18th May 2008 – Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan
MDL Premier Division
Carrick Rovers 4 – 3 Trim Celtic
Halftime: 1 – 2
Trim Celtic scorers: Andy Reilly, David Conway, Paul Campbell (pen)
Trim Celtic slumped to their third successive league defeat in this see saw battle in Carrickmacross. The visitors were dealt a blow early on when centre half James Moynihan was forced off with an ankle injury. Soon after the home side took the lead with a superb strike from teh edge of the box. Celtic responded when Moynihans replacement Andy Reilly to poked the ball to the roof of the net following a corner. Celtic deservedely took the lead before halftime when David Conway was on hand to convert from close range after Paul Campbell’s header came back off the crossbar.
Carrick equalised from the penalty spot then took the lead with another penalty. By this stage Celtic were reduced to ten men when Anthony Craig succumbed to an ankle injury, the Trim side had already used their only sub. However they equalised through a penalty of their own with Paul Campbell converting after a handball. Carrick retook the lead after a defensive error and while Trim Celtic threw everything at them for the remaining few minutes including goalkeeper Dominc Martin who stayed up for a number of corners. Mick Corrigan shot narrowly over while Paul Campbell was denied at the death by the Carrick keeper.
Best for Trim Celtic were Andy Reilly, Keith Jones and Paul Campbell.
Trim Celtic: Dominic Martin, Ciaran Rispin, Keith Jones, James Moynihan, Cyril Halton, Anthony Craig, Paul Campbell, Mick Corrigan, David Conway, Danny Quinn, Gordon Flood
Subs: Andy Reilly (for James Moynihan)

 

15th May 2008 – Tully Park, Trim
MDL Premier Division
Trim Celtic 0 – 3 Duleek
Halftime: 0 – 1
In a game to forget for the home side Duleek cruised to an easy victory and cement their place in the top four of the league. Celtic should have opened the scoring withing the first few minutes but Seamus Harte shot over. They never got going after this and fell behind to a penalty midway through the first half.
The second half got no better for Celtic with two further goals compunding their misey. Best for Trim Celtic were Mick Corrigan and Paul Campbell.
Trim Celtic: Roger Wheeler, David Campbell, Mark Gilsenan, Cyril Halton, Dominic Martin, Ciaran Rispin, Keith Jones, Mick Corrigan, David Conway, Matt Scanlon, Seamus Harte.
Subs: Paul Campbell (for David Campbell), Gordon Flood (for David Conway), Danny Quinn (for Matt Scanlon), Mark Scanlon, Andy Reilly
 

27th April 2008 – Tully Park, Trim
MDL Premier Division
Trim Celtic 0 – 2  Rock Celtic
Halftime: 0 – 1
Trim Celtic suffered their third defeat of the season to title chasers Rock Celtic although this was their best performance of the three. The home side should have been ahead at the end of the first half but Noel Payne and David Conway were denied by the goalkeeper and twice Rock cleared off the line. Celtic defended the potent Rock attack excellently with James Moynihan and Cyril Halton marking league top scorer David Ward out of the game. However it was Rock who lead at halftime taking the lead ten minutes before the break with a header from a corner.
The second half was a more even affair with few chances created at either end. A superb goal by a Rock midfielder doubled their lead midway through the half. Trim couldn’t find a way back into the game.
Best for Trim Celtic were James Moynihan, Keith Jones and Noel Payne,
Trim Celtic: Colm Harte, David Campbell, Mark Gilsenan, Cyril Halton, James Moynihan, Ciaran Rispin, Mick Corrigan, Keith Jones, David Conway, Noel Payne, Seamus Harte
Subs: Dominic Martin (for Cyril Halton), Gordon Flood (for Seamus Harte), Mark Scanlon (for Mick Corrigan)

 
24th April 2008 – Tully Park, Trim
MDL Premier Division
Trim Celtic 4 – 0 Slane Wanderers
Halftime: 1 – 0
Trim Celtic scorers: Noel Payne 2, Keith Jones, Seamus Harte
Trim Celtic avenged their defeat to Slane earlier in the season with a comprehensive victory at Tully Park. The game may have turned out differently had the visitors not blazed a first half penalty over the bar.
Celtic took the lead when Noel Payne blasted home a free-kick from the edge of the box. Payne doubled his tally with another superb free kick in the second half. WIth Slane reduced to ten men Keith Jones and Seamus Harte wrapped up the points. Best for Trim Celtic were Noel Payne, Cyril Halton and Mick Corrigan.
Trim Celtic: Colm Harte, David Campbell, Ciaran Rispin, Cyril Halton, Mark Gilsenan, Matt Scanlon, Keith Jones, Mick Corrigan, David Conway, Noel Payne, Seamus Harte
Subs: Gordon Flood (for Matt Scanlon), Andy Reilly, Mark Scanlon

 

 

20th April 2008 – Dundalk, Co. Louth
MDL Premier Division
Glenmuir Utd 1 – 4 Trim Celtic
Halftime: 1 – 0
Trim Celtic scorer: Mark Corrigan
Trim Celtic’s seniors gave Glenmuir Utd a more stern test than the 4 – 1 scoreline suggests. Glenmuir took the lead inside fifteen minutes but it was Trim Celtic who had the better chances as the half progressed. Mark Corrigan shot over after the home keeper spilled Keith Jones, free kick, Anthony Craig was denied by a last ditch tackle and the Glenmuir keeper twice had to scrample corner kicks off the goalline.
Celtic’s persistance paid off early in the second half when a goalkeeping error was ponced on by Mark Corrigan who slotted the ball home. Celtic battled hard to keep the scores level but the home side forced a succession of corners and took the lead midway through the half. Glenmuir added two more late goals to seal victory. Best for Trim Celtic were James Moynihan, Anthony Craig and Keith Jones
Trim Celtic: Roger Wheeler, David Campbell, Mark Scanlon, Mark Gilsenan, James Moynihan, Ciaran Rispin, Anthony Craig, Keith Jones, David Conway, Mark Corrigan, Noel Payne.

