Rangers F.C.

FAI Summer Soccer School

Pat Treacy, (087) 9543238.

23th to 27th July 2018

21 February 2010
Tipperary Cup
Clodiagh Rangers
Paul Doyle
Mark Quinlan
Stefan Leahy(3)
Clodiagh Rangers entertained Blackcastle United in Drombane on Sunday last in the Tipperary Cup second round and with the Tipperary Cup representing the only remaining realistic opportunity of silverware the Drombane outfit were determined to make home advantage count.

Clodiagh Rangers were on the front foot from the off and a fluid passing movement from the kick-off put Paul Doyle through on the Blackcastle keeper, only to be hauled down for a penalty. Doyle dusted himself off to convert confidently from the spot.

After this the match settled down into a very evenly contested affair with both sides having chances to extend or reduce the margin respectively.

On the half hour, it was Blackcastle who succeeded in altering the scoreline when Stefan Leahy made the most of an opening to score from the edge of the Clodiagh area.

Clodiagh Rangers started brightly again in the second half, no doubt with the halftime words of Eamon Maher ringing in their ears, and found themselves ahead shortly after when Mark Quinlan connected sweetly with a half-volley from a Barry O'Loughlin cross.

Blackcastle responded strongly to this setback and midway through the half restored parity, and subsequently took the lead with Stefan Leahy completing a hatrick for the visitors. Cooke in the Clodiagh Rangers goal pulled off a brace of fine saves to keep the home side in it, and at the other end Clodiagh Rangers were unable to find an equaliser despite creating some excellent chances.
Adrian Cooke; Barry O'Loughlin, Declan Carr, James Ryan, Keith Ryan; Denis Mc Cullagh, Matt Ryan, Liam Mc Cullagh, John Dwyer; Paul Doyle, Mark Quinlan.
Andrew Quirke, Michael Browne, Paul English.