Fri 20 Oct 17
Score: 3 - 5
On a wet and windy night in Drumcondra Trim Celtic advanced to the third round of the FAI Junior Cup at the expense of AUL Premier A Side Harwicke FC. For the second FAI Junior Cup match in a row a Trim Celtic player helped himself to a hat-trick and this time it was Lar Ivers with the honours. Celtic fell behind in the 35th minute but James Goggins had them back on level terms two minutes later before Ivers got his first on the stroke of halftime; Brian Faulkner extended Celtic's lead in the first minute of the second half but two goals in five minutes had the hosts level. At this stage it looked like all the momentum was with Hardwicke but Ivers, who was unplayable throughout, restored Celtic's lead and grabbed his hat trick with five minutes remaining.