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Rockcorry Notes

July 20th, 2015

Ulster Champions – Well Done Monaghan

Firstly, on behalf of everyone at the Rockcorry GAA club I would like to extend massive congratulations to the Monaghan senior footballers & team management on a wonderful victory over Donegal. It was a privilege to be in St. Tiernach’s Park, Clones last Sunday and it was an absolutely brilliant day and a great achievement and we will certainly cherish the memories for a long time. I really believe that the team are capable of building on this success and fingers crossed they can repeat and better this performance in the quarter-final. Well done lads and keep up the good work.

Junior Football League

Our senior footballers delivered an unexciting and at times a disjointed performance when they played Blackhill last Saturday 18th July in the Eurotech Junior Football League campaign. At times throughout this encounter we struggled to maintain any sort of rhythm or composure and we certainly paid a heavy price for a lacklustre performance as a speedier and hungrier Blackhill team were full value for their victory on a final score-line Rockcorry 1-9 Blackhill 2-13. Please visit our facebook page to view a selection of action photographs.

Universal Graphics Junior Football Championship

The next outing for the senior footballers is against Aghabog in the Universal Graphics Junior Football Championship, which takes place this Sunday 26th July at Scotstown with a throw-in time of 5.30pm. It will definitely not be an easy task competing against your closest neighbour and we will be looking for a much improved performance from all concerned. This promises to be another exciting encounter so please make the short trip and come out and show your support for the team in this huge game. Good luck lads, keep those heads up and don’t look back…you’re not going that way!

Annual Golf Classic 2015

Our upcoming golf classic takes place on Saturday 22nd August at the beautiful Clones Golf Club. The club is delighted to announce that Aidan & Marie Murray of Mullinahinch House Private Nursing Home have come on board, once again, as our main sponsors and we sincerely thank them for their generosity, kindness and support. The cost to enter a team is €120.00 and to book your place please contact our chairman Michael Carroll 086-1041165, club secretary Martina McKeown 086-1509735 or Paddy McKeown and a member on the organising committee will be in touch to discuss a convenient time for you to play.

Go Games

The under 8 footballers will be back in action on Saturday 8th August when they travel to Clones to take part in an all-county go games blitz between 9.30am to 11.30am. On Saturday 22nd August the under 10 footballers will be back in action when they travel to Clones 9.30am to 11.30am

Gerry’s Prepared Veg – Under 12 League

The under 12 footballers travelled to Oram last Tuesday 14th July and earned their first points of the league campaign with a great victory. They are back in action this Saturday 25th July with a home game against Eire Og at 12 noon.

Terence Reilly Memorial Shield

We held our annual tournament for the Terence Reilly Memorial Shield last Saturday 18th July when we hosted Croi Ro Naofa GAA (Dublin). Sadly, the weather situation was not great with wet and slippery underfoot conditions but it was a wonderful game of football where both sets of players served up a thrilling contest and deserve the utmost credit for their hard work and enthusiasm. Anyone that was lucky enough to be in Pairc Naomh Mhuire would have witnessed a truly outstanding game of football. It was nip and tuck throughout with play end to end and was played in a very sporting manner and after a thrill a minute contest Croi Ro Naofa secured the victory on a score-line Rockcorry 0-9 Croi Ro Naofa 3-3. The kids played their hearts out and this was recognised at the presentation when all players were greeted with a huge applause from the crowd for their efforts. At the presentation the chairman Michael Carroll rightly praised the efforts of both teams in providing such an outstanding display of football in difficult conditions and it was a memorable contest to honour the memory of a former player of the club Terence Reilly. A highlight of the occasion was the fact that Mrs. Margaret Reilly made the presentation to the winning team captain Cian Reilly, who incidentally is her grandson (Noel Reilly’s son) and she in return was presented with a lovely bouquet of flowers which was a really heart-warming and touching moment between grandmother and grandson. On behalf of the club I would like to express our gratitude to the Croi Ro Naofa club for travelling from Dublin and taking part in the game. Many thanks to Seamus Reilly, Noel Reilly and Ciaran Reilly for sponsoring the plaques and a huge thank you to the whistler Ciaran Mulligan (Aghabog) who competently refereed the match at short notice. Finally, all the kids, parents and supporters were treated to refreshments in St. Mary’s Hall where some tasty food was dished up to a multitude of people and in many ways resembled the biblical story of the five loaves and two fish in that we performed an absolute miracle! On that point, I would just like to thank the catering team and especially Tina Rooney, Ann Carroll and Mary Reilly and all the mammies and daddies for jumping in and lending a hand to tidy up the hall. It was a great day and a lovely way to mark and recognise the memory of a former player Terence Reilly and we look forward to winning back the shield next year! Please visit our Facebook page to view a selection of photographs.

