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Club News 5/8/18

posted 5 Aug 2018, 15:11 by Laune Rangers
Laune Rangers Under 14 'White':- Central Region Under 14 Division 4 Champions

LOTTO: Lotto Results for Sunday 5th August 2018. There was no winner of the €9,000 jackpot. The numbers drawn were 01 – 18 – 19 – 28. The Consolation Prizes were won by the following: €100 Gerry Sullivan, Beara; €50 Mary Quirke - sold by Mary Quirke; €25 John O'Sullivan - sold by Kerry; €25 Ann O'Sullivan - sold by Kerry. Next week’s Lotto Jackpot will be €9,200.

HEIFER OR CRUISE 2018: Keep eyes peeled for this years Heifer or Cruise Raffle tickets! The draw will take place on Sunday, August 12th. Laune Rangers will be selling tickets from our usual stall at Puck Fair, and are looking for volunteers to give a couple of hours of their time to sell tickets for us. Contact Aidan on 087 9065927 or if interested.

SENIOR FIXTURE: Laune Rangers travel to Finuge for the final round of the County League Division Three. A win is a must as they look for result elsewhere to go their way in order to avoid relegation. The game takes place on Sunday, August 19th at 2pm in Finuge.

MINOR CHAMPIONSHIP: Laune Rangers will play St Brendans in the County Minor Championship Quarter Final. Details of the fixture yet to be confirmed.

UNDER 16 GIRLS: Laune Rangers Under 16 Girls were defeated in the County League Semi Final against local rivals Beaufort on Thursday evening last. Beaufort opened the scoring just two minutes into the game with a well taken goal, but Laune Rangers responded well led by 2-3 to 1-0 after 13 minutes – all o Rangers scores coming from Fodhla Houlihan. Beaufort were back to within two points of Rangers by the quarter mark with another goal and their first point (a free) of the evening. With fifteen minutes played, Laune Rangers led by 2-3 to 2-1. Cassie O’Sullivan got the final touch on a rolling ball across the square for Rangers’ third goal & Fodhla Houlihan added another point, but Beaufort dominated the latter stages of the first half, scoring their third goal and a brace of points to trail by the minimum at the break. Half Time Score:- Laune Rangers 3-4, Beaufort 3-3. Apart from two Fodhla Houlihan points (1 free), Beaufort began the second half as they ad finished the first, dominating the scoreboard. The pointed three in succession and added two goals to lead by 5-6 to 3-6 with 15 minutes to play. Laune Rangers reduced the deficit to just two with four unanswered points Fodhla Houlihan (2, 1 free), Nessa Healy & Orla O’Brien, but a 6th Beaufort goal was a hammer blow to Rangers as time expired. A Cassie O’Sullivan point for Rangers was cancelled out by a Beaufort before the final whistle to see Beaufort through to the County League Final. Final Score:- Laune Rangers 3-11, Beaufort 6-7. It was ultimately a disappointing evening for a young Laune Rangers side who had a number of U14s making up the team. They came up short against a stronger Beaufort side on the evening. Best for Beaufort was Maggie West, a product of the Laune Rangers system who wore the royal blue until the beginning of 2017. For Rangers, the younger players all stepped up admirably, while Rachael Evans had her usual big performance at midfield. Orla Dunphy was outstanding at the back, sweeping up everything that came her way. However, with a tally of 2-8 to her name, Fodhla Houlihan was unplayable throughout the game, even when receiving special attention from the Beaufort defence late on. Laune Rangers:- Lucy Cahill, Grace Garland, Claire Fealey, Christina O’Brien, Aoife Nash Freeman, Andrea Nolan, Orla Dunphy, Rachael Evans, Alanna Dolan, Milly Foley, Nessa Healy (0-1), Orla O’Brien (0-1), Cassie O’Sullivan (1-1), Fodhla Houlihan (2-8, 5f), Aine Nash Freeman. Sub: Sophia Doherty.

