Kerry LGFA Donal Curtin Tournament Round 1
29 March 2024, 6:00 pm
Laune Rangers
4-10 - 6-7
Austin Stacks
J P O Sullivan Park
Senior Ladies

Match Report

Laune Rangers: 4-10

Austin Stacks: 6-07

Laune Rangers Senior ladies had their opening game of Credit Union Donal Curtin Cup competition on Friday evening in JP O’Sullivan Park against Austin Stacks.  The side is captained by Meadhbh Johnson for the coming season. Due to Austin Stacks only having 13 players available the game was played 13 a side and the visiting team emerged victorious by 3 points.  Three of U16 girls made their debut to the senior panel with Jacquelyn Owens making her senior debut being introduced as a sub midway through first half.

Both sides exchanged scores in the opening 5 mins, leaving it all square 0-2 apiece. Austin Stacks pulled ahead 0-2 to 0-4.  Austin stack then struck for goal, score line now was 0-2 to 1-4. Laune Rangers replied with a free concerted by Nicole Moriarty, 0-3 to 1-4 after 13 mins.  Laune Rangers continued on the attack with Aine Hassett scoring a point, 0-4 to 1-4.  But then Austin Stacks went down the field and scored a goal, Laune Rangers goalie Sarah O’Connor picked up an injury in that attack.  Just before half time whistle, Fodhla scored a goal with the half time score 1-4, 2-4.

Second half commenced, with Sara Leslie & Fodhla Houlihan both getting on the scoresheet with score line now 1-6 to 2-4. Then Fodhla Houlihan struck for her third goal of the game putting the home side ahead by 2 points. Austin Stacks then launched another attack which resulted in another goal for the Tralee team Laune Rangers 2-6, Austin Stacks 3-4.  Laune Rangers went on a flurry of attacks which saw Meadhbh Johnson getting two points from play and Sara Leslie converted a free. The home team in the lead by two points again.  Austin Stack returned with a goal and a point lead switching to the visitors.  Meadbh Johnson scored her third point from play 2-10 to 4-5 but when Austin Stacks went on attack – a penalty was awarded to Austin Stacks which was converted.  Score line 2-10 to 5-5.  With some great play on both sides, scores were exchanged with Austin Stacks finishing the stronger on the day.

Final Score : Laune Rangers 4-10 Austin Stacks 6-7


Panel : Sarah O’Connor, Milly Foley, Andrea Nolan, Laura Patton, Meadhbh Johnson (0-3), Orla O’Brien, Sophia Doherty (0-1), Laura Leslie, Isabella Doherty, Fodhla Houlihan (4-1), Nicole Moriarty(0-1), Ailbhe Clifford(0-1), Kayleigh McGlashan, Sara Leslie(0-2), Sally McGillycuddy, Jacquelyn Owens, Aine Hassett(0-1), Aisling O’Connor, Niamh Doyle, Saoirse O’Shea, Ciara Horgan, Olivia Moriarty, Ciara O’Brien