Trim Celtic 7 – 0 Enfield
Halftime: 3 – 0
Trim Celtic scorers: Seamus Harte 3, Mark Scanlon, Alan McCormack, Noel Payne, Stephen Jones
Trim Celtic produced an excellent performance to win this game emphatically. Seamus Harte grabbed a hattrick while Mark Scanlon, Alan McCormack, Noel Payne, Stephen Jones also hit the net. Best for Trim Celtic were Clayton Keegan, Alan McCormack and Seamus Harte.
Trim Celtic: Fergus Fagan, David Campbell, Mark Scanlon, Danny Quinn, John Kelly, Colm Harte, Clayton Keegan, Alan McCormack, Noel Payne, Shane Ashe, Seamus Harte.
Subs: Stephen Jones (for Clayton Keegan), Andy Reilly (for Danny Quinn), Derek Dixon (for John Kelly), Alex Geraghty (for Shane Ashe)
SFAI Under 12 Cup
Trim Celtic 2 – 1 Kentstown
Halftime: 1 – 0
Trim Celtic scorers: Sean McGee, James Toher
Trim Celtic U12s are through to the last 32 of the SFAI Cup after a fantastic and very well deserved win over local rivals Kentstown. In what was always going to be a tough game, Trim started very well and kept their shape from the backs right through to the forwards. Trim pressed the game in the early stages and got through a lot of work, creating a couple of good chances. In the 10th minute, Trim pressure resulted in a free kick being awarded outside the Kentstown box. James Toher stepped up and floated a superb ball into the top corner of the goal, well away from the Kentstown goalkeeper and over the head of the full back. Trim took strength from this and continued to put Kentstown under pressure, indeed they were unlucky not to double the advantage, especially after Sam Millen rounded the keeper only to have his shot cleared by a retreating defender. Trim continued to dominate and any chances created by Kentstown were well cut out by the back line of O’Connor, Lehmann, Fitzsimons and Mullen. After the break, Kentstown made a couple of positional changes but were unable to get any joy from Trim who kept up the pressure and created a few more chances. In the 43rd minute, Trim broke down the left, finding Sean FitzGerald who crossed the ball into the box. Sam Millen left the ball to Sean McGee who sidefooted the ball into the net for a fine goal. This should have put the game beyond Kentstown however Kentstown were awarded a penalty for a foul that looked to have been outside the box. Cormac Madden stepped up to send the goalkeeper the wrong away and make the last ten minutes a quite tense affair. However, Trim held their nerve and saw out the remaining time to finish a fine game. Overall, it was one of Trim’s best games of the season, they put in a lot of effort throughout the team and thoroughly deserved their place in the last 32. Best for Trim Celtic were James Toher, Joey Corrigan, Joan Lehmann and Sean McGee. Trim face the All Blacks from the South East region in the next round.
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 Joan Lehmann), Evan Dixon, Eoghan Fox, Luke Flanagan, Ciaran Halpin, James Mitchell
Under 16 Friendly
Trim Celtic 2 – 5 St. Kevin’s Boys
Halftime: 1 – 1
Trim Celtic scorer: Alan Douglas 2 (1pen)
Trim got their new year off to a bad start with a loss to top Dublin side St. Kevins Boys at Tully Park on Sunday. St. Kevins started the brighter but it was Trim who took the lead after a fine move resulted in Alan Douglas been taking down and winning a penalty which he converted himself. St. Kevins hit back five minutes later after a defensive lapse. Trim spurned a great chance to go into the lead just before the half but the teams went in level at the break. In the 2nd half both teams created some early chances but again Trims defensive frailites came to the fore as they conceded 2 goals in 5 minutes but to their credited Trim battled back and scored the goal of the game after another impressive move gave Alan Douglas the chance to volley his second of the game. Douglas almost put the teams level soon after but his header narrowly missed the target. Trim continued to work hard as they did throughout but as they pushed for an equaliser in the last 10 minutes they were caught on the break by 2 late goals to put a slightly unfair slant on the scoreline. Best for Trim were Colm Doyle, Aaron Newman and Keith Way.
Trim Celtic: Eric Scanlon, James Moynihan, Mark Corrigan, Keith Way, Philip O’Donohoe, Paul Genockey, Anthony Craig, Colm Doyle, Alan Douglas, Aaron Newman, Ciaran Quinn.
Subs: Graham Higgins (for Ciaran Quinn), John Peden (for Paul Genockey), Barry Flynn