Rangers F.C.

FAI Summer Soccer School

Pat Treacy, (087) 9543238.

23th to 27th July 2018

Sunday 13th August 2017
Division 1 League
Clodiagh Rangers
Paul Doyle 2
Seamus Cullagh
A sunny and bright Drombane was the setting for this season's opening league fixture between Clodiagh Rangers the highly regarded Sallypark.

Clodiagh were flying high after last weeks Division 1 Shield win but it was Sallypark who began the brighter with a couple of good chances in the first ten minutes, Patrick Lowry in particular being instrumental in keeping the game scoreless with a couple of key tackles.

As the game developed the home side began to assert themselves when Brian Hanrahan and Mark Quinlan knitted together a few neat passing triangles and the chances started to materialise for Clodiagh.

In saying that, the breakthrough when it came was a fine solo effort from the influential Paul Doyle on the wing, some good work saw him first win the ball with crunching tackle this left him through on goal with only the keeper to beat, from the edge of the box he chipped the flailing goalie to send the home supporters into raptures.

A superb goal to open a season with. Doyle was at the centre of the second goal as his cross was met by Seamus Cullagh who side footed his first time effort under the keeper to leave Clodiagh two up before half time.

The second half began as the first ended with Clodiagh peppering the Sallypark goal with shots and should really have put the match to bed earlier then the 65th minute when Paul Doyle finally settled the tie with another fine shot after some good work from Seamus Butler created the chance.

Sallypark pressed to take something from the match but Clodiagh managed to maintain the clean sheet with Adrian Cooke in particular in goal pulling off a few fine saves in the dying minutes of the game.

This impressive performance by Clodiagh bodes well for the coming season with high hopes for this team which finally seems to be developing a league winning pedigree.
Adrian Cooke, Greg Fewer, Patrick Lowry, James Murray, Michael Browne, Dillon Sheridan, Seamus Butler, Brian Hanrahan, Paul Doyle, Mark Quinlan, Seamus Cullagh
Michael Frawley