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Club News 30/8/15

posted 30 Aug 2015, 14:05 by Laune Rangers

Will it be Mayo or will it be Dublin? Keep your eyes peeled for our Draw Cards to win All Ireland Final tickets along with accommodation, travel and Cash!  Read more below

LOTTO: Lotto results for Sunday 30th August. There was no winner of the €3,600 jackpot. The numbers drawn were 12 – 16 – 21 – 24. The Consolation Prizes were won by the following: €100 Robert Moriarty, standing order; €50 Mary Fitzpatrick, sold at CYMS. Credit Union Vouchers €25: Ava Galvin, sold at O'Grady's Bar; Neilus Mangan, sold by Margaret Galvin. Next week’s jackpot is €3,800.

SENIOR A: There was no Senior game this past weekend.

U21: Our U21 Team face Spa in the County U21 Club Championship on Wednesday evening. Throw in at Spa GAA is 6:30pm

MINOR: Laune Rangers Minor Team travelled to Connelly Park, Tralee on Friday evening to face Austin Stacks in the Central League. Both teams fielded young teams with a sprinkling of Under 16s throughout. Having dominated the opening exchanges, Laune Rangers were leading by 0-6 to 0-2 before a 14th minute goal for Stacks was followed with a point to leave the scores level on the quarter mark – Rangers’ half dozen scores coming from Patrick Daly (4, 1 free) and Daire Cleary (2). Laune Rangers defence were left exposed in the second quarter and the Rockies capitalized to score another two goals & three points with Rangers replying with points through Patrick Daly (2 frees), Jamie Clifford and Daniel Whittleton to head in at the break with a five point deficit to make up. Half Time score: Austin Stacks 3-6, Laune Rangers 0-10. A fantastic opening to the third quarter for Rangers saw points from Patrick Daly (2 frees), & Manus Gallagher before Jamie Clifford finished a well worked goal to tie the game up at 3-7 to 1-13 before Daire Cleary pointed to give Laune Rangers the lead after 40 minutes. Austin Stacks launched another flurry before the ¾ mark and scored a point followed by two goals in quick succession to reinstate their earlier six point lead with fifteen minutes to play. Laune Rangers responded in the best possible way however and, following a sublime diagonal pass from Patrick Daly to Manus Gallagher, and an onrushing Jamie Clifford was set up to finish to the net for his second goal to leave his side trailing by three – 5-8 to 2-14. This ignited a fantastic final quarter for the visiting Rangers side and consistent pressure on attack allowed the punishing boot of Patrick Daly rack up four frees and one from play to put the Killorglin men two points ahead with four minutes to play. An Austin Stacks free left the minimum between the sides with time expiring, but Patrick Daly pointed a free with the final kick of the game to give his side a two point win and take his personal tally to an astonishing 14 points. The final score:- Austin Stacks 5-9, Laune Rangers 2-20. This was a highly entertaining game of traditional attacking football, albeit at the expense of defence. The high points tally for Rangers was the winning of this game and, for the second game in succession, the concession of five goals in a game did not prevent victory as they outscored their opponents by 22 scores to 14. Daniel Whittleton and Jamie Clifford provided electric pace to the side, while another 3 points from play was a great return from 15 year old Daire Cleary. Neil O’Brien at midfield covered every blade of grass and his willingness to cover back & take the ball out of defence was key to the win. However, the standout performance came from Patrick Daly, whose 14 point haul – including 10 frees – again showcased his natural ability to kick scores off both feet. Laune Rangers Team: Robert Lynch, Pierce Tyther, Tiernan Clifford, Patrick Carey, Darragh O’Sullivan, Cathal Doyle, Daniel Whittleton (0-1), Neil O’Brien, John Francis O’Grady, Cian O’Shea, Jamie Clifford (2-1), Daire Cleary (0-3), Darragh O’Shea, Patrick Daly (0-14, 10 frees), Manus Gallagher (0-1). Subs: Padraig Ahern, Kevin Fitzpatrick.

