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Rockcorry Notes

December 6th, 2011



6th December 2011


Come Dine For Rock – a tasty 10!

There was certainly a great buzz around the village last Saturday evening (3rd December) because the foodilicious event of the year our “Come Dine for Rock” night was held. This unique and simple fundraising idea was based on the hugely popular television show ‘Come Dine With Me’ and was held in various households in the parish. Budding chefs and food lovers threw on the apron to create their very own version of the TV show and raise money for the club. Whether it involved a formal four course meal, gourmet beans on toast, a tea party, a barbeque or cheating by ordering a take-away the choice was entirely up to them. If it was anything like my night I imagine the cooks were running around the kitchen like blue-arsed flies! There was chopping & scrubbing, a hell of a lot of puffing & huffing, slicing & dicing and basically all round panic but in fairness I never used the f word once! Apologies, I have a confession to make; I did use it a few times it was so much FUN, FUN and FUN. I would have been totally lost without the help of the world’s best cook, the top lady herself, the mammy and my wee niece Steph who kept a watchful eye on proceedings and made sure everything was up to her very high standards and many thanks for all their work. Let me tell you, between cooking and entertaining I was exhausted by the end of the night but I still found time to review the marks & comments and while many of my guests gave top marks some were fussy and too pernickety and awarded low marks which was very disappointing and very strange because there wasn’t much food left on the plate to feed the dogs! All hosts set amazing high standards by dazzling their guests with their culinary prowess and they certainly created some fabulous food creations. I have uploaded a couple of photographs to our website and as you can see everyone had a wonderful time and talking to people afterwards they really enjoyed the night and embraced every delicious moment and would certainly encourage people to do it again. Personally speaking, I have to say it was an awesome night with great company, great food, interesting conversations (mostly about football, football & football) and here’s looking forward to the next Come Dine for Rock and a further chance to taste some delicious food, enjoy a glass, or two of my favouite tipple in the company of friends and family. What more do you want? Once again a big thank you to all the hosts for your efforts and to all the guests for your contribution it is very much appreciated by the club and until the next time ciao.

Senior Citizen Walk

A massive well done to Eric Latimer, Ann Carroll, Andrea Coyle, Ben Duffy, Emer McGeough, Gerry Coyle and Pat McCormick who took part in the sponsored walk last Saturday afternoon for the senior citizens. The wintery conditions failed to dampen their spirits as they raised money for the senior citizen’s Christmas party which takes place this Saturday 11th December in the Hillgrove Hotel. If anyone would like to make a donation towards this event you can contact anyone of the above or any member on the Rockcorry Community Alert committee.

Christmas Tree – Table Quiz

We all like to see the village looking Christmassy over the festive season and there’s nothing nicer than seeing a well-lit Christmas tree on the village green. The Christmas tree committee is holding a table quiz tomorrow night Friday 9th December in St. Mary’s Hall at 8pm and I would appeal to everyone in the village to support this as generously as they can. Table of 4 costs €20 and refreshments will be served.

Rockcorry GAA Annual Yearbook

Any company, individual or family that would like to place a small advertisement or a best of luck note in our upcoming annual yearbook you can contact me on 086-1041165. Advertisements cost a reasonable €20 or if people would like to take a larger advertisement I would be delighted to talk to you.


The numbers drawn last Monday night were 7, 17, 22 and 26. There was no jackpot winner of €10,100.00. The following won €15 each :- Eugene McGorman Rockcorry, Adam Elliot Rockcorry, Darragh Dempsey Rockcorry, Kilpatrick Family Smithboro, Cian & Mickey Rockcorry, Christine O’Brien Rockcorry, Hugh Linden Swans Cross, John Finlay & Trisha Rockcorry. Congratulations to all the winners. Next week our jackpot will be €10,200.00 and the draw will take place in the Maple Bar. The following week Monday 19th December we will be holding our Christmas draw in Fitzpatrick’s and we will have loads of additional cash prizes including 1 x €100, 2 x €50, 5 x €20 plus all the normal prizes. Thank you for supporting our Top 4 lotto draw.

Annual General Meeting

Our Annual General Meeting will now take place on Thursday 12th January 2012 at 7.00pm. Nomination forms will be circulated to all club members over the coming week and should be returned to club secretary Martina McKeown before the required date.

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