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Toome Club Notes 03.08.2023

August 4th, 2023

U7s: Blitz in Currin – This Saturday 29th July, all players to be at the field for 9:30am.
U9’s: The Under 9’s have a home Blitz this Saturday 5th August with a start time of 9:30am. 
U11’s: First round of the summer league for the U11’s this Thursday evening 3rd August, with a home fixture against Aghabog at 7:00pm.
Championship: The draw for the 2023 Intermediate Championship was completed on Monday 3rd July, Toome were drawn out in Group 1 along with Carrickmacross (seeded), Killanny, Sean McDermotts and Emyvale. Save the dates (all dates subject to change and are the weekend of the date shown): 13th August – Toome v Sean’s; 20th August – Emyvale v Toome; 27th August – Bye; 9th September Toome v Carrickmacross; 16th September – Killanny v Toome. #BeThe16thMan.
Intermediate League:  Toome played Monaghan Harps in the relegation play off on Tuesday last 25th July. This was a tightly contested match and although it was not pretty, the matched was played in good spirits with a high tempo. Some good play seen Toome take an early lead with a point from James that was quickly followed up with a goal from paddy after a great ball in from Frank and the final pass from James that was cooly slotted home. A point from the Harps, then it was Paddy again followed by Jason and William extending the lead to six points. Some good kick outs and breaking ball allowed the home side to get the upper hand. Harps were to score again and then William had to come off as he took an elbow to the nose in a contested tackle, Harps were to score again and there backs were up, with a further four before the break. HT Score: Toome 1:04 – 0:06 Harps. The second half was a tense and nervy affair, Toome were not as accurate with the kickouts and the Harps capitalised on this, although Toome always looked the better team it was not evident that this was going to go the way of the home side. Gary was first up in the second with a score only for the Harps to pull two back and it was all square. James dug deep and it was a point to the good for Toome, Harps were having none of it and were winning the breaking ball, two unanswered scores put the visitors ahead by one. William levelled and Frank was on target with a free to put the home side in front once more, it was cat a mouse in the last minutes of the game with the Harps missing a chance in front of the sticks to level the match and bring it to extra time, Toome had one last burst and it was a clever ball in from Jason to Shane who played the quick pass to Tom who was in open space to slot the ball over for the final score of the game, to much relief. FT Score: Toome 1:09 – 0:10 Monaghan Harps. Well done to the team and management.
Juvenile Training: The juveniles (4 – 11 years) continue to develop their skills with training each 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.
Gaelic 4 Mothers&Others: Please be sure to let friends and neighbours know of our Mothers&Others training, this continues each 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.
Topsoil Wanted: Topsoil Wanted for Field Development. The Club is looking for topsoil to finish off the dressing of the banks along the walking track and for the extended pitch area. If you can assist or know of any topsoil available please get in contact with Eoghan Donaghy on 087 971 9810
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:  Work is to commence this Saturday on the field mesh fencing at 9:00am. Great work was done last week with many volunteers turning out to work on the fence and have the pitch ready for the Magheracloone v Aughnamullen senior league relegation battle. Thanks to everyone who gave their time it is greatly appreciated. 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    

Tragedy: The Toome Club, our players and the greater Community were in shock at the very sad and tragic news that broke on Monday evening with the loss of life in a traffic incident involving a car travelling to the Debs in Monaghan for Largy College. Our thoughts and prayers are with the families, friends, Largy College and all the Clones Community at this very sad time. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha.

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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