Another day of mixed fortunes for the Club as the Schoolboy season gets right down to the business end in the NECSL. Out of six game played Celtic ended up with three wins, a draw & two defeats but the Club has two more league titles to celebrate in addition to the U13A title won two weeks ago.
The U14’s defeated visitors Kentstown at Tully Park by a score of 3-2 in the NECSL Premier Shield semi final. Celtic took a first half lead through Mark Little but the visitors struck back with two goals early in the second half & it took a Robert Sweeney converted penalty (pictured) to bring the game to extra time. Sweeney went on to score the only goal in extra time to enable Celtic to advance to the final. The score after normal time counted as a league result with each club taking a point. Kentstown can now win the league with one more win in their remaining games. Little consolation to Celtic however who have twice beaten Kentstown this season but congratulations nonetheless to Kentstown. Click here for more pictures.
The U16’s travelled to Kentstown & won 2-0 in their Premier Shield semi final. Dean Kelly & Michael Reilly hit the all important goals.
Ron Metcalfe’s U13A’s suffered a surprise defeat in the semi final of the Challenge Cup away to Athboy Celtic. The winning goal was scored from a corner three minutes from the end.
John Sweeney’s U12’s also suffered defeat at the hands of Athboy Celtic in the Challenge Cup losing out 2-3 on penalties after a 2-2 draw after extra time. Celtic squandered numerous chances from start to finish in a game that they dominated & paid the ultimate price for wastefulness. Ferghal O’Hare & Conor Burke were on target. Consolation came with the news that Navan Town, rivals for the league title had been beaten by Bailieboro thus crowning Celtic champions. Congratulations to all of the players & management.
The U13B’s were also crowned champions this afternoon when they held visitors MV Bhoys to a scoreless draw at Tully Park to share the spoils. The point was enough for Celtic win the league to complete the Club’s dominance at U13 level – Celtic won both divisions this season. Congratulations to Brian Flood & Bobby Connell & all of the boys on their achievement. Click here for pictures.
The U11A’s advanced to the final of their Challange Cup when they beat Carrick Rovers 4-2 in Carickmacross this morning. James Cullen (2), Kyle Dixon & Ciaran Harte were the scorers for Celtic.