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October 4th, 2011



4th October 2011

Monaghan Electrical Intermediate League

Revenge, they say is a dish best served cold! Having waited six weeks to atone for their defeat by us in the Intermediate championship Eire Og finally got their revenge last Saturday afternoon when they recorded a 2-13 to 0-16 victory. As a result, our quest to qualify for a semi-final position in the league campaign has taken a setback and with all clubs having two league games remaining it is vital that we win them both and hope other teams slip up. Team & Scorers: Jamie Smith, Colin Reilly, Damien Matthews, Pauric Reilly, Stephen McGuirk 0-2, Keith Daly, Garry Calvert, Barry Patterson, Noel Carroll 0-2, Martin Carroll 0-1, Mark Daly 0-6, Colin Quinn 0-2, Dwayne Rooney, Paul McKeown 0-1 and Anthony Tate 0-2. Subs: Stephen Lynch for Dwayne Rooney, Keelan Clerkin for Martin Carroll, Mark McGuirk for Colin Quinn. This Saturday 8th October our senior team travel to play Sean McDermott’s at 4.00pm.

Maguire Transport Championship Semi Final Replay

It was the great Carl Lewis that once said “life is about timing” and this maxim could readily be applied to our two point defeat against Magheracloone in an exciting semi-final clash played last Sunday morning. Because it was exactly on the hour mark that Magheracloone got their noses in front, after trailing all through-out the game, they scored a priceless goal to put them a point ahead, leading 1-13 to 2-9. Moments later, they notched over another point to secure the victory and ultimately a place in this year’s Maguire Transport championship final. After the excitement of winning the division two league title last weekend the lads played with great confidence and self-belief during the first half and were very much in the ascendancy and at the interval they deservedly had a commanding 1-6 to 0-3 advantage. However, on the restart Magheracloone took the bit between their teeth and by the tenth minute they had closed the deficit back to a single point when they scored five unanswered points 1-6 to 0-8. At this stage Magheracloone were dominant and the ball rarely crossed the half-way line but thankfully, as the game progressed we composed ourselves and knuckled down to the task and going into the last five minutes of normal time we lead by 2-9 to 0-13. Unfortunately, we could not sustain our momentum and fell to a sucker punch on the 30th minute when Magheracloone blasted home their goal and shortly afterwards they fired over another point to claim the victory on a score-line Rock Sarfields 2-9 Magheracloone 1-14. In the end Magheracloone’s timing was everything and for us it was a cruel way to end the competition but that’s sport you have to take the bad with the good sometimes! On a positive note, it certainly has been a remarkable year for our minor team, Rock Sarsfields, and they definitely provided us with plenty of wonderful memories during the year. Well done lads.

Under 14 Shield Final

Last Saturday was a disappointing day for our under 14 team as they suffered a heavy defeat in the final of the shield competition. The young lads tried hard and put in a brave performance throughout the game but ultimately they were up against a stronger and more determined Blackhill team and they secured the a comprehensive victory.

Come Dine For Rock

Okay, let’s see, will I do the lightly smoked potato soup with sweet corn puree, cepe oil and basil followed with the roasted rump and slow cooked shoulder of Connemara hill lamb with carrots cooked in honey and black pepper, caper sprout cream and pickled garlic and finish off with a warm chocolate mousse, caramel jelly, espresso mousse, lime ice cream and honeycomb or will I go for the French bean and blood peach salad with fennel and mint dressing followed with the dombes duck breast with fried cabbage and smoked potato, carrot and black cumin puree, duck sauce sharpened with apple balsamic vinegar and finish off the evening with the vanilla mousse with raspberry jelly and sorbet, raspberry marshmallow with chocolate and sable biscuit? Ohhhhh dear, decision, decisions!!! I just can’t decide what to make for our upcoming “COME DINE FOR ROCK” night which is scheduled to take place over the last weekend in October. We are calling on all club members and food lovers to create a ‘Come Dine With Me’ style event to help raise money for the club. Dinner parties have never been more popular and it’s a wonderful opportunity to show off your culinary skills and hosting talents by holding a dinner party. Create your very own version of the TV show. It doesn’t have to be as extravagant as my three course menu because you could just have beans on toast the choice is entirely up to you. We are looking for people to host a fun evening by inviting family and as many friends as you know (a minimum of ten) and we’re suggesting that guests make a donation of €20 and they could perhaps take along a bottle of your favourite tipple. If you would like to take part in “Come Dine For Rock” as a host then please contact me or any committee member and we shall be delighted to talk to you.

Rockcorry GAA Annual Yearbook

The communications committee is extremely busy compiling the annual yearbook which includes various articles and photographs. This year we hope to include an advertisement section and any company, individual or family that would like to place a small advertisement or a goodwill notice in the yearbook you can contact myself on 086-1041165. Don’t be afraid it’s not going to cost very much so don’t hesitate to get in touch.


The numbers drawn last Monday night were 1, 3, 10 and 23. There was no jackpot winner of €9,200.00. The following won €15 each :-Josh Brady Rockcorry, Jamie Smith Rockcorry, Kevin Cleere Rockcorry, Gary Fitzpatrick Rockcorry, Betty Magee Cootehill, Kyle Rooney Rockcorry, Ellen Flynn Rockcorry, Joseph, Kieran & Maureen Rockcorry. Next week our jackpot will be €9,300.00 and the draw will take place in Fitzpatrick’s. Thank you for supporting our Top 4 lotto draw.


Congratulations to Kieran Rooney who scooped the Latton jackpot last weekend. Well done Kieran.


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