7th May 2007 – MDL Grounds, Navan
NECSL Under 13 Shield Final
Trim Celtic 3 – 0 Athboy Celtic
Halftime: 2 – 0
Trim Celtic scorers: Robert Sweeney 2, Darryl Kelly
Trim completed the second leg of their possible treble with a fine 3-0 win over Athboy in the Shield Final at the MDL.  As soon as the whistle went, Trim set about their task in search of the opening goal.  However, despite a number of good chances and early domination, the goal wasn’t forthcoming.  On 18 minutes, the deadlock was broken when a throw in from the right was latched onto by Robert Sweeney who sent it over to Darryl Kelly at the far post.  On the second attempt, Darryl put it away and Trim one up.  Three minutes later, one of the best moves of the match resulted in Trim’s second; James Toher floated a cross field ball from left back into the path of Sean FitzGerald on the right wing, Sean fed inside to Robert Sweeney who shot low and hard and got a slight deflection to put Trim two up.  Thereafter, Trim continued to dominate, so much so that Athboy failed to create any real chances in the half.  At the start of the second half, a flurry of activity at the outset resulted in about 4 shots on goal but Trim couldn’t find the third.  During the half, Trim made a number of substitutions and went in seach of the third.  Towards the end of the game, a throw in move on the left between Sean FitzGerald and Sean McGee sent Robert Sweeney clear down the left.  He cut into the box and fired home from 8 yards out to put the match beyond any doubt.  Overall this was a comfortable 3-0 win for Trim; the whole team from the goalkeeper to the forwards performed well today with James Toher, Joan Lehmann and Robert Sweeney doing particularly well.
Trim Celtic: James Mitchell, Fionn Nally, James Toher, David Harmon, Joan Lehmann, Sean FitzGerald, Karl Reilly, Robert Sweeney, Gavin Mullen, Jack Reilly, Darryl Kelly.
Subs: Rian Wogan (for Jack Reilly), Shane O’COnnor (for Darryl Kelly), Sean McGee (for Gavin Mullen), Evan Dixon (for James Mitchell)
 

 

 

30th April 2007 – Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan
NECSL Under 13 Shield Semi-Final
Carrick Rovers 1 – 1 Trim Celtic A.E.T.
Trim Celtic won 3 – 2 on pens
Halftime: 1 – 1
Trim Celtic scorer: Karl Reilly
Trim travelled up to Carrick on a fine Spring evening to contest the semi-final of the Shield against a strong and determined Carrick side.  The pitch conditions were not ideal and it took Trim a long time to settle into the game.  On 12 minutes, the referee harshly awarded a free against Trim from outside the box and Carrick took advantage by heading the free home.  It is becoming a regular occurrence lately, but Trim only started to play better football once they were behind.  Towards the end of the first half they had a number of chances but failed to break down a tough Carrick defence.  In the second half, Trim again attacked the Carrick goal and sent Robert Sweeney into attack to get the goal they needed to go to extra time.  There were many many chances and it looked as though it was not to be until an attack two minutes from time.  The ball was cleared from the Carrick defence to Fionn Nally on the half way line who took it down and sent it out left to Joey Corrigan.  Joey fired the ball in across the 18 yard area where it was met by Karl Reilly who took one touch to control the ball and then fire it on the volley past the Carrick keeper who, up until that time, had been having a good game.  The tie went to extra time but despite hitting the bar and having numerous chances, Trim couldn’t find the winner.  Onto penalties……all 5 takers did what they were asked by hitting the target!  Unfortunately two of the penalties hit the uprights and went agonisingly across the goal.  But the other 3 were converted and were enough to send Trim through after Carrick sent one wide, one against the bar and James Mitchell saved the third.  A great performance once again to reach their second final this season.  On the day, Sean Spratt, Fionn Nally, Jack Reilly and Joan Lehmann played particularly well for Trim.
Trim Celtic: James Mitchell, Fionn Nally, Sean FitzGerald, David Harmon, Joan Lehmann, Robert Sweeney, Karl Reilly, Joey COrrigan, Gavin Mullen, Rian Wogan, James Toher
Subs: Sean Spratt (for Sean FitzGerald), Shane O’Connor (for David Harmon), Jack Reilly (for Gavin Mullen), Darryl Kelly (for Joey Corrigan), Evan Dixon
 

 

23rd April 2007 – Tully Park, Trim
NECSL Under 13 League
Trim Celtic 2 – 0 Kentstown Rovers
Halftime: 0 – 0
Trim Celtic scorers: Robert Sweeney, Gavin Mullen
In the last league game of the season and lying two points behind going into the game, Trim had to beat Kentstown to become champions and they duly delivered with a fine 2-0 win over a very strong and determined Kentstown side.  From the start, Trim were first out of the blocks and went at Kentstown in search of the early goal, but despite a number of decent attacks, Trim failed to test the Kentstown keeper.  Soon after, Kentstown came back into the match, winning good ball in midfield and looking to create a platform from there.  But the Trim defence of Nally, Harmon, Lehmann and FitzGerald held strong to limit any real danger and James Mitchell was off his line early to meet any ball over the top.  At half time, the sides went in level at 0-0.  After the break, Trim played with the slight breeze and again went at Kentstown, creating a number of chances but in spite of the amount of possession, the goal did not look like coming.  The midfield of Reilly and Toher worked hard throughout to build play and bring in Corrigan and Sweeney on the wings with Wogan and Mullen working hard up front.  After 45 minutes, Trim pushed Sweeney up front and the breakthrough came on 52 minutes when a corner was swung in from Toher.  It was met by Mullen at the back post who headed it into the six yard box where it fell for Sweeney to coolly slot it home.  The relief and joy on the Trim sideline was immense.  But two minutes later, in the next attack, Trim doubled their lead when another superb Toher corner was met at the back post by Mullen who headed home from a very acute angle.  Trim were in control now and the Kentstown heads dropped somewhat knowing that they needed 2 goals in 6 minutes to take the title.  Despite some intense pressure from Kentstown in the final few minutes, they could not find the goal to cause a tense finish and Trim emerged worthy winners.  There were jubiliant scenes on the Trim sideline at the final whistle as Trim retained their league crown to emerge as champions.  It only remained for Noel Walsh (the Emerging Talent manager) to present the League Trophy to Fionn Nally, the Trim Captain and for the referee Mick Bryan, who had an excellent game, to say a few words to both teams.  Overall it was a fine sporting occasion fought out by two determined teams.  This league campaign has been won by the hard work of the entire Trim squad.  On the day, everyone rose to the occasion and there were great performances all round, especially from Sean FitzGerald, Gavin Mullen, Robert Sweeney and Karl Reilly.
Trim Celtic: James Mitchell, Fionn Nally, Sean FitzGerald, David Harmon, Joan Lehmann, Rian Wogan, Karl Reilly, Joey Corrigan, Gavin Mullen, James Toher, Robert Sweeney
Subs: Sean Spratt (for Joey COrrigan), Shane O’Connor, Jack Reilly, Evan Dixon, Darryl Kelly, Sean McGee
 

 

 

