Laune Rangers vs Gneeveguilla 18th May 2014

Laune Rangers 0-11, Gneeveguilla 1-10


Gneeveguilla made the trip to a sunny Killorglin on Sunday to take on Laune Rangers in the County League. Laune Rangers were without their captain Johnny Carey (injured) & Peter Crowley (Kerry) while the visitors were without their injured County Junior player Michael Murphy (one of two with same name in panel). Gneeveguilla got off to the brighter start when, after Mike Frank Russell had given Rangers the lead with a free, a pinpoint pass from Fergus McAuliffe found DJ O’Connor who blasted past Jason Browne for a goal. DJ O’Connor followed this up with a super point from the right sideline and a pointed free before Russell struck a 45 over the bar & Colm O’Shea got a great point from the left sideline for Rangers. DJ added to his tally again with another free to leave a goal between the sides after a quarter; Laune Rangers 0-3, Gneeveguilla 1-3. Points from Pa Joy and Russell (free) for Rangers were cancelled out by Padraig O’Connor and Michael Murphy points for the visitors. Russell looked to have been fouled when through on goal but the whistle didn’t blow but shortly afterwards, with virtually the last kick of the half, Russell pointed from a free to leave Gneeveguilla leading at the break; Laune Rangers 0-6, Gneeveguilla 1-5.

Rangers came out a refreshed side after the break, and 4 Mike Frank Russell points – 3 from frees – gave Rangers a two point lead with ten minutes to go. Gneeveguilla goalkeeper Patrick O’Riordan pulled off a fantastic save from Russell to stop a sure goal & keep his side within reach, and that proved to be crucial as Donie O’Connor scored two points in quick succession bring his side level. Kevin Flynn scored a great point with the from a tight angle with the outside of his boot to give Rangers the lead again, but Gneeveguilla were not to be denied and two frees by DJ O’Connor and another from Donie O’Connor gave the visitors the win. The final score was Laune Rangers 0-11, Gneeveguilla 1-10.

The O’Connors DJ & Donie were the outstanding for the away side with 1-5 & 0-3 respectively, while Laune Rangers mercurial Mike Frank Russell’s individual tally of 0-8 proved he is still among the elite of Kerry club football.

Laune Rangers Team:Jason Browne, Chris Riordan, Kieran Crowley, Keith Sheehan, Ryan Keane, John Sheehan, John Tyther, Padraig Murphy, Shane McSweeney, Daniel Macbeth, Kevin Flynn (0-1), Pa Joy (0-1), Colm O’Shea (0-1), Shane Daly, Michael F Russell (0-8, 7f). Subs: Geoffrey O’Mahony, David Costello.

Gneeveguilla Team:    Patrick O’Riordan, Timmy O’Leary, John Sheehan, Padraig O’Sullivan, Philip Cremin, Fergus McAuliffe, Danny O’Connor, John Paul Brosnan, PJ Murphy, Michael Murphy (0-1), Padraig O’Connor (0-1), Donie O’Connor (0-3), DJ O’Connor (1-5), Don Murphy, Sean O’Connor. Subs: Padraig Doyle, Eamon Herlihy, DJ Murphy.

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Laune Rangers ‘B’ vs Tuosist – Co. League – 12/04/2014

County League, Division 5 – Laune Rangers ‘B’ vs Tuosist – Saturday 12th April

Laune Rangers ‘B’: 1-10
Tuosist: 2-15

A well-timed first half goal along with a strong second half performance saw the visitors take all 3 points in this County League Round 3 encounter in the J.P. O’Sullivan Park, Killorglin.

A tit-for-tat battle in the opening half saw the home side lead by the minimum at the short whistle, 1-08 to 1-07. Jack O’Connor opened the scoring for Laune Rangers in the second minute before Tuosist replied with 2 points of their own, including a well taken Mike O’Sullivan free to swing the lead in their favour, 0-02 to 0-01 in the 6th minute. Jack O’Connor and Westley Delaney replied for Laune Rangers and the lead changed hands once more, 0-03 to 0-02. Tuosist pushed on to score 3 points, the pick of these being a Mike O’Sullivan effort after Flor O’Sullivan tore through the Laune Rangers’ defence in the 14th minute of the half. Laune Rangers replied through Jack O’Connor to let Tuosist leading by the minimum mid-way through the first half, 0-05 to 0-04.

