Trim Celtic 1 – 1 Kells
Halftime: 1 – 0
Trim Celtic scorer: Shane Ashe
This was definitely two points dropped by Trim Celtic as newly promoted Kells scored a later equaliser to grab a share of the spoils. In a game where neither side showed much urgency Trim Celtic took the lead when Craig O’Hanlon’s long throw was converted by Shane Ashe. Celtic could have doubled their lead but Ross Campbell headed narrowly over.
In the second half Celtic the better of the chances with the Kells keeper pulling off a superb save from Paul Campbell while making some more easier saves. Substitute Paul Gilsenan then almost scored Celtic’s second but his shot came back off the post. With five minutes remaining Kells equalised when Celtic failed to clear the ball on one opportunity, and a low cross into the box was well finished by a Kells player.
Best for Trim Celtic were Dominic Martin,
Trim Celtic: Mick Martin, Ciaran Rispin, Keith Jones, Dominic Martin, Derek Dixon, Mick Corrigan, Paul Campbell, David Fagan, Craig O’Hanlon, Ross Campbell, Shane Ashe.
Subs: Paul Gilsenan (for Shane Ashe), Mark Gilsenan (for Ross Campbell), Noel Payne (for Craig O’Hanlon)
Leinster Junior Shield
Trim Celtic 2 – 2 Lower Crumlin A.E.T
Trim Celtic won 4 – 2 on pens
Halftime: 0 – 0
Trim Celtic scorers: Mark McCormack, Noel Payne (pen)
Pens: Danny Quinn, Stephen Jones, Tommy Boyle, Noel Payne
Trim Celtic won their first round Leinster Junior Shield match against unbeaten Lower Crumlin from Dublin. Celtic didn’t produce their best performance of the season but made it through on penalties after extra time. In the first half both teams struggled to get going, with the half ending scoreless.
The second half was more entertaining with Mark McCormack giving Celtic the lead with a header from a corner. The game again turned scrappy until Lower Crumlin equalised with fifteen minutes remaining. Within minutes Celtic again took the lead when they were awarded a penalty which Noel Payne converted. However Crumlin equalised before the end to force extra time.
With both teams tired in extra time they cancelled each other out.
In the penalty shootout Danny Quinn, Stephen Jones and Tommy Boyle all netted for Celtic while Tommy Farrell missed his spot kick. With Lower Crumlin misusing their third and fourth kicks it was left to Noel Payne to convert his second penalty of the day to give Celtic the win.
Best for Trim Celtic were Danny Quinn, Noel Payne and Alex Geraghty.
Trim Celtic Tony McDonnell, David Campbell, Alex Geraghty, John Kelly, Danny Quinn, Mark Scanlon, Noel Payne, Stephen Jones, Mark McCormack, Thomas Farrell, Killian Ryan.
Subs: Alan McCormack (for Mark Scanlon), Tommy Boyle (for Killian Ryan), Paul Munnelly (for Mark McCormack), Mick Tyndall
NECSL Under 16 League
Trim Celtic 4 – 1 Square Utd
Halftime: 1 – 1
Trim Celtic scorers: John Pedan 2, Ciaran Quinn 2
Trim continued their good start to the season with a 4-1 win over Square United in Tully Park. Ciaran Quinn struck first for Trim with a well worked corner but Square quickly equalised and the scores were level at the break. The second half was a different story and Trim upped their game substitute John Peden bagged a quick brace to put Trim in a comfortable lead and Ciaran Quinn completed the scoring with a stunning free-kick. Trim could have added to their total but they missed a late penalty. Best for Trim were Ciaran Quinn, John Peden and Keith Way.
Trim Celtic: Eric Scanlon, James Moynihan, Mark Corrigan, Keith Way, Philip O’Donohoe, Aaron Newman, Anthony Craig, Colm Doyle, Alan Douglas, Sean Bell, Ciaran Quinn.
Subs: Paul Genockey (for Colm Doyle), Graham Higgins (for Ciaran Quinn), John Pedan (for Sean Bell), Ciaran Malone (for Mark Corrigan)
NECSL Under 15 League
Agher Park 3 – 3 Trim Celtic
Halftime: 3 – 2
Trim Celtic scorers: Donal Loughlin, Gary Magee, Stephen Moriarty
Trim Celtic took an early lead in this game before Agher replied. Celtic again took the lead but Agher scored twice to lead 3 – 2 at halftime.
In the second half both teams were reduced to ten men with Martin Whelan receiving his second yellow card for Trim Celtic. Celtic levelled the score with ten minutes remaining and despite having some late chances a draw was a fair result.
Best for Trim Celtic were Rory McEntee and Michael Lydon.
Trim Celtic: Michael Lydon, Rory McEntee, Thomas Markey, David Tobin, Paul O’Sullivan, Martin Whelan, Eoin Hanson, Darragh Kennedy, Nico Marocco, Donal Loughlin, Gary Magee.
