Meath Football B League Division 2 result Trim 5-13, Blackhall Gaels 0-10
Trim travelled to Batterstown on Saturday evening to play the local side in this Meath football B league division 2 round 2 game. Signs were ominous for the home side very early on. The visitors ruled the roost and with some flowing football were twelve points up after twelve minutes after hitting 3-3 with no reply from Blackhall, the goals coming from Ciaran Giblin, Alan Shine Eoin O’Connor and the points from Shine, O’Connor and Robbie Kenny. The Trim full forward line of Shine, O Connor and Kenny were on fire inside who between them hit 2-5 in the first half. Blackhall hit three points without reply in the middle of the half to reduce the deficit to nine points but the Trim lads cranked up the scoring effort again and in the final ten minutes of the half hit 1-3 to the home sides two points to leave the half time score at 4-6 to 0-5 with thirteen points the difference. The Trim goal coming from centre forward Darryl Phelin who was a constant thorn in the Blackhall side and their points from Eoin O’Conner (2) and centre field man Stephan Doyle.
Blackhall Gaels attempted a recovery with five points pulled back in the first twenty minutes of the second half but 1-6 in the finals ten minutes of the game from the Trim lads left a very one sided look to this game. Their second half goal coming from the boot of Phelin and points coming from Shine, O’Connor, Kenny (2) and substitites Shane O’Connor (2) and Joe O’Donohoe.
Trim goalkeeper Alan Carey had a sound game between the posts and his kickouts found their targets with great accuracy. Rory McGrath controlled the fullback line with an assured game and was well supported by corner back Eoin Englishby and Dylan Finnerty.
Full time score Trim 5-13, Blackhall Gaels 0-10
The Trim tem as…..Alan Carey, Eoin Englishby, Rory McGrath, Dylan Finnerty, Shane Downes, Ciaran Joyce, Ryan Andrews, Stephan Doyle, Richie Murphy, Ciaran Giblin, Darryl Phelin, Conor McMorrow, Eoin O’Connor, Alan Shine, Robie Kenny.
The Trim subs were…..Shane O Connor, Joe O’Donoghue, Mark Murray, Sean McDonagh, Vincent Farrelly, Conal McGrenra, David Murtagh, Paul Munnelly, Dimi Higgins.
The Trim scorers were…..Darryl Phelin 2-0, Eoin O’Connor 1-4 (1 free), Alan Shine 1-2, Robie Kenny 0-3 (1 free), Ciaran Giblin 1-0, Shane O’Connor 0-2 (1 free), Stephan Doyle 0-1, Joe O’Donoghue 0-1.