Premier Division MDL
Slane 5 – 1 Trim Celtic
Trim Celtic scorer: Craig O’Hanlon
Halftime: 3 -1
Celtic started the game well and could have taken the lead when Noel Payne pulled the ball across the box for Craig O’Hanlon whose shot was blocked to safety. A similar move involving the same two players created the opening goal. Again Payne unselfishly pulled the ball back to O’Hanlon who steadied himself before firing left-footed into the top corner. With the next attack Celtic could have doubled their lead as O’Hanlon robbed the last defender only to be denied a goal by the keeper. Slane began to pile pressure on Trim after this and scored and equalised, then taking the lead soon after. Celtic were finding things difficult and had keeper Tony McDonnell to thank for two fine saves with Ciaran Rispin also helping to keep the score down with a superb goal line clearance. However before the break Slane added a third.
In the second half Celtic put more pressure on Slane without creating any clear cut chances. Slane extended their lead early in the second half scoring a fifth goal at the death.
Best for Trim Celtic were Mick Corrigan, Keith Jones and Seamus Harte
Trim Celtic: Tony McDonnell, Ciaran Rispin, Mark Scanlon, Dominic Martin, Danny Quinn, Colm Harte, Paul Campbell, Mick Corrigan, Craig O’Hanlon, Noel Payne, Keith Jones.
Sub: Seamus Harte (for Colm Harte), Ross Campbell (for Noel Payne), Tommy Boyle (for Mark Scanlon).
MDL Premier Reserve
Trim Celtic Vs Square – match not played Square bus broke down on way to game.
NECSL Under 14 League
Trim Celtic 3 – 2 Albion Rovers
Halftime: 1 – 0
Trim Celtic scorers: Diarmuid Higgins 2, Colm Smith
In an entertaining first half it was Trim Celtic who created the bulk of the chances but could only hit the net once.The first real chance fell to Scott McGowan who was put through superbly by Jamie Lee but could only shoot straight at the keeper. Colm Smith, a constant thorn in the side of the Albion defence with his powerful running and neat skills then stormed through the Albion defence, rounding the keeper but couldn’t finish from a tight angle. Jamie Lee was at the heart of all things good for Celtic in the first half competing for everything and playing others through. It was Lee who had then next chance when he had a shot saved at the near post by the keeper after a surging right wing run. Albion were not without their chances and Jonathan Shaw was forced to make an exceptionally times last ditch tackle in the box as an Albion striker was bearing down on goal. Another Albion chance saw then flash a free header narrowly wide from a corner. With the half drawing to a close Diarmuid Higgins latched on to a defensive mistake to slot home from close range. Colm Smith again burst through the Albion defence but shot wide with the last chance of the half.
In the second half Celtic again had the first chance with Scott McGowan forcing the keeper to parry a well struck shot into the path of Sean Foley who’ shot was blocked on the line by an Albion defender. Albion equalised when a ball over the heads of the Celtic with an Albion player reacting quickest shooting low into the bottom corner giving keeper Shane Mooney no chance. Celtic responded with the next attack Colm Smith scoring the goal his performance deserved with a typically surging run through the Albion defence finishing to the roof of the net from eighteen yards. It was at this point that winger Scott McGowan sprung to life with several Trim Celtic attacks coming through this player. After a mazy run on the left Mc Gowan sent a beautiful cross towards Damien McGee who just couldn’t find a finish to match. Albion equalised for the second time when they broke through the Celtic defence, bearing down on keeper Mooney the ball was squared across the box for an easy tap in. The winning goal was the creation of Scott McGowan who beat two players by the corner flag before sending an inch perfect cross to Diarmuid Higgins who headed home for his second goal of the match. The game turned into a midfield battle until a couple of late chances when Colm Smith hit a first time shot just over the bar from 18 yards and keeper Shane Mooney was forced into an important block at his near post to ensure the victory for Trim Celtic.
Best for Trim Celtic were Diarmuid Higgins, Colm Smith, Jamie Lee and Damien McGee.
Trim Celtic: Shane Mooney, James Allen, Niall Farrell, Jonathan Shaw, Darren Melia, Jamie Lee, Damien McGee, Diarmuid Higgins, Sean Foley, Colm Smith, Scott McGowan.
Subs: James Hyland (for Sean Foley), Nigel Kennedy (for Diarmuid Higgins), Ryan Andrews, Sean Curran.
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NECSL Under 13 League
Trim Celtic 3 – 5 Agher Park
Halftime: 2 – 3
Trim Celtic scorers: Ian Keogh 2, Conor Daly.
Ian Keogh 2 and Conor Daly scored the goals as Trim Celtic suffered defeat in their opening game of the season at the hands of Agher Park.
The goal scorers and Conor Farrell showed up well for Trim Celtic.
Trim Celtic: Brian Marron, Ciaran Connor, Adam Foley, Martin McDonagh, Conor Farrell, Sean Geraghty, Cian McGrenra, Ian Keogh, Dermot O’Keane, Conor Daly, Tom Stokes.
Subs: Cormac Joyce (for Martin McDonagh), Daniel McGrianna (for Dermot O’Keane), Marius Shiels (for Ciaran Conor).
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NECSL Under 12 League
Kells 0 – 8 Trim Celtic
Halftime: 0 – 3
Trim Celtic Scorers: Ciaran Fitzsimons 3, Gavin Mullen 2, Sam Millen 2, Joey Corrigan
Trim Celtic U12s got their NECSL League season off to a great start with a very comfortable win over Kells. From the outset, Trim were on the attack and were in fact lucky not to go one down but for a fine save by Gareth White. It took 16 minutes for the 1st goal to come, a fine move finished off by Joey Corrigan. Sam Millen added two more well taken goals to close the half 3-0 up. In the second half, Trim made a number of positional changes with Gavin Mullen moving from left back to midfield and Ciarán Fitzsimons from centre back to centre forward. Both had terrific second halves with Gavin Mullen scoring 2 on his debut for Trim and Ciarán scoring a wonderful hat-trick in under 15 minutes.
Best for Trim Celtic were Ciaran Fitzsimons, Sean FitzGerald and James Toher.
Trim Celtic: Gareth White, Shane O’Connor, Gavin Mullen, Ciaran Fitzsimons, Joan Lehmann, Sean McGee, Fionn Nally, Joey Corrigan, Sean FitzGerald, Sam Millen, James Toher.
Subs: James Mitchell (for Gareth White), Evan Dixon (for Fionn Nally), Dermot Whelan (for Sean FitzGerald), Daniel O’Byrne (for James Toher), Ciaran Halpin (for Sean McGee), Luke Flanagan, E. Fox, S. Spratt .