Rangers F.C.

FAI Summer Soccer School

Pat Treacy, (087) 9543238.

23th to 27th July 2018

21 October 2012
Munster Junior Cup
Clodiagh Rangers

Clodiagh Rangers exited the Munster Junior Cup on Sunday morning in Drombane at the hands premier league side, Sallypark.

In a close fought encounter, both teams adapted a conservative approach, and Clodiagh probably had the better goal-scoring opportunities in the first half, despite Sallypark forcing a number of threatening set pieces. With half an hour played, the home team perhaps should have broken the deadlock but for a superb reflex save by the Sallypark custodian.

Neat build-up play down the right wing starting with Adrian Cooke in goal, and involving Paul English and Tommy Stevens, with the latter crossing for Ailbe O'Donoghue whose close-range volley was brilliantly saved.

Clodiagh opened the second half as the finished the first, and again went close to scoring inside ten minutes. A right wing cross from Paul Doyle was headed clear as far as second half substitute Jason Forrestal whose first time volley was almost re-directed home by Tommy Stevens in the area.

The Drombane side were made to pay for not converting their own opportunities when Sallypark opened the scoring just after the hour, with the left-winger springing the offside trap and leaving Cooke with little chance with a clinical finish. Clodiagh were frustrated in their efforts to restore parity for the remaining half hour with Sallypark defensively resolute.

The visitors put the match beyond their hosts in the closing minutes with a decisive counter-attack goal to leave the final winning margin at two goals.
Adrian Cooke; Paul English, Greg Fewer, Matt McCullagh, Barry O'Loughlin; Tommy Stevens, Denis McCullagh, James Murray, Gareth Foxton; Paul Doyle, Ailbe O'Donoghue.
Matt Ryan, Jason Forrestal.