Kilmessan Shield Final
Trim Celtic 1 – 3 Carrick Rovers
Halftime: 1 – 2
Trim Celtic scorer: Noel Payne
Sent Off: Paul Campbell (two bookings)
On a blustery day in Bellurgan, Carrick Rovers beat Trim Celtic in the final of a knock-out competition for the second time this season. Having dramatically snatched the O> ‘> Connell/McKenna Cup from the hands of Celtic at the beginning of the season. Playing with the breeze in the first half Carrick had Celtic under pressure forcing Mick Martin into a good safe and Ciaran Rispin into a goal-line clearance. Celtic were dangerous on the break with both Craig O’Hanlon and Noel Payne clear on goal only to be denied by the offside flag. Celtic took the lead when Ross Campbell’s deep cross was volleyed home by Noel Payne. However in two minutes shortly before the break Carrick overturned this lead with a headed goal and a penalty awarded for handball.
In the second half with the wind at their backs Celtic increased the pressure on the Carrick defence. The deciding factor in the game took place ten fifteen minutes into the half when Paul Campbell was tripped in the box by a Carrick defender. Rather than awarding a penalty the referee incorrectly gave Campbell his second yellow card for diving.
Carrick capitalised five minutes later to increase their lead. Celtic tried hard to get back into the game but were twice denied when the Carrick keeper pulled of fine saves from Paul Gilsenan and David Conway. Best for Trim Celtic were Ciaran Rispin, Mick Corrigan and Noel Payne.
Trim Celtic: Mick Martin, Ciaran Rispin, Keith Jones, David Conway, Dominic Martin, Noel Payne, Mick Corrigan, Paul Campbell, Craig O’Hanlon, Ross Campbell, Colm Harte.
Subs: Paul Gilsenan (for Colm Harte), Mark Gilsenan (for Noel Payne), Clayton Keegan (for Keith Jones, Mark Scanlon, Derek Dixon

NECSL Under 16 Shield Final
Trim Celtic 2 – 6 Ardee Celtic
Halftime: 1 – 3
Trim Celtic scorers: Aaron Newman, Keith Way
Trim season came to a very disappointing finish in the MDL on Saturday when they were beaten by Ardee in the Shield final. Last weekend Trim were hoping of a double but after successive defeats for the 1st time this season they ended up trophy less. After a positive start to the game Trim were shocked to be 3 down after a Gary Duff hat-trick in 20 minutes. Trim began to pick themselves up and Aaron Newman gave them a lifeline after he acrobatically finished at the 2nd attempt to notch his 4th goal in the last five games. Trim dominated the start of the 2nd half but failed to turn their possession in to goals and Ardee punished them on the hour mark making it 4-1 and finishing the game as a contest, Trim looked deflated and Ardee scored a 5th and 6th in quick succession to put the result beyond any doubt. Keith Way grabbed a consolation 5 mins from time when he scored a rebound from his own penalty kick to score his 1st ever goal from the team. Aaron Newman, Paul Genockey and Anthony Craig battled hardest for Trim.
Trim Celtic: Eric Scanlon, James Moynihan, Ciaran Quinn, Keith Way, Philip O’Donohoe, Paul Genockey, Anthony Craig, Colm Doyle, Graham Higgins, Aaron Newman, Mark Corrigan
Subs: Barry Flynn, David Farrell, Eoin Hanson

