Summer 1985
NECSL U16 Challenge Cup Winners 1985
Pictured here is the Club’s U16 team that started U16 Challenge Cup final in 1985. They recorded a fine win over local rivals Kilmessan. In the early days of Schoolboy soccer locally the local league was called the Meath Schoolboys League – it became the North Eastern Counties Schoolboys’ League ten years later. Trim Celtic is the only Club in continuous membership of the local league since the its formation in 1984.
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Back Row (l to r): Paddy Keenan, David Dwyer, Declan Murray, Michael Naughton, Kevin Tuite, James Lynch.
Fron Row (l to r): Sean Reilly, Declan Gibney, John Brady, Kevin Meehan, Paul Dunne.
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Summer 1985
In the summer of 1985 Peter Murphy was in charge of Celtic’s U10’s & the Club was asked to represent Trim in the Community Games Soccer which was played at Mosney. This picture shows Peter with his charges in Mosney on a warm summer’s evening but the feel good factor quickly disappears as Celtic kicked off against Julianstown – the boys from East Meath went on to win by the proverbial ‘cricket score’ despite the presence of a number of significant sporting talents in the Trim line up. And what about that gear!
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The Trim team that evening was as follows:
Back Rown (l to r) – Mark Bermingham, Colin Clancy, Mark Dempsey, Brendan Murphy (wearing his father’s Wexford colours), Fergal Lynch, Darren Fay, ? O’Donnell
Front Row (L to r) – Mark Melia, ANOther?, Fergal Dunne, Patrick Comey, Gay Kennedy, ? Egan.
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June 1991
Mattie Proctor was the manager of the Club’s U12 team during the 1990/91 season and the U12 NECSL League campaign came to a head on 22nd June 1991 at Agher when his team faced Shambo in a play off for the title, before a good crown of supporters. Trim had twice beaten Shambo in the League during the season but Shambo had defeated Celtic in the Shield at the semi-final stage. Celtic had lost out to Oriel Celtic from Monaghan in the Cup final and this was their last chance to land a prize.
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‘This was a very good win for Trim’ said Matt Proctor in his match report. ‘Simon Smith scored the first goal in the first half as Celtic got on top in a lively encounter. Gary Rispin hit the second after the break.’
According to the manager the best performers on the day were Rispin, Ronan Fitzsimons & Thomas Ludlow but he selected Simon Smith as his ‘man of the match’. After the game NECSL official Conall Collier presented the trophy to John Redmond, captain of the Trim team.
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Team: 1. Brian Carley, 2. Raymond Murray, 3. John Redmond, 4. Colin Rayfus, 5. Ronan Fitzsimons, 6. Patrick Hegarty, 7. Simon Smith, 8. Gary Rispin, 9. Darren O’Connor, 10. Tom Ludlow, 11. Aidan Potter. Subs (none used): 12. Eddie Reilly, 13. Paul Daly, 14. Peter Clancy, 16. David Conway.
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Posted on Wednesday 15 August 2006
March 1992
During the 1991/92 season Celtic fielded two U12 teams in the NECSL and the B team suffered a 0-1 defeat at Tully Park on 21st March 1992 against Dunboyne despite what manager Matt Proctor described as a ‘great performance’ in his match report. Matt was very disappointed by the refereeing on the day and recorded the opposition goal as being well offside. He selected Alan Ashe as his ‘man of the match’ and named Declan proctor and Michael McCarthy as impressive performers on the day also.
Team: 1. Michael McCarthy, 2. Declan Proctor, 3. Ross Campbell, 4. John Kane, 5. Gerard Peppard, 6. Niall Winters, 7. Gerard Carty, 8. Robert Westphal, 9. John Kelly, 10. Jonathan Connolly, 11. Alan Ashe. Subs: 12. Tommy Maher for John Kelly, 13. Richard McGonigle (n/u), 14. Cuain Farrell (n/u), 15. John Reaney (n/u).
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Pictures: (back row l to r) – Tommy Maher, Robert Westphal, Jonathan Connolly, Ross Campbell, Michael McCarthy, John Kelly, Gerard Peppard, Gerard Carty. Front row (l to r) – John reaney, Richard McGonigle, Alan Ashe, Cuain Farrell, Declan Proctor, John Kane, Niall Winters.