 

 

17th April 2008 – Tully Park, Trim
MDL Premier Division
Trim Celtic 3 – 3 Torro Utd
Halftime: 1 – 1
Trim Celtic scorers: Matt Scanlon, Noel Payne(pen), Keith Jones
A lacklustre performance from Trim Celtic saw them drop two points to relegation threatened Torro Utd. Matt Scanlon opened the scoring with a neat turn and finish but Torro equalised with a volley from the edge of the box. Torro took the lead with the first attack of the second half but Noel Payne responded from the penalty spot after Matt Scanlon was upended by the keeper. A superb Keith Jones effort from twenty yards put Celtic in front but with ten minutes remaining Torro equalised. Best for Trim Celtic was Mick Corrigan
Trim Celtic: Dominic Martin, Paul Munnelly, Mark Scanlon, David Conway, Mark Gilsenan, Ciaran Rispin, Keith Jones, Mick Corrigan, Danny Quinn, Matt Scanlon, Noel Payne
Subs: Gordon Flood (for Paul Munnelly), Andy Reilly (for Matt Scanlon)

 
6th April 2008 – Blackrock, Co. Louth
MDL Premier Division
Rock Celtic 3 – 0 Trim Celtic
Halftime: 3 – 0
Trim Celtic travelled to Blackrock with a much depleted squad than the previous week when they lost to the same opposition in the Challenge Cup semi-final. This was a much better display from the Trim side who despite conceding three first half goals played better football and were more of a goal threat than in that ill-fated cup match. Rock took the lead fifteen minutes in when their winger went on a mazy run into the Trim box, his shot was blocked but it fell to David Ward who made no mistake from ten yards. Ward doubled Rock’s lead ten minutes later from what appeared to be an offside position but his finish was calmness personified as he shimmied past Trim keeper Dominic Martin to roll the ball home. It was at this stage that the Trim side had their best spell, Noel Payne should have won a penalty when he was brought down by the keeper in the box. An inswinging Payne corner had the Rock keeper struggling to palm the ball over while two similar corners from Mark Scanlon caused havoc in the Rock defence with Mick Corrigan heading narrowly wide from one. Five minutes before the break Rock scored a third when Chris Connolly stole in at the front post to finish neatly.
In the second half playing into the wind it seemed like the Trim side could struggle to keep the score down but they defended well and when called upon keeper Dominic Martin made a couple of important saves. At the other end Noel Payne’s touch and vision created space in behind the Rock defence which Celtic exploited well. They had another penalty claim when a Keith Jones was tripped after a slalom run but the referee gave a free kick outside the box for the first foul which occurred outside the box. Mark Scanlon struck the resulting free kick just wide with the keeper rooted to the spot.
Best for Trim Celtic were Noel Payne, Mick Corrigan and Mark Gilsenan
Trim Celtic: Dominic Martin, Paul Munnelly, Mark Scanlon, David Conway, Mark Gilsenan, Ciaran Rispin, Keith Jones, Mick Corrigan, Andy Reilly, Matt Scanlon, Noel Payne

 

 

30th March 2008 – Ardee, Co. Louth
MDL Challenge Cup Semi-Final
Trim Celtic 0 – 3 Rock Celtic
Halftime: 0 – 0

As in last year’s semi-final Trim Celtic were out played by Rock Celtic. Celtic thought they had taken the lead in the opening minutes when David Conway prodded home but the goal was wrongly adjudged offside. Colm Harte had a shot well saved by the Rock keeper while at the other end Rock striker David Ward finished poorly while clean through. Mark Gilsenan wasted Celtic’s best chance of the second half when he shot over following a breaking corner. Celtic lost keeper Dominic Martin to a leg injury to be replaced by the inexperienced Seamus Harte. Rock took the lead shortly after with a free header from a free kick. They doubled their lead after 75 minutes from the penalty spot and wrapped up the scoring with five minutes to go.
Best for Trim Celtic were Cyril Halton, David Conway and Mick Corrigan
Trim Celtic: Dominic Martin, Ciaran Rispin, Mark Gilsenan, Cyril Halton, David Conway, Noel Payne, Keith Jones, Mick Corrigan, Paul Gilsenan, Alan Douglas, Colm Harte
Subs: Seamus Harte (for Dominic Martin), Anthony Craig (for Paul Gilsenan), Gavin Meehan (for Ciaran Rispin), Matt Scanlon

 

 

