Rangers F.C.

FAI Summer Soccer School

Pat Treacy, (087) 9543238.

23th to 27th July 2018

10 February 2013
Division 3
Clodiagh Rangers B
Michael Ryan
James Horan

Clodiagh Rangers 'B' travelled to Gurtagarry on Sunday morning but had to satisfy themselves with a draw, a result which deals their title chances a serious blow.

The playing surface was of the sticky toffee variety but both sides contributed whole heartedly to a rivetting and entertaining contest.

Clodiagh started much the brighter of the two teams and Keith Ryan had the ball in the net after twenty minutes, but his strike was harshly ruled out for offside.

The visitors maintained the pressure and made the breakthrough shortly after when Michael Ryan rose highest at the near post to head home from a corner kick.

Gurtagarry were stung into action dominated the remainder of the half, deservedly equalising just before the break.

Clodiagh began the second half in the ascendency and it didn't take them long to regain the lead, with James Horan side footing home from near the penalty spot after great build up play from Paul Ryan.

Gurtagarry, however, picked themselves out of the mud and rallied. At this stage the contest becames very open with both sides by passing a very sticky midfield in favour of a direct route to goal.

Either side could have claimed the next goal but on 80 mins a cross from the Gurtagarry right winger travelled all the way across the face of the goal, to be delicately finished to the net from beyond the back post.

For the remaining 10 minutes Clodiagh desperately sought an equaliser but attempts from Paul Ryan, John Ryan and James Horan all failed to find the net.

Clodiagh will be dissapointed to drop 2 points but can take heart from a full blooded display.

Best for Clodiagh were centre forward Paul Ryan and winger James Horan.

U 11s
Sean Coffey (15) challenges in the middle of field. We think the ball is there somewhere.

U 11s
Pakie Purcell contesting the ball with Gurtagarry defender. The two lads seems to have been deserted by their teammates with only ref (Tony Canning) to keep them company.

U 11s
John Ryan defies muddy condition to demonstrate coaching manual style technique while making a clearance.

U 11s
Surely James Horan isn't about do a Cryuff turn?

James Coffey; Shane Dwyer, John Ryan(Nip), Michael Ryan(D), Colm Kennedy; James Horan, Jack Ryan, Stephen Gleeson, LJ Ryan; Keith Ryan, Paul Ryan.
Patrick Purcell, Rory Ryan, Sean Coffey.