Rangers F.C.

FAI Summer Soccer School

Pat Treacy, (087) 9543238.

23th to 27th July 2018

Sunday 23rd November 2014
Premier League
Lough Derg
Clodiagh Rangers
Paul Doyle
James Murray
Clodiagh were looking to maintain their good recent league form of late when they travelled to Killaloe on Sunday morning last to take on struggling Lough Derg.

Almost straight from the kick-off Lough Derg were awarded a fortuitous spot kick, after a period of pin-ball in the Clodiagh area. Adrian Cooke almost prevented the conversion but saw the ball hit the roof of the net despite his best efforts.

The home side playing with pace out wide and composure in the central areas piled on the pressure and only the woodwork prevented them from stretching their advantage.

However Clodiagh demonstrated their own resilience when Paul Doyle raced on to a through ball to slot home the leveller with half-time on the horizon. However Clodiagh gifted the home side the lead on the stroke of half-time.

Clodiagh's generosity seeped into the second half but fortunately a second Lough Derg penalty was brilliantly repelled by Cooke.

Clodiagh, finally awoken from their slumber were now getting some joy in the middle third, with half time substitute John Ryan adding some much needed impetus.

The equaliser arrived when a perfectly flighted Mark Quinlan free kick was stabbed home by the alert James Murray.

On the day an inspired Lough Derg were not to be denied and the excellent home right winger, Jason Comley capped a man of the match display when he cracked home a stunning effort from thirty yards.

John Ryan had a shot tipped around the post with time running out which would have given Clodiagh an undeserved share of the spoils. In injury time a Lough Derg counter attack gave the home side the bonus of a comfortable lead and ensured the victory their all round play merited.
Adrian Cooke, James Murray, Barry O'Loughlin, Brian Carroll. Greg Fewer, Shane O'Dwyer, Denis McCullagh, Mark Quinlan (c), Michael Browne, Paul Doyle, Colm Breen.
John Ryan (Casey) and Joe Cullagh