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Club News 8/9/20

posted 8 Sept 2020, 10:18 by Laune Rangers
Laune Rangers Under 10 Boys after an enjoyable day against Listry on Sunday

LOTTO: Lotto Results for Monday, September 7th 2020. There was no winner of the €8,200 jackpot. The numbers drawn were 03 – 17 – 18 – 20. The Consolation Prizes were won by the following: €100 John O’Shea, Beaufort – sold by Mary Quirke; €50 Paul O’Brien – sold by Pat Pigott; €25 Edith Pacheco – sold by Margaret Galvin; €25 Caoimhe O’Sullivan – sold by Mary Quirke. Next week’s Lotto Jackpot will be €8,400.

B TEAM: Laune Rangers picked up their second win in the County Junior League on Friday evening with a super performance in Tralee against John Mitchels. Cian O’Shea put Rangers ahead with a pointed free, and Mitchels responded with a free of their own before Vinny Costello pulled off a great save to deny a goal. Mitchels pointed another free before Rangers scored their first goal – Shane Mangan with a scorcher of a finish to the top corner following a super run from midfield. John Mitchels responded with a point before Rangers scored a second goal. Gabe Griffin was upended with a shoulder to the chest in the square and a penalty was awarded, with Mike Frank Russell finding the same corner as Mangan with his spot kick to leave Rangers leading by 2-1 to 0-3 at the first half water break. Gabe Griffin scored an excellent point following a run up the left flank, but it was soon cancelled out by a point at the other end for the hosts. Cian O’Shea and Shane Mangan added to their tallies before Rangers hit for a third goal – Eamonn Carey finding Colm O’Shea with a great pass that drew the goalkeeper out from his line and the full forward kept his composure to round a couple of defenders and smash to an empty net. Mitchels added another point before Rangers scored a fourth goal – Ronan O’Shea collecting a good pass from Cian O’Shea before passing the ball across the square to the onrushing wing back James Hurley to tap it in. John Mitchels scored another point at the break to leave a Half Time Score:- John Mitchels 0-6, Laune Rangers 4-4. Senior Team manager John Sheehan – introduced during the first half – scored two outstanding points with the breeze at his back to extend the Rangers lead before John Mitchels pointed another free. Colm O’Shea came close to his second goal after intercepting a wayward kickout, but his attempted lob of the Mitchels goalkeeper was slightly overcooked and the ball clipped the top of the crossbar and bounced over. Cian O’Shea followed up his brother’s point with one of his own to continue the Laune Rangers dominance. The home side pointed again before Rangers scored a fifth goal – Colm O’Shea getting his second as he collected a great pass and rounded the ‘keeper to tap the ball home to leave Laune Rangers leading by 5-8 to 0-8 at the second half water break. The sides scored three points a piece in the final quarter – James Hurley adding to his tally by scoring a deserved point and Eamonn Carey scoring two super scores to complete the scoring. Full Time Score:- John Mitchels 0-11, Laune Rangers 5-11. Due to tight numbers on the night, Laune Rangers bench was made up of the management team. With selector Paul O’Brien already on the field, Paudie O’Shea introduced himself late on to see the Senior Team manager, B Team manager and Minor manager (MF Russell) all to have played in the same game! Laune Rangers:- Vincent Costello, Pierce Tyther, Cormac Johnston, James Lynch, James Hurley (1-1), Kevin Fitzpatrick, Eric Dunlea, Shane Mangan (1-1), Patrick Daly, Eamonn Carey (0-2), Mike Frank Russell (1-0 pen), Gabriel Griffin (0-1), Cian O’Shea (0-3, 1f), Colm O’Shea (2-1), Ronan O’Shea. Subs: John Sheehan (0-2), Paul O’Brien, Paudie O’Shea.