14th April 2007 – Athboy, Co Meath
NECSL Under 13 Cup Semi-Final
Athboy 3 – 4 Trim Celtic
Halftime: 2 – 1
Trim Celtic scorers: Robert Sweeney 2 (1 pen), Shane O’Connor, Karl Reilly
For the neutral supporter, this Cup Semi Final had all the ingredients of a great match.  Trim Celtic showed great heart and resilience by coming from behind 3 times to win this game, their fourth coming from a penalty in the last minute.  On a beautiful morning in Athboy, a new-look Trim side failed to get to grips with the game in the first ten minutes and it was no surprise when Athboy took the lead after 7 minutes.  However, Trim were level after 12 when Shane O’Connor latched onto a cross-field ball and went for goal.  His shot was well saved by the keeper but Shane was on hand to convert the rebound and put Trim on level terms.  However, Trim were not able to hold the lead and Athboy took the lead before half-time.  In the second half, Trim set about their task well and on 33 minutes, Karl Reilly scored a superb individual goal when he broke from midfield, went around 3 or 4 players and shot a devastating strike into the top corner.  Again, though, Trim were unable to maintain parity and they lost a goal to go 3-2 down and at that stage it looked as though Trim were not going to prevail.  However, with ten minutes remaining Trim were level for a third time when Rob Sweeney went in on goal and after his initial shot was saved, he followed up well to convert Trim’s third.  Trim pushed for the winner hoping to avoid extra time and in the final minute Darrly Kelly broke into the box and was taken down by the Athoby defender for a penalty.  Up stepped Rob Sweeney to smash the penalty into the bottom corner.  Trim showed tremendous character and a never-say-die attitude to win this match.  As usual there were great performances all over the pitch with Karl Reilly, Joan Lehmann and Robert Sweeney catching the eye.
Trim Celtic: James Mitchell, Fionn Nally, Sean Spratt, Joan Lehmann, David Harmon, Shane O’Connor, Karl Reilly, Robert Sweeney, Rian Wogan, Jack Reilly, Joey Corrigan
Subs: Gavin Mullen (for Rian Wogan), Evan Dixon (for James Mitchell), Sean FitzGerald (for David Harmon), Darrly Kelly (for Jack Reilly), Sean McGee (for Shane O’Connor)

 

10th April 2007 – Tully Park, Trim
NECSL Under 13 League
Trim Celtic 1 – 1 Carrick Rovers
Halftime: 0 – 1
Trim Celtic scorer: Gavin Mullen
In their penultimate league game of the season, Trim Celtic took on Carrick Rovers on a fine Spring evening in Tully Park.  The pitch was in perfect condition for good football and Trim went at Carrick from the off with some fine passing football.  In the first 10 minutes alone, Trim had a number of chances to take the lead but the finishing let them down.  On 12 minutes, Carrick took advantage of some indecision in the Trim back line and their striker headed for goal, only to be taken down inadvertantly by the Trim keeper.  The referee harshly adjudged it to be inside the box and awarded a penalty which was duly converted to put Carrick 1-0 up.  Trim set about getting the goal back and continued to dominate with some fine moves down either flank, especially from Sean FitzGerald and Shane O’Connor down the right-hand side.  But despite the number of chances, the goal was not forthcoming in the half.  After the break, Trim changed formation and went at Carrick and it took only five minutes for Trim to draw level with a fine strike from Gavin Mullen which sailed into the top right-hand corner of the net.  Trim sensed that there may be another goal in the game but the Carrick defense stood strong and when chances did fall to Trim, the finishing never really tested the keeper.  Overall and in spite of the scoreline, this was one of Trim’s finest displays this season and all players contributed to this performance.  The midfield pairing of Robert Sweeney and Fionn Nally battled well and generally dictated play while the back line performed well with Karl Reilly cleaning up any potential problems while up front, Trim were always dangerous with Gavin Mullen contributing well on the night.
Trim Celtic: James Mitchell, Sean FitzGerald, Sean Spratt, Karl Reilly, David Harmon, Shane O’Connor, Fionn Nally, RObert Sweeney, Rian Wogan, Gavin Mullen, Joey Corrigan.
Subs: Sean McGee (for Shane O’Connor), Sam Millen (for Rian Wogan), Jack Reilly (for Sean Spratt)

 

31st March 2007 – Ardee, Co Louth
NECSL Under 13 Cup Quarter-Final
Ardee Celtic 1 – 4 Trim Celtic
Halftime: 1 – 0
Trim Celtic scorers: Sean FitzGerald, Jack Reilly, Robert Sweeney, Gavin Mullen
In the end this cup tie turned out to be reasonably comfortable for Trim but they were made to work very hard for the result against a tough Ardee side.  Trim started the game with a number of changes from the previous game and had much of the early play.  However, in spite of coming close on a few occasions, they failed to turn the advantage into goals.  At this stage, Ardee started to gain confidence and to run at the Trim defence.  In fact, Trim were fortunate not go one down early on when one attack ended in a goalmouth scramble.  However, a few minutes later, Ardee were on top after the Ardee striker capitalised on some indecision in the Trim defence.  Ardee gained confidence and the remainder of the first half was a tense affair for Trim as they struggled to settle.  At half time, Trim made a number of changes and immediately set about the task of getting back into the match.  It took only three minutes for Trim to get level when Sean FitzGerald pounced on a ball in the penalty area from a corner.  Trim continued to attack and their second and the lead came from Jack Reilly who was well placed after the Ardee keeper spilled a cross and he calmly slotted the ball away.  At this stage it was all Trim and the third came from a nice one-two move between Gavin Mullen and Jack Reilly in the box with Gavin finishing the move nicely.  The fourth was worth waiting for and came from a Gavin Mullen throw on the left to the edge of the box where it was met on the volley by Robert Sweeney who sent it straight into the corner of the goal.  After a nervous first half, Trim settled very well in the second and completed the job well.  Again, there were good performances all over the pitch today with James Toher, Sean FitzGerald, Jack Reilly and Karl Reilly doing very well.
Trim Celtic: Evan Dixon, Shane O’Connor, Sean Spratt, David Harmon, Sean FitzGerald, Sean McGee, Karl Reilly, James Toher, Darryl Kelly, Jack Reilly, Joey Corrigan.
Subs: Robert Sweeney (for Sean McGee), Gavin Mullen (for Darryl Kelly), Fionn Nally (for Shane ‘Connor), James Mitchell (for Evan Dixon)

 

 


24th March 2007 – Mosney, Co Meath
NECSL Under 13 League
East Meath Utd 0 – 1 Trim Celtic
Halftime: 0 – 0
Trim Celtic scorer: Joey Corrigan
Trim secured three more points and went to the top of the table on goal difference after a tense and determined display.  The opening few minutes were scrappy and slow with East Meath enjoying most of the possession but creating very little.  After 10 minutes or so, Trim started to have the upper hand and string a few moves together but too often the finish was put over or wide.  Trim’s best chance of the half came from Fionn Nally who shot well from outside the box but the East Meath keeper pulled off a fine save.  The sides went in level at half time.  In the second half, Trim were more positive about their play and continued to dominate the game.  James Mitchell had very little work to do in goal.  His defence line of Harmon, Karl Reilly, Lehmann and Toher cleared up any potential trouble.  Up front, Trim were continually being frustrated in front of goal and it looked as though the deadlock was not going to be broken.  However, on 53 minutes Darryl Kelly switched play from right to left with a great pass to Joey Corrigan who floated a ball into the danger area from the left touchline.  The ball eluded everyone including the East Meath goalkeeper and Trim were one up.  Trim went in pursuit of another but were unable to convert their possession.  This was a display with a lot of determination, there were a number of fine performances including Karl Reilly at centre back, James Toher at left back and later in midfield, Rian Wogan up front and Joey Corrigan on the left. 
Trim Celtic: James Mitchell, David Harmon, James Toher, Karl Reilly, Joan Lehmann, Jack Reilly, Fionn Nally, Robert Sweeney, Rian Wogan, Gavin Mullen, Joey Corrigan
Subs: Shane O’Connor (for David Harmon), Sean FitzGerald (for Robert Sweeney), Sean McGee (for Gavin Mullen), Darryl Kelly (for Jack Reilly)

 

 

