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Rockcorry Club Notes

November 3rd, 2016



1st November 2016

Annual General Meeting

Now that we are at the end of what has been an extremely busy season, weekly news and club notes have all but dried up! This does not mean that there is little activity because it’s now time to start getting into AGM mode. Our Annual General Meeting will take place on Sunday 27th November in the dressing-rooms at 4pm. The annual general meeting is the most important meeting of the year and ALL club members, parents, supporters and potential new members are invited and encouraged to attend in order to reflect on the last twelve months and to look ahead for the upcoming year. It is up to everyone within the club to consider where we can make improvements or what changes need to be made in order to ensure a bright future. Obviously, we all feel a slight tinged of sadness and disappointment with regards to our senior team who have been relegated back to the lower echelons of Monaghan football but we have to remain positive and be optimistic about the future. The AGM is the appropriate forum for a detailed and thorough review of the past season where mistakes can be highlighted (if any) and rectified and plans put in place to ensure we don’t repeat the same mistakes. So if you have any suggestions please bring them along to the AGM where we can all discuss them in a dignified and respectful manner. Nomination forms will be circulated to all club members during the next week and should be returned to club secretary Martina McKeown before the required date.

Get Involved

There are many challenges facing the club both on and off the field and one off our biggest challenges is the greater need for people to get involved. Unfortunately, not enough members are moving into committee / officer roles within the club or helping out which is a sad statistic. This is a serious challenge and one that requires members to get up and do something. The bottom line is that the future of the club is in OUR own hands, nobody else’s and as members we have an important role in driving and improving the performance of OUR club. I want the message to be loud and clear for our upcoming AGM that the club needs new faces, we need new blood on board to bring forward new ideas, new committee members with new energy, new people with fresh thoughts, new workers with different concepts and new members with different viewpoints…BE THAT PERSON & GET INVOLVED.

Honour & Privilege

Some of you may already be aware that some weeks ago I announced that due to ongoing commitments I am not in a position to seek a further term as chairman or as Public Relations Officer for the year ahead. I did not reach this decision lightly and I gave it serious consideration but for the next couple of years I have to devout all my energies and time towards other things. I have really enjoyed my term serving as chairman and as the Public Relations Officer and I hope that during my time you enjoyed reading and looking at the various articles and browsing through the various photo galleries. I have and will always have a passionate interest in the affairs of the club BUT the club needs new faces, it needs new blood on board. This is OUR CLUB, it’s a part of who and what we are, it is embedded deep in all our lives, it affects our mood, it’s our heaven or hell, it’s our joy or tears, it’s our pride, our memories and its future is what WE determine it to be, it’s in our hands. As club members, players, managers and supporters we have a responsibility to continue the proud tradition of Gaelic Games in the village. We must all work together to ensure that our club remains at the forefront of this great association and we must all concentrate our combined efforts and focus on climbing back to the top of the footballing tree…this is OUR CLUB…it’s OUR PASSION.


In 2017 Cavan, Fermanagh and Monaghan will be hosting the Féile Na nÓg. Teams from every county in Ireland as well as overseas are invited to take part. Hosting is a key part of the ethos of Féile and 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.We are now looking for a minimum fourteen (14) families to volunteer to host two players each for Feile on Friday 23rd June, Saturday 24th June 2017. Following our juvenile committee meeting last Wednesday a number of families have kindly volunteered and put their names forward to host two players. Families will be expected to register their interest shortly so please give it some consideration and get in touch with myself on 086-1041165 or our Youth Officer Sharon Fox if you have any questions or require any additional information.

Super Weekend

It was a Super weekend for Monaghan football last weekend and on behalf of everyone at the Rockcorry GAA club I would like to convey massive congratulations to our neighbours, Latton, whose ladies team had a brilliant win to capture the Ulster Junior Championship title. In addition, well done to the Donaghmoyne and Blackhill clubs, who are presenting the county in the AIB Club Ulster Club Championship, and they progressed to the semi-finals with impressive victories over Bredagh (Down) and Clonmore (Armagh) respectively. Keep flying the flag high for Monaghan!

Coaching Conference

The 13th O’Neill’s Ulster GAA Coaching & Games Development Conference will take place on Saturday 12th November 2016 in the Kilmore Hotel, Cavan. The theme is “Club” and “Player Pathway”. They have a wonderful line-up of speakers across all codes that will be very interesting and of great benefit for coaches of all age groups. Please visit our Facebook page to get full information and line up.

Scór na bPáistí & Scór na nÓg Dates

Scór na bPáistí (for Primary School children) will be held in Clontibret on Saturday 5th November at 6pm. Competitions in Rince Foirne, Rince Seit, Solo Singing, Ballad Singing, Recitation, Group Music, Drama and Quiz. The Acorn Life Scór na nÓg Competition (Under 17) will be held in Threemilehouse on Saturday 19th November at 6pm. The Scór na nÓg Ulster semi-final for Monaghan competitors will be on Saturday 3rd December with the Ulster Final on January 14th. Please email entries to irishculturalofficer.monaghan@gaa.ie for Scór na bPáistí by Friday 14thOctober and for Scór na nÓg by November 4th. Please state name of competitor, title of song/recitation etc and name of GAA/LGFA club.

Rockcorry Foroige Club

I remember when I was a young lad (that’s a long time ago!!!) I use to attend Foroige and I am delighted to announce that a few people have got together to reform a Foroige group. The Rockcorry Foroige are holding a registration evening on Friday 4th November from 8:30-9:00 pm. Any young person aged between 12 and 18 years of age post primary are welcome to join. Registration will cost €20 per child but no more than €30 per family. A parent/Guardian will be required for a signature on the night. I think this is a great idea and any young person within the community

should seriously consider attending and register. It’s a good way to meet and make new friends while at the same time developing confidence and learning new skills.

Movember – Lets Do This!

Tomorrow Movember begins – a worldwide movement for men’s health. For 30 days we’ll get hairy, get active, and get talking to help men live happier, healthier and longer lives. You can be part of the most important month of the year. All you need to do is log in to Movember.com to get started.

Top 4 Lotto Results

The numbers drawn on Monday 31st October 2016 were 8, 9, 21, and 27. There was no jackpot winner of €9,600.00. The following won €15 each :- Gavin & Rachael, Rockcorry, Mary Monaghan, Rockcorry, Jamie McCollom, Aghabog, Mary & Dominic Monaghan, Rockcorry, James & Trisha Doody, Rockcorry, Andrea Coyle, Rockcorry, Mairead & Kate McCollom, Aghabog, Maureen Greenan, Aghabog. Next week the jackpot will be €9,800.00 and the draw will take place in Fitzpatrick’s. Thank you supporting our Top 4 lotto draw.

Wedded Bliss

Congratulations and best wishes to senior player Keith Daly on his recent marriage to Una Cusack who celebrated their marriage with family and friends last weekend. On behalf of everyone at the club we wish you all a lifetime of the greatest joy, love and happiness together. Congratulations.


If anyone would like to have some news, events or anything at all included in the club notes or advertised on our website then just get in touch on 086-1041165 or emailpro.rockcorry.monaghan@gaa.ie

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