Club Notes 10th May

Monaghan Electrical Intermediate Football League

I can only speak for myself folks, but I imagine many off our supporters that travelled to see the game last Sunday left Tyholland feeling bamboozled, dazed and baffled at the final outcome! Because midway through the second half we had what seemed to be a commanding 0-4 to 2-5 lead and everything appeared to be functioning well. But for some unexplainable reason we hit the self-destruct button and we completely lost our rhythm. Tyholland on the other hand upped the ante as they took the game by the scruff of the neck and in a ten minute spell the encounter was all square 1-9 to 2-6.  The closing minutes of the game were very tense and with injury time looming we reinstated a one point lead when Mark Daly pointed from a free-kick on the 30th minute. However, the sucker punch came deep into injury time (six and half minutes!!!) as Tyholland in a last ditch effort launched a frantic attack and when the referee awarded them a penalty following what seemed a harsh decision against Owen Fitzpatrick they made no mistake to rifle the ball past Stephen Lynch to clinch victory on a final score Tyholland 2-9 Rockcorry 2-7. Please log onto www.rockcorrygaa.ie for full match report and a selection of action photographs.

Monaghan Electrical Intermediate Football League Fixtures

The next game for our senior team is on Sunday 22nd May when we play Corduff at home with a throw-in time of 2.30pm.

Platinum Tanks Reserve League Fixtures

Our reserve game scheduled for Wednesday 18th May against Clontibret may be changed due to confirmation in the parish. Please check official fixture list for details. On Sunday 29th May we travel to play Scotstown at 2.30pm.

GRM Minor Football League Division 2

Our minor team continued their winning ways in the GRM minor football league division 2 with an impressive win against Na Fianna on a score-line Rock Sarsfields 2-9 Na Fianna 2-8. The game was end to end stuff and we enjoyed a good share of possession during the opening half and at the break we had a marginal lead 1-4 to 0-5. Scores coming from the boots of Mark McGuirk 1-1, Christopher Greenan 0-1, Gavin Farrelly 0-1 and Lorcan Smyth 0-1. The second half began with the same speed and intensity as the first with both teams producing some high quality football and by the 6th minute we stretched our lead to six points 2-6 to 0-6, with scores coming from Gavin Farrelly 1-0, Keelan Clerkin 0-1 and Mark McGuirk 0-1. Na Fianna closed the gap when they scored a goal from the penalty spot and notched over a point on the 15th minute but additional scores from Christopher Kilpatrick 0-1 and Marcartan Kearns 0-2 ensured we kept a five point gap 2-9 to 1-7. With five minutes remaining we had a few clear chances to extend our lead but unfortunately we were off target. Na Fianna, on the other hand kicked a point on the 26th minute and they managed to blast the ball past our goal-keeper with virtually the last kick of the game to leave the final score Rock Sarsfield 2-9 Na Fianna 2-8. This was a great team effort and the lads showed plenty of heart and fighting spirit as they battled hard for every ball. Well done lads and keep up the good work. They were scheduled to play Latton last Tuesday 10th May. Please visit www.rockcorrygaa.ie for updates. On Tuesday 17th May our minor team has a home game against Sean McDermott’s at 7.45pm

Under 16 Team

Our under team suffered a very heavy defeat when they were totally outplayed by strong and determined Eire Og side last Thursday evening. Their next outing is tonight Thursday 12th May when they travel to play Blackhill at 7.00pm.

Under 14 Fixtures

Our under 14 team played Fergal O’Hanlon’s last Friday evening and despite playing incredibly well they lost by a single point Rockcorry 3-10 Fergal O’Hanlons 4-8. The next game for our under 14 team is on Saturday 21st May when they travel to play Blackhill at 12 noon.

Under 12 Team

The next game for our under 12 team is on Tuesday 24th May when they play Donaghmoyne.

Under 8 Coaching

Under 8’s football training continues on Saturday mornings from 10.00am – 11.15am. All five, six, seven and eight year olds are welcome to attend.

Club Coaching Programme Targeting U10/U12 coaches

A club coaching programme is due to get under way tonight Thursday 12th May in Carrickmacross & Monaghan Harps. This will then be followed up with another two dates on 19th & 26th of May. Each night there willl be a different theme covered by Monaghan full time coaching staff starting @ 7pm and finishing @ 8:30pm. It is aimed at coaches working with under 10’s and under 12 players. If any of our coaches are interested in attending same please contact our youth officer Pascal Smyth or contact Paul O’Connor, Monaghan Games Development Manager on 086-8374827 / developmentmanager.monaghan@gaa.ie

Top 4 Lotto Results

The numbers drawn last Monday night were 3, 8, 12, and 24. There was no jackpot winner of €7,100.00. The following won €15 each :- Proinsias McKenna c/o Maple Bar, Conal McGill Rockcorry, Jamie Lynch c/o Ann Lynch, Adrian Fox Rockcorry (yearly ticket), Eileen Calvert Rockcorry, Philip Connolly Aghabog, Martin Carroll Rockcorry, Frank Dobbin Rockcorry. Next week our jackpot will be €7,200.00 and the draw will take place in Paddy Lynch’s, Lisnalong. Thank you for supporting our Top 4 lotto draw.

Club Notes

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