Toome chasing big Championship win
TOOME boss Declan Loughman hopes that a good performance in this weekend’s Monaghan Intermediate Club Championship opener against a fancied Inniskeen can help his side turn the tide of negative results.
Since winning their opening two games of the Intermediate league, Toome have now lost five games in a row. They find themselves second from bottom of the league ladder, but fortunately they haven’t been cut adrift from those above them.
This Saturday night, it’s uncharted territory for Toome when they take on Inniskeen in their first Intermediate Championship outing for over three decades, and Loughman is in no doubt about the enormity of the task facing his side.
“They’re looking forward to it, because none of them ever played intermediate championship before. It’s into the unknown. There’s no real pressure on Toome because there’s no real expectation on them. It’s new, it’s exciting.
“Inniskeen are a tough draw. They’re a hardened team who have been at senior level most of the time. They’re a tough draw, but then any team in the intermediate grade would have been a tough draw for us.”
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