Rangers F.C.

FAI Summer Soccer School

Pat Treacy, (087) 9543238.

23th to 27th July 2018

12 November October 2011
Division 1 (Youths)
Clodiagh Rangers
Paul Shanahan
Andy Ely
Pa Dwyer
James Horan
Nenagh AFC B
Clodiagh Rangers Youths entertained Nenagh AFC Youths 'B' in Drombane last Saturday in a bid to make it four straight wins in their league campaign. Clodiagh Rangers started a strong team and begn brightly with Ger Grant causing headaches for the Nenagh AFC rearguard, ably assisted by James Horan and Stephen Quinn in the middle of the park.

Clodiagh went ahead deservedly after ten minutes when the ever impressive Paul Shanahan, for the second week running, placed a 25 yard free kick in the back of the net, albeit with a slight deflection.

Clodiagh pressed further and Andy Ely finished brilliantly after a free flowing move which involved no less than five Clodiagh players completing a 'one touch' passing sequence that carved open the visitors defence to double the lead midway through the half.

Shortly before the break, Pa Dwyer found the ball at his feet in the area and his quick snap shot was too powerful for the Nenagh keeper who could only parry it into the far corner to make it three to the home team.

Clodiagn rangers suffered a setback before the break however when Sean Coffey, who was playing well at the back was forced off the field of play with an injury.

Nenagh made a number of changes at half time, upped the ante, and were rewarded for their endeavours when they capitalised on a defensive error to reduce the arrears to two. Clodiagh intoduced Nathan Delaney and Connor Ryan late in the second half, and they put in impressive displays as did Robert Murphy throughout.

Clodiagh captain, James Horan, capped another great performance by sealing all three points with a great volley from the edge of the area which nestled in the far top corner.

Nenagh AFC lost their discipline late on and finished with only nine men, but this should not take away from an impressive display from Clodiagh who have found a rich vein of form and aim to relive last seasons successes.
Gavin Ryan, Paul Ryan, Sean Coffey, Pa Phealan, Paul Shanahan, James Horan, Stephen Quinn, Andy Ely, Ger Grant, Pa Dwyer, Robert Murphy.
Dylan Sheridan, Nathan Delaney, Ryan Crick, D Ryan, Kevin Ryan, Connor Ryan.