Rangers F.C.

FAI Summer Soccer School

Pat Treacy, (087) 9543238.

23th to 27th July 2018

Sunday 11th January 2015
Tipperary Cup Round 2
Streamstown Celtic
0-0(3-2 pens)
Clodiagh Rangers
On Sunday morning last Clodiagh having conceded home advantage due to an unplayable pitch in Drombane, travelled to one of the First Division pace-setters, Roscrea side Streamstown Celtic where this second round Tipperary Cup game lived up to its pre-game billing in an even and entertaining two hour cup tie.

With both sides eager to justify their respective league positions, the opening exchanges were open with both sides doing their best to play football on a sticky surface.

Left back Barry O'Loughlin tried his luck early on for Clodiagh, combining well with Gareth Foxton before flashing a shot across the goals. Streamstown followed suit with target man Wally Kirwan calling Adrian Cooke into the action in the visitors goal.

Denis McCullagh should have given Clodiagh a half time advantage but missed the target after a measured Mark Quinlan through ball. 

Streamstown started the second half the stronger side and began to dominate the half with their measured build up play. The inevitable chances came with Franks, Moloney and Kirwan again going close for the home side. Clodiaghs's back four of James Murray, Brian Carroll, John Leahy and Barry O'Loughlin and keeper continued their fine recent good form, defending with composure and tenacity as the half developed.

A Brian Carroll header sailed narrowly over while both Joe Cullagh and Paul Doyle were inches away from deciding the outcome of the tie before extra time and possibly penalties would have to intervene.

The initiative continued to swing in both directions with the two sides going close in extra time with both Adrian Cooke and Jason Ryan in either goals being called into action to preserve parity.

Joe Cullagh was denied by the inside of a post in the first period and a header in the second half missing the target completely.

Streamstown were to come out on top during the penalty shoot-out thanks to Jason Ryan saving three spot kicks to see the game finish 3 - 2.

Clodiagh's successful kicks came from Doyle and Cullagh with Cooke saving one of the Streamstown kicks but the home side were not to be outdone and progressed to the third round.
Adrian Cooke, James Murray, Greg Fewer, Brian Carroll, Barry O€™Loughlin, John Ryan, Gareth Foxton, John Leahy, Denis McCullagh, Paul Doyle, Mark Quinlan.
Joe Cullagh, Michael Browne, Andrew Fogarty and Colm Breen.