Rangers F.C.

FAI Summer Soccer School

Pat Treacy, (087) 9543238.

23th to 27th July 2018

14 March 2010
Division 3
Clodiagh Rangers B
Joe Cullagh (2)
Donacha Cullagh
Moneygall B
John King (pen)
Clodiagh Rangers B' and Moneygall B' continued their rivalry of recent years when they played out a keenly contested league encounter in perfect spring conditions in Drombane last Sunday.

The visitors started the stronger, and Clodiagh had Pat Treacy to thank on two occasions, first of all with a low shot saved and second of all with a spectacular save from a Moneygall free kick.

It was only as the first half was coming to a close that Clodiagh Rangers had chances of their own to score.

Joe Cullagh had a shot saved, and then a good move down the right, again involving Cullagh, saw John Ryan (Casey) nearly score from the resultant cross.

Despite chances created at either end, the first half ended scoreless with both keepers called into action several times and responding well to keep their respective goals intact.

All the goals came in an eventful second half, and though this may have been a bottom of the table clash, the will to win was patently obvious with both sides at this stage.

The breakthrough arrived fourteen minutes into the second period when a long delivery from Rory Ryan was carefully glanced to the bottom corner of the net by Joe Cullagh.

Moneygall pressed hard for a response without ever really turning the screw until a needless handball in the area left referee, Peter Moyles, with little choice but to award the penalty. John King drilled the spot kick home into the corner, just out of Pat Treacy's reach.

Clodiagh re-doubled their efforts following this setback in a desperate effort to get their first win since December, and soon had the ball in the Moneygall net after a looping corner kick from Rory Ryan went all the way to the net only for the referee award a free out for a pushing infringement.

Within minutes Clodiagh did take the lead when Joe Cullagh back heeled to the net from close range after a good cross from Pat Phelan.

With seven minutes remaining, Donacha Cullagh struck a low shot to the net after a neat pass from Joe Cullagh, to secure the points.

In the end it was a deserved win and no doubt the three points will give Clodiagh Rangers confidence going into their two remaining fixtures.
Pat Treacy; Rory Ryan, John Ryan(Nippy), Seamus Cullagh, Colm Kennedy; Pat Phelan, Stephen Gleeson, John Ryan(Casey), Donnacha Cullagh; Joe Cullagh, Patrick Purcell.