Laune Rangers GAA

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Laune Rangers
Fánaithe na Leamhna
Founded: 1888
County: Kerry
Colours: Blue & White
Grounds: J.P. O'Sullivan Park
Coordinates: 52°06′19.65″N 9°47′58.55″W / 52.1054583°N 9.7995972°W / 52.1054583; -9.7995972Coordinates: 52°06′19.65″N 9°47′58.55″W / 52.1054583°N 9.7995972°W / 52.1054583; -9.7995972
Playing kits
Standard colours
Senior Club Championships
All Ireland Munster
champions
Kerry
champions
Football: 1 2 12

Laune Rangers is a Gaelic football and Hurling club based in Killorglin, County Kerry, Ireland. The club is affiliated to Kerry GAA. Rangers won the All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship in 1996.

History[edit]

The club was formed in 1888 by two teachers. The newly formed club won the Kerry County Championship of 1889 and 1890. In 1890, after again winning the County Championship, Rangers represented Kerry in the All-Ireland series. They defeated Clondrohid 3-6 to 0-5 and won the Munster final but lost the All-Ireland Final. The first recorded match the club played was against John Mitchels in 1888. The club's finest hour came when they won the All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship in 1996 beating Éire Óg of Carlow in the final.

Famous players have included Mike & Liam Hassett, Peter Crowley and Mike Frank Russell, all of whom have won All-Ireland Senior Football Championship titles with the Kerry county team.

Important Club Dates[edit]

  • 1888 - Club formed.
  • 1889 - First Kerry Championship.
  • 1909 - J.P O’Sullivan dies.
  • 1913 - Paddy Kennelly was the first Killorglin man to win an All- Ireland Medal.
  • 1928 - Killorglin Hurlers took their place in the County Hurling Championships for the first time.
  • 1958 - First Mid Kerry Senior Football Championship title
  • 1972 - First under-age County title at U-12.
  • 1989 - First Kerry Minor Football Championship
  • 1996 - Laune Rangers win All-Ireland Final.

Notable Players[edit]

Honours[edit]

Football[edit]

Hurling[edit]

  • Kerry Junior Hurling Championship: 2003

County Championship Winning Captains[edit]

Football

  • 1887:
  • 1888:
  • 1889: J.P. O'Sullivan[1]
  • 1890: J.P. O'Sullivan[2]
  • 1892: J.P. O'Sullivan[3]
  • 1893: J.P. O'Sullivan[4]
  • 1900: John. P. Murphy[5]
  • 1911: Dan Hayes[6]
  • 1989: Peter Lyons[7]
  • 1993: James O'Shea[8]
  • 1995: Gerard Murphy[9]
  • 1996: Mark O'Connor[10]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  • Trail Blazers - A Century of Laune Rangers, 1888 to 1988. by Pat O'Shea (291 pages, 26 chapters, hand bound in Muckross House, Killarney)
Preceded by
Kilmacud Crokes
All-Ireland Senior Club Football Champions
1996
Succeeded by
Crossmaglen Rangers