Rangers F.C.

FAI Summer Soccer School

Pat Treacy, (087) 9543238.

23th to 27th July 2018

21 November 2010
Division 3
Clodiagh Rangers B
Owen Shortt 2
Holycross B
Pierce Stakelum
Brian Barrett
Mark Fogarty
For both sets of players there was not just the traditional derby pride at stake but Holycross were genuine title contenders for Division 3 and Clodiagh Rangers were pushing for promotion.

Inside the opening twenty minutes Eoin Shortt grabbed a quick fire brace that looked to have the home side on their way to victory.

The opener came from a move down the wing that ended up with Shortt who beat the keeper from twenty yards. Shortt doubled his account moments later, reacting quickest to a sliced defensive clearance, he capitalized to maximum effect.

As the first half wore on, Holycross slowly began to assert their authority on the game and they were rewarded with a penalty when John Ryan Casey was adjudged to have fouled in the box. Though Holycross spurned their chance from the spot, they were off the mark moments later when a good counter attack saw them pull a goal back through Pierce Stakelum.

Holycross drew level before half time when a deflected Liam Dwan effort from a freekick ended up in the back of the Clodiagh Rangers net.

In the second half Holycross maintained their grip on the game and were always looking more likely to score as they controlled the midfield with ease. Just after the hour they went in front when a long clearance fell straight to Brian Barrett who got the better of John Ryan before shooting into the corner to give Andrew Kinane no chance.
Holycross increased the pressure on Clodiagh Rangers and from a corner a goalmouth scrambled produced a fourth goal for the away team with Mark Fogarty scoring from close range despite protests from Clodiagh Rangers for a handball. Clodiagh Rangers did manage to rally for the last fifteen minutes, but despite applying some pressure on the visitors defense, never really carved out a scoring opportunity.
Andrew Kinane; Keith Ryan, Leonard Purcell, John Ryan(Nippy), Shane O'Dwyer; Seamus Cullagh, Stephen Gleeson, Paudie Ryan, Patrick Purcell; Eoin Shortt, Eamon Cullagh.
Paul Ryan, Rory Ryan, Pat Phelan, MP Cullagh, Sean Maguire, Daithi Maher, Vincent Ryan