20th May 2007 – Tully Park Trim
MDL Premier Division
Trim Celtic 3 – 1 Rock Celtic
Halftime: 2 – 0
Trim Celtic scorers: Paul Gilsenan 2, O.G.
Trim Celtic lifted their first ever MDL Premier Division title with victory over Rock Celtic in the league decider. A large crowd gathered to see a superb match played out in beautiful conditions. The Louth men started brightly and forced Trim keeper Alan Rogers into a fine full lenght save, tipping the ball around the post. However it was the Trim team who opned the scoring when Paul Campbell’s dangerous corner was deflected to the net by a Rock player. Celtic almost doubled their lead when Paul Gilsenan headed over. As halftime approached Celtic did double their lead and it was Gilsenan who scored when he squeezed the ball between the goalkeeper and the post from a tight angle.
Rock were determined not to let the title slip away and came out strongly in the second half. Alan Rogers was forced into another fine save before Rock pulled a goal back when their striker scored with a neat turn and shot. Rock had two good chances to equalise but Celtic defended resolutely and cleared off the line twice. With Rock needing two goals to have any chance of winning the title Celtic exposed the gaps they left at the back with Paul Gilsenan rounding off a superb individual performance with an excellent solo goal. With Square beating Albion it was the vital goal that sealed the championship for Alan Kirwan’s men who finished the season with the best defence and the best strikeforce in the league, worthy champions indeed. Best for Trim Celtic were Paul Gilsenan, Alan Rogers and Kevin Meehan
Trim Celtic: Alan Rogers, Ciaran Rispin, Mark Gilsenan, Cyril Halton, David Conway, Keith Jones, Paul Campbell, Mick Corrigan, Paul Gilsenan, KevinMeehan, Colm Harte.
Subs: Dominic Martin (for Keith Jones), Craig O’Hanlon (for Kevin Meehan), Danny Quinn (for Paul Gilsenan), Paul Munnelly, Robbie Dillon

 

15th May 2007 – Slane, Co Meath
MDL Premier Division
Slane Wanderers 0 – 1 Trim Celtic
Halftime: 0 – 0
Trim Celtic scorer: Colm Harte
Trim Celtic hot the top of the MDL Premier Division with a hard fought victory over Slane. The home side had nothing to lose and were well up for a battle. Celtic keeper Alan Rogers was forced into a fine save in the early minutes. Dominic Martin twice went close for Celtic and Paul Gilsenan had a shot blocked on the line. Gilsenan later had the ball in the net but his header was ruled offside for a push.
In the second half Paul Campbell fizzed a shot wide while Mark Gilsenan had a header blocked on the line. With ten minutes remining Colm Harte skipped down the left wing and finished superbly to give Celtic the lead. Slane didn’t lie down after this and forced a series of corners, which meant a nervy finish for the Celts who were able to hold on for victory. Best for Trim Celtic were Colm Harte, Paul Campbell and Paul Gilsenan.
Trim Celtic: Alan Rogers, Ciaran Rispin, Colm Harte, Cyril Halton, David Conway, Dominic Martin, Paul Campbell, Mick Corrigan, Paul Gilsenan, Craig O’Hanlon, Mark Gilsenan
Subs: Kevin Meehan (for Craig O’Hanlon), Danny Quinn (for Dominic Martn), Paul Munnelly, Robbie Dillon

 

 

29th April 2007 – Tully Park, Trim
MDL Premier Division
Trim Celtic 2 – 1 Slane Wanderers
Halftime: 2 – 1
Trim Celtic scorers: Craig O’Hanlon, Paul Campbell
Trim Celtic continued their push for the MDL Premier Division title with a 2 – 1 win over Slane at Tully Park. Craig O’Hanlon opened the scoring midway through the half when he lofted the ball over the advancing keeper from Keith Jones’ throughball. Celtic had good claims for a penalty turned down when Paul Gilsenan pulled the ball back for Paul Campbell who was fouled in the box but the referee saw no infringement. Celtic doubled their lead with a spectacular effort from Paul Campbell, who found the top corner from 35 yards. Slane pulled a goal back shotly before halftime to leave the result in doubt.
In the second half Celtic made most of the running but couldn’t make the breakthrough. Derek Donohoe struck the post while Paul Gilsenan headed into the arms of the keeper. Slane could have been reduced to ten men when their keeper handled outside the box with Paul Campbell through on goal but he was lucky to escape with a yellow card. Celtic had another penalty claim turned down when Paul Gilsenan was taken down after rounding the Slane keeper but the decision went Slane’s way with Gilsenan getting a booking for diving. Paul Campbell had another speculative effort which went over as the game concluded. Best for Trim Celtic were Paul Campbell, Ciaran Rispin and  Mick Corrigan.
Trim Celtic: Colm Harte, Ciaran Rispin, Keith Jones, Cyril Halton, David Conway, Dominic Martin, Paul Campbell, Mick Corrigan, Paul Gilsenan, Derek Donohoe, Craig O’Hanlon
Subs: Robbie Dillon (for Dominic Martin), Kevin Meehan (for Craig O’Hanlon), Danny Quinn (for Paul Campbell), Paul Munnelly

 

25th April 2007 – Torro
MDL Premier Division
Torro Utd 0 – 4 Trim Celtic
Trim Celtic scorers: Paul Gilsenan 2, Derek Donohoe, Keith Jones
On a sunny April evening Trim Celtic showed they are true title contenders by bouncing back from last Sunday’s defeat to Albion Rovers to easily brush aside lowly Torro Utd. Two goals from in-form striker Paul Gilsenan and one each from Derek Donohoe and Keith Jones set Celtic
Trim Celtic: Colm Harte, Ciaran Rispin, Keith Jones, Cyril Halton, David Conway, Dominic Martin, Paul Campbell, Mick Corrigan, Paul Gilsenan, Derek Donohoe, Craig O’Hanlon
Subs: Robbie Dillon, Kevin Meehan , Danny Quinn

 

