Tully Bookmakers Challenge Cup
Trim Celtic 3 – 1 Fordrew Rovers
Trim Celtic advanced into the next round of the Tully Bookmakers Challenge Cup with a comfortable win over Fordrew Rovers. It was the visitors who almost opened the scoring when Paul Gilsenan headed the ball onto his own post with goalkeeper Mick Martin stranded. However it was Gilsenan who put Celtic ahead with a sweet strike from the edge of the box after superb play up the right wing by full-back Ciaran Rispin. Gilsenan then forced a superb save from the Fordrew keeper who somehow managed to palm his goal ward header around the post. Keith Jones and David Fagan were excellent in the centre of midfield and after a Jones tackle Fagan split the Fordrew defence with a superb pass to Mick Corrigan who fired over.
In the second half Trim Celtic began brightly and took a two-goal lead when Paul Gilsenan’s deep cross was headed home by Mick Corrigan at the back post. Ross Campbell also forced a fine save from the visiting keeper when his curling free kick was tipped over. Celtic scored their third goal when Mark Gilsenan’s incisive pass found brother Paul who sprinted clear to finish for his second goal of the game. Celtic had further changes to increase their lead with substitute Shane Ashe having blasting over from close range, having one shot blocked from close range and another well saved by the keeper after a fine solo run. Fordrew scored with ten minutes remaining but rarely threatened Trim Celtic after this.
Best for Trim Celtic were Darren Fay, Paul Gilsenan and Keith Jones.
Trim Celtic: Mick Martin, Ciaran Rispin, Mark Gilsenan, Dominic Martin, Darren Fay, Mick Corrigan, Keith Jones, David Fagan, David Conway, Paul Gilsenan, Ross Campbell.
Subs: Shane Ashe (for David Fagan), Craig O’Hanlon (for Ross Campbell), Paul Campbell, Tony McDonnell
Leinster Junior Shield
Trim Celtic 4 – 2 Newtownpark Celtic
Trim Celtic made hard work of this victory over Dublin side Newtownpark Celtic. Trim Celtic started brightly with Gordon Flood (pictured) opening the scoring with a fine strike from outside the box on 15 minutes. Five minutes later Stephen Ennis was fouled in the box and Noel Payne scored the resulting penalty. Despite being well on top Trim Celtic failed to capitalise on their chances with Tom Farrell failing to score on a few occasions with David Campbell also hitting the angle of post and crossbar with a superb effort. Shortly before halftime the visitors hit back after a defensive mix up.
Celtic started the second half poorly and more bad defending cost them the lead as Newtownpark Celtic equalised on the hour mark. With the game in the balance Stephen Jones sent a low ball through to Stephen Ennis who rounded the keeper before slotting home to restore Trim Celtic’s lead. With five minutes remaining Trim Celtic sealed a deserved victory when a pinpoint cross from Gordon Flood was superbly headed home by Clayton Keegan. Best for Trim Celtic were Gordon Flood, Stephen Jones and Stephen Ennis.
Trim Celtic: Fergus Fagan, David Campbell, Alex Geraghty, John Kelly, Danny Quinn, Noel Payne, Stephen Ennis, Alan McCormack, Stephen Ennis, Tom Farrell, Gordon Flood.
Subs: Tom Boyle (for David Campbell), Clayton Keegan (for Tom Farrell), Cillian Ryan, Paul Munnelly
NECSL Under 15
Enfield 1 – 1 Trim Celtic
A draw was a fair result in this game with Trim Celtic dominating the first half they could have been a few goals up at halftime but for some poor finishing and the intervention of the post. In the second half Enfield grew much stronger and after Rory McEntee gave Trim Celtic they equalised two minutes later. Trim Celtic had suffered a few scares but were able to hold on for a deserved draw. Best for Trim Celtic were Rory McEntee, Eoin Hanson and Thomas Markey
Trim Celtic: Michael Lydon, Mark Hibbits, David Tobin, Thomas Markey, Paul O’Sullivan, Eoin Hanson, Martin Whelan, Darragh Kennedy, Rory McEntee, Donal Loughlin, Adam Whelan.