The game’s opening goal came in the 17th minute when Laune Rangers were awarded a penalty. Centre forward Colin O’Dwyer stepped up and slotted the ball into the Tuosist net to give the home side a 1-04 to 0-05 advantage. Tuosist answered through Thomas Harrington in the 18th minute before Pa Sheehan and Mike O’Sullivan swapped points in the minutes that followed to let the game 1-05 to 0-07 in Laune Rangers’ favour with 20minutes of the first half played. Laune Rangers pushed ahead with scores from Shane O’Connor, Colin O’Dwyer and Jack O’Connor to lead by 4 points in the 25th minute, 1-08 to 0-07. In the final action of the half, Mike O’Sullivan and Johnny Breen linked up well and Breen made no mistake in finding the Laune Rangers net to close the home side’s lead to the minimum at the short whistle. Half-time score: Laune Rangers 1-08 to 1-07 Tuosist.

Tuosist started the second half the stronger with points from Mike O’Sullivan and Colm Brosnan in the opening two minutes to swing the lead back in their favour, 1-09 to 1-08. Shane O’Connor replied for the home side to level the game once more in the 5th minute of the half. Laune Rangers’ last score came in the 12th minute through a Jack O’Connor pointed free. Tuosist found another gear at this stage in the game adding their second goal through Johnny Breen in the 16th minute along with points from Peter O’Shea, Liam O’Shea, Mike O’Sullivan(3) and Flor O’Sullivan to secure the points. Full-time score: Laune Rangers ‘B’ 1-10 to 2-15 Tuosist.

Laune Rangers ‘B’: Vinnie Costello, Ger O’Sullivan, Redmond Fitzgerald, Dáire Clifford, Tadhg-Iarla Curran, Eoghan O’Sullivan, Colm O’Mahony, Michael O’Sullivan, Geoffrey Mahony, Shane O’Connor, Colin O’Dwyer, Pa Sheehan, Westley Delaney, Jack O’Connor, Gavin O’Shea. SUBS: Darren Riordan, Aidan Lynch, Stuart Delaney.

Tuosist: Steve O’Sullivan, Mike Healy, Don Brosnan, Mike O’Sullivan, Peter Daly, Danny O’Sullivan, Dan Hawker, Flor O’Sullivan, Peter O’Shea, Mike O’Sullivan, Gary Harrington, Mike O’Sullivan, Thomas Harrington, Liam O’Shea, Mike O’Sullivan. SUBS: Johnny Breen, Colm Brosnan.

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Seniors vs Listry – Co. League – 12/04/14

County League, Division 2 – Laune Rangers vs Listry – Saturday 12th April

Laune Rangers: 1-12
Listry: 2-09

Laune Rangers grabbed a late goal through a Mike Frank Russell converted penalty to steal a point from Mid-Kerry counterparts Listry on Saturday evening in the J.P. O’Sullivan Park, Killorglin.

The opening half was a tit-for-tat battle with the sides level at 0-07 a piece at the short whistle. Pa Joy opened the first half scoring with a point in the second minute, this was cancelled out by a Damien Clifford effort on 3 minutes. Colm O’Shea and Pádraig Murphy put the home side 0-03 to 0-01 ahead soon after. Listry wing-forward Gary Kelliher pointed in the 13th minute to let the score 0-03 to 0-02. Mike Frank Russell and Anthony Kennedy swapped points in the minutes that followed before Chris Riordan and Pa Joy extended Laune Rangers lead to 3 points with 18minutes played; 0-06 to 0-03. A Derry Ahern free quickly followed by a Paul O’Donoghue effort for Listry closed Rangers’ lead to the minimum in the 24th minute. Damien Clifford leveled the game at 0-06 a piece in the 28th minute before Gary Kelliher and Mike Frank Russell(free) swapped points in the final minutes of the half to let the score 0-07 a piece at half-time.

Listry started the second half the quicker with two early points from Damien Clifford(free) and Anthony Kennedy to push two points ahead, 0-09 to 0-07 with 8minutes played. The game’s first goal came in the 9th minute of the half, Sean Lehane sent the ball across the goal and met Anthony Kennedy running in. Kennedy connected well with the ball and sent it into the back of the Laune Rangers’ net and suddenly the visitors were leading by 5 points; 1-09 to 0-07. Laune Rangers responded with a Mike Frank Russell pointed free to narrow their lead somewhat. Listry netted their second of the evening in the 21st minute when Lehane again sent a free into the square, Derry Ahern was the player on-hand to find the net to let the game 2-09 to 0-08 in the visitors favour with less than 10 minutes remaining. This however was to be Listry’s last score of the game as Laune Rangers finished the game strongly. Points from Shane McSweeney, Mike Frank Russell(2; 1F) and Pádraig Murphy left 3points between the sides with a minute remaining, 2-09 to 0-12. In an exciting finish, Johnny Carey was fouled in the Listry box with the referee pointing to the spot. Mike Frank Russell slotted the ball into the goal to level the game at 2-09 to 1-12. Russell squandered a late chance to steal all 3 points as his effort faded wide. Full-time in Killorglin: Laune Rangers 1-12 to 2-09 Listry.