10th March 2007 – AUL Complex, Dublin
Under 13 Friendly
Shelbourne 3 – 2 Trim Celtic
Halftime: 1 – 1
Trim Celtic scorers: Robert Sweeney, Gavin Mullen
After their scheduled league game was called off, Trim made the trip to the AUL Complex to take on SFAI All-Ireland Champions, Shelbourne in a friendly.  It proved to be a very useful exercise against a strong Shelbourne team.  On a windy but good day for football, Shelbourne started the game well and had the Trim defence under some pressure.  After 5 minutes, Trim were awarded a free kick just inside the Shels half.  James Toher floated in a good free kick into the box where it was controlled well by Karl Reilly.  The defence tried to clear it but it fell to Gavin Mullen who poked the ball into the corner of the net to put Trim one up.  Shelbourne immediately went in search of an equaliser and put some nice moves together with good build up play from the back and strong play in midfield.  James Mitchell in goal had to be alert to keep Shelbourne at bay but on 14 minutes, a nice move resulted in Shelbourne’s equaliser.  Thereafter, Trim’s defence of FitzGerald, Toher, Harmon and Reilly coped well to see the sides go in level at half-time.  After the break, Trim started off well stringing some passes together and it wasn’t long before Trim took the lead again.  Fionn Nally threaded a fine ball through for Robert Sweeney to latch onto. He spotted the keeper coming off his line and lobbed him to put Trim ahead.  Trim made a number of substitutions thereafter and continued to work hard.  However, a very soft goal put Shelbourne back on level terms midway thorugh the second half.  Shelbourne’s winner came soon after when a run down the right was crossed into the box and put away past the Trim goalkeeper and defender.  Overall, this was a good performance against a top side, but Trim can take heart from their fine performance and build from here.  There were good performances from Gavin Mullen, Fionn Nally, Robert Sweeney and Karl Reilly.
Trim Celtic: James Mitchell, Sean FitzGerald, James Toher, David Harmon, Karl Reilly, Joan Lehmann, Fionn Nally, Robery Sweeney, Gavin Mullen, Rian Wogan, Joey Corrigan.
Subs: Shane O’Connor (for Sean FitzGerald), Sean Spratt (for James Toher), Sean McGee (for Rian Wogan), Darryl Kelly (for Joey Corrigan), Evan Dixon (for James Mitchell), Jack Reilly (for Joan Lehmann) 

 

24th February 2007 – Tully Park, Trim
NECSL Under 13 League
Trim Celtic 4 – 1 Kingscourt
Halftime: 2 – 0
Trim Celtic scorers: Rian Wogan, Sean Spratt, Joan Lehmann, Gavin Mullen
Another fine performance from Trim and another 3 points towards their league campaign.  Trim overcame a strong Kingscourt side at Tully Park and thoroughly deserved their win.  Kingscourt had the better of the early play but soon after Trim got into their stride and on 12 minutes, Robert Sweeney hit a dipping shot at goal, it was saved but Rian Wogan was first to react and head home for the first.  Trim started to dominate and had a few more chances in the half.  On 26 mintues, Trim were awarded a free 25 yards out.  Up stepped Sean Spratt to fire a fierce shot into goal, only to be told to take the free kick again after a Kingscourt infringement.  But Sean stepped up again and did exactly the same, rifling a fierce free for Trim’s second.  In the second half, Trim started where they left off in the first and had a number of additional chances.  However, Kingscourt were back into the match midway through the second half when a harsh free kick was well converted by Kingscourt.  This gave Kingscourt momentum and the next few minutes were intense culminating in a superb goal line clearance by Sean FitzGerald which, if it had gone in, could have seen the match go either way.  But Trim took spirit and pushed forward for a third.  This came courtesy of a free kick on the edge of the box which was converted from the boot of Joan Lehmann into the corner.  Minutes later the match was over when Gavin Mullen went in bravely to head home from short range.  Kingscourt were very direct in their play but the Trim defence coped very well throughout.  Trim built their play very well and created many excellent chances with midfield doing very well.  Again, a fine all round performance with good performances from Sean FitzGerald, Fionn Nally and Sean Spratt in defence, Darryl Kelly, and Gavin Mullen.
Trim Celtic: James Mitchell, Fionn Nally, Sean FitzGerald, Karl Reilly, David Harmon, Shane O’Connor, Robert Sweeney, Joan Lehmann, Rian Wogan, Gavin Mullen, Darryl Kelly
Subs: Sean Spratt (for David Harmon), Jack Reilly (for Rian Wogan), Sean McGee (for Shane O’Connor), Evan Dixon

 

17th February 2007 – Tully Park, Trim
NECSL Under 13 League
Trim Celtic 9 – 0 Parkvilla
Halftime: 3 – 0
Trim Celtic scorers: Rian Wogan 3 (1 pen), Joan Lehmann 2, Karl Reilly, David Harmon, Jack Reilly, Robert Sweeney
Trim put in a superb overall performance to put 9 goals past Parkvilla and secure 3 more league points.  From the start, Trim put the Parkvilla defence under pressure and had a number of chances before the first goal on 7 minutes. Gavin Mullen put a neat ball through for Joan Lehmann who finished well.  Ten minutes later, Robert Sweeney ran onto a ball outside the box and showed strength and good contol to finish well.  Sustained pressure resulted in a number of corners for Trim, from which David Harmon scored his first goal for the club when he latched onto a clearance from outside the box and finished well into the corner.  After half time, Trim brought on 4 substitutes and continued to dominate the game.  On 39 minutes, the best move of the match involving Shane O’Connor, Fionn Nally and Sean McGee was well finished by Rian Wogan.  Rian got his second shortly after when a goal kick was charged down by Joan Lehmann who broke through into the box and crossed for Rian.  Rian’s hat-trick followed when he was taken down in the box and he stepped up to convert the penalty.  Trim’s 7th came from Jack Reilly who latched onto Rian Wogan’s cross after Sean Spratt’s long-range shot was blocked.  Trim were well on top at this point, in fact, Evan Dixon had very little to do in goal, and the 8th came when Karl Reilly picked up the ball in midfield and ran with strength and pace beating the Parkvilla defence.  He was unselfish in his play when he crossed for Joan Lehmann to slot the ball home.  Karl got his reward moments later when he shot under the keeper from Jack Reilly’s cross.  It was another fine overall team performance with another clean sheet and many players did well including Sean FitzGerald in defence, Joan Lehmann in midfield, and Jack Reilly and Rian Wogan up front.
Trim Celtic: Evan Dixon, Fionn Nally, Sean FitzGerald, Karl Reilly, David Harmon, Jack Reilly, Robert Sweeney, Joey Corrigan, Rian Wogan, Gavin Mullen, Joan Lehmann
Subs: Shane O’Connor (for Robert Sweeney), Sean Spratt (for David Harmon, Sean McGee (for Gavin Mullen), Darryl Kelly (for Joey Corrigan)
 

 

 

10th February 2007 – Tully Park, Trim
NECSL Under 13 Cup
Trim Celtic 12 – 0 Enfield
Halftime: 5 – 0
Trim Celtic scorers: Karl Reilly 4, Rian Wogan 3, Gavin Mullen 2, Joan Lehmann, Darryl Kelly, Sean McGee
Trim got their Cup campaign off to a fine start with an emphatic 12-0 win over Enfield at Tully Park.  It didn’t take Trim long to set the tone when Karl Reilly scored his first goal for the club after 5 mins, a fine control and finish from a Joey Corrigan cross. Trim were 2-0 up after 7 mins when Joan Lehmann finished off a cross from Darryl Kelly. Karl Reilly got his second on 21 mins with a superb volley from about 15 yards out into the corner of the goal.  Gavin Mullen added two more goals before half time to leave the score 5-0 at half time.  Trim made 4 substitutions at half time but never let up.  9 mins into the 2nd half, Rian Wogan got his first with a header in the box which looped over the keeper.  His second came a few mins later when he slotted home from near range after a fine cross from Sean McGee.  Sean stepped up one minute later to get his goal while Darrly Kelly got his first goal for the club from the next attack.  Karl Reilly then added 2 more goals to bring him to 4 for the game; his fourth a fine solo effort dribbling past 4 defenders.  Rian Wogan then stepped up to grab his hat-trick when he deflected in a Sean Spratt shot.  This was a great team performance with the whole squad doing well especially the substitutes at half time.  There were fine performances from Karl Reilly, Shane O’Connor on the right, Rian Wogan and Darryl Kelly on his first start.
Trim Celtic: Evan Dixon, Fionn Nally, Sean Spratt, David Harmon, Karl Reilly, Sean FitzGerald, Robert Sweeney, Joey Corrigan, Gavin Mullen, Joan Lehmann, Darryl Kelly
Subs: James Mitchell (for Evan Dixon), Shane O’Connor (for Sean FitzGerald), Sean McGee (for David Harmon), Rian Wogan (for Joan Lehmann)

