Rangers F.C.

FAI Summer Soccer School

Pat Treacy, (087) 9543238.

23th to 27th July 2018

Sunday 18th December 2016
Tipperary Cup
Clodiagh Rangers B
Aidan White 2
Jack Smith 2
Arra Rovers
Clodiagh's impressive run of form continued this weekend against a team a division higher in the Tipperary Cup.

Arra arrived in Drombane with a depleted squad after a tough run of fixtures.

Clodiagh on the other hand could once again pick from it's best squad and the same first 11 started as two weeks ago in Gurtagarry.

Almost immediately from the kick off Clodiagh slick passing had Arra on the back foot, with the Division one side struggling to get a handle on the game.

Clodiagh's pressure did reap dividends in the 23rd minute when Seamus Cullagh's corner was met by the head of Mattie Stakelum, the keeper saved it but Aidan White was on hand to bury the rebound.

White doubled his tally 7 minutes later when he latched onto Niall Shanahan's through ball to give Clodiagh a comfortable lead.

White continuing his rich goal scoring form of late. Jack Smith then gave Clodiagh another goal in the 38th minute when he collected a loose clearance from the Arra keeper and scored a beauty from an impossible angle to register his first of the season.

Half time couldn't come fast enough for Arra, but the respite was short.

The second half began as the first ended, and as the pressure mounted on the Arra defence some good work from the impressive Joe Cullagh led again to the ball falling to the feet of Jack Smith, who for a second time finished very nicely past the Arra keeper.

This was the end of the scoring for the day, but Arra did try to take something from the match and drew a couple of fine saves from Niall Grant.

Alas it remained 4 0 and this was an important scalp taken by Clodiagh manager Vincent Ryan, who can now plan for a decent cup run with this much improved team.
Niall Grant, John Ryan, Joe Cullagh, Mattie Stakelum, Sean Stakelum, Seamus Cullagh, Paul Kennedy, Matt Ryan, Niall Shanahan, Aidan White & Jack Smith.
Eamon Cullagh, Kevin Ryan, Pat Phelan James Coffey, Stephen Gleeson.