Laune Rangers: Jason Browne, Keith Sheehan, Johnny Carey, Kieran Crowley, Ryan Keane, Peter Crowley, Liam Quirke, Shane Daly, Pádraig Murphy, Chris Riordan, Mike Frank Russell, Shane McSweeney, John O’Shea, Pa Joy, Colm O’Shea. SUBS: John Tyther, John Sheehan.

Listry: Colm Counihan, Danny Wrenn, Paudie Lehane, Kieran Kennedy, Damien Clifford, Kieran Murphy, John Foley, Jimmy O’Leary, Paul Kennedy, Derry Ahern, Billy Brien, Gary Kelliher, Sean Lehane, Anthony Kennedy, Paul O’Donoghue. SUBS: Joseph Clifford

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2014 County SFL Division 2 – Laune Rangers vs Spa 23rd March

Laune Rangers 1-14, Spa 1-14

Laune Rangers hosted Spa in the Co League Division 2 opener on Sunday. Scored were exchanged in the early minutes as points from Mike Frank Russell and Kevin Flynn (free) were met with a brace from Michael O’Donoghue (1 play, 1 free) to leave the scores level at 0-2 a piece after 12 minutes. O’Donoghue had a goal chance saved by Jason Browne but the rebound went over the bar to give Spa the lead before Craig Hickey did find the net to give the visitors a 1-3 to 0-2 lead on the quarter mark. Shane McSweeney (Rangers) and Brian Russell (Spa) exchanged points before Laune Rangers went on the offensive for the last 5 mins of the half. Points from Kevin Flynn (2) (1 free), Mike Frank Russell & Pa Joy drew the sides level at the break 0-7 to 1-4.

Rangers started the 2nd half as the ended the 1st, with three unanswered points from Colm O’Shea, Kevin Flynn and Pa Joy. Spa immediately responded with three points from Michael O’Donoghue to draw the sides level 0-10 to 1-7 after 40 minutes. Laune Rangers captain and fullback Jonathan Carey was then black carded for a cynical challenge on his opponent, and O’Donoghue pointed the resulting free to give his side the lead. That lead lasted for all of 3 minutes, before Kevin Flynn pointed a free for Laune Rangers to level it up. Again points were exchanged between O’Donoghue for Spa and Mc Sweeney for Rangers before some great work from Colm O’Shea got Rangers into an attacking position and he passed off to Pa Joy who found the net & put Laune Rangers ahead 1-12 to 1-9 with a quarter of the game to play. A Hugh Donoghue point for Spa was cancelled out by a trademark 50m free kick from the ground by evergreen Mike Frank Russell. Aidan Cahill then scored a fine point for Spa before Colm O’Shea got another for Rangers to leave the score at 1-14 to 1-11 in favour of the home side with 6 minutes to play. Spa rallied though, and Brian Russell and Michael O’Donoghue points put just one between the teams with a minute to go. Laune Rangers then committed a foul to give Spa the chance to equalize and with the final kick of the game, O’Donoghue scored his tenth point of the game from 40 yards to tie the game and share the points.

Laune Rangers: 1 Jason Browne, 2 Kevin O’Sullivan, 3 Jonathan Carey (capt), 4 Keith Sheehan, 5 Kieran Crowley, 6 Chris Riordan, 7 Michael O’Sullivan, 8 Padraig Murphy, 9 Shane Daly, 10 Shane McSweeney(0-2), 11 Michael F Russell(0-3), 12 Ryan Keane, 13 Kevin Flynn (0-5), 14 Pa Joy (1-2), 15 Colm O’Shea (0-2). Subs: John O’Shea for Keane, John Tyther for K O’Sullivan, Aaron Gamble for Carey (Black Card), Daniel Macbeth for Flynn, Liam Quirke for O’Shea

Spa: 1 James Devane, 2 Mike Finnegan, 3 Hugh Donoghue (0-1), 4 Alfie Giles, 5 Aidan Cahill (0-1), 6 Shane Lynch, 7 Eoin Cronin, 8 Andrew Garnett, 9 Ivor Flynn, 10 Shane Fenton, 11 Cormac Cronin, 12 Ryan O’Carroll, 13 Craig Hickey (1-0), 14 Michael O’Donoghue (0-10), 15 Brian Russell (0-2). Subs: John Falvey, Jamie Spillane, Timmy Healy.

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Seniors vs Beaufort – Mid-Kerry Championship Semi-Final

Mid-Kerry Championship Semi-Final, Saturday 2nd November

Laune Rangers: 0-10

Beaufort: 0-07

Despite the slow start, Laune Rangers showed their experience at the end to hold on and book their place in the Mid-Kerry Final which is down to be played on Sunday 24th November.

