FAI Junior Cup
Trim Celtic 1 – 0 Albion Rovers
Trim Celtic progressed to the next round of the FAI Junior Cup with a narrow victory over Meath & District League rivals Albion Rovers. Playing with a strong breeze in the first half Albion controlled much of the possession without ever threatening the Trim goal. The Celtic back four were in inspired form and never let the opposition have run or shot at goal. Celtic took the lead midway through the first half when Paul Gilsenan and Shane Ashe combined to force a penalty for handball in the box. Paul Campbell converting the spot kick.
In the second half Celtic had the advantage of strong wind which helped ease some of the pressure on the defence. Celtic were also more creative in the second half with Mark McCormack and Shane Ashe coming close. However it was the work rate of the Celtic players that was to be most admired as they limited Albion Rovers to few chances of note, with goalkeeper Mick Martin not having to make a save all game. The back four were outstanding in the later stages of the half as Albion pressed for an equaliser, however they could not find a way through.
Best for Trim Celtic were Ciaran Rispin, Mark Gilsenan and Paul Gilsenan.
Trim Celtic: Mick Martin, Ciaran Rispin, Keith Jones, Dominic Martin, Mark Gilsenan, Shane Ashe, Paul Campbell, David Fagan, David Conway, Paul Gilsenan, Ross Campbell.
Subs: Craig O’Hanlon (for Paul Campbell), Mark McCormack (for David Conway), Seamus Harte (for Ciaran Rispin), Colm Harte, Alex Geraghty.
Trim Celtic 2 – 0 Carrick Rovers
This match saw first placed Trim Celtic play second place Carrick Rovers with Celtic knowing victory would stretch their lead at the top of the Premier Reserve table. After an evenly contested opening Celtic began to get on top with Mark McCormack and Seamus Harte looking lively. After 35 minutes Carrick had a man sent off for his second bookable offence. Three minutes later Trim Celtic made the extra man count as Seamus Harte converted Noel Payne’s corner.
In the second half Celtic remained on top and stretched their lead on the hour mark when Seamus Harte worked a ball through to Thomas Farrell who scored with a low drive. In all Celtic remained comfortable and ended up with a well deserved victory.
Best for Trim Celtic were Seamus Harte, Colm Harte and Thomas Farrell.
Trim Celtic: Tony McDonnell, Alex Geraghty, Tommy Boyle, David Campbell, Danny Quinn, Stephen Jones, Noel Payne, Colm Harte, Seamus Harte, Thomas Farrell, Mark McCormack.
Subs: Cillian Ryan (for Mark McCormack), Stephen Ennis (for Seamus Harte), Eddie Murray (for Stephen Jones), Alan McCormack, John Kelly
Under 16 SFAI Cup
Oldcastle 0 – 1 Trim Celtic
Trim advanced to the next round of the SFAI Cup on Saturday after defeating Oldcastle by 1 goal to nil. After some early pressure Trim got their reward when Sean Bell slotted home a through ball from Anthony Craig after 20 minutes. Alan Douglas twice hit the woodwork in the 2nd half as Trim failed to kill the game off. But a rock solid defence and hard work kept Oldcastle at bay and Trim kept up their recent good form.
Best for Trim Celtic were Keith Way, Anthony Craig and Colm Doyle.
Trim Celtic: Eric Scanlon, James Moynihan, Mark Corrigan, Keith Way, Philip O’Donohoe, Paul Genockey, Anthony Craig, Colm Doyle, Alan Douglas, Sean Bell, Ciaran Quinn.
Subs: Graham Higgins (for Sean Bell), Aran Scannell (for Paul Genockey), Barry Flynn (for James Moynihan), Keith Greene
Under 15 SFAI Cup
Trim Celtic 1 – 4 Kentstown
Trim Celtic took an early lead through Gary McGee but surrendered it immediately when failing to clear a ball from a free kick. Kentstown were much the stronger team and led 3 – 1 at the break.
In the second half Trim Celtic put in an improved performance and had a couple of good chances to reduce the deficit before Kentstown scored their fourth goal.
