Celtic teams enjoyed mixed results today in local competition with three defeats and two victories out of five games played.

The Reserves travelled to Ardee to play Square United and won 2-1 thanks to a last minute penalty conversion by Noel Payne. Team captain Mark Scanlon (pictured) scored the first goal. The result is the fifth straight win for Luke Dempsey’s team.

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The U13s were the only schoolboy team to win today.They avenged a defeat earlier this season by beating Kingscourt 4-1 at Tully Park. On target were Joan Lehmann, Rian Wogan, Gavin Mullen & Sean Spratt. It now looks likely that the destination of the NECSL Div 1 League title will be decided by the big game next weekend against Kentstown at Tully Park.

The U15s lost 2-4 away to Albion Rovers – a result which effectively puts them out of contention for the NECSL Div 1 League title. The U12s lost 2-5 at home against visitors Bailieboro in their NECSL Div 1 League match. Scorers not known. The U14s travelled to play Parkvilla in the Cup but lost out to the Div 1 side by the odd goal in three. Darragh Scannell was on target with a 20 yard free kick. John Marron’s boys will now have to settle down to winning the NECSL Div 2 League title over the next few weeks.

All eyes now turn to the Senior team away to Ardee tomorrow. They will be anxious to capitalise on the slip up by Rock Celtic on Friday night when they drew 2-2 at home to Slane Wanderers. Manager Alan Kirwan has a full squad to pick from.