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Rockcorry Club Notes

July 28th, 2016



26th July 2016

Wall of Fame Launch

I am delighted to announce that the Wall of Fame fund raising campaign is now officially up and running. The project is designed to allow YOU, our ever generous patrons to take ownership of the ‘Wall of Fame’ by making a one off donation of €100 towards the project. This will allow you to be part of the legacy of our club and help provide facilities for the current youth of the club and those of future generations. You can make payments in a variety of ways and all depends on where you are in the world and how you would like to pay. A donation to the Wall of Fame project can be made by contacting any member of our committee or send me an email to or text myself at 086-1041165. Payment options include cheque, bank draft, cash, weekly or monthly instalments or direct debit. If you require further information or clarification in relation to this, or indeed in relation to our ‘Wall of Fame’ then please don’t hesitate to contact any of our club officers who will try to answer your queries. At our launch Paddy McKeown and Pat Brannigan signed up immediately and as previously highlighted the Wall of Fame is ALL inclusive and is open to everyone within the community who wish to share in our development and be part of something special. Martina McKeown, one of the great lady players that ever wore the Green & White jersey, also signed up on the night and gave her €100 to Sub-Committee Chairman Tom Daly. Thanks

Golf Classic

Our upcoming golf classic takes place on Saturday 27th August at the beautiful Clones Golf Club. The club is delighted to announce that Mullinahinch House Private Nursing Home have come on board again as our main sponsors and we sincerely thank the Murray family for their generosity, kindness and support of this event. 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. There are also exciting opportunities for businesses, families and individuals to advertise by sponsoring a tee or a green for a reasonable €50. If you are unable to play golf but would still like to make a contribution perhaps you would be interested in sponsoring a prize for a raffle. If so please get in touch because we would be delighted to talk to you.

Monaghan Electrical IFL

After last Sunday’s thrilling match against Tyholland in the Monaghan Electrical intermediate football league I was literally lost for words. That doesn’t happen very often but after watching and experiencing a breath-taking match I was honestly struggling to find words or a term to describe such an amazing roller-coaster and have settled on “OMG what a humdinger of a game”. The game burst into life from the very first whistle and one thing is for certain the large crowd of supporters who attended Pairc Naomh Padraig certainly got their money’s worth because the match had everything in terms of tigerish defending, marvellous high-fielding, superb passages of football, accurate passing and plenty of top-class scores which really epitomised everything that is great about our National game. The variety of black, yellow and red cards issued, while it added to the tension and drama, the allusions to us finishing the game with twelve men might suggest that this was a dirty game but nothing could be further from the truth. It was a hard hitting and physical encounter where no quarter was asked and no quarter was given! For long periods of the first half we were the better team and played a glorious brand of slick, effective football and after the first thirty minutes we held a 0-4 to 1-10 advantage at the half-time interval. When play resumed Tyholland were in no mood to let the game slip and they played like a team possessed and with a hugely impressive fightback they looked like they would claim the spoils when they bagged a late goal on the 31st minute to lead by 2-11 to 1-13. At this juncture there appeared no way back and trailing by a single point and playing with twelve men we found the Tyholland defence a difficult nut to crack. In fairness, the lads worked their socks off and were equally impressive as they mounted one final attack with some excellent teamwork that ended with Mark Thornton being fouled in the large parallelogram and had everyone in the crowd (well…all the Rockcorry supporters) shouting, roaring and screaming “PENALTY”! With our regular penalty taker dripping in sweat on the side-line, vice-captain Noel Carroll stepped up and showed nerves of steel to coolly dispatch the resultant spot kick into the bottom left corner to seal the victory after a truly cracking and exciting match that finished Tyholland 2-11 Rockcorry 2-13. A selection of action photographs can be viewed on our Facebook page.

Mc Elvaney Waste & Recycling Intermediate Football Championship

Please make a note in your diary or use your smartphone to set a reminder in your planner because our first round match against Emyvale is scheduled to take place the weekend of Saturday 6th / Sunday 7th August. The venue and throw-in time to be formally advised.

