Kells Celtic 1 – 3 Trim Celtic
Halftime: 0 – 0
Trim Celtic scorers: David Fagan, Darren Fay,
Trim Celtic came away from the MDL Grounds with all three points against Kells Celtic. Trim had the better of the opening half with Mark McCormack twice coming close, once when he shot over from inside the box and a second time when he hit the crossbar with a superb long range effort.
Trim Celtic opened the scoring with the first attack of the second half when Ross Campbell’s long throw was flicked on by David Conway with David Fagan arriving on time to plant the ball in the bottom corner. However Kells fought back and were level ten minutes later when they scored a header from a corner. Trim struggled to get going again however they were about to receive a major boost from an unlikely source, when a ball was half cleared by the Kells defence Trim Celtic centre half Darren Fay met the ball superbly with an unstoppable volley from all of thirty five yards to give the Trim side the lead. This gave Trim Celtic added impetus with Seamus Harte coming close before a superb lob by the same player gave Trim Celtic all three points.
Best for Trim Celtic were Darren Fay, Ciaran Rispin and Keith Jones.
Trim Celtic: Tony McDonnell, Ciaran Rispin, Ross Campbell, Darren Fay, Dominic Martin, Mick Corrigan, David Fagan, Keith Jones, David Conway, Noel Payne, Mark McCormack.
Subs: Seamus Harte (for Mark McCormack), Clayton Keegan (for David Fagan), Tom Farrell (for Mick Corrigan)
NECSL Under 16
Oldcastle 0 – 4 Trim Celtic
Halftime: 0 – 1
Trim Celtic scorers: Alan Douglas 2, John Pedan, Colm Doyle
Trim Celtic returned to winning ways with a convincing win away to Oldcastle on Saturday. After a scrappy start Trim began to dominate and create chances with some fine flowing football but it was Oldcastle who came closest to scoring in the first 20 minutes. Then Trim upped the tempo and should have had 2 penalties before John Peden eventually put Trim in the lead when he reacted quickest to a defensive error. It was still only 1-0 at half-time but within 15 minutes of the restart Alan Douglas added 2 and Colm Doyle scored from long range to put the game beyond doubt and 4-0 was how it finished.
Best for Trim Celtic were Colm Doyle, Keith Way and Alan Douglas.
Trim Celtic: Eric Scanlon, James Moynihan, Mark Corrigan, Keith Way, Philip O’Donohoe, Aaron Newman, Anthony Craig, Colm Doyle, Alan Douglas, John Pedan, Ciaran Quinn.
Subs: Paul Genockey (for Aaron Newman), Graham Higgins (for John Pedan), Barry Flynn (for Philip O’Donohoe), Keith Greene (for James Moynihan)
NECSL Under 14
Athboy 3 – 4 Trim Celtic
Halftime: 0 – 3
Trim Celtic scorers: Colm Smith 3, Damien McGee
Trim Celtic Under 14s returned to action with a great performance which is not reflected in the scoreline. Diarmuid Higgins hit the post before Damien McGee opened the scoring with a good finish from fifteen yards. Man of the match Colm Smith then went on to score a hattrick to give Celtic a four nil lead. Celtic also missed a penalty with Scott McGowan’s putting the spot kick wide. Athboy managed to salvage some pride but stopped short of grabbing a point. Unluckily for Trim Celtic Colm Smith suffered a hand injury that may have him sidelined for some weeks.
Best for Trim Celtic were Colm Smith, Nigel Kennedy and Jonathan Shaw.
Trim Celtic: Dylan Murrnin, Darren Melia, Nigel Kennedy, Jamie Lee, Jonathan Shaw, James Allan, Damien McGee, Sean Foley, Colm Smith, Diarmuid Higgins, Scott McGowan.
Subs: Keith Earls (for Damien McGee), Shane Mooney (for Diarmuid Higgins), Jake Shields Ryan (for Sean Foley), Niall Farrell (for James Allan).
NECSL Under 12
Athboy 0 – 1 Trim Celtic
Halftime: 0 – 0
Trim Celtic scorer: Ciarán Fitzsimons
Trim Celtic U12s overcame both the pitch and a very good Athboy team to take all points in this game. But it took until the final minute of standard time for Trim to secure the points. The game overall was very even with both teams creating a limited number of chances in the first half. Joey Corrigan went close with a right footed shot just over the bar and at the other end, Joan Lehmann made some great covering tackles when Athboy did break. Trim found it difficult overall to get into their stride but were beginning to get on top before half time but they went in 0-0 at the break. In the second half, again it was very close with both teams creating chances but both defences were generally on top. Midway through the half, Daniel O’Byrne came on for Fionn Nally and Ciarán Fitzsimons went up forward. Immediately, Trim started to create more chances and in the final minute, Ciarán Fitzsimons broke through on goal and shot. Athboy’s goalkeeper made a fine save but spilled the ball out to the right and Ciarán Fitzsimons beat the defender to the ball to strike it home. Overall, the game was very close and Trim did well to take the points. Joan Lehmann, Gavin Mullen and Ciarán Fitzsimons did well for Trim.
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: Daniel O’Byrne (for Fionn Nally), Tomas Bravek, Marcus Thompson, Luke Flanagan, Ciaran Halpin, Evan Dixon, Sean Spratt, Daniel O’Byrne, Dermot Whelan, James Mitchell.