Colm O’Shea got proceedings under way with a point for the visitors in the second minute. Beaufort captain, Kevin O’Brien replied with a point of his own in the 4th minute to level the game at 0-01 a piece. A stale mate followed as neither side were able to find the posts until the 22nd minute of the half when Kevin Flynn pointed to put Rangers back in front, 0-02 to 0-01.

Fergal Hallissey(2, 1f) and a Kevin O’Brien free added to Beaufort’s tally with Laune Rangers notching up just a further point to let the game 0-04 to 0-03 at the short whistle.

The accurate Kevin O’Brien was on hand to send over two early second half points (1 free) to let the game 0-06 to 0-03 in Beaufort’s favour with 3 minutes of the second half played.

Points from Kevin Flynn and John Sheehan for Laune Rangers closed Beaufort’s lead to just the minimum with 9 minutes of the second half played, 0-06 to 0-05.

Laune Rangers’ goalkeeper Tony Lyons pulled off three fine saves in the minutes that followed keeping Rangers in the game. Perhaps a lack of experience from Beaufort in opting to go for goal instead of taking their points at that stage in the game.

Fergal Hallissey gave Beaufort a two point lead in the 13th minute of the half with a well taken 45′ kick, 0-07 to 0-05.

Laune Rangers’ replied with two Kevin Flynn frees in the 19th and 21st minutes of the half to see the game level at 0-07 a piece going into the final 10minutes.

Laune Rangers continued to push on with Shane Daly and John Sheehan working hard in the Laune Rangers’ attack. Sheehan found Shane McSweeney free in the 30th minute with McSweeney splitting the posts to put Rangers ahead by 1; 0-08 to 0-07.

4/5 minutes of injury time was played at the end allowing for attention given to Nathan Breen who was helped from the field of play earlier in the second half.

John Sheehan and Kevin Flynn showed their experience in the 32nd and 34th minutes of the half to let the game 0-10 to 0-07 in Laune Rangers’ favour at the full-time whistle.

Laune Rangers will await the winners of Glenbeigh/Glencar vs Milltown/Castlemaine who play in the other Semi-Final next Sunday.

Laune Rangers: Tony Lyons, Michael O’Sullivan, Jeremy O’Callaghan, Tommy O’Callaghan, Shane McSweeney, Peter Crowley, Geoffrey Mahony, Shane Daly, Mark Healy, Colm O’Shea, Johnny Carey, Pa Sheehan, Kevin Flynn, John Sheehan, Pa Joy. SUBS: Barry O’Sullivan, Kevin O’Sullivan, John Tyther, Ryan Keane

Beaufort: Mike Moriarty, Conor Breen, Ger Hartnett, Sean Fogarty, Michael J. O’Connor, Nathan Breen, Padraig Harnett, Padraig O’Sullivan, Fergal Hallissey, Liam Carey, Francis Courtney, Darragh Coffey, Garry Coffey, Kevin O’Brien, Danny Healy. SUBS: Eanna O’Connor, Jason Foley.

Referee: James O’Sullivan, Firies.

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Minors vs Milltown/Castlemaine – Mid-Kerry Championship Final 2013

“Laune Rangers withstand a late Milltown/Castlemaine comeback to claim their 8th consecutive Mid-Kerry Minor Championship Title”

Laune Rangers: 1-11

Milltown/Castlemaine: 0-12

Played in good conditions in Keel on Sunday afternoon the holders Laune Rangers faced Milltown/Castlemaine in the 2013 Mid-Kerry Minor Championship Final.

Laune Rangers came into the game looking for their 8th consecutive title while Milltown/Castlemaine were hoping to upset this record and win their first title since 2005.

It was to be the Launesiders who would bring the title back over the Laune bridge with a 1-11 to 0-12 win but not before a second half comeback from Milltown/Castlemaine which made for a nail-biting final quarter.

Laune Rangers got the game underway with two points from Daniel Macbeth(frees) in the 1st and 4th minutes. Jonathan O’Sullivan replied for Milltown/Castlemaine with a pointed 45′ kick in the 5th minute to let the game 0-02 to 0-01 in Laune Rangers’ favour.

A quiet period followed as neither side were able to find a score until the 18th minute when Laune Rangers went further ahead. The Milltown/Castlemaine goalkeeper Cormac Leane fouled the ball outside the box and John O’Shea pointed the resulting free to let the game 0-03 to 0-01 in Laune Rangers favour going into the final 10minutes of the first half.

Points from Milltown/Castlemaine’s Jack McCarthy and Jonathan O’Sullivan(free) in the 21st and 23rd minutes of the half saw the game level at 0-03 a piece.

Laune Rangers pushed on however and finished the half strong with points from Daniel Macbeth, Westley Delaney(2), John Tyther and John O’Shea(free) to give the Killorglin side a 0-08 to 0-03 advantage at the short whistle.

