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Rockcorry Club Notes

September 15th, 2016



13th September 2016

Deepest Sympathy

On behalf of everyone at the Rockcorry GAA club I would like to extend our deepest sincerest and heartfelt condolences to Brian MacDonald and members of his family on the sudden passing of his wife Deirdre (née Collins). May her gentle soul rest in peace.

Monaghan Electrical IFL

Our senior footballers played Killlanny last Sunday, 11th September, in the Monaghan Electrical intermediate football league. Both sides are very familiar with each other and when they meet it is always a good tough competitive match and on this occasion it proved to be another highly exciting and impressive match that was played in the right spirit. In almost Mediterranean like conditions, at Pairc Naomh Mhuire, Killanny started the brighter of the two teams and on the verge of half-time we trailed by four points with the scoreboard showing 0-4 to 2-2. I’m sure you are all familiar with the old expression ‘in the right place at the right time’ but that means absolutely nothing if you don’t have the ‘right man’. The famous American writer called Mark Twain once said “age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” He is definitely not a Spring-Chicken any more but the evergreen Anthony Tate totally changed the complexion of this game right around when he was ‘the RIGHT MAN in the RIGHT PLACE at the RIGHT TIME’ and he coolly smashed home a crucial goal on the 31st minute to put us right back into contention in this hard-fought battle. The game continued at a frantic pace with both sets of players giving it their all, refusing to give an inch, and they left nothing in the tank. Some lovely scores were exchanged from both teams but thankfully with some ruthless attacking play we notched up an impressive 0-9 to Killanny’s 0-4 during the second period to seal the victory and claim the much needed spoils on a final score-line Rockcorry 1-15 Killanny 2-6. Well done lads on producing a good performance and achieving the right result…keep up the good work.

Monaghan Electrical IFL

They will be back in action in the league campaign this Saturday 17th September when they travel to play Cremartin at 3.30pm. Just to make sure there is no confusion and that everyone is crystal clear that’s THREE-THIRTY or another possible way of saying it is HALF PAST THREE’ or THIRTY MINUTES PAST THREE in the afternoon. (Apologies Mark, I tried but couldn’t resist!!!). On Sunday 25th September they have a home game against Inniskeen at 12.30pm.

Drumhowan GAA Breakfast Charity Morning

Many local GAA Clubs have suffered from the ravages of cancer over the years, and the families who suffered will have appreciated at troubled times the support of the local Cancer Society. They need support too, so Drumhowan GAA Club have teamed up with their Community Group to run a ‘Breakfast For Cancer’ morning on All-Ireland Football Final day, next Sunday 18th September. All food is being sponsored by local businesses, all work is voluntary, so every penny collected in donations will go to Ballybay Cancer Society which looks after affected families in Drumhowan, Latton, Aughnamullen, Doohamlet and Ballybay itself. All members in that Society are voluntary, even their accountant doesn’t’ charge a fee. A really good cause. Please go along to Drumhowan on Sunday 18th September and enjoy a meal any time between 9.30am to 1.30pm and help a good charity.

Under 8 Go Games Blitz

The under 8 footballers completed their season last Saturday 10th September when they competed in the final Go Games Blitz of the year. St. Patrick’s Park, in Tyholland was a hive of activity and it was fantastic to see. It was a very enjoyable morning and there was a great turnout of kids from Aghabog, Blackhill, Currin, Tyholland and our own bunch of brave-hearts which was very encouraging. The main objective of Go Games and for this age group is for each player to develop and improve their skills and of course to have fun & enjoyment! They had a busy year and I have to say, as the year progressed, you could really see their skills developing and their confidence growing which was very impressive. The boys & girls were certainly challenged today during games against Tyholland, Aghabog and Currin and they were able to get competitive (when they had too) and they really enjoyed the experience. Every player has developed and made progress in their own way and going forward the experiences learned this year will stand to them and the future is bright for these boys and girls. They are a very well behaved bunch and they are a credit to the Club and their families and many thanks to all the parents for your continued support and encouragement towards the kids.An important part of the Go Games is the training programme, the coaching sessions and of course participation. A proud fact, which we can attribute towards our fantastic coaches, is that we attended all of the blitzes as scheduled and I want to acknowledge the great work and commitment from our coaches at this level. I have always maintained that players are the essence of any club and we must always strive to build solid foundations. I want to sincerely thank all our coaches & mentors for their continued dedication and commitment to our players at the grass-roots. I have no doubt that this work will bring future success in the years ahead so well done everyone and keep up the good work.

Under 10 Go Games Blitz

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 have been handed out and should be returned to our Youth Officer, Sharon Fox, before this Friday 16th September. Thank you for your support.

All Ireland Football Final

The club received one ticket for the All Ireland Football Final between Dublin v Mayo on this Sunday 18th September. If any fully paid up club member interested in putting their name into the hat for the ticket can you please send me a text message to 086-1041165 with your name and details before Friday 16th September no later than 6pm. Please note that as a club member YOU must use the ticket and it should not be exchanged or transferred for any reason. Tickets cost €80 and must be paid for on receipt of same.

Féile Na nÓg 2017 – Be Involved.

In 2017 Cavan, Fermanagh and Monaghan will be hosting the Féile Na nÓg. A meeting for all club Chairpersons, Secretary’s and Children’s Officers will be organised within the coming week to discuss the preparations for Féile Na nÓg. The date and time of the meeting is to be confirmed but watch this space for further information. The Féile na nGael and Féile Peile na nÓg tournaments are club festivals for Hurling, Football, Camogie and Handball at Under 14 years of age level. Teams from every county in Ireland as well as overseas are invited to take part. The national Féile committee, appointed by Uachtarán CLG, shall have the responsibility for the organisation of the tournaments. A local

organising committee is appointed to manage much of the day to day activities. Hosting is a key part of the ethos of Féile. Host clubs are paired with a visiting team. The players and mentors from the visiting teams stay with members of the host club, and games take place on the host club’s pitch. Host families should be well known to club officials and are required to comply with vetting procedures.

Community Sports Day – CANCELLED

Apologies in advance, but I have to inform you that at a recent meeting between both committees (Rockcorry GAA & Parents Association of Scoil Mhuire) it was decided to cancel the upcoming family fun sports day that was being planned for Sunday 25th September. Members present felt that it was perhaps too late in the year and with weather conditions starting to deteriorate and the condition of the playing field becoming far too wet & slippery it was decided due to health & safety reasons to abandon the event this year. It is a massive shame for the children and parents because last year was such an amazing day and everyone had such a lovely time. We thank you for all your patience and for your understanding and we look forward to your support next year when it is hoped that an earlier date can be facilitated and arranged in 2017.

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.

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.

Top 4 Lotto Results

The numbers drawn on Monday 12th September 2016 were 1, 3, 12, and 24. There was no jackpot winner of €9,000.00. The following won €15 each :- Pheobe Carroll, Rockcorry, Binner Wynne, Rockcorry, Ben Duffy, Rockcorry, Niall McKeown, Rockcorry, Sylvia & Noah Sheridan, Aghabog, Karen Woods, Rockcorry, Sheila & Garreth Smyth, Anney, Emer McGeough, Rockcorry. Next week the jackpot will be €9,100.00 and the draw will take place in Thomspon’s, Newbliss. Thank you supporting our Top 4 lotto draw.


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