Monaghan County Convention
The annual Monaghan GAA Convention was held last Thursday evening in the Hillgrove Hotel and on behalf of the Rockcorry GAA club I would like to take this opportunity to extend our best wishes to Pauric Sherry in his new role as county board chairman. Pauric has a hard act to follow having taken over the reins from Paul Curran, who stepped down after four years in charge, but while serving as vice-chairman he has shown great commitment to the county and I’m sure will be eager to leave his own mark at the top job. With the outgoing secretary Sean McKenna not seeking re-election Anita Finnegan got promoted to that key and important role and given her background, her passion and administration abilities I am sure she will do a superb job and we wish her well for the year ahead. Other positional switches saw Michael McMahon (Scotstown) move into the vice-chairman position while Noel Duffy (Drumhowan) takes up the role of PRO and I look forward to working with Noel over the next year.
Annual Yearbook – ‘Our Journey’
Don’t forget that the clubs annual yearbook entitled ‘Our Journey’ is now on sale. The yearbook costs €20 and is overflowing with photographs and is packed full of wonderful memories that hopefully you will all cherish for a very, very long time. It takes the same format as previous editions and is divided into sections and features 400 pages (full colour) and records our historic journey through senior football and includes a great selection of underage teams and other various memorabilia.
Top 4 Lotto
The numbers drawn on Monday 9th December were 5, 8, 16 and 21. There was no jackpot winner of €6,000. The following won €15 each :- Cormac Harte, Milltown House, Eileen Calvert, Rockcorry, Colin Clarke, Newbliss, Joey & Phyllis, Rockcorry, Maureen Greenan, Aghabog, Cathal, Amy & Katie, Rockcorry, Fidelma Greenan, Killeevan, Tina & Tracey Rooney, Rockcorry. Next week the jackpot will be €6,100 and the draw will take place in Fitzpatrick’s. Thank you for supporting our Top 4 lotto draw.
Senior Citizens Party
The Senior Citizens Christmas Party takes place in the Hillgrove Hotel, Monaghan on Thursday 19th December. If anyone would still like to make a donation towards this event they can contact Gerry Coyle or any of the members on the committee. Once again well done to the organizing committee for taking on this task to arrange this event and here’s looking forward to a great party. Happy Christmas everyone Ho, Ho, Ho.
They say it isn’t Christmas without lights and if you’re like me and really look forward to the festive season and having a good time with family and friends then surely you would agree that there’s no better time of year than the magic of Christmas. As the classic song goes “It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas” and seeing a spectacular 30 foot high Christmas tree up on the village green that dazzles and looks stunning when the lights were officially switched this evening you can’t but feel the excitement in the air. All credit to the Christmas tree committee and fair-play to the group of men who braved the elements this morning (Saturday 7th December) and pulled out all the stops to ensure the tree was erected for all of us to enjoy. I really hope that you all appreciate just how much time and effort goes into getting the tree up in order to enhance the village and making it look special over the Christmas season. You may already be aware that the Christmas Tree Committee will be holding a table quiz in St. Mary’s Hall on Friday 13th December to raise money to cover all the costs of associated with the Christmas tree. It starts at 8pm and a table of four will cost €20. I would encourage people within the community to support this event or alternatively please consider making a donation. Any amount that you can afford would be greatly appreciated and will make a big difference. Once again a massive well done to all the workers, the tree looks totally amazing. Merry Christmas everybody..Ho, Ho, Ho.
Off the Booze & On the Ball
‘Off the Booze and On the Ball’, was recently launched in Croke Park. Now entering its third year the challenge with a healthy twist invites participants to abstain from alcohol for the month of January and in doing so seek sponsorship to go towards their local GAA club. The objective of the challenge is to extend a positive message about a healthier lifestyle and participants are encouraged to engage in some new exercises that help them reach their recommended weekly activity levels during the month, and hopefully beyond.I would definitely urge our players and members to get involved in the campaign. It is an excellent opportunity for club members to start the year in a healthy manner. The GAA will be promoting the Challenge through their Facebook and Twitter accounts and will be offering participants support and incentives throughout the campaign period. Please visit www.gaa.ie/thechallenge for more details and to register for ‘Off the Booze and On the Ball’.
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