18th January 2009 – MDL Grounds, Navan
MDL Challenge Cup
Trim Celtic 4 – 3 OMP United
Halftime: 1 – 3
Trim Celtic scorers: David Conway 2, Paul Campbell, Colm Harte
This first round match finally took place at the fourth attempt and was an encounter worth waiting for. Playing with a strong breeze OMP raced into a 3 – 0 lead with two long-range efforts and a header from a corner. Before halftime Celtic pulled a goal back with Paul Gilsenan laying on for Paul Campbell to finish.
With the wind at there backs it was all one way traffic with Celtic dominating proceedings in the second half. David Conway pulled a goal back with a header from a corner before another Gilsenan lay-off allowed Conway to slot home the equaliser. As the game headed into the final minutes of injury time Colm Harte popped up to score the winner and complete a superb comeback with a header from a corner.
Best for Trim Celtic were Paul Campbell, Colm Harte and Aaron Newman
Trim Celtic: Niall Murray, Ciaran Rispin, Keith Jones, Cyril Halton, Mark Gilsenan, Colm Harte, Paul Campbell, Mick Corrigan, Paul Gilsenan, David Conway, Aaron Newman
Subs: Ross Campbell, Aaron Fay, Alan Douglas, Darren Griffin

11th January 2009 – Carrickmacross, Co. Monaghan
MDL Premier Division
Carrick Rovers 1 – 0 Trim Celtic
Halftime: 1 – 0

Trim Celtic can count themselves a little unlucky not to have come away from Monaghan with something from this game. In the first half Paul Gilsenan was foiled by the home keeper who was in top form all afternoon, while Com Harte shot over in the same attack. Midway through the half Carrick took the lead with a close range volley.
In the second half Gilsenan rounded the keeper only to have his shot blocked by a covering defender. Celtic hit the crossbar twice, with the keeper denying David Conway, Colm Harte and producing a superb save from a Keith Jones drive. Best for Trim Celtic were Keith Jones, Mark Gilsenan and Mick Corrigan Trim Celtic: Patrick Conway, Ciaran Rispin, Keith Jones, Mark Gilsenan, Cyril Halton, Aaron Newman, Paul Campbell, Mick Corrigan, David Conway, Paul Gilsenan, Colm Harte
Subs: Ross Campbell for (Ciaran Rispin), Danny Quinn

5th January 2009 – Tully Park, Trim
MDL Premier Division
Trim Celtic 4 – 2 Navan Town
Halftime: 3 – 0
Trim Celtic scorers: Paul Gilsenan 3 (1 pen), David Conway

Trim Celtic picked up a vital three points against fellow strugglers Navan Town. After a shaky start Celtic settled into the game and could have taken the lead when Paul Gilsenan seized on a poor kick out but the keeper made amends with a fine block. Celtic took the lead when Gilsenan latched onto Colm Harte’s through pass to round the keeper and finish from an acute angle. Gilsenan doubled his and Celtic’s tally with a fine finish after a swift break involving Keith Jones and David Conway. Right on the stroke of halftime David Conway made it 3-0 converting from close range after the Navan Town keeper failed to hold Paul Campbell’s cross.
Navan Town started the second half well and pulled a goal back early on. Celtic looked to have killed the game off with a fourth goal from the penalty spot converted by Paul Gilsenan after Colm Harte was fouled. However the visitors pulled another goal back controversially after the ball crossed the endline. Celtic had to endure some nervy moments but held on for an important win. Best for Trim Celtic were Paul Gilsenan, Colm Harte and Paul Campbell.
Trim Celtic: Niall Murray, Ciaran Rispin, Keith Jones, Cyril Halton, Mark Gilsenan, Aaron Newman, Paul Campbell, Mick Corrigan, Paul Gilsenan, David Conway, Colm Harte
Subs: Aaron Fay (for Ciaran Rispin), Ross Campbell (for Aaron Newman), Patrick Conway (for David Conway)

