Mallow Host Visitors from France


A new chapter in the twinning between the towns of Mallow and Tréguier France unfolded at St. Gobnaits Park last Sunday afternoon as Mallow United hosted Tregor FC for the first time. The visitors from France arrived in Mallow on Saturday afternoon with many of the visiting families being hosted by parents of the Mallow United players. After taking 24 hours to settle in, with some of the visitors taking in local attractions such as Mallow castle, the French contingent arrived at St. Gobnaits Park on Sunday morning in buoyant form with the spring sunshine adding to the occasion. Two fixtures were arranged with both Mallow United U12s and U13s facing their French counterparts. Both games were well balanced affairs with all sides maintaining a high tempo. In the first fixture Mallow United U12s got the better of their counterparts winning 2-0 with Aaron Owens and Ben McPhillips getting the Mallow goals. The U13 game saw Mallow United come out on top again with a 5-2 win. Results were not important on the day however as the occasion was about the opportunity for members of the Mallow community to engage with the visitors from Tréguier and discussions have already began on the possibility of Mallow United make a return visit to France next year. Mallow United would like to thank the Mallow-Treguier Twinning Committees for their help in organising last Sundays events.


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