Trim Town 0 – 1 Trim Celtic
Halftime: 0 – 1
Trim Celtic scorer: Shane Ashe
In this Premier Division six-pointer it was the visitors Trim Celtic who claimed victory by a solitary goal. Shane Ashe struck midway through the first half shooting home left-footed from ten yards. Paul Gilsenan almost doubled Celtic’s lead minutes later with a firm header from Ciaran Rispin’s cross but the Town keeper made a superb reaction save to keep the ball out.
In the second half chances were few and far between for both teams. Paul Gilsenan rose well at the back post from Ciaran Rispin’s free kick but just failed to make enough contact to steer the ball home. A superb run down the right wing by Shane Ashe saw him feed Keith Jones who was fouled by Town’s Cathal Butterly who received his second yellow card. Towards the end Town threatened to snatch an equaliser as Ronan Fitzsimons struck a fierce volley from the edge of the box, that Celtic keeper Mick Martin superbly tipped over. Town’s Joey Gantley saw a free kick come back off the crossbar.
Best for Trim Celtic were Mark Gilsenan, Shane Ashe and Ciaran Rispin
Trim Celtic: Mick Martin, Ciaran Rispin, Ross Campbell, David Conway, Mark Gilsenan, Mick Corrigan, Shane Ashe, Keith Jones, Paul Gilsenan, Craig O’Hanlon, Colm Harte.
Subs: Adam Campbell (for Ross Campbell), Clayton Keegan (for Craig O’Hanlon), John Farrell
Dromin 2 – 2 Trim Celtic
Halftime: 1 – 1
Trim Celtic scorers: Alan McCormack, Shane Ashe
Trim Celtic played well in this game, creating many chances but did not put the game away. Colm Harte excelled in the unfamiliar role of centre half. Alan McCormack and Shane Ashe were on target for Celtic who conceded a penalty and a late goal to allow Dromin a share of the points.
Best for Trim Celtic were Colm Harte, Clayton Keegan and Shane Ashe.
Trim Celtic: Fergus Fagan, David Campbell, Mark Scanlon, Colm Harte, Andrew Reilly, Noel Payne, Alan McCormack, Clayton Keegan, Tommy Boyle, Shane Ashe, John Farrell.
Subs: Stephen Jones (for Tommy Boyle), Adam Campbell (for Mark Scanlon), Alex Geraghty (for Alan McCormack), Paul Munnelly
NECSL Under 16 League
Trim Celtic 2 – 0 OMP Utd
Halftime: 1 – 0
Trim Celtic scorers: Anthony Craig, Alan Douglas
Trim recorded a fine win against OMP United this weekend with an excellent performance team performance. Although Trim dominated the 1st half with a mean defensive display and some neat passing they didn’t get their well deserved breakthrough until a minute before half-time, Anthony Craig finished off a fine solo run with a great finish giving the OMP keeper no chance. The 2nd half was more of the same as Trim were relentless in attack an they got their 2nd goal after a well worked free-kick earned a corner and from Ciaran Quinn’s perfect delivery Alan Douglas powered home a header. Although Trim continued to pile on the pressure they couldn’t find a third goal.
Trim Celtic: Best for Trim Celtic were Keith Way, James Moynihan and Alan Douglas.
Eric Scanlon, James Moynihan, Mark Corrigan, Keith Way, Philip O’Donohoe, Aran Scannell, Anthony Craig, Colm Doyle, Alan Douglas, John Pedan, Ciaran Quinn.
Subs: Paul Genockey (for Ciaran Quinn), Graham Higgins (for John Pedan), David Farrell (for Aran Scannell)
NECSL Under 14 League
Trim Celtic 2 – 3 Ardee
Halftime: 2 – 2
Trim Celtic scorers: Damien McGee, Colm Smith
Sent off: Jamie Lee (2 yellow cards)
The scoreline doesn’t really reflect the performance put in by Trim Celtic against league leaders Ardee. The visitors raced into a two goal lead in the first twenty minutes. However Celtic showed great fighting spirit and drew level with goals from Colm Smith and Damien McGee.
In the second half Celtic had three penalty claims turned down, however Ardee scored the winner with fifteen minutes remaining despite Colm Smith coming close with a shot in the last minute. Celtic also had Jamie Lee sent off for two bookable offences.