It was Milltown/Castlemaine who made the better start in the second half with points from Gavin McKenna, Ciaran Griffin and Jonathan O’Sullivan in the opening 10 minutes to close Laune Rangers lead to just two points with 11 minutes played in the second half.

Daniel Macbeth extended Laune Rangers’ lead back out to three points in the 13th minute of the half with a well taken point before the game’s only goal came in the 14th minute. Shane Mangan shrugged off the Milltown/Castlemaine defenders and cooly slotted the ball past Cormac Leane in the Milltown/Castlemaine goals to give Laune Rangers a six point cushion mid-way through the second half.

To their credit Milltown/Castlemaine continued to battle hard and attacked the Laune Rangers’ backline in waves. Laune Rangers went down to 14 men in the 19th minute of the half when their solid midfielder Shane Daly received his second yellow card of the afternoon and was sent to the line by referee James O’Sullivan.

Milltown/Castlemaine notched up further points from Gavin McKenna, Jonathan O’Sullivan and David Roche to let the goal between the sides inside the final 10minutes of the game.

Gavin Horan popped another one over for Milltown/Castlemaine in the 26th minute to let just two between the sides, 1-09 to 0-10 with less than 5 minutes of normal time to play.

Daniel Macbeth scored his 5th point of the afternoon in the 28th minute to push Laune Rangers’ lead back out to three points, 1-10 to 0-10.

In a nail-biting finish Jonathan O’Sullivan closed Laune Rangers’ lead with two well taken points in the 30th and 32nd minutes of the game to let the minimum between the sides well into injury time.

Referee James O’Sullivan continued to let the game play and there were some nervous moments on both sides as Milltown/Castlemaine tried hard to penetrate the Laune Rangers defence while Laune Rangers battled hard to retain possession.

Laune Rangers’ Shane Mangan got the final score of the afternoon in the 34th minute to let the game 1-11 to 0-12 in Laune Rangers favour at the full-time whistle.

After the game, Mid-Kerry Board Chairman, James Doyle, presented the trophy to the Laune Rangers’ captain Colm O’Mahony. The Man-of-the-Match trophy was presented to Daniel Macbeth(Laune Rangers).

Laune Rangers: Gary Naughton, Neil O’Shea, Kevin O’Sullivan, Eoin O’Sullivan, Colm O’Mahony, Aidan Cox, Fionn O’Shea, Shane Daly, Daniel Macbeth(0-05), David Costello, John Tyther(0-01), Westley Delaney(0-02), John O’Shea(0-02(2f)), Shane Mangan(1-01), Patrick Daly. SUBS: Gearoid Joy, Seamus O’Sullivan, Jamie Clifford.

Milltown/Castlemaine: Cormac Leane, Gavin McKenna(0-02), Dara O’Connor, Ronan Casey, Shane Moriarty, Cathal O’Connor, Eoin O’Brien, Thady O’Sullivan, Gavin Horan(0-01), Donal Dennehy, Jonathan O’Sullivan(0-06 (1 45′, 2f)), Eoin O’Mahony, David Roche(0-1), Jack McCarthy(0-01), Padraig O’Brien. SUBS: Sean O’Dea, James O’Connor, Ciaran Griffin(0-01), Ciaran O’Connor, Gavin O’Brien, Michael Dennehy, Tadgh McCarthy.

Referee: James O’Sullivan, Firies.

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Ladies vs Ballymacarbry – Munster Semi-Final

Munster Senior ‘B’ Semi-Final – Laune Rangers vs Ballymacarbry

Laune Rangers: 1-13
Ballymacarbry: 4-09

A place in the Munster Senior ‘B’ Final was what was at stake when Laune Rangers played Ballymacarbry on Saturday last in Ballyhooly, Co. Cork.

It was to be the Waterford side who progressed with goals at very crucial times, as well as some fine individual performances from Michelle Ryan, Aileen Wall & Marian Ryan aiding their side to a five point victory.

The opening half was a tit-for-tat battle with the sides practically matching each other score-for-score throughout. The lead changed between the sides many times before the short whistle. Ballymacarbry got the scoring underway with a point in the opening minute of the game from the very accurate Marian Ryan. Laune Rangers responded with points from Anna Maria O’Donoghue & Patrice Dennehy(2) to give the Kerry side a two point cushion with 8 minutes played, 0-03 to 0-01.

Michelle Ryan was on hand for Ballymacarbry to close Rangers’ lead to the minimum in the 9th minute before Patrice Dennehy slotted another over for Laune Rangers in the 10th minute. Dennehy intercepted some sloppy Ballymacarbry passing punishing the Waterford side with a well taken point to let the game 0-04 to 0-02 in Laune Rangers favour in the 10th minute of the opening half.

