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Rockcorry Notes

September 6th, 2011



6th September 2011

Best Wishes & Speedy Recovery

First of all, I would like to extend our best wishes to the McCormick family, Bernie, Orla & Caoimhe who were recently hospitalized following a road traffic accident. Our thoughts and prayers are with them and their family during this time and we hope you make a full and speedy recovery.

Rockcorry 0-8 Carrickmacross 2-13

It was a busy week for our senior team who played Carrickmacross on Wednesday 31st August. After the euphoria of the victory over Donaghmoyne in the championship campaign they were brought back down to earth with a bang. That’s right folks, back to grim reality as they suffered a heavy defeat in the Monaghan Electrical intermediate football league on a score-line Rockcorry 0-8 Carrickmacross 2-13. In many ways the match had an uneasy sense of déjà vu because the opening minutes of the game reminded me of the horror show we experienced against Currin a couple of weeks ago.  On this occasion, Carrickmacross opened up a commanding 1-3 to 0-0 lead after three minutes and it meant we were always chasing the game. When you play against any top teams you can’t afford to give them a head start and while the lads did their best to get back into the game we couldn’t close the gap and they ran out comfortable winners. Team & Scorers: Jamie Smith, Pauric Reilly, Damien Matthews, Colin Reilly, Stephen McGuirk 0-2, Barry Patterson, Niall McKeown, Martin Carroll, Noel Carroll 0-2, Mark McGuirk 0-2, Garry Calvert 0-2, Colin Quinn, Anthony Tate, Paul McKeown, Dwayne Rooney. Subs: Lorcan Smyth for Anthony Tate, Owen Fitzpatrick for Barry Patterson, Conor McGeough for Colin Quinn.

Rockcorry 1-15  Tyholland 1-8

Thankfully, last Sunday morning, we erased the memory of a poor midweek performance against Carrickmacross by getting back on the winning track when we recorded a valuable win over Tyholland in the Monaghan Electrical intermediate football league. With four or five teams competing for the last two qualifying positions it was vital for us to get a win and the lads achieved that with a seven point winning margin that leaves up on fourteen points in the league table with four games left to play. Furthermore, this win should give us confidence, momentum and should give us something positive going into next week’s semi-final encounter against Corduff. Winning form is good form, as they say, and we can now focus our attention and be mentally prepared for one hell of a tough battle this weekend. As the famous quote goes “winning is not a sometime thing, it’s an all the time thing. You don’t win once in a while, you don’t do things right once in a while. You do them right all the time. WINNING IS A HABIT”. Team & Scorers: Jamie Smith, Keith Daly, Damien Matthews, Colin Reilly, Stephen McGuirk, Barry Patterson, Niall McKeown, Mark Daly 0-6, Noel Carroll 0-1, Martin Carroll, Garry Calvert 0-1, Keelan Clerkin 0-1, Mark McGuirk 0-2, Paul McKeown 1-3 and Dwayne Rooney 0-1. Subs: Fergal McGeough for Mark McGuirk, Pauric Reilly for Dwayne Rooney, Lorcan Smyth for Keelan Clerkin.

McGuigan Builders Intermediate Championship

The excitement is certainly building around the village ahead of our semi-final clash against Corduff in the McGuigan Builders intermediate football championship which takes place this Sunday in Clontibret at 2.15pm. We are all aware that games against Corduff are never easy and are never won until the final whistle but hopefully it should be an open and entertaining contest as both sides play a good brand of attacking football. Everything you have done to date lads comes down to this moment and opportunities like this don’t happen that often. You have trained all year for this moment and these are the moments why you play football. Some footballers never experience occasions like these so I urge you not to let it slip away. SIEZE IT, with both hands. We all know you have the ability and the skill but come Sunday it’s going to take a lot more than that to get over the line. It’s going to take courage, enormous amounts of desire and determination to push yourself to places that you have never been before, to test your limits, to play through the pain barrier. That’s what’s it’s about lads and nothing less than that will be enough. Play your hearts out lads and the very best of luck to you. GREEN BLOOD, GREEN PRIDE.

Monaghan Electrical League Fixtures

On Saturday 17th September our senior team they travel to play Corduff and the game has a throw-in time of 5.00pm. Our seniors are back in action on Saturday 24th September when they travel to play Eire Og at 4.00pm. On Saturday 8th October our senior team travel to play Sean McDermott’s and the game has throw-in time of 4.00pm.

Reserve League Fixtures

On Sunday 18th September our reserve team play their last game in the Platinum Tanks reserve football league division 3 when they host Oram at 12.30pm.

Under 12 Final

Hard luck to our under 12 team who were defeated by Carrickmacross last Saturday in the division 5 league final. Carrickmacross took complete control of the game from the start and despite a courageous performance from the team against a stronger, hungrier and more determined Carrickmacross side they ran out comfortable winners. The panel of players included Caoilan McPhillips, Damien West, Curtis Roberts, Kyle Brannigan, Garreth Smyth, Paraic O’Brien, Mortan Tate-McGeough, Gavin West, Ryan Lynch, Brandon Jones, Sean Markey, Cian Dillon, Niamh Cassidy, Aoife Markey, Shane Greenan. Many thanks to Conor Brannigan, Anthony Lycnh, Karren Mckeown and Sean Greenan who have worked with these lads since the beginning of the year.

Maguire Transport Minor Championship Semi-Final Replay

On Tuesday 13th September our minor team play Magheracloone in the Maguire Transport minor football championship semi-final replay. The game is fixed for Inniskeen at 8.00pm. Both these teams served up a very entertaining and exciting game of football the last day so this one has the potential to be a real classic. Go along and support the lads and be that extra man!

GRM Minor Football League

Last Tuesday 6th September our minor team Rock Sarsfields played Magheracloone in the semi-final of the GRM minor football league division 2. Please log onto www.rockcorrygaa.ie for all latest results, fixtures and updates.

Under 14 Team

Their last game in the league campaign is scheduled for Saturday 10th September when they entertain Blackhill at 12 noon. Good luck lads.

JACKOPT €8,900

The numbers drawn last Monday night were 3, 14, 20 and 28. There was no jackpot winner of €8,800.00. The following won €15 each :- Tracey Rooney Rockcorry, Victor Mehaffey Rockcorry, Carmel Connolly Aghabog, John Quinn Rockcorry, Betty McGee Cootehill, Helen Murray Cootehill, Max & Ned c/o Mickey Friary, Mickey & Shelia Friary Rockcorry. Next week our jackpot will be €8,900.00 and the draw will take place in Thompson’s Bar, Newbliss. Thank you for supporting our Top 4 lotto draw.


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