Rangers F.C.

FAI Summer Soccer School

Pat Treacy, (087) 9543238.

23th to 27th July 2018

Sunday 4th October 2015
Munster Junior Cup
Clodiagh Rangers
Brian Carroll
Gavin Doyle

Clodiagh continued their good form of late and progressed into the second round of the Munster Junior Cup thanks to a strong second half performance against first division side Moneygall.

With a number of enforced changes due to injury and suspension, the home side settled quickest in the early exchanges of this contest with Shane O'Dwyer once again turning in an impressive display on the right hand side of midfield as his pace was causing concern for the visiting rearguard.

With clear chances at a premium in the first half, Clodiagh had the better of the chances with Joe Cullagh, Barry O'Loughlin and Paul Ryan all forcing the Moneygall keeper into some smart saves.

The home defence were solid throughout and reduced the away side's threat to mostly set pieces from distance.

Due to an unfortunate clash of heads midway through the first half, both sides were forced in to making substitutions with Denis McCullagh making way for Gavin Doyle for Clodiagh.

The home side did have the ball in the net, but Paul Doyle's deft flick was ruled correctly ruled offside minutes before the break to leave matters all square at nil all. The second half saw Clodiagh move up the gears and it took a strong display to overcome a young spirited Moneygall side as the home side were guilty of failing to convert some well created chances as both Shane O'Dwyer and Michael Browne delivered some enticing balls into the opposition penalty area.

The breakthrough for the home side came in the 67th minute, when Paul Ryan, who was man of the match with another dominant midfield display, delivered an inch perfect free kick for Brian Carroll who's diving header at the back post crashed in off the underside of the cross bar.

Clodiagh were nearly caught out in the 80th minute when a Moneygall counter attack resulted in a header being palmed to safety by Adrian Cooke, however Gavin Doyle confirmed Clodiagh's progression with an injury time goal when he struck Paul Ryan's first time pass from outside the area in to the left hand bottom corner to cap another strong team performance as Clodiagh prepare to head to Sallypark next week in a premier league fixture where a victory is vital for both sides top flight status next season.
Adrian Cooke, Barry O'Loughlin, John Ryan(Casey), Greg Fewer, Brian Carroll, Denis McCullagh, Paul Ryan, Shane O'Dwyer, Michael Browne, Paul Doyle, Joe Cullagh
Gavin Doyle