Glenbeigh/Glencar 1-6, Laune Rangers 2-12
Laune Rangers B picked up a second win in the Mid Kerry Junior League on Tuesday evening as a strong first half performance was enough to see off their hosts Glenbeigh/Glencar.
An early Caoilte Purcell point was cancelled out as Cian O’Shea (2, 1 free) pointed to give Rangers the lead, but scores were soon level as Kieran Cahalane scored a well taken point for the home side.
Colm O’Shea (free), Pierce Tyther & Cian O’Shea pointed as Rangers began to exert their dominance around the field to see the visitors leading by 0-5 to 0-2 at the first water break.
Seán Quirke pointed for Glenbeigh/Glencar but Laune Rangers took over for the remainder of the first half. Colm O’Shea scored three on the bounce (2 frees) before Ranges struck for the first goal of the game – Mikey O’Donnell with a great finish. A super long range Callum Russell point closed out the half as Rangers took a nine point lead into the break.
Half Time Score:- Glenbeigh/Glencar 0-3, Laune Rangers 1-9.
Aodán Roche came upfield to kick an excellent point for the hosts but Rangers continued to stretch their lead – Cian O’Shea ( 2 frees) and Gabe Griffin with points. Two saves from Rangers goalkeeper Tony Lyons – the first a reflex stretch over his head and the second a daisy-cutter along the ground stopped Glenbeigh from closing the gap while at the other end, Johnny Carey’s 45 took a deflection at the edge of the square and went netbound for a goal for the full back. As the sides went into the 2nd water break, Laune Rangers led by 2-12 to 0-5.
The final quarter saw Glenbeigh/Glencar close the gap, beginning with a super goal by Fergal Griffin who had gone into the edge of the square for the remainder of the game. A late pointed free by Caoilte Purcell proved to be the final score of the game.
Full Time Score:- Glenbeigh/Glencar 1-6, Laune Rangers 2-12.
Glenbeigh/Glencar:- Cian Knight, Diarmuid McGillycuddy, Maurice O’Connor, Mark O’Sullivan, Daniel Kelly, Aodán Roche (0-1), Ronan Foley, Dara Casey, Fergal Griffin (1-0), Gearóid Griffin, Caoilte Purcell (0-2), Seán Quirke (0-2), Pa Griffin, Kieran Cahalane (0-1), Jason Clifford.
Laune Rangers Team:- Tony Lyons, Patrick Brennan, Jonathan Carey (1-0), Darragh O’Shea, James Treacy, Pierce Tyther (0-1), James Lynch, Callum Russell (0-1), James Byrne, Eamonn Carey (capt), Gabriel Griffin (0-1), Ronan O’Shea, Cian O’Shea (0-5, 3f), Colm O’Shea (0-4, 3f), Mikey O’Donnell (1-0). Subs: Calum Moriarty for Byrne, Jack Healy for E Carey, Fergus Oman for Lynch; Ciarán Twiss.