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Rockcorry Club Notes

September 8th, 2016

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

I think pride of place this week must go to our fabulous Under 12 footballers and team management who defeated Oram in the Division 4 Shield Final on a score-line Rockcorry 4-10 to Oram 1-8. Unfortunately, I did not have the pleasure to witness the result but I was told that it was a fantastic performance and we were fully deserved winners. I have watched them on numerous occasions and they are a talented group of players and are definitely a lively bunch of youngsters and they put in enormous amount of work throughout the year and it’s just reward for all their efforts. I want to personally thank our team managers Paul McCormick and Conor Brannigan for their superb efforts and huge commitment during the year. They gave so much of their time preparing the players and this had a massive impact and influence on the team’s performances and development. I also want to thank our youth officer, Sharon Fox, for standing in, during my absence, and taking a few photographs on the day (I think she has an eye on the PRO job next year!). On returning to the village the kids enjoyed after match refreshments in St. Mary’s Hall and I want to especially thank Paula Granaghan who had everything prepared and ready for the kids. Finally, many thanks to all the mammies, daddies, aunties, uncles and grandparents for your passionate support and constant encouragement towards the players. You all play a major role in the player’s development and I have no doubt that the support they received from you was transcended into the impressive performances on the field. Well done everyone, I hope you enjoyed the celebrations….UP ROCK!!!

McElvaney’s Waste & Recycling Intermediate Championship

Last Sunday (4th September) our senior footballers travelled to Páirc an Iarnróid, Smithborough to play Currin in Round 2 of the McElvaney’s Waste & Recycling intermediate football championship. Played in glorious sunshine this was a cracking match as both teams gave it everything and all credit to the two sets of players for a wholehearted performance. After a slow start we gradually got to grips with the game as the lads delivered a disciplined and workmanlike performance to defeat Currin on a score-line Rockcorry 2-17 Currin 2-8. This was a really enjoyable and gripping game of football played at a really high and competitive pace and there were some good individual battles all over the field. On occasions we showed glimpses of our true potential and, in my humble opinion, it was the collective efforts and energy from the entire team that eventually saw off the challenge from Currin. Having said that, while the overall quality of the performance was impressive the players and management will be in no doubt that much work and improvement will be needed before the next championship outing. At times we were very wasteful, we took wrong options and a shocking aspect of the game was the high percentage of turnovers that left us very vulnerable and on another day things may have been different! However, full credit to the lads, this victory will give them confidence and hopefully a major boost as they return their focus back to the league campaign when they take on Killanny this Sunday. Well done lads, a great result so please keep up the good work. A selection of action photographs can be viewed on our Facebook page or Flickr page.

Monaghan Electrical IFL

This weekend our attention and focus will now obviously turn to the Monaghan Electrical intermediate football league and the clash against Killanny. The game is fixed for this Sunday 11th September at Pairc Naomh Mhuire and throw-in time is 12.30pm. They will be back in action on Saturday 17th September when they travel to play Cremartin at 3.30pm and on Sunday 25th September they have a home game against Inniskeen at 12.30pm.

Bosco Carroll Memorial Cup

My father’s tournament, the Bosco Carroll Memorial Cup, will take place on Tuesday 13th September when our under 10 footballers will play last year’s winners Aghabog. Throw-in time is 6.45pm and if you’re free please call into Pairc Naomh Mhuire and support the future stars of the club. This is always a very exciting and enjoyable match and here’s hoping they can put in a decent performance to recapture the silverware. Good luck boys and girls.

Go Games Blitz

The under 8 footballers will complete their fixture schedule this Saturday 10th September when they take part in their last Go Games Blitz. The venue is Tyholland and takes place between 10am to 12 noon. The under 10 footballers will finish off their busy year on Saturday 24th September when they travel to Tyholland and it starts at 10am.

Guess the Score Competition

Dublin will play Mayo in this year’s All-Ireland Senior Football Championship final on Sunday 18th September and our juvenile committee have decided to run a “Guess the Score” competition. This is your opportunity to test your knowledge and predict the score of the game. The sheets will be handed out during the week to all underage players and all proceeds will go towards costs associated with running all our juvenile teams and your support would be deeply appreciated. Thank you for your support.

Community Sports Day

The club in conjunction with the Parents Association of the Scoil Mhuire will be hosting a sports day on Sunday 25th September. The organising committee are flat out making arrangements and while details are limited at this early stage I imagine there will be all the usual events including races, the classic egg & spoon race, three legged races, show your strength by throwing the wellie, test your skill at penalties or golfing, have you the speed to take on the clothes line challenge. Our imagination no knows bounds and whatever ever games you may enjoy I’m sure we will have something that suit your interests. Should you have any ideas or suggestions then please don’t be shy and get in touch with any committee member and they will be delighted to talk to you. So let’s join together on Sunday 25th September and let’s create a fantastic sports day that everyone within our community and surrounding parishes can join in and have some with family and friends.

Tart Competition

I love tarts…apple tarts and I am really excited about this competition because as part of our family fun community day we will be holding a baking competition. That’s right folks, roll up your sleeves, get that apron on and dig out your grandmother’s old secret recipe because it could have all the right ingredients to be the Best Tart in Rock! I love every type of deserts, as you can tell, but there’s something really special about the old classic apple pie. Served hot or cold with a generous dollop of freshly whipped cream…OMG pure Devine. So come on folks, do you have that recipe that has been handed down from generation to generation? If so get baking, create your masterpiece and submit it on the day. Judging is very important and we will have a variety of judges from all ages. Apple Pies will be assessed on its appearance, the filling & crust plus the overall flavour or taste. It’s a bit of craic and a great chance to taste some yummy apple pies so get cooking PLEASE!

Terence Reilly Memorial Shield

As part of the upcoming sports day the club will be holding the annual tournament for the Terence Reilly Memorial Shield. No official throw-in time has been agreed yet but we have provisionally arranged if for 5pm on Sunday 25th September.

New Arrival

On behalf of everyone at the club I would like to offer my best wishes and huge congratulations to Ross Murray and his wife Geraldine on the recent birth of their baby girl. Congratulations.

Come on Tipperary!

There’s definitely one very happy lady in the village this week after her beloved home county Tipperary captured the Liam McCarthy Cup yesterday with a great show against the Kilkenny Cats. I understand Ann Lynch was in Croke Park last Sunday shouting and roaring on her county and if you see Ann out and about today extend her some warm congratulations. Come on Tipp!

Top 4 Lotto Results

The numbers drawn on Monday 5th September 2016 were 4, 15, 17, and 21. There was no jackpot winner of €8,900.00. The following won €15 each :- Michael Morgan, Monaghan, Ben McGuire, Newbliss, Eugene Rafferty, Knockatallon, James Fox, Rockcorry, Nickey Calvert, Rockcorry, Phillip Connolly, Aghabog, Mickey, Patsy, Trisha & Barry, Rockcorry, Nickey Calvert, Rockcorry.. Next week the jackpot will be €9,000.00 and the draw will take place in Fitzpatrick’s. Thank you supporting our Top 4 lotto draw.


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