Club Notes 10th January

Annual General Meeting

Our Annual General Meeting takes place tonight Thursday 12th January at 7.00pm in the clubrooms. The annual general meeting is one of the most important meeting of the year and ALL club members are invited to attend in order to reflect on the previous twelve months and to look ahead for the upcoming year. It is also a time to elect a new management committee and to communicate with other members about how the club is functioning and therefore it is essential that as a club member you should take an active interest and participate in the affairs of the club.

“Green Pride, It’s In Our Blood”

This year’s annual yearbook entitled “Green Pride, It’s In Our Blood” will be launched at tonight’s (Thursday 12th January) annual general meeting. The yearbook is a pictorial account, an album of memories, that follows the ups and downs, laughter and tears, victories and defeats of the men (and boys) wearing the ‘Green & White’ jersey over the past twelve months. It also contains a selection of photographs taken from various events held over the year and I hope the images I captured will leave a lasting impression. If you are interested in buying a copy of the yearbook please send a text message to 086-1041165 or an email to rockcorrygaa@live.ie confirming your name and details.

Scór Sinsear

The Scór competition plays a significant role in promoting our Irish culture and heritage through the use of Irish language, traditional Irish dancing, novelty acts, storytelling, music and song and we should actively support it because it’s part of our association. Please note the following dates for the upcoming Scór Sinsear. Friday 17th February (Semi Final 1), Saturday 18th February (Semi Final 2) and Saturday 25th February (County Final). If anybody is interested in representing the club in any of the following events please contact our cultural officer Ollie McQuillan or club secretary Martina McKeown. (Figure Dancing, Recitation, Solo Singing, Instrumental Music, Ballad Group, Novelty Act, Question time and Set Dancing)

Strength & Conditioning Workshop

Monaghan Development Officer Marty Corey has devised a Strength & Conditioning programme and it is currently being delivered to the Development Squads. Additionally it is being implemented to a number of secondary schools throughout the county.  They are now ready to roll the programme out to our clubs in Monaghan. In order to do this, they have divided the county up into two regions and will deliver the programme over 2 nights in each region. Dates / Times:  Tuesday 17th January @ 7:30pm – 9:30pm  in St Macartan’s Monaghan. Tuesday 24th January @ 7:30pm – 9:30pm  in St Macartan’s Monaghan. They are looking for each club to nominate a maximum of 3 volunteers. If possible these volunteers should have a keen interest in Strength & Conditioning and would be motivated to implement this programme within your club. Anyone interested in attending this workshop please contact our youth officer Pascal Smyth for details.

Monaghan GAA Awards Night

Monaghan GAA are holding their Annual Awards Night in the Hillgrove Hotel on Friday 27th January 2012.

Dinner will be served at 8.00pm sharp and tickets cost €30 each and can be obtained from Anita Finnegan (Rúnaí Cunta).

Monaghan GAA Yearbook

If you haven’t already bought a copy of the Monaghan GAA “Official” yearbook the club has a limited number available so if anybody is interested in buying a copy you can contact myself on 086-1041165. Book cost €10 each

The Power of Nature

The power of nature never ceases to amaze us and over the New Year weekend it spared no one or no thing because not even the steel uprights that support our ball stop-nets could withstand the very high winds and unfortunately were bent beyond repair. Log onto www.rockcorrygaa.ie to see a photograph.

Sports Predictions

Do you fancy yourself as a bit of a sports fan? Do you consider yourself a Mr. “I Know-it-all” about different sports? If so, then step up to the mark and prove it by answering 25 sports predictions for 2012? Log onto www.rockcorrygaa.ie to view and download the questions. Either email or send a hardcopy of your answers to me along with your name & address and later on in the year we will see who the biggest sports fan is!!! All correct answers will get 10 points. Points will be allocated prorata on the questions where multiple answers are required. Make sure you carefully answer Question 25 correctly? Remember it’s a bit of fun so the best of luck.

TOP 4 LOTTO Results (Tuesday 3rd January)  

The numbers drawn on Tuesday 3rd January were 1, 11, 12 and 27. There was no jackpot winner of €10,400.00. The following won €15 each :- Eugene & Fiona McDermott Rockcorry, Ann Carroll Party Gang Rockcorry, Leah Larmer Rockcorry, Pat Mullen Newbliss, Bernie & Paddy Gaffney Rockcorry, Michael West Rockcorry, Carolann McFadden Strabane, Pauric Sherry c/o. The Maple Bar. Congratulations to all the winners.

TOP 4 LOTTO Results (Monday 9th January)  

The numbers drawn last Monday night were 2, 4, 25 and 28. There was no jackpot winner of €10,500.00. The following won €15 each :- Niall McKeown Dartrey, Eugene,Paddy,Noel,Tom & Kieran Rockcorry, Glen Crudden Rockcorry, Evelyn Murphy Aghabog, Andrew Carroll Rockcorry, Christine O’Brien Rockcorry, Adrian Thompson Newbliss, Mickey & Monica Leonard Newbliss. Congratulations to all the winners. Next week’s jackpot will be €10,600.00 and the draw will take place in Fitzpatrick’s.

Annual Top 4 Lotto Ticket

The club is very dependent on the revenue generated from the sales of the Top 4 lotto draw. We our inviting people to subscribe to our annual lotto ticket for the year. This is a great way to make sure you never miss being entered. Forms are available from any committee member or you can download a form from the website. I would appeal to all club members, players and supporters to sell at least one of our annual Top 4 tickets to somebody outside the club. As they say “many hands make light work”, please get involved.

The Pint Sized Challenge – ‘Off the Booze and On the Ball’

Ulster GAA has backed an exciting new health challenge to its members … ‘Off the Booze and On the Ball’, which was launched in Croke Park recently. This fun 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. Participants are also encouraged to engage in some new exercises that help them reach their recommended weekly activity levels during the month, and hopefully beyond. Individuals and panel members can sign up at www.gaa.ie/asap where they will receive a sponsorship card and an information pack containing details on health, exercise and diet. Further information is also available from respective County ASAP Officers. All participating clubs will be in with a chance to win a training session with one of Ireland’s leading high performance coaches or one of the country’s leading sports nutritionists in 2012.

Club Notes 

Anyone that wants notes added please send the details by text (086-1041165) or email rockcorrygaa@live.ie. All notes must be with me before 9pm on Monday evenings.