Rangers F.C.

FAI Summer Soccer School

Pat Treacy, (087) 9543238.

23th to 27th July 2018

10 October 2009
Division 1
Clodiagh Rangers
Mark Quinlan (2)
For the third week in a row Clodiagh Rangers were away from home on Sunday last, travelling to Borrisokane for the afternoon kick-off. With the top six sides in the division in action against eachother, this round of fixtures would have a big bearing on the eventual outcome of the league.
Borrisokane were slow to organize and soon found themselves on the backfoot as the Clodiagh Rangers side set about the homeside in determined fashion. Clodiagh failed to create any chances from open play, but incisive running from Brown and Liam McCullagh on the wings provided plenty of setpiece oppurtunities in the form of a number of early corners.
Doyle was delivering real quality into the box, and Borrisokane struggled to contain the Clodiagh Rangers arial threat. Half way throught the first period, the breakthrough came when Quinlan pounced on a breaking ball from a corner to slam the ball to the net for the lead goal. Borrisokane fought their way back into the game, finishing the half much the stronger side, and were unlucky not to find the Clodiagh Rangers net.
To say that Clodiagh Rangers rode their luck a little would be an understatement, and manager, Eamon Maher was grateful to get to half time with the one goal lead intact.
Clodiagh Rangers started the second half with renewed gusto, and piled pressure on the homeside, retaining possession well, and playing the game in their opponents half. The Clodiagh Rangers midfield were beginning to pull the strings, and when McCullagh was released in space down the right wing he made no mistake in squaring the ball for the unmarked Quinlan to tap home his second of the game.
Clodiagh, intent on maintaining the tempo of the game, introduced Dwyer and Ryan from the bench, and with the desired result.
John Dwyer picked up possession on the left wing, and after cutting infield, his shot was wickedly deflected over the despairing keeper to effectively seal the points for the Drombane outfit. With the points in the bag, Clodiagh Rangers closed out the game for a satisfying clean sheet.
Adrian Cooke; Barry O'Loughlin, James Ryan, Matt Mc Cullagh, Paul English; Michael Brown, Denis McCullagh, Declan Carr, Liam McCullagh; Paul Doyle, Mark Quinlan.
John Dwyer, Matt Ryan, Keith Ryan