FAI Junior Cup

Trim Celtic 4 – 1 Mellowes BDS
Halftime: 4 – 1

Trim Celtic scorers: Craig O’Hanlon 2, David Conway 2

FAI Junior Cup

Trim Celtic 4 – 1 Mellowes BDS
Halftime: 4 – 1

Trim Celtic scorers: Craig O’Hanlon 2, David Conway 2
An excellent first half performance saw them build up a half time lead that the Dublin visitors never recovered from. Celtic took the lead when Under 17 debutant Craig O’Hanlon headed down Ciaran Rispin’s long cross to David Conway who poked home from close range. Within minutes Mellowes equalised with a superb free kick. However Celtic struck back when O’Hanlon deftly finished Ross Campbell’s low cross. O’ Hanlon then grabbed a second with an excellent turn in the box allowing himself the time and space to fire into the top corner. Before halftime Celtic scored a fourth when Keith Jones found David Conway in the box who slotted home from 8 yards.
In the second half Celtic lost centre half Dermot Bartley through injury but a solid performance at the back coupled with some excellent goalkeeping by Brendan Murphy kept the visitors out while at the other end Craig O’Hanlon was a constant thorn in the side of the Mellowes defence.

Best for Trim Celtic were debutant Craig O’Hanlon, Brendan Murphy and David Fagan

Trim Celtic: Brendan Murphy, Ciaran Rispin, Keith Jones, Dominic Martin, Dermot Bartley, Ciaran Mulvenna, Noel Payne, David Fagan, David Conway, Craig O’ Hanlon, Ross Campbell

Subs: John Bligh (for Dermot Bartley), Shane Ashe (for Dominic Martin), Stephen Jones (for Ross Campbell)