Go Games Blitz

Unfortunately, last Monday evening (25th July) was another one of our great Summer’s evening where you needed to bring a hat, jacket and your umbrella. Thankfully, the damp conditions did not spoil all the excitement as our under 8 and under 10 footballers travelled to Aughnamullen to take part in a Go Games Blitz. There was a great turnout and well done to all the players for taking part in constant rain and they all showed good skills especially in the wet and slippery conditions. Full credit to all our coaches, Sean McCaffrey, Cormac McFadden, Sharon Fox, Stephen Duffy, Fintan Larmer for looking after the teams and I better not forget to say thanks to all the parents who travelled to Aughnamullen for supporting and encouraging the future stars of the club.

Gerry’s Prepared Veg – Under 12 Division 4 (Shield)

Our under twelve team returned to action last Saturday 23rd July when they travelled to play Corduff in the Gerry’s Prepared Veg Division 4 league (Shield) competition. Getting points in Corduff is never an easy undertaking but I have to say the whole team worked tirelessly throughout the game and produced some impressive passages of football and they went on surprisingly to secure a comfortable victory. On what was a perfect day for football our players put in a huge effort and got off to a good start with some early goals and points and at the half time interval we held a healthy 1-1 to 4-7 advantage. During the second period the game continued in a similar fashion as we controlled possession and notched over some fine scores to cruise to a comprehensive win on a score-line Corduff 1-2 Rockcorry 6-14. Their next outing is on Saturday 6th August with a home game against Killeevan at 12 noon. On Saturday 20th August they take on Oram at Pairc Naomh Mhuire at 12 noon.

Gerry’s Prepared Veg – Under 14

The under 14 league format has now been divided up into a Cup & Shield competition. We will be competing in the Cup section and upcoming fixtures are as follows:- Saturday 30th July they travel to play Ballybay and throw-in time is 12 noon. On Saturday 13th August they have a home game when they host Sean McDermott’s at Pairc Naomh Mhuire at 12 noon and on Saturday 27th August they have another home game against Tyholland at 12 noon.

Gerry’s Prepared Veg – Under 16

On Thursday 4th August they have a home game against St. Tiarnach Sarsfields at 7.30pm.

Croke Park Activity Day

In association with the National Coaching and Games Development and the Ulster Coaching and Games Development Committee an Activity Day for players who are 12 years of age (born 2004) has being organised for Monaghan and three (3) other counties from Ulster on Monday 15th August 2016 from 9:30 to 11:00 am in Croke Park. The purpose of the initiative is to give our young players an opportunity to play our national games at GAA headquarters. The 30 football clubs will get the opportunity to send two players each, making up a panel of 60 players to be divided into 6 teams. In total 90 players from county Monaghan will be there representing their clubs on the day.Clubs are free to use whatever selection method they want to choose their players who will represent them in Croke Park. We are just asking that all consent forms from the players selected are with Patrick McCarron on or before Tuesday 2nd August 2016. If clubs fail to meet this deadline their places will be offered to another club chosen by lottery. All relevant information and consent forms should be with all the clubs Coaching Officers already. It is important ALL information is filled out including parents names and phone numbers. Once we have all relevant information from the clubs we will pass further details about the day to the players and their parents.

Top 4 Lotto Results

The numbers drawn on Monday 25th July 2016 were 7, 19, 22 and 27. There was no jackpot winner of €8,300.00. The following won €15 each :- Jimmy Carroll, Rockcorry, Maureen Greenan, Aghabog, Danney McDermott, Anney, Sheila & Mickey Smyth, Anney, Norah Martin Martin, Newbliss, Calum Calvert, Rockcorry, Pat Clerkin, Rockcorry, Joey & Phyllis, Rockcorry. Next week the jackpot will be €8,400.00 and the draw will take place in the Aghabog GAA Centre. Thank you supporting our Top 4 lotto draw.


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