Trim Celtic made the long journey to Clones Town and came home with the points after a very impressive performance. With conditions not ideal it took a big team effort to grind out this result. Things started well for Trim when Derek Donohoe latched onto a through ball from Paul Campbell and scored after 15mins. David Conway was then put through by Campbell and he rounded the keeper to fire in Trim’s second. Trims defence of Fitzsimons, Halton, Gilsenan and Jones battled for everything. Just before half time Donohoe showed great determination to keep a ball in play and his excellent cross found the head of Conway to put Trim 3-0 up at half time. Clones pulled a goal back before Donohoe pounced on a ball just in side the box to riffle home his 2nd and Trims 4th. With Harte, McCormack, Campbell and Corrigan all battling well for Trim the win was fully deserved. Clones did managed to pull another goal back just before the finish.
Team: Barry O’Callaghan, Richie Fitzsimons, Mark Gilsenan, Cyril Halton, , Keith Jones, Michael Corrigan, Paul Campbell, Colm Harte, Derek Donohoe, David Conway Mark McCormack
Subs: Diarmuid Higgins for Mark McCormack, Keith Peppard for Colm Harte, Dominic Martin, Johnny Corrigan