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Rockcorry Club Notes

August 17th, 2016



16th August 2016

Monaghan Electrical IFL

Holy Moly…what a match, what an amazing match we witnessed, last Sunday 14th August, when our senior footballers hosted Corduff at Pairc Naomh Mhuire in the Monaghan Electrical intermediate football league. This was an action packed encounter that went down to the proverbial wire and it proved to be a gruelling contest, a physically demanding game that required more ‘Steel’ rather than ‘Skill’. The game had everything including drama, emotion, passion, desire and a little controversy that definitely added to all the excitement and huge credit to both sets of players for their honesty and pride in wearing their respective club jerseys. Without doubt we don’t like making things easy for ourselves and at times we can be a bit frustrating to watch…but I guess we are all used to that at this stage! Well done to the team on a sensational comeback after being five points down. They all dug very deep and demonstrated great character and showed some ‘Rock Steel’, particularly during the second half, to overcome a skilful Corduff outfit on a final score-line Rockcorry 1-12 Corduff 1-11. In fairness, it was a case of putting your head in where another man wouldn’t put his hand and that grit from the lads got us over the line as a lot of them battled through injuries and played through the pain-barrier all for the cause…The Club….#Respect #Admiration

Speedy Recovery

At last Sunday’s epic game, where the lads put their bodies on the line, Paul McKeown had to make an early exit when he suffered a knock to the head. It clearly demonstrates the importance of having fully trained first aiders or medical personnel present at games. It’s comforting to know that you have qualified people who know the appropriate action to take in these emergency situations and I want to acknowledge and thank Ciaran Quigley (Newbliss) and the Corduff Physio for their quick response and action. On behalf of the club I want to wish Paul a speedy recovery back to full fitness and hope to see him back wearing the ‘Green & White’ jersey as soon as possible.

Golf Classic

Our upcoming golf classic takes place on Saturday 27th August so please spread the word to all your golfing buddies. 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. 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. 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.

Get Well Soon

I’m sure at this stage you have heard the news that an Air Ambulance Helicopter made an emergency landing at our facilities, Pairc Naomh Mhuire, last Sunday to air lift Mary Clerkin to Tallaght Hospital, Dublin. I’m sure you will all join me in wishing Mary a fast and complete recovery and we look forward to seeing her out and about as soon as possible.

Under 8 Go Games Blitz

The next blitz for the under 8 players is on Saturday 27th August and is a double blitz involving both the under 8 and under 10 players and it takes place at neighbouring club Latton between 10 am to 12 noon.

Under 10 Go Games Blitz

The under 10 players will get a chance to showcase their skills when they travel to St. Tiernach’s Park, Clones this Saturday 20th August to take part in an all-county blitz starting at 9.30am to 11.30am.

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

Please keep your diary free on Saturday 3rd September because the Under 12 Division 4 Shield Final will take place on that date. The venue and throw-in time has yet to be confirmed and I shall keep you informed when details are fully known. The under 12 footballers have one game remaining in the round robin competition against Oram and it takes place on Saturday 20th August at Pairc Naomh Mhuire at 12 noon. As it turns out Oram will be providing the opposition in the Shield Final and no doubt will present a tough challenge. Well done everyone for reaching this stage. You have just a few weeks to go so please keep up the good work boys and girls and listen to your mentors at training and keep practising during your spare time. All the best.

Gerry’s Prepared Veg – Under 14

Next up for the under 14 footballers is a home game against Tyholland on Saturday 27th August at 12 noon. Just to make you aware Ballybay defeated Tyholland last week and that result means the winner of this contest will play Ballybay in the Division 4 League Final. If the previous encounter against Tyholland is anything to go by it should be another tight affair and no doubt will be another highly exciting and fascinating match. All the best lads and keep up the good work.

Gerry’s Prepared Veg – Under 16

The under 16 & minor footballers have completed their season and I would like to acknowledge the efforts made by all the players. I want to applaud them on some outstanding performances throughout the campaign but sadly, on occasions, they found the going tough but in fairness they never gave in and fought to the bitter end…and in my book that’s what it’s all about. I also want to personally thank the team managers Gerard O’Brien, Emyln Patterson, Anthony Tate and Aaron McGorman for their incredible efforts to help the young players achieve their potential and the best results possible…thanks lads.

Croke Park Activity Day

I imagine for most young players the opportunity to play at Croke Park is no doubt a lifetime ambition. I’m sure every player at some stage dreams of playing on the ‘hallow turf’! That dream, playing in Croke Park, came true for two of our up and coming stars namely Mark Nesbitt and Dylan Reilly who were among a group of under 12 players who were selected from the county to train and play in the theatre of dreams last Monday 15th August.

This was an amazing opportunity for the lads and during the morning session they took part in some coaching sessions and played a match while in the afternoon they enjoyed an exclusive behind the scenes tour of the famous stadium and the GAA museum. This was a fantastic opportunity for the youngsters and I hope you had a wonderful day. Well done lads.

Top 4 Lotto Results

The numbers drawn on Monday 15th August 2016 were 7, 18, 23 and 26. There was no jackpot winner of €8,600.00. The following won €15 each :- Tina & Megan, Rockcorry, Paula Sheridan, Rockcorry, Mickey Friary, Rockcorry, Gerry & Andrea Coyle, Rockcorry, Paddy Reilly, Aghabog, Breda McCaul, Drumcall, Frank McElroy, Newbliss, Martin Leonard Jrn, Aghabog. Next week the jackpot will be €8,700.00 and the draw will take place in Thompson’s, Newbliss. Thank you supporting our Top 4 lotto draw.


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