Laune Rangers 3-14, Keel/Listry 2-5
The Mid Kerry Under 15 Championship got underway on Wednesday evening as Laune Rangers hosted Keel/Listry in Cloon, and the home side came away with victory.
The away side were playing into the dressing room end in the first half and, with a setting sun in their faces to deal with, they had a number of wides in the period. John Horgan, Patrick O’Donnell and Adam O’Neill (free) had Rangers leading 0-3 to 0-1 after five minutes, while excellent points by wing forwards Oran O’Sullivan (free) and Dylan Flynn were cancelled out by a Keel/Listry brace (one free) to leave Laune Rangers leading their visitors by 0-5 to 0-3 with fifteen minutes played.
John Horgan intercepted a defensive pass close to goal and punished the opposition fully by slotting the ball to the net for a goal. Horgan added a point shortly after but Keel/Listry responded and scored a goal of their own following a swift move upfield. Oran O’Sullivan and Alex Garry added points for Rangers to leave the home side ahead by five at the break.
Half Time Score:- Laune Rangers 1-8, Keel/Listry 1-3.
Keel/Listry scored a long range free in the first minute of the second half, but Laune Rangers responded with three in succession from play through Dylan Flynn, Alex Garry & John Horgan. Keel/Listry added a point, but Laune Rangers scored their second goal to take full control of the tie – Jamie Flynn’s fisted effort dropping under the bar before taking a touch of the goalkeeper’s fingertips and falling into the net. With fifteen minutes remaining, Laune Rangers led by 2-11 to 1-5.
Laune Rangers’ added a third goal in the 46th minute – Oran O’Sullivan with a great turnover before being fouled, and Adam O’Neill’s excellent pass from the free found Alex Garry who ended an excellent run with a better finish. Patrick O’Donnell and Adam O’Neill (two, one free) added points before Keel/Listry scored their second goal, which proved to be the last score of the game.
Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 3-14, Keel/Listry 2-5
Laune Rangers:- Adam Radny, Ciarán Birmingham, Aaron Doyle, Rian Hogan, Liam O’Connell, Charlie O’Sullivan, Patrick O’Donnell (0-2), James Jones, Alex Garry (1-2), Oran O’Sullivan, (0-2, 1f), Adam O’Neill (0-3, 1f), Dylan Flynn (0-2), Colm Evans, John Horgan (1-3), Jamie Flynn (1-0). Subs: Daniel Kelly, Ned O’Grady, Conor West, Bryan McKenna, Callum Russell.