9th March 2008 – Tully Park, Trim
MDL Challenge Cup Quarter-Final
Trim Celtic 2 – 2 Woodview Celtic A.E.T.
Trim Celtic won 4 – 3 on penalties
Trim Celtic scorers: Alan Douglas, Colm Harte
Trim Celtic scraped through to the Semi-Finals of the Challenge Cup for the second year in a row with a nervy penalty shootout victory over Division 1 side Woodview Celtic. The visitors took the lead in the opening minute as Celtic were caught on their heels, a swift break down the left wing resulted in a cross being converted at the back post. Seamus Harte twice almost drew Trim Celtic level with headers from corners but it was Alan Douglas who did so when he seized on a loose pass in midfield before sprinting clear and finishing to the top corner.
With the wind at their backs Trim exerted more pressure on Woodview who were dangerous on the break with the home side committing men forward for set pieces. Woodview would have taken the lead in the final quarter of the match but for a superb double save from Dominic Martin in the Trim goal, firstly getting a strong hand to a low shot then reacting well to the follow-up. From the resulting corner Ciaran Rispin cleared off the line. With ten minutes remaining Colm Harte sprinted clear only to be felled on the edge of the box by the last Woodview defender who
was subsequently red-carded.
The home side took the lead when Colm Harte volleyed home from eighteen yards. Paul Gilsenan should have put the game beyond Woodview but shot wide. In the second half of extra time Gilsenan was foiled by a great tackle by the keeper outside the box while Keith Jones followed up by rounding the keeper twice but shooting straight at a defender on the line. Woodview made Trim pay for these misses when they equalised in the third minute of injury time forcing the game into penalties. Dominic Martin almost saved Woodviews first kick getting a firm hand to
the ball which scraped in off the post. Mark Gilsenan’s penalty was saved before Colm Harte and Alan Dougals converted. Martin saved Woodview’s fourth penalty before Cyril Halton drew Trim level. Martin saved Woodview’s fifth kick leaving Paul Gilsenan to score the winning penalty.
Best for Trim Celtic were Paul Gilsenan, Dominic Martin and Mick Corrigan
Trim Celtic: Dominic Martin, Ciaran Rispin, Mark Gilsenan, Cyril Halton, David Conway, Seamus Harte, Keith Jones, Mick Corrigan, Paul Gilsenan, Alan Douglas, Colm Harte
Subs: Craig O’Hanlon (for Seamus Harte), Anthony Craig (for Craig O’Hanlon), Ross Campbell, Matt Scanlon

 

24th February 2008 – Tully Park, Trim
MDL Premier Division
Trim Celtic 1 – 1 Glaslough Villa
Halftime: 0 – 0
Trim Celtic scorer: David Conway
In a dull encounter Celtic were lucky to come away with a point after it took an injury time equaliser from David Conway to prevent the visitors taking all three points back to Monaghan. With a strong breeze at their backs in the first half Glaslough enjoyed plenty of possession but rarely threatened the Celtic keeper. Mark Gilsenan had the only chance for Celtic when the ball fell to him just inside the box but he blazed over. Celtic improved in the second half but failed to force the Glaslough keeper into a save. The visitors took the lead on the break twenty minutes into half with a good strike from the edge of the box. Ciaran Rispin fizzed in an inviting cross that just evaded the Celtic strikers before Seamus Harte shot over on the volley from ten yards. After forcing a succession of corners and free-kicks around the Glaslough box, one of which tempted Celtic keeper Dominic Martin to join the attack, it wasn’t until the third minute of injury time that their pressure paid off when Cyril Halton’s freekick landed at the feet of Conway who lashed home from eight yards. Best for Trim Celtic were Mick Corrigan, Ciaran Rispin and Cyril Halton
Trim Celtic: Dominic Martin, Ciaran Rispin, Mark Gilsenan, David Conway, Cyril Halton, Keith Jones, Paul Campbell, Mick Corrigan, Paul Gilsenan, Alan Douglas, Noel Payne
Subs: Seamus Harte (for Noel Payne), Ross Campbell (for Paul Gilsenan), Anthony Craig, Paul Munnelly, Matt Scanlon

 

17th February 2008 – Dromin, Co. Louth
MDL Premier Division
Dromin Utd 1 – 5 Trim Celtic
Halftime: 1 – 4
Trim Celtic scorers: David Conway, Paul Campbell, Matt Scanlon, Craig O’Hanlon, Keith Jones
Trim Celtic cruised to an easy victory against struggling Dromin Utd in a game that was over at halftime. Celtic took the lead inside five minutes when David Conway fired home from six yards after the keeper had parried Matty Scanlon’s shot. Paul Campbell doubled Celtic’s lead when his stinging volley slipped through the fingers of the keeper into the top corner. Matty Scanlon increased Celtic’s lead with a goal his hard work deserved when he headed home Craig O’Hanlon’s cross. Dromin rallied and pulled a goal back from a free kick and Dominic Martin was forced into a fine save abut it wasn’t long before Craig O’Hanlon headed home to restore Trim’s three goal lead.
In the second half Dromin held a high line and caught Celtic offside on many occasions but Keith Jones managed to break it latching onto Paul Campbell’s pass to finish impressively. Andy Reilly almost scored a superb sixth but his fierce shot was saved onto the post by the home keeper. best for Trim Celtic were Keith Jones, Paul Campbell and Matt Scanlon
Trim Celtic: Dominic Martin, Ciaran Rispin, Mark Gilsenan, Cyril Halton, David Conway, Paul Munnelly, Paul Campbell, Keith Jones, Craig O’Hanlon, Matty Scanlon, Noel Payne
Subs: Andy Reilly (for Paul Munnelly)