UNDER 14 BOYS BLUE: Well done to the Laune Rangers Under 14 Blue team who defeated Na Gaeil in impressive fashion in the Central Region Under 14 Division 1 Semi Final. They will play Kerins O’Rahilly’s in the Final of the competition – details to be finalized.

UNDER 14 BOYS WHITE: Laune Rangers claimed the Central Region Under 14 Division 4 title on Monday evening, as they produced a fantastic second half display to defeat Austin Stacks in an exciting Final in Austin Stack Park, Tralee. The First Half was a tight affair, with Rangers hitting three goals to take a minimal lead into the break. Stacks scored the first goal of the game after three minutes, but Rangers were soon level with a well taken Rian O’Sullivan goal. Stacks pointed to go ahead once more, but Rangers replied with a second goal through Oisin Lynch to take the lead. Stacks added a point before Rangers had the ball in the net for a third time – Joe Cronin Langham finishing a great team move with an excellent goal. With a quarter of the game played, Laune Rangers led by 3-0 to 1-2. Jamie Healy registered Rangers’ first point of the game in the 20th minute, but four points by Austin Stacks in the 2nd quarter saw Rangers holding the lead by the slightest of margins at the short whistle. Half Time Score:- Laune Rangers 3-1, Austin Stacks 1-6. Laune Rangers had the benefit of the slight breeze that was blowing for the second half, and made full use of it from the outset. Rian O’Sullivan pointed to finish a great move on the right flank. Austin Stacks were soon level with two points (1 free). Rangers bounced back again though, and Oisin Lynch hit the net for a fourth Rangers goal before the same player pointed a free. With a quarter of the game to play, Laune Rangers led by 4-3 to 1-8. The final period of the game was dominated by the Killorglin men, as they won every individual battle across the field. Rangers went on to score seven unanswered points to put the game out of sight – Darragh Evans (2), Joe Cronin Langham, Dara Clifford, Oisin Lynch, Stevie Gannon and Rian O’Sullivan all on target before Lynch completed his hat-trick for Rangers’ fifth goal of the game. Austin Stacks scored the final point of the game with the games final kick. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 5-10, Austin Stacks 1-9. It’s difficult to pick a stand out player on the day for Rangers, as there was so many phenomenal performances across the field. Shane Kelliher settled into a new position at goalkeeper to give an solid showing as the last line of defence. James Prendiville played a captains role from full back, marshalling all in front of him and growing into the game as it progressed, Oisin Lynch was outstanding at the front, providing the attacking threat from anywhere inside the 45 yard line. All five U12s that came in as cover played well, especially Niall Tadhg O’Brien who was excellent at corner back. The midfield pair of Joe Cronin Langham and Cillian Buckley were the perfect link from defence to attack, with Buckley in particular making some excellent high catches and distributing for others to score. Well done also to the management team of Paudie O’Shea, John Clifford, & Patsy Joy. Laune Rangers ‘White’: Shane Kelliher, Niall Tadhg O’Brien, James Prendiville (capt), Senan O’Meara, Colin Griffin, Tom Garry, Oisín Birmingham, Joseph Cronin Langham (1-1), Cillian Buckley, Darragh Evans (0-2, 1f), Eoghan Joy, Oisin Lynch (3-2, 1f), Rian O’Sullivan (1-2), Cian Fogarty, Jamie Healy (0-1). Subs: Stephen Gannon (0-1), Shane Clifford, Dara Clifford (0-1), Eoin O’Connell.

KERRY: Commiserations to Peter Crowley, Liam Hassett & the Kerry Seniors following their exit from the All Ireland Championship on Saturday. Best of Luck to the Kerry Minor Squad who face Monaghan on Sunday next in the All Ireland Semi Final, especially our own David Mangan, Roan Moriarty & Shane Doona as well as Padraig Murphy who forms part of Peter Keane’s management team.

BAG PACK: Many thanks to those who contributed and who volunteered their time on Bank Holiday Saturday for our Bag Pack in Keane’s Supervalu, Killorglin.

GREETINGS: Finally, Safe travels to everyone making the homeward journey for Puck Fair, and wish an enjoyable festival to all.