30th November 2008 – Ardee, Co. Louth
MDL Premier Division
Square Utd 0 – 0 Trim Celtic
Trim Celtic were unlucky not to come away with their second win of the season after having a goal disallowed in each half. Celtic withstood some early Square pressure and thought they had taken the lead when Paul Campbell’s freekick found the back of the net, however the referee ordered a retake after spotting some pushing in the wall. The retake almost went in off a defender.
In the second half Trim Celtic made most of the running and were denied another goal when Alan Douglas was adjudged offside after volleying home. Best for Trim Celtic were Keith Jones, Mark Gilsenan and Aaron Newman
Trim Celtic: Niall Murray, Ciaran Rispin, Keith Jones, David Conway, Mark Gilsenan, Aaron Newman, Colm Harte, Paul Campbell, Paul Gilsenan, Alan Douglas, Ross Campbell.
Subs: Dominic Martin, Danny Quinn

2nd November 2008 – Tully Park, Trim
MDL Premier Division
Trim Celtic 0 – 4 Rock Celtic
Halftime: 0 – 0

Rock Celtic continued their good run of results to complete their fourth convincing win in a row over the home side. A slow start by Trim coupled with a strong start by Rock saw the visitors race into a three goal lead within twenty minutes. The first came from the penalty spot; the second with a good turn and shot inside the box and the third a blistering volley that went in off the underside of the crossbar. At the other end Celtic’s best chance fell to Paul Gilsenan who headed over, Rock also cleared a Trim shot off the line. Rock scored a fourth goal early in the second half and despite the best efforts of Mick Corrigan and Paul Rispin who both came close to scoring it wasn’t to be Celtic’s day. Best for Trim Celtic were Mick Corrigan, Keith Jones and Aaron Newman.
Trim Celtic: Niall Murray, Keith Jones, Paul Rispin, Mark Gilsenan, David Conway, Aaron Newman, Paul Campbell, Mick Corrigan, Paul Gilsenan, Alan Douglas, Ross Campbell.
Subs: Ciaran Rispin (for Paul Campbell), Seamus Harte (for Paul Gilsenan), Danny Quinn (for Ross Campbell), Dominic Martin

19th October 2008 – Tully Park, Trim
MDL Premier Division
Trim Celtic 3 – 0 Glaslough Villa
Halftime: 2 – 0
Trim Celtic scorers: O.G., Paul Campbell, Paul Gilsenan

Trim Celtic picked up their first league win of the season to move themselves from the bottom of the table. Celtic had chances to take the lead early on with Paul Gilsenan and Alan Douglas denied by the keeper. Glaslough were unlucky not to take the lead but Celtic keeper Patrick Conway denied them from close range. Alan Douglas thought he had put the home side in the lead when the keeper fumbled his header however the linesman deemed the ball had not crossed the line. Another goalkeeping fumble gave Celtic the lead when Paul Campbell’s corner flicked off the head of a Glaslough defender with the keeper unable to hold the ball as it slipped from his grasp to the net. Shortly before halftime Campbell doubled Celtic’s lead from Paul Gilsenan’s superb header. With the prospect of facing a strong breeze in the second half this second goal gave Celtic a little bit more to hold on to.
As the second half progressed Celtic improved and looked far more likely to score than the visitors. Aaron Newman, Ross Campbell and Paul Gilsenan had chances to wrap up the game while Alan Douglas seized on a poor goalkeeping clearance to finish from the centre circle, however he was adjudged to be offside. Gilsenan finally scored the goal his performance deserved to wrap up the points for Celtic.
Best for Trim Celtic were Paul Gilsenan, Paul Campbell and
Trim Celtic: Patrick Conway, Keith Jones, Paul Rispin, Mark Gilsenan, David Conway, Aaron Newman, Paul Campbell, Mick Corrigan, Paul Gilsenan, Alan Douglas, Ross Campbell.
Subs: Noel Payne (for Alan Douglas), Paddy Peppard, Ciaran Rispin

