Rangers F.C.

FAI Summer Soccer School

Pat Treacy, (087) 9543238.

23th to 27th July 2018

14 November 2010
Division 3
Clodiagh Rangers B
Owen Shortt 2
Eamon Cullagh
A sun soaked Arcroney was the venue for this midtable clash on Sunday last. Clodiagh were hoping to revive their season after the abysmal 3 goal reversal in their last game and completed the task at hand with some style.

Early domination in midfield led to some chances for Short and Cullagh but an opener proved elusive, in the 17th minute against the run of play some poor defending from a corner led to the home side taking an undeserved lead.

This lead lasted all of 4 minutes as Owen Short chased a hopeful ball from Eamon Cullagh to the end line, beat his marker and scored from the acutest of angles. From this point on Clodiagh dominated the game till the end with Ardcroney having great difficulty getting through the twin defence of Stephen Gleeson in midfield and Leonard Purcell at centre back, who stifled all attempts by the home side at cohesive play.

Short was on hand again in the 36th minute to double his tally as he once again chased a seemingly lost cause easily rounded his marker and again scored from an impossible angle to bring his tally for the season so far to 6 in what is fast becoming another vintage year for the diminutive striker.

Short then rounded off his impressive display as he put Eamon Cullagh through just before half time to give Clodiagh a 2 goal lead at break.

The second half began is the first had ended and Clodiagh but for some poor finishing should really have scored another 3 but in the end they were happy to take 3 points home after their recent disappointments.

With the strong squad at his disposal at the moment manager PJ Kennedy may be dreaming that if Clodiagh can reproduce a couple more displays like this in the coming weeks they should be back in the running for promotion again and if other results go their way possibly even a late assault on the title may not be completely out of the question!
Andy Kinnane, Keith Ryan, John Ryan(Nippy), Leonard Purcell, Shane Dwyer, Seamus Cullagh, Paudie Ryan, Stephen Gleeson, Pakie Purcel, Owen Short, Eamon Cullagh