Laune Rangers A 4-9, Laune Rangers B 1-5
Two Laune Rangers senior teams faced off against each other on Saturday afternoon as Laune Rangers A took on Laune Rangers B in JP O’Sullivan Park in the Mid Kerry League. With a host of players missing for both teams, it was the A team that proved the stronger on the day.
Early points by Ronan O’Shea and Patrick Daly (free) were followed by the first goal of the game through Ronan O’Shea, and a second goal scored by Jack O’Connor – aided by a fantastic defence splitting pass by Roan Moriarty – saw the As lead by 2-2 to 0-0 with fifteen minutes played.
Patrick Daly (free) and O’Connor brothers Jack & Mark each added points before Patrick Daly scored a third goal for the As, but the Bs got on the scoreboard before the break when, after a number of spurned chances, they split the posts with a pointed free through Cian O’Shea.
The A team added to their lead with excellent points by Darragh O’Grady and Roan Moriarty in the early stages of the second half, but the B team found their feet after that. Colm O’Shea (2, 1 free) & Patrick Daly traded points to leave the A team leading by 3-9 to 0-3 with fifteen minutes of the game to play.
Cian O’Shea (free) and Gabriel Griffin added to the B team’s tally before the As scored their 4th goal – Roan Moriarty with a stunning finish to the top corner. The Bs responded well & were awarded a penalty for touching the ball on the ground in the penalty area, and Johnny Carey came upfield to slot the spot kick to the net. A late point by Roan Moriarty was the final score of the game.
Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers A 4-9, Laune Rangers B 1-5.
Laune Rangers A:- Jason Browne, James Treacy, Oisín Daly, Rory O’Connor, Seán Cleary, Daragh O’Connor, Ryan Diggin, Seán Arthurs, Stephen Sealy, Mark O’Connor (0-1), Ronan O’Shea (1-1), Jack O’Connor (1-1), Patrick Daly (1-3, 2f), Roan Moriarty (1-2), Matthew Leslie. Subs: Darragh O’Grady (0-1), Padraig Ahern.
Laune Rangers B:- Adam Carey, Jonathan Carey (1-0, pen), Cormac Johnston, Darragh O’Shea, Killian Spillane, Michael O’Sullivan, Eamonn Carey, Gavin O’Shea, Calum Moriarty, Cian O’Shea (0-2f), Gabriel Griffin (0-1), Jack O’Sullivan, Michael O’Donnell, Colm O’Shea (0-2, 1f), Marc Clifford. Subs: Adam Owens, Jake Reenstierna.