Best for Trim Celtic were Rory McEntee, Mark Hibbits and Paul O’Sullivan.
Trim Celtic: Michael Lydon, Mark Hibbits, David Tobin, Rory McEntee, Paul O’Sullivan, Martin Whelan, Eoin Hanson, Darragh Kennedy, Stephen Moriarty, Donal Loughlin, Gary McGee.
Subs: Adam Whelan (for Gary McGee), Eunan McGrenra (for Stephen Moriarty), Damien Wood (for Martin Whelan), Timmy Smith, Noel Hanna, Patrick Scanlon
Under 14 SFAI Cup
Kells A 0 – 2 Trim Celtic
Two second half goals saw Trim Celtic progress to the next round of the SFAI Cup in a hard fought game with Kells A. Celtic had chances to take the lead in the first half with Diarmuid Higgins and Colm Smith going close.
The second half was aging very close and it wasn’t until ten minutes before the end that Celtic made the breakthrough. Colm Smith hit the post, with the rebound falling to Scott McGowan who in turn hit the post, however Shane Mooney made no mistake at the third attempt. In injury time Sean Foley scored to seal victory.
Best for Trim Celtic were Damien McGee, Sean Curran and Shane Mooney.
Trim Celtic: Dylan Murnin, Niall Farrell, Sean Curran, Jamie Lee, Jonathan Shaw, Damien McGee, Darren Melia, Scott McGowan, Colm Smith, Diarmuid Higgins, Sean Foley.
Subs: Shane Mooney (for Niall Farrell), Nigel Kennedy (for Scott McGowan), Jake Shields Ryan (for Diarmuid Higgins)
Under 12 SFAI Cup
Trim Celtic 3 – 2 Albion Rovers
This was a superb win for Trim U12s in the first round of the SFAI Cup against a very strong Albion side. Trim set about the task well and were awarded a penalty in the second minute after Sean FitzGerald was taken down. Sam Millen stepped up to put it coolly away. After that Trim had another few good chances to further their lead, one from Sam Millen and one outstanding move where Joan Lehmann took it from his own back line and ran to the opposite area where his final shot was just wide. In the 2nd half, Albion came out much stronger and caused Trim some problems. Their efforts were finally rewarded on 45 minutes when they beat Gareth White with a shot across goal. Trim stepped it up immediately and took the lead again when Fionn Nally headed onto the crossbar and bravely went in for a second header after 48 minutes. Albion came back again and it took a marvellous save from Gareth White to keep them at bay but they equalised a few minutes later when a shot deflected off the defence and into the goal. Trim could have collapsed but attacked again and scored one of the finest ever goals seen at Tully Park. Sam Millen received the ball in his own half and with his first touch on the volley, chipped it over the defender and set off. He travelled almost 50 yards beating 4 more players and shot past the goalkeeper to score the winner. It was a performance of skill and character by the Trim side and all performed well.
Best for Trim Celtic were Sam Millen, Fionn Nally and James Toher.
Trim Celtic: Gareth White, Shane O’Connor, Evan Dixon, Daniel O’Byrne, Joan Lehmann, Seam McGee, Fionn Nally, Ciarán Fitzsimons, Sean FitzGerald, Sam Millen, James Toher.
Subs: Joey Corrigan (for Daniel O’Byrne), Sean Spratt, Eoghan Fox, Luke Flanagan, Marcus Thompson
NECSL Under 9
Trim Celtic Eagles 1 -1 Enfield
In the first of the Saturday League games Trim Celtic Eagles had a somewhat nervous start conceding an early goal. However they got stuck in and got back on level terms just before half time with a lovely strike by Brian Mc Keown. In the second half the Eagles came close to scoring on three occasions but were denied by an in-form Enfield keeper. Best for Trim Celtic Eagles were Peter Gavin, Cian Goodwin and Brian McKeown.
Trim Celtic Eagles 2 – 2 Athboy
A gripping game from start to finish, a goal in each half from Marc Kane with fine performances from Peter Gavin, James Cullen, Ross Power and Shane Callaghan.
