Rangers F.C.

FAI Summer Soccer School

Pat Treacy, (087) 9543238.

23th to 27th July 2018

13 September 2009
Division 1
Clodiagh Rangers
Mark Quinlan (2)
Keith Ryan
Niall Conolly
Ronan Boyle
In glorious sunshine in Drombane on Sunday last, Clodiagh Rangers entertained Ballymackey in this Division One fixture.
That is as far as the courtesy extended however, with revenge on the menu following Clodiagh Rangers Shield exit on penalties at the hands of Ballymackey earlier in the season.
Clodiagh Rangers got about their work early and were on top in just about every department, and it was of little suprise that the lead goal soon followed. Quinlan latched onto a through ball, shrugged off the would-be tackle of the last defender and cooly slotted the ball to the net after taking it around the Ballymackey custodian.

However Clodiagh Rangers never built on the early lead and soon found themselves pegged back when, from a throw-in, Ballymackey worked some space in the box for Niall Conolly to convert past Cooke in the Clodiagh Rangers goal.

The home side did manage to take the lead again before half time, when Denis McCullagh lofted a ball into the opposing box, into the path of Keith Ryan, who deftly knocked the ball beyond the reaches of the Ballymackey custodian.

Clodiagh Rangers all but secured the points early in the second period when Quinlan latched onto a loose ball in the Ballymackey defence to finish past the Ballymackey keeper for his second of the match.

Ballymackey pressed hard for the remainder of the match, failing to create any clearcut chances, but did force Clodiagh Rangers to sweat for the last ten minutes when Ronan Boyle rifled home a freekick from just outside the area.

The win lifts the Drombane Team to third in the table and looking forward to a trip to league leaders, Cloughjordan B', next Sunday afternoon.
Adrian Cooke; Barry O'Loughlin, Matt Mc Cullagh, Denis McCullagh, Shane O'Dwyer; Liam McCullagh, Declan Carr, John Dwyer, Paul Doyle; Keith Ryan, Mark Quinlan.
Rory Ryan, James Ryan, Michael Brown, Joe Cullagh