Next Monday sees the arrival in Trim of a group of twenty six from the football club in Etrepagny, Trim’s twin town in Normany as guests of the Club until next Saturday. The visit follows the Club’s trip last year to Etrepagny when the travelling Celtic team won the Twinning Cup during a week of activity in the French town. A programme of events has been arranged for the group by Club Secretary Des Clancy & Committee Member Ciaran Gaughran with the help of team officials in the Schoolboy Club including pitch & putt, a table quiz, swimming & a trip to Dublin.

An Official Welcome will be delivered by Cllr. Ray Butler Chairman of the Town Council in the Castle Arch Hotel at 11am on Tuesday morning. The official Test Match for the Twinning Cup will be contested at U13 level next Thursday at Tully Park at 2pm.

‘I would like to express my gratitude to everyone who has helped us make the arrangements for our guests especially Ferdie Gibney of Trim Pitch & Putt Club, Gerry Gorman of the MDL, Cllr. Ray Butler, the Principal of Scoil Mhuire, Andy Reilly of Cohort Recruitment, our Club Chairman Robert Bradley & most of all the families who offered accommodation for the boys & girls in the group. Thank you all very much’ – Des Clancy.