This weekend is a busy weekend for Trim Celtic Schoolboys as a large number of teams are involved in the 2nd round of their respective SFAI Cup tournaments. Every year, teams from all over the country are involved in their regional sections aiming to make it to the prestigious last 32 in the National Cups.
On Saturday, the U16s, U15s and U11As all recorded resounding victories against their respective opposition.
The U16s took on Kilbarrack United from the North Dublin Schoolboys League (NDSL) at 11:30 in Tully Park and came out winners with an emphatic 15-2 victory. In a game totally dominated by Celtic, Darragh Scannell scored 4 times; Damien McGee got a hat-trick; Vivian Dwyer, Jordan Martin and Dean Kelly scored 2 each; while Darren Melia and Cian McGrenra each scored one. The next round sees Trim play away to either Kentstown Rovers or Albion Rovers/Balbriggan.
The U15s took to the field after the U16s and had an equally impressive win against Darndale FC from the NDSL. Trim hit double figures without conceding and again the goals were shared around with Donal Callan hitting four, Mark Little got 2 and there were single goals for Rian Wogan, Sam Millen and Jamie McCabe. The U15s now face the winners of Kentstown Rovers or Swords Rovers in the next round for a place in the last 32 in Ireland.
The U11As travelled to Kells to take on Kells/Blackwater. Again, this was a solid performance with Trim winning 6-0. In a great performance, Eoin Sweeney hit a hat-trick and there were individual goals from Jack Dowling, Cillian Shortt and Eoghan Daly. The U11s now face either Huntstown Villa or Bellurgan United for a place in the next round.
On Sunday, there are three more SFAI Cup ties scheduled; the U14As, U13As and U12As. Unfortunately, the U13 tie against Woodlawn FC has been called off for the third time, while the U14s and U12s are away to Hartstown United and Balbriggan A respectively. Our best wishes go out to the teams!