Rangers F.C.

FAI Summer Soccer School

Pat Treacy, (087) 9543238.

23th to 27th July 2018

20 Mar 2011
Division 3
Moneygall B
Martin Kennedy
Ollie Sheehan
Mark Walsh
Cathal Kennedy(2)
Clodiagh Rangers B
Patrick Purcell
Clodiagh Rangers 'B' travelled to Moneygall for their final game of the season on Sunday last shorn of a number of first choice players. Moneygall 'B', assisted by wind advantage, started the stronger team put Clodiagh under a lot of pressure, and unsurprisingly too the lead twenty minutes in when Martin Kennedy slotted the ball past Patrick Lowry in the Clodiagh goal after a neat Joe Callahan through ball.
A depleted Clodiagh Rangers side struggled to create anything and incessant pressure from the home team resulted in Moneygall grabbing their second and third goals in quick succession with Ollie Sheehan heading home a corner and Mark Walsh execution a volley from the edge of the box after a poor clearance from a freekick.
Clodiagh fought their way back into the contest and Vincent Ryan came closest to opening their account with a terrific effort from the edge of the area.
The Drombane outfit owed a lot to their keeper Patrick Lowry for keeping the scoreline to three in the first half with a string of fine saves. Clodiagh were much improved in the second half and Patrick Purcell was impressive throughout as a threat up front, but Moneygall struck a hammer blow on the hour when Cathal Kennedy struck a quick fire brace to put the result firmly beyond doubt.
Clodiagh managed to grab a consolation goal that their endeavors deserved late on when Mark Conway was hauled down in the area and the referee awarded the penalty. Patrick Purcell held his composure to convert the penalty.
A disappointing note to finish the season with a defeat but a fifth place finish in the league is a positive platform to build on for next season for manager PJ Kennedy.
Patrick Lowry; PJ Kennedy, Mark Conway, Keith Ryan, Colm Kennedy; Pat Phelan, Stephen Gleeson, Vincent Ryan, Seamus Cullagh; Patrick Purcell, Rory Ryan.