A gallant display by Laune Rangers was not enough to claim the silverware in the Kerry LGFA Under 15 D Championship Final on Tuesday evening, as they were defeated by Inbhear Scéine Gaels B in Barraduff Community Field. Laune Rangers created early chances, and almost had the ball in the net in the opening minutes as Niamh O’Sullivan’s shot dragged wide. In contrast, ISG B team – a club made up of players in the Kenmare, Kilgarvan, Templenoe & Tousist areas – took their chances and had 1-1 on the board with their first two attacks. However, Laune Rangers were soon level as Saoirse O’Shea followed a pointed free with a goal from the penalty spot – an excellent shot into the top corner. With fifteen minutes played, the sides could not be separated at 1-1 a piece. ISG were awarded a penalty of their own and made no mistake in hitting the net and regaining the lead. Laune Rangers were attacking in spades but couldn’t convert their chances with the crossbar, posts and IG goalkeeper all stopping the Rangers from adding scores. Áine Hassett did manage to slot an excellent point, but ISG responded by scoring a third goal soon after. Laune Rangers battled their way back into the game, aided by some excellent defending, with points by Aoife Fenton Toms and Saoirse O’Shea (two frees), but a strong finish to the half by the Kenmare District side saw them add 1-3 to their lead and take an eight point lead into the break. Half Time Score:- Inbhear Scéine Gaels B 4-4, Laune Rangers 1-5. The beginning of the second half had a ten minute scoreless spell as defences were thriving – Kate Costello and Elmarie Longeran leading their respective lines – before Áine Hassett eventually broke the rut and struck to the net to reduce the deficit to five points. Pointed frees were traded (Saoirse O’Shea with the Rangers score) to see ISG leading by 4-5 to 2-6 with fifteen minutes remaining. Inbhear Scéine followed a point with their fifth goal, leaving Laune Rangers with a three goal mountain to climb in the latter stages. However, they laid a relentless siege on the opposition goal, with Riadh O’Sullivan & Niamh O’Sullivan feeding Sarah O’Brien and Áine Hassett with excellent passes to begin the attack. Sally McGillycuddy slotted a free before Áine Hassett scored her second goal after a great run. A free was dropped into the edge of the small square and caught by Sally Mack who did excellently to create space and slot the ball to the net to leave Rangers just two points in arrears. However, ISG rallied and held out for the remainder of the game, adding an insurance point late on to claim victory. Full Time Score:- Inbhear Scéine Gaels B 5-7, Laune Rangers 4-7. Laune Rangers:- Leah Russell, Kate Costello, Nicole McCormack, Kate McGeever, Elmarie Lonergan, Meadhbh Brennan, Amie Moriarty, Riadh O’Sullivan, Megan Gillespie, Emma O’Sullivan, Sarah O’Brien, Saoirse O’Shea (1-4, 1pen, 4f), Áine Hassett (capt, 2-1), Aoife Fenton Toms (0-1), Niamh O’Sullivan. Subs: Sally McGillycuddy (1-1), Amy Callan, Sarah Patton, Aisling Dwyer, Saoirse Cronin Langham, Molly Kingston.