MINOR: Laune Rangers Minor team completed their County League group on Saturday afternoon, and made it three wins out of three with a comprehensive victory over Firies in JP O’Sullivan Park. A great start saw Rangers lead by 1-6 to 0-3 after ten minutes – Eoghan Hassett (3), Gearóid Hassett, Matt Leslie and Marc Clifford all pointing while Gearóid Hassett also scored a super goal. Marc Clifford scored a second goal for Rangers but it was cancelled out by a Firies goal within a minute. Eoghan Hassett nullified a Firies free with a point of his own, before older brother Gearóid hit the net for his second goal before the water break to leave Laune Rangers leading by 3-7 to 1-4 with fifteen minutes played. Firies halved the deficit with their second goal in the 20th minute, but Rangers took over for the rest of the half. Callum Russell, Calum Moriarty, Marc Clifford, Matt Leslie (free) and Rory O’Connor all pointed while Mikey O’Donnell scored his team’s 4th goal with a tap in to leave Rangers in a commanding lead at the break – all six starting forwards and both midfielders all scoring from play in the first period. Half Time Score:- Laune Rangers 4-12, Firies 2-4. Laune Rangers started the second half as they had finished the first, extending their already sizable lead over their opposition. By the 40th minute, Rangers had added a further 2-3 against 0-3 conceded – Eoghan Hassett (2, 1 free) & Matt Leslie pointing while Mikey O’Donnell netted his second goal and Gearóid Hassett completed his hat-trick. A fourth goal for Gearóid Hassett soon came to bring his tally to 4-1 for the day, while Rory O’Connor pointed a free having made several great overhead catches at midfield in the early part of the second half. With fifteen minutes to play, Laune Rangers led by 7-16 to 2-7. With the win well and truly secured, Rangers rang the changes in the final quarter. This had the somewhat expected effect of loosening the cohesion, allowing the visitors to close the gap between the sides. They added 2-3 to their tally (4-10 a scoreline that would win most games) while Rangers added on a couple of late points – Marc Clifford & Calum Moriarty with two excellent points with Moriarty’s in particular just reward for an industrious shift at midfield. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 7-18, Firies 4-10. Laune Rangers:- Jake Reenstierna, Patrick Brennan, Seán Cleary, Ciarán O’Sullivan, Darragh Mangan, James Byrne, James Treacy, Rory O’Connor (0-2, 1f), Calum Moriarty (0-2), Matthew Leslie (0-3, 1f), Eoghan Hassett (0-6, 1f), Callum Russell (0-1), Marc Clifford (1-3), Gearóid Hassett (4-1), Mikey O’Donnell (2-0). Subs: Ryan O’Sullivan, Niall Fenton Toms, Jack O’Sullivan, Ryan Diggin, Adam Carey, Darragh O’Grady, Aona O’Shea.

MERCHANDISE: Laune Rangers merchandise is now available to buy directly from the O’Neill’s website. Click here to view the full range.

CLOTHES COLLECTION: Laune Rangers are currently running a fundraising clothes collection. Clothes can be dropped at JP O’Sullivan Park from 10am to 1pm Monday-Friday & 10am-11am on Saturdays. All donations gratefully accepted.

COUNTY SFC: Best of Luck to Mid Kerry who face Dr Crokes in the County SFC Semi Final on Saturday next, especially the Laune Rangers contingent of David Mangan, Peter Crowley, Fiachra Clifford, John Tyther, Dáire Cleary & Jack O’Connor.

