Mid Kerry Senior League Rd 3
24 February 2024, 3:00 pm
Laune Rangers
1-11 - 2-10
J P O Sullivan Park
Senior B Team

Match Report

LR B vs Keel 24-02-24

Laune Rangers 1-11, Keel 2-10

Laune Rangers Development team hosted Keel on Saturday afternoon in the Mid Kerry Senior League, where a great effort from a young team came up just short against the Mid Kerry Championship finalists a couple of short months ago.

Laune Rangers fielded a team with an average age just short of 20 years old, with five of the most recent crop of Minors starting.

An early Paul Costello free was cancelled out by a well taken Callum Russell effort, and the pair exchanged points again to see scores tied at 0-2 a piece with fifteen minutes played.

That’s how it played out for the rest of the half, with neither team gaining more than a one point lead before being clawed back.  Cian O’Shea spilt the posts to give Laune Rangers their first lead but Marc Murphy replied with a pointed mark for the visitors.  A Jack Healy point was nullified by Paul Costello for Keel, while Eden Murphy put the visitors ahead with an excellent score.

Cian O’Shea slotted a free to level matters again, and Ciarán O’Sullivan’s shot at goal just cleared the crossbar for a point after Cian O’Shea’s pass had split the defence – Laune Rangers taking a narrow lead into the break.

Half Time Score:- Laune Rangers B 0-6, Keel 0-5.

A Dylan Prendergast goal in the opening minute of the second half gave Keel a lead they would hold onto until the end.  Darragh O’Grady pointed for Rangers but it was soon cancelled out by another well taken Eden Murphy point.

Darragh Clifford & Paul Costello exchanged pointed frees before Keel added a second goal – Luke Flynn turning over a kickout and scoring with an excellent lobbed effort.

Gary Murphy and Seán Langford added points to give Keel a 2-9 to 0-8 lead with fifteen minutes remaining.

Eoghan Joy & Cian O’Shea (free) reduced arrears for Rangers, but Marc Murphy slotted another free for Keel.  Another Cian O’Shea free was followed by a late Eoghan Joy goal to leave two between the sides, but there would be no time for a comeback for the home side – Keel holding out to take the win.

Full Time Score:- Laune Rangers 1-11, Keel 2-10.

Laune Rangers B:- Conor Buckley, David O’Brien, Cathal O’Callaghan, Eoin O’Connell, Gavan Mangan, Ciarán O’Sullivan (0-1), Aona O’Shea, Callum Russell (0-2), Tom Garry, Darragh O’Grady (0-1), Ronan O’Shea, Jack Healy (0-1), Mikey O’Donnell, Cian O’Shea (capt, 0-4, 3f), Darragh Clifford (0-1f).  Subs: Colm O’Shea, Devon Hogan, Adam Carey, Eoghan Joy (1-1), John Tuohy, Cillian Foley.

Keel:- Stephen Cahillane, Dylan Corcoran, Garret Prendiville (capt), Aaron Cahillane, Gary Murphy (0-1), Seán Corcoran, Colin Foley, Tommy Buckley, Seán Langford (0-1), Eden Murphy (0-2), Paul Costello (0-4, 3f), Fionán Griffin, Marc Murphy (0-2, 1f, 1mk), Luke Flynn (1-0), Gavin Evans.  Subs: Dylan Prendergast (1-0), Darragh O’Dowd, Jack Evans, Michael O’Callaghan.