The Mid-Kerry League Final between Laune Rangers and Milltown/Castlemaine will take place on Saturday 4th May at 4pm in Cromane. Please come out and support the team. The draw for the County Senior Football Championship will take place on Saturday next at 2:30pm on Radio Kerry Saturday Sport
The B's played at home to Milltown on Tuesday night last and notched up another win in the Mid-Kerry Junior League winning on a score of Laune Rangers 2-09 to 1-09 Milltown/Castlemaine. Laune Rangers hosted Milltown/Castlemaine in Round 3 of the Mid-Kerry Junior League on Tuesday evening. Laune Rangers held their position on the top of the League with a 2-09 to 1-09 win over their neighbours. Goals from Paul McKenna and Ian Costelloe at crucial points in the game assisted Rangers’ win. Seamus Dowd opened the scoring for the visitors with a point in the 3rd minute. Laune Rangers responded through Trevor West who showed well for the home side throughout the game. Laune Rangers first goal came in the 8th minute of the opening half when Shane ‘Box’ O’Connor ran through the Milltown/Castlemaine defence. O’Connor passed to Paul McKenna who slotted the ball passed Milltown/Castlemaine ‘keeper Kevin Tangney; 1-01 to 0-01. Shane O’Connor showed his accuracy in the minutes that followed with three pointed frees, the pick of these being a long range effort from close to the side-line to let Laune Rangers 1-04 to 0-01 to the good. Trevor West and Paul McKenna swapped points with Kieran McKenna (2) to let the score 1-06 to 0-03 in Laune Rangers favour at the short whistle. Milltown/Castlemaine had a much better second half with corner forward Ciaran Griffin opening the second half scoring. The sides swapped points in the minutes that followed before Milltown/Castlemaine went through for their goal in the 9th minute of the half. Jack McCarthy linked well with Ciaran Griffin who sent a lovely ball across the Laune Rangers square. Milltown/Castlemaine’s Seamus Dowd was waiting and sent the ball into the back of the Laune Rangers net cutting Rangers’ lead to two points, 1-07 to 1-05. Laune Rangers responded in style with substitute Ian Costelloe firing off an absolute bullet from out around 35 yards that made it’s way passed all defenders and into the net. Kieran McKenna and Shane O’Connor swapped points in the 18th and 22nd minutes to let the game 2-09 to 1-06 in the home side’s favour. Three final points from Jack McCarthy was a case of too little, too late for the visitors as referee Mike Moriarty blew the full time whistle soon after. Full-time score: Laune Rangers 2-09 to 1-09 Milltown/Castlemaine. Laune Rangers: Vinnie Costello, Ger ‘Twin’ O’Sullivan, Redmond Fitzgerald, Dáire Clifford, Finnin Brosnan, John Lodder, Keith Sheehan, Mark Healy, Trevor West, Trevor Gannon, Shane O’Connor, Darragh Burns, Stuart Delaney, Darren Riordan, Paul McKenna. SUBS: Ian Costelloe, Eamonn Carey, Barry O’Sullivan, John Murphy, Paul Sheehan.
The Minors played Kilcummin in the County League Semi-Final on Friday evening last booking their place in the final beating the top team on a score of Laune Rangers 2-08 to 1-10 Kilcummin. Laune Rangers played against a very strong breeze in the first half and put in a strong performance to go in at half time leading 1-03 to 5 pts with the goal coming from a great finish from John Tyther after some great team play. They suffered a set back at the start of the second half conceding a goal which put Kilcummin 2 points up but Laune Rangers battled back and in a ding-dong battle eventually won out by a point 2-08 to 1-10 with their second goal coming from Shane Mangan. On the day it was a great team performance from all players that got them over the line. Team: Gary Naughton, Neil O Shea, Aidan Cox, Ciaran Twiss, Colm O Mahony, Kevin O Sullivan, Gearoid Joy, Shane Daly, Daniel Mcbeth, David Costello, John Tyther, Fionn O Shea, John O Shea, Shane Mangan, Eric Dunlea. Subs: Seamus O Sullivan, Eoin O Sullivan, Patrick Daly, Ethan Diggin, Jack Smith, Timmy Foley, Daniel Sheahan. The second Semi-Final between Milltown/Castlemaine and St. Michael's/Foilmore took place on Sunday but the sides will have to meet again as nothing could seperate them after extra time.
The Semi-Finals of the Lee Strand U-14 County Football League take place this Wednesday evening with Laune Rangers playing away to Churchill at 7pm. Best of luck to Cian and his team.
U-6, U-8, U-10 BOYS:
There will be no U-6, U-8 and U-10 boys training this Sunday 5th May.
The Senior Ladies have been drawn against Sneem/Kenmare in the Senior County League Division 1 Final which is down to be played on Sunday 5th May at 3pm. Venue TBC. We wish the girls the very best of luck.
U-6, U-8, U-10 & U-12 GIRLS:
Training for the U-6, U-8, U-10 and U-12 girls will continue on Wednesday's at 6pm in the J.P. O'Sullivan Park. New players are welcome.
Lotto draw for Sunday 28th. Jackpot €6,000 - no winner. Numbers drawn: 01 - 07 - 16 - 21. Consolation Prizes: €100 Anne Marke Knightly, Annascaul, sold by Colette. €50 Mary O'Shea, Inch, sold by Margaret Browne. Credit Union Vouchers: €50 Belinda Kissane, sold online. €50 John Mulvihill, Sunhill, standing order. Next week's jackpot will be €6,200
May Lotto Team: Edso Crowley, Pat O'Shea, Danny Healy.
Help is needed at the Lotto on Sunday nights. If you could spare an hour, pop along to the CYMS hall at 8pm.
GOLF: Laune Rangers Golf Outing on Friday 3rd May in Killorglin Golf Club from 3:30pm to 5pm. Time sheet will be available on the website from Sunday.
We wish Club Officer Eamon 'Edso' Crowley all the best and a very speedy recovery from his recent surgery.
Congratulations to the Kerry Ladies who booked their place in the Division 2 Final after their win over Westmeath at the weekend. Final score: Kerry 3-16 to 0-06 Westmeath. The girls will now play Galway in Parnell Park on May 11th @ 2pm. Best of luck to the girls, especially our girls, Sarah Houlihan, Edel Murphy, Patrice Dennehy, Bernie Breen and Sarah Jane Joy.