Trim Celtic 0 – 0 Glenmuir Utd
Trim Celtic stretched their unbeaten run to five games with this scoreless draw with Dundalk side Glenmuir. Despite playing with a strong breeze in the first half Celtic struggled to contain Glenmuir inthe opening exchanges, however the Louth men created few chances desite their possession. As the half went on Celtic got stronger and created chances with Mick Corrigan shooting wide, Craig O’Hanlon and Paul Gilsenan both had chances saved by the keeper.
In the second half Celtic picked up where they had left off in the first half with Craig O’Hanlon feeding Paul Gilsenan whose shot was well saved by the Glenmuir keeper. At the other end Mick Martin had to tip over a shot and held on well from the resulting corner when a Glenmuir player volleyed goalwards. David Conway had the last chance of the game but his header from Mark Gilsenan’s corner was straight at the keeper.
Best for Trim Celtic were Craig O’Hanlon,Mark Gilsenan and Mick Corrigan
Trim Celtic: Mick Martin, Ciaran Rispin, Derek Dixon, David Conway, Dominic Martin, John Farrell, Mark Gilsenan, Mick Corrigan, Paul Gilsenan, Craig O’Hanlon, Tommy Boyle.
Subs: Adam Campbell (for Tommy Boyle), Andy Reilly
NECSL Under 16
Trim Celtic 2 – 2 Kingscourt Harps
Halftime: 1 – 2
Trim Celtic scorer: Ciaran Quinn 2
Trim came from behind twice to draw with Kingscourt Harps on Sunday. Trim fell behind after 4 minutes but Ciaran Quinn equalised from a free-kick and Trim began to find their rhythm only to fall behind again from a corner 15 mins later which left them 2-1 behind at the break. in the 2nd half Trim dominated from start to finish but failed to create any clear goalscoring oppurtunites but with 20 mins remaining Ciaran Quinn scored his 2nd free-kick of the day and Trim upped the pace further. In the closing minutes Trim were very unlucky not to get the goal their endevour deserved when Aaron Newmans shot was charged down by the Kingscourt defence. This was a very solid team performance from Trim with Keith Way, Anthony Craig an Ciaran Quinn in top form.
Trim Celtic: Eric Scanlon, James Moynihan, Mark Corrigan, Keith Way, Philip O’Donohoe, Aaron Newman, Anthony Craig, Colm Doyle, Alan Douglas, Paul Genockey, Ciaran Quinn
Subs: John Peden (for Paul Genockey), Graham Higgins, David Farrell, Barry Flynn
NECSL Under 14
Albion Rovers 3 – 3 Trim Celtic
Halfime: 1 – 3
Trim Celtic scorers: Colm Smith 2, Darren Melia
Trim Celtic took the lead when Jamie Lee’s corner fell to the feet of Darren Melia who pounced to score his first goal of the season. Colm Smith scored two good goals to give Celtic a 3 – 1 advantage at halftime.
Trim Celtic had their backs to the wall in the second half facing a stiff breeze. Albion battled back to earn a draw.
Best for Trim Celtic were Darren Melia, Diarmuid Higgins and Sean Foley.
Trim Celtic: Dylan Murrin, Darren Melia, Nigel Kennedy, Sean Curran,John Shaw, Niall Farrell, Damien McGee, Diarmuid Higgins, Colm Smith, Jamie Lee, Sean Foley
Subs: KeithEarls (for Niall Farrell), Jake Shields
SFAI Under 12 Cup
Trim Celtic 0 – 2 Kingdom Boys A.E.T
Halftime: 0 – 0
Fulltime: 0 – 0
After a brave and battling performance, Trim Celtic U12s are out of the SFAI Cup, having gone out to Kingdom Boys from Kerry in extra time at Tully Park. The pitch was in good shape after a lot of work but the conditions were difficult given the strong breeze down the pitch. After a bright start with a shot on goal from Millen early on, Trim never found their normal fluent passing game and struggled against a skillful and hungry Kingdom Boys team. In the second half, Trim got to terms with the game a lot better and were a lot more direct in their play, using the wings a lot better with Corrigan and McGee coming into the game a lot more. Kingdom Boys continued to attack and it appeared that there were still some lingering nerves in the Celtic side. But a few chances were created but never converted. Throughout the game the back line of Lehmann, Mullen, Fitzsimons and O’Connor were superb and any attack was quickly dealt with. Trim began to dominate and control in the second half, Mullen went into midfield and Nally went to left back where he has a very solid game but no team found the net in normal time and the game went into extra time (10 mins each way). Extra time started off brightly for Trim against the breeze but after a free kick was awarded outside the Trim box, Trim failed to clear the ball on two attempts and the Boys put it away to take the lead. Trim immediately put Fitzsimons up front to join FitzGerald and Millen and Lehmann into midfield alongside Toher. But the Boys attacked again and after failing the clear the ball, their striker put it past White in goal, who had no chance to get to it. Trim came to life but had left it too late, they brought on Dixon in attack and had two great chances to score with Fitzsimons hitting the bar with a fierce volley and Dixon from six yards out. But it was not to be. This team can be proud of their achievement and look forward to even better days ahead.
Best for Trim Celtic were Gavin Mullen, Joan Lehmann and Fionn Nally
Trim Celtic: Gareth White, Shane O’Connor, Gavin Mullen, Ciarán Fitzsimons, Joan Lehmann, Sean McGee, Fionn Nally, Joey Corrigan, Sean FitzGerald, Sam Millen, James Toher.
Subs: Evan Dixon(for Sam Millen), Ciarán Halpin, Eoghan Fox, Luke Flanagan, James Mitchell, Daniel O’Byrne