The game’s first goal came in the 11th minute when Linda Wall eased through the Laune Rangers’ backline and slotted the ball passed Edel Murphy in the Laune Rangers goal giving Ballymacarbry the lead for the first time since the opening minute.

Laune Rangers again responded, this time with a goal of their own. Patrice Dennehy again punishing a mistake in the Ballymacarbry defence. Michelle McGrath misjudged a dropping ball leaving Dennehy in acres of space. Dennehy was goal bound and made no mistake in finding the back of the Ballymacarbry net. The goal gave Laune Rangers the advantage once more with the Kerry side leading 1-04 to 1-02 mid-way through the first half.

Ballymacarbry to their credit continued to battle hard and attacked the Laune Rangers goal in waves in the minutes that followed. The side were rewarded with a point from Marian Ryan and their second goal from the boot of Louise Ryan in the 18th minute. The lead had swung in Ballymacarbry’s favour once more as they lead 2-03 to 1-04.

Stephanie Corkery and Anna Maria O’Donoghue pointed for Laune Rangers in the 19th and 20th minutes of the opening half to see the side’s level going into the final 10 minutes of the opening half.

The very lively Aileen Wall delievered a blow to Laune Rangers in the 22nd minute of the half when she netted Ballymacarbry’s third goal of the afternoon. Wall’s goal gave Ballymacarbry a vital three point cushion at a crucial period in the game.

The final point of the half came from Laune Rangers’ full forward Stephanie Corkery in the 25th minute of the half with Ballymacarbry going in with the advantage at the short whistle. Half-Time score: Laune Rangers 1-07 to 3-03 Ballymacarbry.
All star forward, Sarah Houlihan narrowed Ballymacarbry’s lead to just a point when she split the posts in the 2nd minute of the second half. Ballymacarbry however pushed their lead back out to three with points from Danielle Hallahan and Linda Wall in the 7th and 8th minutes of the half, Ballymacarbry leading 3-05 to 1-08.

Sarah Jane Joy and Michelle Ryan swapped points soon after to let the game 3-06 to 1-09 in Ballymacarbry’s favour mid-way through the second half.

Sarah Houlihan pointed her second of the afternoon in the 17th minute of the half narrowing the deficit to just two points once more.

Another well timed blow was delivered in the 21st minute of the half when Aileen Wall linked up with substitute Shauna Ryan to send the ball into the back of the Laune Rangers’ net giving Ballymacarbry a five point cushion for the first time in the game, 4-06 to 1-10.

Laune Rangers didn’t give up however and points from Bernie Breen(2) and Sarah Jane Joy saw the game stand at 4-06 to 1-13 in Ballymacarbry’s favour with about two minutes to play.

That was as close as Laune Rangers could get however as Ballymacarbry finished the game out with points from Aileen Wall(2) and Louise Ryan to ensure the victory. Full-time score: Ballymacarbry 4-09 to 1-13 Laune Rangers.

Laune Rangers: Edel Murphy, Maura O’Sullivan, Sarah Jane Joy, Katie Roche, Norina O’Callaghan, Mary Ann Doherty, Johanna O’Callaghan, Bernie Breen, Patrice Dennehy, Amy Foley, Sarah Houlihan, Anna Maria O’Donoghue, Cliona Coffey, Stephanie Corkery, Muireann O’Shea.

Ballymacarbry: Rebeccca Doocey, Breda Cooney, Karen McGrath, Siobhan Ryan, Laura Mulcahy, Eibhlis Cooney, Mairead Wall, Michelle McGrath, Louise Ryan, Linda Wall, Michelle Ryan, Aileen Wall, Danielle Hallahan, Marian Ryan, Lauren Guiry.

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Laune Rangers U-12 Boys – Summary of the Year


Congratulations to both Laune Rangers U-12 teams on a very successful year. Well done to all players who have entertained with their talent, and special thanks to all mentors who have given of their time and experience to develop these two terrific teams.

County League U-12:

The Laune Rangers U-12 teams had a successful County League campaign. Laune Rangers ‘A’ team came a very close second place in the League having only lost against one team, Legion. There were memorable encounters both at home and away with wins against Kerins O’Rahillys, Dr Crokes, Austin Stacks, Rathmore, Na Gaeil and Churchill.

Mid Kerry U-12:

Congratulations to both U-12 Laune Rangers teams on winning the U-12 Mid- Kerry ‘A’ and ‘B’ competitions. The matches were played every week during the month of July against teams from Milltown/Castlemaine, Keel, Glenbeigh/Glencar and Cromane with the final game taking place on the August bank holiday against Beaufort.

