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Rockcorry Notes

May 25th, 2016

Monaghan Electrical IFL Fixtures

The senior footballers are back in action this Saturday 28th May when they host Tyholland at Pairc Naomh Mhuire and throw-in time is 7.30pm. On Friday 10th June they travel to Scotshouse to play Currin and throw-in time is 8pm.

Platinum Tanks RFL Division 2 Fixtures

The reserve footballers will be back in action on Wednesday 25th May when they travel to play Drumhowan at 8pm. On Saturday 4th June they have a home game against Blackhill at 7pm and they are on the road again on Sunday 12th June when they travel to play Sean McDermott’s and throw-in time 3pm.

Gerry’s Prepared Veg – Under 12 Competitive League

The next outing for the under 12 footballers is on Wednesday 25th May when they play Ballybay at Pairc Naomh Mhuire and throw-in time is 7.30pm. They are back in action on Saturday 28th May when they entertain Corduff at Pairc Naomh Mhuire at 12 noon.

Gerry’s Prepared Veg – Under 14

Wow, we really have been blessed with some cracking football over the last week with our under 16 footballers producing a cracking performance last Thursday and when our under 14 footballers travelled to play Corduff last Saturday 21st May they played their part in a truly great game of football where it ended all square. The game was played on a beautiful afternoon and was played at a very high tempo throughout with both sides attacking at every opportunity. Corduff started the brighter and scored a goal during the opening exchanges and perhaps should have had more scores registered but wasted a number of good scoring opportunities. It took us a while to settle down into the game but we eventually got up to speed and scores from James O’Brien (0-2), Timothy Elliot (0-1) and Gerry Larmer (0-1) put us in front by the narrowest of margins but at the half-time interval the scoreboard showed Corduff 1-1 Rockcorry 0-4. When these two sides meat there is always fireworks and the second half was played at a frantic pace with both sets of players giving it there all and it turned out to be a cracker. Midway through the second half it was level 1-3 to 0-6 with nice scores from Gerry Larmer (0-1) and Timothy Elliott (0-1). While we enjoyed a lot of possession we had a tendency to over-play the ball with a number of promising attacking breaking down but we did have a lucky break and Aaron Reilly found the back of the net to put us ahead leading 1-3 to 1-6. We looked to be on course to record a win but Corduff did not lay down and notched over a point and shortly after went ahead when they broke through our defence and finished with a lovely goal to regain a one point advantage, leading 2-4 to 1-6 at a vital stage of the match. You might have said that the game was all but lost but the lads showed great character and slotted over a last minute free-kick to leave the final score Corduff 2-4 Rockcorry 1-7. Their next outing in the league campaign is a home game against Doohamlet on Saturday 4th June and throw-in time is 12 noon.

Gerry’s Prepared Veg – Under 14 Championship

The under 14 footballers will get their first taste of championship action on Tuesday 31st May when they travel to Smithboro to play Eire Og in the Quarter Final of the Division 4 Championship

Gerry’s Prepared Veg – Under 16

Every now and then a game comes along that takes your breath away and last Thursday (19th May) the Under 16 contest against St. Tiarnach Sarsfields in the Gerry’s Prepared Veg League was just one of those standout games. By anyone’s standard’s this was an amazing match played at a very high tempo and was a great advertisement for our National games and all players, from both sides, deserve great credit for their performance because they displayed some remarkable skills and showed tremendous heart, effort and their work-rate was top notch. It was a thrilling encounter where both teams produced some impressive attacking football and at the half-time interval the scoreboard showed Rockcorry 0-6 St. Tiarnach Sarsfields 1-4. The pace of the game during the second half continued to remain fast pace, if not faster, and we nudged in front with scores from Pauric O’Brien to lead 1-7 to 1-6 midway through the period. At this stage of the game it was a battle of strength with thunderous shoulder to shoulder challenges going in across the pitch. St. Tiarnach Sarsfields continued to put together some nice attacking play and restored their one point advantage with two lovely points. Trailing by a single point and with very little time remaining the lads showed their metal as they battled back magnificently. Pauric O’Brien delivered a delightful chip over the defence to find Gerry Larmer who surged forward and as he raced down on goals and with the St. Tiarnach Sarsfields goalkeeper advancing he finished in style to secure a fully deserved victory on a score-line Rockcorry 2-7 St. Tiarnach Sarsfields 1-8. I have to say, this was a fantastic match and the lads certainly did the club proud. It was an excellent all round team performance as they all contributed towards the victory. Conor Clerkin produced some great saves, the defenders, Dara Dillon, Shane Greenan, Ryan Lynch and Ryan Carroll marshalled their opponents superbly, Caolan McPhillips and Pauric O’Brien worked effortlessly in midfield and the forwards Gerry Larmer, Ryan Cassidy, Aaron Smyth, Dylan McCollum and Lea McCollum all impressed with their movement. Well down lads a good result so keep up the good work. On Thursday 26th May they travel to Oram to play Clan na Gael and throw-in time is 7.30pm.