3rd February 2007 – Tully Park, Trim
Under 13 SFAI 13 Cup
Trim Celtic 0 – 2 Dungloe Town
Halftime: 0 – 0
Trim bowed out of the SFAI Cup at the last 32 stage to a well organised and physically strong Dungloe Town team. This tie was played in perfect conditions, with the fine weather and the pitch in great condition.  Dungloe’s physical size showed as they attacked the Trim goal from the start with good moves down the flanks and from midfield.  Dungloe created a number of chances in the first half, but the Trim defence held firm with one corner being cleared off the line by Shane O’Connor and James Mitchell making some fine saves.  With James Toher missing in midfield due to injury, Trim found it difficult to create any substantial attacks in the half but went in level at half time.  In the second half, Trim upped their game and began to put some passes together and play the ball on the wings with Corrigan, Lehmann and O’Connor coming more into the game but Dungloe were continually troubling the Trim defence.  Dungloe strung five men across midfield and had the better of the exchanges despite the tremendous work rate of Robert Sweeney and Fionn Nally in midfield.  Up front, despite their great efforts and as a result of the limited supply, Gavin Mullen and Rian Wogan found it difficult to create any good opportunities.  As the game wore on, the back line of Lehmann, Reilly, Harmon and FitzGerald began to settle and look fairly comfortable along with Mitchell in goal clearing up any attacks.  However, nine minutes into the second half, Dungloe got the breakthrough when a through ball from midfield was coolly put away by their striker.  Trim made a number of changes going in search of an equaliser with Sean Spratt, Jack Reilly and Darryl Kelly coming on.  But the killer blow came ten minutes from time when a Dungloe midfielder rose to head a corner home.  The heads never went down and Trim battled bravely but were unable to break the Dungloe team down.  The Trim lads can be very proud of their achievements having got to the all-Ireland stages for the second year in a row.  They worked hard all over the field and did very well especially James Mitchell in goal who made some outstanding saves, Robert Sweeney in midfield and Gavin Mullen up front.
Trim Celtic: James Mitchell, Shane O’Connor, Sean FitzGerald, David Harmon, Karl Reilly, Joan Lehmann, Robert Sweeney, Fionn Nally, Rian Wogan, Gavin Mullen, Joey Corrigan
Subs: Darryl Kelly (for Rian Wogan), Jack Reilly (for Shane O’Connor), Sean Spratt (for Sean FitzGerald), Evan Dixon, Paul Lynch

27th January 2007 – Monasterboice, Co Louth
NECSL Under 13 League
Albion Rovers 0 – 3 Trim Celtic
Halftime: 0 – 0
Trim Celtic scorers: Joan Lehmann 2, Gavin Mullen

Trim put in a fine performance against a tough Albion side and on a pitch which made it difficult to play good passing football.  Trim exerted early pressure but were forced to change plans 10 minutes into the game when James Toher hobbled off after a late tackle.  Sean Spratt came on at left back and Fionn Nally moved into Toher’s position in midfield.  Trim created a number of chances in the first half afterwards but were forced to either shoot from long range or find themselves offside against an Albion defence that played the offside in numbers.  Just before half time, Albion were reduced to 10 men when their centre forward was penalised for raising his arms.  The sides went in level at half time but Trim came out strong in the second half.  After 10 mins, Trim got the goal their play deserved when a corner ball fell to Joan Lehmann on the edge of the box and he made no mistake in putting it away.  Trim went in search of the second goal and exerted much pressure, indeed Albion didn’t have a shot on goal throughout.  The pressure paid off 7 minutes from time when a clearance from David Harmon in defence reached Gavin Mullen who rounded the keeper and slotted calmly away.  Three minutes from time, Joan Lehmann got his second of the game, again a fine shot from outside the box.  It was a battling performance with a fine showing from Fionn Nally after going into midfield, Sean FitzGerald and Sean Spratt at left and right back and Joan Lehmann up front.
Trim Celtic: Evan Dixon, Fionna Nally, Sean FitzGerald, Karl Reilly, David Harmon, Gavin Mullen, Robert Sweeney, Joey Corrigan, Rian Wogan, Joan Lehmann, James Toher.
Subs: Jack Reilly (for Rian Wogan), James Mitchell (for Evan Dixon), Shane O’Connor (for Joey Corrigan), Sean Spratt (for James Toher)

14th January 07 – Oriel Park, Dundalk
Trim Celtic 2 – 1 Mullingar Athletic
Halftime: 2 – 0
Trim Celtic scorers: James Toher, Joan Lehmann
For the second time this season, Trim Celtic took on a very strong Mullingar Athletic team, currently riding high in the NDSL Premier league. This time, however, Trim came out on top after a fine all round performance. The wind was a major factor and helped both teams. Playing with the wind in the first half, Trim produced a number of good opportunities and on the 12th minute, pressure paid off when Trim were awarded a free kick outside the box. Up stepped James Toher to curl a great free over the Mullingar keeper. Mullingar were very strong going forward and the back line of FitzGerald, Harmon, Reilly and Nally had to be on their game. Mullingar came close to equalising and on one occasion the ball had to be cleared off the line by Fionn Nally. James Mitchell in the first and Evan Dixon in the second were very alert and brave in goal. In the 22nd minute, a fine move down the right resulted in a ball being played by Shane O’Connor to Robert Sweeney who went to the by-line and pulled back perfectly for Joan Lehmann to finish off well in what was his first game up front. Trim were generally on top and were unlucky not to be further ahead after near misses from Lehmann and Mullen. In the second half, the wind increased and Trim were under a lot of pressure to defend their lead. In the 43rd minute, a free kick awarded to Mullingar resulted in a goal to leave the score 2-1. Trim had further opportunities to extend their lead but spent much of the second half defending deep. In the end, it was a fine and well deserved win over this accomplished Mullingar side. Best for Trim were David Harmon, Karl Reilly and Gavin Mullen.
Trim Celtic: James Mitchell, Fionn Nally, Sean FitzGerald, David Harmon, Karl Reilly, Shane O’Connor, Robert Sweeney, Rian Wogan, Gavin Mullen, Joan Lehmann, James Toher.
Subs: Ciaran Halpin (for Shane O’Connor), Evan Dixon (for James Mitchell), Jack Reilly (for Fionn Nally), Darryl Kelly (for Rian Wogan)
 

7th January 07 – Oriel Park, Dundalk
Trim Celtic 2 – 0 Swords Rovers
Halftime: 0 – 0
Trim Celtic scorers: Gavin Mullen, Robert Sweeney
Trim got the New Year off to a good start with a well deserved friendly victory over Swords Rovers from the North Dublin Schoolboys League. Conditions were good on the all-weather surface of Oriel Park in Dundalk. Overall, this was a very accomplished performance with Trim having most of the possession and any balls being put through on the Trim goal being well cleared by James Mitchell in goal. The defence of Nally, Harmon, Reilly and Spratt were solid throughout with David Harmon having a particularly fine game. In central midfield, Toher and Sweeney dominated the game while O’Connor and FitzGerald ran the wings. Up front, Mullen and Wogan created a number of chances but chances in the first half were mainly limited to long range efforts from outside the box. At half time, the sides went in level. The deadlock was broken in the second half by a wonderful strike by Gavin Mullen. Gavin met the ball outside the box and hit it on the volley from 25 yards out to top of the goal. Thereafter, Trim created a number of other chances but were not able to convert until the ten minutes from time when Robert Sweeney got on the end of a ball in the box to head the ball home. As usual, there were fine performances throughout the team from the goalkeeper to the forwards with Mitchell, Harmon and Mullen doing well.
Trim Celtic: James Mitchell, Fionn Nally, Sean Spratt, David Harmon, Karl Reilly, Shane O’Connor, James Toher, Sean FitzGerald, Rian Wogan, Gavin Mullen, Robert Sweeney
Subs: Eoghan Fox (for Shane O’Connor)
 