22nd Apil 2007 – Monasterboice, Co. Louth
MDL Premier Division
Albion Rovers 3 – 2 Trim Celtic
Halftime: 1 – 2
Trim Celtic scorer: Paul Gilsenan 2
Trim Celtic’s push for MDL Premier Division honours took a setback with a defeat against last year’s champions Albion Rovers. Celtic started well and took the lead when Paul Campbell set up Paul Gilsenan to score. Albion equalised after a defensive lapse but Celtic re-took the lead before halftime with Paul Gilsenan again converting.
Albion came out strongly in the second half and were rewarded with a second equaliser. With twenty minutes left a swift Albion break say them take the lead. Paul Gilsenan twice went close for Trim on a day when he, his brother Mark and Paul Campbell were best.
Trim Celtic: Colm Harte, Ciaran Rispin, Mark Gilsenan, Cyril Halton, David Conway, Dominic Martin, Paul Campbell, Keith Jones, Paul Gilsenan, Derek Donohoe, Craig O’Hanlon
Subs: Danny Quinn (for Craig O’Hanlon), Kevin Meehan (for Dominic Martin), Robbie Dillon (for Ciaran Rispin), Paul Munnelly

 

8th April 2007 – Slane, Co Meath
MDL Premier Division
Slane Wanderers 0 – 3 Trim Celtic
Halftime: 0 – 2
Trim Celtic scorers: Paul Gilsenan (pen), David Conway, Craig O’Hanlon
Trim Celtic kept up their push at the top of the Premier League with a win away to Slane. On a dry and bumpy pitch Slane started brightly putting the Celtic defence under pressure from the off. However the first chance of note fell to Craig O’Hanlon who cut in from the left wing but shot over. Derek Donohoe raced through the Slane defence but couldn’t find Paul Gilsenan who would have had an easy tap in. Celtic took the lead when Mark Gilsenan’s corner caused a goalmouth scramble. David Conway forced the ball home at the second attempt but the referee had already blown for a penalty for handball on the first attempt. Paul Gilsenan powered the penalty to the corner of the net. Celtic doubled their lead with another set piece. Craig O’Hanlon’s throw found Paul Gilsenan who’s header forced a fine save from the Slane keeper, however David Conway was on hand to bury the rebond from eight yards.
The second half was an even affair until the last fifteen minutes when Celtic piled on more presure. Craig O’Hanlon fashioned himself a chance but shot wide. Keith Jones shot straight into the arms of the keeper as did Derek Donohoe with a rasping 30 yard effort. O’Hanlon wrapped up the points with a jinking run through the Slane defence and an excellent finish.
Best for Trim Celtic were MickCorrigan, Keith Jones, Colm Harte and Craig O’Hanlon
Trim Celtic: Colm Harte, Ciaran Rispin, Mark Gilsenan, Cyril Halton, David Conway, Keith Jones, Dominic Martin, Mick Corrigan, Paul Gilsenan, Derek Donohoe, Craig O’Hanlon
Subs: Danny Quinn (for Paul Gilsenan), Paul Munnelly (for Dominic Martin), Anthony Craig (for Derek Donohoe)

1st April 2007 – Tully Park, Trim
MDL Premier Division
Trim Celtic 2 – 0 Glenmuir Utd
Halftime: 1 – 0
Trim Celtic scorers: Derek Donohoe 2
Trim Celtic took all three points in this third against fourth match to keep the pressure on Square Utd and Rock Celtic at the top of the Premier Division. Celtic started well with Paul Gilsenan shooting wide before Derek Donohoe gave Celtic the lead when he combined with Craig O’Hanlon. Celtic were the better team but could not convert their chances, a trend which continued into the second half. Derek Donohoe doubled Celtic’s lead when he reacted quickly to a goalkeeping error to slot home. Further missed chances by Celtic could have put the game to bed but in reality they were put under little pressure at the other end with Colm Harte in goal limited to sweeping duties. In the dying minutes Paul Gilsenan rattled a header off the bar and Mick Corrigan fizzed a shot narrowly over it. Best for Trim Celtic were Mark Gilsenan, Craig O’Hanlon and Mick Corrigan
Trim Celtic: Colm Harte, Robbie Dillon, Mark Gilsenan, Cyril Halton, David Conway, Ciaran Rispin, Keith Jones, Mick Corrigan, Paul Gilsenan, Derek Donohoe, Craig O’Hanlon.
Subs: Paul Munnelly (for Ciaran Rispin), Dominic Martin (for Robbie Dillon), Danny Quinn (for Craig O’Hanlon)

 

 

25th March 2007 – MDL Grounds, Navan
MDL Challenge Cup Semi Final
Trim Celtic 0 – 2 Rock Celtic
Halftime: 0 – 1
Sent off: Paul Campbell
Trim Celtic fell at the penultimate stage of the Challenge Cup to current MDL Premier Division leaders Rock Celtic. Playing with the wind in the first half the Meath team started brightly but it was Rock who took the lead from the penalty spot. The Trim side rallied and forced a number of corners one of which was headed narrowly over by Derek Donohoe. Towards the end of the half Trim had the ball in the back of the net when Paul Gilsenan proddd home after a goal-mouth scramble but the goal was ruled out for offside.
In the second half Derek Donohoe forced a fine save from the Rock keeper after a solo-run while Mick Corrigan fizzed a shot over the bar. However again Rock struck at the vital time when a goalkeeping error let them in to double their lead. For the last fifteen minutes of the game Trim Celtic pushed forward but couldn’t break the impressive Rock defence. Best for Trim Celtic were Keith Jones, David Conway and Mick Corrigan
Trim Celtic: Alan Rogers, Robbie Dillon, Mark Gilsenan, Cyril Halton, David Conway, Colm Harte, Paul Campbell, Mick Corrigan, Paul Gilsenan, Derek Donohoe, Keith Jones
Subs: Craig O’Hanlon (for Cyril Halton), Dominic Martin (for Mark Gilsenan), Kevin Meehan (for Robbie Dillon), Ciaran Rispin, Paul Munnelly

 

 