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Posted on Wednesday 02 August 2006
February 1985
During the 1984/85 season Celtic fielded three adult teams in the Leinster Senior League and the late Kerr Reilly was manager of the 3rd Team competing in Division 3 Sunday. After a season of ‘up and down’ performances the Club finished comfortably mid table but one of the less impressive performances took place on 3rd February 1985 at Tully Park when the team went down 0-2 against Eagle Rangers from Dublin. In the match report Captain Frank Clehane expressed disappointment and referred to a missed penalty by Dominic Murray as the turning point of the game. He named Robert Bradley (in midfield!) as best performer on the day and picked out Trevor O’Neill, Pierce Halligan and substitute Jim Hyland as others to impress.
Team: 1. Anthony ‘Hank’ Peppard, 2. Ollie O’Brian (RIP), 3. Trevor O’Neill, 4. Frank Clehane, 5. Robert Bradley, 6. Dominic Murray, 7. Pierce Halligan, 8. Jim Finnegan, 9. Pay Hayes, 10. Mick Peppard, 11. Darryl Geraghty. Subs: 12. Jim Hyland for Finnegan. 13. Jim Tully (n/u).
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Picture: (back row l to r) – Jim Tully, Darryl Geraghty, Frank Clehane, Ollie O’Brien (RIP), Anthony Peppard , Robert Bradley, Trevor O’Neill, Kerr Reilly (RIP). Front row (l to r) – Pierce Halligan, Pay Hayes, Mick Peppard, Jim Hyland, Dominic Murray, Jim Finnegan.
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Posted on Monday 10 July 2006
1970 Membership Cards
Can any of our readers remember the reaction of Club players and members when the Membership Fee went up from 10/- (ten old shillings which equals 64 cent at present) in the 1970/71 season to £1 in the 1971/72 season? We would love to receive copies of any other membership cards from the earlier years.
John McEvoy certainly was a busy man in the early days! And what about those Selection Committees? Would they work today?
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Posted on Thursday 11 May 2006
May 1989
Were you one of these youngsters who turned out for pre-season training in May 1989? The adults in the background are (the late) Ollie O’Brien and Tom Ludlow.
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Posted on Tuesday 25 April 2006
Were you one of these youngsters who turned out for pre-season training in July 1990? The adults in the background are (left to right) are Matt Proctor, Peter Murphy, Dave Ryan & Robbie Doris.
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Posted on Tuesday 21 February 2006
‘This was a very evenly contested Cup Final against old rivals Agher park –a super contest with tremendous skill and work rate being shown by all’ reported Manager Tom Ludlow after his side landed the NECSL Under 11 Challenge Cup on 3rd June 1989 by a winning margin of 2 – 0.
‘It took a superb strike by Tosh Ludlow just before the end to separate the sides’ recorded Tom adding that his team had given a very good performance.
Tom picked out Aidan Potter, John Redmond and Vincent McHugh as the star men. The scorers on the day were Com McHugh and Tom Ludlow Jnr.
Ten days later the team went on to play Agher again in their final League game of the season emerging as 5 – 1 winners thus landing a coveted ‘double’.
The match was refereed by Ken Wilson.
The line up for the Cup Final was:
1. Raymond Glennon, 2. Vincent McHugh, 3. John Redmond, 4. Mark Gilsenan, 5. David Butterfield, 6. Darren O’Connor, 7. Aidan Potter, 8. Daniel Dorran, 9. Colm McHugh, 10. Michael Murray, 11. Tom Ludlow. The substitutes were 12. Ronan Fitzsimons (for Aidan Potter), 13. Alan McCormack (for Darren O’Connor) and 14. Raymond Murray (for Tom Ludlow)
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Posted on Tuesday 13th December 2005
Robbie Doris was manager of Celtic’s Under 10 squad during the 1991/2 season which culminated with a fine NECSL Challenge Cup win over Shambo in Slane on 2nd May 1992. He was assisted during the season by Peter Murphy and Louise Clancy.