28th December 06 – Phoenix Park Dublin
Christmas Holiday Tournament Final
Trim Celtic 1 – 0 Swords Rovers
Trim Celtic scorer: Gavin Mullen
Unlike the first game against Swords, Trim were much more positive and created many good chances. In the first few minutes, Trim were harshly denied a goal when a Sean Spratt shot that went over the keeper’s head and into the goal was adjudged by the referee to have been a cross to a man in an offside position. But Trim continued to press forward and create chances and were unlucky to go in at half-time scoreless. In the 2nd half, Trim again had the lion’s share of the possession and it finally paid off a few minutes from time when the lethal combination of Toher and Mullen created the only goal of the game from a corner. Trim saw the match out to win the trophy and go home undefeated . The whole squad contributed and produced fine performances given the heavy conditions and the number of games with David Harmon, Robert Sweeney, Gavin Mullen and James Toher doing well overall.
Trim Celtic Squad: Evan Dixon, Fionn Nally, Sean FitzGerald, Karl Reilly, David Harmon, Shane O’Connor, Robert Sweeney, Joey Corrigan, Gavin Mullen, Rian Wogan, James Toher, Jack Reilly, Eoghan Fox, James Mitchell, Sean Spratt
 

28th December 06 – Phoenix Park Dublin
Christmas Holiday Tournament Semi-Final
Trim Celtic 5 – 2 Dunboyne AFC
Trim Celtic scorers: Rian Wogan 3, Jack Reilly, Sean Spratt
In the semi-final, Trim met Dunboyne AFC and got off to a great start with 2 goals in five minutes from Rian Wogan, one a fine chip over the keeper. However, Trim let Dunboyne back into the game by taking the foot off the pedal and conceding two soft goals to leave the score 2-2 at half time. Trim came out fighting in the 2nd half and put the game well beyond reach with fine goals from Jack Reilly, Sean Spratt and Rian Wogan to complete his hat-trick. Celtic progressed to the final where they would meet Swords Rovers once again after they disposed of Ratoath Harps in their semi-final.
Trim Celtic Squad: Evan Dixon, Fionn Nally, Sean FitzGerald, Karl Reilly, David Harmon, Shane O’Connor, Robert Sweeney, Joey Corrigan, Gavin Mullen, Rian Wogan, James Toher, Jack Reilly, Eoghan Fox, James Mitchell, Sean Spratt
 

28th December 06 – Phoenix Park Dublin
Christmas Holiday Tournament Group Game
Trim Celtic 2 – 1 Drogheda Boys
Trim Celtic scorers: Gavin Mullen, Joey Corrigan

Up next were Drogheda Boys who provided very stern opposition. Both sides created chances but the game was scoreless at half-time. In the 2nd half, Trim settled and took the game to Drogheda. Jack Reilly won a free kick on the edge of the box, the free was taken by James Toher and Gavin Mullen was there again to head home. Trim stretched their lead a few minutes later when Gavin Mullen turned provider when he crossed for Joey Corrigan to head home. Trim were much the stronger from there on in but lapsed in the final minutes to concede a goal. Trim advanced to the semis as group winners.
Trim Celtic Squad: Evan Dixon, Fionn Nally, Sean FitzGerald, Karl Reilly, David Harmon, Shane O’Connor, Robert Sweeney, Joey Corrigan, Gavin Mullen, Rian Wogan, James Toher, Jack Reilly, Eoghan Fox, James Mitchell, Sean Spratt
 

28th December 06 – Phoenix Park Dublin
Christmas Holiday Tournament Group Game
Trim Celtic 2 – 2 Swords Rovers
Trim Celtic won 2 – 0 on Pens
Trim Celtic scorers: Robert Sweeney, Gavin Mullen
Trim shook off the holiday excesses by taking part in and winning a 6-team tournament arranged in the Phoenix Park on Thursday 28th December. Trim were invited to take part in the competition along with 5 other teams from other leagues (Drogheda Boys and Celbridge Town from the DDSL; Swords Rovers, Ratoath Harps and Dunboyne AFC from the NDSL). Games were played over 40 minutes on a Group basis with the top teams in each group qualifying for the semi-finals. Trim were paired against Swords Rovers in the first game; the game was very competitive from the off with both teams trying to play attractive football. Trim took the lead with a Robert Sweeney goal scored from 15 yards out. Swords came back quickly to level the match but a fine corner from James Toher was headed home by Gavin Mullen to go 2-1 up. One minute from time, Trim conceded an easy goal and send the game to penalties. Robert Sweeney and James Toher made no mistake from the spot while James Mitchell saved well to give Trim the win.
Trim Celtic Squad: Evan Dixon, Fionn Nally, Sean FitzGerald, Karl Reilly, David Harmon, Shane O’Connor, Robert Sweeney, Joey Corrigan, Gavin Mullen, Rian Wogan, James Toher, Jack Reilly, Eoghan Fox, James Mitchell, Sean Spratt 

 

9th December 06 – Oriel Park, Dundalk, Co Louth
NECSL Under 13 League
Carrick Rovers 1 – 3 Trim Celtic
Halftime: 0 – 2
Trim Celtic scorers: Gavin Mullen, Rian Wogan, Jack Reilly
Trim picked up three valuable league points in a game against Carrick which was switched to Oriel Park, Dundalk due to the weather. The surface and weather were superb and Trim started off very well by passing the ball around at ease. Trim pressed well and came close on a couple of occasions. It took until the 12th minute for Trim to take the lead and it came from a fine move. From a throw in on the right, the ball was switched to the left, up the wing and crossed in by Robert Sweeney where it was put away well by Rian Wogan. Four minutes later, further Trim pressure resulted in a Trim corner. A great ball from James Toher to the back post was met by the head of Gavin Mullen. For the remainder of the half, Trim failed to make their possession count and were even lucky not to concede from a Carrick corner. In the second half Trim did concede a goal when the referee harshly adjudged the Trim keeper for holding onto the ball over 6 seconds and an indirect free was awarded which was converted well by Carrick. Trim came back well and with five minutes remaining, a great move down the left involving Toher, Corrigan and Sweeney resulted in a fine cross from Sweeney being met by Jack Reilly at the near post and being put away well for his first goal for Trim. It was another good performance all round with good outings from James Toher, Robert Sweeney and Sean Spratt at left back.
Trim Celtic: James Mitchell, Fionn Nally, Sean Spratt, Karl Reilly, Joan Lehmann, Sean FitzGerald, Robert Sweeney, Joey Corrigan, Gavin Mullen, Rian Wogan, James Toher
Subs: Shane O’Connor (for Sean FitzGerald), Killian O’Brien (for Fionn Nally), David Harmon (for Gavin Mullen), Jack Reilly (for Rian Wogan), Eoghan Fox (for Sean Spratt)
 

2nd December 06 – Tully Park, Trim
NECSL Under 13 League
Trim Celtic 7 – 0 Albion
Halftime: 3 – 0
Trim Celtic scorers: Robert Sweeney 3, Joan Lehmann, Joey Corrigan, Rian Wogan, James Toher
For the second week in a row, Trim put in an outstanding display by putting 7 goals past Albion. On a fine morning for football, Trim started on the attack from the first minute and were passing the ball around at ease. Early pressure paid off after 7 minutes when Robert Sweeney lobbed the keeper from beyond 20 yds. Six minutes later, James Toher scored a great goal direct from the corner with an inswinging delivery. One minute later, Trim were 3 up after a shot by James Toher was saved but Rian Wogan was on hand to see the ball home from 3 yards out. Trim saw out the rest of the half quite easily and the back line of FitzGerald, Reilly, Lehmann and Nally was rarely troubled. After the break, Trim made a number of substitutions but continued to dominate the game. After 55 minutes, a great ball floated out wide on the left from Rian Wogan was met by Joey Corrigan who took the ball in and floated in a sublime chip over the keeper for Trim’s fourth. Trim didn’t stop there, the fifth came from Joan Lehmann who took on two men and finished off into the left-hand corner. Robert Sweeney then rounded off a great display with two more goals for his hat-trick. This was a great performance all round with great performances from starters and substitutes. Best on the day were Joey Corrigan, James Toher and Robert Sweeney.
Trim Celtic: James Mitchell, Fionn Nally, Sean FitzGerald, Karl Reilly, Joan Lehmann, Shane O’Connor, Robert Sweeney, Joey Corrigan, Rian Wogan, Gavin Mullen, James Toher
Subs: Jack Reilly (for Karl Reilly), Killian O’Brien (for Shane O’Connor), David Harmon (for James Toher), Sean Spratt (for Sean FitzGerald), Evan Dixon (for James Mitchell), Eoghan Fox 