Subs: Mark Hibbits (for Paul O’Sullivan), Stephen Moriarty (for Gary Magee), Eunan McGrenra, Noel Hanna, Timmy Smith
NECSL Under 14 League
Kingscourt 0 – 2 Trim Celtic
Halftime 0 – 1
Trim Celtic scorers: Damien McGee, Colm Smith
Trim Celtic returned to winning ways with a convincing win and good team performance. Trim Celtic took the lead on fifteen minutes when keeper Dillon Murrin’s long clearance was flicked on by Diarmuid Higgins to Damien McGee who finished from ten yards. Celtic thought they had doubled their lead when James Allen headed the ball into the net however the referee blew for a foul on the Kingscourt keeper.
In the second half Colm Smith beat the offside trap to seal the victory.
Best for Trim Celtic were Jonathan Shaw, Jamie Lee and Sean Curran.
Trim Celtic: Dillon Murrin, Darren Melia, Niall Farrell, Jamie Lee, Jonathan Shaw, Damien McGee, James Allen, Sean Foley, Colm Smith, Diarmuid Higgins, Scott McGowan.
Subs: Sean Curran (for Diarmuid Higgins), Nigel Kennedy (for Niall Farrell), Jake Shields-Ryan (for James Allen)
NECSL Under 13 League
Trim Celtic 6 – 0 Ardee Blue
Halftime: 4 – 0
Trim Celtic scorers: Conor Daly 3, Darragh Scannell, Ian Keogh, Paul Smith
Facing a strong breeze in the first half Trim Celtic defended well as a unit and scored four times. In the second half Celtic added two further goals. Conor Daly helped himself to a hattrick while Darragh Scannell, Ian Keogh and Paul Smith also found the net.
Best for Trim Celtic were Darragh Scannell, Conor Daly and Conor Farrell.
Trim Celtic: Ciaran Fitzsimons, James Hyland, Sean Hyland, Conor Farrell, Marcus Shields, Sean Geraghty, Cian McGrenra, Darragh Scannell, Conor Daly, Paul Smith, Ian Keogh.
Subs: Martin McDonagh (for Paul Smith), Daniel McGrianna (for Ciaran Fitzsimons)
NECSL Under 12 League
Trim Celtic 2 – 0 East Meath Utd
Halftime: 2 – 0
Trim Celtic scorers: James Toher, Joey Corrigan
Trim Celtic went top of the U-12 NECSL table after a fine win over EMU on Saturday. Playing with the wind in the first half Trim used it to their advantage and got an early two goal lead. First Joey Corrigan headed in from a James Toher corner and 6 minutes later Toher got his own name on the score sheet after East Meath failed to clear another corner. Trim continued to force the pace and were unfortunate not to add to their advantage when Ciaran Fitzsimons hit the bar after a great team move. In the second half East Meath put considerable pressure on the Trim backline but resolute defending and fine goalkeeping helped Trim keep a clean sheet and a well earned victory.
Best for Trim Celtic were James Toher, Ciaran Fitzsimons and Daniel O’Byrne.
Trim Celtic: James Mitchell, Shane O’Connor, Evan Dixon, Daniel O’Byrne, Ciaran Fitzsimons, Sean McGee, Fionn Nally, Joey Corrigan, Sean FitzGerald, Sam Millen, James Toher.
Subs: Ciaran Halpin (for Evan Dixon), Gareth White (for James Mitchell), Sean Spratt, Eoghan Fox, Luke Flanagan, Marcus Thompson
NECSL Under 11 League
Trim Celtic 2 – 1 Athboy Tigers
Halftime: 1 – 1
Trim Celtic scorers: Malachy Joe Gavin, Eric Hyland
Trim Celtic secured a fantastic result when they defeated a previously unbeaten Athboy team. Trim Celtic went one goal down after fifteen minutes from a corner however Malachy Joe Gavin replied with a superb individual effort.
In the second half the winning goal was created by Conor Henenberry who stormed down the wing before whipping in a dangerous cross which Eric Hyland converted. Athboy twice hit the woodwork in the last five minutes however Celtic held on for a victory their performance deserved.
Best for Trim Celtic were Shane Downes, Colin Stowe, Connor Henenberry and David Fox.
Trim Celtic: David Fox, Colin Stowe, Jordan Metcalfe, Shane Downes, John Cunningham, Cian Clark, Malachy Joe Gavin, Patrick Lennon, Connor Henenberry, David Buckly, Tommy Crinion.
Subs: Jack Johnstone (for Tommy Crinion), Fergus Mulryan (for David Buckly), Colin Keane (for Cian Clark), Eric Hyland (for Patrick Lennon), Eric Butler (for John Cunningham), Danny Connell (for David Fox)