NECSL Under 16 Shield Final
Trim Celtic 2 – 6 Ardee Celtic
Halftime: 1 – 3
Trim Celtic scorers: Aaron Newman, Keith Way
Trim season came to a very disappointing finish in the MDL on Saturday when they were beaten by Ardee in the Shield final. Last weekend Trim were hoping of a double but after successive defeats for the 1st time this season they ended up trophy less. After a positive start to the game Trim were shocked to be 3 down after a Gary Duff hat-trick in 20 minutes. Trim began to pick themselves up and Aaron Newman gave them a lifeline after he acrobatically finished at the 2nd attempt to notch his 4th goal in the last five games. Trim dominated the start of the 2nd half but failed to turn their possession in to goals and Ardee punished them on the hour mark making it 4-1 and finishing the game as a contest, Trim looked deflated and Ardee scored a 5th and 6th in quick succession to put the result beyond any doubt. Keith Way grabbed a consolation 5 mins from time when he scored a rebound from his own penalty kick to score his 1st ever goal from the team. Aaron Newman, Paul Genockey and Anthony Craig battled hardest for Trim.
Trim Celtic: Eric Scanlon, James Moynihan, Ciaran Quinn, Keith Way, Philip O’Donohoe, Paul Genockey, Anthony Craig, Colm Doyle, Graham Higgins, Aaron Newman, Mark Corrigan
Subs: Barry Flynn, David Farrell, Eoin HansonNECSL Under 12 Shield Final

Trim Celtic 2 – 0 East Meath Utd
Halftime: 2 – 0
Trim Celtic scorers:
Trim Celtic U12s commpleted a superb League and Shield double today after defeating East Meath United 2-0 in the Premier Shield Final at the MDL. Conditions were excellent for the game which was played in bright sunshine on a great pitch and it is no exaggeration to say that Trim kept their best football of the season for last in their final game. Throughout the game, the midfield worked really hard closing down and the defence were very solid with East Meath not having one shot on goal throughout the game. It was from the wide areas though that all East Meath’s trouble came; Shane O’Connor and Sean McGee worked very well down the right while Gavin Mullen and Joey Corrigan performed very well on the left. The first goal came on 19 mins from sustained Trim pressure; James Toher floated in one of his perfect corners for Joan Lehmann to head home. Trim kept up the pressure in search of their second and this came on 26 mins when Sean McGee shot into the top corner after some great build-up work. In the second half, Trim again dominated play and never allowed East Meath to get into any kind of rhythm. Trim could have added to their lead in the second half, testing the East Meath keeper on many occasions. During the second half, Trim fielded five substitutes who kept up the work rate and performed well. Congratulations to the team for a great performance on the day and to the whole squad for a fantastic season.
Trim Celtic: James Mitchell, Shane O’Connor, Gavin Mullen, Joan Lehmann, Ciaran Fitzsimons, Sean McGee, Fionn Nally, Joey Corrigan, Sean FitzGerald, Sam Millen, James Toher.
Subs: Evan Dixon (for Sam Millen), Sean Spratt (for Joey Corrigan), Eoghan Fox (for Sean FitzGerald), Gareth White (for James Mitchell), Marcus Thompson (for Shane O’Connor), Luke Flanagan, Ciaran Halpin, Daniel O’Byrne, Tomas Bravek

NECSL Under 12 League
East Meath Utd 0 – 1 Trim Celtic
Halftime: 0 – 0
Trim Celtic scorer: Sam Millen
This was Trim’s final league game of the season and was a warm-up for the Premier Shield Final on Sunday when they will play East Meath again. On a poor pitch and against a strong wind in the first half, Trim took some time to get into their rhythm but slowly began to create chances as they began to take the ball down. Trim enjoyed a lot of possession, especially in the wide areas, but failed to find the goal against a stubborn East Meath defence. In the second half, Trim began to dominate and after five minutes of the half, a break down the left wing resulted in a ball falling to James Toher whose right-footed effort was turned into the goal by Sam Millen who was a constant threat to the East Meath defence all night. Trim then made five substitutions and the changes helped to freshen up the team. Trim had many more chances and should have added to their total but will be happy to have kept another clean sheet. As a result, Trim finished their league campaign 10 points ahead of second place. Best for Trim on the night were Fionn Nally, Joey Corrigan and Sam Millen.
Trim Celtic: Gareth White, Shane O’Connor, Gavin Mullen, Daniel O’Byrne, Ciaran Fitzsimons, Sean McGee, Fionn Nally, Joey Corrigan, Sean FitzGerald, Sam Millen, James Toher.
Subs: Evan Dixon (for Sean FitzGerald), Sean Spratt (for Daniel O’Byrne), Eoghan Fox (for Sam Millen), James Mitchell (for Gareth White), Marcus Thompson (for Shane O’Connor)