11th March 2007 – Tully Park, Trim
MDL Challenge Cup Quarter-Final
Trim Celtic 3 – 1 Ardee Celtic
Halftime: 1 – 0
Trim Celtic scorers: Derek Donohoe 2, Paul Campbell
Trim Celtic advanced to the Semi-Finals of the Challenge Cup with a solid win over Ardee Celtic played at a very wet Tully Park. After the officials gave the green light for the match to go-ahead Celtic started brightly and made never let the conditions or their opposition get the better of them. The home side took the lead fifteen minutes in when Derek Donohoe shot through a ruck of players into the corner of the net. The Trim side had keeper Alan Rogers to thank for keeping their lead intact when he produced a superb point blank save. Donohoe almost doubled his tally with a superb left foot shot that skidded just wide.
In the second half Donohoe did double his tally when Colm Harte’s clever long through saw Donohoe lose his marker to finish expertly. Alan Rogers again came to the home sides rescue when he saved brilliantly following a lapse in concentration in the Trim defence. Donohoe and strike partner Paul Gilsenan’s workrate and willingness to chase lost causes gave the Ardee defence a headache all afternoon and it was Gilsenan’s determination that saw him chase a ball into the corner to pull back to Paul Campbell who finished from twenty yards to give the Meath team a comfortable lead. Paul Gilsenan almost wrapped up the match but his deft chip fell just wide of the post. With ten minutes remaining Ardee pulled a goal back but the workrate of the Trim Celtic team on an energy sapping pitch meant they weren’t going to get another.
Best for Trim Celtic were Paul Campbell, Mick Corrigan Derek Donohoe and Cyril Halton
Trim Celtic: Alan Rogers: Robbie Dillon, Mark Gilsenan, Cyril Halton, David Conway, Colm Harte, Paul Campbell, Mick Corrigan, Paul Gilsenan, Derek Donohoe, Keith Jones.
Subs: Dominic Martin (for David Conway), Ciaran Rispin (for Keith Jones), Kevin Meehan (for Derek Donohoe), Paul Munnelly, Craig O’Hanlon

 

25th February 2007 – Ardee, Co Louth
MDL Premier Division
Ardee Celtic 0 – 0 Trim Celtic
Sent off: Paul Campbell (2 bookings)
Trim Celtic failed to close the gap on Rock Celtic after this scoreless draw in Ardee. In an even game both sides had chances to score but failed to take them. Ardee had the first opportunity when Celtic keeper Alan Rogers’ goal kick went straight to an Ardee player, Rogers making amends with a fine save. Kevin Meehan had a shot blocked off the line and another 20 yards effort superbly tipped over the bar by the goalkeeper while David Conway’s header was easily saved.
In the second half Paul Gilsenan had a shot blocked by the Ardee keeper while Robbie Dillon shot narrowly wide. Paul Campbell and Derek Donohoe also hit free kicks which landed safely in the arms of the home keeper Celtic were reduced to ten men when Paul Campbell picked up a second yellow cards. Ardee almost stole the points with two late chances the first which was comfortably saved by Alan Rogers the second failed to hit the target. Best for Trim Celtic were Keith Jones, Dominic Martin and Mark Gilsenan.
Trim Celtic: Alan Rogers, Ciaran Rispin, Mark Gilsenan, Cyril Halton, Dominic Martin, Robbie Dillon, Paul Campbell, Mick Corrigan, David Conway, Kevin Meehan, Keith Jones.
Subs: Paul Gilsenan (for David Conway), Derek Donohoe (for Kevin Meehan), Craig O’Hanlon (for Mick Corrigan), Paul Munnelly

 

18th February 2007 – Termonfeckin, Co Louth
MDL Challenge Cup
Termonfeckin 0 – 5 Trim Celtic
Halftime: 0 – 1
Trim Celtic scorers: Kevin Meehan 2, Paul Campbell (pen), David Conway, O.G.
Trim Celtic eased through to the quarter finals of the Challenge Cup with a comprehensive defeat of Termonfeckin. Celtic started brightly and had the home side on the back foot from early on. Fifteen minutes in Keith Jones was pushed in the box and Paul Campbell made no mistake from the resulting penalty. Celtic could have doubled their lead from a couple of long throws. From the first one Kevin Meehan’s volley forced a fine save from the keeper while Robbie Dillon saw his header come back off the bar from the second.
Trim Celtic started the second half in the right fashion and doubled their lead with an own goal. From here on in it was the Trim side who dominated with David Conway scoring a third after good work by Kevin Meehan and Paul Campbell on the left wing. Termonfeckin had a man sent off for stamping on a Celtic player. Meehan then pounced on a defensive error to shoot home superbly from 20 yards and then rounded off the scoring with a header from David Conway’s cross.
Best for Trim Celtic were Dominic Martin, Kevin Meehan and Paul Campbell.
Trim Celtic: Alan Rogers, Ciaran Rispin, Mark Gilsenan, Cyril Halton, Dominic Martin, Robbie Dillon, Paul Campbell, Mick Corrigan, David Conway, Kevin Meehan, Keith Jones.
Subs: Paul Munnelly (for Robbie Dillon), Danny Quinn, John Kelly.
9th February 2007 – Dundalk, Co Louth
MDL Premier Division
Glenmuir Utd 3 – 4 Trim Celtic
Halftime: 1 – 2
Trim Celtic scorers: Derek Donohoe 2, Paul Gilsenan 2
Trim Celtic took all three points home from Dundalk in a see-saw battle where they had to come from behind twice. After a bright start from Celtic including a succession of corners and a good chance for captian Mick Corrigan which was well saved, Glenmuir took the lead against the run of play when a defensive mix-up saw their striker slot home into an unguarded net. Celtic responded well and drew level when Paul Gilsenan powered down the right to square for Derek Donohoe to convert from close range. Celtic took the lead when Paul Gilsenan superbly headed Paul Campbell’s corner into the top corner. Glenmuir came back strongly and equalised when with a shot in the box that Celtic keeper Alan Rogers failed to hold. Glenmuir again took the lead when a goalkeeping clearance was blocked down into the path of a Glenmuir player who curled home from eighteen yards. Celtic showed great fighting spirit in the last ten minutes as firstly Paul Gilsenan equalised the scoring and then Derek Donohoe seized on a poor kick out to blast home the winner.
Best for Trim Celtic were Derek Donohoe, Paul Gilsenan and Robbie Dillon.
Trim Celtic: Alan Rogers, Ciaran Rispin, Mark Gilsenan, Cyril Halton, David Conway, Robbie Dillon, Paul Campbell, Mick Corrigan, Paul Gilsenan, Derek Donohoe, Keith Jones
Subs: Kevin Meehan (for Ciaran Rispin), Dominic Martin (for Cyril Halton), Alan Douglas

