare, with County final defeat lingering on the minds of the Rangers players. Laune started strongly with a couple of well taken goals. Some resolute defending kept Kenmare at bay, and some further well taken scores in the second half left Laune Rangers comprehensive winners. The last team in the pool was Clanna Gael Fontenoy from Dublin who were comfortable winners in their opening two matches leaving the last match as a winner takes all game. Rangers started the game well and led by a point at half time. In the second half the Rangers faced a strong wind and a physically tough Dublin side. This was perhaps the best 15 minutes of football the team has played all year with every player giving everything from defence to attack. This spirit ensured that Rangers emerged victorious and qualified for the regional Feile Final. In the final, they faced St Finbarrs from Cork and this match was another close fought affair. With the aid of the wind Laune Rangers built up a lead in the first half. Unfortunately in the second half the wind picked up even more meaning that they had to work extremely hard to work the ball out of their own half. The efforts of the Dublin match began to take their toll, and St Finbarrs picked off an number of well taken points and opened up a six point lead. To their credit, they dug deep and fought back. A goal and point in the last two minutes left Rangers only two points behind but unfortunately they couldn’t breakdown the St Finbarr's defense and when the final whistle blew the two points still separated the sides. While coming up short in the final it was a great achievement to reach the final against top class opposition from Dublin and Cork and everyone on the panel should be extremely proud of the way they played throughout the day. This will stand to the team as the face into the upcoming Central Region and Mid-Kerry competitions.
MUNSTER FINAL: Best of Luck to the Kerry teams and management in the Munster Football Finals on Sunday next, especially Laune Rangers’ Peter Crowley