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Club News 3/2/2020

posted 3 Feb 2020, 09:55 by Laune Rangers
The Laune Rangers Under 21s that defeated Beaufort on Saturday afternoon

LOTTO: Lotto Results for Sunday February 2nd 2020. There was no winner of the €5,400 jackpot. The numbers drawn were 03 – 06 – 17 – 30. The Consolation Prizes were won by the following: €100 Joan O'Shea- sold by Joan O'Shea; €50 Dee Fleming - sold at O'Grady's Bar; €25 Byrne Family - sold at CYMS; €25 Jim Griffin - sold by Pat Foley. Next week’s Lotto Jackpot will be €5,600.

UNDER 21: Laune Rangers began their defence of the Mid Kerry Under 21 Championship title on Saturday afternoon with the trip to Beaufort in the preliminary round of the 2020 competition. The home side led early on, as points from Jack Sweeney (2, 1 free) & Ciarán Kennedy were met by a sole Shane Doona point to put the hosts 0-3 to 0-1 ahead after 5 minutes. Dáire Cleary and Ronan O’Shea levelled matters with points for Rangers, before Ciarán Kennedy knocked the ball to the net from close range to put his side ahead. Laune Rangers began to take control of the game from here though, and points by cousins Eoin & Fiachra Clifford left the minimum between the sides at 0-5 to 1-3 with a quarter played. The sides were level when Dáire Cleary pointed after beating his markers and completing a fine run, while Fiachra put Rangers ahead for the first time soon afterwards. Gearóid Hassett & Jack Hallissey traded points before Laune Rangers took over at the end of the first half. Points by Dáire Cleary and Shane Doona had the visitors three ahead before that lead was doubled when Gearóid hit the net from close range. Further points by Shane Doona and Fiachra Clifford saw Rangers leading by eight at the break. Half Time Score:- Beaufort 1-4, Laune Rangers 1-12. Beaufort began the second half brightly, with Ciarán Kennedy scoring three points (2 frees) with Dáire Cleary pointing a free at the other end in the same period to leave the hosts trailing by six after 35 minutes. Dáire Cleary & Jack O’Connor exchanged frees before a great cheer welcomed Kevin Fitzpatrick back for a first appearance on the field of play since a cruciate ligament injury in July 2018. Jack Sweeney (free) and Ronan O’Shea traded points once again before further Rangers scores were added by Fiachra Clifford (free), Patrick Carey and Gearóid Hassett to leave Rangers ahead by 1-18 to 1-9 with fifteen minutes to play. Dáire Cleary and Fiachra Clifford increased Rangers’ lead with points before Beaufort scored their second goal through substitute Shane O’Sullivan Rouse who finished well to the bottom corner. Gabriel Griffin – introduced himself a few minutes earlier – got his name on the scoresheet before Jack O’Connor pointed a free for Beaufort. If the win wasn’t secured beforehand, Dáire Cleary’s 58th minute goal certainly ended any chance of an unlikely comeback. Jonathan Kissane scored the final point of the game to leave ten points between the sides at the end. Full Time Score:- Beaufort 2-11, Laune Rangers 2-21. Beaufort:- Seán Coffey, Seán Kissane, Ethan Coffey, Liam Curran, Mark Neary, Jonathan Kissane (0-1), Kieran O’Sullivan, Ian McGillycuddy, Seán O’Brien, Oisin O’Connor, Jack O’Connor (0-2f), Jack Sweeney (0-3, 2f), Eoin O’Hagan, Ciarán Kennedy (1-4, 2f), Jack Hallissey (0-1). Subs: Shane O’Sullivan Rouse (1-0), Niall Carey. Laune Rangers:- Jack Evans, Evan Madden, Seán Arthurs, James Hurley, Eoin Clifford (0-1), David Mangan, Oisín Daly, Patrick Carey (0-1), Stephen Sealy, Mark O’Connor, Fiachra Clifford (0-5, 3f), Dáire Cleary (1-6, 2f), Ronan O’Shea (0-2), Gearóid Hassett (1-2), Shane Doona (0-3). Subs:- Kevin Fitzpatrick for Daly, Seán Cleary for Madden, Gabriel Griffin (0-1) for M O’Connor, Matthew Leslie for E Clifford, Evan Madden for Griffin; Padraig Ahern.