4th February 2007 – Tully Park, Trim
MDL Premier Division
Trim Celtic 3 – 1 Albion Rovers
Halftime: 1 – 1
Trim Celtic scorers: Paul Campbell 2, Paul Gilsenan
Trim Celtic moved into second place in the table one point behind leaders Rock Celtic who have a game in hand. Celtic took the lead midway through the half when Paul Campbell’s inswinging corner went in off the visiting keeper. However Albion equalised with their next attack when a freekick made it through the Celtic wall past keeper Colm Harte. Celtic almost extended their lead when Derek Donohoe shot narrowly wide from eighteen yards.
Celtic started the second half superbly and took the lead when Paul Campbell shot home from twenty five yards after Derek Donohoe dispossessed an Albion defender. Celtic extended their lead with a fine break with Robbie Dillon putting Paul Gilsenan through to slot home. In the last ten minutes Albion put pressure on the Trim defence but were unable to test never mind beat the Celtic keeper.
Best for Trim Celtic were Mick Corrigan, Paul Campbell and Keith Jones
Trim Celtic: Colm Harte, Ciaran Rispin, Mark Gilsenan, Cyril Halton, David Conway, Robbie Dillon, Paul Campbell, Mick Corrigan, Paul Gilsenan, Derek Donohoe, Keith Jones
Subs: Alan Douglas (for Derek Donohoe), Dominic Martin (for David Conway), Kevin Meehan (for Mark Gilsenan)

 

28th January 2006 – Dromin,Co. Louth
MDL Premier Division
Dromin Utd 2 – 4 Trim Celtic
Halftime 2 – 2
Trim Celtic scorers: Paul Gilsenan 3, Colm Harte

Trim Celtic leapfrogged Dromin Utd in the league table after this high scoring victory. Celtic took the lead midway through the first half when Colm Harte’s quick throw put Paul Gilsenan through to lob home. However Dromin responded well and and equalised with a close range header from a freekick. The swirling wind was causing the Celtic defence problems from set pieces and Dromin quickly took the lead when they pounced on a goalkeeping error. Dromin were playing a dangerous offside game which was frustrating the Trim team but it would ultimately lead to their demise as Celtic found a way around it. Celtic equalised when Colm Harte again supplied Gilsenan who fired home clinically.
With the in their faces in the second half the home side struggled to clear the ball upfield and Celtic dominated. Craig O’Hanlon wasted a glorious chance before Paul Gilsenan headed home his third after Paul Campbell’s shot was parried by the keeper. Celtic launched wave after wave of attacks but it was a defensive mistake that would prove fatal to Dromin when the excellent Paul Gilsenan blocked a hesitant goalkeepers kick with Colm Harte heading home from close range. Best for Trim Celtic were Colm Harte, Paul Gilsenan and Mick Corrigan.
Trim Celtic: Alan Rogers, Ciaran Rispin, Mark Gilsenan, Cyril Halton, David Conway, Robbie Dillon, Mick Corrigan, Paul Campbell, Paul Gilsenan, Craig O’Hanlon, Colm Harte.
Subs: Dominic Martin (for Craig O’Hanlon), Kevin Meehan (for Paul Campbell), Keith Jones (for Robbie Dillon), Derek Donohoe

7th January 2007 – MDL Grounds, Navan
MDL Premier Division
Navan Cosmos 0 – 2 Trim Celtic
Halftime: 0 – 1
Trim Celtic scorers: Paul Campbell, Craig O’Hanlon

Trim Celtic started the New Year with a fine win over Navan Cosmos at the MDL. In a tight first half Celtic keeper Alan Rogers was the busier of the two keepers however any shot he had to save were straight at him. Celtic took the lead with the last kick of the first half when Paul Campbell converted Robbie Dillon’s cross at the back post.
Celtic upped their performance in the second half and began to create more chances. Craig O’Hanlon shot over after breaking the offside trap but minutes later Paul Gilsenan raced through to square for O’Hanlon who made no mistake from six yards. Keith Jones then sprung the offside trap but couldn’t find a Celtic shirt at the back post for what would have been an easy tap-in. Kevin Meehan also came close with a long range effort that skimmed over the bar. Cosmos almost found a way back into the game when with ten minutes remaining they were awarded a penalty. However former Cosmos player Alan Rogers saved the spot kick superbly.
Best for Trim Celtic were Paul Gilsenan, Paul Campbell and Keith Jones;
Trim Celtic: Alan Rogers, Ciaran Rispin, Mark Gilsenan, Cyril Halton, David Conway, Robbie Dillon, Paul Campbell, Mick Corrigan, Craig O’Hanlon, Paul Gilsenan, Keith Jones.
Subs: Kevin Meehan (for Mick Corrigan), Paul Munnelly (for Craig O’Hanlon), Dominic Martin

17th December 06 – Bellurgan, Co Louth
MDL Challenge Cup
Bellurgan Utd 0 – 1 Trim Celtic
Halftime: 0 – 1
Trim Celtic scorer: Paul Campbell (pen)
Trim Celtic will be in the hat for the third round draw of the Challenge Cup after this slender victory in Bellurgan. Celtic got off to a dream start when,after only five minutes, Craig O’Hanlon was felled in the box. Paul Campbell converted the resulting penalty. Bellurgan came back strongly and while they pressurised the Celtic defence they didn’t really test Trim keeper Alan Rogers. Celtic could have increased their lead with two Paul Gilsenan headers, the first fell into the arms of the keeper from Colm Harte’s cross, the second headed powerfully over the bar from a corner on the halftime whistle.
The second half started with a chance for Celtic which Craig O’Hanlon slotted narrowly wide. Paul Campbell forced a fine save from the home keeper with Colm Harte blasting the rebound over the bar from ten yards. Bellurgan again put pressure on the Celtic defence and managed to test keeper Alan Rogers on more than one occassion, the stopper tipping a stinging shot over the bar. The home side hit the bar and had a shot cleared off the line by Mark Gilsenan but were unable to find an equaliser. Best for Trim Celtic were Paul Gilsenan, Paul Campbell and Mark Gilsenan.
Trim Celtic: Alan Rogers, Paul Munnelly, Mark Gilsenan, Cyril Halton, David Conway, Robbie Dillon, Keith Jones, Paul Campell, Paul Gilsenan, Craig O’Hanlon, Colm Harte.
Subs: Ciaran Rispin (for Paul Munnelly), Kevin Meehan (for Craig O’Hanlon), Dominic Martin (for Colm Harte)

