Rangers F.C.

FAI Summer Soccer School

Pat Treacy, (087) 9543238.

23th to 27th July 2018

17 August 2012
Division 1 Shield
1-1(4-2 pens)
Clodiagh Rangers
John Ryan
Clodiagh travelled to Ardcroney on Friday evening to contest their re-scheduled Divisional Shield semi-final in what proved to be an open game.
Clodiagh raced into an early lead when John Ryan's precise first time finish from Tommy Steven's cross was too good for the Ardcroney keeper. The home team recovered from their early set back and after establishing themselves in the game took, they deservedly pulled themselves level on the half hour.
With the game being played in good spirit, there were chances a plenty in the second half, and Clodiagh were unlucky not to grab a winner in the second period, with Gareth Foxton, Shane O'Dwyer and Joe Cullagh going agonizingly close.
With the visitors' defence well on top, the Drombane side took a stranglehold of the game but could not find the breakthrough score that would earn them passage to the Shield Final. With the sides deadlocked at parity at full time, Clodiagh were punished for their profligacy in front of goal, as they were eliminated on penalties on a scoreline of 4-2. Gareth Foxton and Denis McCullagh netted for Clodiagh Rangers, but two missed spot kicks meant that Ardcroney progress to the Shield Final.
Adrian Cooke; Paul English, Shane Dwyer, Liam McCullagh, Michael Browne; Tommy Stevens, Gareth Foxton, Denis McCullagh, Shane O'Dwyer; John Ryan, Joseph Cullagh.