Rangers F.C.

FAI Summer Soccer School

Pat Treacy, (087) 9543238.

23th to 27th July 2018

Sunday 1 February 2015
Premier Division
Nenagh Celtic
Din Ryan(pen),
Paul Walsh
Clodiagh Rangers
Paul Doyle
Clodiagh Rangers were on their travels yet again as they faced an in form Nenagh Celtic ĎA' and will feel somewhat unlucky to leave the VEC venue without a share of the spoils as for the second week in a row, a late goal denied the Drombane side valuable league points.

The underfoot conditions were not ideal and resulted in a poor playing surface that denied any real opportunity for free flowing football. The early exchanges were cagey with both sides trying to get to grips with the sticky surface, but the home side took the lead from the penalty spot when Din Ryan sent Adrian Cooke in the wrong direction with a well taken penalty.

The lead was short lived after Paul Doyle latched on to an inch perfect pass from Gareth Foxton to round the advancing keeper and slot home into the empty net. Doyle almost scored again in similar fashion, but a last ditch save saw both sides go in level at the break.

Celtic began to develop more chances as the game progressed with Jimmy Hynes being the main focal point of all their attacking play, however the Clodiagh rear-guard of John Leahy, Greg Fewer, Barry O'Loughlin and James Murray all excelled as Celtic became increasingly frustrated as the second half progressed.

Unfortunately, the winning goal came in the 80th minute for the home side when Paul Walsh managed to head a long throw across a crowded goal mouth and beyond the diving reach of Cooke into the far corner the goal.

Another good performance from Clodiagh with John Ryan, Colm Breen and Paul Doyle working tirelessly in the attacking third of the field, who will now target the remaining four games in the league, all of which are at home, to consolidate their position in the top half of the table.
Adrian Cooke, Barry O'Loughlin, James Murray, Greg Fewer, John Leahy, Brian Carroll, Mark Quinlan (c), Gareth Foxton, John Ryan Casey, Paul Doyle, Colm Breen.
Joe Cullagh (for Breen 70) Shane O'Dwyer (for Quinlan 82) and Ger Grant (for Foxton 79)