2003 Boys Prem vs Parkceltic Summerhill

Sat 24 Oct 15
Score: 1 - 1

Match Report

Trim Celtic scorer: Aaron McCormack Trim Celtic Gunners came up against their near neighbours Parkceltic from Summerhill at a sunny but blustery MDL on Saturday. Trim won the toss and elected to play with the wind at their backs in the 1st half. Whether it was playing in the windy conditions but the Gunners didn't play with their usual composure in the 1st half, there were lots of rushed passes and a lot of balls running through to the opposition keeper. The Trim side will have felt unlucky not to have taken the lead in the 7th minute when Ciaran Caulfield shot appeared to be saved by the keeper outside the box however play was waved on. The Gunners clearest chances came in the last 10 minutes before half time. In the 22nd minute Ciaran Caulfield sent in a superb cross to the back post which just eluded Kian Oliver. Celtic almost took the lead 2 minutes later when a Ciaran Caulfield's corner was cleared off the line by a Summerhill defender. Ciaran had another chance to open the scoring on the 26th minute following a long through ball from Josh Harris but was narrowly wide with his effort. The game remained scoreless until half time but despite this, the home side still felt that there would be opportunities for them in the 2nd half. Half-time substitute Harry Cottrell almost made an immediate impression in the 1st minute of the 2nd half when played through by Kris Gorman but was wide with his effort. Trim had to wait until the 39th minute for the opening goal following a good move when Kris Gorman played in David Boyle down the left who just managed to keep the ball in play to cross for Aaron McCormack to despatch the ball to the net. Parkceltic somehow grabbed an equaliser in the 48th minute against the run of play when the Gunners appeared to be in control of the match. The Gunners brought on Shaun Mulryan 3 minutes later replacing Sean Tully, with David Boyle and Josh Harris also switching positions to try to add a bit more drive and impetus in the middle of the park. Celtic thought that they had snatched the winner with 2 minutes to go when a Ciaran Caulfield cross was again finished to the net by Aaron McCormack but it was was ruled out for a debatable offside. While the Gunners were disappointed to end up drawing a match that they should have won, things could have been worse when a Park Celtic forward broke through in the last minute but was brilliantly denied by the advancing James Bourke. Next up for the Gunners is an away match against Parkvilla Blues next Saturday. Best for the Gunners on a difficult day were Wes Gibbons and Josh Harris in central defence, Kris Gorman in midfield and Ciaran Caulfield and Aaron McCormack up front. Trim Celtic: James Bourke, James Molloy, Josh Harris, Harry Cottrell, Blake Gibbons, Ciaran Caulfield, Kris Gorman, Aaron McCormack, David Boyle, Sean Tully, Wesley Gibbons, Kian Oliver Subs: Shaun Mulryan for Sean Tully, Harry Cottrell (for Kian Oliver)


MDL Grounds
Trim Road, Navan, Co. Meath, Ireland

16 Boys Prem Green

Parkceltic Summerhill