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Two Laune Rangers stalwarts call it a day

posted 6 Jan 2018, 17:22 by Laune Rangers   [ updated 7 Jan 2018, 03:55 ]


Two of Laune Rangers’ longest serving players – Tony Lyons & Maurice Foley – have called time on their on-field service to the club before the 2018 season gets underway.

Part of a great crop of players to come through the Laune Rangers system in the late 80s/early 90s, Tony Lyons won the All Ireland Féile U14 title with the club in 1991, and went on to join a number of his clubmates in winning the Corn Uí Mhuirí & Hogan Cup with ISK in 1996. Joining the squad in 1997, goalkeeper Lyons gave 21 years as part of the Laune Rangers Senior Squad, & won 3 Molyneaux Cups and 3 County League titles with the B Team before taking over from his cousin Peter Lyons as first choice netminder in 2002. He would take over as Rangers’ number 1 for the next 17 years. He won a County Senior Club title, County League Division One (2) and Division Two titles as well as 7 Mid Kerry Senior Championship medals (5 in a row from 02-06) and 5 Mid Kerry Senior Leagues.

Maurice Foley joined the Laune Rangers Senior Squad in 2004, and gave 14 years service to the team. He was also part of the last Rangers squad to win the Michael O’Connor Cup, and picked up 3 Mid Kerry Senior Championship medals between 2004 & 2006, and 3 Mid Kerry Senior Leagues in his Senior career.He spent the last two years as club captain, but injury denied him from leading the team out for much of that time

Both players played their final game for the club in the O'Sullivan Cup Final win on November 5th, 2017, with Maurice as captain.

Laune Rangers GAA sincerely thank both Tony and Maurice for their service, & wish them both the very best in their retirement from the field. We hope that we see them return in a coaching capacity in the not too distant future!
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