Senior Football League Division 1 Round 3
7 April 2024, 2:00 pm
0-4 - 0-7
Laune Rangers
Paddy Burke Memorial Park
Senior Men

Match Report

By Sinéad Pigott


Laune Rangers: 0-07

Milltown/Castlemaine: 0-04



Laune Rangers and Milltown/Castlemaine met for their local derby Credit Union County Senior Football League, Division 1, Round 3 game on Sunday afternoon last in Paddy Burke Park, Milltown. In what was a rather lacklustre affair, Laune Rangers emerged victorious securing 3 wins from their opening 3 games on their return to Division 1.

Milltown/Castlemaine opened the scoring in the 3rd minute when Dylan O’Neill split the posts after being on the receiving end of a quickly taken free from David Roche. Laune Rangers levelled the game at 0-01 apiece in the 5th minute with John Tyther putting his free over the bar. Éanna O’Connor put Milltown/Castlemaine ahead once more in the 13th minute with another converted free. Fiachra Clifford levelled the game a 0-02 apiece for the second time in the 21st minute when he sent his free over after a foul on Eoin O’Sullivan. A final John Tyther free put the visitors in front in the 25th minute to let the score at the short whistle: Laune Rangers 0-03 to 0-02 Milltown/Castlemaine.

Laune Rangers got the second half scoring underway with Eoin Clifford winning possession from the throw in. The ball was sent forward to Daire Cleary who coolly slotted it over the bar to let the score 0-04 to 0-02 in the visitor’s favour with less than a minute of the second half played. Cleary was on hand again in the 8th minute when he took his free short to Rory O’Connor who added another point to Rangers’ tally, 0-05 to 0-02. Éanna O’Connor sent over another free for the home side in the 10th minute to close Rangers’ lead to two points. In the 18th minute, Rangers’ Seán Cleary cleared his lines well and the ball was worked forward to Fiachra Clifford who passed off to an oncoming Patrick Carey. Carey saw his shot saved by Cormac Leane in the Milltown/Castlemaine goal and pushed over the bar for a point to let the score 0-06 to 0-03 in Rangers’ favour heading into the final 10 minutes of the game. Laune Rangers extended their lead to four points in the 23rd minute with another pointed free, this time from the boot of substitute Patrick Daly. Éanna O’Connor added another converted free for Milltown/Castlemaine in the 27th minute, in what was to be the final score of the game. Full-time score: Laune Rangers 0-07 to 0-04 Milltown/Castlemaine.



Laune Rangers: Pádraig Ahern, Seán Cleary, Oisín Daly, Rory O’Connor (0-1), Killian Spillane, Patrick Carey (0-1), Ciarán O’Sullivan, Calum Moriarty, Eoin Clifford, Fiacha Clifford (0-1, 1f), John Tyther (0-2, 2f), Stephen Sealy, Daire Cleary (0-1), Eoin O’Sullivan, Matthew Leslie. SUBS: Stephen Gannon, Oisín Birmingham, Patrick Daly (0-1, 1f), Ronan O’Shea, Shane Clifford