Rangers F.C.

FAI Summer Soccer School

Pat Treacy, (087) 9543238.

23th to 27th July 2018

21 November 2010
Premier Division
Damien O'Brien
Bobby McLoughlin
Clodiagh Rangers
Mark Quinlan
Clodiagh Rangers 'A' woes continued on Sunday with defeat away to Moneygall 'A' despite playing the better football for the majority of the contest.

Gareth Foxton turned in an impressive performance for Clodiagh Rangers in centre field and was at the hub of much of their play in the first half and was involved in a move that saw Denis McCullagh through on goal only to see his effort beat the keeper but sail agonizingly wide at the far post.

Despite dominating first half possession Clodiagh Rangers almost went into the break in arrears when first Colm O'Brien hit the post with a first half penalty, and shortly afterwards Adrian Cooke had to make a sharp save from a Damien O'Brien header.

Two early second half goals from Moneygall really turned the contest on it's head and epitomized the way the season has gone for Clodiagh Rangers this year. Damien O'Brien latched onto a clearance out of defence with a volley that sailed into the top corner, leaving Cooke no chance. Lightning struck twice moments later with Bobby McLoughlin this time the beneficiary of a headed clearance from a corner kick. Clodiagh Rangers continued to play well and started to create more frequent chances.

Mark Quinlan found himself one on one with the keeper, but like the first half, his effort beat the keeper but also sailed wide of the post. Joe Cullagh saw his powerful header from a corner just clear the crossbar and Michael Brown effort had to be scrambled off the line.

When Liam McCullagh was fouled in the inside left channel, some quick thinking from Mark Quinlan caught everybody out as he curled the ball into an empty net with ten minutes to play. There was still time for one more clearcut chance for the away team, but when the ball dropped to Joe Cullagh in the box his first time effort shaved the wrong side of the post. Another defeat leaves Clodiagh Rangers rooted in the drop zone and desperately in need of points.
Adrian Cooke; Barry O'Loughlin, Matt McCullagh, John Dwyer, Paul English; Michael Browne, Gareth Foxton, Barry Maher, Denis McCullagh; Paul Doyle, Mark Quinlan.
Joe Cullagh, Matt Ryan, Liam McCullagh, Steven Fewer, John Ryan(Casey), Andrew Fogarty.