After the disappointment of two blank weekends the Club’s Schoolboys were back in action today at home & away in the last action before Christmas.
At Tully Park the 11As took on visitors Glebe North from the NDSL for a place in the last 16 of the SFAI Menton/Seery Cup but it was the visitors who went through after a hard fought 1-0 victory over their Trim hosts. Celtic will rue the numerous chances missed from start to finish of this exciting game & managers Gerry Harte & Peter Madden will know that a better opportunity to progress in the final stages of a national cup may not come around again. Trim created far more scoring opportunities that the opposition thanks to a great all round effort which was not rewarded with the victory it deserved. Pictures shows some defensive action by the Trim Celtic back line (blue jerseys). For more pictures click here.
The 11Bs also played at Tully Park this morning & enjoyed an impressive league Div 2 win over visitors Torro Utd. Luke Osborne & Ryan Tuoghy were on target to send Kieron Fletrcher’s team into their Christmas break well satisfied with their day’s work. Keeper Eamon McGloughlin gave another impressive display especially late in the game when the visitors pressed hard for an equaliser.
Ron Metcalfe travelled to Kingscourt with the 13As & came home with all three Div 1 league points after a tough encounter with the local Harps. Jack Reilly, Aaron Winters & Colin Stowe (penalty) were the scorers in a 3-1 win but the occasion was marred by an injury to Jack Reilly which necessitated him being brough to hospital by ambulance after a dreadful foul by an opposition player which to the amazement of the Trim contingent did not result in a red card.
Only three Schoolboy games were played today. Fixtures resumke early in the New Year.