Trim Celtic failed to show up against Ardee at Tully Park on Saturday and will be disapointed not to build on recent performances. Ardee started brightly and found themselves ahead after ten minutes when a well worked move down the right saw a cross met by an Ardee player to put them ahead. Ardee were limited after that, as were Celtic, who never really found their stride.

Trim Celtic were reduced to half chances for much of the game with Ronan Hayes coming closest to an equalizer early in the second half when his shot was paried on to the post. Poor final balls accounted for a lot of good build up work at times and as Celtic mounted a late charge in search of the equalizer they had some good defending and fine goal keeping from Tony McDonnell to keep the score to one.

Best for Trim Celtic, T. McDonnell, S. Jones & S.Ennis.

Trim Celtic, Tony McDonnell, James Hyland, Kenny Patterson, John Kelly, David Campbell, Seamus Harte, Stephen Jones, Dimmy Higgins, Robert Boyle, Ronan Hayes, Stephen Ennis,

Fergus Fagan for Robert Boyle, Nigel Kennedy for Dimmy Higgins, Alex Gerarthy for Kenny Patterson.