Rangers F.C.

FAI Summer Soccer School

Pat Treacy, (087) 9543238.

23th to 27th July 2018

Sunday 26th October 2014
Premier League
Clodiagh Rangers
Michael Browne
Brian Carroll
Paul Doyle
Thurles Town
Paraic Fogarty
This league game played in Drombane on Sunday last was the first time these local rivals had met in the Premier League for a number of seasons.

Clodiagh were the form team in this fixture and settled well and Paul Doyle, who threatened throughout, went close to opening the scoring crashing the ball over from a tight angle.

Brian Carroll went even closer when his long range effort came crashing back off the crossbar.

The close call ignited the Thurles midfield and they went on to dominate the later stages of the half with Tom Brophy a constant threat up front.

Clodiagh entered the break the happier side with stalemate. At the start of the second half Michael Browne got the all-important opener with a clinical finish after a superb cross from James Murray.

The pendulum had now swung in favour of the home side and Brian Carroll got a deserved goal to stretch the advantage to cap another fine performance alongside Denis McCullagh in midfield.

A rampant Clodiagh went three up with a Doyle tap in after he was set up by Quinlan. With a quarter of an hour to play Paraic Fogarty hit a consolation for Thurles and Darren O Connor went close with a header. However another commanding display by John Leahy at the centre of the Clodiagh defence helped close out the game and the resulting the three points opening a significant gap on the table between the local rivals.
A. Cooke, J. Murray, B. O Loughlin, G. Fewer, J. Leahy, G. Grant, M. Browne, B. Carroll, D. McCullagh, P. Doyle, M. Quinlan.
S. Dwyer and A. Fogarty.