“A Year to Remember”
I want to thank everyone for their kind comments towards this year’s annual yearbook entitled “A Year to Remember”. The response and support is deeply appreciated. Just for your information there are only a limited number of these special keepsakes left and like the famous advertisement slogan “when they’re gone…they’re gone and when they’re all gone, they’re definitely gone”. If you have not already bought a copy of this year’s annual yearbook then it is available to buy at a reasonable €20 while supplies last. It is jammed with information and features over 300 pages, full colour, and contains some amazing photographs of our historic and remarkable journey to senior football. It also includes team photographs of our underage teams and other interesting articles on various events that the club held during the year. I hope the images that I have captured will leave a lasting impression on you and is something you will treasure for many years to come. If you are interested in buying a copy of the yearbook they are on sale in Coyle’s Service Station or alternatively you can send me a text message to 086-1041165 or an email to firstname.lastname@example.org confirming your name and details.
Intermediate Player of the Year
Congratulations to Mark Daly on being named Intermediate player of the year at the Annual County Convention last Thursday 6th December. This finishes off a great season for Mark and on behalf of the club a massive well done on this achievement and we look forward to a great night on Saturday 19th January 2013 when he will be presented with his award.
Top 4 Lotto
The numbers drawn on Monday 10th December were 8, 14, 22 and 27. There was no jackpot winner of €1,000.00. The following people also won €15 each. Bernie & Paddy Gaffney, Rockcorry, Mary & Shane, Dartrey, Mary Patterson, Rockcorry, Nadine Sheridan, Aghabog, Bill Coffey, Cootehill, Margaret Reilly, Dartrey, Frank McElroy, Newbliss, Keelan & Aaron Clerkin, Rockcorry (Yearly Ticket). Next week our jackpot will be €1,100.00 and the draw will take place in Fitzpatrick’s. Thank you for supporting our Top 4 Draw.
TOP 4 Lotto Christmas Draw
This Monday 17th December we will be holding our Christmas draw in Fitzpatrick’s and we will have loads of additional cash prizes including 1 x €100, 2 x €50, 5 x €20 plus all the normal prizes. This will be our last lotto draw in 2012 and on behalf of the club I would like to thank you for supporting our lotto draw and we look forward to your continued support during 2013.
The Christmas tree was erected on the village green and as always it looks stunning. It’s now beginning to look a lot like Christmas, everywhere you go and I just would like to say fair-play to the men who braved the winter elements last Saturday morning to make the village look that bit more Christmassy. I hope you appreciate just how much time and effort went into getting the tree up in order to enhance the village and making it look special over the Christmas season and if you have not already supported their fund raising campaign you can help by making a donation towards the cause. Once again a massive well done to all the workers, the tree looks totally amazing. Merry Christmas everybody.
Congratulations and celebrations to Mark Daly & Cait Fleming and Cathal Sheridan & Amy Dinkin on their recent engagements. It is wonderful news and all the best to both couples for the future.
Off the Booze and On the Ball
Members of GAA clubs across the country and overseas have once again been challenged to go ‘Off the Booze and On the Ball’ in a bid to kick-start their New Year on a healthy footing and raise some funds for their club in the process. 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. The initiative is being driven by the Association’s Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention (ASAP) Programme – a joint initiative with the HSE that aims to reduce the harm caused by the misuse of alcohol and other substances. The scheme also assists our clubs in generating much needed funds while continuing to promote a healthy balanced lifestyle among our members. 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. Participating clubs are also encouraged to run a health-related activity in their community on the last weekend of January such as a charity match or a fun run/walk or cycle. Further information on the initiative is available at www.gaa.ie/asap or from Colin Regan, GAA Community and Health Promotion Manager, 01-8658674 or email@example.com.
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.
Ladies Night Out
Attention all ladies are you looking for a good time? Are you in need of some much needed ME time away from the day to day stresses of being a superwomen? Let’s face it; even superheroes need a day off! It’s time to put your cape away and call your girlie friends for a ladies night out. The management of the Maple Bar have asked me to advertise their upcoming ladies night which is devoted to give you a night of excitement, enjoyment and you guessed it FUN. Just think about it ladies, indulge yourself in the comforts of the Maple Bar, (Rockcorry) tomorrow evening Friday 14th December, starting at 9.30pm. Ladies night out is the perfect escape for ladies looking for a night of indulgence. So ladies slip into that revealing black dress, let your hair down and put your high heels on and get ready to enjoy the food, drink and the ‘live entertainment’…you never know what or who may turn up, Oooh lá, lá!
If anybody is interested in representing the club in any of the following events please contact any committee member (Figure Dancing, Recitation, Solo Singing, Instrumental Music, Ballad Group, Novelty Act, Question time and Set Dancing)
Juvenile Presentation Night
The management committee is currently finalising plans for a suitable night to present medals to the victorious under 12 and under 14 footballers. Watch this space for more details.
Monaghan GAA Yearbook
The official Monaghan GAA yearbook will be available to buy this weekend and once again this year’s publication gives a comprehensive review of all Monaghan GAA activity in 2012, records the fortunes of Monaghan county teams in all codes and recounts the story of the various club championships within the county and is available to buy at €12 each.
On behalf of the club I would like to extend our deepest and heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Brigid Clerkin (Rockcorry), Tommy Lynch (Latton) and Brigid Hanlon (Cootehill) who passed away recently. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time and may they both rest in peace.