A large group of supporters and parents travelled to Slane confident of victory and they were not disappointed when they witnessed an impressive performance with the Trim boys emerging victorious by a margin of 2 – 0. The score was 1 – 0 at the break.
Scorers on the day were Paul Campbell and Brian Rispin. Alan Miley was captain of the team and he was nominated as Man-of-the Match following a fine individual display.
In his match report Robbie recorded that his side were ‘very much on top throughout and would not have been flattered by another 2 goals’. He picked out his Captain and in addition Derrick Sheridan & scorer Brian Rispin as the best performers on the day.
Celtic’s line up was as follows:
1. Mark Winters, 2. Robbie Doris, 3. Derrick Sheridan, 4. Phillip McNally, 5. Michael Lowther, 6. Brian Rispin, 7. Cormac O’Toole, 8. Joey O’Toole, 9. Paul Campbell, 10. Alan Miley, 11. Damien Shalvey. The substitutes were 12. Cormac Deady (for Cormac O’Toole), 13. Ronan Gallagher (for Damien Shalvey), 14. Gerard Martin, 15. Shane Murrin and 16. Timmy Clancy (for Paul Campbell).
The game was refereed by Joe Casserly.
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Posted on Tuesday 27th September 2005
The 1986/7 season was one of survival for the Club’s first team under the management of Dermot Breen, with the team winning only 5 of its 26 gales in the Premier Division of the Leinster Senior League. Celtic finished 4th bottom, three points above the relegation zone.
Manortown were the visitors for the last home fixture of the season and despite taking a 2 – 0 lead Celtic had to settle for a share of the points after letting the visitors in for two late goals.
Manager Breen made the point that the good surface at Tully Park made a big difference to the team performance although he conceded that the game was the classic ‘game of two halves’. In the first Celtic dominated and saw Pat Hayes and Kenny Weymes both on target only for Manortown to take charge in the second period.
Dermot’s Man-of-the Match was scorer Kenny Weymes and he also paid tribute the performances of Peter Kelly and Micky Peppard.
The team on the day was:
1. Paul Connor, 2. John Cahill, 3. Pat Conway, 4. Peter Kelly, 5. Alan Gaskin, 6. Paddy Doyle, 7. Dominic Murray, 8. Dermot Breen, 9. Pat Hayes, 10. Micky Peppard, 11. Kenny Weymes.
The substitutes were 12. Brendan Corrigan (not used) and 13. Micky Farrell (for Pat Conway).
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Posted on Wednesday 31st August 2005
After unprecedented success on the field during the 1976/7 season under the supervision of Manager Christy Ginnerty there was plenty to celebrate at the Club’s end of season Social Night. That season both the First and Second Teams won their respective divisions in the Leinster Junior League and the Firsts reached the quarter final of the FAI Junior Cup – the only time the Club has progresses that far.
Back (l to r) Paddy Tully, Bob Morris, John Ratty, Dermot Forrestal, Joe Dwyer, Tony Donohoe, Frank McCann, Bob Munnelly, Ken Wilson, Christy Ginnerty, ‘Junior’ Hatton, Peter Campbell, Jack Kennedy and Kevin Toole.
Front (l to r) Mick Corrigan, Mick Farrell, Paul Clarke, Kit O’Donnell, John Ayton, Jim Fay, Vicky Douglas, Willie Fagan, Sean Farrell and Sean Corrigan.
What about the hair styles!
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Posted on Wednesday 25th May 2005
On 22nd November 1993 the Club enjoyed the privilege of staging a friendly schoolboy International match between the Republic of Ireland and Austria at Tully Park. This game marked the International debut for the Republic of one of the best wing players in world football today –possibly the very best. Who? Look carefully in the front row and second from left you may recognise a very youthful Damien Duff!
The game was also significant in that it featured Jonathon Clarke from Navan also making his debut. He is pictured beside Damien Duff on the extreme left.
International Debut for Damien Duff at Tully Park
Pre-match handshakes – spot the ‘Duffer’
Match Officials with members of the Austrian delegation before the game. Included are ISRS Meath Branch Members Kenny Gavin, Tony O’Brien and Derry O’Brien.