Best for Trim Celtic were Nigel Kennedy, Sean Curran and Dylan Murrnin.
Trim Celtic: Dylan Murrnin, James Allen, Nigel Kennedy, Sean Curran, Jonathan Shaw, Damien McGee, Jamie Lee, Darren Melia, Colm Smith, Diarmuid Higgins, Sean Foley.
Subs: Shane Mooney (for Diarmuid Higgins), Niall Farrell (for Sean Foley), Keith Earls, Jake Shields
NECSL Under 13 League
Borora Black 4 – 0 Trim Celtic
Halftime: 2 – 0
Celtic went a goal down after 21 minutes. Ryan Andrews made a great double save in the 25th min. Celtic were denied a penalty for a deliberate handball and conceded a second goal just before halftime.
Borora scored a third early in the second half after Trim missed a few goal chances. Borora added a fourth midway through the second half courtesy of an own goal. Ryan Andrews moved out field, with Brian Marron taking over in goals.
Best for Trim were Ryan Andrews, James Hyland, and Conor Farrell.
Trim Celtic: Ryan Andrews, Kevin Maher, James Hyland, Connor Farrell, Marcus Shields, Conor Smith, Ian Keogh, Darragh Scannell, Conor Daly, Scott McGowan, Cian McGrenra.
Subs: Thomas Stokes (for Kevin Maher), Sean Geraghty (for Cian McGrenra), Brian Marron (for Ian Keogh), Thomas Farrelly, Conor Gunning, Dermot O’Keane, Cormac Joyce, Martin McDonagh, Daniel McGrianna
SFAI Under 12 Cup
Trim Celtic 4 – 0 All Blacks
Halftime: 1 – 0
Trim Celtic scorers: Sam Millen 2, James Toher, Sean McGee
Trim Celtic U12s are through to the last 16 of the SFAI National Cup after a fantastic win over the All Blacks from Wexford. As is their trademark now, Trim attacked from the start and had a number of chances in a tense first half but were never able to really test the keeper. At the back, Trim were very solid and the All Blacks only had one shot on target in the first half from a free kick. After a lot of pressure, Trim finally took the lead just before half time when an All Black throw-in in their half resulted in James Toher winning possession to head to Sam Millen. Sam passed the ball across the box to Sean McGee, who slotted the ball past a diving keeper. Trim went into the break 1-0 up. After the break, Trim pressed the game looking for a second and were playing some very constructive football. Midway through the second half, Trim got their second when Sean FitzGerald lashed the ball against the foot of the upright. The ball rebounded into the area and Sam Millen finished the move off after driving the ball home. Sam’s persistence paid off again towards the end when a shot across goal, again by Sean FitzGerald was half cleared by the goalkeeper but Sam was there to tap in the loose ball. Trim’s day was rounded off in the final minute when Sam found James Toher unmarked in the box. James took the ball down and coolly slotted past the keeper. Overall, this was a very sporting encounter and many thanks are extended to the large crowd who came out to cheer the boys on. Trim played some of its finest football today and thoroughly deserved their win. Congratulations to the boys, they now meet either Kingdom Boys (Kerry) or Malahide United in the final 16.
Best for Trim Celtic were Sam Millen, Joey Corrigan (pictured) and Gavin Mullen.
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), Evan Dixon (for Shane O’Connor), Eoghan Fox, Marcus Thompson, Ciaran Halpin, James Mitchell, Thomas Bravek
NECSL Under 11
Trim Town 0 – 3 Trim Celtic
Halftime: 0 – 1
This was a great result for Trim celtic,who needed a win to continue with their push for a title challenge.Trim Celtic made hardwork of the first 15mins but once they settled down they started to play some fantastic football.Cetic took the lead after 20mins with a well worked goal.In the second half Town started to push forward looking for a equaliser,but celtic hit them on the break twice with some excellent taken goals.
Trim Celtic: Paul Lynch, Colin Stowe, Barry Fitzgerald, Shane Downes, Jordan Metcalfe, Tommy Crinnion, Colin Keane, Eric Hyland, Conor Henebery, Tony O’Donnell, Fergus Mulyan
Subs: Jack Johnstone (for Tony O’Donnell), John Cunningham (for Barry Fitzgerald), Ciaran O’Rourke (for Fergus Mulryan)