Rangers F.C.

FAI Summer Soccer School

Pat Treacy, (087) 9543238.

23th to 27th July 2018

29 August 2010
Premier Division
Nenagh Celtic
Mark Walsh
Jimmy Hynes
Brian Quinn
Darren Mitchell
Clodiagh Rangers
Mark Quinlan 2, 1 pen
Joe Cullagh
Clodiagh Rangers travelled to Nenagh VEC School grounds for this Premier Division league encounter with defending champions, Nenagh Celtic.

Clodiagh Rangers had the better of the opening exchanges, but while the majority of the football was played in the Nenagh Celtic half, Clodiagh Rangers did not fashion any clear goalscoring chances.
Twenty minutes into the half, Nenagh Celtic stung the visitors when a quick counter attack down the left saw Jimmy Hynes take a tumble in the box and Mark Walsh converted the resultant spot kick. Clodiagh Rangers quickly restored parity when Mark Quinlan was felled in the box at the other end and dusted himself off to make it one all from the spot.

Nenagh Celtic re-established their one goal lead shortly before half time, this time breaking down the right and crossing for Hynes to finish from close range. Nenagh Celtic started the second half strongly and found themselves two goals to the good inside ten minutes when Brian Quinn finished off a well worked corner kick routine.

Clodiagh Rangers were not going down without a fight however, and Joe Cullagh continued his early season scoring streak when he latched onto a pass over his shoulder to volley beyond the despairing Nenagh Celtic keeper. Nenagh Celtic restored their two goal cushion in somewhat fortuitous circumstance when a Darren Mitchell cross come shot from a left wing free kick evaded all and nestled in the bottom righthand corner of the net.
Clodiagh Rangers managed to strike again to reduce the margin to a minimum when a peach of a shot from outside the area curled into the top corner to give Mark Quinlan his second of the game.

As time ran out Clodiagh Rangers were left empty handed, and with two defeats from their opening fixtures, the pressure is on for Clodiagh Rangers to open their points account in their next league fixture.
Adrian Cooke; Barry O'Loughlin, Matt McCullagh, Andrew Fogarty, John Dwyer; Stephen Fewer, Matt Ryan, Paul Doyle, Michael Browne; Joe Cullagh, Mark Quinlan.
Gareth Foxton, Paul English.