Trim Celtic 5 – 0 Rock Celtic
Trim Celtic’s second team remain top of the league after this convincing win against Rock Celtic. It didn’t take long for Celtic to take command of this match when after three minutes superb work up the right from Ciaran Rispin set up Clayton Keegan who finished well. Celtic continued to press with a Gordon Flood cross finding Steven Ennis who scored from close range. Throughout Celtic remained disciplined passing the ball very well and on 41 minutes Gordon Flood’s long ‘shot’ from the right wing sailed over the keepers head into the net.
In the second half Celtic remained workmanlike and just before the hour scored their fourth when Steven Ennis laid the ball back to Noel Payne (pictured)who struck the ball into the top corner from all of thirty yards, which would surely be a candidate for goal of the season. the excellent Gordon Flood wrapped up proceedings on 80 minutes when he headed home to make it 5 – 0. With half the season come Celtic find themselves in a commanding position at the top of the league.
Best for Trim Celtic were Noel Payne, Clayton Keegan and Gordon Flood.
Trim Celtic: Tony McDonnell, Ciaran Rispin, Tom Boyle, John Kelly, Danny Quinn, Stephen Jones, Noel Payne, Colm Harte, Steven Ennis, Gordon Flood, Clayton Keegan.
Subs: Alan McCormack (for Colm Harte), Tom Farrell (for Steven Ennis), Mick Tyndall (for Stephen Jones), Cillian Ryan, Fergus Fagan
NECSL Under 16
Kentstown Rovers 3 – 0 Trim Celtic
Trim Celtic’s unbeaten start to the season was halted on Saturday when they were beaten 3-0 by Kentstown. It wasn’t Celtic’s day from the start and they were 2 down in 20 minutes, a couple of chances to get a goal back were squandered before Kentstown sealed the game with a third midway through the 2nd half. All in all this was a disappointing team performance and hopefully only a one off. Aaron Newman, Mark Corrigan and Anthony Craig battled hardest for the losers.
Trim Celtic: Eric Scanlon, Keith Way, Mark Corrigan, Philip O’Donohoe, Barry Flynn, Paul Genockey, Anthony Craig, Colm Doyle, Alan Douglas, Aaron Newman, Ciaran Quinn.
Subs: Sean Bell (for Keith Way), Graham Higgins (for Paul Genockey), John Pedan (for Philip O’Donohoe)
NECSL Under Cup 13
Trim Celtic 1 – 6 Ardee Yellow
This was a Cup tie versus top of the table Ardee Yellow, who included 5 physically strong built players. Celtic went 1 down after 10 minutes but equalised on 16 minutes through Conor Daly but were 2-1 down before halftime. Celtic played really good football & were looking good having missed 3 good chances. Ardee scored from a penalty 5 minutes after halftime. While Trim continued playing a good passing game, the superior strength allied to skill of the big Ardee players led to 2 more goals against. Celtic still played superbly, creating several good chances. Sean Geraghty scored an unfortunate own goal. The scoreline does not reflect the game. Brian Marron was man-of the match with a great display of shot stopping & winning 4 one-on-one situations, closely followed by Dara Scannell & Cian McGrenra. Training will take place this Thursday 2.00pm in the Porch Field.
Trim Celtic: Brian Marron, Sean Hyland, James Hyland, Conor Farrell, Ryan Andrews, Tom Stokes, Cian McGrenra, Dara Scannell, Conor Daly, Sean Geraghty, Ian Keogh.
Subs: Kevin Maher (for Tom Stokes), Chris Fitzsimons (for Ian Keogh), Daniel McGrianna, Cormac Joyce, Martin McDonagh.
NECSL Under 12
Trim Celtic 6 – 2 Parkvilla
This was a fine display from Trim Celtic who set about their task with great effort and attitude against a good Parkvilla side. Overall Trim were very well organised with the defence playing well together and Shane O’Connor doing well in there. Celtic got off to a great start with a fine finish from Sean FitzGerald in the 1st minute. After more pressure the Hoops scored from two well worked corners with James Toher finishing them both magnificently. Trim closed the half 4-0 up after a good move resulted in Ciarán Fitzsimons good finish. It could have been closer had it not been for a superb save from James Mitchell and a penalty miss from Parkvilla. In the 2nd half, Trim were on top again and made it 5-0 with a fine finish from Ciarán Fitzsimons and 6-0 after a ball across the box was well put away by Sam Millen. Trim finished the game with 5 substitutes on the pitch and were unlucky to concede another penalty which was converted by Rian Wogan. Overall it was a great performance with James Toher, Shane O’Connor, Sean McGee and Ciarán Fitzsimons doing very well for Trim Celtic.
Trim Celtic: James Mitchell, Shane O’Connor, Gavin Mullen, Ciaran Fitzsimons, Joan Lehmann, Sean McGee, Fionn Nally, Joey Corrigan, Sean FitzGerald, Sam Millen, James Toher.
Subs: Tomas Bravek (for Sean McGee), Marcus Thompson (for Sean FitzGerald), Ciáran Halpin (for Fionn Nally), Evan Dixon (for Shane O’Connor), Gareth White (for James Mitchell), Eoghan Fox.