All matches were played in a spirit of keen competition with each side giving their all. The U-12 Laune Rangers ‘A’ team and U-12 Laune Rangers ‘B’ teams won all their matches, playing with great purpose, determination and skill against very capable opposition.

U-13 Rose of Tralee Cup:

The U-13 Rose Cup took place on 17th August 2013. Laune Rangers U-13’s got to the Final of the Cup but unfortunately lost to Austin Stacks in a tightly contested battle. Heroic performances all day secured Laune Rangers place in the Final.

Central District League U-12:

Well done to Laune Rangers U-12 ‘A’ and ‘B’ teams who won their respective Central District League competitions winning all games against teams from An Gaeltacht, Na Gaeil, Austin Stacks, Churchill and John Mitchells.

This is a very talented bunch of players who have very bright footballing futures ahead of them in the blue and white of Laune Rangers, and we suspect, in the green and gold of Kerry!.

U-12 Laune Rangers ‘A’ Panel: Ronan Fitzpatrick, Evan Madden, James Hurley, Cormac Doyle, Gabriel Griffin, Conor Burke, Eoin Clifford, Roan Moriarty, David Mangan, Ronan O’Shea, Gearoid Hassett, Shane Doona, Dean Callan, Jack Evans Daragh Purcell.

Mentors: Paudie O’Shea and Glenn Evans, James Hurley.

U-12 Laune Rangers ‘B’ Panel: Nathan Houlihan, Matthew Leslie, Dean Cahill, Stephen O`Sullivan, Jamie Sullivan, Jack Carey, Cian Naylor, Rory O’Connor, Gavin Joy, Barry O’Connor, Darragh Foyle, Martin Fay, Sean Cleary, Stephen Sealey, Tiarnách O`Shea, Colum Kelliher, Tim O’Shea

Mentors: Eoin Corkery and William Joy


Comhghairdeas le foirne Fánaithe Na Leamhna fé 12



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Laune Rangers Finally Secure Ladies Senior Championship Title

Laune Rangers Finally Secure Ladies Senior Championship Title by Imelda Roche

Killorglin Side Land Coveted Title At Last

After numerous league titles and near misses, Laune Rangers finally secured the Caroline Broderick Memorial Senior Cup defeating Southern Gaels in the Azzurri Sport Senior final on Sunday. Played in difficult windy conditions in Kilcummin, they set the tempo of the game, leading from start to finish.

However no one could foresee even at half time what the second half would bring, as both sides were nip tuck in the first half. Through county star Patrice Dennehy, who played a key role all day, Laune Rangers were first on the board with two points. Deirdre Corridan got Southern Gaels on the board after eight minutes with a pointed free.

Scoring options were limited as both defences were on top and the strong breeze which was aiding the Laune side meant a lot of passes were overcooked and shots dropped short into keeper’s hands. Sarah Houlihan was first to test the goalkeeper’s reactions forcing Southern Gaels keeper Meabh Daly into a good save.

Rangers keeper Ciara O’Connor – a late tactical switch from full back to goals – was then forced into action by Deirdre Corridan and pulled off a great double save. Southern Gaels cut the Laune Rangers lead midway through the half to just a single point with scores from Megan O’Connell, Leanne Curran and Linda Cronin, but Laune Rangers responded landing some strong scores through Patrice Dennehy, Sarah Houlihan & Bernie Breen.

At half-time Laune Rangers led by 0-9 to Southern Gaels’ 0-6.

Bright Start

It was Southern Gaels who started the second half the brighter and with the wind aiding them a three point deficit seemed far from insurmountable. Straight from the throw in they attacked the Rangers goal at speed, and but for some frantic defending from the Rangers they would have given away the first goal of the game. Instead it was Laune Rangers who had the first score – a pointed free from Sarah Houlihan.

The turning point in the game came in the sixth minute of the second half. Southern Gaels, who were working hard around the middle, secured possession from a breaking ball and quickly moved the ball into the full forward line. A goal mouth scramble ensued with Southern Gaels having strong claims for a penalty. The ref, however, waved play on and Laune Rangers themselves attacked at speed, with Sarah Houlihan finishing a swift counter-attack to the back of the net.

The Southern side were rattled and tried to work a goal opportunity themselves straight away but again they found the Killorglin defence well up to the task. They worked a free quickly up field again, and this time Patrice Dennehy ended the move with the ball in the back of the net. It was now Laune Rangers 2-10 Southern Gaels 0-6.

The wind was up in the Laune Rangers sails and they kept attacking in waves. The southern side just couldn’t seem to hold them back any more. Anne Marie O’Donoghue added another goal shortly after and Patrice & Sarah Houlihan tacked on points. It was looking very ominous at this stage, particularly after Johanna O’Callaghan added a fourth Laune Rangers goal in somoewhate fortunate circumstances, as her attempted long range was caught by the wind and dropped in behind the keeper’s head.

