Universal Graphics Junior Championship
Clap along if you know what happiness is to you…Because I’m happy… Clap along if you feel like that’s what you wanna do… Because I’m happy. I’ve been singing these lyrics since last Sunday evening after our senior footballers defeated Toome in the semi-final of the Universal Graphics Junior Football Championship. Okay, Okay, Okay, Okay…I know it wasn’t the prettiest of matches but at least we got the right result because we are through to the Universal Graphics Junior Football Championship Final…that sounds good, I think it deserves another mention, we are through to the Universal Graphics Junior Football Championship Final and I want to say a massive well done to all the lads and the management team for this achievement. In fairness, it was not the most impressive performance that we have seen from the lads but it was effective. What we got from the team was a performance high on endeavour and over the next fortnight there is much work to be done because there is no doubt, absolutely no doubt, that we will have to improve significantly on our performance if we are to turn over a quality Blackhill outfit. For now through we will savour the excitement and fun of competing in a Junior Championship Final and we will look forward to an exciting and competitive encounter against Blackhill on Sunday 27th September 2015.
Eurotech Junior Football League
The lads are back in action this Saturday 19th September when they travel to play Toome and the game has a throw-in time of 5.30pm.
Under 8 Go Games Blitz
Last Saturday 12th September, our under 8 footballers travelled to Doohamlet to play in their last official go games blitz of the season. Unfortunately, due to other commitment I only stayed for a short while but while I was there they played games against Eire Og, Blackhill and Doohamlet. They were slow to get going but they responded well with some delightful football and all the kids really enjoyed the day. There was great energy and passion from all the players and the mentors and a high level of skill was shown. I have to say, the kids have performed really well throughout the season and have shown improvement as the year went on. This is a testament to the great work that is being carried out by our underage mentors and coaches and well done to all the under 8 coaches for their patience, encouragement and enthusiasm that they have given to the boys and girls at this level. We are very fortunate to have a good bunch of dedicated coaches and we sincerely thank you for your time and your efforts to give the kids a solid foundation for the future. Furthermore, a sincere thank you to all the parents who supported and encouraged the kids throughout the year and for helping out with transportation.
Under 10 Go Games Blitz
On Saturday 26th September the under 10 footballers will play their last go games blitz when they travel to Doohamlet.
Enjoy Your Retirement
On behalf of the club I would like to extend our best wishes to Seamus Tate who recently retired after spending fifty years operating plant & machinery. Congratulations Seamus on your well-deserved retirement and thank you for the many years of service and we wish you a healthy retirement to enjoy the many years ahead.
On behalf of everyone at the club I would like to extend our heartiest congratulations to senior footballer Colin Quinn and Marie Boylan on their recent engagement.
New Business Venture
Attention all ladies (and gentlemen)…I have been informed that Eimear Fitzpatrick has opened up a new beauty salon called ‘Beauty Rocks’ on the Main Street (above An Siopa Beag). I know how much you love to have your nails looking beautiful so make an appointment and take the time to indulge, in a truly relaxing atmosphere, and enjoy all the wonderful treatments that Beauty Rocks has to offer including Waxing, Tinting, Facials, Tanning, Gel Polishes, Manicures, Pedicures and Makeup. Go on ladies treat yourself, after all you do deserve it!
On behalf of everyone at the club I would like to offer my best wishes and huge congratulations to Thomas Greenan and Joanne McCabe on the recent birth of their baby girl Nancy. Congratulations.
Top 4 Lotto Results
The numbers drawn on Monday 14th September were 1, 2, 10 and 27. There was no jackpot winner of €4,000.00. The following won €15 each :- Sean & Tina Rooney, Rockcorry, Pat McCormick, Rockcorry, Eileen Calvert, Rockcorry, Hugh & Noreen, Rockorry, Ivan McCollum, Rockcorry, Stephen McGuirk, Swans Cross, Noeleen Fitzpatrick, Stephie, Darragh, Calum, Ella & Cillian, Rockcorry. Next week the jackpot will be €4,100.00 and the draw will take place in Thompson’s, Newbliss. 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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