26th November 06 – Carrickmacross, Co Monaghan
MDL Premier Division
Carrick Rovers 1 – 1 Trim Celtic
Halftime: 0 – 1
Trim Celtic scorer: Derek Donohoe
A goal ten minutes from time by Carrick denied Trim Celtic all three points in this game. In a very even contest Celtic threatened early with Paul Gilsenan heading wide from a corner. Mick Corrigan thought he had given Celtic the lead but his header from Craig O’Hanlon’s long throw was disallowed for a push by another Celtic player. Right on the stroke of halftime Keith Jones put Derek Donohoe through on goal with Donohoe rounding the keeper to slot home.
The second half was again an even affair with Colm Harte shooing over and Carrick missing a good chance from a corner. However as the game entered the final ten minutes a swift Carrick break saw them equalise. Late on Celtic had debutant keeper Alan Rogers to thank for a fine one on one block o prevent Carrick from snatching victory. Best for Trim Celtic were Mick Corrigan, Alan ROgers and Cyril Halton.
Trim Celtic: Alan Rogers, Paul Munnelly, Colm Harte, Cyril Halton, Mark Gilsenan, Robbie Dillon, Paul Gilsenan, Mick Corrigan, Derek Donohoe, Craig O’Hanlon, Keith Jones
Subs: Paul Campbell (for Derek Donohoe), Ciaran Rispin (for Robbie Dillon), Dominic Martin (for Paul Munnelly), Alan Douglas, David Conway
12th November 06 – Tully Park, Trim
Leinster Junior Cup
Trim Celtic 1 – 1 Killavilla
Killavilla won 5 – 4 on pens
Trim Celtic exited the Leinster Junior Cup at the hands on Killavilla in a game they probably should have won in normal time. The visitors took the lead but responded when in-form Craig O’Hanlon scored. Celtic had further chances to score but couldn’t find the net again. Best for Trim Celtic were Robbie Dillon, Craig O’Hanlon and Cyril Halton
Trim Celtic: Dominic Martin, Ciaran Rispin, Colm Harte, Cyril Halton, Mark Gilsenan, Robbie Dillon, Paul Gilsenan, Mick Corrigan, Derek Donohoe, Craig O’Hanlon, Keith Jones
Subs: Paul Munnelly (for Ciaran Rispin), Clayton Keegan, Alan Douglas

5th November 06 – Tully Park, Trim
MDL Premier Division
Trim Celtic 3 – 1 Blackwater Utd
Halftime 2 – 1
Trim Celtic scorers: Paul Gilsenan 2, Derek Donohoe
Trim Celtic struggled to beat a Blackwater side that they overcame 8 – 0 only two months ago. A much improved Blackwater side too the lead from the penalty spot after Colm Harte was adjudged to have pushed a Parkvilla player in the box. This stirred a reaction from Trim Celtic with Paul Gilsenan heading home Robbie Dillon’s cross ten minutes later. Celtic took the lead when Derek Donohoe sponced to score from eighteen yards. In the second half Celtic struggled again and it wasn’t until the final minutes when Paul Gilsenan powerfully headeed home his brother Mark’s corner that the victory was sealed. Best for Trim Celtic were Robbie Dillon, Mark Gilsenan and Craig O’Hanlon.
Trim Celtic: Dominic Martin, Ciaran Rispin, Colm Harte, Mark Gilsenan, Cyril Halton, Robbie Dillon, Mick Corrigan, Paul Gilsenan, Derek Donohoe, Craig O’Hanlon, Peter Keane
Subs: Keith Jones (for Cyril Halton), Paul Munnelly (for Ciaran Rispin), Alan Douglas (for Peter Keane)

29th October – Tully Park, Trim
MDL Challenge Cup
Trim Celtic 2-1 Longwood
Halftime: 1-1
Trim Celtic scorers: Peter Keane,Derek Donohoe
Sent off: Derek Donohoe

Trim Celtic progressed to the next round on the Challenge Cup with a victory over local side Longwood. Celtic played some excellent football in the first half with Robbie Dillon and Craig O’Hanlon opening up the visitors defence on more than one occassion. Celtic took the lead when Peter Keane finished after a good run down the left. Longwood were a threat on the break and equalised after a defensive mixup.
The second half was a close affair with both keepers making several important saves. Celtic took the lead after the Longwood keeper made a superb save from Colm Harte,however the ball was returned to the box Derek Donohoe headed home from close range. Celtic should have extende their lead but Paul Gilsenan’s header failed to test the keeper. Longwood searched for an equaliser but could not find one in the 9 minutes of injury time that referee Gerry Hand found from somewhere in the middle of which Derek Donohoe was sent off for an off the ball incident seen only by the referee. Best for Trim Celtic were Robbie Dillon,Craig O’Hanlon and Dominic Martin.
Trim Celtic: Dominic Martin,Ciaran Rispin,Colm Harte,Cyril Halton,Mark Gilsenan,Robbie Dillon,Mick Corrigan,Paul Gilsenan,Derek Donohoe,Craig O’Hanlon,Peter Keane.
Subs: Paul Munnelly(for Ciaran Rispin),Danny Quinn(for Peter Keane),Alan Douglas(for Craig O’Hanlon)

