Toome club notes

September 08, 2020

RFC Group 1 Round 1: The reserves are out in their first match of this campaign with an away fixture against Clontibret, this Saturday evening at 5:30pm.

Good luck to the team and management in this competition.  

Training: Training for our Reserves, U17's, U15's and U13's continues, please ensure that you continue the safe return to play guidelines. In ongoing efforts to facilitate the return to play all guidelines need to be followed to facilitate this safe return. It is essential that all coaches, mentors, management, committee members, players and the parents of underage players complete the eLearning module prior to any return to the Club. It is also essential that all coaches, mentors, management, players and the parents of underage players complete the Health Questionnaire, this must be resubmitted prior to each training session and match.  

U17 Division 2 Championship: 

Unfortunately, the show is over for this group of U17’s for this year. They played some great and exciting football throughout this campaign and against strong opposition it has to be said. Sunday last 6th September they played in the semi-final of the shield and unfortunately lost to the better side on the day. The lads never got to grips with this match at all. The first period started promising with CnG opening the scoring with a nice point to settle any nerves. However, Clontibret had other ideas and pounced back and scored a goal and 3 points before we were able to respond. The game only went one-way from there on in, and we trailed all the way through. The lads looked a little flat and just could not get the measure of this match, the opposition or each other. In fairness it was always going to be a tough one but having ran Clontibret so close during our last encounter, the attitude was positive heading into this. FT Score: CnG 1:08 to 3:14. A few months back we thought that there would be no football this year, but then the all clear was given and the championship commenced. These lads provided some much-needed sporting entertainment over the past 7 weeks or so. We have had some very tense and nail-biting experience’s with games going to the wire, it is quite unbelievable that with the level of play and the games witnessed this team did not have a win this season. Thanks, lads, for representing your Clubs to such a high standard you done yourselves, your families and Clubs proud. Fair play to the management team and trainers Brian, John and Tony in guiding and managing this team along the way. We look forward to seeing you on the field again soon. 

U15 Division 3 Championship: U15’s were outstanding last Thursday 3rd September in what was a great match played to a very high standard. These young men gave it their all and left absolutely everything they had out on the pitch. You could not single out players tonight as they really did put in a team performance. CnG led from the start knocking up 3 points without reply, then Latton found their own and it was evident that this was going to be a great game, with points at each end of the field. CnG went in the better at the Water Break 0:08 - 0:04. The lads came out with determination and played some lovely ball only for them to lose a bit of concentration and give away 2 points and a goal to put the sides level. It was a little nip and tuck before HT came with the score 0:11 - 1:07. The second half started and was a tense affair with good defending by both teams, CnG hit a few wides and it was becoming a nervous affair. With only 2 scores for CnG and 1 for Latton to the WB CnG went in at 0:13 to 1:08. Latton threw everything at us in the last 15 and to the keeper and the backs credit they done an outstanding job to prevent Latton from getting the goal they were looking for. This was a great game and played in great spirits and the CnG lads deserved the win. FT Score CnG 0:15 Latton 1:10. Well done to all the team. We now face a play-off on Saturday 19th September against Inniskeen away to decide if we go to the Cup or Shield semi-final, good luck to the team and management.

Scorers on the night - Josh Hannon 0:07, Calum Sweeney 0:01, Cathal McCooey 0:03, Dylan Watters 0:02, Glenn Forde 0:01, Stephen Kelly 0:01. 

U13 Division 2 Championship: Our U13's play as Oram and face Aughnamullen in the Shield Final on Saturday 12th September, in Cremartin at 11:00am. The last encounter with Aughnamullen was an exciting affair so this promises to be a great game. 

