Rangers F.C.

FAI Summer Soccer School

Pat Treacy, (087) 9543238.

23th to 27th July 2018

Sunday 30th November 2014
Premier League
Roscrea United
Clodiagh Rangers
Joe Cullagh
Paul Doyle
On Sunday morning last Clodiagh Rangers travelled to high flying Roscrea United ‘A' in this Premier League encounter played in the C.B.S venue.

Clodiagh due to injuries were forced into a number of positional changes but were able to start both Matt Ryan and Joe Cullagh for the first time this season with both having a huge influence on the outcome.

In a tentative, cagey start both sides shadowed each other's movements in the early exchanges without landing any notable efforts on the respective goals. Roscrea were showing well for the ball but were struggling to find time on the ball in a congested middle third.

Consequently the influential Paul Kirwan was struggling on a limited supply. However he should have put the home side in front on the half hour mark, but he chose to pass with the goal at his mercy, giving James Murray just enough time to execute a clearance.

Paul Doyle returned the friendly fire when he raced on to a through ball but his finish lacked the precision of his run.

Clodiagh started the second half brightly sensing that at least a point was on the table with both Matt Ryan and Mark Quinlan going close and drawing impressive saves from O'Lone in the home goal. With half an hour to play a perfectly weighted Ryan pass invited Joe Cullagh to shoot and his first time effort gave the home keeper no chance.

Clodiagh continued to push knowing that one goal would probably not suffice and within minutes a measured effort from Paul Doyle sailed into the top corner to give Clodiagh a commanding two nil lead.

Roscrea came strongly into the game in the closing exchanges but got little change from the Clodiagh rear-guard who were expertly marshalled by Brian Carroll.

Clodiagh were unlucky not to have extended their lead in injury time with Denis McCullagh going close, but the three points gained pushes them back into the top four with the half-way point crossed.
Adrian Cooke, James Murray, John Ryan(Casey), Brian Carroll, Greg Fewer, Mark Quinlan, Gareth Foxton, Denis McCullagh, Paul Doyle, Matt Ryan, Joe Cullagh.
Shane O Dwyer and Andrew Fogarty