O’Connell/McKenna Cup
Trim Celtic 6 – 2 Rock Celtic
Halftime: 1 – 1

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O’Connell/McKenna Cup
Trim Celtic 6 – 2 Rock Celtic
Halftime: 1 – 1

Trim Celtic scorers: Derek Donohoe 2, David Fagan, Craig O’Hanlon, Paul
Campbell, Paul Rispin

In an even first half Rock Celtic took the lead when the ball ran loose in
the Trim box before it was poked past keeper Dominic Martin. Trim Celtic
responded well with Derek Donohoe heading wide before stinging the palms of
the Rock keeper, Craig O’Hanlon headed the rebound narrowly wide. Trim got
an equaliser when Tommy Boyle’s pinpoint corner was glanced home by Derek
Donohoe. Just before the break Trim Celtic had keeper Dominic Martin to
thank for keeping the scores level with a fine save.

The second half was less evenly contested as Trim Celtic took the lead when
David Fagan slotted home. Derek Donohoe grabbed his second when he rifled
home from the edge of the box. Craig O Hanlon got his name on the
scoresheet when he volleyed home Paul Rispin’s inviting cross. The
highlight of the game was Paul Campbell goal. He took possession of the
ball in his own half, and seeing the keeper proceeded to lob him from the
halfway line. Rock managed to pull one goal back before Paul Rispin
completed the scoring when he rounded the keeper to slot home.

Best for Trim Celtic were Keith Jones, Paul Campbell and Derek Donohoe.
Trim Celtic: Dominic Martin, Ciaran Rispin, Mark Scanlon, David Conway,
Derek Dixon, Keith Jones, David Fagan, Paul Campbell, Derek Donohoe, Craig
O’Hanlon, Tommy Boyle.

Subs: Gordon Flood (for David Conway), Paul Rispin (for Tommy Boyle), David
Campbell (for Paul Campbell)