Rangers F.C.

FAI Summer Soccer School

Pat Treacy, (087) 9543238.

23th to 27th July 2018

11 February 2013
Division 1
Clodiagh Rangers
Gareth Foxton 2
Paul Doyle 2
Paul English
Thurles Celtic
Clodiagh Rangers hosted Thurles Celtic in Drombane on Sunday morning, and prevailed with a somewhat flattering five-goal win.

The visitors made the more promising start to the match and could have taken an early lead, but Adrian Cooke denied Clodiagh Rangers former player, Mark Quinlan, with a fine save from close range.

Clodiagh settled into the contest and took the lead with virtually their first attack of the match, with Paul Doyle teeing-up Gareth Foxton to fire home inside the area after neat approach play by John Ryan on the wing.

Foxton grabbed his second shortly afterwards to double the advantage with a shot from the edge of the area that the visiting keeper found too hot to handle. The two-goal lead, though scarcely deserved, seemed to relax the home team and they began to dominate the contest.

Paul Doyle scored an individual goal of some quality before the break, dribbling past two defenders before smashing the ball beyond the despairing keeper, to leave the Drombane side in a commanding position at the break.

Thurles Celtic made a bright start to the second half and put the Clodiagh defence under some considerable pressure, but assisted by an impressive display by Rob Sheedy in midfield, the threat was repelled and Paul Doyle struck a killer blow to the visitors with his second goal of the game at the other end. Clodiagh Rangers completed the scoring with fifteen minutes to play with goal of the match from Paul English.

Advancing from his full back position, English collected a pass inside the opposition half, and after carrying the ball to the edge of the area unleashed an unstoppable drive that arrowed into the bottom corner.
Adrian Cooke; Paul English, Greg Fewer, Matt McCullagh, Barry O'Loughlin; Gareth Foxton, Rob Sheedy, Denis McCullagh, James Murray; Paul Doyle, John Ryan.
Owen Shortt, Ailbe O'Donoghue.