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Toome Club Notes 17.08.2023

August 16th, 2023

U7’s: The Under 7’s enjoyed an away blitz on Saturday last at Éire Óg, huge well done to all the players and coaches.
U9’s: The Under 9’s have a blitz this Saturday away in Éire Óg, all players to be there for 9:30am.  
U11’s: Best of luck to Dearbhla Lambe and Caolan Cumiskey who will be attending the Croke Park activity day for 2023 – enjoy the day guys. 
Championship: It was a great start for the home side ion the opening round of the Group 1 fixture against Sean McDermotts on Sunday last 13th August. Toome gave a good account of themselves and although a few discipline errors produced needless frees they never looked to be in trouble. It’s important to win the home games but this was a must win game for Toome to start the campaign on the right footing. After the brief rest in play the players were ready, the field was in good shape, the management had done all they could and it was all down to the 60+ minutes of football. It didn’t take long for Toome to open the scoring with Joey scoring  a goal in the opening minute after a quick one two with William and James and a short fist pass from James to Joey to slot her home. Seans were to score from a very soft free only to be moved up. Then James was up next with a well worked point, Seans with another two frees before Paddy McMahon scored from the mark. Then through an unforced error Seans scored a goal to go a point in front. Liam was next with a great run after a quick ball from Jason with a point to level. Sean’s with a well scored point from play along the sideline went back a point in front, this was shaping into a good match. William next with an outrageous free from just outside the 45 with the wind against him, making it look easy. A great ball in from William went to Paddy who as being fouled, still was able to put the ball in front of the sticks for Tincer to come in and fist the goal. The ending of the first half was all about the frees, William first with a handy free followed by James with a free he took at his leisure. Seans responded with two frees on the bounce and then James finished of the scoring with a free to take us to the interval. HT Score:  2:07 – 1:06. James was up after the interval following a clever step back from Tom to play a ball in to Frank who was able to claim the mark, Frank with quick thinking played the ball to James who had made space and was able to pull the trigger and score a goal. Cormac was given a black card and Seans were to score from the free, Shane McCooey who put in a great shift was replaced by Stephen Lambe. Tom McMahon was next with a superb score from just inside the sideline, William then from the mark after a great ball in from Stephen. Seans again responded with a free, Cormac was then back on after his 10 minute stint and Kevin McCooey replaced the hard working Gavin Connolly. Seans produced a score from play, then it was Paddy who was on fire today, scored a belter of a goal in the far corner, with 5 on the clock plus stoppages this game was in the bag now. Liam McCooey was up again with a fierce shot over the bar, Jamie McSkeane made way for Callum Sweeney who was unluck not to score on his championship debut. Seans with a free, then Ciaran McCooey for William but no more scores. FT Score: Toome 4:10 – Sean McDermotts 1:10, well done to the team and management on a great start to the Championship.
Gratitude: The Club would like to extend our appreciation and thanks to all who helped out on Saturday and Sunday last for the preparations of the Championship fixture. Field workers, 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: The Toome Golf Classic, takes place this weekend on Friday 18th and Saturday 19th August. We have some fantastic prizes, ladies team prize, men’s and ladies longest drive. Once again, we are heading back to Ashfield Golf Club, Cullyhanna. 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. The support shown towards the Club from local businesses was beyond words and we would once again we wish to thank all those who have supported us. The Golf Classic provides an excellent opportunity to catch up on club matters, entertain clients, family or friends or to just meet up with friends for a great day’s golf and craic. The Club appreciates any support you can offer for this event, if you would be available to help on the day in any capacity, please let us know. Your support of our Club is greatly appreciated.
Championship Fixtures: 19th August – Emyvale v Toome at 4:00pm; 27th August – Bye; 9th September – Toome v Carrickmacross at 3:00pm; 16th September – Killanny v Toome at 2:00pm. #BeThe16thMan.
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.
Community Notice: Indoor bowls commencing in the community centre on Monday 4th September at 8:00pm – come along and enjoy the fun. Please spread the word and let friends and neighbours know.
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
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 continues on the field mesh fencing at 9:00am. Great work was done last week with many volunteers turning out to work on the fence. 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    

Well Wishes: The Club and all our members would like to wish Eilish Moore, mother of team coach Shane, a speedy recovery as she has not been well of present.

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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