Tony O’Sullivan’s Senior team kicked off their pre-season programme with a 5 – 3 defeat by Leinster Senior League side Dunboyne AFC. Celtic took the lead through Craig O’Hanlon; O’Hanlon scored a second goal while Anthony Craig also netted. The game was an even contest throughout & was level with 20 minutes to go but Dunboyne pulled away with two late goals to win the game. The game marked the Senior debuts of the impresssive Niall Murray in goal, Aaron Newman, Cormac O’Malley & the return to the Celtic Senior team of Patrick Peppard. Richard Fitzsimons, Newman, Murray & Mick Corrigan impressed on the day.
Next weekend the Seniors have two games lined up in the Parkvilla sponsored Tailteann Cup. On Saturday afternoon at 4pm they take on Ratoath Harps & on Monday afternoon at 2pm they are scheduled to play Parkvilla. Their final group game against Ardee Celtic is fixed for Wednesday of next week at 7.30pm when they will hopefully be in contention for a top two place & a ticket to the decider. By then new manager Tony O’Sullivan will know the extent of the task ahead of him as he prepares for the start of the new MDL season in three weeks’ time. All of the abobve games will be played at Claremont Stadium.