UNDER 16 BOYS BLUE: Laune Rangers made the trip to Glenflesk on Monday evening in the first round of Division 1 of the County League, but it was the home team that came out on top in a game of fine margins. John Burke cancelled out an earlier Glenflesk point (free) before the home side scored a goal to take the lead, following it up with another point soon after. Jack O’Sullivan pointed for Rangers before Tom Whittleton scored a great goal to level the game. An Eoghan Hassett free gave Rangers the lead at the first half water break. Two further Eoghan Hassett pointed frees & a point from Tom Whittleton put Rangers four ahead. Glenflesk pointed three successive points (1 free) to leave the minimum between the sides, and they were level by the break when, a quick whistle caught Jack O’Sullivan for overcarrying when through on goal while the same call was not reciprocated at the other end as Glenflesk got the equalizer – a two point swing. Half Time Score:- Glenflesk 1-6, Laune Rangers 1-6. Darragh O’Grady and Eoghan Hassett each cancelled out points for Glenflesk with scores of their own, but Glenflesk went two ahead with a brace of points in quick succession. Eoghan Hassett had a point nullified by a Glenflesk point at the other end, before Darragh O’Grady had a shot at goal saved well by the Glenflesk goalkeeper who forced it over for a point. Rangers were almost level, but a shot that looked to all in attendance like it went over the bar was waved wide by the referee to leave Glenflesk leading by 1-11 to 1-10 at the second half water break. Substitute David Crowley levelled the game in the 52nd minute but Glenflesk scored twice more to regain the two point advantage. Jack O’Sullivan pointed late with a free but Glenflesk got the final score to take the win. Full Time Score:- Glenflesk 1-14, Laune Rangers 1-12. Laune Rangers:- Adam Carey, Aona O’Shea, Eoin Lynch, Killian Spillane, Oisín Birmingham, Ryan Diggin, Cathal O’Callaghan, Ciarán O’Sullivan, John Burke (0-1), Tom Whittleton (1-1), Eoghan Hassett (0-5, 4f), Eoghan Joy, Darragh O’Grady (0-2), Jack O’Sullivan (0-2, 1f), Cillian Foley. Subs: Tim Mangan, David Crowley (0-1), Darragh Evans.

UNDER 16 BOYS WHITE: Laune Rangers Under 16 White team hosted Spa Killarney on Tuesday evening last in Division 5B of the County Leagues. In a highly entertaining, high scoring game, the visitors came out on top, but Rangers did well to hold their own against another club’s ‘A’ Team – Laune Rangers providing the only second team in County competition. Spa had put up 1-2 before Rangers got on the board with a Rian O’Sullivan point. By the quarter mark, the visitors led by 1-6 to 0-4 with David Crowley (free), Darragh Evans & Rian O’Sullivan added the scores for Laune Rangers. David Crowley pointed before Adam Owens his team’s first goal. Spa responded in kind, hitting the net for a goal and adding two points to stretch out in front again before Adam Owens scored his second goal. Spa knocked over the final point of the half to see the score at the break:- Laune Rangers 2-5, Spa Killarney 2-11. A third Spa goal came in the 2nd minute of the second half, as a Rian O’Sullivan point for the Laune was sandwiched between two further points for the visitors. Adam Owens pointed to leave Rangers trailing by 3-13 to 2-7 at the second half water break. Darragh Evans & David Crowley pointed before Evans hit the net for a third Rangers goal, but Spa always had their hosts at arms length on the scoreboard. The visitors scored two further goals and three points with Rangers adding a fourth goal – Adam Owens completing a hat-trick – and pointing through David Crowley (2), Rian O’Sullivan and Adam Owens to leave six between the sides at the final whistle. Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 4-13, Spa Killarney 5-16. Laune Rangers White:- Patryk Radny, Colin Griffin, Tom Garry, James Prendiville, Senan O’Meara, Tim Mangan, Devon Hogan, Joseph O’Neill, Joseph Cronin Langham, Rian O’Sullivan (0-4), David Crowley (0-5), Oisin Lynch, Darragh Evans (1-2), Cillian Buckley, Adam Owens (3-2). Subs: Jamie Healy, John Tuohy.

UNDER 16 GIRLS: Laune Rangers Under 16 Girls finished their season last Wednesday evening with defeat at Scartaglin. Thanks to the coaches, parents, and most importantly all the players for their efforts this year – not alone during the time back out on the field, but the time they put in during lockdown also.

