Rangers F.C.

FAI Summer Soccer School

Pat Treacy, (087) 9543238.

23th to 27th July 2018

29 August 2009
Division 1
Darren Russell
1-0(Match abandoned 60 mins)
Clodiagh Rangers
Both sides will have to do it all again with referee, Jim McGrath, forced to abandon this match at the start of the second half after sustaining a calf injury.

Clonmore may have considered themselves agrieved by this turn of events, but in truth their one goal half time advantage was a misleading statistic and did little to reflect the trend of the openng forty five minutes.
Clonmore had appropriated neighbouring Blackcastle FC pitch for this encounter but failed to assert themselves early on and indeed played like visitors for much of the half with James Ryan turning in an accomplished performance on his return to centre half.
Paul Doyle and John Dwyer, ably assisted by their respective fullbacks Paul English and Barry O'Loughlin, raided at will down either touchline but the final ball lacked sufficient quality to test the Clonmore rearguard.
However, once more Clodiagh Rangers proved architects of their own downfall, and a sloppy clearance out of defence by Matt McCullagh allowed Clonmore to counter and Darren Russell emerged victorious from his one on one with Adrian Cooke in the Clodiagh Rangers goal.
Clodiagh Rangers continued to push for the remainder of the half, with Liam McCullagh and Paul Doyle producing some nice moments when the former reverted to a deeper midfield role, but worryingly for the Drombane outfit, failed to produce a goal.
Adrian Cooke; Barry O'Loughlin, Matt Mc Cullagh, James Ryan, Paul English; John Dwyer, Declan Carr, Andrew Quirke, Paul Doyle; Liam McCullagh, Mark Quinlan.
Keith Ryan, Denis McCullagh, Rory Ryan.