Subs: Stephen Moriarty (for Donal Loughlin), Gary McGee (for Adam Whelan), Timmy Smith (for Martin Whelan), Eunan McGrenra, Dane Wood
NECSL Under 14
Kentstown 1 – 2 Trim Celtic
A defensive error and an own goal cost Celtic dear as they lost this league match to Kentstown. Celtic had much of the first half but just couldn’t put the ball in the net. In the 2nd half Celtic again started well but it was Kentstown who took the lead with fifteen minutes to go as a defensive mix up allowed a Kentstown forward in to finish well. Kentstown doubled their lead when a corner came off the head of unfortunate Jamie Lee into the net. Diarmuid Higgins scored a consolation goal for Celtic.
Best for Trim Celtic were Diarmuid Higgins, James Allen, Damien McGee and Scott McGowan
Trim Celtic: Dylan Murnin, Darren Melia, Sean Curran, Jamie Lee, Jonathan Shaw, James Allen, Damien McGee, Sean Foley, Colm Smith, Scott McGowan, Diarmuid Higgins.
Subs: Niall Farrell (for Scott McGowan), Nigel Kennedy (for Darren Melia), Shane Mooney (for Sean Curran), Jake Shields Ryan (for Sean Foley), Keith Earls (for Damien McGee)
NECSL Under 13
Oristown 0 – 13 Trim Celtic
This was a memorable team performance from Trim Celtic. Goalkeeper Ryan Andrews kept a clean sheet in the first half before being moved to striker at halftime from where he helped himself to a hattrick. Captain Conor Farrell led by example scoring a hattrick while James Hyland, Conor Farrell, Cian McGrenra, Dara Scannell, Ian Keogh, Cormac Joyce. Oristown also contributed with an own goal. Substitute keeper Brian Marron made a superb save five minutes after halftime to preserve the clean sheet. Best for Trim Celtic were Ryan Andrews, Conor Daly and Ian Keogh.
Trim Celtic: Ryan Andrews, Sean Hyland, James Hyland, Conor Farrell, Marcas Shields, Tom Stokes, Cian McGrenra, Dara Scannell, Conor Daly, Sean Geraghty, Ian Keogh
Subs: Brian Marron (for Sean Geraghty), Cormac Joyce (for Ian Keogh), Martin McDonagh (for Conor Daly), Kevin Maher (for Tom Stokes)
NECSL Under 12
Trim Celtic 4 – 2 Carrick Rovers
Trim were given a tough game by Carrick who had recently put a string of very good results together. Trim started well and had four of five very good chances in the first quarter of an hour. Then against the run of play, Carrick got a goal as a result of a mix-up in defence and Gavin Mullen’s attempted clearing header looped into the top of the goal to leave Trim trailing. But Trim went at Carrick again and were level shortly afterwards when a goal kick by Gareth White was latched onto by Sean Fitzgerald who ran at goal and slotted home. Two minutes later, Trim went 2-1 up when Gavin Mullen showed great character by heading home from James Toher’s free kick. Another mix-up in the Trim defence meant that the sides were tied at half time. In the second half, Trim kept up the pace and Joan Lehmann made some fine clearing tackles before Trim scored a third when Gavin Mullen scored from the sideline after a great overlapping move. Trim settled and scored a great fourth when Joan Lehmann broke from defence, went past a number of opposing players on his way into the box before coolly putting the ball past the keeper. It was a fine match played very sportingly. Best for Trim Celtic were Gavin Mullen, Joan Lehmann, Sean Fitzgerald and Joey Corrigan.
Trim Celtic: Gareth White, Gavin Mullen, Daniel O’Byrne, Ciaran Fitzsimons, Joan Lehmann, Sean McGee, Fionn Nally, Joey Corrigan, Sean FitzGerald, Sam Millen, James Toher.
