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January 18th, 2011



18th January 2011



With the party season well and truly over for another year it’s now time to get rid of those extra few pounds gained over the festive season and get back into shape. Training starts tomorrow night Friday 21st January in St. Mary’s Hall and all players are requested to be ready in the hall at 7.15pm to start promptly at 7.30pm.

Ulster League Fixtures

In preparation for the upcoming league campaign we have once again entered the Ulster league competition and our first game takes place on Sunday 6th February with an away game against Desertmartin (Derry). On Sunday 13th February we have a home game against Dundrum (Down) and on Sunday 20th February we have another home game against Silverbridge (Armagh). Sunday 27th February we travel to play Patrick Sarsfield (Antrim) and on Sunday 6th March we are on the road again when we travel to play Galbally Pearses (Tyrone).

Intermediate Championship Draw

OMG, talk about déjà-vu!!! We have been drawn against Currin in the preliminary round of the Intermediate Championship with the winners meeting either Drumhowan or Aughnamullen in the next round.

Social & Presentation Night

The date for our annual social and presentation night has been finalized and will take place on Friday 25th February in St. Mary’s Hall. Tickets will be on sale shortly and it is hoped that people within the community will turn out in large numbers to support this event.

Juvenile Presentation Night

Plans for our juvenile presentation night are progressing well and I hope to have full details for you in next week’s notes.

Officers Elected

At a recent committee meeting Ollie McQuillan was appointed as our Irish Language & Cultural Officer and Pheobe Carroll was elected as our A.S.A.P Officer (Alcohol & Substance Abuse Prevention Programme).

Coaching Programme 2011

The Monaghan Coaching & Games Development committee has set out a comprehensive schedule of various coaching courses to be held over 2011. The first of these involves a foundation level coaching course to take place this weekend Friday 21st January (7am-10pm) and Saturday 22nd January (9am-3.30pm) either in Monaghan Harps or Emyvale. Please log onto to download and view all the courses and dates. Anybody interested in attending these courses should contact our youth officer Paschal Smyth or alternatively contact Paul O’Connor directly on 086-8374827 or email

Santa’s Party

Our Christmas Santa’s party proved to be a huge success and I hope all the kids had a wonderful and enjoyable night. I would like to take this opportunity to thank every person whose contribution was so helpful especially Tina Rooney and her army off elves making sure everything was right for the night also Sean McCaffrey for providing the entertainment and off course to the main man himself Santa for coming all the way from the North Pole thank you it was very much appreciated. Any parents interested in obtaining a photograph from the night please send me an email or a text message (086-1041165) with your details and I shall forward a copy to you.

“Rock Country”

Last year the club asked the question who is the best or the biggest hunk in the village! This time around the club is embarking on a campaign to showcase some of our communities’ greatest Country & Western singers. You are all familiar with the ‘X Factor’, ‘American Idol’ and ‘Ireland’s got talent’ but coming to a small village near you is “Rock Country”. That’s right folks “Rock Country” a brand new genre of music where we have picked the best and brightest contestants from the village and surrounding areas and over the coming weeks they will be fine tuning their vocal codes to get ready for this highly anticipated night to be held in St. Mary’s Hall at a date to be confirmed in March. Please stay tuned for more details.

Top 4 Lotto Results

The numbers drawn last Monday night were 9, 11, 19 and 22. There was no jackpot winner of €5,500.00. The following won €15 each :- Chris Tobin c/o. Mary Reilly, Mary McCormill Swans Cross, Emmanuel & Dominic Monaghan Rockcorry, Paul Rowe Kilmainhamwood, Barney Wynne Rockcorry, Grace Bruen Balliborough, Gerry Coyle Rockcorry, Cillian Carroll Clontibret. Next week’s jackpot will be €5,600.00 and the draw will take place in the Maple Bar. Thank you for supporting our Top 4 lotto draw.

Club Membership

Club membership is now due once again and can be paid to club Registrar Pat Brannigan. The annual subscription for adults has been reduced to €20 with all juveniles under the age of 18 costing €5 and any student that can provide a valid student card the membership fee is €5. With the new football season approaching it is important that ALL players pay their membership as soon as possible otherwise you will not be covered under the GAA insurance scheme. Please note that club membership will close on Thursday 31st March.

Soccer Tournament

The 5-a-side soccer tournament will take place at the Cootehill Astro Pitch on Saturday 5th February starting at 2pm sharp. If you are interested in entering a team please contact Paul McKeown, Anthony Tate, Mark Daly, Dwayne Rooney and it costs €100 per team to enter.

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