 

10th February 2008 – Longwood, Co. Meath
MDL Challenge Cup
Longwood 1 – 3 Trim Celtic
Halftime: 1 – 2
Trim Celtic scorers: Mark Gilsenan, Paul Campbell (pen), Alan Douglas
Trim Celtic advanced to the quarter finals of the Challenge Cup by beating Division Two high flyers Longwood in what was a potential banana skin. The first chance of the match fell to Celtic’s Alan Douglas who failed bo convert Noel Payne’s driven cross. Celtic took the lead after fifteen minutes when Mark Gilsenan headed Noel Payne’s corner home. The home side equalised from the spot when Mick Corrigan was adjudged to have handled the ball after a goalmouth scramble.  Douglas had an effort cleared off the line as Celtic pushed to re-take the lead.
Celtic upped the tempo in the second half and took the lead with a penalty of their own when Paul Campbell converted a penalty that was awarded for a foul on Douglas. Longwood threatened occassionally but never tested Celtic keeper Dominic Martin. WIth the last touch of the game Alan Douglas bundled home after the Longwood keeper fumbled Craig O’Hanlon’s shot.
Best for Trim Celtic were Alan Douglas, Mick Corrigan and David Conway
Trim Celtic: Dominic Martin, Ciaran Rispin, Mark Gilsenan, Cyril Halton, David COnway, Paul Munnelly, Paul Campbell, Mick Corrigan, Alan Douglas, Noel Payne, Keith Jones
Subs: Anthony Craig (for Paul Munnelly), Craig O’Hanlon (for Noel Payne), Oladele Awujoola  

 

27th January 2008 – Monasterboice, Co. Louth
MDL Premier Division
Albion Rovers 1 – 3 Trim Celtic
Halftime: 0 – 3
Trim Celtic scorers: Alan Douglas, Seamus Harte, Keith Jones
Trim Celtic produced a fine display to beat Albion Rovers and move two places up the league table. In an open attacking game Colm Harte came close twice when he was thwarted by a good save from the keeper and a fine defensive block. Albion should have taken the lead when Celtic defender a Cyril Halton was dispossessed, however the Albion striker failed to convert shooting weakly at Dominic Martin. The home side threatened on a few occassions from freekicks, twice Dominic Martin had to tip over while Albion striker Eamon Griffin headed narrowly wide on another occassion. Celtic were dangerous on the break and a superb solo run by Ross Campbell from his own box to the Albion box carved open an opportunity that wnet abegging. The game was decided in the ten minutes before halftime with Celtic scoring three goals in quick succession.  A swift break down Celtic’s left involving Ross Campbell and Seamus Harte created the opportunity with Colm Harte unselfishly heading his brother Seamus’ cross back accross goal for Alan Douglas to nod home. Celtic doubled their lead when Noel Payne’s freekick was headed goalwards by Paul Campbell with Seamus Harte sliding in to prod the ball past the covering defender. Campbell was instrumental in Celtic’s thrid when his throughball was superby finished by Keith Jones.
Shortly into the second half Albion pulled a goal back but the scoring was to end there with Celtic coming closest to scoring without doing so.
Best for Trim Celtic were Colm Harte, David Conway and Paul Campbell
Trim Celtic: Dominic Martin, Ciaran Rispin, Ross Campbell, Cyril Halton, David Conway, Keith Jones, Paul Campbell, Seamus Harte, Alan Douglas, Colm Harte, Noel Payne

 

 

6th January 2008 – Ardee, Co. Louth
MDL Premier Division
Ardee Celtic 3 – 1 Trim Celtic
Halftime: 0 – 1
Trim Celtic scorer: Paul Campbell (pen)
Trim Celtic’s poor league form continued with an away league defeat to Ardee Celtic. Despite taking the lead through a Paul Campbell penalty Celtic crumbled in the second half. Celtic tok the lead when Colm Harte was brought down by the keeper with Campbell slotting home from the spot. The keeper made amends with two superb saves, one from Colm Harte and another from a Mick Corrigan diving header. Noel Payne’s clver freekick had the keeper scrambling across his box but his shot drifted wide.
The Ardee keeper almost gifted the Trim side a goal early in the second half when he misjudged Mark Gilsenan’s long freekick but having let the ball slip from his grasp was lucky to see it drop wide. Colm Harte could have put Celtic two-up twice but was foiled by the keeper on one occassion and lobbed wide on another. Ardee then had a player sent off but rather than letting their heads drop the home side improved greatly and equalised. Two defensive errors cost Celtic dear in the last fifteen minutes and Mick Corrigan was sent off for a second bookable offence the first of which was harsh.
Best for Trim Celtic were Mick Corrigan, Paul Campbell and Mark Gilsenan.
Trim Celtic: Dominic Martin, Ciaran Rispin, Mark Gilsenan, David Conway, Cyril Halton, Keith Jones, Paul Campbell, Mick Corrigan, Colm Harte, Paul Gilsenan, Noel Payne
Subs: Seamus Harte (for Noel Payne), Alan Douglas (for Keith Jones), Paul Munnelly (for Ciaran Rispin)

 

