NECSL Under 13 Shield Final
Trim Celtic 3 – 1 Kingscourt
Halftime: 0 – 1
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NECSL Under 13 Shield Final

Trim Celtic 3 – 1 Kingscourt

Halftime: 0 – 1

Trim Celtic scorers: Diarmuid Higgins 2, Damien McGee

Trim Celtic secured success in the Shield final with a well deserved victory over Kingscourt in a pulsating contest. Trim went into the final as underdogs having previously been defeated by the Cavan side and in the first half were nervous and tentative as Kingscourt set the pace. Kingscourt hit the bar after fifteen minutes and Dillan Murrnin

had to be alert in goal to keep them at bay. Just on halftime when it looked as though Celtic had

weathered the Kingscourt storm a free kick into the Celtic box was finished from close range and

Kingscourt took the lead.

The second half saw a transformation in Trim Celtic, pushed on by Jamie Lee and Damien McGee in

midfield they took the game to Kingscourt. After pressure from Darren Melia and Sean Foley a chance was

created for Diarmuid Higgins which he tucked away from ten yards. With five minutes remaining the

excellent Damien McGee gave Celtic the lead. In the final minute Diarmuid Higgins confirmed victory

with a sweet lob.

Best for Trim Celtic were Dillan Murrnin, Damien McGee, Diarmuid Higgins, Niall Farrell and Jamie Lee.

Trim Celtic: Dillan Murrnin, James Hyland, Darren Melia, David O’Connor, Jonathan Shaw, Niall

Farrell, Jamie Lee, Damien McGee, Colm Smith, Sean Foley, Diarmuid Higgins.

Subs: Ryan Andrews (for Niall Farrell), Sean Curran (for Diarmuid Higgins), Shane Mooney (for James

Hyland), Nigel Kennedy, Conor Daly