Trim Celtic Eagles: Shane Callaghan, James Cullen, Marc Kane, Peter Gavin, Cian Goodwin, Liam O’Donnell, Ross Power, Brian McKeown
Trim Celtic Raptors 9 – 1 Athboy Celtic Panthers
Trim Celtic Raptors got the new NECSL season off to a flying start with an emphatic 9-1 win over rivals Athboy Celtic. Star striker Jack Byrne found the back of the net five times in yet another fantastic performance. Kyle Dixon and Eoin O’Connor were industrious in midfield and notched two goals apiece. Darren McGarry in the Trim goals pulled off some excellent saves when called upon.
Trim Celtic Raptors 6 – 1 Carrick Rovers
Goals from Jack Byrne 3, Eoin O’Connor 2 and Kyle Dixon helped Trim Celtic to their second victory.
Trim Celtic Raptors: Darren McGarry, Ciaran Harte, Kyle Dixon, David Rennick, Eoin O’Connor, Colin FitzGerald, Jack Byrne, Jack McGowan, Luke Moran.
NECSL Under 8
Trim Celtic Pumas 12 – 0 Torro
Trim Celtic Pumas came through this game very comfortable against a spirited Torro side. Zak McGowan scored five, Charlie Ennis three, Adam Sheehan 2 while Fintan Devlin and Mikey Cullen also scored.
Best for Trim Celtic Pumas were Zak McGowan, Charlie Ennis and Adam Sheehan.
Trim Celtic Pumas 0 – 0 Parkvilla
This was a very evenly contested game in which Trim Celtic Pumas played good attacking football and defended well.
Best for Trim Celtic Pumas were Colm Lennon, Keane Geraghty and Anthony Losty.
Trim Celtic Pumas: Keane Geraghty, Adam Cregan, Anthony Losty, Zak McGowan, Mikey Cullen, Charlie Ennis, Colm Lennon, Fintan Devlin, Fintan McLaughlin,. Jack Dowling, Adam Sheehan.
Trim Celtic Swifts 0 – 6 Carrick Rovers
This was the first ever outing for Trim Celtic Swifts and their inexperience showed against a stronger Carrick side.
Best for Trim Celtic were Eamonn Boyle, Adam Loughlin and Nataniel Costa.
Trim Celtic Swifts 0 – 5 Enfield
Trim Celtic lost out against Enfield however a spirited and much improved second half will give them confidence for their next encounter.
Best for Trim Celtic Swifts were John Conlon, David Murtagh and Luke Clohessy.
Trim Celtic Swifts: Mark McDonnell, Eamonn Boyle, Adam Loughlin, Nataniel Costa, John Conlon, David Murtagh, Luke Clohessy, Nathan Fox, Peter Farrell, Stephen Allen
Trim Celtic Tigers 10 – 0 Oristown
Trim Celtic Tigers scorers: Eoin Sweeney 4, James McKeown 3, Jack Kelly, Daire Lynch, Lateef Yussef
This was a comfortable win for Trim Celtic, they took an early lead and never looked back. Eoin Sweeney hit four, James McKeown bagged a hattrick while Jack Kelly, Daire Lynch and Lateef Yussef were also on target.
Best for Trim Celtic Tigers were Jack Kelly, Daire Lynch and Lateef Yussef
Trim Celtic Tigers 5 – 0 Athboy
Another fine performance from Trim Celtic Tigers with goals from Jack Kelly, Daire Lynch, James McKeown and two from Eoin Sweeney.
Celtic were solid in defence not letting their opposition create many chances.
Best for Trim Celtic Tigers were Colm Mulryan, James McKeown and Eoin Sweeney.
Trim Celtic Tigers: James McKeown, Eoin Sweeney, Jack Kelly, Daire Lynch, Colm Mulryan, Gareth Westhuizen, Lateef Yussef, Carl Coleman, Dean Egan, Conor Higgins, Conor Sweeney