16th December 2007 – Tully Park, Trim
MDL Challenge Cup
Trim Celtic 3 – 2 Glenmuir Utd
Halftime: 1 – 0
Trim Celtic scorers: Paul Gilsenan, David Conway, Noel Payne
The Seniors advanced to the 3rd Round of the Challenge Cup at the expense of Premier Division leaders Glenmuir Utd. Celtic took the lead in the first half when Paul Gilsenan capitalised on a defensive error to
slot home. Celtic preserved their lead until halftime thanks to a fine one on one save by keeper Dominic Martin. Glenmuir equalised from the
penalty spot, the award of which was justified but Celtic were furious that play was allowed to continue when the ball had crossed the
sideline. With their next attack Celtic re-tok the lead when David Conway headed home Paul Campbell’s freekick at the backpost. Colm Harte
had two good chances to increase Celtic’s lead but failed to make either count. However Glenmuir equalised with five minutes remaining when Keith
Jones was harsly adjudged to have fouled in the box when he had made a clean tackle. The resulting penalty was converted. With extra time
looming Harte sprinted clear and set up Paul Gilsenan. A scramble ensured when Gilsenan’s shot was blocked with Noel Payne rifling home
the winner. Best for Trim Celtic were Paul Gilsenan, Dominic Martin and Mick Corrigan
Trim Celtic: Dominic Martin, Ciaran Rispin, Ross Campbell, Mark Gilsenan, David Conway, Keith Jones, Paul Campbell, Mick Corrigan, Paul
Gilsenan, Craig O’Hanlon, Colm Harte
Subs: Noel Payne (for Ross Campbell), Seamus Harte (for Craig O’Hanlon), Paul Munnelly   

 

25th November 07 – MDL Grounds, Navan
MDL Challenge Cup 1st Round
Trim Celtic 1 – 0 Navan Town
Halftime: 0 – 0
Trim Celtic scorer: Paul Campbell

This fixture saw last year’s Challenge Cup winners Navan Town take on last year’s Premier Division champions Trim Celtic. Celtic started well with Colm Harte very lively up front. Harte created the best chance of the first half when pulled the ball back for David Conway who shot wide. Conway & Harte then crossed for each other to head over before a delicate chip by Harte was cleared off the line by a Navan defender with the keeper beaten. In the meantime Navan Town hit the post with a header but otherwise Celtic were comfortable.
In the second half Celtic again put pressure on the Navan Town defence with Harte hitting the side netting, and forcing the keeper to tip over, Paul Campbell shot wide then had an effort  saved by the keeper with Conway and Mark Gilsenan also having headers tipped over by the keeper. Celtic eventually took the lead when Noel Payne’s driven cross was expertly volleyed to the net by the impressive Campbell. Navan Town threw everyone forward including the goalkeeper for their last few attacks but couldn’t find an equaliser and didn’t test keeper Dominic Martin all day. Best for Trim Celtic were Paul Campbell, Colm Harte and Mick Corrigan
Trim Celtic: Dominic Martin, Ciaran Rispin, Ross Campbell, Cyril Halton, Mark Gilsenan, Keith Jones, Mick Corrigan, Paul Campbell, David Conway, Colm Harte, Craig O’Hanlon.
Subs: Paul Gilsenan (for Craig O’Hanlon), Noel Payne (for Keith Jones), Seamus Harte (for David Conway), Paul Munnelly

 

4th November 07 – Slane, Co. Meath
MDL Premier Division
Slane Wanderers 2 – 0 Trim Celtic
Halftime: 0 – 0
Trim Celtic continued their poor run of results with a defeat away to Slane. Celtic shaded the first half on chances with David Conway shooting wide from Mick Corrigan’s through ball and Keith Jones stinging the palms of the keeper with a twenty yard drive. A late tackle denied Anthony Craig a shooting opportunity when clean through.
Celtic started the half brightly and almost took the lead but for a brilliant double save from the Slane keeper, with Colm Harte being denied on both occasions. With Celtic on top Slane took the lead with a fine twenty yard strike. Celtic continued to put pressure on the Slane defence with David Conway coming closest to equalising heading against the bar. Celtic finished the game with a succession of corners which even saw Celtic keeper Dominic Martin join the attack but it was Slane who got the decisive second goal in injury time. Best for Trim Celtic were Colm Harte, Anthony Craig and Paul Campbell
Trim Celtic: Dominic Martin, Ciaran Rispin, Ross Campbell, Cyril Halton, Mark Gilsenan, Anthony Craig, Paul Campbell, Mick Corrigan, David Conway, Colm Harte, Keith Jones.
Subs: Oladele Awujoola (for Colm Harte)

 

21st October 07 – Athlone, Co. Westmeath
Leinster Junior Cup 2nd Round
Willow Park 3 – 1 Trim Celtic
Halftime: 2 – 1
Trim Celtic scorer: Craig O’Hanlon
For the second time in two weeks a team from the Leinster Football League knocked Trim Celtic out of a cup. Last week Mullingar Town knocked them, out if the FAI Junior Cup, this time it was Athlone side Willow Park who ended their hopes of progressing in the Leinster Junior Cup. The game had a lively and start with both teams attacking with menace. Paul Gilsenan and Craig O’Hanlon ran the home defence ragged with Paul Campbell in was the chief supplier. Willow Park took the lead with s superb 30 yard strike that gave Celtic keeper Dominic Martin no chance.   The home side doubled their lead shortly after when a breaking ball was curled into the top corner. Celtic rallied, with Gilsenan shooting over before a flowing move down the right saw Craig O’Hanlon head home Ciaran Rispin’s pinpoint cross.
After a good start to the second half by Willow Park, Celtic came back into the game in search of an equaliser. Paul Gilsenan headed narrowly over before Paul Campbell struck the post. This was the closest Celtic were to come to equalising with Willow Park wrapping the game up in the last ten minutes with a third goal. Best for Trim Celtic were Dominic Martin. Paul Campbell and Paul Gilsenan.
Trim Celtic: Dominic Martin, Ciaran Rispin, Ross Campbell, Mark Gilsenan, David Conway, Keith Jones, Paul Campbell, Mick Corrigan, Paul Gilsenan, Craig O’Hanlon, Colm Harte
Subs: Noel Payne (for Ciaran Rispin), Gavin Meehan (for Ciaran Rispin), Oladele Awujoola, Richard Fitzsimons

