Rangers F.C.

FAI Summer Soccer School

Pat Treacy, (087) 9543238.

23th to 27th July 2018

25 September 2011
Division 1
Clodiagh Rangers
Paul Doyle
Nenagh AFC 'B'
Dean Wallace
Lee McMahon
Rory Walsh
After a weekend of torrential downpour, the rain cleared in Drombane, where Clodiagh Rangers 'A' entertained Nenagh AFC 'B' in the Division One league.

The home team started strongly and pinned Nenagh AFC into their own half with Colm Stapleton very prominent in the opening exchanges.

On a rare foray into the Clodiagh Rangers half, Nenagh AFC won a free on the left wing, and Darren Mitchell's resultant cross was met at the back post by Dean Wallace, whose looping header ended up in the back of the net.

Clodiagh Rangers continued to press forward and Paul Doyle was giving the Nenagh AFC right back a torrid time and it wasn't long before the defender found himself cautioned for repeated fouling. Clodiagh had a penalty appeal waved away by the referee after a Liam McCullagh through ball appeared to strike the hand of the Nenagh AFC centre half.

The apparent injustice was compounded moments later when Nenagh AFC struck on the counter to double their advantage with Lee McMahon reacting quickest after Adrian Cooke had blocked Rory Walsh's initial effort.

Clodiagh managed to pull a goal back before half time, with Owen Shortt feeding the ball to Paul Doyle in the area, who rounded the keeper to score.

Clodiagh dominated the second half, both in terms of possession and territory, with the visitors limited counter attack largely neutralized. Paul Doyle came agonizingly close to equalizing ten minutes into the half when he found himself one on one with Kevin Coonan in the Nenagh AFC goal, but the experienced custodian managed to deflect the shot wide.

Next, Liam McCullagh's speculative right wing shot was palmed wide of the near post by the in form keeper.

Clodiagh did manage to get the ball in the net on the hour, when Denis McCullagh played in Owen Shortt on the inside right channel, but his clinical strike was denied by a dubious offside decision.

Nenagh AFC killed off the game in injury time when Rory Walsh controlled a long clearance before rounding Shane O'Dwyer and bundling the ball past Adrian Cooke in the Clodiagh Rangers goal.
Adrian Cooke; Barry O'Loughlin, Matt McCullagh, Shane O'Dwyer, John O'Dwyer; Owen Shortt, Denis McCullagh, Liam McCullagh, Matt Ryan; Paul Doyle, Colm Stapleton.
Shane O'Dwyer, Ailbe Donoghue.