Club Notes 10th April

“Rock Country & Irish Night” is Coming!!!

Howdy Y’All! If you’re looking for the best darn County & Western music there’s no need to go rushing off to Nashville, Tennessee – because on Friday 27th April “Rock Country & Irish Night” is coming to town. That’s right folks, lasso up your friends and grab your best bib and tucker and have yourselves a thigh slapping, toe tapping, hand clapping night of fun, fun, fun. This night proved very popular last year and it’s easy to see why. Because once again we have assembled the finest singers from the village and surrounding areas to perform not only their favourite Country & Western songs but also their favourite Irish classics. No other night does it like “Rock Country” with great songs performed by great singers including Phillip Clarke, Annette Hillis, Kelly Crowe, Hughie Carroll, Tracey Rooney, Fionnuala McQuillan, Walter Brown, Elaine Tate, Irene McCormick, Ollie McQuillan, Patricia Treanor, Pat McCormick, Martina McDermott, Brian McGill and Cait Fleming. Tickets are now on sale for this amazing and mind-blowing show which takes place in St. Marty’s Hall on Friday 27th April. You can guarantee your seat by obtaining a ticket from any of the “artists” performing on the night or you can contact any committee member or alternatively, tickets will also be available at the door on the night. Robert Brown will be providing the nights entertainment and it promises to be another spectacular night that you don’t want to miss. So please show your support by supporting them and make this night another magical experience that will live long in your memory. See y’all there!!!

Platinum Tanks Reserve League

Our reserve team suffered a third consecutive defeat in the Platinum Tanks reserve football league when they played Sean McDermotts last Saturday evening (7th April) at Pairc Naomh Mhuire. Our inability to build on a deserved one point at the interval cost us dearly as a poor second half display proved costly and Sean McDermott’s secured the victory on a score-line Rockcorry 3-4 Sean McDermotts 4-5. The game was played, in front of a very small crowd, in ideal Summer conditions and Sean McDermotts got off to a dream start when they found the net after six minutes. They extended their lead shortly afterwards when they slotted over a fine point to lead 0-0 to 1-1. Having weathered the early storm of attacks from Sean McDermotts we fought back strongly and opened our account on the 9th minute when Andrew Carroll finished off a lovely move when he pounced at close range to hit the back of the net. Sean McDermott’s stretched their lead when they converted free-kicks on the 13th and 16th minutes to leave the score 1-0 to 1-3. We equalised on the 19th minute with an excellent move down the left wing and when Colin Quinn collected the ball his rasping shot hit the top corner of the net to bring us back into contention.  Moments later we took the lead when Dwayne Rooney glided over a lovely point. Sean McDermott’s levelled proceeding on the 21st minute but another sweet point from the boot of Dwayne Rooney left the score at the interval Rockcorry 2-2 Sean McDermotts 1-4. When the second half resumed Sean McDermott’s made a bright start and notched up an impressive 2-2, without reply, to take a commanding seven point advantage which certainly laid the platform for their victory and meant we were always facing an uphill battle. In fairness, over the sixty minutes there was no doubting the wholehearted effort and desire from the lads and there were times during the second half when we threatened to make life difficult for Sean McDermott’s because we did cause the ‘odd moment’ of unease but ultimately a twenty-five minute period without a score proved fatal. In the end Sean McDermott’s secured the victory on a scoreline Rockcorry 3-4 Sean McDermott’s 4-5. Team & Scorers: Aaron Clerkin, Cathal Sheridan, Garry Calvert, Michael Carroll, Ryan Sharkey, Johnny Reilly, John Greenan, Martin Carroll, Conor McGeough, Anthony Tate, Colin Quinn 1-1, Ross Murray, Andrew Carroll 1-0 and Dwayne Rooney 1-3.

Reserve League Fixtures

On Wednesday 18th April the reserve team has a home game against Inniskeen at 7.15pm and on Friday 27th April they play Aughnamullen in the preliminary round of the reserve championship (Crawley Cup) and the game has a throw-in time of 7.15pm.

Monaghan Electrical Intermediate League

The senior team are scheduled to play their first game of the intermediate league competition tomorrow evening (Wednesday 11th April) against Aughnamullen. Please log onto www.rockcorrygaa.ie for all the latest news, results and fixtures. This Sunday 15th April our senior team will travel to play Toome at 4.00pm. 

Under 8’s & 10’s

The clubs coaching philosophy at underage level is that it’s all about helping the players learn and develop their skills to help them progress through the ranks over the coming years. Our policy is to promote the games in a safe and enjoyable manner ensuring participation and inclusion. At this age we believe it’s all about participation and making sure all players get equal opportunity to play in games. The club has organized coaching sessions for the different age groups and coaching for all the under 8 players continues every Saturday mornings between 10.00–11.00am. Under 10’s training continues every Monday evening between 6.20–7.30pm and on Saturday mornings at 10.00am. We encourage participation and all players are welcome to attend these coaching sessions. In addition, we look forward to feed back during the year and request parents to get involved and take part in the various activities.

Under 12 Team

Our under 12 team are back in action this Saturday 14th April when they play Aghabog at Pairc Naomh Mhuire and the game has a throw-in time of 12 noon. Training continues every Tuesday and Thursday evenings between 6.30–7.30pm.

Under 14 Team

The under 14 team start their league campaign on Saturday 21st April with an away game against Currin at 12 noon.

Under 16 Team

Our under 16 team Rock-Emmets commence their football season on Thursday 12th April when they travel to play Blackhill at 7.00pm.

GRM Minor Football League

The minor league starts tonight Tuesday 10th April and our minor team travel to play Truagh at 7.00pm. Please log onto www.rockcorrygaa.ie for all latest results and fixtures. Next Tuesday 17th April they take on Cremartin in the second round of the league and the game will take place in Killeevan at 7.00pm.

TOP 4 LOTTO    

The numbers drawn on Monday 9th April were 5, 23, 25 and 27. There was no jackpot winner of €11,800.00. The following won €15 each :-Noel Carroll Rockcorry, Helen Fox Rockcorry, John McGuire Newbliss, James Fox Rockcorry, Jimmy McGeough Rockcorry, Aidan & Bridget McGinn Newbliss, Noel Calvert Rockcorry, Siobhan Fallous c/o Sean McCormill. Next week’s jackpot will be an amazing €11,900.00 and the draw will take place in the Maple Bar. Thank you for supporting our top 4 lotto draw.

Gaeltacht Scholarships 2012

Interviews for Gaeltacht Scholarships will take place in the Enterprise Centre, Castleblayney on Saturday 21st April beginning at 10.00am. These are half scholarships and are available for students in the 14 to 17 age bracket. There is no need to book in advance, if you need further information please email irishculturalofficer.monaghan@gaa.ie

Soccer Tournament

After the success of the soccer tournament last year the players have decided to organise another 5-a-side tournament. The date and location has to be confirmed but if you are interested in entering a team please contact Paul McKeown, Anthony Tate, Mark Daly, or Noel Carroll and it costs €100 per team to enter.

Club Membership

Club membership is now due once again and can be paid to our club Registrar Pat Brannigan. The annual subscription for adults is €20 with all juveniles under the age of 18 costing €5 and any student that can provide a valid student card the membership fee is €5. As previously advised it is extremely important that ALL players pay their club membership otherwise you will not be covered under the GAA insurance scheme.

Sympathy

On behalf of the club I would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family and friends of Jim O’Connor on the recent passing of his mother Elly Mai O’Connor. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.