Monaghan Electrical IFL
Our senior footballers were in action last Saturday 23rd April when they travelled to play Corduff in the Monaghan Electrical intermediate football league campaign. The game was a lively affair and as expected it was not for the faint hearted as both sets of players dished up a thrilling and entertaining contest. The first half was evenly poised throughout and after a compelling thirty minutes both teams were on 1-4 apiece at the half time interval. In truth the damage was done during the first ten minutes of the second period when we hit a mini purple patch that yielded 3-1 to hold a commanding ten point advantage, leading 1-4 to 4-5. At this point Corduff upped the tempo to try and get back into the game and notched over some lovely scores. It was a tense and tight affair during the closing stages and there were many heart-stopping moments but I have say the lads dug deep and showed great character and battling qualities to deny Corduff any easy scoring opportunities and managed to hold on to claim their first league points on a score-line Corduff 2-12 Rockcorry 4-7. To view a selection of action photographs please visit our Facebook or Flickr page.
Monaghan Electrical IFL Fixtures
The senior footballers are back in action this on Wednesday 4th May when they host Aughnamullen at Pairc Naomh Mhuire at 7pm. On Saturday 7th May they entertain Cremartin at Pairc Naomh Mhuire at 7pm.
Platinum Tanks RFC – Crawley Cup
Our reserve footballers will get their first taste of championship action this year when they play Tyholland this Saturday 30th April in the Platinum Tanks Reserve Football Championship (Crawley Cup). The game takes place at Pairc Naomh Mhuire and throw-in time is 7pm.
Wall of Fame / Wall of Acknowledgment
The Great Wall of China is one of the most recognised structures in the world and is the largest man made barrier ever built and is truly a modern wonder of the world. In a similar fashion, the club are planning to build our very own great wall and while it will not be as majestic or as long as the Great Wall of China it will nevertheless be something special and something that we will all hold close to our hearts. The idea is simple, as part of the clubs development fund raising campaign we intend to build a wall that will contain names of players that ever wore the ‘Green & White’ jersey. Furthermore, it will also contain names of individuals or families that would like to be included and acknowledged as part of this fund raising drive. This is one of our main fund raising activities for the further development of our facilities and it will provide YOU with a unique opportunity to support YOUR club and be a part of the future development of Pairc Naomh Mhuire. It will also guarantee that your support will be recorded for posterity on the wall and your name will be visible for future generations. We are currently compiling a comprehensive list of former and current players, committee members, club members etc and we will be approaching you to invite you to make a donation of €100 to have your name etched into the display alongside many legends of the club. To date, we have had a positive feedback from a test group of players and families and we are hoping that all past and current players who have worn the jersey with pride will come on board to support this fund raising event. It will eventually become a focal point on our grounds located at Pairc Naomh Mhuire and hopefully, when a date is formally agreed, we will have a great night when everything will be revealed.
Gerry’s Prepared Veg – Under 12
The next outing for the under 12 footballers will be on Bank Holiday Monday 2nd May when they travel to the Monaghan GAA Training Grounds located at Cloghan, Annyalla to take part in the Spring League Finals Day. Their opposition will be Killeevan and the throw-in time is 3pm. The emphasis on the day is FUN and RESPECT and I would encourage as many parents and families to go and support the youngsters on this fun day. I would like to take this opportunity to wish the team mentors and all the players the very best of luck in their final.
Gerry’s Prepared Veg – Under 14
Our Under 14 footballers travelled to Pearse Park last Saturday 23rd April to play Ballybay in the Gerry’s Prepared Veg division 4 league. As games go this was not a good game but rather it was an outstanding encounter and if you were not in attendance today then shame on you because you missed an absolute humdinger of a match that kept both sets of supporters on a knife edge until virtually the last kick of the game. Weather conditions were perfect with glorious sunshine beaming down across the pitch and both teams served up a very entertaining game. Ballybay started the brighter and midway through the first half they lead, 0-3 to 0-1. After a slow start we eventually found our rhythm and notched over some impressive scores and after an exciting twenty-five minutes the scoreboard showed Ballybay 0-5 Rockcorry 0-5. The second half was a mirror image of the first half with superb defending, tenacious tackling, magnificent high fielding, super flowing football, athletic saves and some breath-taking scores that if you witnessed senior players do you would be crowing about it for a long time! As the game entered the closing stages there was nothing separating the sides with the scoreboard showing 1-10 to 2-7. Unfortunately, from our point of view, Ballybay finished the strongest and added 1-1 to their tally in the final minute to secure the victory on a score-line Ballybay 2-11 Rockcorry 2-7. They are back in action on Saturday 7th May when they host Killeevan at Pairc Naomh Mhuire. However, this may change as there is First Communion in the Parish the same day. Watch this space for details.
