Rangers F.C.

FAI Summer Soccer School

Pat Treacy, (087) 9543238.

23th to 27th July 2018

24 October 2010
Division 3
Clodiagh Rangers B
Owen Shortt
Nenagh Celtic 'B'
? Maloney, Michael Heffernan 2
On Sunday afternoon last, the Division 3 league leaders, Nenagh Celtic 'B' were the visitors in Drombane. Going into the game, Clodaigh Rangers 'B' were five points behind Nenagh Celtic 'B'. The reverse fixture in Nenagh which was only a month ago saw the contest end in a 1-1 draw.

The two teams lying 2nd and 3rd, Ballymackey B and Holycross respectively, were also facing each other. The result of this game would have an important bearing on the second half of the Division 3 league season.

In the first half Nenagh Celtic had most of the possession and came close to opening the scoring on a number of occasions with Andrew Kinane impressing in the Clodiagh Rangers goal.

Owen Shortt had a great chance to put the home side in front but the Nenagh Celtic keeper was equal to the effort. Nenagh Celtic deservedly took the lead on the half hour when a cross was headed in from close range by Maloney.

In the second half Maloney was a constant threat for the away team and was the catalyst for two Michael Heffernan goals early in the second half, raiding down the left wing. Clodiagh Rangers made a number of substitutions and had their best spell of the game in the last twenty minutes with John Ryan driving the home team on from the back.

Owen Shortt came close to scoring on two occasions with his pace causing the Nenagh Celtic defence problems. With fifteen minutes to play, substitute Paul Ryan's clever pass put Shortt in on goal and he finished well to give the home team hope. Moments later the diminutive forward found himself through on goal again, but his lobbed effort drifted wide of the target to deny a potential rip-roaring last five minutes but it was not to be as Nenagh Celtic were good value for their win.
Andrew Kinane; Keith Ryan, Mark Conway, John Ryan(Nippy), Shane O'Dwyer; Patrick Purcell, Stephen Gleeson, MP Cullagh, Pat Phelan; Eoin Shortt, Eamon Cullagh.
Leonard Purcell, Paul Ryan, Paudie Ryan