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August 23rd, 2022

GoGo Games: Our youngest ballers (4 – 11 years) continue to develop their skills with training each Tuesday evening from 7:00pm. All the children are having a great time and plenty of fun while making new friends as they develop their skills, thanks to all our coaches/mentors who give their time so generously. On Saturday last the children attended an U9 blitz in Killanny, the weather was not the best as the heavens opened, this did not stop the young ballers however, they played out all matches and had a great day. Huge thanks to Killanny who hosted this blitz and also treated all the children with refreshments afterwards. Special shout out to Jack Wilson who celebrated his birthday with a great performance on the field. This Saturday 27th August the U7’s will enjoy a blitz in Blackhill at 10:00am. Please spread the word to your friends, family, neighbours and relations, new children are always very welcome.

Seniors: The senior team were in action on Sunday last, 21st August in St Victor’s Park for round 3 of the Intermediate Championship against Tyholland. This was a game played in great spirits in good conditions, with a great crowd in attendance to watch this encounter. There were some great moments of play from the home side and a few very good scores to keep the crowd entertained. Toome opened the scoring and had a lot of conviction in their play, with some fantastic scores from William, James, Joey, Patrick and Ryan. The visitors were getting a few chances but were unable to finish, Toome had one or two goal chances in the first half that did not find the net as a result of some good goalkeeping. However, Ryan did just that moments before the interval with a great bit of skill and accuracy to put the home side 8 points in front. HT Score 1:10 – 0:05. Patrick was off at the interval due to taking a hard knock at the end of the first period and was replaced by Liam. Tyholland were up for a battle and they came out in the second to try and get something from this match. Toome were still in the driving seat having built up a good lead in the opening period. Scores from William, James Frank and Liam extended the lead to 12 points with just about 10 left in this match. Tyholland dug deep, Cormac Quinn who was playing some outstanding football came off for the return of Red Tom. Thholland broke through and there was nobody able to stop them as they scored a goal to reduce the gap. Then with some great work from the back to the front and a special bit of ball between James and William, the home side found the net also. Gary came on for Ryan, then from nowhere Tyholland were up again and scored a well taken goal that Hugo had no chance of saving. Ciaran replaced Shane and Stephen replaced Sean with only moments left of ordinary time. Tyholland kept coming and produced another goal, this left Toome with a bit of work to do in the closing stages and James stepped up to produce another class goal to put the lead back to 8 points and the final whistle. FT Score: Toome 3:17 – 3:09 Tyholland. Well done to the team and management on this brilliant win. There is a break next week in the Championship and then Toome face Monaghan Harps in the next round. Huge thanks to all the loyal supporters who turned out to support the lads.  #BeThe16thMan. The next home match will be the final game in the Championship group stages against Blackhill on 11th September. If you are able to assist with match day assistance, please contact Club Chairperson – Gene Cumiskey on 087 918 6629 or Club Secretary – Ryan McMahon on 087 743 1970.

Gratitude: The Club would like to extend our appreciation and thanks to all who helped out on the day and the preparations for this fixture. Field works, development team, servers, shop workers, announcer, National Anthem singer Meadow, turnstile operators, car parking attendants, stewards and cleaners and all the unseen jobs done on the day by many of our fantastic volunteers. Without the help of so many, days like these would never be possible. Go raibh míle maith agat

Golf Classic: Toome Golf Classic is on this Saturday 27th August. Once again, the generosity and support from the local community and businesses has been incredible. This is an important fundraiser for the Club and the support shown is truly appreciated. We would like to thank all Tee Box sponsors, Teams entered and donations received, our very generous event sponsors Carna Transport and Homeschool.ie and the sponsorship of our fantastic prizes, Dubarry, O’Neills, Shoe City, Glencarn Hotel, The View restaurant, Craig Loughman – The Gateway Lodge and Concra Wood. Apart from being a great day, this event is a very important fundraiser for the Club as we strive to make progress on and off the field. Refreshments will be served on the day. Tee box sponsorship is available for €100, if you would like to sponsor a tee box, please contact Jim McArdle or Kevin McCabe on 086 044 1924. The Golf Classic provides an excellent opportunity to catch up on club matters, entertain clients, family or to just meet up with friends for a great day’s golf and craic.

Championship Fixture Dates: Save the dates – 4th September – Monaghan Harps (Away), 11th September – Blackhill (Home).

Gaelic 4 Mothers&Others: Please be sure to let friends and neighbours know of our Mothers&Others training continues each Monday and Thursday at 7:00pm in St Victors Park. The Gaelic 4Mothers&Others initiative sees women playing Ladies Gaelic Football in a fun, non-competitive and social environment. New members are joining each week so please spread the word, if you are interested, please contact Andrea Quinn on 087 678 6560.

Astro Pitch: Pitches available for hire, if you would like to make a booking, please call on 085 786 4106 to secure your slot.

Páirc ‘Astro’ Tuaim – Áis iontach atá oscailte do gach duine. Mas mhaith leat áirthint a dhéanamh cuir glaoch ar 085 786 4106. Bainigí sult as gach duine.

Development Works: Works continue at St Victors Park, there is a lot of work completed to date with a lot more to do. If you are available to give a couple of hours or are available to operate an excavator, please get in touch. Gerrard Kelly continues with the erection of the fencing and this will continue for some time, anyone who is available to help with this please get in touch. We will need help with the removal and replacement of lighting in the coming weeks. If you would like to help the Club in any way, please get in touch with either Club Chairperson – Gene Cumiskey on 087 918 6629 or Club Secretary – Ryan McMahon on 087 743 1970. We appreciate the efforts that everyone has shown and welcome any help that you can offer, remember this is all our club. #ÁrgClub

Tá an fobairt ar ais. Cuidiú de dhith/ Help needed. Má tá tú ag iarraidh cabhrú cuir glaoch ar an cathaoirleach Gene Cumiskey ar 087 918 6629 nó ar an rúnaí Ryan McMahon ar 087 743 1970. Ní neart go cur le chéile.

Sponsor a Ball:  Many thanks to our Match Ball sponsor for the Intermediate Championship match against Tyholland on Sunday last, 21st August. This match ball was sponsored by Louis McDonnell, who is a huge supporter of the Club with his work a dedication to helping out, be it around St Victors Park or with fundraising, your continued support is gratefully appreciated. The match ball sponsor for our Intermediate Championship Rd 4 fixture against Monaghan Harps is Carl Malone, Rd 5 fixture against Blackhill is Gene McDonnell. We would like to extend our appreciation to all our Match Ball Sponsor so far this year. If you are interested in sponsoring a match ball, please get in touch with Kevin McCabe on 086 044 1924.

áimid ag lorg aon duine a bhfuil suim acu urraíocht liathróid don chlub. Cuir glaoch/téacs chuig Kevin ar 086 044 1924.

Sympathy: The Club and all our members would like to extend our sympathies to the family and many friends of Pete Courtney, Dowdstown, Ardee, Louth / Inniskeen, Monaghan, Pete was the brother of Toome member and supporter Rose O’Reilly, Pete was involved in the construction of the St Victors Park football field. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. The Club and all our members would like to extend our sympathies to the family and many friends of Sean Daly, 24 Drumill Road, Cullyhanna, Armagh, Sean was a former player of the Toome Club . Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam. The Club and all our members would like to extend our sympathies to the family and many friends of Ellie Brennan (née O’Neill), 18 Creamery Rd., Crossmaglen, Armagh / Castleblayney, Monaghan. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.

News: If you have any news to be included in the Club notes please get in touch through social media or via any committee member.

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