Rangers F.C.

FAI Summer Soccer School

Pat Treacy, (087) 9543238.

23th to 27th July 2018

25 March 2012
Division 1
Clodiagh Rangers
Paul Doyle 2
Clodiagh Rangers rounded off an uninspired league campaign with victory on home turf against bottom side, Ballymackey, at Drombane on Sunday morning.
While comfortable in defence, the home team failed to trouble the opposing goal keeper.
The most promising attack of the first half emanated from the right wing with good interplay from Paul English and Denis McCullagh forging an opening for Keith Ryan, who shot narrowly wide from the inside right channel.
Clodiagh Rangers started the second half with greater purpose and took the lead inside the opening five minutes with a flowing move that originated at left back with Barry O'Loughlin and culminated in Paul Doyle firing to the back of the net after Joseph Cullagh's initial effort had been well-saved.
Clodiagh Rangers could have doubled their advantage on the hour mark when Joseph Cullagh latched onto a Denis McCullagh through ball, but his first time effort ricocheted off the inside face of the post and away to safety.
Ten minutes from time Paul Doyle secured the victory with a fine individual goal. Liam McCullagh fed the ball up the left touchline to Doyle and he burned the right back for pace before burying the ball beyond the helpless keeper.
Barry O'Loughlin almost added a third goal in injury time with an audacious dipping volley from distance that the Ballymackey goalkeeper just managed to tip over the crossbar.
Clodiagh Rangers will be hoping for more of the same as they again host Ballymackey in the semi-final of the Barry Cup in what they hope will be their penultimate fixture of the season.
Adrian Cooke; Barry O'Loughlin, Matt McCullagh, Liam McCullagh, Paul English; Shane O'Dwyer, Michael Browne, Denis McCullagh, Keith Ryan; Paul Doyle, Joseph Cullagh.
James Murray.