SENIOR: With the Under 21 players that played on Saturday rested from the Senior starting team, a depleted Laune Rangers hosted Beaufort in Round 2 of the Mid Kerry Senior Football League in a very cold and windswept Cloon on Sunday afternoon. The visitors, who made the better use of the strong wind that blew straight down the field, ran out victorious at the final whistle. It was Beaufort who opened the scoring in the 2nd minute, with a point from corner forward, Daragh Coffey. Laune Rangers, who had the wind in their favour for the opening half, answered with a converted free from the boot of Colm O’Shea in the 3rd minute. Two points in as many minutes from Liam Carey saw Beaufort lead 0-03 to 0-01 in the 5th minute of the opening half. Patrick Daly pointed for the home side in the 10th minute to let the minimum between the sides, 0-03 to 0-02. Colm O’Shea levelled the game in the 16th minute with another pointed free after Cormac Johnston worked hard to win back possession for the home side. Daragh Coffey (Beaufort) and David Costello (Laune Rangers) swapped scores in the minutes that followed to let the game level at 0-04 a piece in the 21st minute of the opening half. Beaufort finished the half strong with another point from Daragh Coffey as well as a Danny Healy effort. Beaufort went in for their first goal at the stroke of half-time, from the boot of Mark Neary, to let the score at the short whistle; Laune Rangers 0-04 to 1-06 Beaufort. Laune Rangers registered the opening score of the second half with a point from play for Colm O’Shea from the throw in. Beaufort continued to push on, in what was a very lack-lustre 2nd half, and made good use of the wind at their backs notching up a further 3 points from Liam Carey (2nd minute), Daragh Coffey (7th minute) and Michael O’Sullivan (12th minute) to lead 1-09 to 0-05 mind-way through the second half. A 17th minute pointed free from Colm O’Shea was cancelled out by a Daragh Coffey effort for the visitors and it was 1-10 to 0-06 heading in to the final 10 minutes. David Costello and Gavin O’Shea pointed for the home side in the closing minutes but points from Liam Carey(2), Cormac Joy(1) and Daragh Coffey(1) as well as Beaufort’s second goal of the afternoon, a fine shot taken by full forward Liam Carey, saw Beaufort run out victorious on a score line of Laune Rangers 0-08 to 2-14 Beaufort. Laune Rangers: Jason Browne, Pierce Tyther, Michael O’Sullivan, Neil O’Brien, Cormac Johnston, Johnny Carey, Colm O’Mahony, Shane McSweeney, John Tyther, David Costello, Patrick Daly, Eric Dunlea, Mike F. Russell, Eamon Carey, Colm O’Shea. Subs: Oisín Daly, James Hurley, Gavin O’Shea, Darren Riordan, James Lynch. Beaufort: Jason Foley, Liam Curran, Nathan Breen, James O’Reilly, Cormac Joy, Jeremiah O’Sullivan, Pádraig O’Sullivan, Ronan Murphy, Michael Breen, Fergal Hallissey, Danny Healy, Mark Neary, Niall O’Connor, Liam Carey, Daragh Coffey.

UNDER 21 FIXTURE: Laune Rangers will host Keel/Listry in the Semi Final of the Mid Kerry Under 21 Championship. The game takes place on Saturday next, February 8th at 2pm.

SENIOR FIXTURE: Round 3 of the Mid Kerry Senior League takes place on Sunday next, February 9th with an away game against Keel. Throw in 2pm

G4MA: The first meeting of our Gaelic 4 Mothers & Others took place on Wednesday evening last in our club rooms in JP O’Sullivan Park. We had a great turnout but there’s plenty of time left to express an interest! Contact Selina on 087 619 6676.

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

KERRY: Well Done to the Kerry Seniors on their win against Galway in Tralee on Saturday evening. Well Done to the Kerry Senior Ladies who had a win on the road against Wexford on Sunday, especially our own Ciara O’Brien who was introduced from the bench in the game.

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.