Rangers F.C.

FAI Summer Soccer School

Pat Treacy, (087) 9543238.

23th to 27th July 2018

23 March January 2014
Division 1
Clodiagh Rangers
Brian Carroll
Mark Quinlan
Paul Doyle
Clodiagh welcomed neighbours, Kilcommon FC, to Drombane for the second instalment of this local derby and were looking to kick start their promotion charge after a run of defeats against league table toppers Nenagh AFC and Roscrea United.

Despite having to make a number of changes, with no less than seven first squad players missing through suspension and injury, the home side took all three points in what transpired to be a one sided affair throughout.

From the outset, the home side played the game on the front foot and came close on a number of occasions, but found both the woodwork and visiting 'keeper in fine form to deny Gareth Foxton, Barry Maher and Jason Forrestal.

However, on the twenty-minute mark, Clodiagh took a deserved lead from a corner expertly delivered by Foxton to the feet of the impressive Brian Carroll who finished from close range.

The visitors were reduced to efforts from distance and rare set pieces as the back four of O'Loughlin, Carroll, Fogarty and English were allowed to excel and push forward with relative ease.

The second goal for the home side came shortly before the break, and was clinically dispatched by Mark Quinlan after some neat build-up play that involved English, Maher and Paul Doyle.

The match continued in the same fashion in the early exchanges of the second half, but again the home side were becoming increasingly frustrated, as they could not find the goal to kill the game off.

To Kilcommon's credit, they pushed forward and were unlucky not to have halved the deficit when they hit the woodwork direct from a corner.

Twenty minutes into the second half, Clodiagh finally got the reward for their endeavours up front after Paul Doyle latched on to a defence splitting pass from substitute Keith Ryan, and slotted home under the advancing 'keeper.

Gareth Foxton was unlucky not to have capped a fine performance with a goal.

The result unfortunately leaves Kilcommon FC rooted to the bottom of the table, but more importantly lifted Clodiagh Rangers one place to fourth.
Adrian Cooke, Paul English, Brian Carroll, Andrew Fogarty, Barry O'Loughlin, Barry Maher, Jason Forrestal, Gareth Foxton, Shane O'Dwyer, Mark Quinlan, Paul Doyle.
Keith Ryan, Patrick Purcell.