Trim Celtic let the chance to go top of the table slip in Tully Park. In an excellent game both sides served up some wonderful football but the result was heartbreaking for Trim. Having received the terrible news that Aaron Newman had suffered a broken leg on Friday night Trim received another setback when team captain Keith Jones was forced to pull with injury. The game started at a frantic pace and it was Trim who looked the more likely to get the first goal. Indeed if it was not for some heroic saves from the Duleek keeper Trim could easily have led the match at the break by 3 goals but just before half time, on a rare attack Duleek open the scoring when a long ball forward found there centre forward who finished well to give Duleek the lead. Trim came out in the second half and showed great character to get back on level terms when Derek Donohoe’s first time shoot from 20 yards flew into the net. From then on in Trim tried to get the winner but again the Duleek keeper came to the rescue. But with time just up a long ball out of defense by Duleek found them on a 4 v 2 situation and they scored the winner. While the result does not totally rule out Trim chances of taking the Premier honors this year it does mean that we will have to rely on other results to go our way. Everybody involved in Trim Celtic would like to send our best wishes to Aaron Newman on a speedy recovery.

Team: Barry O’Callaghan, Richie Fitzsimons, Mark Gilsenan, Cyril Halton, David Conway, Michael Corrigan, Paul Campbell, Colm Harte, Paul Munnelly, Derek Donohoe, Diarmuid Higgins

Subs:   Seamus Harte for Diarmuid Higgins, Ross Campbell for Paul Munnelly, Keith Pappard, Johnny Corrigan, John Kelly