All Ireland Senior Football Quarter Final
Oh Dear, Oh Dear, Oh Dear…that was certainly not written in the script!!! On behalf of the club I would like to extend our commiserations to the Monaghan senior players and management team on their defeat by Tyrone last Saturday, 8th August, at Croke Park. It certainly was a gripping encounter that kept everyone on the edge of their seats but sadly it was not their greatest performance and they endured a horrible seventy minutes or so on the hallowed turf, but I suppose credit must go to the Tyrone side and their backroom management team who arguably produced one of their best displays of the year as they totally frustrated Monaghan. Still it was a fantastic achievement on reaching this level and winning the Ulster title along the way was a magical moment for the county and one that shall remain in our memories for a long time. Hard luck lads, we sincerely thank you all for your efforts during the year and now I imagine it will be all systems go for the domestic championships!
Eurotech Junior Football League
Have you ever physically been in a one place yet your mind is somewhere else? (It happens to me all the time!!!) Well, when our senior footballers travelled to St. Mary’s Park last Sunday, 9th August, to play Scotstown in the Eurotech Junior Football League their minds were certainly not on the game! Because for the first thirty minutes of this contest we had a touch of Monaghanitis…while the team has lots of ability our approach was slow, our build-up was laboursome, our play was error ridden, our passing was poor and our shooting was wayward (to say the least). As one person politely put it during the half time break “we were flatter than a Shove Tuesday pancake” and after the first moiety the scoreboard showed a poor return of only three points with Scotstown leading by 1-3 to 0-3. Thanks be to God, after a sluggish start, our attitude and mindset improved tremendously during the second half and I must give credit where’s credit due because the lads played with a lot more desire, hunger, determination and played with more fire in their bellies throughout the second period, and moving forward into the business end of the season we need to see this type of performance for a FULL HOUR. As the match progressed we slowly (little by little) began to take control of the game and the momentum pendulum swung in our favour as we notched up some impressive scores and we just about got over the finish line with the scoreboard showing Scotstown 2-9 Rockcorry 1-14. In fairness, it was far from a perfect performance but after a slow start the lads eventually clawed themselves back into contention and showed signs of what they are truly capable off with some outstanding performances, particularly a dazzling display from Paul McKeown. Keep up the good work lads but let’s try and put two halves together back to back the next time!
The club extends their best wishes and a speedy recovery to Cathal Sheridan who sustained a suspected broken nose while playing in today’s match against Scotstown. We hope to see him back in the green jersey before too long…all the best Cathal.
Eurotech Junior Football League
The senior footballers will be back in action in the league campaign this Sunday 16th August, with an early start, when they travel to play Killanny and throw-in time is 12.30pm.
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.
Community Sports Day
The club in conjunction with the Parents Association of the Scoil Mhuire will be hosting a sports day on Sunday 6th September. The organising committee are flat out making arrangements and while details are limited at this early stage I imagine there will be all the usual events including races, the classic egg & spoon race, three legged races, show your strength by throwing the wellie, test your skill at penalties or golfing, have you the speed to take on the clothes line challenge. Our imagination no knows bounds and whatever ever games you may enjoy I’m sure we will have something that suit your interests. Should you have any ideas or suggestions then please don’t be shy and get in touch with Tom Daly, Anthony Tate or any committee member and they will be delighted to talk to you. So let’s join together on Sunday 6th September and let’s create a fantastic sports day that everyone within our community and surrounding parishes can join in and have some with family and friends.
The under 8 footballers will be back in action on Saturday 29th 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 Shield Semi-Final
Our under 12 footballers have been pitted against Ballybay in the Gerrys Prepared Veg Under 12 Division 4 Shield Semi Final. It takes place on Saturday 15th August at 12 noon. The winners will progress to the final on Saturday 29th August and the opposition will be either Aughnamullen, Eire Og or Oram.
Gerry’s Prepared Veg – Under 14 League
The under 14 footballers are back in action on tonight, Thursday 13th August, with a home game against Doohamet and throw-in time is 7.30pm.
Minor Football League Division 3 Shield
The minor footballers are back in action on Tuesday 11th August when they travel to play Tyholland and throw-in time is 7.30pm.
Guess the Score Competition
On behalf of the club I want to thank all the underage players and their families who returned the guess the score cards and a massive well done to Eddie Bell who predicted the correct score of the Ulster Final and wins himself €50 and was sold by Mark Nesbitt.
Congratulations to all the students from the Parish who received their leaving certificate results during the week. Hopefully you got the points required to follow on to the course of your choice and we wish you well in your future.
Top 4 Lotto Results
The numbers drawn on Monday 10th August were 11, 16, 27 and 28. There was no jackpot winner of €3,600.00. The following won €15 each :- Michael Carroll, Rockcorry, Cathal Carolan, Aghabog, Sheila & Aaron Smyth, Anney, Tess & Euan McFadden, Rockcorry, Shirley Smyth, Newbliss, Shane, Conor & Ay Monaghan, Ballybay, Marlena Murtagh, Newry, Mickey & Sheila Friary, Rockcorry. Next week the jackpot will be €3,600.00 and the draw will take place in Paddy Lynch’s. Thank you supporting our Top 4 lotto draw.
Annual Top 4 Lotto Ticket
Don’t forget, you can support the club’s Top 4 lotto by entering for 12 months, 6 month 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.
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