Rangers F.C.

FAI Summer Soccer School

Pat Treacy, (087) 9543238.

23th to 27th July 2018

3 March 2013
Division 3
Lough Derg B
Keith Stritch 3
Clodiagh Rangers B
Rory Ryan
Seamus Cullagh
Donacha Cullagh
Patrick Purcell
Clodiagh Rangers B were back in league action last Sunday after their Tipperary Cup exit as they made the long trip to Killaloe to play Lough Derg B'.

Clodiagh started well and deservedly took the lead when Rory Ryan fired a 25 yard free kick into the top corner.

Lough Derg gradually played their way back into the game, spurred on by a considerable home support found an equalizer following hesitation in the Clodiagh defence.

The goal galvanized the home team and they were in the ascendency for the remainder of the half and deservedly took the lead just before the halftime interval when a long range freekick somewhat fortuitously found the back of the net.

Matters could have been considerably worse for the visitors before the break as a Lough Derg penalty was crashed against the crossbar with the rebound headed wide.

At the beginning of the second half, Seamus Cullagh audaciously shot straight from kick off, over home keeper's head and into the net.

The goal seemed to provide Clodiagh with a fresh impetus and shortly afterward they took the lead when Donnacha Cullagh nodded home from close range after Paudie Ryan had intelligently headed a Rory Ryan free back across the face of the goal.

With 20 minutes remaining it was the turn of the home side to equalise when Keith Stritch completed his hattrick with a fine header from a corner kick.

But the Drombane side were not to be denied and 5 minutes later took the lead again when Patrick Purcell tapped home from close range following neat interplay between Seamus and Donnacha Cullagh on the wing, with the latter providing the cross.

Despite considerable pressure in the last 10 minutes Clodiagh held on for all 3 pts.
James Coffey; PJ Kennedy, John Ryan(Nippy), Rory Ryan, Colm Kennedy; Patrick Purcell, Paudie Ryan, Stephen Gleeson, Pat Phelan; Seamus Cullagh, Keith Ryan.
Donacha Cullagh, James O'Loughlin