ROCKCORRY G.A.A. CLUB NOTES
22nd February 2011
Social & Presentation Night
Our social and presentation night takes place tomorrow night Friday 25th February in St. Mary’s Hall. Aogan O’Fearghail, Uachtaran Chomhairle Uladh will be our special guest on the night and admission will be €10 which can be paid at the door. Refreshments will also be served on the night. The highlight of the evening will be the presentation of medals to our victorious Reserve team that captured the Division 4 league cup last September. Runners-up medals will also be presented to our minor team that reached the league and championship finals. In addition, the annual awards will be handed out to the Senior, Reserve and Minor Player of the Year for 2010. Entertainment on the night will be provided by Rainbow and here’s hoping for a wonderful night’s craic and I look forward to seeing you there.
Parent Information / Registration Night
Tonight (Thursday 24th February) we are holding a parent information & registration night for all underage players including under 8’s, 10’s, 12’s, 14’s, 16’s and 18’s. All players and parents will be expected to turn up and indeed any new parents and players are also very welcome. Our youth officer Paschal Smith issued a copy of our Code of Conduct / Code of Best Practice, along with this year’s juvenile membership forms through the local school this week and parents are requested to bring this documentation to the registration night accompanied with the €5 fee per child. We are appealing to people especially parents to volunteer their services to help out with our juvenile teams. You do not have to be an expert and you will be instructed by an experienced coach, but please come forward and volunteer. You may be able to spare one hour on a Saturday morning or one evening per week to supervise at training sessions, or maybe at a game. Whatever you can do please do come forward and offer your help as we need as many people as possible. For further details please contact our youth officer Paschal Smith at 086-8161028.
Yee-Ha! It’s “Rock Country”
Take me home, Rock Country to St. Mary’s Hall on Friday 18th March for some great craic and excitement, take me home, Rock Country. That’s right folks “Rock Country”, a night where we have picked the best and brightest contestants from the village and surrounding areas to perform their favourite Country & Western classics. The show will have a great mix of styles and types of singers and preforming on the night will be Phillip Clarke, Annette Hillis, Kelly Crowe, Hughie Carroll, Nuala Boylan, Fionnuala McQuillan, Robert Brown, Warren Brown, Elaine Tate, Irene McCormick, Ollie McQuillan and Patricia Treanor. Robert Brown will also be providing the nights entertainment and it promises to be another spectacular night that you don’t want to miss. So make a note in your diary Friday 18th March and show your support by supporting them and make this night a magical experience that will live long in your memory.
Silverbridge 2-8 Rockcorry 1-7
We played our third game of the Ulster club league competition last Sunday 20th February when we travelled to Armagh to play Silverbridge. The lads showed good team spirit and character over the hour and on occasions produced some good passages of football but at times we were guilty of some very bad passing and we gave away possession too easily which Silverbridge took advantage off and won the game by four points 2-8 to 1-7. Please visit www.rockcorrygaa.ie for match report and some action photo’s. This Sunday 27th February we are on the road again when we travel to Antrim to take on Patrick Sarsfields. Please check official fixture list for throw-in time.
Our senior team will commence their Intermediate league campaign with a home game against Aughnamullen on Saturday 19th March at 3.00pm. On Sunday 27th March we have another home game against Drumhowan at 2.30pm. Our reserve team will start their league campaign on Saturday 12th March with a home game against Truagh at 4.00pm. On Saturday 26th March they travel to play Emyvale and the game has a throw-in time of 4.00pm.
Get all the latest news, updates, events, fixtures and results by signing up to our “text alert service”. Club members and indeed members of the community will receive regular text updates regarding club related affairs and will contain information such as upcoming fixtures, results, change of venues/times, upcoming events etc. To make sure you don’t miss anything simply sign up to this “text alert service” by simply texting your full name and mobile telephone number to 086-1041165 or send me an email to email@example.com
To date we have resisted the urge to set up a social network account but we have decided to follow the crowd and have expanded our network to make it easier than ever to inform you off the latest news! You can now catch all the breaking news by following us on Facebook and to date a lot of people have requested to be friends and many thanks for your interest and we look forward to your interaction over the coming year.
Website / Rock TV
Don’t forget to log on to our website for information on club affairs www.rockcorrygaa.ie. If anybody has any interesting material or suitable photographs that they would like to include on the website you can contact me at 086-1041165 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To date the website has received some lovely comments and it’s nice to see that Rockcorry supporters all over the world can check in and keep up to date with club news and activities.
Top 4 Lotto Results
The numbers drawn last Monday night were 16, 19, 25, and 28. There was no jackpot winner of €6,000.00. The following won €15 each :- Cathal “The Hunk” Sheridan Rockcorry, Calum & Ella Calvert Rockcorry, Jason Calvert Cootehill, Lisa & Finbar Rockcorry, Shane Greenan c/o Tony Hannawin (Yearly Ticket), Joe McSkane Clontibret, Cillian Carroll Clontibret, Adam Elliott Rockcorry. Next week’s jackpot will be €6,100.00 and the draw will take place in Fitzpatrick’s. Thank you for supporting our Top 4 lotto draw.
Annual Top 4 Lotto Ticket
If you are not currently subscribing to our Top 4 lotto draw you can now support the club by entering the weekly draw for 12 months, 6 months or a 3 month period. To play simply select your four numbers between 1 and 28 complete the form and you need never miss a draw again! Tickets cost €90 for the 12 month option. Your continued support is always much appreciated and we wish you good luck in future draws.
Sean Rooney celebrated a significant milestone recently and like a fine bottle of wine he’s improving with age (according to Tina!). Happy Birthday Sean and many more of them.
Best wishes and a speedy recovery to Keith Daly, Garry Calvert, Mark Daly and Liam Connolly who picked up recent injuries. We look forward to seeing you back in the green jersey as soon as possible.
Club membership is now due and committee members will be visiting you shortly to update you club membership. 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 starting this weekend it is important that ALL players pay their membership before the first game otherwise you will not be covered under the GAA insurance scheme. For all other members the closing date for club membership will close on Thursday 31st March.
Coaching Manuals / DVD’s
Over the years the club has received numerous coaching manuals, games development information and dvd’s. If any person within the club has any of this documentation can you please send our youth officer Paschal Smith a text message at 086-8161028.