On a reasonably busy weekend for Schoolboy football, 5 of the 9 Trim Celtic Schoolboy teams took to the field and there was a mixed set of results.
The performance of the day belonged to the U16s who travelled to the MDL to take on Kentstown Rovers for a place in the All-Ireland stages of the SFAI Cup. Trim Celtic emerged victorious by a scoreline of 8-1 after an emphatic performance. Trim are now into the open draw and have a place in the last 32 in Ireland.
The U14Bs, last year’s champions, took on Virginia Bhoys who finished runners up last year to Trim in an enthralling league tie. Unfortunately, Trim finished losing the game 1-2 but had all the play in the second half trying to claw back the deficit. Trim’s goalscorer on the day was Jackson Rose.
The U13As travelled to Enfield Celtic looking for a win to bring them back into league contention. On a poor pitch, Trim took the game to Enfield and produced wave after wave of attacking football. But for the fine display of goalkeeping from the Enfield keeper, Trim would have won the tie comfortably, however, the scoreline ended 1-0 to Trim after a fine setup from Fergal O’Hare and great finish from Stephen Moroney. Trim were unlucky to have two more goals adjudged to have been offside.
Trim Celtic U13Bs took on Borora Blues in Tully Park and provided a fine display of football to win the league tie 7-0. Bartoz Stawarz added five more goals to his impressive tally for the season while Stephan Clarke and Dylan Dunne each added one. This was a fine overall display from an improving team.
The U12Bs travelled to Trim Town/Kilmessan and ended on the losing side by a scoreline of 2 goals to nil. This was despite a fine display from the team and being the better side overall. In addition, a number of goalscoring chances were spurned but there were fine performances all over the pitch, especially man-of-the-match, Adam Collins.
The result of the U11Bs against Enfield Celtic is outstanding at this time.