22nd October 06
Leinster Junior Cup – MDL Grounds, Navan
Trim Celtic 2 – 0 Clara Town
Halftime: 0 – 0
Trim Celtic scorers: Derek Donohoe, Alan Douglas
Trim Celtic came through this keenly contested game with second half goals from Derek Donohoe and substitute Alan Douglas. Celtic almost have opened the lead when Craig O’Hanlon’s clever throw set Paul Gilsenan free but his lobbed attempt fell narrowly wide. Derek Donohoe also shot wide in a half of few chances.
Clara started the second half well and shot narrowly wide early in the half. It looked like the team that scored first would win the game and Celtic got off the mark when Paul Gilsenan headed the ball to Derek Donohoe to volley home. Celtic sealed the win when Colm Harte’s cross was headed onto the bar by Donohoe with Alan Douglas converting the rebound.
Best for Trim Celtic were Colm Harte, Robbie Dillon and Peter Keane
Trim Celtic: Dominic Martin, Robbie Dillon, Colm Harte, Mark Gilsenan, Cyril Halton, Craig O’Hanlon, Keith Jones, Mick Corrigan, Paul Gilsenan, Derek Donohoe, Peter Keane.
Subs: Ciaran Rispin (for Keith Jones), Alan Douglas (for Craig O’Hanlon), Damien Dempsey (for Peter Keane), Danny Quinn

15th October 2006
FAI Junior Cup
Sheriff Utd 4 – 2 Trim Celtic
Trim Celtic scorer: Derek Donohoe, Nicky Maxwell

Despite goals from Derek Dohoe and Nicky Maxwell Trim Celtic fell at the first hurdle in the FAI Junior Cup to a strong Sherriff Utd side.
Trim Celtic: Dominic Martin, Ciaran Rispin, Colm Harte, Cyril Halton, Keith Jones, Noel Payne, Robbie Dillon, Mick Corrigan, Derek Donohoe, Paul Gilsenan, Craig O’Hanlon
Subs: Clayton Keegan, Nicky Maxwell, Alan Douglas, Danny Quinn

 

8th October 2006 – Ardee, Co. Louth
MDL Premier Division
Square Utd 3 – 1 Trim Celtic
Halftime: 1 – 1
Trim Celtic scorer: Paul Gilsenan

Square United came away with the points in this top of the table clash. Square took the lead midway through the first half but Celtic responded with Paul Gilsenan heading home Ciaran Rispin’s superb cross. Honours were even at halftime but it was Square who re-took the lead with a fortuitous long-range goal. Square had a chance to extend their lead from the penalty spot but DomincMartin saved superbly. Celtic pushed for an equaliser but luck was not on their side as Ciaran Rispin hit the bar and Robbie Dillon failed to convert after Craig O’Hanlon’s shot was spilled by the keeper. With five minutes remaining Square scored a third with a swift break. Celtic continued to threaten at the other end but it wasn’t to be as Paul Gilsenan struck the post. Best for Trim Celtic were Craig O’Hanlon, Cyril Halton and Paul Gilsenan
Trim Celtic: Dominic Martin, Ciaran Rispin, Colm Harte, Cyril Halton, David Conway, Robbie Dillon, Keith Jones, Mick Corrigan, Paul Gilsenan, Craig O’Hanlon, Noel Payne
Subs: Shane Ashe (for David Conway), Danny Quinn (for Shane Ashe), Alan Douglas, Paul Munnelly

1st October 06 – Tully Park Trim
MDL Premier Division
Trim Celtic 3 – 1 Carrick Rovers
Halftime: 1 – 1
Trim Celtic scorers: David Conway 2, Paul Campbell (pen)

Trim Celtic took all three points with a strong performance against Carrick Rovers. While not producing their best performance of the campaign Celtic did enough to win the match. After Carrick had impressed in the opening minutes it was Celtic who had the first chance to open the scoring when Noel Payne shot wide. Robbie Dillon cracked an effort off the post from the edge of the box after good work by Noel Payne. The home team were then given a golden opportunity to take the lead when Peter Kane’s cross was blocked by the hand of a Carrick defender, however Paul Campbell saw his spot-kick well saved by the keeper. Campbell made no mistake minutes later when David Conway was pushed in the box, this time Campbell sent the keeper the wrong way. Carrick missed two good chances to draw level, one a free header at the back post and another a snap shot from ten yards that went over. Shortly before halftime the Monaghan equalised with a good finish from six yards.
In the second half Carrick had a great chance to take the lead after a flowing move down the left wing a headed effort was superbly saved by Trim keeper Dominic Martin. Celtic upped their performance but it wasn’t until midway through the half that they got their reward. Substitute Craig O’Hanlon made an immediate impact getting to the by-line to cross for David Conway to finish from close range. O’Hanlon was instrumental in Celtic’s third goal as his long throw was glanced by David Conway to the net. Carrick pushed for a way back into the game but were unable to find a goal that would set up a tense finish.
Best for Trim Celtic were Dominic Martin, David Conway and Colm Harte.
Trim Celtic: Dominic Martin, Ciaran Rispin, Colm Harte, Keith Jones, Cyril Halton, Robbie Dillon, Paul Campbell, Mick Corrigan, David Conway, Noel Payne, Peter Kane
Subs: Craig O’Hanlon (for Noel Payne), Paul Munnelly (for Ciaran Rispin), Alan Douglas (for Robbie Dillon)

24th September 06 – Wicklow
Wicklow Town 1 – 3 Trim Celtic
Halftime: 1 – 1
Trim Celtic scorers: Noel Payne, Paul Campbell, David Conway

Trim Celtic came away from a tough encounter against Wicklow Town with a 3 – 1 win. Noel Payne opened the scoring when he swept home Peter Kane’s left wing cross. The home side equalised shortly before halftime with a header from a long throw.
Celtic played some good football in the second half but re-took the lead with a route one goal when Paul Campbell seized on hesitancy in the Wicklow defence to head home Barry O’Callaghan’s long kick out. Cltic extendd their lead when David Conway glanced Keith Jones’ volley past the keeper.
Best for Trim Celtic were Keith Jones, Peter Kane and Robbie Dillon
Trim Celtic: Barry O’Callaghan, Ciaran Rispin, Colm Harte, Keith Jones, Cyril Halton, Robbie Dillon, Paul Campbell, Mick Corrigan, David Conway, Noel Payne, Peter Kane
Subs: Craig O’Hanlon (for Noel Payne), Dominic Martin (for Paul Campbell), Alan Douglas (for Robbie Dillon), Paul Munnelly

