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Toome Club Notes 27.04.2023

April 26th, 2023

U11’s: A huge well done to our under 11’s who made the journey to Clones Pace Link on Saturday last, 22nd April to play out a match in cold wet conditions. Although the weather was damp the spirits most deffinitely were not. The Toome U11’s put on a fantastic display of football and gave a good account of themselves accross all sections of the field. Some great scores were taken on the day and some very clever and tactical play was on display from these players. Huge thanks to all our cosches who give up their time and to the U11 team mentos Colin and Gary Wilson. Special mention to Caolan Cumiskey from the U11’s who played at half time during the recent Monaghan v Tyrone Ulster Q/F in Healey Park. Well done to all the children and there were a lot of happy and proud parents on the way home.
The U11’s will play Currin on Wednesday evening in Toome at 7:00pm all players to be at the field for 6:30pm. Come along and show your support.
Intermediate League: Toome travelled to Sean McDermotts on Sunday last, 23rd April for round 2 of the intermediate league. This was a very tough battle accross all areas of the field which prevented a free-flowing game, despite a shower prior to throw in, it was a great day for playing ball and the pitch was in good condition too. Toome played the better football in fairness with some quick passing and movement off the ball to create space and problems for the Sean’s backs, it was the accuracy of William Woods however, that ensured the points on the table were secured, scoring all his frees (8) and an incredible free just short of the 45 on the edge of the pitch and a 45 just for good measure. Toome were ran close at the end with 5 minutes of added time the Sean’s lads were throwing everything they had at the visitors and came close a couple of times throughout this match to hitting the onion bag only for a couple of very fine saves from Hugo Connelly. The backs gave a good account of themselves and done a fine job on keeping Seans out and quickly cleaning up any spillages at the back. James was to score one from play and a free and Frank joined the party with a free off the left.  Toome 0:12 – 0:10 Sean McDermotts. Next up is a visit to Cremartin for Round 3 of the Intermediate League on Sunday 7th May at 2:00pm in St Victors Park. Please be sure to spread the word and come along to show your support. #BeThe16thMan.
Reserve Championship: The Crawley Cup starts with a home fixture in the preliminary round of the RFC Crawly Cup against Sean McDermotts, Friday 28th April at 7:00pm. Please be sure to come along and support the lads. #BeThe16thMan.
Juvenile Training: The U11’s Spring League opening fixture against Currin at was called off due to the weather. The U11’s will have a match this Saturday 22nd April at 11:00am in the Peace Link field Clones. The juveniles (4 – 11 years) continue to develop their skills with training each Saturday morning from 10:00am and had a great time on Saturday last where all received an Easter Egg. All the children are having a great time and plenty of fun while making new friends as they develop their skills. Under 9’s and U11’s will also train on a Tuesday evening at 6:30pm on the main field, see you all there. 
Please spread the word to your friends, family, neighbours and relations, new children are always very welcome. Thanks to all our coaches/mentors who give their time so generously.
U9’s: Our under 9s team will travel to Drumhowan this Saturday morning 29th April for the first blitz of the year.
Breakfast Morning: Toome GFC are hosting a breakfast morning this Sunday 30th April from 9am – 12:30pm in the comminity centre, please be sure to come along and support this essential Club fundraiser.
Volunteers: If you would like to help the Club in any way at all, please get in touch with either Club Chairperson – Gene Cumiskey on 087 918 6629 or Club Secretary – Ryan McMahon on 087 743 1970. We really need the help in many areas, lining of the field, match day assistance, car parking, photography, announcing, live score updates, cleaners, servers, turnstile operators, score board operator, etc. If it is at all possible, that you can give to give the Club a few hours here and there please get in touch, we need your help especially if we are to succeed, this is all our Club and remember many hands make light work.
Astro Pitch: Pitches available for hire, if you would like to make a booking, please call on 089 965 1828 to secure your slot.

Development Works: Eoghan Donaghy and Mark McMahon continue working on the concrete plinth, great work was done last week with the plinth around tyhe pitch and footpath on the astro side. If you can give any time at all it would be greatly appreciated. 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    

Irish Dancing: Classes continue each Tuesday from 6:00pm. Contact Brenda on 087 987 0046 or by email: for further details on classes.

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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