 

14th October 2007 – Mullingar, Co Westmeath
FAI Junior Cup
Mullingar Town 2 – 0 Trim Celtic
Halftime: 1 – 0
Having lost 1 – 0 to Mullingar Town in the same competition two years ago Celtic were hoping to exact revenge on the home side but were again eliminated from the Cup. Celtic started brightly with David Conway coming close with a header and Keith Jones volleying narrowly wide. Mullingar were dangerous on the break and took the lead following such a break midway through the half.
In the second half Celtic struggled to create any clear cut chances and relied on some fine saves by keeper Colm Harte to keep them in the game. However Mullingar doubled their lead when a free kick caused a mix up in the Celtic defence which allowed their striker to tap the ball into an empty net. Celtic rallied and enjoyed their best spell but couldn’t find a way through. Best for Trim Celtic were David Conway, Mick Corrigan and Mark Gilsenan.
Trim Celtic: David Conway, Ciaran Rispin, Mark Gilsenan, Cyril Halton, David Conway, Seamus Harte, Keith Jones, Mick Corrigan, Paul Gilsenan, Ronan Hayes, Noel Payne
Subs: Kieran Tansey (for Noel Payne), Anthony Craig (for Cyril Halton), Oladele Awujoola (for Ciaran Rispin)

 

7th October 2007 – Tully Park, Trim
MDL Premier Division
Trim Celtic 0 – 1 Square Utd
Halftime: 0 – 0
Sent off: Danny Quinn
Trim Celtic went down to their second home defeat of the season against Square United on Sunday. The first half was an even affair with both defences on top and little chances for either side, Trim had the better of the openings and were unlucky to have a goal cancelled out for offside. With the scores level at the break Trim began to push for a breakthrough but after sixty minutes Square broke from a Trim throw-in deep in their half to score against the run of play. After that point Trim dominated possession but couldn’t find the equaliser and Celtic’s search for one was dented when substitute Danny Quinn was sent off in the closing stages. All in all it was a disappointing result with Michael Corrigan, Colm Harte and Mark Gilsenan battling hardest for Trim.
Trim Celtic: Dominic Martin, Ciaran Rispin, Ross Campbell, Keith Jones, Mark Gilsenan, Noel Payne, Paul Campbell, Mick Corrigan, Paul Gilsenan, Craig O’Hanlon, Colm Harte
Subs: Danny Quinn (for Noel Payne), Ronan Hayes (for Paul Gilsenan), Seamus Harte (for Ross Campbell), Kieran Tansey, Richard Fitzsimons

 

23rd September 07 – Duleek, Co. Meath
MDL Premier Division
Duleek 1 – 3 Trim Celtic
Halftime: 0 – 3
Trim Celtic scorers: Ronan Hayes, Paul Campbell, Mark Gilsenan

After a draw and a loss Trim Celtic got back to winning ways with a win against newly promoted Duleek. The home side started brightly and forced Dominic Martin in the Celtic goals into a couple of smart saves. Ciaran Rispin showed all his experience when he made a superb interception to prevent Duleek getting through Celtic started to impose themselves on the game Paul Campbell showing the sort of form that won him last years Premier Division Player of the Year  with Noel Payne and Ronan Hayes up front making life difficult for the Duleek defence. Celtic took the lead after a period of pressure when David Conway slipped Ronan Hayes through and the striker made no mistake. With their next attack Celtic doubled their lead when the impressive Paul Campbell headed Craig O’Hanlon’s deep cross home. With the last kick of the first half Mark Gilsenan’s 40 yard free kick slipped through the fingers of the keeper to the net.
Duleek again started the second half brightly and almost scored the goal that would have gave them hope but Dominic Martin saved well. Duleek piled on the pressure and eventually the strong Celtic defence was breached. With minutes remaining Duleek almost pulled another goal back but David Conway got across the line to block the ball to safety.Best for Trim Celtic were Paul Campbell, Keith Jones and Ronan Hayes.
Trim Celtic: Dominic Martin, Ciaran Rispin, Keith Jones, Mark Gilsenan, David Conway, Seamus Harte, Paul Campbell, Craig O’Hanlon, Noel Payne, Ronan Hayes, Colm Harte.
Subs: Anthony Craig (for Ronan Hayes), Paul Munnelly (for Seamus Harte), Richard Fitzsimons (for Noel Payne)

 