17th September 2006 – Tully Park, Trim
MDL Premier Division
Trim Celtic 6 – 0 Torro Utd
Halftime: 4 – 0
Trim Celtic scorers: Robbie Dillon 2, Craig O’Hanlon, David Conway, O.G.
Trim Celtic moved to the top of the MDL Premier Division with this comfortable win. Celtic took the lead within fifteen minutes when Robbie Dillon volleyed home Noel Payne’s freekick. Minutes later Celtic doubled their lead when Craig O’Hanlon’s shot was deflected past the keeper. O’Hanlon was involved in Celtic’s third goal when his long throw was deflected to the net by a Torro defender. Robbie Dillon bagged his second goal with a superb shot to the roof of the net from the edge of the box.
In the second half Celtic scored a fifth when David Conway shot home Noel Payne’s cushioned header. Paul Campbell hit the bar and Robbie Dillon missed a penalty before Danny Quinn and Paul Munnelly combined to put Campbell through to finish with the last touch of the game.
Best for Trim Celtic were Colm Harte, Robbie Dillon and Keith Jones.
Trim Celtic: Barry O’Callaghan, Ciaran Rispin, Colm Harte, Cyril Halton, David Conway, Robbie Dillon, Paul Campbell, Mick Corrigan, Craig O’Hanlon, Noel Payne, Keith Jones.
Subs: Dominic Martin (for Craig O’Hanlon), Paul Munnelly (for Mick Corrigan), Danny Quinn (for Keith Jones), Luke Jones

10th September 06 – Tully Park, Trim
MDL Premier Division
Trim Celtic 2 – 1 Dromin Utd
Halftime: 2 – 1
Trim Celtic scorers: Peter Kane, Craig O’Hanlon

Trim Celtic started brightly and almost took the lead when a poor goalkeeping clearance was picked up by Paul Campbell who’s lobbed shot went over to safety via the crossbar. Celtic took the lead within the first ten minutes when Peter Kane volleyed home Noel Payne’s corner. Celtic doubled their lead soon after when Craig O’Hanlon latched onto Keith Jones’ excellent pass to fire into the bottom corner. Close to halftime Square pulled a goal back.
The second half saw Trim Celtic comfortable in defence with Square unable to make a breakthrough. Celtic were repeatedly frustrated by the Square occasion but could have extended their lead through Robbie Dillon, Keith Jones and Craig O’Hanlon.
Best for Trim Celtic were Keith Jones, Mick Corrigan and Ciaran Rispin
Trim Celtic: Barry O’Callaghan, Ciaran Rispin, Keith Jones, Cyril Halton, David Conway, Robbie Dillon, Paul Campbell, Mick Corrigan, Craig O’Hanlon, Noel Payne, Peter Kane.
Subs: Dominic Martin, Danny Quinn, Paul Munnelly

3rd September 06 – MDL Grounds, Navan
MDL Premier Division
Blackwater Utd 0 – 8 Trim Celtic
Halftime: 0 – 4
Trim Celtic scorers: Noel Payne 3, Craig O’Hanlon 2, Paul Campbell, Peter Kane, Danny Quinn.

Trim Celtic proved too strong for recently promoted Blackwater Utd as they scored their largest victory since a 9 – 3 defeat of Kildare side Milltown Utd in the FAI Junior Cup in 2003. Celtic had an ideal start with Paul Campbell volleying home from close range to open the scoring. Noel Payne doubled Celtic’s lead with a similar volley, before adding his second when he lofted the ball over the keeper and finished coolly. Before the break Celtic scored their fourth when Peter Kane stabbed home Paul Campbell’s deep cross.
In the second half Celtic again came out of the blocks quickly with Noel Payne completing his hattrick finishing well from Peter Kane’s pass. Substitute Craig O’Hanlon raced through to slot home number six, before bagging his brace from another substitute Danny Quinn’s pass. O’Hanlon returned the compliment by crossing for Quinn to head home from close range.
Best for Trim Celtic were Ciaran Rispin, Noel Payne and Peter Kane.
Trim Celtic: Barry O’Callaghan, Ciaran Rispin, Colm Harte, Keith Jones, Cyril Halton, Robbie Dillon, Paul Campbell, Mick Corrigan, David Conway, Noel Payne, Peter Kane.
Subs: Craig O’Hanlon (for Colm Harte), Shane Ashe (for Noel Payne), Danny Quinn (for Paul Campbell)

25th August 06 – Tully Park
MDL Premier Division
Trim Celtic 2 – 1 Square Utd
Halftime: 2 – 0
Trim Celtic scorers: Colm Harte, Noel Payne
Trim Celtic ended Square Utd’s 100% start to the season with their first win of the season. Celtic started better than their Louth counterparts with Peter Kane shooting narrowly wide and David Conway hitting the bar with a header. They took the lead from a breaking corner when Cyril Halton’s shot came back off the bar and full-back Colm Harte was on hand to head home with the keeper stranded. The goal gave Celtic confidence with the Square keeper forced into a couple of smart saves, with Robbie Dillon also being denied by a superb last ditch tackle as he was about to shoot from twelve yards. Celtic doubled their lead with a fine strike from Noel Payne from the edge of the box. Celtic could have gone into the break three up but David Conway was foiled by a good block by the Square keeper following Noel Payne’s superb pass.
The second half saw Celtic defending superbly with Square rarely threatening Trim keeper Barry O’Callaghan whose handling was exemplary on a very wet day. Celtic threatened on the break, Craig O’Hanlon could have sealed the game but pushed the ball too far around the keeper when one on one. With five minutes remaining Square pulled a goal back with a superb volley from six yards but Celtic were able to hold on for the win.
Best for Trim Celtic were Colm Harte, Cyril Halton and Keith Jones
Trim Celtic: Barry O’Callaghan, Ciaran Rispin, Colm Harte, Keith Jones, Cyril Halton, Robbie Dillon, Paul Campbell, Mick Corrigan, David Conway, Noel Payne, Peter Kane.
Subs: Craig O’Hanlon (for Peter Kane), Alan Douglas (for Noel Payne), Clayton Keegan (for Robbie Dillon), Luke Jones.

