2nds Advance to Reserve Cup Final, Douglas Hattrick for 16s sees off OMP
Trim Celtic 2 – 2 OMP Utd A.E.T
Trim Celtic win 4 – 3 on pens
OMP took the lead in the first half in which Celtic didn’t really get going. In the second half Celtic upped their game and should have had a penalty when Colm Harte was brought down in the box. The referee waved play-on but later awarded Celtic a penalty when Clayton Keegan was fouled in the box. Both teams were reduced to ten men within minutes of each other as Stephen Ennis recived his second booking. Noel Payne dispatched the penalty to level the scores. The game went to extra time with Celtic taking the lead in the second period through Noel Payne’s superb free-kick. However OMP equalised from the penalty spot with two minutes remaining to send the game to penalties.Celtic missed their first penalty however Noel Payne, Paul Munnelly, Shane Ashe and Colm Harte all scored with Harte also saving a penalty sending the shoot-out to sudden death. The OMP keeper sent his penalty high and wide leaving the experienced Alan McCormack to slot home the winning penalty to send Celtic through to the final. Best for Trim Celtic were Colm Harte, Noel Payne and Shane Ashe
Trim Celtic: Fergus Fagan, David Campbell, Tommy Boyle, Andy Reilly, Danny Quinn, Colm Harte, Noel Payne, Clayton Keegan, Stephen Ennis, Mark Scanlon, Shane Ashe
Subs: Paul Munnelly (for David Campbell), Alan McCormack (for Clayton Keegan), Johnny Connolly (for Mark Scanlon), Alex Geraghty
NECSL Under 13
Trim Celtic 3 – 4 Ardee Yellow
Trim Celtic dominated the early exchanges and had three good chances to take the lead. Ardee took the lead but Conor Smith equalised before Darragh Scannell scored direct fom a corner. Celtic stretchd their lead when Cian McGrenra finished off a good passing move. Ardee pulled a goal back before halfime. Ardee equalised midway through the second half before scoring the winner ten minutes before the final whistle. Best for Trim Celtic were Conor Smith, Darragh Scannell and Connor Farrell.
Trim Celtic: Brian Marron, Sean Hyland, James Hyland, Connor Farrell, Marcus Shiels, Conor Smith, Ryan Andrews, Darragh Scannell, Chris Fitzsimons, Scott McGowan, Cian McGrenra
Subs: JoeyCorrigan (for Scott McGowan)
NECSL Under 12 Cup
Trim Celtic 1 – 2 Kingscourt
Trim were beaten in the semi-final of the cup by a determined and resolute Kingscourt side. The best chance of the half fell to Ciarán Fitzsimons whose fierce shot was magnificently saved by the Kingscourt goalkeeper. In the second half Trim again started well and put some better moves together. The Kingscourt defence were very well organised throughout but the breakthrough for Trim came on 45 minutes when a throw in from the right fell to Ciarán Fitzsimons who put the ball over to the feet of Joey Corrigan on the left who finished off really well. But the goal stirred Kingscourt into action and they took the game to Trim and caused the Trim defence to make some basic errors. In the last ten minutes, Kingscourt’s Joe Dillon twice rounded the Trim keeper to put Kingscourt through to the final. Best for Trim Celtic were James Toher, Joey Corrigan and Gavin Mullen.
Trim Celtic: James Mitchell, Fionn Nally, Evan Dixon, Gavin Mullen, Daniel O’Byrne, Sean McGee, Joey Corrigan, Sean FitzGerald, Ciaran Fitzsimons, Sam Millen, James Toher.
Subs: Ciaran Halpin, Luke Flanagan, Marcus Thompson, Eoghan Fox, Gareth White
NECSL Under 11 Shield
Trim Celtic 0 – 2 Athboy
This was a very even and well contested match with both teams playing some great football. Athboy took the lead after 20 minutes against the run of play after continued pressure by Trim. Celtic continued to pressure the Athboy goal and in the last minute of the first half Trim looked like they would equalise from a great run and cross from Conor Henebery and a flying header in the 6 yard box from Eric Hyland which flew inches wide of the post. In the second half Trim continued to push forward searching for that equalising goal. Wave after wave of attacks continued to rain down on the Athboy goal. As time started to run out Trim commited more and more men forward and in the end they got hit on the counter attack and conceaded another goal. This was a very disapointing result for Trim given the amount of chances that they had created and the effort the whole team had put in. Best for Trim Celtic were Eric Hyland, Ciaran O’Rourke and Colin Keane.
Trim Celtic: Danny O’Connell, Colin Stowe, David Fox, Shane Downes, Jordan Metcalfe, Eric Hyland, Colin Keane, Conor Henebery, David Buckley, Ciaran O’Rourke.
Subs: Paul Lynch (for Danny O’Connell), Fergus Mulryan (for David Buckley), Barry FitzGerald(for David Fox), Eric Butler (for Colin Keane)