Subs: Marcus Thompson (for Daniel O’Byrne, Eoghan Fox (for Sam Millen), Luke Flanagan (for Joey Corrigan), Ciarán Halpin (for Sean McGee), Tomas Bravek, Dermot Whelan
NECSL Under 9
Trim Celtic Eagles 1 – 4 Carrick Rovers
Despite playing some very good football the Eagles were always struggling to stay in this game, but for some great goalkeeping from the on loan Fionnan Madden the end result could have been worse. James Cullen’s goal in the first half gave Trim some hope but the Eagles failed to build on it. Best for Trim Celtic Eagles were Brian McKeown, Liam O’Donnell and James Cullen.
Trim Celtic Eagles 5 – 1 Johnstown
In the second game on Saturday the Eagles played great football. The defence of Brian Mc Keown and Shane Callaghan combined very well with the midfield trio of Cian Goodwin, Ross Power and Liam O Donnell. Up front James Cullen and Marc Kane stuck to their task and scored some fine goals Fionnan Madden in goals saw very little of the ball and when he played outfield in the second half he turned in a fine performance. Best for Trim Celtic Eagles were Shane Callaghan, Marc Kane and Ross Power.
Trim Celtic Eagles: Shane Callaghan, James Cullen, Marc Kane, Fionnan Madden, Cian Goodwin, Liam O’Donnell, Ross Power, Brian McKeown.
NECSL Under 8
Trim Celtic Swifts 1 – 3 Trim Celtic Rascals
This was a great improvement from the Swifts, which saw them unfortunately beaten by Trim Celtic Rascals. Nathan Fox opened the scoring with a fine finish in the first half. Best for Trim Celtic Rascals were Nathan Fox and Adam Loughlin.
Trim Celtic Swifts 1 – 2 Oristown
This was a game the Swifts should have won but for a couple of lucky breaks for Oristown. Peter Farrell scored the Swifts goal. Best for Trim Celtic were Peter Farrell and Eamonn Boyle.
Trim Celtic Swifts: Adam Loughlin, Nathan Fox, Peter Farrell, Eamonn Boyle, John Conlon, David Murtagh, Stephen Allen, Luke Clohessy, Nataniel Costa
Trim Celtic Pumas 7 – 0 Oristown
The Pumas passing throughout this game was excellent. Goals from Fintan McLaughlin 2, Fintan Devlin 2, Zak McGowan, Mikey Cullen and Colm Lennon combined with a second half penalty save by Keane Geraghty earned the Pumas a well deserved win. Best for Trim Celtic Pumas were Colm Lennon, Fintan McLaughlin and Fintan Devlin.
Trim Celtic Pumas 6 – 2 Trim Town Whites
A solid performance by all of the Pumas players earned them the points against neighbours Trim Town Whites. Zak McGowan hit the net twice while Adam Sheehan, Charlie Ennis, Jack Dowling and Fintan Devlin also scored. Best for Trim Celtic Pumas were Zak McGowan, Anthony Losty and Jack Dowling.
Trim Celtic Pumas: Anthony Losty, Adam Cregan, Colm Lennon, Zak McGowan, Charlie Ennis, Fintan McLaughlin, Keane Geraghty, Adam Sheehan, Fintan Devlin, Jack Dowling, Mikey Cullen
Trim Celtic Tigers 4 – 0 Athboy Pumas
A good all round performance from the Tigers who had the game rapped up by halftime with a four to nil lead, the goals coming from Jack Kelly (2) and Gareth Westhuizen (2). The Trim defence yet again excelled, as did goalkeeper Lateef Yussuf bringing off some tremendous saves. Best for Trim Celtic Tigers were Lateef Yussuf, Colm Mulryan, and Dean Egan.
Trim Celtic Tigers: Colm Mulryan, James McKeown, Jack Kelly, Lateef Yussuf, Eoin Sweeney, Gareth Westhuizen, Dean Egan, Karl Corcoran, Conor Higgins, Conor Sweeney