Trim UDC Chairman Cllr. Robbie Griffith receives a souvenir from the leader of the Austrian Delegation after the Civic Reception in the Town Hall.
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Posted on Wednesday 27th April 2005
The forerunner of the North Eastern Counties Schoolboys’ League was founded in 1983 and to this day Trim Celtic is the only local Club in continuous membership since the very start. It was initially set up as the Meath Schoolboys’ League in somewhat controversial circumstances. Des Clancy was its first Chairman.
Celtic’s Under 14 squad reached the final of the League in that first season, unfortunately losing 0 – 3 to OMP Utd. in the decider. Two weeks before that the team managed by Des Clancy travelled to Navan to play the semi-final of the League against Athboy Blues at St. Mary’s Park.
Celtic won the game 5 – 0 in what the manager described as a ‘five star performance by every player’. He described David ‘Hack’ Dwyer’s performance as an inspiration and he praised the huge effort of Tim Keane at right full -then one of the smallest players in the squad.
He also recorded gratitude to the many parents, officials and supporters who travelled with the team that day.
The team was:
1. John Brady
2. Tim Keane
3. Kevin Elliott
4. Kevin Meehan
5. Kevin Tuite
6. Paul Dunne
7. Sean O’Rourke
8. Declan Gibney
9. David Dwyer
10. James Lynch
11. Sean Reilly
12. Mark Quinn
13. Francis King
14. Paul Dempsey
15. Darragh Lavin
16. Anthony Dwyer
17. Alan Ashe
The scorers were Kevin Meehan (penalty), Declan Gibney, David Dwyer and James Lynch. An OG completed the tally. The referee that day was Derry O’Brien.
Victorious Celtic Schoolboys
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Posted on Sunday 24th April 2005
Summer 1990

Paul McGrath mobbed at Tully Park.
In the summer of 1990 the Club had the pleasure of welcoming To Tully Park Irish soccer superstar Paul McGrath courtesy of Atlantic 252. The arrangements had been made by Catherine Geraghty at the radio station.
A large crowd turned out to welcome Paul to Trim and he spent an hour at Tully Park signing autographs and posing for photographs before returning to town for some refreshments. At the time Paul’s status as a sporting legend in this country had been confirmed. He was one of the finest players ever to represent the Republic and the Irish sporting public still embrace him still as one of their favourite sons.
One of the many youngsters to be pictured that day with Paul McGrath was Tim Clancy –at the time he was the youngest registered player in the Club.

Tim Clancy with his father Des (then Club Secretary) and Paul McGrath
By a very strange coincidence, twelve years later Tim and Paul McGrath’s son Chris partnered each other at centre back on the Irish U18 Team in a friendly International against France near Marseilles. The Irish U18 team was managed at the time by Brian Kerr, assisted by Noel O’Reilly. The pair have since taken over the management of full Irish International team.

Tim Clancy centre and Chris McGrath right.
In the background can bee seen Brian Kerr and Noel O’Reilly seated.

Refreshments with Celtic players Michael Naughton, Kevin Elliott, Sean O’Rourke, Michael Curran, Conor Martin and Kevin Meehan.

The late Kerr Reilly with his son Keith meets Paul McGrath at Tully Park
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Posted on Wednesday 23rd March 2005
May 1988
In the 1987/8 Season the Club’s First Team competed in the Premier Division Sunday of the Leinster Senior League and a campaign of mixed results under Manager Dermot Breen saw the Celts finish mid table after some titanic tussles throughout with the likes of Manortown Utd, Stillorgan Celtic, St. Vincent’s, Aylesbury, Rock Celtic (Dundalk), Crumlin Utd and many more. Crumlin Utd twice defeated Celtic in the League that year, 2-1 at Tully Park and 4-1 in Dublin.
Success that season came courtesy of the Lynch Cup where a 4-3 win away against Rathgar Social Club saw Trim through to the decider at Dalymount Park played on Friday night 27th May 1988. Luke Dempsey, Kevin Fogarty, Mick Naughton and Pat Conway were on target in the semi-final. Beeches Celtic from Donnybrook had been despatched in the quarter-final thanks to a brace each from Brendan Corrigan and Ciaran Heffernan. The records show that Edenderry were beaten in the round before that thanks to strikes by Des Edgeworth (2) and Manager Breen himself.
