Senior Football Championship, Sunday 6th August
Trim 6-13 v 1-14 Navan O’Mahonys
Trim made a triumphant return to the top ranks of Meath Football on Sunday afternoon in Pairc Tailteann. After a long 10 year stint competing at Intermediate level, Kevin Reilly’s men showed up in force to earn a 14 point margin over O’Mahonys.
Trim started the game well and garnered a 1-03 to nil score after 7 minutes, young marksman Aaron Lynch rattling the net for the first time in the 6th minute. O’Mahonys then had their green patch of the game which would see them draw level by the 20th minute, both sides at 1-04. A number of straight forward frees for the Navan side, paired with some unfortunate wides by Trim, surely had the Trim supporters nervous for that period.
Lynch turned on the style and sailed 3 over the bar and the final 10minutes of the first half were one way traffic. Rob Bourke and Mikey Cullen both took a goal a piece, while Ciaran O’Rourke worked his way from corner back to finish a fine point. Navan would only muster a single point in this period, leaving the half time score at:
Trim 3-07 v 1-05 Navan O’Mahonys
The second half started fast with Lynch blasting home his second goal within 30 seconds of the throw in. Trim dominated the entire second half, with more goals coming from Eoin O’Connor and James Toher, as well as a couple of fine points from wing back Connor Quigley.
Reilly will be happy with his teams performance in many ways and he utilized his bench throughout the second half to good effect. The back six were as impressive going forward and will look toward their next opponents Curraha to test their courage under fire. Perhaps conceding 1-14 will be where Reilly concentrates his attention going forward, but overall Trim never looked in danger of losing this fixture. With so many of the players making it onto the scoreboard, Trim we’re comfortably in front for the entirety of the game. Conor Quigley had an impressive display from midfield as did the ever impressive Aaron Lynch at full forward.
Team and Scorers:
Peter Farrell, Gerard Dwane, Luke Moran, Ciaran O’Rourke (0-01), Daire Lynch, James Toher (1-00), Ben Holden, Conor Quigley (0-03), Rob Bourke (1-00), Eoin O’Conor (1-02), Alan Douglas-Captain (0-01), Ciaran Caulfield, Tom Carmody (0-01), Aaron Lynch (2-05, 4 frees), Mikey Cullen (1-00).
Subs: Ian Birmingham for C. O’Rourke, James Murray for M. Cullen, Sean Fitzgerald for T. Carmody