12th October 2008 – Iveagh Grounds, Crumlin, Co Dublin
FAI Junior Cup
St. JohnBosco 3 – 2 Trim Celtic
Halftime: 2 – 1
Trim Celtic scorers: Paul Campbell 2
Trim Celtic fell at the second hurdle of the FAI Junior Cup to AUL side St John Bosco. The home side took the lead early in the first half with a fine strike from the edge of the box. Celtic had a good chance to level when Patrick Peppard’s header from Aaron Newman’s cross was superbly saved by the home keeper. St John Bosco doubled their lead midway through the half after a defensive mix-up but Paul Campbell’s free kick shortly before time had Celtic back in the game.
Despite the Trim side being on top early in the second half St John Bosco restored their two goal lead with a header from close range. Mick Corrigan shaved the outside of the post as Celtic tried to claw their way back into the game. Campbell’s superb volley from the edge of the box gave them hope but they couldn’t find an equaliser.
Best for Trim Celtic were Paul Campbell, Mick Corrigan and Aaron Newman
Trim Celtic: Patrick Conway, Maurice Power, Keith Jones, David Conway, Mark Gilsenan, Aaron Newman, Paul Campbell, Mick Corrigan, Alan Douglas, Patrick Peppard, Paul Munnelly.
Subs: Danny Quinn (for Paul Munnelly)

5th October 2008 – Ardee, Co. Louth
MDL Premier Division
Ardee Celtic 2 – 2 Trim Celtic
Halftime: 0 – 1
Trim Celtic scorers: Paul Gilsenan, David Conway
A goal from each team in injury time provided an exciting finish to this Premier League encounter. Trim Celtic missed the opportunity to go one up after half an hour when Paul Campbell’s penalty was superbly saved after Paul Gilsenan was tripped in the box. However they did take a lead into the break when Noel Payne headed down to Paul Gilsenan who beat the keeper in a race to the ball and nodded home. Ardee came out stronger in the second half and forced an equaliser midway through. Trim had chances to take the lead the Ardee keeper pulling of a fine double save from Campbell and denying Paddy Peppard as he tried to round him. With plenty time to be added due to an injury to the Ardee keeper the home side took the lead when they headed home from a freekick. Trim had chances to equalise and thought they had seen their last chance pass with Ciaran Rispin heading into the side netting however poor marking from a allowed David Conway to ghost in and head home Cyril Halton’s freekick. Best for Trim Celtic were Aaron Newman, Paul Gilsenan and
Trim Celtic: Patrick Conway, Ciaran Rispin, Mark Gilsenan, Cyril Halton, David Conway, Aaron Newman, Paul Campbell, Mick Corrigan, Paul Gilsenan, Noel Payne, Ross Campbell
Subs: Paddy Peppard (for Noel Payne), Danny Quinn

28th September 08 – Tully Park Trim
MDL Premier Division
Trim Celtic 3 – 3 Duleek
Halftime: 2 – 1
Trim Celtic scorers: Paul Campbell 2, Mick Corrigan
Trim Celtic picked up their first point of the season but will be unhappy they didn’t come away with all three despite having to equalise twice during the game. Despite a bright start by Celtic it was the visitors Duleek who took the lead fifteen minutes in with a header from six yards. Celtic fought back and equalised when Paul Gilsenan pulled the ball back from the byline for Paul Campbell to slot home. Trim took the lead shortly after in a similar move this time it was Mick Corrigan who arrived on time to slot Gilsenan’s back heel home.
The home side had a goal disallowed for handball but it was Duleek who stuck next after some sloppy defending. Duleek then re-took the lead from a corner but Celtic had another equaliser in them with Paul Campbell curling home superbly from the edge of the box. Best for Trim Celtic were Mick Corrigan, Aaron Newman and Paul Campbell
Trim Celtic: Patrick Conway, Ciaran Rispin, Keith Jones, Cyril Halton, Mark Gilsenan, Aaron Newman, Paul Campbell, Mick Corrigan, Paul Gilsenan, David Conway, Ross Campbell.
Subs: Alan Douglas (for Ross Campbell), Noel Payne (for Ciaran Rispin)