16th September 07 – Tully Park, Trim
MDL Premier Division
Trim Celtic 2 – 3 Albion Rovers
Halftime: 1 – 0
Trim Celtic scorer: Colm Harte
Trim Celtic suffered their first defeat of the season to the last team to beat them in the league when Albion beat them 3 – 2 in April. Albion were also the last visiting team to beat Celtic at Tully Park way back in November 2005. Albion started the brighter of the two teams coming closest when Dominic Martin was forced into a save from a shot from the edge of the box. However it was the home side who took the lead when Colm Harte pounced on a goalkeeping error. Celtic finished the half the stronger of the two teams with Craig O’Hanlon twice shooting wide and Seamus Harte shooting over.
In the second half Celtic’s lead was overturned by two quick Albion goals the first from a flowing move the second from a free-kick. In between Celtic were unlucky not to take the lead when Paul Campbell’s long range shot slipped between the gloves of the keeper but he somehow managed to catch the ball between his feet. With ten minutes remaining Celtic equalised when Anthony Craig’s volley was parried by the keeper with Colm Harte again first to react to prod home. With minutes remaining Celtic conceded a corner which unfortunately was flicked to the net off a Celtic head. Best for Trim Celtic were David Conway, Mark Gilsenan, Colm Harte and Ciaran Rispin.
Trim Celtic: Dominic Martin, Ciaran Rispin, Ross Campbell, David Conway, Mark Gilsenan, Seamus Harte, Paul Campbell, Keith Jones, Craig O’Hanlon, Kieran Tansey, Colm Harte
Subs: Anthony Craig (for Seamus Harte), Paul Munnelly 

 

9th September 07 – Tully Park, Trim
MDL Premier Division
Trim Celtic 0 – 0 Glenmuir Utd
Both Trim Celtic and Glenmuir Utd came into this match knowing one of them was going to lose their 100% record. In the end they both did after a scoreless draw. Dominic Martin was the busier of the two keepers in the first half handling well from several corners and making one good save from a header. Celtic found chances hard to come by David Conway fizzed a 25 yard effort past the post. Glenmuir were awarded a penalty in the second half but failed to convert. A good save from Dominic Martin and a fine saving tackle from Mark Gilsenan kept the score level. Paul Campbell almost snatched the points for Celtic but his lob from the halfway line dropped a foot wide. Best for Trim Celtic were Mark Gilsenan, David Conway, Cyril Halton and Dominic Martin.
Trim Celtic: Dominic Martin, Ciaran Rispin, Ross Campbell, Cyril Halton, Mark Gilsenan, Keith Jones, Paul Campbell, Mick Corrigan, David Conway, Craig O’Hanlon, Noel Payne
Subs: Paul Gilsenan (for Noel Payne), Danny Quinn (for Mick Corrigan), Adam Campbell (for Ross Campbell), Paul Munnelly 

 

2nd September 2007 – Kilberry, Co. Meath
MDL Premier Division
Torro Utd 1 – 4 Trim Celtic
Halftime: 1 – 1
Trim Celtic Scorers: Gavin Meehan 3 (1 pen), Noel Payne
The Firsts continued their fine start to the season with a 4-1 win away to Torro. Celtic dominated the opening exchanges but fell behind against the run of play after conceding from a set-piece. From then on in the away side took control and the equaliser came via a long ball from Roger Wheeler which caused confussion in the Torro defence and Noel Payne sneaked in around the back and finished cooly from the edge of the area. In the 2nd half Celtic dominated and were duely rewared when Gavin Meehan put them in front after a fine move, Meehan doubled the advantage soon after and completed his hat-trick from the spot.
Best for Trim were Gavin Meehan, Danny Quinn and Cyril Halton.
Trim Celtic: Roger Wheeler, Ciaran Rispin, Ross Campbell, Cyril Halton, Mark Gilsenan, Gavin Meehan, Keith Jones, Dominic Martin, Kieran Tansey, Danny Quinn, Noel Payne Subs: Adam Campbell( for Kieran Tansey), Paul Munnelly for Gavin Meehan)

 

26th August 2007 – Tully Park, Trim
MDL Premier Division
Trim Celtic 3 – 1 Carrick Rovers
Halftime: 3 – 1
Trim Celtic scorers: Noel Payne, O.G. 2

Trim Celtic started the season the same way as they ended the last with a 3 – 1 home win. Noel Payne got Celtic off to a flying start by capitalising on a goalkeeping error from Craig O’Hanlon’s long throw to score from close range. Almost immediately Carrick drew level after a mix up in the Trim defence. Payne was involved in Celtic’s second goal when his dangerous left wing free kick was deflected to the net off a Carrick player. Payne was heavily involved in the third goal as his through ball for David Conway was struck to the net by an unfortunate Carrick defender. In the second half David Conway and Paul Campbell headed over and Craig O’Hanlon forced a save from the keeper but Celtic couldn’t add to their lead. A succession of Carrick corners was well dealt with by the Trim defence and keeper Dominic Martin who handled well throughout the game.
Best for Trim Celtic were Paul Campbell, Cyril Halton and Dominic Martin.
Trim Celtic: Dominic Martin, Ciaran Rispin, Ross Campbell, Cyril Halton, Mark Gilsenan, Craig O’Hanlon, Paul Campbell, Keith Jones, David Conway, Danny Quinn, Noel Payne. Subs: Matt Scanlon (for Craig O’Hanlon), Mark Scanlon (for Noel Payne)

 

