Toome club notes

September 15, 2020

RFC Group 1 Round 1: The reserves were out in their first match of this campaign with an away fixture against Clontibret, the lads were a little slow to get started and it took 10 minutes for us to get our first score, despite Toome having a lot of the play we went in at the water break trailing by a point, 0:02 - 0:01. the team came out with determination after the water break and started to rack up the scores with some impressive shooting, HT score 2:05 - 0:04. The start of the second half was slow and there were many missed chances by both sides, Clontibret were able to pull a goal back but 3 points for Toome cancelled that out and it remained 7 between them at the water break, 2:08 - 1:04. The last 15seen plenty of action and although Toome started to pull away some errors at the back meant Clontibret were not out of it, some good scores by the Toome men and a little conviction in their play saw them ride the storm and come out as comfortable winners. FT Score Toome 3:12 Clontibret 2:06. 

Well done to the team and management on this win and good luck in the next fixture of this competition. The team has a Bye this week, upcoming fixtures as follows: 27th September home fixture against Tyholland, 4th October away fixture against Monaghan Harps, Sunday 11th October home fixture against Killeevan.

Training: Training for our Reserves and U15'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.  

U15 Division 3 Championship: U15’s continue training and will face a play-off this 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.

U13 Division 2 Championship: Our U13's play as Oram and were in the Division 2 shield final on Saturday last 12th September. This was against Aughnamullen in Cremartin. The team gave it their all but unfortunately, they were up against a strong opposition on the day. Giving away two early goals within the opening minutes meant this was going to be a tough ask, the lads went in at half time down 7 points behind. In the second the Oram lads came out strong and put away a few scores and after the water break pulled the game to only 2 points in it. Oram then struggled to get the ball up the other end of the field and Aughnamullen went all out on the attack to win the game as deserved winners. Hard luck to the team and management, no doubt this team will be back better and stronger.

Golf Classic: Once again thank you to everyone who helped us in the golf Classic, your support is really and truly appreciated. Prizes were awarded last Friday evening 11th September in St Victors Park.

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)

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).

Best Wishes: The Club and all our members would like to wish Christine McCooey well, Christine underwent surgery last Thursday 10th September, we all hope for a full and speedy recovery following your procedure. 

Congratulations: Many congratulations to Gary and Arlene Wilson on the birth of a beautiful baby girl, all are doing great.

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 members in St Victors Park for their training session at 11:00am. This is a great session and the children have a great time. 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, 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 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 24th September for enquiries please contact Brenda on 087 987 0046 or by email:  [email protected], note change of starting date, this was due to communion preparations.

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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