Rangers F.C.

FAI Summer Soccer School

Pat Treacy, (087) 9543238.

23th to 27th July 2018

26 September 2010
Division 3
Clodiagh Rangers B
Mark Conway
Daithi Maher
Shannon Rangers
Brian Hourigan
The home team started strongly and immediately had Shannon Rangers under pressure, creating a number of chances and forcing a succession of corners, but failing to find the net.

In fact it was the away side who were to take a lead when Brian Hourigan's attempted volley imparted sufficient backspin on the ball to take it over the keeper's head, landing just over the Clodiagh line.

A period of Shannon Rangers pressure ensued, and a blend of luck and some fine saves from Patrick Lowry kept the margin at the minimum.

However Clodiagh finished the half the stronger and were unlucky not to go into the break on level terms when Pat Phelan fired over from 6 yards after being set up with a neat pass from Paudie Ryan.

Clodiagh Rangers were well on top in the second half in terms of possession and chances with MP Cullagh orchestrating affairs in the middle, but they could not seem to find the goals they desperately needed.

With twenty minutes remaining the home team found the breakthrough, when John Ryan broke out of defence and fed the ball to the Daithi Maher on the right wing whose accurate cross was well met by Mark Conway to head home from 10 yards.

The home team poured forward in search of a winner and the pressure finally told in the 88th minutes when Daithi Maher, just inside the area, stretched out a left leg to volley home a Paudie Ryan to the net.

Best for Clodiagh were MP Cullagh and Paudie Ryan.
Patrick Lowry; Keith Ryan, Mark Conway, John Ryan (Nippy), Colm Kennedy; Patrick Purcell, Stephen Gleeson, MP Cullagh, Pat Phelan; Daithi Maher, Paudie Ryan.
Eamon Cullagh, Vincent Ryan, Conor Morrissey.