Square Utd 3 – 2 Trim Celtic
Game abandoned after 65 minutes
Halftime: 1 – 1
Trim Celtic scorers: Ross Campbell, Dominic Martin
Sent off: Mick Corrigan
This was an evenly contested game which was still in the balance when the referee called a halt to proceedings in the 65th minute. Celtic started well with David Fagan and Craig O’Hanlon causing problem problems for the Square defence. Trim took the lead on fifteen minutes when Ross Campbell superbly headed home Ciaran Rispin’s free kick. Square equalised courtesy of a dubious penalty, for alleged handball in the box. Celtic bounced back with Keith Jones volleying narrowly wide before O’Hanlon first curled wide, then had an excellent shot superbly tipped over by the Square keeper.
Against the run of play Square took the lead from a well-taken free kick. However Trim Celtic again pressed forward and were rewarded with an equaliser when Dominic Martin coolly lobbed home. Square rallied again and took the lead with a header from a long free kick that went in off the post. Mick Corrigan was unlucky to receive his marching orders on the hour in an incident that only warranted a yellow card. Celtic did not get a chance to equalise as shortly afterwards the referee abandoned the game in controversial circumstances with twenty-five minutes to play.
Best for Trim Celtic were Craig O’Hanlon, David Fagan and Derek Dixon.
Trim Celtic: Tony McDonnell, Ciaran Rispin, Derek Dixon, Dominic Martin, Andy Reilly, David Fagan, Mick Corrigan, Keith Jones, David Conway, Craig O’Hanlon, Ross Campbell.
Subs: John Farrell (for Ross Campbell), Colm Harte (for Andy Reilly), Alex Geraghty
NECSL Under 12
Trim Celtic 2 – 1 Kells Boys
Halftime: 0 – 1
Trim Celtic scorers: Sam Millen (pen), Sean FitzGerald
Trim Celtic U12s came out on top of this tie but had to battle very hard throughout for the win. In the seventh minute, a long kick out from the Kells keeper resulted in confusion in the Trim defence and the striker was on hand to slot the ball away and give Kells the lead. This seemed to wake Trim up somewhat and they began to control the game. However, when in the final third of the pitch, the last ball or shot seemed to go astray and the Kells keeper was never really tested. At the break, Trim went in 1-0 down.
In the second half, Trim took the game to Kells in search of an equaliser and had a number of half chances. In the 40th minute, Celtic were awarded a penalty when Sam Millen was fouled, he took the kick himself sending the keeper the wrong way to equalise. In doing so, Sam scored his 200th goal for Trim Celtic in 3 1/2 years playing for the club. Trim then went in search of the winner and were rewarded in the 43rd minute when Sean FitzGerald slotted the ball past the keeper. Thereafter, Trim pushed for a third that would have put the game beyond reach for Kells and they were unlucky not to get that third goal on a few occasions especially after a shot from Sean McGee was superbly saved by the keeper. Trim did well to hold Kells out in the final few minutes and were deserved winners in the end.
Best for Trim Celtic were Joey Corrigan, Joan Lehmann and James Toher
Trim Celtic: James Mitchell, Gavin Mullen, Shane O’Connor, Joan Lehmann, Ciarán Fitzsimons, Sean McGee, Fionn Nally, Joey Corrigan, Sean FitzGerald, Sam Millen, James Toher
Subs: Daniel O’Byrne, Marcus Thompson, Luke Flanagan, Tomas Bravek, Gareth White, Ciarán Halpin, Eoghan Fox
NECSL Under 11
Trim Celtic 2 – 0 Trim Town
Halftime: 0 – 0
Trim Celtic scorers: Conor Henebery, Thomas Crinion
Trim Celtic started the new year with this win against their neighbours Trim Town, The first half was evenly contested and this was reflected in the 0 – 0 halftime scoreline. In the second half Trim Celtic started well and took the lead with an excellent goal from Conor Henebery. Trim’s good attacking football was rewarded when Thomas Crinion doubled Celtic’s lead and killed off the game.
Best for Trim Celtic were Paul Lynch, Colin Stowe and John Cunningham
Trim Celtic: Paul Lynch, Colin Stowe, David Fox, Shane Downes, Patrick Lennon, John Cunningham, Malachy Joe Gavin, Colin Keane, Conor Henebery, Jordan Metcalfe, Jack Johnston.
Subs: Eric Hyland, Barry Fitzgerald, Thomas Crinion, Tony O’Donnell, Cian Clark, David Buckley