Trim performance on the night was gallant but unsuccessful. Despite holding their illustrious opponents scoreless for over an hour the inevitable happened when a goal was conceded from a free kick just outside the box. In the first half Des Edgeworth was twice put through into god scoring positions by Kevin Fogarty and youngster Mick Naughton shot just narrowly wide.
In the second half some changes to the Trim line up worked to good effect as the Celts chased an equalising goal but a second killer goal was conceded late in the game and a third shortly afterwards from the spot as Trim fought for a consolation score but it was not to be.
In his match report Manager Breen described the visit to Dalymount as ‘a great occasion for the Club’. He praised his side for it’s ‘never give up attitude’ and regretted the missed chances.
Dermot is now living in Australia with his family having emigrated from trim six years after this game.
The line-up that day was as follows:
1. John Ayton
2. John Cahill
3. Jim Hyland
4. Kevin Meehan
5. Luke Dempsey
6. Brendan Corrigan
7. Des Edgeworth
8. Dermot Breen
9. Kevin Fogarty
10. Ciaran Heffernan
11. Mick Naughton
12.Paddy Doyle (for Heffernan)
13. Pat Conway (for Edgeworth)
14. Robert Bradley
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Posted on Wednesday 16th March 2005
1950’s Line Up
Back (l to r) Jim Finnegan, Michael Tully, Roy Anderson, Henry Douglas, Luke Fagan, Teddy Tully.
Front (l to r) Paddy Morris, John McEvoy, Teddy Frawley, Peter Maguire, Sean McNulty.
John McEvoy is currently President of the Club.
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Posted on Wednesday 09th March 2005
Trim Celtic 1967
Back (l to r) Michael Clarke, Noel Rochford, Christy Ginnerty, Ernie Timmons, Mattie Shiels, Patsy Doonan.
Front (l to r) Ken Wilson, Mick Ward, Paddy Finnegan, John McEvoy, Robbie Lee, Johnny Gavin.
John McEvoy is currently President of the Club. Christy Ginnerty is currently one of our Vice Presidents.
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Posted on Friday 04th March 2005
Trim Celtic 1970
Back (l to r) Bob Morris, Tony Melia, Ciaran Gaughran, Mattie Shiels, Christy Ginnerty, Ken Wilson, Patsy Doonan.
Front (l to r) John Marron, John McEvoy, Paddy Finnegan, Henry Anderson, John Dooley, Kevin Elliott.
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Posted on Friday 25th February 2005
This is dedicated to the memory of the late Ollie O’Brien, former Player, Team Manager & Committee Member of the Club who passed away recently.

Ollie O’Brien May 1987
During the 1986/7 season the Club’s second team managed by Ollie O’Brien competed in the Leinster Senior League and emerged as winners of the Wally Winn Cup for their Division in the LSL. The opposition that day were Aylesbury. The final was played at Tully Park on 10th May 1987 and the visitors came to Trim as firm favourites to take back the silverware to Dublin.
Celtic’s team that day lined out as follows.
1. Jim Fay
Pre-Match Squad Photograph
2. Jim Tully
3. Jim Hyland
4. Peter Campbell
5. Paul Connor (Captain)
6. John Ayton
7. Brendan Corrigan
8. Ken Weymes
9. Gerry Barry
10. Matt Lynch
11. Mick Peppard
12. Brian Newman (for Peter Campbell)
13. Paul Lally
In his match report Manager Ollie O’Brien reported as follows.
This game was the big game of the year – about 300 people turned up to watch it. It was played with great spirit. Aylesbury were on top for the first 20 minutes………….Trim scored when Mick Peppard put in a low ball which was handled by a defender and Gerry Barry scored from the spot. It was 1-0 at half time. Brendan Corrigan got a great goal early in the second half when he took the ball down and chipped it into the back of the net. Celtic then fell back and Aylesbury started to get on top. They pulled a goal back and put Celtic under considerable pressure until the game ended. This was a great team display by Trim.