22nd August 2007 – Longwood, Co. Meath
Pre-Season Friendly
Longwood 1 – 7 Trim Celtic
Halftime: 0 – 4
Trim Celtic scorers: Matt Scanlon 2, Paul Campbell 2 (1 pen), David Conway, Gordon Flood, Keith Jones
Trim Celtic put seven goals past local side Longwood in this pre-season friendly. Paul Campbell opened the scoring from the penalty spot aftre five minutes, David Conway doubled the lead minutes later with a header from a long throw. Two superb finished from Matt Scanlon saw Celtic lead 4 – 0 at the break.
Longwood pulled a goal back early in the second half but Paul Campbell added his second with Gordon Flood and Keith Jones completing the scoring. Best for Trim Celtic were Adam Campbell, Cyril Halton and Paul Campbell.
Trim Celtic: Dominic Martin, David Campbell, Ross Campbell, Adam Campbell, Cyril Halton, Matt Scanlon, Paul Campbell, Craig O’Hanlon, David Conway, Gordon Flood, Keith Jones
Subs: Johnny Connolly (for David Campbell), Gavin Meehan (for Craig O’Hanlon)

 

12th August 2007 – Duleek, Co. Meath
MDL Top Four Cup
Duleek 1 – 2 Trim Celtic
Halftime: 1 – 1
Trim Celtic scorers: Mick Corrigan, Craig O’Hanlon (pen)

Trim Celtic claimed the first prize of the year with this victory in the O’Connell\McKenna Cup. Celtic took the lead after 25 minutes when Mark Gilsenan found Mick Corrigan on the edge of the box who finished expertly to the top corner. Noel Payne almost doubled Celtic’s lead from a corner kick and also had the ball taken off his toe as he prepared to slot home from close range. Duleek equalised with a speculative shot from outside the box. In the second half Celtic retook the lead when Colm Harte was felled just inside the box. After a long delay which saw a Duleek player sent off Craig O’Hanlon sent the keeper the wrong way for his fourth goal of the tournament. Dominic Martin was forced into a fine save to keep Duleek at bay and Celtic took the honours.
Best for Trim Celtic were Colm Smith, Mick Corrigan and Cyril Halton
Trim Celtic: Dominic Martin, Ciaran Rispin, Colm Harte, Cyril Halton, Mark Gilsenan, Noel Payne, Mick Corrigan, Danny Quinn, David Conway, Colm Smith, Craig O’Hanlon
Subs: Keith Jones (for David Conway), Anthony Craig (for Noel Payne), Mark Scanlon

 

8th August 2007 – MDL Grounds, Navan
MDL Top 4 Cup
Trim Celtic 7 – 0 Ardee Celtic
Halftime: 3 – 0
Trim Celtic scorers: Craig O’Hanlon 3 (1 pen), Paul Campbell 2, David Conway, O.G.

Trim Celtic advanced to the Final of the O’Connell\McKenna Cup with an emphatic victory over Ardee Celtic at the MDL Grounds. Celtic took the lead when Craig O’Hanlon rose highest at the back post to head home. Shortly afterwards Paul Campbell made it 2 – 0 whipping home a free kick from the edge of the box. Campbell made it 3 – 0 shortly before the break with a volley from the edge of the box. David Conway made it 4 – 0 converting Craig O’Hanlon’s cross. O’Hanlon made it 5 – 0 from the penalty spot after David Conway was fouled. To compound matters for the visitors the Ardee keeper was sent off for dissent. O’Hanlon then scored his hattrick from eighteen yards, before pressure from Keith Jones forced an Ardee player to knock the ball over his keepers head on the final whistle.
Best for Trim Celtic were Craig O’Hanlon, Mark Gilsenan and Cyril Halton
Trim Celtic: Dominic Martin, Ciaran Rispin, Ross Campbell, Cyril Halton, Mark Gilsenan, Noel Payne, Paul Campbell, Craig O’Hanlon, David Conway, Kieran Tansey, Keith Jones Subs: Anthony Craig (for Paul Campbell)

 

1st August 2007 – MDL Grounds, Navan
MDL Top 4 Cup
Navan Town 0 – 2 Trim Celtic
Halftime: 0 – 1
Trim Celtic scorers: David Conway, Gordon Flood

Trim Celtic advanced to the Semi-Final of the Top 4 Competition with a victory over Challenge Cup holders Navan Town from Division 1. Things could have been different but for a superb double save from Trim keeper Colm Harte. With the scores level approaching halftime Craig O’Hanlon won a free kick on the edge of the box. Noel Payne curled the ball goalwards only for it to be deflected past the keeper by David Conway.
In the second half Celtic were the better team and had numerous chances to double their lead with Keith Jones being denied by a super save. Gordon Flood did extend Celtic’s lead when he converted David Conway’s flick on. Flood almost doubled his personal tally with a similar effort, with Paul Campbell coming close on a few occasions also. Navan Town were gifted a great chance to get back into the game when the referee deemed a clash of heads in the box to be a foul. However Colm Harte again produced a superb save to keep his clean sheet.
Best for Trim Celtic were Colm Harte, Paul Campbell and Dominic Martin.
Trim Celtic: Colm Harte, Ciaran Rispin, Ross Campbell, Dominic Martin, Mark Gilsenan, Keith Jones, Paul Campbell, Mick Corrigan, David Conway, Craig O’Hanlon, Noel Payne
Subs: Gordon Flood (for Noel Payne), Danny Quinn (for Mick Corrigan), Andy Reilly