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Toome Notes

October 11th, 2011

Lotto: No winner for the week 10/10/1, winners of the 20e lucky dip were Paul Duffy Drumacon, Mary Clarke Blackhill, Jimmy Lambe Toome, Rose Mc Ginn Drumgoose,Tom Donaghy Marnakill.  Next week’s jackpot is 2000e.

Astro-Turf: Spaces available contact Louis @0876503826.

Nursery Games: continue on a Fri eve from 5.30pm to 6.30pm.

Ladies Training: continues on a Fri night from 8.00pm to 9.00pm. For information contact Andrea Quinn @0876786560.

J.F.L: we play at home to Clones on Sunday 16th Oct, in the League Semi-Final, we wish the very best of luck to the lads and team mentors. All support needed.  Due to the league been finished and this been a semi-final game it is necessary that all peoples entering the match will be charged in, members and non-members, at a cost of 5e entry children free.

Best Wishes To Anne Kelly who was hospitalised recently, from everyone in the Toome Club we wish you a very healthy recovery.

U15 Blitz: in Cloghan on Fri Oct 14th @7.00pm under lights.

Under 14 Final: After the excitement of last week’s magnificent semi-final win v Cremartin, we marched on to face the mighty Clontibret on Saturday in the league final. In windy conditions on a perfect Blackhill pitch, Toome’s blistering start resulted in a first quarter lead, while the sides were separated by the minimum at half time. The third quarter was tightest of all, before an early Clontibret goal in the 4th quarter looked to have settled the tie. The Toome men refused to accept defeat, and laid siege to the Clontibret goal, but our luck had run dry, and the tie finished Clontibret 2-8 Toome 1-8. It was a bitter pill to swallow for a talented group of players, who had given a remarkable commitment all year.

John Gorman played very well in goals, displaying his father’s cat-like reflexes on more than one occasion. The back line were as tough and tight as they had been all year, led by captain Hugo Connolly, and ably assisted by Bartek, who had another great season. The half back line worked hard, with the tough-tackling Stephen Blessing on the right, and the impressive Frank Connolly on the left, while Mark McMahon’s driving runs set up attack after attack. Toome’s midfield of Daniel Friskey and Ciaran McCooey gave an outstanding, all action display against difficult opponents and has improved immensely as the year went on. Just as we held Clontibret’s attackers well, our forwards found the going tough at times. Ryan Murphy led the attack well all year, improving all the time, while Keane O’Reilly, fresh from a brilliant display against Cremartin, gave Clontibret their fill of it. James Wilson, as ever, was tightly marked and got plenty of attention, but his skilful runs drove us forward all day. John McGinn proved a handful at full forward, and Kevin McCooey troubled men twice his size, and might just be the most skilful of the brothers! The versatile Mark Byrne played well when introduced, while Luke Murtagh imrpoved greatly this year, and had some great games between the posts. Youngsters Joseph Harte and Killian Ruddy continue to impress, and both have medals in the bag from the under 12s. Ryan McMahon came back for the final, after scoring a brilliant goal against Blayney during the league campaign. These young men put in a serious effort into their football all year, and their manner on the football field was an absolute credit at all times. Well done lads, and hopefully next year will bring more trophies!


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