Rangers F.C.

FAI Summer Soccer School

Pat Treacy, (087) 9543238.

23th to 27th July 2018

30 October 2011
Division 1
Clodiagh Rangers
Paul Doyle
Paul Ryan
Clodiagh's morning time away fixture to Clonmore 'A' was switched to Drombane at the eleventh hour on Sunday and the hosts took full advantage to record an impressive two goals to nil win on home soil.

Clodiagh's were on the front foot from the opening whistle and raced into the lead inside ten minutes.

John O'Dwyer slipped a low pass Colm Stapleton on the right wing, who comfortably beat the full back before squaring to Paul Doyle who slotted the ball in the bottom left corner of the net. Doyle at a chance to repeat the trick on the half hour mark after Stapleton found him with a pass in the box again, but this time he blazed over the bar to let Clonmore off the hook.

As the match approached halftime, Clonmore enjoyed a slight territorial advantage and threatened the Clodiagh Rangers goal from a series of set pieces. Adrian Cooke pulled off a terrific save before the break to preserve the home team's slender advantage, tipping a dipping volley over the bar after the initial set piece had been repelled.

Clodiagh were far too strong for Clonmore in the second half and the only wonder was that the Drombane side didn't rack up a bigger score. Colm Stapleton fired a half volley over the bar arriving on the end of a right wing cross, before Liam McCullagh had a goal dubiously ruled out for offside. Barry O'Loughlin shaved the crossbar with an audacious volley from outside the box on the left after Clonmore had headed clear the initial corner from the right.

Though the Clodiagh backline were relatively comfortable an uneasiness prevailed due to an inability to get the all-important second goal. With twenty minutes to play a moment of class from substitute Paul Ryan secured the points for the home team.

Ryan picked up the ball on halfway and found space for himself with a neat shuffle, and played a one-two with Paul Doyle before slipping the ball past the Clonmore keeper. Paul Ryan was denied a second goal with time running out when he was hauled down by the opposing keeper bearing down on goal, but the referee inexplicably awarded a corner kick instead.
Adrian Cooke; Barry O'Loughlin, Matt McCullagh, James Murray, John O'Dwyer; Shane O'Dwyer, Denis McCullagh, Liam McCullagh, Matt Ryan, Colm Stapleton; Paul Doyle.
Joseph Cullagh, Gareth Foxton, Paul Ryan, Michael Browne.