To close out the competitive season at Gaelic Park, Rangers rolled to an easy win in the minor league final with a comfortable win over Rockland. 

The teams were tied after 10 minutes at one point apiece, but the writing was already on the wall as Rangers had dominated the opening period. 

They failed to put scores on the board but the wave was coming. It began with a Kieran Moran goal after 15 minutes when he slotted expertly to the net after a four player mover that carried the ball forward at pace. 

Brian Twomey followed it with a brace of very good points before Conor McIntire replied with a long range score for Rockland. 

Rangers completely dominated the last seven minutes as they added a further 1-1, with Twomey firing the second goal with another low well finished shot. It left his side sitting on a 2-4 to 0-2 halftime lead and in control. 

The sides swapped points to open the second half before Aiden Tansey had to be very alert to stop an Aiden Weir shot. 

Rangers had three of the next four points to extend their lead, with Moran, Kevin Daly and Sean McHugh the scorers in reply to a Weir effort in the other direction. 

With 12 minutes gone in the half, Rangers closed the game as a contest with Adrian Jusifi blasting a superb goal to push the lead out to 3-8 to 0-4. 

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In fairness to Rockland they battled all the way to the end. The sides both added five scores to their totals in the final 15 minutes. Conor O’Sullivan had three of the Rockland total, with one a blasted shot that went high when he was certainly thinking low. 

 

Moran punctuated his man of the match performances at the other end with two points, while Twomey, Jusifi and Daly also added scores. 

Rockland did have a goal when a long ball dropped in the square and James Moriarty reacted first, but it arrived too late. 

Rangers are a very balanced, strong side. Adrian Tansey had a couple of very good stops. The center line of O’Dwyer, Lehane, Daly, Moran and Jusifi is a brilliant axis line. 

Kieran Moran was outstanding, with Justin Jusifi a very strong runner on the ball. Brian Twomey did very well with his chances. 

Rockland had good performances from Jim Linnane in his second game. Conor Madigan, Conor McIntire and Conor O’Sullivan also impressed. 

Rangers: Aiden Tansey, Kieran Dennehy, Donnacha O’Dwyer, Dan Feighery, Garrett Moore, Dan Lehane, Dan Moriarty, Kevin Daly, Brendan Hynes, Joe Shankey, Adrian Jusifi, John McCusker, Jack Becker, Kieran Moran, Brian Twomey.

Rockland: Pat White, Mike Coleman, Steven Moroney, Jim Linnane, Chris Coughlin, Conor Madigan, Andrew Lynch, Austin O’Toole, Tim Furlong, Mike Vinci, Conor McIntire, Garvin Lee, Ronan Curry, Conor O’Sullivan, Kieran Walsh. 

Referee: Martin O’Connor.