Goals wins games and the phrase couldn’t be more appropriate for this Division 3A match between Trim and Gaeil Colmcille’s second string sides in St. Loman’s Park on Saturday afternoon.
Goals converted proved the difference and despite Gaeil Colmcille scoring two goals, further goal chances by Cormac O’Reilly and Barry Farrelly in the first half which were both excellently saved by the Trim keeper and Farrelly saw an effort come off the crossbar in the second half to the frustration of the Kells support.
Trim opened up the game with the first two points before a Farrelly free settled the visitors into the game. Full-Forward, Gary Arkins levelled things up on 9 minutes and two points in a row from Farrelly saw Kells lead 0-04 to 0-02. The first of Trims goals came in the 18th minute but a Farrelly free 4 minutes later left the sides level once again 1-02 to 0-05. Trim would go on to finish the half the stronger and their third point of the match was followed by their second goal to see them take a 2-03 to 0-05 lead into the half-time break.
Gaeil Colmcille got the perfect start to the second half when Danny Muldoon found himself 14 yards from goal and his shot rattled the back of the net. Both sides traded the next four scores with Farrelly adding another point and Zak Griffin scoring after Farrelly’s goal attempt came back off the crossbar. Just as Gaeil Colmcille gained any momentum, Trim went straight down the pitch and added a score and this time in the 34th minute grabbed their third goal.
Ajay Tormey pointed for Kells in the 39th minute but once again Trim struck for a fourth goal to leave 6 between the sides. Credit to Gaeil Colmcille they never dropped their heads and points from Farrelly and Tormey brought Trims lead back to four points and in the 49th minute Farrelly found the back of the net to once again leave the minimum between the teams.
Farrelly pointed a free in the 51st minute and one minute later Farrelly got his eight point of the game to amazingly see Kells take the lead with eight minutes remaining. Unfortunately for Gaeil Colmcille that would be their last score of the game and like the first half, Trim closed out the game the stronger and hit their fifth goal of the game followed by two points to seal a four point win for the home side.
Gaeil Colmcille: Sean Thornton, Conor Arkins, Mark Gormley, Max Finlay, Danny Muldoon (1-00), Cormac Ferguson, Fionn Smith, Phil Ward, Ajay Tormey (0-02), Cormac O’Reilly, Zak Griffin (0-01), Cormac Mattimoe, Barry Farrelly (1-08), Gary Arkins (0-01), Stephen Reddy.
Subs: Gary McGovern, Sean King, Jamie Jordan