Despite having some key players unavailable through injury this was a solid performance by Trim Celtic who played all the football and fully deserved the win. Trim started brightly and passed the ball around well. After 20 mins Paul Campbell’s free kick from just outside the area came back to him off the Ardee wall and he caught the ball beautifully on the volley to put Trim one up. The second half started again with Trim dominant and a great move involving Richie Fitzsimmons, Diarmuid Higgins and Derek Donohoe allowed David Conway to finish well from 6 yards out. Mick Corrigan then added the 3rd when his diving header from Aaron Newman’s corner flew into the back of the net. Derek Donohoe wrapped up the scoring when he was played through by Newman and he chipped the ball over the advancing keeper for another excellent finish.

Team: Barry O’Callaghan, Richie Fitzsimons, Dominic Martin, Cyril Halton, Ross Campbell, Michael Corrigan, Paul Campbell, Aaron Newman, Diarmuid Higgins, Derek Donohoe, David Conway

Subs:    Paul Munnelly for Ross Campbell, Johnny Corrigan for Paul Campbell, Jamie Lee for Derek Donohoe