Golf Classic: What a great two days it was with the Toome Golf Classic, held over Friday 4th and Saturday 5th September to accommodate all teams. The response to this classic was exceptional and the Club would like to give special thanks to all our Tee Box sponsors, to those who donated prizes and to all the teams and golfers who entered. This would not have been the success it was without all the help from so many volunteers who worked tirelessly to make this event a huge success. This was a collective effort from so many of our Club members and the Committee and in these strange and unusual times the positive attitude from all involved was refreshing. It is not a great time to be asking for sponsorship but the reaction from those asked was overwhelming and we really do appreciate your generosity. We would like to thank all those who went out on the road and raised funds by seeking tee box sponsorships and securing teams to enter the Golf Classic. The prizes for this Golf Classic were fantastic and we gratefully appreciate those who sponsored these prizes. Thanks to our main sponsor of the event for the sponsorship and continued support. We hope that everyone enjoyed the course, the golf and the day in general. The golf was great but it was the attitude of every player that made this day all the better, it was all about taking part. Every single player that came in on the 18th only had very positive comments and were complimentary about the event, the course and the hospitality. The course was in great shape and really was a delight to play, the green keepers deserve huge praise for the condition of the course. The Club would like to thank Ashfield Golf Course, Donal, Michael and Brenda for the level of hospitality they extended towards us as a Club and all the golfers who participated over the two days, they really did go above and beyond and the craic with Michael was mighty. Thank you to the helpers on the day, our photographer on the 15th longest drive Coehn McCabe and to all the golfers who made this a huge success. We were very lucky with the weather and only had a couple of showers and one downpour, otherwise the weather was great. Thanks to Noel Murphy and Kevin McCabe who sponsored the snacks for the outgoing golfers. A special word of thanks and appreciation is extended to Jim McArdle who went above and beyond and worked so enthusiastically to make this day a success. Jim did not only secure many teams for the classic and Tee Box sponsorships but was the lead organiser of this event right from the very start. He pushed this event to the very end and also brought so many people together to work on this event. Fair play Jim agus céad míle buíochas. The success of this event is testament to your continued support and hard work for the Club. Once again, we would like to thank everyone and we hope to see you all again at the next Toome Golf Classic. 

Top 6 Standings all under 60:

Winners - Team: Jons Civil - 54.2 (€ 400)

2nd Place - Team: Des Connolly - 55.4 (€ 50 Voucher Shoe City x 4)

3rd Place - Team: Donal Murtagh - 57.3 (4 Ball at Concra Wood + €50 Voucher to View Restaurant)

4th Place - Team: Sean McMahon - 57.5

5th Place - Team: McElvaney Motors - 57.8

6th Place - Team: Big Tom Productions - 58.5

Winner Nearest the Pin: Ryan Murphy (Overnight stay in the Glencarn Hotel for 2, B+B plus an Evening Meal - Team Des Connolly)

Winner Longest Drive: Hugh O’Leary (4 Ball at Ashfield Golf Course - Team Brian Buckley)

Winner of the open draw: Niall Loughman (€50 Voucher Broomfield Agri - Team Sean McMahon).

Prizes to be awarded this Friday 11th September at the Community Centre 7:30pm.

Best Wishes: The Club and all our members would like to wish Christine McCooey well, Christine is due to undergo surgery this week, we all hope for a full and speedy recovery following your procedure. 

Astro Pitch: Our astro pitches are available to hire once again, we have 3no. 5-a-side pitches, unfortunately at this time we are unable to offer the whole astro park due to COVID-19 and will only be facilitating the hire of 5-a-side pitches. If you would like to make a booking please contact John on 085 786 4106, owing to COVID-19 we are unable to provide bibs so please bring your own or make suitable arrangements, it would also be best practice to bring your own ball and hand sanitiser.

Underage Players: Training continues each Saturday for our youngest member and last week we seen all the young faces back in St Victors Park for their training session at 11:00am. This is a great session and the children had a great time, it so good to see so many children in the Club and all with happy smiley faces. The trainers keep the children in small groups, all hands are sanitised entering / leaving and a great morning's craic is had by all. Training for our youngest players continues each Saturday morning from 11:00am, please be sure to come along and bring your own water bottle. Can all parents please ensure that they have completed both the Covid-19 Club Education eLearning module for Gaelic Games. This takes approximately 20 minutes to complete. It must be done before returning to training / games and can be found at the following link, parents are also requested to complete the Health Questionnaire, the this only takes around 5 minutes and is also completed online, prior to each training session you are required to reconfirm your status has not changed. This can be found at the following link, please ensure you have completed these forms prior to commencing training. The health questionnaire can be found at this link: Training continues for all our competitive underage groups U13's and U15's (Monday's 7-8pm in Oram), please contact coaches for times and days as these may vary.

Irish Dancing: Classes will resume in Toome Community hall at 6pm on Thursday 17th September for enquiries please contact Brenda on 087 987 0046 or byemail:  [email protected] 

Sympathy: The Club and all our members would like to offer sincere sympathies to the family and many friends of Joan Finnerty (née Nealon), Balloor East, Ballintubber, Co. Mayo. Friday, September 4th, sister of former Club secretary John Nealon. 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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