Rangers F.C.

FAI Summer Soccer School

Pat Treacy, (087) 9543238.

23th to 27th July 2018

03 October 2010
Premier Division League
Nenagh Town AFC
Michael O'Gorman(2 pen)
Paul Kelly
Trevor Morrissey
Clodiagh Rangers
Paul Doyle 2 (1 pen)
Clodiagh travelled to table-toppers Nenagh AFC, at their Brickfields venue in a Sunday morning kick-off looking to build on an encouraging victory in the Munster Junior Cup the previous week.

As expected a slick passing home side had the lion's share of early possession, but a hard working midfield performance denied them any space in front of the back four to really threaten Lowry in the Clodiagh Rangers goal.

The visitors settled after the opening exchanges and opened up the Nenagh defence on a number of occasions before finding a breakthrough goal on twenty minutes. A Nenagh clearance from a corner kick fell to Paul Doyle who volleyed home left footed from the edge of the area.

Nenagh almost responded immediately but Patrick Lowry, deputising in goal, pulled off a magnificent save from a Paul Kelly freekick.
Nenagh were a menace throughout the half and found an equalizer on the half hour mark when the referee awarded a spotkick that O'Gorman duly converted. Undeterred Clodiagh went at their hosts again and were justly rewarded when Matt Ryan was scythed down in the box.

Doyle doubled his tally for the day from the spot to leave the Drombane outfit a goal to the good at the interval.

Nenagh regrouped at the break and started the second half as they had the first with huge amounts of position but with little cutting edge. A large slice of “fortune” accompanied the home team's equaliser, when the referee failed to spot the ball having crossed the endline, and when the cut back came to Paul Kelly he arced his shot over Lowry in the Clodiagh goal.

While the Nenagh equalizer may have been dubious, their was no doubting the quality of the strike that gave them the lead, with Morrissey hitting a first-time volley on a cross-field pass that left Lowry little chance in goal.

Clodiagh were hit with a killer blow midway through the second half when the home team were awarded a generous penalty for O'Gorman to seal the points from the spot.

In an open final twenty minutes Clodiagh Rangers applied pressure to the Nenagh defence and forced several corner kicks but credit to the Nenagh backline, the visitors were given little sight of goal.
Patrick Lowry; Barry O'Loughlin, Matt McCullagh, John Dwyer, Paul English; Matt Ryan, Denis McCullagh, Liam McCullagh, Steven Fewer; Paul Doyle, Mark Quinlan.
Michael Browne, Joe Cullagh, John Ryan (Casey), Gareth Foxton.