Gerry’s Prepared Veg – Under 14 League

Our under 14 team played neighbours Latton in the Gerry’s Prepared Veg Division 5 league campaign last Saturday 18th July and both sides produced some fine scores and displayed good quality football and they certainly provided the large crowd with an exciting and entertaining match. The game was played in wet and slippery conditions and a strong wind blew directly down the pitch and Latton played with the elements during the first half and pulled no punches as they controlled the early exchanges and notched up some impressive scores. It took a while for our lads to find their range but when they settled into their rhythm they took command of the game and more than matched their opponents playing some good football and showed signs of what they are truly capable off with some excellent scores to hold a nice advantage at the break leading 3-6 to 1-4.When play resumed the Latton outfit were by far the better side and their ability to create goal scoring chances proved vital as they levelled proceeding midway through the half with both teams on 4-7 apiece. In fairness, our lads battled gamely and retook control of the game and put some very impressive moves together and during the last ten minutes slotted over some inspiring scores to claim the league spoils on a final score-line Rockcorry 6-14 Latton 4-7.  They are back in action on Saturday 1st August with a home game against Patrick Emetts at 12 noon. On Saturday 22nd August they have a bye and on Saturday 5th September they play their final league match at home against Doohamlet at 12 noon.

Gerry’s Prepared Veg  – Under 16

Our under 16 footballers played Tyholland last Thursday evening (16th July) and were defeated by a much stronger team who secured a comfortable victory. The next outing for the under 16 team in the league campaign is against Patrick Emetts on Thursday 30th July at 7.30pm.

Gerry’s Prepared Veg Under 16 Championship

This Thursday evening (23rd July) the under 16 footballers travel to play Toome in the semi-final of the under 16 football championship. Like the minor team results have not being going their way but the team are learning with every experience and performances have been improving with every game. They will certainly have to put in a big effort to get over the line but it’s well within their capabilities to produce a winning display. I would like to wish all the lads and the team management (Gerard & Anthony) all the best and urge all Rockcorry Gaels to travel and support the team. Good luck lads and as I always say “leave every ounce of energy on the field”.

Minor Football League Division 3 Shield

The minor footballers are back in action on Tuesday 21st July when they travel to play Emerald Sarsfields and throw-in time is 7.30pm.

Minor Football Championship Division 3

Our minor footballers bowed out of the minor football championship last Tuesday 14th July when they went down to a stronger Emerald Sarsfields outfit. It has been a tough year for this squad of players and the management team but in fairness the lads fought hard, never dropped their heads and showed courage to the final whistle. While they were defeated they showed determination, grit and their attitude was incredible which in my book shows great character and they all deserve credit for their approach. On looking back I think we have made ground…we have a bunch of young lads that want to play football and we all know that everything runs easier when you’re winning but the teamwork and togetherness of this group of lads is quite  remarkable and I want to acknowledge their commitment and positivity. Every game they play they are massive under-dogs but they continue to promote and fly the Rockcorry flag with pride and that is a tremendous quality to have and it will certainly stand to them as they move forward in their playing & professional career.


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