 

25th November 06 – Tully Park, Trim
SFAI Cup
Trim Celtic 5 – 0 Drumlin Youths
Trim Celtic scorers: Gavin Mullen 2, Joey Corrigan, Robert Sweeney, Rian Wogan
Trim put in another fine SFAI Cup performance on Saturday morning in Tully Park. The pitch was in great condition considering the rainfall last week and Trim used it to full advantage with some neat passing and fine attacking football. A determined high tempo start showed that Trim meant business and they took the lead after 6 minutes when Robert Sweeney finished well from the edge of the box. Gavin Mullen was in fine form for Trim and was very unlucky when his shot cracked off the upright and Rian Wogan was unable to convert the re-bound. After 18 minutes Mullen got the goal his play deserved after he expertly headed home Joey Corrigan’s fine cross which came at the end of a great Trim move on the left wing. Trim went in 2-0 at half-time and showed no sign of dropping the tempo in the second half as they allowed Drumlin very little time or space. The third goal arrived eight minutes into the half when Rian Wogan was on hand to finish from close range. The vistors looked all out of ideas as they failed to get beyond a very stubborn Trim back line of Nally, Reilly, Lehmann and FitzGerald and with Corrigan and O’Connor providing excellent crosses from the wings it was inevitable that Trim would add to their tally. This time it was the impressive midfield duo of Sweeney and Toher that disposessed Drumlin to send subsitute Jack Reilly through on goal and he unselfishly squared for Mullen to grab his 2nd of the game. Trim capped of the day with a fifth goal after Mullens’ right wing cross was converted by the excellent Corrigan. Once again it was a fine team performance with Mullen, Corrigan and Wogan particularly impressive.
Trim Celtic: Evan Dixon, Fionn Nally, Sean FitzGerald, Joan Lehmann, Karl Reilly, Shane O’Connor, Robert Sweeney, Joey Corrigan, Rian Wogan, Gavin Mullen, James Toher
Subs: Jack Reilly (for Rian Wogan), David Harmon (for Fionn Nally), Sean Spratt (for Sean FitzGerald), James Mitchell (for Evan Dixon)
 

19th November 06 – Kingscourt, Co Cavan
NECSL Under 13 League
Kingscourt 3 – 1 Trim Celtic
Halftime: 1 – 0
Trim Celtic scorer: Robert Sweeney
Trim were made to pay for a few mistakes in a hard fought game in Kingscourt. On a wet and heavy pitch, it was always going to be difficult against a tough Kingscourt team. Trim, while having most of the play and most of the attacks throughout, never really converted possession into goals and found it difficult to carry out their usual passing game. On thirteen, Trim found themselves a goal down when a long ball out of the Kingscourt defence was latched onto by their striker who put the ball over the Trim keeper. Trim had chances to equalise before half-time, including a long range shot from Joan Lehmann and a header on goal by Robert Sweeney from a James Toher corner. In the second half, Trim again set the pace but found themselves two down when a soft free-kick was conceded hear the half way line. However, Kingscourt stepped up to fire a well-taken goal into the top corner of the goal. All seemed lost when a third was conceded through lax defending. However, Trim got themselves back into the game when Robert Sweeney broke through on goal and shrugged off a number of Kingscourt players to bury the ball into the net with fifteens to go. Robert almost made it two with ten minutes to go but his shot just went over the bar. It was a tough game overall and many players got through a lot of work on the day. Best for Trim Celtic were, Sean FitzGerald and James Toher.
Trim Celtic: Evan Dixon, David Harmon, Sean FitzGerald, Karl Reilly, Joan Lehmann, Shane O’Connor, Robert Sweeney, Rian Wogan, Jack Reilly, Gavin Mullen, James Toher.
Subs: James Mitchell (for Evan Dixon)
 

11th November 06 – Navan, Co. Meath
SFAI Under 13 Cup
Parkvilla 0 – 1 Trim Celtic
Halftime: 0 – 1
Trim Celtic scorer: Gavin Mullen
On a day when a strong breeze made conditions very tough to play attractive football, Trim Celtic held out for a well deserved win over local rivals Parkvilla in this second round SFAI Cup game. In an attacking formation, Trim played with the breeze in the first half and immediately set about attacking Parkvilla. The game was only 3 minutes old when Gavin Mullen found himself in the box and with some very fine footwork, rifled the ball into the net. Trim continued to attack and nearly went two ahead a few minutes later when a cleared ball from the Parkvilla keeper was blocked by Gavin and it went agonisingly wide. Shortly thereafter, Joan Lehmann struck a shot destined for the top corner from well outside the box only to see it hit the bar. Trim continued to attack but could not add to the lead and went in 1-0 up at the break. In the second half, instead of finding it difficult, Trim played more attractive football against the wind. Parkvilla resorted to long balls from the kick-out but the back line of Spratt, Karl Reilly, Sweeney and Nally played very well to hold Parkvilla at bay. There was one scare to Trim’s goal when a free-kick outside the box resulted in the bar being hit. But generally, Trim held out well and had the better of the chances. Shane O’Connor came on in the second half and played well to set up some neat moves; David Harmon came in up front and did well in an unorthodox position for him. Overall, another solid display in difficult conditions with good performances from Shane O’Connor, Gavin Mullen, Karl Reilly and Fionn Nally.
Trim Celtic: James Mitchell, Fionn Nally, Sean Spratt, Robert Sweeney, Karl Reilly, Jack Reilly, Joan Lehmann, Joey Corrigan, Rian Wogan, Gavin Mullen, James Toher.
Subs: Shane O’Connor (for Jack Reilly), David Harmon (for Rian Wogan), Killian O’Brien, Gareth White, Ciaran Halpin, Eoghan Fox, Evan Dixon  

 

28th October 06 – Tully Park, Trim
NECSL Under 13 League
Trim Celtic 4 – 2 East Meath United
Halftime: 4 – 1
Trim Celtic scorers: Joan Lehmann 2, Joey Corrigan, Rian Wogan
After two minutes Trim were caught napping when a goal kick was returned into the box and put away by East Meath’s striker. This fired Trim into action and they scored four goals in the space of twenty minutes to put the game beyond East Meath’s reach. On the forth minute, Joan Lehmann turned in the box and shot past the keeper. Joan Lehmann was the architect of the second goal when he crossed a superb ball for Joey Corrigan to finish well. Ten minutes later, Joan Lehmann had his second after some good work from Rian Wogan and Robert Sweeney. On the twenty forth minute, Rian Wogan rose in the box to a well delivered corner from Sean FitzGerald to score Trim’s fourth and put the game beyond East Meath. At half time, Trim made a number of substitutions and again had a number of chances to increase their lead but it was not to be. In the final minute, a free kick conceded out on the right resulted in a consolation goal for East Meath. Again, there were many fine performances on the field, particularly Karl Reilly in defence, Joey Corrigan on the left, Robert Sweeney in the centre and Joan Lehmann who generally dictated the game.
Trim Celtic: Evan Dixon, Fionn Nally, Sean Spratt, David Harmon, Karl Reilly, Shane O’Connor, Robert Sweeney, Joey Corrigan, Rian Wogan, Sean FitzGerald, Joan Lehmann
Subs: James Toher (for Fionn Nally), Killian O’Brien (for Shane O’Connor), Ciaran Halpin (for Sean Spratt), Jack Reilly (for Sean FitzGerald), James Mitchell (for Evan Dixon), Gareth White, Eoghan Fox

