Rangers F.C.

FAI Summer Soccer School

Pat Treacy, (087) 9543238.

23th to 27th July 2018

31 January January 2010
Division 1
Clodiagh Rangers
Nenagh Town "B"
Trevor Morrissey
Matthew Fahey
Ger O'Brien.

With the wind advantage in the first half, Clodiagh Rangers expected to have the territorial advantage but were rocked backwards inside of ten minutes when Nenagh stung the home side with the opening goal. Nenagh worked a crossing opportunity from a throw-in on the right, and when a defensive header failed to clear the area Trevor Morrissey pounced to make it one nil to the visitors.

Nenagh didn't manage to threaten further in the first half, and while Clodiagh Rangers bossed the midfield, the home side failed to carve out many real scoring opportunities with Liam Mc Cullagh and John Dwyer going close with shots.

Clodiagh Rangers came closest to equalizing in the first half when Mark Quinlan had a volleyed effort turned around the post by the impressive Nenagh keeper.

Into the second half and the balance of play and possession switched to Nenagh, who were now assisted by the wind, with the Nenagh keeper landing his clearances deep in Clodiagh Rangers' territory. The home side managed to withstand the Nenagh onslaught in the opening phases of the second half but were undone from a set piece on the hour mark when a corner deflected off the crossbar to Matthew Fahey to double the visitors' advantage.

Eoin Shortt, introduced in the second half, was causing trouble for the Nenagh full back and seemed Clodiagh Rangers most likely route back into the contest. Indeed it was from this source that Clodiagh Rangers' best scoring opportunity came, when Shortt beat the full back and squared for Paul Doyle, but his close range effort was somehow kept out by the visiting keeper.

Clodiagh Rangers introduced James Ryan and Keith Ryan from the bench in an effort to add an attacking impetus, but with the home team becoming bolder in their attacking approach, somewhat inevitably Nenagh countered and wrapped up the points with Ger O'Brien converting from close range.

A devastating, and in all probability fatal blow, to Clodiagh Rangers ĎA' hopes of a Division 01 title.
Adrian Cooke
Barry O'Loughlin, Declan Carr, Matt Mc Cullagh, Paul English
Liam Mc Cullagh, Matt Ryan, Denis Mc Cullagh, John Dwyer
Paul Doyle, Mark Quinlan.
James Ryan, Eoin Shortt, Keith Ryan.