UNDER 14 BOYS: Laune Rangers hosted Glenbeigh Glencar on Friday evening in the first round of the Mid Kerry Championship. In a competitive affair, Rangers led from the start despite playing into a stiff wind. Captained by Irwin Brennan on his last game before returning to France, the Rangers settled well and helped by goals from Ronan O Shea, Gabriel Griffin and Stephen Sealey as well as good point taking from Dean Callan gave Rangers a good lead at half time. More solid display from James Hurley in midfield as well as Dean Callan and Ronan O Shea in the forwards gave Rangers a solid platform in the second half rounded off with a great strike to the bottom corner from team captain Irwin Brennan. Glenbeigh Glencar did carry a good fight to the Rangers in the second half despite playing into that breeze. Team: Ronan Fitzpatrick; Cormac Doyle, Evan Madden, Roan Moriarty, Shane Doona, Timmy O Shea, Conor Burke, James Hurley, Gabriel Griffin, Dean Callan, Jack Evans, Ronan O Shea, Stephen Sealey, Irwin Brennan, Eoin Clifford. Subs: Sean Cleary, Matthew Leslie, Gearoid Hassett, Niall Fenton Toms, David Mangan, Rory O Connor. Laune Rangers have entered 2 teams into the Mid Kerry U14 Championship this year, and the White side were away to Cromane on Tueday evening – no result at time of submission.

UNDER 13 BOYS BLITZ: Laune Rangers entered a U13 7-a-side competition hosted by Legion GAA on Saturday 29th August. The blitz was split into an A and B competition with Rangers in the A side of the draw alongside Legion, Austin Stacks and Glenflesk. The format was 7 a side played over two ten minute halves with both goals and points counting as 1 point. Rolling substitutions ensured the full panel got plenty game time. Rangers first match was against Glenflesk and this proved to be a close encounter. Only a point separated the sides at half time but in the second half our lads got into their stride and put some nice moves together resulting in some fine scores which saw Rangers emerge victorious. The second game saw Laune Rangers take on Austin Stacks. Coming soon after our defeat to Stacks in the U-14 Central district final this was also going to be a match both sides wanted to win. In what proved to be a close physical encounter, Laune Rangers started well and thanks to some excellent passing and finishing went into the break 5-2 ahead. In the second half Austin Stacks started strongly but the Rangers defence was resolute. We managed to break out of defence to register a few vital scores which put the match beyond Stacks and meant Laune Rangers finished comfortable winners. The final match of the blitz saw Rangers take on hosts Legion and again this was a close match. Laune Rangers went into the break ahead but Legion came back strongly and managed to score two late points to clinch a draw. Remaining undefeated with two wins and a draw saw the Laune Rangers finish on top of the group which was a great return for the efforts put in by the entire panel. This blitz gave the U13s a great opportunity to play against their own age after a season playing in U14 competitions. It also afforded the U12s and opportunity to see what is ahead of them at U14 next year. From what was seen on the day, Laune Rangers will have another strong U14 team for the year ahead. Great credit and thanks is due to Killarney Legion for organising this event which will benefit the players enormously. Hopefully with enough support this can become an annual event. Laune Rangers Panel: D Callan, S Cleary, N Fenton-Toms, G Hassett, M Leslie, C Moriarty, C Naylor, R O’Connor, M O’Donnell, S O’Sullivan, C Russell.

UNDER 12 BOYS: Our U12 Boys have three sides competing in the Central Region Competition this year. The Green Team and White Team face their counterparts from Austin Stacks while the Gold Team face John Mitchels in Round 1. These games take place on Monday next (Sept 7th) at JP O’Sullivan Park at 7pm.

DRAW: Kerry will play Mayo or Dublin in the All Ireland Senior Final, while the Minor Team face Tipperary on September 20th. Laune Rangers are running a draw to win a super prize for that weekend. The winner will receive 2 Tickets to the All Ireland Final, two return Train tickets and Overnight Accommodation for Saturday Sept 19th as well as €200 spending money. Draw cards are now on sale in Killorglin and are available for just €3 per line. Keep eyes peeled for vendors, who include many of the pubs and shops around town. If you’re not in, you can’t win!

TICKETS: Will it be Mayo or will it be Dublin?  If any member wants to put their name forward for tickets for the All Ireland Final, please send request to Lisa Brennan on 0879788003 by FRIDAY SEPT 4TH at 12pm.
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