21st October 06 – Tully Park, Trim
SFAI Under 13 Cup
Trim Celtic 4 – 0 Grange Woodbine
Halftime: 1 – 0
Trim Celtic scorers: Joey Corrigan 2, Shane O’Connor, James Toher
Trim got their SFAI Cup campaign off to a great start with a fine win over Grange Woodbine who play their football in the North Dublin Schoolboys League. Trim took the lead early on after six minutes after some fine build up play; the ball was played out left by Robert Sweeney to Joey Corrigan who played a one-two with Sean FitzGerald on the edge of the box, Joey crossed to the far post where Shane O’Connor finished off with a header back across goal. Trim settled and took the play to Grange Woodbine but were unable to convert given the amount of possession that they had. In the second half, Trim again set about their task with great enthusiasm and had the majority of the possession again. After 11 minutes, James Toher unleashed a shot from 25 yards out with his right foot, the shot crashed down off the bar with the refereeing ruling that it had crossed the line on its way down. Trim were in full flow now and continued to attack the Grange goal. In the last five minutes, Joey Corrigan got the two goals his play deserved. It was very difficult to fault any player today given the all-round quality of Trim’s play. There were good displays from the back to the forwards and especially from the substitutes. Evan Dixon had one save to make and did this well. James Toher was in commanding form in midfield with Joey Corrigan contributing very well out on the left. Special mention also to Sean FitzGerald who played in three different positions and Gareth White who performed very well after coming on.
Trim Celtic: Evan Dixon, Fionn Nally, Gavin Mullen, Joan Lehmann, Karl Reilly, Shane O’Connor, Robert Sweeney, Joey Corrigan, Rian Wogan, Sean FitzGerald, James Toher
Subs: Eoghan Fox (for Gavin Mullen), David Harmon (for Fionn Nally), Gareth White (for Rian Wogan), Sean Spratt (for Karl Reilly), Jack Reilly (for Shane O’Connor), James Mitchell

14th October 06 – Navan, Co Meath
NECSL Under 13 League
Parkvilla 0 – 4 Trim Celtic
Trim Celtic scorers: Robert Sweeney 2, Rian Wogan, Joan Lehmann
This was a very solid display from a Trim side who were playing against a weakened Parkvilla team. Conditions were ideal in Navan, the weather being perfect and the pitch in good condition. Trim set about their task from the first whistle and took the game to Parkvilla. It wasn’t long before Rian Wogan found himself one-on-one with the keeper and even though the keeper got a hand to it, Rian put the ball away nicely from his left foot. Three minutes later, on six minutes, Trim were two up when Robert Sweeney fired on the volley from outside the box. At this stage Trim were in unstoppable form and on 13 minutes, Robert Sweeney put Trim 3-0 after converting from close range. After 22 minutes, the best move of the match resulted in Trim’s fourth, the ball being spread across from the left into Shane O’Connor who split the defence with a ball to Joan Lehmann who converted into the left hand corner. Trim continued to press and were unlucky not to score a fifth in the first half when Robert Sweeney struck the bar and was unfortunate not to be awarded the goal as the ball appeared to cross the line and come out again. In the second half, Trim made five substitutions and all five did very well with some fine play but Trim were not able to add to their first half tally. Again, there were many fine performances all over the field, particularly Robert Sweeney, Karl Reilly and James Toher.
Trim Celtic: Evan Dixon, Fionn Nally. Gavin Mullen, Joan Lehmann, Karl Reilly, Shane O’Connor, Robert Sweeney, Joey Corrigan, Rian Wogan, Sean FitzGerald, James Toher,
Subs: Killian O’Brien (for Joan Lehmann), Eoghan Fox (for James Toher), Gareth White (for Joey Corrigan), Ciaran Halpin (for Gavin Mullen), James Mitchell (for Evan Dixon), David Harmon

30th September 06 – Athboy
NECSL Under 13
Athboy 1 – 3 Trim Celtic
Halftime: 1 – 2
Trim Celtic scorers: Gavin Mullen 2, Joey Corrigan
Trim produced a fine performance to beat Athboy away in what proved to be very difficult conditions. Heavy rain throughout the game made it difficult for Trim to play their game but they started very well. On six minutes, James Toher floated in a great corner where Gavin Mullen rose to head home. Seven minutes later, Trim were two up when some fine closing down by Rian Wogan and Gavin Mullen resulted in a mix up in the defence and Mullen pounced to put Trim 2-0 up. It seemed as though Trim would go on to dominate, however, a dubious free kick awarded against Trim on their box resulted in Athboy getting a goal back. Thereafter, the contest became more even but Trim continued to press. Trim had a number of chances to extend the lead including opportunities by Joan Lehman and Rian Wogan. Athboy had a couple of chances to tie the game; one was superbly saved by Evan Dixon, while the other hit the bar. But Trim went in search of the third and were rewarded when James Toher went into midfield, won the ball and set up Joey Corrigan who followed through well. All round, it was a fine performance from Trim, there were many outstanding performances including Karl Reilly, Robert Sweeney and Gavin Mullen.
Trim Celtic: Evan Dixon, Fionn Nally, James Toher, David Harmon, Karl Reilly, Sean McGee, Joan Lehmann, Joey Corrigan, Rian Wogan, Robert Sweeney, Gavin Mullen
Subs: Shane O’Connor (for Sean McGee), Eoghan Fox (for Rian Wogan), Sean FitzGerald (for David Harmon), Gareth White (for Joey Corrigan), James Mitchell (for Evan Dixon)
 

23rd September 2006 – Kentstown
NECSL Under 13 League
Kentstown 3 – 2 Trim Celtic
Halftime: 2 – 1
Trim Celtic scorers: Sean McGee, Rian Wogan
Trim Celtic were a little unlucky to go down to a strong Kentstown team after conceding two early goals. Trim started off quite well but found themselves a goal down after only 8 minutes when the Kentstown winger skipped around two Trim players and laid the ball back to the Kentstown striker. Two minutes later Celtic conceded an easy free kick outside the box and were made to pay from the kick. However, Trim then got into their stride and started to dominate the game. On 12 minutes, Rian Wogan struck from the 18 yard area and saw his shot skip under the keeper to put the score 2-1. Trim pressed and had a couple more chances with one skipping agonisingly wide from a Kentstown back pass. In the second half, Trim again had the better of the play and continued to take the game to Kentstown. Their fine play was rewarded on 38 minutes when Sean McGee sidestepped two defenders and placed a fine shot over the keeper. At that point, it looked as though Trim would go on to win, however, another free kick conceded outside the box proved to be their downfall. Evan Dixon made a fine save from the free kick but a Kentstown striker was on hand to put the ball away. Despite numerous attampts, Trim were unable to claw the lead back. There were many fine performances today with Fionn Nally, James Toher and Joey Corrigan doing well. Karl Reilly had a very good debut for the club.
Trim Celtic: Evan Dixon, Fionn Nally, James Toher, David Harmon, Karl Reilly, Sean McGee, Joan Lehmann, Joey Corrigan, Rian Wogan, Robert Sweeney, Gavin Mullen
Subs: Eoghan Fox (for Rian Wogan), Sean FitzGerald (for Sean McGee), Shane O’Connor, Gareth White, James Mitchell, Sean Spratt 

