22nd March 2011
It’s Official our “Rock Country” Night – Rocks!!!
Right folks, I have never swam with sharks. I have never walked the Great Wall of China and I have never visited the Grand Canyon! But now I can say this with 100% confidence: I have gone to a ‘Rock Country’ concert and OMG, it was outstanding. There are good nights and there are great nights and then there are nights like last Friday (18th March) which was quite simply outstanding. Okay, I know what you’re thinking I said that already, but who cares and just to make sure you get my drift, I’ll say it again, it was OUTSTANDING. This was a night that will not be beaten and will rank up there among the best darn nights ever held in St. Mary’s Hall. The music extravaganza that the audience was treated to was stunning. The hall was packed to the rafters with Country & Western music lovers who were deeply appreciative of the efforts by all performers. We have all heard the songs before a thousand times but the way they performed them certainly set pulses racing and sent a shiver down the spine for their resemblance to the original song. Sean McCaffrey was our Master of Ceremonies and he kept the crowd laughing and eased the nerves of the performers (though in my opinion all the singers looked completely at home, as if performing on stage was something they did every day of the week!!!). First up on stage was Annette Hillis and she got the evening off to a great start with her performance of ‘What I Got in Mind’. Next to hit the stage was Nuala Boylan and she gave us a smooth rendition of ’Blanket on the Ground’. Ollie McQuillan gave us his version of a ‘Coat of Many Colours’ with Patricia Treanor treating us to a ‘Country Medley’. Next up on stage was Hughie Carroll who sang his favourite song ‘Home on the Range’ and Elaine Tate thrilled us with her style of Dolly Parton’s ‘Nine to Five’. Kelly Crowe then gave her delivery of ‘One Day at a Time’ and Philip Clarke belted out a timeless Don Gibson song entitled ‘A Legend in My Time’. One of the most colourful characters of the night was Irene McCormick who brought the roof down with her performance of ‘Raw Hide’ while Fionnuala McQuillan sang a Tammy Wynette classic ‘Stand by Your Man’. Robert Brown and his son Warren concluded the show with their version of ‘In the Year of Thirty-Nine’. It was a resounding success and well done to the main event organiser Ollie McQuillan for bringing together such a talented group of singers and many thanks to our musical director Robert Brown who was instrumental in his leadership for producing the various backing tracks and advice for all performers. Don’t forget you can buy a copy of the CD entitled “The Definitive Rock Country Collection 2011” for €10. Log onto www.rockcorrygaa.ie to hear clips of the CD and I guarantee you will not be disappointed. If you are interested in obtaining a copy please contact any of the singers or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or send a text message to 086-1041165 with your details and we will send a copy to you as soon as possible.
Intermediate Football League
Our senior team got their Intermediate Football League off to a good start when they overcame a very determined Aughnamullen side last Saturday (19th March) by the narrowest of margins. The game was played in perfect conditions and the two sides served up a very open game of football and at the break we lead by 1-6 to 0-3. On the restart we extended our advantage to open up a 0-9 point gap. At this stage we appeared to be in complete control of the game however Aughnamullen upped their performance and began to stamp their authority and succeeded to narrow the deficit back to a couple of points. Thankfully, the lads showed good composure to hold out and come away with the spoils on a score-line Rockcorry 1-10 Aughnamullen 0-12. Please visit www.rockcorrygaa.ie for a selection of action shots plus highlights of the game.
Senior Team Fixtures
This Sunday 27th March we have another home game this time against Drumhowan. Throw-in time is 2.30pm and all players are requested to be in the dressing-rooms no later than 1.45pm. Your support through attendance at matches would be gratefully appreciated so please go along and cheer on the lads.
Reserve Team Fixtures
This Saturday 26th March the Reserve team travel to play Emyvale and the game has a throw-in time of 4.00pm.
The minor team Rock Sarsfields will commence their league campaign with an away game against Sean McDermotts on Tuesday 29th March and the game has a throw-in time of 6.45pm.
Under 16 Team
Our under 16 team has also amalgamated with Aghabog and will be called Rock Emmets. They commence their season on Thursday 31st March when they travel to play Doohamlet at 6.30pm.
Under 14 Team
Our under 14 team played Tyholland last Saturday morning and while the team displayed some fine passages of football particularly in the third and fourth quarters it was Tyholland’s ability to convert possession onto the scoreboard during the first two quarters that proved the crucial difference and after playing their hearts out they lost on a score-line Rockcorry 1-4. Tyholland Next up is an game this Saturday 26th March when they travel to play Killeevan at 12 noon. Please check www.rockcorrygaa.ie for all other fixtures concerning our underage teams.
Under 12 Team
Our under 12 team will commence their Spring League on Saturday 2nd April with a home game against Clones at 12pm.
Code of Best Practice
With the juvenile league competitions starting shortly it is important that all parents are familiar with our Code of Best Practice and that they sign the declaration form and return same to our Youth Officer Pascal Smith.
Break a leg
All the best to Colin Reilly and Andrea Coyle and indeed all the dancers who are taking part in Rockcorry’s National School, Strictly Come Dancing which takes place tomorrow night Friday 25th March in the Hillgrove Hotel. To use a well-known expression in show business circles break a leg.
Congratulations to Peter McPhillips, Swans Cross who is now the All Ireland Champion in deadlifting. Peter took part in the Irish Powerlifting Organisation (IPO) Championships recently held in Glasnevin, Dublin and he won his category and ranked highly in the benching category. Peter now goes forward to compete in the European Championships which will be held in Limerick in June. On behalf of the club we wish you the very best of luck.
Top 4 Lotto Results
The numbers drawn last Monday night were 1, 9, 18, and 23. There was no jackpot winner of €6,400.00. The following won €15 each :- Tracey Rooney Rockcorry, Aidan Sheridan Rockcorry, Oonagh & Keith Rockcorry, TJ Lynch Cootehill, Tommy & Bernie McCaul Drumcall, Caoimhe Lynch Cootehill, Bridie Sheridan Rockcorry, Mr. Scribble Monaghan. Next week’s jackpot will be €6,500.00 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.
The closing date for club membership is now approaching fast so if you have not already paid your membership please ensure you get it paid before Thursday 31st March. 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.