Abbey Celtic vs First Team

Sun 24 Jan 16
Score: 1 - 4

Match Report

Trim Celtic leapt to second place with an impressive victory over league leaders Abbey Celtic. James Goggins gave the Trim side the lead in the first fifteen minutes when he latched onto Sean FitzGerald's superb defence splitting pass to slot home. When Mark Leavy's dangerous free kick was fumbled by the home keeper Eoin O'Connor was on hand to poke home doubling his side's lead shortly after. A third goal before the break came courtesy of an O.G. when a routine clearance from the Trim half fell to an Abbey player who saw his back pass sneak under his keepers foot and over the line. Derek Donohoe rattled the crossbar before he scored a fourth early in the second half with a shot from the edge of the box that squirmed past the keeper. Abbey pulled a goal back with twenty minutes remaining, however there was to be no miraculous comeback and Trim Celtic saw the game out for an excellent three points.


Muiredeach Park
Monasterboice, Co. Louth, Ireland

Abbey Celtic


First Team

1Iain Telford Goalkeeper
2Zak McGowan 12 Defender
3James Goggins Defender
4Cyril Halton Defender
5Sean FitzGerald Defender
6Eoin O’Connor Forward
7Keith Jones 13 Defender
8Declan Dowling Defender
9Derek Donohoe 14 Forward
10Brian Faulkner Forward
11Mark Leavy Midfielder
12Anthony Craig 2 Midfielder
13Colm O’Reilly 7 Forward
14Gavin Riordan 9