Ollie selected Jim Fay as his Man of the Match. Other to impress the Manager on the day were Brendan Corrigan and Kenny Weymes.
Many in Tully Park that day will remember that Manager Ollie O’Brien was on crutches at the time, having suffered a bad leg break in a game for the Club’s First Team some weeks before.

Manager Ollie O’Brien with his team, some young supporters and the Winn Cup

Ollie O’Brien in action for Celtic’s First Team in January 1986.
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Posted on Tuesday 22nd February 2005
Celtic Annual Presentation Function 2nd September 1985
Back Row L to R: Noel Dempsey – then Chairman Trim UDC, Des Clancy – then Club Secretary, Ciaran Gaughran – then Club Chairman, the late Dr. John (‘Jack’) Brody -then Club President, the late Bernard Barry – then 2nd Team Manager, the late Kerr Reilly – then 3rd Team Manager and Tony Donohoe – then 1st Team Manager.
Front Row L to R: Finian Lynch – 2nd Team Player of the Year, Clem McAuley – 1st Team Player of the Year, Jim Finnegan – 3rd Team Player of the Year and Kevin Meehan – Schoolboy Player of the Year.
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Posted on Friday 18th February 2005
Thirteen years ago on 9th February 1992 Celtic’s first team travelled to Rathcoole to play against AFC Belgrave in the (LSL) Vaughan Cup and came away having been defeated 3 – 1 by the home side. The team on that day was as follows.
1. Pauric Carrol
Micky Farrell – Goal Scorer
2. Paul Connor
3. Micky Farrell
4. Luke Dempsey
5. Kevin Meehan
6. David Dwyer
7. Mick Naughton
8. Danny Quinn
9. Stephen Farrell
10. Ciaran Heffernan
11. Brendan Corrigan
12. Micky Peppard (for Corrigan)
13. Dermot Breen
In his match report Manager Dermot Breen highlighted the goal scored by Micky Farrell, direct from a free kick. He also claimed that the second goal scored by Belgrave had not crossed the line! Two players (who will not be identified) were fined for turning up late for the bus! Can any reader guess which two?
Dermot subsequently emigrated to Australia with his wife and children where he still lives. He paid a brief visit to Trim late last year.
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Posted on Monday 14th February 2005
Supporters of Trim Celtic may recognise a very young Tim Clancy in the front row. Tim was capped 12 times for the Republic of Ireland at U18 and U19 levels in recent years. But what other player in this picture taken nearly fifteen years ago, went on to play for the Republic? The answer is Patrick Kohlmann (second from left front row) whose mother left Ireland to settle in Germany. Patrick plays for Borusia Dortmund and after declaring for the country of his mother’s birth, he was selected several times to the Republic’s U21 team and is currently a squad member. Patrick spent several summers in Trim with his grandparents in Pinebrook. The picture was taken during one of those holiday visits.
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Posted on Saturday 5th February 2005
Twenty Years Ago this week at a time when club fielded three teams in the Leinster Senior League this was the Celtic third team that played Balrothery at Tully Park on 27th January 1985.
1. Hank Peppard
Micky Peppard – Hatrick Hero
2. Ollie O’Brien
3. Trevor O’Neill
4. Pat Conway
5. Frank Clehane
6. Jim Finnegan
7. Micky Peppard
8. Pierce Halligan
9. Pat Hayes
10. Daryl Geraghty
11. Mark Ronayne
12. Jimmy Tully (for M. Ronayne/injured)
13. Dominic Murray (for M. Peppard)
Frank Clehane, now a publican near Athlone but still a good supporter of the Club was Manager of the team and his side that day won 7 – 0 thank to goals from Micky Peppard (3), Pat Conway, Jim Finnegan and Dominic Murray. Where are they all now?
Not surprisingly Micky Peppard was man-of-the match. The Managers report suggested that Pat Hayes had left his shooting boots at home that day! He also expressed satisfaction with the display of Jimmy Tully who was making a comeback to football with Celtic that day.
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Posted on Thursday 27th January 2005