The Club’s Schoolboy teams enjoyed a successful day out today & several of them took vital steps towards ‘silverware’ in their respective NECSL leagues.
Gerry Harte’s U11A’s lead Division 1 & they maintained their table topping position by comprehensively beating visitors Parkvilla 8-0. On target were James Cullen (3), Pierre Fox (pictured), Mark Kane, Cian Nevin, Fionnan Madden & Peter Gavin. The contest for the title is now down to two teams – Celtic & MV Bhoys. Trim have a three point lead with five games to play.
The U13A’s also defeated Parkvilla at Tully Park thanks to strikes by Jack Johnston & Patrick Lennon, a result that also keeps them at the top of Division 1. Again the contest for the title is a ‘two horse race’ with Ron Metcalfe’s lads holding a four point lead over Athboy with two games remaining. Athboy however have a game in hand.
The U14’s also won today in Division 1 to keep their hopes alive of retaining their League title. Robert Sweeney & leading scorer Donal Callan both scored to see off the challange of Carrick Rovers 2-0 at Tully Park.
The U11B’s received a walkover from Skryne/Tara who were unable to field in their Division 2 match scheduled for Tully Park.
Sad to report the U15 Division 1 game against visitors Walshestown from Co. Louth was abandoned with Celtic enjoying a 3-2 the lead at the time. Investigations are underway by the Club into the matter, particularly with a view to establishing why the referee took the decision to blow up early.