Rhyno Div1 Final

Rhyno Quality Feeds Co.League Round 1 Review

Rhyno Div1 Final

Match reports courtesy of clubs & Pat Hartnett PRO.

The Rhyno Quality Feeds Senior County League got underway on Sunday last and in Division 1 Laune Rangers travelled to newly promoted Rathmore for their first round encounter. The newly promoted home side were hoping to start their season on a winning note while the experienced Laune Rangers outfit were looking to put a disappointing 2014 season behind them and start the new season afresh. It was to be the visitors who would take the points winning on a score line of 5-11 to 1-04. Rathmore started the game the quicker with two points in quick succession. The first from Norma O’Mahony after a quick free from midfielder Aislinn Desmond. This was followed soon after by another point this time from the boot of corner forward, Aoife O’Callaghan. Laune Rangers began to settle and worked a good play from goalkeeper, Cliona Coffey right up the field through Johanna O’Callaghan then Meadhbh Johnston who found Sarah Houlihan. Houlihan made no mistake and slotted the ball to the back of the Rathmore net for the game’s first goal to let the score 1-00 to 0-02 in the visitors favour & followed up with additional points. Rathmore, who continued to apply pressure and were dangerous on the break, made a good break down the field and when an initial shot rebounded off the upright, Caroline Reen was on hand to ensure the ball hit the back of the Rangers’ net to let the score 1-05 to 1-02 in the visitors favour with approx. 7 minutes of the opening half remaining. Laune Rangers answered in style in the 19th minute with a goal of their own from Anna Maria O’Donoghue. Laune Rangers hit a purple patch in the final 5 minutes of the half. Patrice Dennehy blasted to the back of the net in the 20th minute, followed by another goal from Houlihan in the 24th minute and the final score of the half, another Houlihan goal in the 26th minute to let the score 5-05 to 1-02 in favour of the Launesiders at the short whistle. It was Rathmore who opened the second half scoring with a well taken point from Aoife O’Callaghan who was being put under serious pressure from Laune Rangers’ defender Meadhbh Johnston. The travelling side used the wind advantage & tacked on some good scores to extend their lead. Rathmore however continued to defend valiantly. A quite period followed with both sides notching up a number of wides as well as introducing a number of substitutes. The sides swapped points in the closing minutes of the game with Caroline Reen pointing from the home side in the 22nd minute and Laune Rangers’ SinĂ©ad O’Connor closing the scoring with her second point of the afternoon in the 24th minute. A really good open game of football with Rathmore only newly promoted gaining some experience. In other Rhyno Quality Feeds Co.League Division Games Scartaglen 0-5 Desmonds 2-16 in the local Sliabh Luachra derby with Castleisland continuing their good form from 2014. While down South, Southern Gaels defeated closest neighbours Inbhear Sceine Gaels on a scoreline of 1-14 to 0-8.

In Division 2 it was the clash of the Black & Amber as Austin Stacks travelled to Listowel Emmets. It was a good start that helped the home side seal the win with Listowel leading comfortably at half time – Emmets 6-8 Stacks 0-0. Austin Stacks who were missing some key players due to injury & work commitments came back very strong in the second half & will be disappointed overall that they didn’t start the game as well they finished. Full time score Listowel Emmets 8-11 Austin Stacks 3-01. Top scorers for Listowel Emmets : Savannah McCarthy 2-8 and Abby McMahon 3-3. Outstanding players Emmet’s :Amy Carmody Heather O’Rourke and Megan Galvin. Outstanding players Stacks : Aoife Brick Marina Barry and Megan o Brien. In other Division 2 ties Na Gaeil were defeated at home by West Kerry outfit Corca Duibhne on a scoreline of 1 – 04 to 2 – 08 with top scorers on the day Marie Quirke Na Gaeil & Eilish Kavanagh for Corca Duibhne. Final Div 2 clash saw Finuge /St Senans defeat newly promoted Killarney side Dr Crokes, with full time score 4-09 to 2-06.

In the sole Division 3 clash Div 3 Currow were defeated by John Mitchells 2-07 to 5-08. Katelyn O’Sullivan was top scorer for Mitchells with 3-4 and Fiona Nelligan Mc Guire was very strong for Currow with 1-3 of her sides total & contribution to general play.

In the final clash of weekend Fossa had a convincing win against Glenflesk in the Rhyno Quality Feeds, Div 4 County League. Good scores from the Fossa Girls Marie Foran, Clodagh Fitzgerald and Julie Cronin helped set up their side for the good win. Half time score Fossa 3-5 to Glenflesk 0-2. In the second half Glenflesk upped the tempo of their game & were unlucky at times as they hit cross bar etc. But they will be much happier heading into their next clash with their second half performance. Full time Score Fossa 4-14 Glenflesk 1-3.