It was now damage limitation for Southern Gaels. It took them 14 minutes of the second half to land a score – a point from Leanne Curran. Shortly after Patrice struck for another goal, leaving the score at 5-15 to 0-09 at the end.


Sarah Jane Joy received the cup from Chairperson Pat Harnett a great honour as it was the first senior title in the club.

They now go forward to compete in the Munster Club championship – opposition unknown at this stage.


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Laune Rangers Ladies vs North Kerry – Co.Championship Qtr-Final

Laune Rangers vs North Kerry – County Championship Quarter-Final


Laune Rangers: 5-16

North Kerry: 2-04

Laune Rangers travelled to Finuge on Friday evening to play North Kerry in the County Championship Quarter-Final.

The Laune-siders are back-boned by Kerry Seniors Sarah Houlihan, Edel Murphy, Patrice Dennehy, Bernie Breen & Sarah Houlihan while Louise Galvin & Rosie Young are the big names on North Kerry’s team sheet.

It was to be Laune Rangers who progressed to the Semi-Finals after some good team-work together with impressive speed and skill to ensure a comprehensive 5-16 to 2-04 victory. The Killorglin side lead from the opening minute with North Kerry never really causing a concern.


All-star Kerry goalkeeper Edel Murphy was on hand in the opening minute of the game to slot over the first point from her position in front of goal. North Kerry’s Emma McCarthy leveled the game at 0-01 a piece in the second minute with her own effort. Laune Rangers’ first goal came in the third minute when Amy Foley, who was left on her own, linked well with Stephanie Corkery who made no mistake in finding the back of the North Kerry net to give Rangers a 1-01 to 0-01 lead.

Laune Rangers continued to press forward and attack the North Kerry goal and tagged on further points from Corkery(2), Meadhbh Johnston and Sarah Houlihan and the game stood at 1-05 to 0-01 with 8mins played. North Kerry replied in the 9th minute through Noreen Guiney to let the game 1-05 to 0-02 in Laune Rangers favour.

Muireann O’Shea pointed for the Laune-siders in the 11th minute before Stephanie Corkery went through for the game’s, and her own, second goal and Laune Rangers’ lead 2-06 to 0-02. Laune Rangers didn’t take their foot off the pedal and continued to pressure the North Kerry backline. Further scores from Sarah Houlihan, Edel Murphy, Stephanie Corkery(2) gave Laune Rangers a 2-10 to 0-02 advantage.

A good block down from Sarah Jane Joy in the Laune Rangers backline saw her link well with Edel Murphy who netted Laune Rangers’ third goal of the evening in the 20th minute.The sides swapped points in the closing minutes of the half with Louise Galvin pointing for North Kerry and Muireann O’Shea sending over the final point of the half for Laune Rangers to let the score 3-11 to 0-03 in Laune Rangers favour at the short whistle.


North Kerry had a dream start to the second half with two goals in the opening 5 minutes. Noreen Guiney found the net in the second minute after some good link play from Rosie Young, Louise Galvin and Emma McCarthy. Cliona Coffey and Sarah Houlihan pointed for Laune Rangers in the 4th and 5th minutes of the half to let the game 3-13 to 1-03 in Rangers’ favour.

North Kerry found the net again in the 6th minute when a mistake in the Laune Rangers’ backline saw an alert Aoife Fitzgerald pounce on the breaking ball and send it to the back of the Laune Rangers net and it was 3-13 to 2-03.

Laune Rangers responded in style however when All-Star forward Sarah Houlihan showed off her speed and skill when she went through for Laune Rangers’ fourth goal. Laune Rangers pushed on again with points from Patrice Dennehy, Edel Murphy and Houlihan as well as their final goal from the boot of Edel Murphy to ensure the win. North Kerry’s final point coming from a Noreen Guiney effort. Full-time score: Laune Rangers 5-16 to 2-04 North Kerry.



Laune Rangers: Ciara O’Connor, Maura O’Sullivan, Sarah Jane Joy, Alanna Regan, Johanna O’Callaghan, Amy Foley, Norina O’Callaghan, Bernie Breen, Patrice Dennehy, Cliona Coffey, Sarah Houlihan, Muireann O’Shea, Stephanie Corkery, Edel Murphy, Meadhbh Johnston. SUBS: Nikki Reidy, Sarah O’Connor, Chloe O’Sullivan, Kaylynn Lodder.

North Kerry: Michelle Carroll, Ciara Reena, Carol Wrenn, Siobhan O’Donnell. Emer Reena, Rosie Young, Catriona Darla, Louise Galvin, Elaine Ryan, Laura Devane, Emma McCarthy, Rachel Horgan, Niamh McKenna, Aoife Fitzgerald, Noreen Guiney.


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