Gerry’s Prepared Veg – Under 16 Championship

Please make a note in your diary because the under 16 footballers will play St. Tiarnach Sarsfields on Thursday 7th July in the Division 3 Championship.

Minor Football League Division 3

Our minor team were defeated by Latton last Tuesday 17th May, in the Minor Football League Division 3 campaign but I have to report that the team worked very hard and the final score-line does not truly reflect the effort and the work-rate displayed by the lads. The game was played in perfect conditions and the first half was evenly contested with both teams displaying some breath-taking football where the action was end to end stuff and after an exciting first thirty minutes we trailed by four points with the scoreboard showing Latton 1-9 Rockcorry 2-2. When play resumed the match continued at a fast pace and Latton enjoyed a mini purple patch where the floodgates opened and the concession of early goals proved decisive because midway through the second half they held a commanding advantage. The game was effectively over but the lads responded positively and there was no faulting the commitment from the team as they continued to battle on. During the closing stages of this highly entertaining encounter they fired over some impressive scores but unfortunately the final whistle sounded and Latton secured a comprehensive victory on a final score-line

Latton 8-13 to Rockcorry 4-4. It’s easy to play sport when you’re winning and I want to commend these young footballers and our coaches because while results have been disappointing they continue to show heart and they continue to put on the ‘Green & White’ jersey week after week to represent their club knowing that there’s a tough sixty minutes of hardship ahead! The result did not go our way but the lads throughout the hour showed courage and honest endeavour and while they enjoyed plenty of possession we were not able to convert it onto the scoreboard whereas Latton were a lot more economical in front of the posts. I know its tough lads and heart-breaking but keep those heads held high because at times you produced a lot of good football and worked extremely hard for each other. We are very proud of you and never stop trying because your day will come soon!

Go Games Fixtures

The next blitz for the little warriors (under 8 players) is on Saturday 11th June and they will not have to far to travel because it will be held Pairc Naomh Mhuire between 10am to 12 noon. On Saturday 18th June the under 10 footballers will get their chance to showcase their skills when they take part in a Go Games blitz at Pairc Naomh Mhuire between 10am to 12 noon.

Good Luck

It’s that time of the year again folks and on behalf of everyone in the club I would like to extend our best wishes to all the players and members who are currently studying hard preparing to sit the Junior and Leaving Certificate exams this month. I hope you get the questions you are hoping for and get the opportunities you deserve for all your hard work. Good luck and remember stay calm, be cool and give it your best.


I am delighted to announce that we have another new recruit for the Rockcorry team and on behalf of the club I would like to extend my congratulations and best wishes to senior footballer Dean Fay and his fiancée Claire McKeown on the recent birth of their baby boy Luke. Congratulations folks and may your little bundle of joy bring you more happiness in a big way. Up Rock!

Scoil Mhuire Fun Run / Walk

The annual Scoil Mhuire FUN run, walk or jog (5K or 10K). The event takes place on Friday 17th June starting at 7.00pm. Registration takes place at the Scoil Mhuire, Ballybay Road, Rockcorry at 6.00pm and the Parents Association of Scoil Mhuire will be delighted to welcome you there. So whether you’re an experienced runner or just a beginner it’s a great opportunity for you to take part in a fantastic event and what’s better than exercising to raise money and supporting the local school? See you all there.

Top 4 Lotto Results

The numbers drawn on Monday 23rd May were 1, 2, 3 and 20. There was no jackpot winner of €7,400.00. The following won €15 each :- Thelma Farrell, Newbliss, Smyth Family, Anney, Tina & Sean Rooney, Rockcorry, Nuala Tate, Rockcorry, Colin Clarke, Newbliss, Philip McCaul, Drumcaul, Martin McLaughlin, Belfast, Alice Tynan, Rockcorry. Next week the jackpot will be €7,500.00 and the draw will take place in Paddy Lynch’s. 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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