21st September 08 – Maynooth Co. Kildare
Leinster Junior Cup
Maynooth Town 2 – 1 Trim Celtic A.E.T.
Full Time: 1 – 1
Halftime: 0 – 1
Trim Celtic scorer: Paul Gilsenan
Trim Celtic may count themselves a little unlucky to be out of the Leinster Junior Cup after a late extra-time goal sent Maynooth Town through. Celtic took the lead when Paul Gilsenan headed home Paul Campbell’s corner in the first half. Maynooth equalised shortly into the second half from the penalty spot after a handball in the box. The home side rarely threatened after this and it was Celtic who created most of the chances with Noel Payne being denied by a superb double save from the keeper and Paul Gilsenan heading into the side netting. With penalties looming Maynooth broke to score with a superb 25 yard strike.
Best for Trim Celtic were Paul Gilsenan, Aaron Newman and Ross Campbell.
Trim Celtic: Patrick Conway, Ciaran Rispin, Keith Jones, Cyril Halton, Mark Gilsenan, Aaron Newman, Paul Campbell, Mick Corrigan, David Conway, Paul Gilsenan, Ross Campbell.
Subs: Alan Douglas (for David Conway), Noel Payne (for Ciaran Rispin), John Kelly, Maurice Power, Richard Fitzsimons

14th September 2008 – Santry, Co Dublin
FAI Junior Cup
Fenstanton FC 0 – 4 Trim Celtic
Halftime: 0 – 2
Trim Celtic scorers: Paul Campbell 2, Gavin Meehan, Paddy Peppard

Trim Celtic progressed to the second round of the FAI Junior Cup with a straightforward win over Amateur Football League side Fenstanton FC. Celtic had to wait until midway through the half to make the breakthrough with Paul Campbell volleying home following a corner. Gavin Meehan slotted home to give Celtic a comfortable halftime lead. Paddy Peppard added a third with a fine finish from the edge of the box before Campbell rounded off the scoring and a fine individual performance with a superb solo goal. Best for Trim Celtic were Paul Campbell, Noel Payne and Cyril Halton
Trim Celtic: Patrick Conway, Ciaran Rispin, Keith Jones, Mark Gilsenan, Cyril Halton, Gavin Meehan, Paul Campbell, Mick Corrigan, David Conway, Noel Payne, Ross Campbell
Subs: Paddy Peppard (for Gavin Meehan), John Kelly (for Noel Payne), Danny Quinn

31st August 2008 – Tully Park, Trim
MDL Premier Division
Trim Celtic 1 – 3 Albion Rovers
Halftime: 1 – 1
Trim Celtic scorer: David Conway
Trim Celtic still await their first point of the season after their second home defeat in a row. Albion took the lead after twenty minutes from the penalty spot. David Conway came close to equalising when heading off the bar but made amends finishing from six yards when Noel Payne’s free kick came back off the post. Celtic should have taken the lead minutes later but Richard Fitzsimons shot over.
Two goals in five minutes midway through the second half gave Celtic a mountain to climb and they were unlucky not to get something with Alan Douglas hitting the post with the header, the ALbion keeper making fine saves from Richard Fitzsimons and Paddy Peppard and Mark Gilsenan shooting over.
Best for Trim Celtic were Patrick Conway and Mick Corrigan.
Trim Celtic: Patrick Conway, Mark Gilsenan, Ross Campbell, Ciaran Rispin, Cyril Halton, Aaron Newman, Noel Payne, Mick Corrigan, David Conway, Richard Fitzsimons, Keith Jones.
Subs: Alan Douglas (for David Conway), Paddy Peppard (for Richard Fitzsimons)

23rd August 2008 – Tully Park, Trim
MDL Premier Division
Trim Celtic 0 – 3 Square United
Halftime: 0 – 0

The Seniors began their season with a disappointing home loss to Square United who dominated throughout. Celtic should have been behind in the first half but for 2 superb saves by goalkeeper Roger Wheeler and the scores were level at the break. A depleted Celtic side faded in the second half and Square took full advantage by scoring three goals and going home to Ardee with all three points. Best for Trim in a poor performance were Roger Wheeler, Cyril Halton and Mick Corrigan.
Trim Celtic: Roger Wheeler, Ciaran Rispin, Mark Gilsenan, Cyril Halton, Richie Fitzsimons, Paul Munnelly, Paul Campbell, Mick Corrigan, Matty Scanlon, Craig O’Hanlon, Keith Jones
Subs: Gavin Meehan (for Paul Munnelly). Danny Quinn (for Matty Scanlon), Paddy Peppard (for Craig O’Hanlon), Mark Scanlon, John Kelly