Torro Utd 2 – 3 Trim Celtic
Halftime: 1 – 2
Trim Celtic scorers: Craig O’Hanlon, David Conway, O.G
Sent off: Shane Ashe (2 bookings)
Trim Celtic won their second Premier Division match in a row after this victory against Torro Utd. Celtic started well, however Torro had the first scoring opportunity when keeper Mick Martin was forced into a smart save that John Farrell cleared. Celtic had a good chance of their own when Ciaran Rispin raided down the left wing to cross to Alex Geraghty at the back post, whose header was scrambled away by the Torro defence. Soon after Celtic took the lead when Craig O’Hanlon headed home Mark Gilsenan’s excellent free-kick. Gilsenan’s set-pieces were outstanding throughout the game with Celtic’s second goal, an OG off the knee of a Torro defender, the result of another dangerous free-kick. Craig O’Hanlon almost extended Celtic’s lead but was denied when his low shot was excellently saved by the keeper, with John Farrell’s follow-up again saved by the keeper. With the half coming to a close Celtic were caught on the break and conceded a penalty when David Conway felled a Torro player in the box. The penalty was scored to leave the game at 2 – 1 at the break.More…
Ten minutes into the second half Cetlic won a free-kick on the edge of the box. Mark Gilsenan’s effort was well tipped over by the Torro keeper but from the resulting corner kick, Gilsenan got his third assist of the day as David Conway headed home Trim’s third goal. Torro again pulled a goal back but Celtic fought bravely despite the sending off of Shane Ashe for two bookable offences to claim victory.
Best for Trim Celtic were Mark Gilsenan, John Farrell and Craig O’Hanlon.
Trim Celtic: Mick Martin, Ciaran Rispin, Mark Gilsenan, David Conway, Andy Reilly, Alex Geraghty, Dominic Martin, Clayton Keegan, Shane Ashe, Craig O’Hanlon, John Farrell.
Subs: David Campbell (for Alex Geraghty), Paul Munnelly.
Leinster Junior Shield
Trim Celtic 3 – 4 Ardee A.E.T
Halftime: 0 – 3
Trim Celtic scorers: Clayon Keegan, Paul Campbell, Shane Ashe
After a disastrous start which saw them one down after two minutes, two down after twenty minutes and three dow at halftime, Celtic came to life in the second half with goals from Clayon Keegan, Paul Campbell and Shane Ashe to force extra time. However Celtic ran out of steam and Ardee snatched a winner in extra-time.
Best for Trim Celtic were Paul Campbell, Colm Harte and Noel Payne.
Trim Celtic: Fergus Fagan, David Campbell, Derek Dixon, Andy Reilly, Colm Harte, Mark Scanlon, Alan McCormack, Clayton Keegan, Paul Campbell, Shane Ashe, Noel Payne.
Subs: Paul Munnelly (for Alan McCormack), Adam Campbell (for Andrew Reilly), Tommy Boyle (for Mark Scanlon), Thomas Farrell.
NECSL Under 13 League
Trim Celtic 3 – 1 Kells
Halftime: 1 – 0
Trim Celtic scorers: Conor Smith, Conor Daly, Ian Keogh
Conor Daly missed an open goal after 7 minutes but made no mistake a minute later to put Celtic a goal up. Scott McGowan shot wide after 23 minutes & Conor Smith missed a good chance as half time approached leaving Celtic just 1-0 ahead.
The second half began in the same pattern, with James Hyland heading just over the bar followed by three Celts missing Scott McGowan low cross. Darragh Scannell shot over the bar before Conor Smith scored the second in the 43rd minute. Celtic missed two more scoreable chances. Ian Keogh replaced Scott McGowan & within a minute he scored a great goal. Kells scored a cosolation goal 3 minutes later. In a great team effort in which Celtic created numerous chances & were often denied by an excellent Kells keeper,Conor Smith & James Hyland Darragh Scannell were best for Trim Celtic:
Trim Celtic: Brian Marron, Sean Hyland, James Hyland, Connor Farrell, Marcus Shiels, Conor Smith, Ryan Andrews, Darragh Scannel, Conor Daly, Scott McGowan, Cian McGrenra.
Subs: Ian Keogh (for Scott McGowan), Thomas Stokes, Martin McDonagh
NECSL Under 11
Trim Celtic 0 – 2 Enfield
Halftime: 0 – 0
This was a real disappointing result for Trim,who needed a win to continue with their push for a title challenge.Trim had 80% of possesion but as it has happened throughout the season they could not score a goal.They paid the ultimate price for making two defensive errors.The Team put a lot of effort into getting a result and only to be stopped by Enfields excellent goalkeeping. Best for Trim Celtic were Colin Stowe, Eric Hyland and Colin Keane.
Trim Celtic: Paul Lynch, Colin Stowe, Barry Fizgerald, Shane Downes, Jordan Metcalfe, Tommy Crinnion, Colin Keane, Eric Hyland, Conor Henebery, Tony O’Donnell, Fergus Mulryan
Subs: Jack Johnston (for Tony O’Donnell), John Cunningham (for Barry Fitzgerald), Ciaran O’Rourke (for Fergus Mulryan), Malach Joe Gavin (for Colin Keane), Eric Butler (for Tommy Crinnion)