Rangers F.C.

FAI Summer Soccer School

Pat Treacy, (087) 9543238.

23th to 27th July 2018

25 August 2013
Division One
Clodiagh Rangers
Paul Doyle 2
Mark Quinlan
Shane O'Dwyer

After a demoralizing defeat to Roscrea United the previous week, Clodiagh travelled to near neighbours Kilcommon for this Division One derby on Sunday morning.

In a fiercely contested first half, Clodiagh probably had the better chances to open the scoring, but were denied by an organized Kilcommon defensive unit, and an in-form keeper.

Into the second half, and Kilcommon persisted with their strategy of defending their half and attempted to hit the visitors on the break. The home team were undone on the hour by the lively Paul Doyle who was upended in the area, and dispatched the resultant penalty himself.

Kilcommon were undeterred in their efforts, continuing to cause the Drombane side problems at the back, and were themselves rewarded with a penalty award shortly afterwards when former Clodiagh Rangers player Leo Ryan was fouled in the area. The contest however was decided in the ensuing thirty seconds, as Adrian Cooke dived full-stretch across his goal to deny the Brian Carr an equaliser for the home team, and with a lightning counter-attack Paul Doyle fired home a second goal for Clodiagh Rangers at the other end.

With the added breathing space afforded by the two-goal advantage, the visitors knocked the ball about confidently and secured the points with a well-constructed third goal with ten minutes to play. John Ryan received the ball on the right wing, and after beating the fullback squared the ball neatly back to Mark Quinlan to finish from close range.

Second half substitute, Shane O'Dwyer fired home a fourth goal in the dying minutes to put the gloss on the scoreline.
Adrian Cooke; Paul English, Greg Fewer, Matt Ryan, Barry O'Loughlin; John Ryan, James Murray, Denis McCullagh, Michael Browne; Paul Doyle, Mark Quinlan.
Stephen Gleeson, Shane O'Dwyer.