left: Maurice Foley collects the Christy Kissane Memorial Cup from the great Micko Dwyer on Saturday; right: The Kerry Under 14 Girls opened their season of late with Aoilbhe Mangan of Laune Rangers in the squad. Aoilbhe is one of a number of Kerry representatives from Laune Rangers involved with our County teams
LOTTO: Lotto results for Sunday 5th February. There was no winner of the €10,400 jackpot. The numbers drawn were 08 – 10 – 25 – 32. The Consolation Prizes were won by the following: €100 Sean Roche – sold online; €50 Colette O’Sullivan – sold by Diarmuid O’Sullivan; €25 Julie Fogarty – sold online; €25 Pat Foley – sold by Margaret Browne. Next week’s jackpot will be €10,600.
CHRISTY KISSANE TOURNAMENT: The inaugural Christy Kissane Memorial Cup Tournament took place on Saturday 4th February 2017, hosted by Laune Rangers. Following a very successful day, where teams from Beaufort, Dr Crokes, Milltown/Castlemaine, Dromid Pearses, St Michaels/Foilmore, Kingdom Kerry Gaels (London) and Laune Rangers competed. In Beaufort, Dr Crokes defeated Beaufort and Dromid defeated Milltown/Castlemaine, before the South Kerry side won out to reach the Cup final. Meanwhile in Killorglin, Laune Rangers snuck past Kingdom Kerry Gaels by the minimum before the London side beat St Michael’s Foilmore. Laune Rangers also defeated St Michael’s Foilmore to secure two wins from two and book their place in the Cup Final. The Final saw Laune Rangers prevail over Dromid Pearses by 1-4 to 0-3. Well done to all concerned and many thanks to all who took part and helped out on the day.
SENIOR: The County Senior Football League fixtures for 2017 have been released. Laune Rangers open their Division Three season with a home tie against Finuge on March 19th. Read the team’s full County League schedule here
INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONSHIP: Laune Rangers will again compete in the County Intermediate Championship in 2017, and Tuesday evening’s draw was very significant! Laune Rangers will travel to Milltown/Castlemaine in mid-April in Round 1.
REPRESENTATIVES: A number of Laune Rangers players (both male and female) are involved with Kerry teams at various levels. Of course, at the highest level Peter Crowley is the acting Kerry Captain through the opening rounds of the National Football. Congratulations to Peter and his teammates who defeated Donegal on Sunday in Letterkenny in the first game of the League season.
SCOR NA BPAISTI: The Laune Rangers qualifying round of Scór na bPáistí will be held in the Intermediate School on Thursday 16th February at 7.30pm. The competitions are open to Primary School students who live in the Laune Rangers area of the Parish. More information: (087) 1278638
BORD NA NÓG: Planning for 2017 has already begun. If anyone is interested in getting involved in coaching within our club, we would be delighted with the help. Contact John Clifford on 087 2073244 or Paudie Lynch on 086 2253663.