UNDER 14 BOYS: Memories of the infamous Gerry Murphy goal for Kerry against Tipperary in 1999 came flooding back on Wednesday evening, as a first half phantom goal for home side Austin Stacks proved to be the difference between the teams on the scoreline. Laune Rangers led by 0-3 to 0-0 after four minutes – Conor Buckley ( 2 frees) and Eoin O’Connell scoring points – but Stacks levelled with their first goal in the 5th minute. A Stephen Gannon point for the Laune was soon cancelled out by a point for Stacks before the home side scored their second goal. The defining moment of the game came in the 13th minute, as the young Austin Stacks forward let a rocket of a shot off his boot and, after the ball had flashed outside the post and hit the side netting, amazingly the goal was awarded. Rangers were left reeling but conceded just a single point more before the water break was signalled. A point by Niall Tadhg O’Brien was nullified by a pointed free by Stacks before they struck for a fourth goal, and Darragh Clifford had two excellent points again cancelled out in turn by a brace for Stacks (1 free) before the break. Half Time Score:- Austin Stacks 4-5, Laune Rangers 0-7. Rangers were rejuvenated at the interval, and came out firing in the second half. Conor Buckley pointed a free before scoring his team’s first goal – some quick thinking and excellent accuracy saw him blast a quickly taken free into the top corner of the net. A pointed free for the hosts was soon cancelled out by another Conor Buckley free while points were traded further between Andrew Owens and a Stacks counterpart. Darragh Clifford nearly burst the net with a super goal and, after Stacks had responded by a point, Clifford let fly with another rocket to the top corner of the net – a mirror image of his first goal only this time with his left foot. With a quarter to play, Rangers trailed now by a single point at 4-8 to 3-10. The home side were able to protect their lead in the final quarter – the sweeper they deployed early in the game now collecting any loose ball that went in to Stacks territory. They added three points in succession so that a Conor Buckley pointed free still left a goal between the sides, and when the final whistle was blown it was that ghost goal in the first half that separated the sides. Full Time Score:- Austin Stacks 4-11, Laune Rangers 3-11. Laune Rangers Blue:- Patryk Radny, Seán O’Donnell, Shane Clifford, David O’Brien, Gavin Mangan, Charlie O’Sullivan, Matthew Spillane, Eoin O’Connell (0-1), Niall O’Brien (0-1), Logan Foley, Conor Buckley (1-5f), Seán Diggin, Stephen Gannon (0-1), Darragh Clifford (2-2), Ryan Carey. Subs: Andrew Owens (0-1), Dylan Flynn, Evan Moriarty, Patrick O’Donnell, Alex Garry.

UNDER 14 GIRLS: Laune Rangers Under 14 Girls hosted Killarney Legion on Sunday afternoon. The visitors proved too strong for the Laune Rangers girls on the day, however. Laune Rangers:- Clodagh Lynch, Deirdre O’Sullivan, Amy Kelly, Sadhbh O’Sullivan, Elmarie Lonergan, Isabella Doherty, Megan Gillespie, Holly O’Sullivan, Erin Murphy, Aine Hassett, Lara Hoare, Niamh Moriarty, Aisling O’Connor, Emma Crowley, Aoife Fenton Toms. Subs: Emma O’Sullivan, Saoirse Cronin Langham, Holly Sinclair, Molly Kingston, Nikki Treurnicht, Sophianna O’Reilly.

UNDER 12 BOYS: The three Laune Rangers Under 12 Boys teams were in action on Sunday evening. The Blue & Navy Teams were defeated in Churchill while the White Team went down at home to Austin Stacks.

UNDER 12 GIRLS: Laune Rangers Under 12 Girls travelled to Glenflesk on Wednesday evening, but came home empty handed as the home side took the win.

UNDER 6, 8, 10 BOYS: Laune Rangers Boys Nursery is back in action as our U6, U8 & U10 boys train in the traditional slot of 10am Sunday morning at JP O’Sullivan Park. The Under 10s hosted Listry on Sunday with some great football played by both teams!

UNDER 6, 8, 10 GIRLS: Laune Rangers Girls Nursery is back in action as our U6, U8 & U10 girls train on Wednesday evenings at 6pm in JP O’Sullivan Park.