Gerry’s Prepared Veg – Under 16
Our under 16 footballers were in action last Thursday 21st April when they played Scotstown in the Gerry’s Prepared Veg league division 3 campaign. Regardless of what the scoreboard shows this was a highly entertaining match and both teams has to be commended for their efforts as they served up an entertaining match that saw some great passages of football being played. It was very evident from the start that our lads were up for the challenge as they put in a battling performance and after an impressive first half they held a commanding advantage, leading 3-5 to 0-1 at the interval. The game continued at a fast pace during the second half and there was really nothing between the sides (during the second period) as the game flowed from end to end with some electrifying football. It was a thrilling contest and the supporters certainly got their money’s worth as both teams notched up 1-5 apiece and the game ended Rockcorry 4-10 Scotstown 1-6. Their next outing is on Thursday 5th May when they host Patrick Emetts at Pairc Naomh Mhuire and throw-in time is 7.30pm.
Minor Football League Division 3
Our minor footballers played Cremartin last Tuesday 19th April, in the Minor Football League Division 3 campaign and I’m afraid it was a case of having another bad day at the office as Cremartin totally dominated the encounter and secured a comfortable and comprehensive victory on a score-line Cremartin 7-18 Rockcorry 2-7. Their next outing is on Tuesday 26th April with a home match against Doohamlet at 7pm. On Tuesday 3rd May they travel to Tyholland at 7.30pm.
Go Games Blitz
The under 10 footballers will get another chance to showcase their skills when they take part in an all-county Go Games blitz on Saturday 7th May which takes place at Cloghan starting at 12 noon and finishing at 2pm. The next blitz for the under 8 footballers will be on Saturday 14th May and it will also be an all-county go games blitz taking place at Cloghan between 12 noon and 2pm.
Car Wash Fund Raiser
Our underage players will be holding a car wash fund raiser on Saturday 30th April to raise funds for the juvenile section of the club. That’s right folks, they will clean and polish your car and have it absolutely sparkling. It takes place at Gerry & Andrea Coyle’s Service Station who have once again kindly donated their fine facilities to accommodate the event and we sincerely thank them for their sponsorship and generosity. Please let your family and friends know and please support this car wash fundraiser and get your car down for a proper wash and make a donation towards the juvenile section of our club and as always your support of this event will be deeply appreciated.
Darkness into Light Walk
The Pieta House Darkness into Light Walk will be held in Monaghan town on Saturday 7th May at 4.15am starting from Monaghan Harps GAA complex, Rooskey, Monaghan. Pieta House are well acknowledged for their work with suicide awareness and all clubs within County Monaghan are advised to get behind this initiative and unite to raise awareness about positive mental health and suicide. You can register online at www.dil.pieta.ie and they hope to build on the massive success of last year and it would be great if a big turnout from the club / village could join the walk in solidarity to support Pieta House. Hopefully, the weather will remain nice and dry and weather you choose to walk, run or jog the choice is yours but please remember to dress warmly and arrive early and be prepared to have a wonderful morning.
Top 4 Lotto Results
The numbers drawn on Monday 25th April were 8, 9, 18, and 24. There was no jackpot winner of €7,000.00. The following won €15 each :- Christina Sheridan, Rockcorry, Malachy Matthews, Black-Kesh, Arlene Hughes, Middletown, Lee & Cian McCullom, Aghabog, John Bradford, Rockcorry, Lisa & Finbar, Rockcorry, Arnie & Margaret Steenson, Aghabog, Nickey Calvert, Rockcorry. Next week the jackpot will be €7,100.00 and the draw will take place in Aghabog GAA Centre. Thank you for 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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