Next Monday morning a group of twenty two players and eight adults representing the Club, flies out to France to spend a week in Etrepagny, Trim’s twin town in Normany, as guests of the local football club there, USE (Football). This will be the Club’s ninth visit to Etrepagny to sample the very best of French hospitality and everyone is looking forward to an enjoyable week of football and entertainment. The group will be headed by Club Secretary Des Clancy who has travelled on all but one of the previous trips. Also travelling will be Ciaran Gaughran, former Club Chairman, himself a veteran of many previous visits.


The playing group comprises of members of the Club’s U12 and U13 squads and the highlight of the week will be the Official Test Match against the locals. Hopes are high that Trim can return to winning ways having lost the last two Tests. 

‘The week will be one of many activities for the boys. Plenty of foootball, day trips and entertainment awaits them. We will be looked after by good friends. Indeed some of them Laurent & Florence Bausmayer have been ionvolved since the exchanges started in 1988 and have always been fabulous organisers and hosts.’

The other adults travelling are Nick Nally, Des Fitzgerald, Ron Metcalfe, Michael Johnston, Mark Scanlon & Denise Quinn.

Watch out for news from France here on the Club website.