Club Notes 11th June

Gormley uPVC Senior Football Championship

The waiting is finally over ladies and gentlemen because this Friday 14th June all roads lead to Aughnamullen for the opening match of this year’s Gormley uPVC Senior Football Championship. Just in case you missed it or you may have been away on the planet Mars our senior team will face off against, the reigning county champions and competition favourites, Ballybay in the preliminary round of the competition. This is going to be a mammoth task and is certainly billed as a “David v Goliath” encounter but I truly believe that it is not how big you are, it’s how big you play. The lads have the football ability and the team spirit to go out and put in a performance and on behalf of the committee I would like to wish Jim, Cormac and the team all the best. The game has a throw-in time of 8pm and I know it’s a cliché but I would appeal to all our members and supporters to go along and cheer on the lads for this game and be that extra man and with the effort of everyone involved, who knows what might happen…after all it’s a funny old game!

Platinum Tanks Reserve Football League Div 2B

On Wednesday 19th June the reserve footballers will be back in action with a home game against Sean McDermott’s and the match has a throw-in time of 8pm.

Annual Golf Classic

Attention all golf enthusiasts the club has decided to hold a Golf Classic on Saturday 17th August so please spread the word to all your golfing buddies. This will consist of teams of four people playing on the Clones Golf course and we promise you that a fantastic array of prizes will be up for grabs on the day. The cost to enter a team is €120.00 and to book your place please contact our chairman Jimmy McGeough 087-9457279 or Ollie McQuillan 087-2100800 and a member of the organising committee will be in contact with you to discuss your availability to play. There are also exciting opportunities for businesses, families and individuals to advertise by sponsoring a tee or a green for a reasonable €50. If you are unable to play golf but would still like to make a contribution perhaps you would be interested in sponsoring a prize for a raffle. If so please get in touch we would be delighted to talk to you.

Gerry’s Prepared Veg – Under 12 Div 2B

Our under 12 footballers returned to action last Saturday 8th June when they travelled to play Fergal O’Hanlon’s in what was their second outing in the Gerry’s Prepared Veg Division 2B league campaign. The first half was evenly contested with both sides displaying some wonderful skills and while we battled hard to put some well-worked scores on the board we found ourselves behind by 1-8 to 1-4 at the midway stage. The boys and girls continued to give it their best and they put in a terrific performance but in truth were muscled out against a much more stronger and competent Fergal O’Hanlons side who gained the upper hand during the second period and secured the victory on a score-line 6-15 to 4-6. Their next game is on Saturday 29th June when they play Cremartin at Naomh Pairc Mhuire at 12 noon.

Gerry’s Prepared Veg – Under 14

The under 14 team have a bye this Saturday 15th June so their next game in the league campaign will be on Saturday 29th June when they travel to play Tyholland.

Gerry’s Prepared Veg – Under 16

With exams taking centre stage for the next couple of weeks the next match for the under 16 footballers is on Thursday 20th June, when they travel to play an Aghabog / Currin amalgamation. The game has a throw-in time of 7.30pm.

Monaghan GAA Cul Camps

The Kelloggs GAA Cul Camps get up and running. It provides camps for boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 13 with an action packed and fun filled week of activity during the summer holidays which revolves around enjoyment and involvement in GAA games. For your information it takes place in Ballybay during Monday 22nd July to Friday 26th July or alternatively in Latton between Monday 29th July to Friday 2nd August. For a full schedule of dates and venues please visit our website www.rockcorrygaa.ie for more details.

Top 4 Lotto Results

The numbers drawn on Monday 10th June were 9, 14, 18 and 27. There was no jackpot winner of €3,400.00. The following won €15 each :- Mairead McCullom, Aghabog, Shona Fitzpatrick, c/o. Ciaran Fitzpatrick, Aaron Clerkin, Rockcorry, Kyle Rooney, Rockcorry, Oliver & Mary-Alice McMahon, Aghabog, Joey & Phyllis, Rockcorry, John Paul Finnegan, Drumlaney, Bridie & Nadine Sheridan, Rockcorry. Next week the jackpot will be €3,500.00 and the draw will take place in Thompson’s, Newbliss. Thank you for supporting our Top 4 lotto draw.

USFC Antrim v Monaghan

On behalf of everyone from the Rockcorry GAA club I would like to congratulate the Monaghan senior footballers and the backroom management team for a workmanlike performance and a good win against Antrim last Sunday in Casement Park, Belfast. Well done lads, keep up the good work.

Coaching Workshops U14 & U16

Please visit our website www.rockcorrygaa.ie for information about upcoming workshops targeting Under 14 & 16 coaches. This Coaching Programme will consist of three practical sessions and will be delivered in three regions throughout the county. The regions are Carrickmacross, Ballybay and Monaghan Harps and will have been place in Region 1 (Ballybay). Each one of these clubs will host the 3 sessions in their club and clubs from the surrounding areas will be asked to travel to the nearest host centre. Dates for all workshops are as follows; Thursday 30th May, Thursday 6th June and Thursday 13th June between 7:30pm to 9.pm

Coaching Workshops

A Coaches workshop for under 6 & 8’s coaches will take place on Wednesday 19th June at 7:30pm in Cloghan to be delivered by Aoife Byrne (from Killanny) who has worked for Liverpool FC as a Community and Schools Coach.  A Coaches workshop for under 10 & 12 coaches will take place on Wednesday 26th June at 7:30pm in Cloghan to be delivered by Monaghan Coaching Staff.

Wedded Bliss

On behalf of the club I would like to extend our best wishes and congratulations to Shane Calvert and Paula Hessin who got married last weekend. We wish you a lifetime of the greatest joy, love and happiness together. Congratulations to a wonderful couple.

Fittest Family

A new competition series for RTE 1 where twelve families will compete against each other for the title of Ireland’s Fittest Family 2013 and a cash prize of €15,000. The challenges that the families will compete in will be adventure based and challenge even the fittest of individuals. We are looking to get the word out to gyms, sporting clubs and associations around the country. Families can apply once they are fit, living in Ireland and meet the team criteria. A team must consists of 4 family members of immediate relation, the minimum age requirement is 14 years but there is no upward age limit, there must be male and female on each team and at least one parent. If you require any further information, or know of a family that would be suitable, please visit www.rte.ie/irelandsfittestfamily or follow the link to view the promo https://vimeo.com/66652810. Got what is takes? You’ll have to prove it to the mentors http://vimeo.com/67403401. The closing date has been extended to Thursday June 13th

News

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