Rangers F.C.

FAI Summer Soccer School

Pat Treacy, (087) 9543238.

23th to 27th July 2018

19 September 2010
Premier Division Shield Final
Clodiagh Rangers
Matt Ryan
Paul Doyle
2-2(1-1 Thurles win 4-2 on penalties)
Thurles Town
Eoin Dorney
Pat Lawlor
Clodiagh Rangers 'A' contested the Premier Division Shield final with Thurles Town ĎA' at a rain-soaked Greyhound Stadium in Thurles on Sunday afternoon last. As has been the trend in recent matches, Clodiagh Rangers settled quickly and were on the immediate front foot. Clodiagh Rangers pressure in the final third of the pitch produced a number of set piece opportunities and inevitably it was from one such set piece that the deadlock was broken.

A Mark Quinlan corner was headed back into the danger zone by Declan Carr and Matt Ryan made no mistake, volleying home from close range.

Clodiagh Rangers gifted Thurles Town an ill deserved lifeline shortly before the interval when a poor clearance out of defence ricocheted off the Thurles Town attacker and fell fortuitously into the path of Pat Lawlor who finished with devastating accuracy from outside the box.

Clodiagh Rangers failed to gain control of the game in the second half and in worsening conditions fell behind to an Eoin Dorney strike midway through the half. The Thurles Town midfielder capitalizing on a loose ball just inside the Clodiagh Rangers area, volleyed home high into the roof of the net.

Clodiagh Rangers founded renewed impetus after this setback, and with the introduction of fresh legs began to make serious inroads into the home team's rearguard. Mark Quinlan was unlucky to have his strike saved after a great solo run into the box. Paul Doyle went one better with time running out when he deftly dinked the ball over the advancing keeper to send the match to penalties.

Despite Adrian Cooke pulling off a marvellous save, Clodiagh Rangers were defeated in the shoot out with Carr and Doyle strikes not a match for Thurles' four successful penalties.
Adrian Cooke; Barry O'Loughlin, Matt McCullagh, Declan Carr, John Dwyer; Michael Browne, Matt Ryan, Barry Maher, Paul Doyle; Joe Cullagh, Mark Quinlan.
Andrew Fogarty, Patrick Purcell, Patrick Lowry, Keith Ryan.