Rangers F.C.

FAI Summer Soccer School

Pat Treacy, (087) 9543238.

23th to 27th July 2018

Sunday 25th January 2015
Premier Division
Clodiagh Rangers
Paul Doyle
Mark Quinlan
John Leahy

After cup commitments and a brief weather delay Clodiagh's attention returned to consolidating their position in the top half of the Premier league table.

The morning kick off brought them to Premier League stalwarts Cloughjordan and with the pitch in poor condition due to the poor weather of late, the game was never going to be  an open free-flowing spectacle.

Clodiagh's whirlwind start caught the home team cold with Paul Doyle and Mark Quinlan scoring from the visitors first two forays into opposition territory. The respective assists coming from the awareness and quick thinking of Colm Breen and Gareth Foxton, the second, a sublime cross field pass from midfielder Foxton.

The cushion of this fantastic start brought a lethargy to Clodiagh's subsequent play in this half with Cloughjordan dominating in all sectors of the field.

A flurry of goals soon followed pushing the home side into a most unexpected of leads as the half time whistle brought a close to a roller coaster of a first half.

With the pitch conditions deteriorating rapidly the team who could limit their error count were going to take maximum points in this fixture.

Clodiagh's direct style almost paid off when a fine run and shot from John Ryan was well saved by the home keeper. A run of corners spread panic in the Cloughjordan defence with John Leahy stabbing home a deserved equalizer from a McCullagh delivery.

Chances were now at a premium with both sides eager to avoid the proverbial sucker punch. With injury time looming a well-timed run from a Cloughjordan midfielder saw the ball roll into his path to strike the winner for the home side.

Clodiagh leaving the venue with nothing to show after what was a fantastic start.
Adrian Cooke, James Murray, Barry O Loughlin, Brian Carroll John Leahy, John Casey, Gareth Foxton, Denis McCullagh, Mark Quinlan, Colm Breen, Paul Doyle.
Joe Cullagh Michael Browne and Shane O Dwyer.