Milltown/Castlemaine 0-11, Laune Rangers 4-11
Laune Rangers will contest the Mid Kerry Under 15 Championship A Final as they defeated Milltown/Castlemaine in Paddy Burke Memorial Park on Wednesday evening.
After both sides had kicked a couple of wides each, Laune Rangers opened the scoring with a Liam O’Connell point and followed it with another from Bryan McKenna. The home side grew into the game though, and scored the next three points to lead by 0-3 to 0-2 with fifteen minutes played.
Laune Rangers powered on in the second quarter and, after Aaron Doyle & John Horgan scored points, three goals in two minutes for the away side put them into what would be an insurmountable lead. Colm O’Shea pounced on a loose ball in the small square to tap in the first goal, while a 45’ taken by Charlie O’Sullivan dropped short only for John Horgan to get a fist to the ball and send it into the net. The third was a well taken goal by Alex Garry after the unfortunate Milltown/Castlemaine goalkeeper slipped as he took a kick out and midfielder Garry chipped the ball over goalkeeper and defence into the net. Points were added by Tomás Joy, Bryan McKenna & James Jones to see Laune Rangers take a commanding lead into the break.
Half Time Score:- Milltown/Castlemaine 0-3, Laune Rangers 3-7.
Milltown/Castlemaine began to close the gap in the early stages of the second half as they scored four points in succession (one free). Tomás Joy pointed a free before Milltown/Castlemaine slotted two frees of their own to leave the home side trailing by 3-8 to 0-9 with fifteen minutes to play.
Laune Rangers were awarded a penalty as Charlie O’Sullivan made a piercing run forward from centre back before being fouled in the square, and James Jones made no mistake with the spot kick for his team’s fourth goal. A John Horgan point followed before Milltown/Castlemaine were awarded a penalty of their own, but the shot tailed wide of the left post. Points would be traded twice between the sides before the end of the game – Tomás Joy (free) and Alex Garry with the scores for Rangers.
Full Time Score:- Milltown/Castlemaine 0-11, Laune Rangers 4-11.
Laune Rangers:- Adam Radny, Ned O’Grady, Aaron Doyle (0-1), Rian Hogan, Patrick O’Donnell, Charlie O’Sullivan, Dylan Flynn, Alex Garry (1-1), James Jones (1-1, 1 pen), Oran O’Sullivan, Tomás Joy (0-3, 2f), Liam O’Connell (0-1), Colm O’Shea (1-0), John Horgan (1-2), Bryan McKenna (0-2). Subs: Ciarán Birmingham, Daniel Kelly, Luke Moriarty, Cian McGrath, Callum Russell.