Rangers F.C.

FAI Summer Soccer School

Pat Treacy, (087) 9543238.

23th to 27th July 2018

11 May 2015
under 12 Cup Final
Killavilla Utd
Clodiagh Rangers
Clodiagh quest for the league and cup double ended in disappointment last Monday evening (11th) at BT Harps grounds in Templemore when they ran out of luck against a spirited Killavilla side from Roscrea.

Killavilla showed their intent early on when striking the crossbar with a fine shot from 20 yards.

However Clodiagh gradually began to settle and exert pressure on the Killavilla defence but struggled to carve out clear cut chances to break the deadlock.

It was the Roscrea boys who took the lead six minutes from the break when a punt from midfield fell kindly for their striker and he made the most of the chance by poking the ball home from close range.

The second half saw Clodiagh up their efforts in search of an equaliser but they were increasingly frustrated by a determined Killavilla rearguard.

With Luke Shanahan and Pat Ryan driving forward from midfield there was always the danger that Killavilla might sneak another goal on the counter attack but Oisín Treacy and Tom Purcell defended well when the threat arose on a few occasions.

Clodiagh knew it wasn't going to be their day when Pat Ryan's shot cannoned back off the crossbar as the clock ticked down and minutes later another goal bound effort was cleared off the line with the keeper beaten.

Their failure to find the net for the first time this season was to prove costly as referee Ger Roche drew a close to proceedings shortly afterwards.

This cup final defeat is hard to swallow for Clodiagh but credit to Killavilla who made the most of their opportunities and put up stern resistance to successfully hold the advantage thereafter.

While Clodiagh will feel disappointment at not achieving the Double they can take great pride in the fact that they went through the league campaign unbeaten and as a result the Premier title rests in Drombane at the end of long and eventful season.

The boys can now enjoy a well earned rest for a few months before they regroup for next season and the new challenges that will bring at U13 level.

Coaches: Billy Phillips and Brian Purcell
James Griffin, Tom Purcell, Oisin Treacy, Pat Ryan, Danny Slattery, Stephen Ferncombe, Luke Shanahan, Sean Phillips, Jamie Davern, Jason o'Dwyer and Sean Ryan.