6th September 2006 – MDL Grounds, Navan
NECSL U13 League
Trim Celtic 3 – 1 Bailieboro
Trim Celtic scorers: Rian Wogan, Gavin Mullen, Joan Lehmann (pen).
Trim got their league campaign off to a win against a tough and determined Bailieboro team at the MDL grounds. On a fine night, Trim lost the toss and found themselves playing against the breeze and the sun in the first half. The game was no more than four minutes old when Gavin Mullen showed great strength to hold off his defender and put the ball away to put Trim 1-0 up. However, Baileboro, with the wind behind them, started to come into the game and on fifteen minutes, a high ball over the Trim defence and the Baileboro striker was able to lob the Trim keeper to put the sides level. Bailieboro grew in confidence and had good spells thereafter, even hitting the bar with a speculative shot. In the second half, Trim Celtic were more composed and were able to control the game to a large degree. It wasn’t long before Trim took the lead when Sean McGee floated in a great cross for Rian Wogan to head home his first goal for the club. Rian Wogan was involved in the next goal when he found himself clear on goal only to be bundled over in the box. Joan Lehmann stepped up to put the penalty away. Thereafter, Trim dominated and they were unlucky not to increase the lead. Gavin Mullen might have had a hat-trick but for the woodwork and a fine save from the Bailieboro keeper. All in all, a good performance with Gavin Mullen, Rian Wogan and Joey Corrigan doing well.
Trim Celtic: Evan Dixon, Fionn Nally, James Toher, David Harmon, Sean FitzGerald, Sean McGee, Joan Lehmann, Joey Corrigan, Rian Wogan, Robert Sweeney, Gavin Mullen.
Subs: Shane O’Connor (for Sean McGee), Eoghan Fox (for Rian Wogan), Gareth White (for James Toher), Killian O’Brien (for Fionn Nally), Marcus Thompson, Ciaran Halpin, James Mitchell, Sean Spratt.

31st August 2006 – Tully Park, Trim
Pre-Season Friendly
Trim Celtic 3 – 3 Glenmuir Utd
Trim Celtic scorers: Joan Lehmann, Robert Sweeney, Gavin Mullen.
Trim Celtic hosted Glenmuir Utd, a return fixture of a previous friendly played in Dundalk when Trim were defeated on that occasion. This game proved to be a very tough, physical encounter where the spoils were shared. Trim started the game very well and played the ball around with skill and speed. It was no surprise when Trim took the lead on 12 minutes after Joan Lehmann rifled a shot home from 18 yards. Trim started to sit back and let Glenmuir back into the game. Glenmuir started to play their direct game with long balls into the centre and after 20 minutes, Glenmuir were level with a well taken goal. Glenmuir took the lead before half time, leaving the score at half time 2-1 to the visitors. In the second half, the game became very physical with some bruising tackles going in. Trim continued to look for the equaliser, but it was Glenmuir who stretched their lead to 3-1 with a finely taken goal. From the kick-off, Trim mounted an attack into the Glenmuir 18-yard area and brought the score back to 3-2 when Robert Sweeney turned in the box to score his first goal for Trim. Trim pushed on in search of the equaliser and five minutes from the end it came from a fine free kick into the box delivered by James Toher. Gavin Mullen, in a striking role, was on hand to head the ball home and level the match. This was a scrappy and physical match at times but Trim showed a lot of character to come back to draw this match. Best for Trim were Gavin Mullen, James Toher and Joan Lehmann.
Trim Celtic: Evan Dixon, Fionn Nally, James Toher, David Harmon, Sean FitzGerald, Sean McGee, Joan Lehmann, Joey Corrigan, Rian Wogan, Robert Sweeney, Gavin Mullen.
Subs: Shane O’Connor, (for David Harmon), Eoghan Fox (for Gavin Mullen), Marcus Thompson (for Fionn Nally), Sam Millen (for Rian Wogan), Killian O’Brien (for Sean McGee).

28th August 2006 – Dundalk, Co Louth
Pre-Season Friendly
Glenmuir Utd 4 – 2 Trim Celtic
Trim Celtic scorers: Joan Lehmann, Sean Spratt.
Another tough game for Trim saw them go down to the Dundalk Schoolboy League champions, Glenmuir, by a score of 4-2. However, this was a much-improved performance especially since only one Trim player played in the same position as last season. Trim took the game to Glenmuir from the start and played some very neat, attractive football. They were unlucky not to take the lead when the ball crashed against the bar from an early corner. Glenmuir, however, took the lead on 4 minutes from their first break when a ball across goal was neatly put away. On 11 minutes, Celtic were level when Joan Lehmann found himself in the box and calmly slotted into the corner with his left foot. Trim continued to dominate and had much success with James Toher and Fionn Nally filling the full-back positions. However, with their second break of the game, the Glenmuir striker, with space, lobbed the Celtic keeper to put the score 2-1 at half time. In the second half, Trim again had the better of the play from the whistle and brought on a number of substitutions. However, some very neat finishing from Glenmuir saw them go 4-1 up. In the final few minutes, Sam Millen shot across goal, the keeper spilled the ball and Sean Spratt was on hand to put the ball away. This was a much-improved performance over recent outings and Trim can feel confident moving forward. Best for Trim on the day were James Toher, Fionn Nally, Joey Corrigan and Joan Lehmann.
Trim Celtic: Evan Dixon, Fionn Nally, James Toher, David Harmon, Sean FitzGerald, Shane O’Connor, Joan Lehmann, Joey Corrigan, Rian Wogan, Robert Sweeney, Gavin Mullen.
Subs: Sean McGee (for Joey Corrigan), Eoghan Fox (for Sean FitzGerald), Marcus Thompson (for Fionn Nally), Ciaran Halpin (for Gavin Mullen), Sean Spratt (for Rian Wogan), Sam Millen (for Robert Sweeney), Gareth White (for Evan Dixon).

26th August 2006 – Mullingar, Co Westmeath
Pre-Season Friendly
Mullingar Athletic 5 – 0 Trim Celtic
Experimentation was the order of the day as Trim Celtic fielded a team with a number of new faces and other established players playing out of position. However, this could not mask the disappointment at losing so heavily in a match in which both teams had a fair share of the possession. Lack of match practice was probably to blame in a number of instances and led to a number of simple goals being conceded. Generally, the passing was quite poor. It did not help the cause when Trim conceded within 30 seconds of the game starting. Against what proved to be a fairly strong breeze, Trim conceded two more goals in the first half to go in three down. Trim started much better in the second half but could not convert their chances. There were, however, a number of very positive things to be taken from the game with strong performances from a number of key players. Shane O’Connor did well on the right hand side after coming on; Sean FitzGerald showed good composure after moving to centre back while Joey Corrigan and James Toher were strong and lively in midfield.
Trim Celtic: Gareth White, Fionn Nally, Gavin Mullen, David Harmon, Robert Sweeney, Sean McGee, Joan Lehmann, Joey Corrigan, Rian Wogan, Sean FitzGerald, James ToherSubs: Shane O’Connor (for Sean McGee), Eoghan Fox (for David Harmon), Marcus Thompson (for Fionn Nally), Sean Spratt (for Rian Wogan), James Mitchell (for Gareth White), Ciaran Halpin.
 

5th August 2006 – MDL Grounds, Navan
Pre-Season Friendly
Trim Celtic 0 – 5 Drogheda Boys
This was Trim’s first outing of the season and was played on the back of one training session. The oppostion couldn’t have come any tougher than Drogheda Boys who finished last season in 4th place in the DDSL. Trim were down a couple of key players but put in a spirited first half performance to keep the score 0-0 at half time. Drogheda had most of the play in the first half and they tested the Trim defence which had a new look about it. After a tough first half, it was always going to be hard in the second half and the lack of match fitness showed in the second half. Three minutes after the break, Drogheda broke down the right and put in a good cross to two unmarked attackers. One minute later, Drogheda broke thorugh to score a second and put the game beyond Trim. Trim made a number of positional changes in the second half and it was no surprise that Drogheda added to their lead. There were a number of debuts for Trim including Rian Wogan and Robert Sweeney, both of whom did very well. Best for Trim Celtic were Robert Sweeney, Gavin Mullen and James Toher.
Trim Celtic: Evan Dixon, Shane O’Connor, Gavin Mullen, Daniel O’Byrne, Robert Sweeney, Sean McGee, Fionn Nally, Joey Corrigan, Rian Wogan, Sean FitzGerald, James Toher.
Subs: Eoghan Fox for Sean FitzGerald, Dale Larkin for Evan Dixon.