Trim represent Meath in Their 6th Consecutive National Feile.
Trim represent Meath at their 6th consecutive National Feile.
Trim competed in the newly formed Meath Feile competition in which the winners and runner up go on to the National Feile.
Trim travelled to Kildalkey on Saturday April 1st where they played the home team and Ratoath. Trim faced Kildalkey first but a hearty display wasn’t enough to get the win. Kildalkey took advantage of the understrength Trim side and winning 2-4 to 1-3 set them up for qualifying. Trim then faced Ratoath having to win to get into the semi-final. Trim really hit the ground running winning on a margin of 2-5 to 0-2. Scores from Joey Cole, James Burke, Rory Connor, James Foley and George Douglas was enough to gain a convincing win.
On Sunday April 2nd due to venue change the Semi Final and Final took place in Trim GAA grounds.
The Trim groundsmen, Luke and Vicky, had the pitch in superb condition considering all the varying weather conditions leading into the weekend. The semi final pairings wer, Trim v Killyon and Rathmolyon v Kildalkey.
Trim started well with points from Joey Cole and Ciaran Caulfield. Cole found the net straight after this and Trim dominated throughout the pitch thereafter. Killyon returned 2 points. James Foley was lively and in clinical form and took his goal chance well. Caulfield and Josh Harris were immense in midfield driving forward. James Burke at full forward was a great target man. Harry Cottrell and Ian Byrne were not letting anything past them and were rock solid. Tadgh Carty and Alan Costello showed great fight. Trim had leaders all over the park.
Trim then faced Rathmolyon in the Final.
Having picked up a lot of hard injuries in the semi, Trim were like the walking wounded in the Final. This did not stop them in their strides. Playing through sickness Cole hit 1-5 in the opening 15 minutes then but had to retire just after. Harris, who was limping, still marched through the Killyon defence to get another goal to put the contest beyond doubt. Joint captain Caulfield ran through the pain. George Douglas added 3 points in the second half to finish on a final score 2-8 to 0-2. Cottrell and Byrne were solid again at the back. Alan Costello never gave up at centre forward and was a constant threat. Displays from all the Trim team was superb.
Joint captains Cole and Caulfield lifted the trophy with delight. This sends Trim to Kilkenny to represent Meath in Division 2 in the National Feile. This is the 6th Feile in a row for the Trim club. Caulfield, Harris, Costello and Byrne experiencing their 2nd and 3rd in a row. Also for Cole this is a record 4th in a row to match cousin and older teammate Dylan Farrell in his achievements.
The Trim team eas – Goalie Sean Mulryan was great throughout the weekend. Backs Sean Halton , Ian Byrne, Eoghan Ryan, Harry Cottrell, Fergus Rathlaigh, Evan Smith, Sammy Kennedy, Tadgh Carthy were solid in defence. Midfielders Josh Harris and Ciaran Caulfield ran themselves into the ground. Forwards Joey Cole, George Douglas, Khristian Gunning, James Foley, James Burke, Rory Connor, Finn Maher, Alan Costello took every chance and worked tirelessly.