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Rockcorry Notes

June 14th, 2016

Tidy Town Meeting

A couple of weeks ago I highlighted the current untidiness of our village. To push things along numerous people suggested to hold a Public Meeting. I am glad to report that a public meeting will take place on WEDNESDAY 22nd JUNE in St. Mary’s Hall at 9pm. As residents we must take the responsibility and instil a sense of pride and belonging because it’s OUR village and therefore it’s up to ALL of us to ensure OUR village remains clean and tidy. Any person young or old who can help make a contribution to ensure our village remains clean & tidy then please turn up at the meeting. In doing so it would be nice to get representation from all areas of the village for example the Ballybay Road, Monaghan Road, Cootehill Road, Newbliss Road, Main Street, The Square, Hilltop, Cranmór. Remember, this is our village so let’s keep it clean and tidy.

Monaghan Electrical IFL

Our senior footballers travelled to Scotshouse last Friday 10th June to play Currin in the Monaghan Electrical intermediate football league and they learned a very valuable lesson…to take your chances when the opportunity presents itself! Despite showing plenty of effort, blood and perspiration the lads failed to turn possession into scores and ultimately we paid a heavy price. While we created plenty of scoring chances some wayward shooting, failure to convert score-able frees, bad decisions and some hesitancy in front of the posts proved very, very costly and will haunt us as we dropped two precious league points. In stark contrast our opponents, Currin, were a lot more (far more) economical with their chances and practically scored with every attack when the attack presented itself and they secured the league spoils on a final score-line Currin 1-12 Rockcorry 0-11.

Monaghan Electrical IFL Fixtures

The senior footballers are back in action on Sunday 26th June when they travel to play Donaghmoyne and throw-in time is 1.30pm.

Platinum Tanks RFL Division 2

The reserve footballers are back in action on Sunday 19th June when they host Doohamlet at Pairc Naomh Mhuire and throw-in time is 12.30pm. On Friday 24th June they have another home game when they entertain Blackhill and throw-in time is 8pm.

Under 8 Go Games Blitz

Pairc Naomh Mhuire was certainly transformed into a hive of activity last Saturday 11th June as we hosted a very enjoyable and exciting Under 8 Go Games Blitz. After a very dodgy start to the morning the weather remained lovely and dry and teams competing on the day included Clones, Drumhowan, Tyholland and our own wee bunch of warrior’s. Each team played three / four games and all matches were very entertaining and free-flowing and full credit to all the coaches and mentors for having the teams well organised. All the boys and girls acquitted themselves exceptionally well and gave a wonderful display, showing great enthusiasm and the signs are very promising for the future. A special word of mention to our hard working coaches Sean McCaffrey and Anthony Tate who freely gave up their time this morning to help organise and look after the future players of the club and many thanks to our Youth Officer Sharon Fox and our Coaching & Games Development Officer Pascal Smyth who organised the blitz and for making sure it ran smoothly. Its people like this that makes the Gaelic Athletic Association so special and we appreciate all the hard work they do. We all know the important role referees play within the GAA and I would like to extend a massive thank you to the referees who officiated the games this morning. Finally, it was wonderful to see so many parents there to support and encourage the kids and we look forward to the next blitz with huge excitement which takes place on Thursday 16th June at Pairc Naomh Mhuire, between 7pm to 9pm, when our under 10 footballers will showcase their skills. Well done everyone and keep up the good work.

Go Games Fixtures

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 on Thursday 16th June starting at 7pm to 9pm. The next Go Games Blitz is a Double Blitz which takes place on Thursday 23rd June at Doohamlet between 7pm to 9pm.

Kelloggs GAA Cul Camps

Have you registered for the upcoming Kelloggs Cul Camps? The Cul Camps provides for boys and girls aged between 6 to 13 with an action packed fun-filled week which revolves around maximising enjoyment and sustaining involvement in Gaelic Games. All activities are game based with emphasis on skills. Groups are organised in an age appropriate manner with a view to optimising learning, enhancing friendships, improving physical and psychological wellbeing and promoting school and club links.Different aspects of the game are worked on each day and the programme involves coaching in specific skills and is a great opportunity for the kids to practice what they learned. The cost is €55 for the first child and €45 for second child, €40 for the third and subsequent children.

Gerry’s Prepared Veg – Under 12 Competitive League

A massive well done to our under 12 footballers who racked up another victory earlier today when they travelled to O’Neill Park to play Doohamlet in the Gerry’s Prepared Veg Division 4 League campaign. This was an exciting and enjoyable match and the boys and girls did very well against a powerful and fast moving Doohamlet outfit to secure the win. The game was played on a glorious summer’s day and the home side got off to a great and after ten minutes they lead by 0-4 to 0-0. This didn’t deter the players and while it took us some time to settle we gradually clawed our way back into the game and put together some impressive moves and notched over some fabulous scores from Niall McCormick (1-1), Josh Brannigan (1-0), Oisin Connolly (1-0) & Adam Elliot (1-1) and by the half time interval we enjoyed a six point advantage with the scoreboard showing Doohamlet 1-5 Rockcorry 4-2. The second half was equally thrilling and the team had to work hard through-out the period to break-down the challenge from Doohamlet. They produced some cracking football and some breath-taking scores from Oisin Connolly (1-3), Adam Elliott (0-2) David Linden (1-1), Niall McCormick (1-0), Josh Brannigan (0-1), Phillip Elliott (0-1) to seal the victory on a final score-line Doohamlet 2-11 Rockcorry 7-10. Their next game takes place on Saturday 25th June when they travel to play Oram and throw-in time is 12 noon.

Gerry’s Prepared Veg – Under 14

The next outing in the league campaign is a home game against Eire Og on Saturday 2th July and throw-in time is 12 noon.

Gerry’s Prepared Veg – Under 14 Championship

They have been pitted against Tyholland in the semi-final of the competition and the game has been fixed for Monday 20th June in Tyholland and throw-in time is 7.30pm.

Gerry’s Prepared Veg – Under 16

With examinations taking centre stage over the next couple of weeks their next outing in the league campaign is not until Thursday 30th June when they host Doohamlet at Pairc Naomh Mhuire at 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.

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.


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