20th August – Blackrock, Co Louth
MDL Premier Division
Rock Celtic 1 – 0 Trim Celtic
Halftime: 0 – 0

A late goal gave Rock Celtic all three points. Throughout the match Trim looked comfortable at the back but bad luck at the other end of the field prevented them taking the lead. Paul Campbell forced a superb save from the Rock keeper with a long-range effort while Noel Payne headed on to the crossbar from a tight angle.
In the second half Trim substitute Alan Douglas curled a shot onto the underside of the crossbar with Robbie Dillon’s follow-up effort blocked on the line. Inside the last ten minutes the referee failed to spot a foul on Trim Celtic defender Cyril Halton and Rock took the lead with a fine strike from outside the box. Trim keeper Barry O’Callaghan made a fine block as Rock searched for a second with Trim pushed forward.
Best for Trim Celtic were Mick Corrigan, Colm Harte and Robbie Dillon.
Trim Celtic: Barry O’Callaghan, Ciaran Rispin, Colm Harte, Cyril Halton, Keith Jones, Robbie Dillon, Paul Campbell, Mick Corrigan, David Conway, Craig O’Hanlon, Noel Payne.
Subs: Dominic Martin (for Noel Payne), Alan Douglas (for Craig O’Hanlon), Danny Quinn.

13th August – Tully Park
MDL Premier Division
Trim Celtic 1 – 1 Ardee Celtic
Halftime: 1 – 1
Trim Celtic scorer: Paul Campbell (pen).

The opening day of the season saw Trim Celtic come from a goal down to take a share of the points against Ardee Celtic. The home side started brightly but is was the Louth men who took the lead following a corner. Celtic battled back well and from their first corner of the match Robbie Dillon headed the ball onto the hand of an Ardee defender. Paul Campbell slotted away the resulting penalty.
In the second half both teams struggled to make an impact on goal, the game ending all square.
Best for Trim Celtic were Cyril Halton, Keith Jones and Mick Corrigan.
Trim Celtic: Dominic Martin, Paul Munnelly, Colm Harte, Cyril Halton, Keith Jones, Robbie Dillon, Paul Campbell, Mick Corrigan, David Conway, Noel Payne, Shane Ashe.
Subs: Ciaran Rispin (for Paul Munnelly), Terry McLaughlin (for Shane Ashe), Alan Douglas.

31st July – Agher Park
Pre-season Friendly
Agher Park 2 – 3 Trim Celtic
Halftime 2 – 0
Trim Celtic scorers: David Conway, Noel Payne (pen), Keith Jones

Trim Celtic continued their unbeaten run with a narrow victory over Agher Park. Celtic had to overturn a 2 – 0 halftime deficit. David Conway headed Celtic back into the game before Robbie Dillon was fouled in the box, Noel Payne converted the resulting penalty. Keith Jones completed the scoring.
Trim Celtic: Barry O’Callaghan, Ciaran Rispin, Colm Harte, David Conway, Cyril Halton, Mick Corrigan, Keith Jones, Robbie Dillon, Noel Payne, Shane Ashe, Craig O’Hanlon
Subs: Colm Smith, Paul Munnelly, Dominic Martin.

26th July – Tully Park
Pre-season Friendly
Trim Celtic 6 – 3 Kilcock Celtic
Halftime: 1 – 3
Trim Celtic scorers: Paul Campbell 2 (1 pen), David Conway, Noel Payne, Colm Smith, Mick Corrigan.

Trim Celtic took the lead with David Conway scoring. However defensive errors allowed Kilcock run up a 3 – 1 lead. In the second half Celtic improved their performance with goals from Noel Payne, Paul Campbell (2, 1 pen), Colm Smith and a superb strike from Mick Corrigan.
Trim Celtic: Barry O’Callaghan, Mick Corrigan, Colm Harte, Dominic Martin, David Conway, Ciaran Rispin, Paul Campbell, Robbie Dillon, Craig O’Hanlon, Noel Payne, Terry McLoughlin.
Trim Celtic: Subs: Paul Munnelly, Alan Douglas, Keith Jones, Colm Smith.

22nd July – Tully Park
Pre-season Friendly
Trim Celtic 3 – 1 Bohermeen
Halftime: 0 – 0
Trim Celtic scorers: Alan Douglas, Noel Payne, Keith Jones

Trim Celtic notched up their first win of the pre-season with goals from Alan Douglas, Noel Payne and Keith Jones
Trim Celtic: Barry O’Callaghan, Mick Corrigan, Colm Harte, Dominic Martin, David Conway, Ciaran Rispin, Paul Campbell, Robbie Dillon, Craig O’Hanlon, Noel Payne, Terry McLoughlin.
Subs: Paul Munnelly, Alan Douglas, Keith Jones

19th July – Tully Park
Pre-season Friendly
Trim Celtic 1 – 1 Drogheda Town
Halftime: 0 – 0
Trim Celtic scorer: Dominic Martin.

Trim Celtic began their pre-season campaign with a tough encounter against Drogheda Town on a sweltering evening in Tully Park. Several new faces graced the immaculate Tully Park pitch for the first time including Robbie Dillon, Cyril Halton, Terry McLoughlin, and Nicky Maxwell, while youngster Colm Smith made his senior debut. The game started with a frantic pace with both sides attacking well down the wings, Colm Harte and Noel Payne combining well down the left. Noel Payne curled a freekick over the bar while Craig O’Hanlon and Keith Jones forced fine saves from the visiting keeper. At the other end the Celtic defence kept a very strong Drogheda forward line in check.
Celtic started the second half well with Craig O’Hanlon shooting wide early on. Robbie Dillan and O’Hanlon then combined well on the right with the former’s cross just to far of a stretch for any Celtic players to tap home. Drogheda took the lead when their striker ran through to lob the advancing Trim keeper Barry O’Callaghan. O’Callaghan later pulled off some fine saves. Craig O’Hanlon (twice) and Nicky Maxwell both tested the Drogheda keeper who saved will on all occassions. Drogheda had a player sent off with fifteen minutes remaining which gave Celtic the impetus and they finally got what their heard work deserved when Dominic Martin headed home Mark Scanlon’s corner.
Best for Trim Celtic were Barry O’Callaghan, Cyril Halton and Colm Harte.
Trim Celtic: Barry O’Callaghan, Terry McLoughlin, Colm Harte, Dominic Martin, Cyril Halton, Ciaran Rispin, Keith Jones, Robbie Dillon, David Conway, Craig O’Hanlon, Noel Payne.
Subs: Paul Munnelly, Nicky Maxwell, Colm Smith, Mark Scanlon.