Club Notes 12th June

Monaghan Electrical Intermediate League

Our senior team played Doohamlet last Sunday 10th June and a late free-kick converted by Lorcan Smyth ensured our senior team shared the spoils in a highly entertaining game of football. The match was played on a beautiful day and the league leaders Doohamlet were the quickest out of the blocks and during the opening exchanges they were the better team as they totally dominated and quickly established a 0-5 to 0-0 advantage after thirteen minutes. At this stage it looked anything but promising as we looked nervous and struggled to get into the game and one could have thought that we were suffering from the proverbial “SMS” (Sunday Morning Syndrome) but after a gloomy first quarter the lads dug deep and showed their true character most effectively to produce a remarkable hard-working performance to lead 0-7 to 1-6 at the midway point. When play resumed we looked sharp and with ten minutes of the second half played we stretched our advantage to five points, leading 0-9 to 2-8, but a strong and assertive Doohamlet side fought back and regained the lead going into the last six minutes 1-12 to 2-8. Thankfully we were able to recover our composure and Lorcan Smyth converted the free-kick to level proceedings, 1-12 to 2-9. There were plenty of nervous moments during the closing stages of the game as both sides had opportunities to take the lead but no team added to their tally and the match ended all square with both teams content with a share of the spoils. The final score Doohamlet 1-12 Rockcorry 2-9. Please visit www.rockcorrygaa.ie for a full match report and to view a selection of action photographs.

Monaghan Electrical Intermediate League Fixtures

This Sunday 17th June our senior team has a home game against Toome at 2pm and they are back in action on Wednesday 27th June with another home game against Inniskeen at 8pm.

Reserve League Fixtures

The reserve team travel to play Scotstown on evening Friday 15th June and the game has a throw-in time of 8pm. They are currently scheduled to play Emyvale on Friday 22nd June but it clashes with Canon Ferguson’s Diamond Jubilee Celebration so hopefully the game will be changed to another suitable date.

Under 14 Team

Our under 14 team played Clontibret B in the semi-final of the championship on Tuesday 5th June at Pairc Naomh Mhuire and despite shooting many wides they still managed to have three points to spare on the sound of the final whistle as they secured the win with a great performance on a score-line Rockcorry 2-8 Clontibret 2-5. Speaking to our team manager Felix Granaghan after the game he stated “those lads were brilliant tonight. This is a team game and those lads put ever thing they had into the game, they worked extremely hard for each other and that’s what it all about”. I would also like to echo those comments because this was a real team effort where one to eleven played their part. Kyle Brannigan in goals made some outstanding saves and delivered his kick-outs with pin-point accuracy. The defenders including Gareth Smith, Patrick James, Caolan McPhillips and Damien West marshalled and confined their opponents in good style. The midfielders Caolon Gallagher and Mark Duffy covered every blade of grass while the forwards, Pauric O’Brien, Vincent O’Brien, Gavin West and Morgan Tate-McGeough created and took some excellent scores. This Saturday 16th June the under 14 team has a home game against Clontibret B, this time in the league competition, and throw-in time is 12 noon.

Under 14 Championship Final

The under 14 final has been confirmed for Tuesday 19th June at 7pm and will take place in Drumhowan and our opponents will be Truagh. On behalf of the club I would like to wish Felix, Pascal and the lads all the best in the final. Good luck lads.

Under 12 Competitive League

Our under 12 team continued their good form with a fine performance against Aghabog last Saturday 9th June. The team had to work hard to turn possession into scores against a very determined Aghabog side and after the first period we enjoyed a slender one point lead, leading 1-4 to 1-3. The game continued at a fast pace and both teams displayed some very good skills and clocked up a brace of scores during a tough and closely fought encounter but thankfully in the end our wee brave-hearts  dug deep to secure the victory on a score-line Rockcorry 5-8 Aghabog 4-6. Their next match is against Killeevan on Saturday 23rd June at 12 noon.

Monaghan v Down

The Monaghan v Down Ulster semi-final clash will take place in the Morgan Athletic Grounds, Armagh. It will be an ALL TICKET match so any club member that would like to order a ticket please contact club secretary Martina McKeown on 086-1509735 before this Sunday 17th June at 4pm. Tickets for the stand cost adult €25, senior citizen €15 and juvenile €5. (juvenile tickets for the stand can only be purchased as a family ticket and there is no student concession for the stand). Terrace tickets cost adult €15, senior citizen €10 and juvenile €5.

Guess The Score Competition

Monaghan take on Down in this year’s Ulster senior football championship semi-final on Sunday 24th June and our juvenile committee has decided to run a “Guess the Score” competition. This is your opportunity to test your knowledge and predict the score of the game. All proceeds will go towards costs associated with running all our juvenile teams and your support would be deeply appreciated. The sheets will be handed out over the next few days and all sheets are due back before Friday 22nd June.

Go Games Under 8 Blitz

Our under 8 team took part in the Go Games Blitz held in Drumhowan last Saturday 9th June. There was a good turnout and well done to all the kids involved as they provided plenty of entertainment for the spectators and many thanks to all the parents who travelled and supported the kids on the day.

Go Games Under 10 Blitz

This Saturday 16th June our under 10’s are back in action when they travel to Drumhowan to compete in a Go Games Blitz.  It takes place between 10am – 12 noon and all parents are encouraged to travel to support and cheer on the kids.

TOP 4 LOTTO    

The numbers drawn at last Monday nights draw were 8, 12, 15 and 17. There was no jackpot winner of €12,700.00 and the following won €15 each :-Siobhan O’Reilly Newbliss, Noel Calvert Rockcorry, Calum & Ella Rockcorry, Gabriel Greenan Rockcorry, Kieran O’Hart Rockcorry, Mary McKenna Smithboro, Anthony, John, Trisha & Noella c/o Maple Bar, Mae, Kate & Katie McDermott Rockcorry. Next week’s jackpot will be €12,800.00 and the draw will take place in Fitzpatrick’s. Thank you for supporting our top 4 lotto draw.

Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

To commemorate and celebrate Canon Gerard Ferguson’s Diamond Jubilee a special Thanksgiving Mass will take place in St. Mary’s Corravacan on Friday 22nd June at 7.00pm. Mass will be followed by a presentation night in St. Mary’s Hall, Rockcorry.

Monaghan Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps

A list of the forthcoming Monaghan Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps can be viewed on our website www.rockcorrygaa.ie. All camps cater for 6-13 year old boys and girls. If parents need further information or require any clarification please contact Paul O’Connor, Games Development Manager on 086-8374827 or email: developmentmanager.monaghan@gaa.ie

Congratulations

Congratulations are extended to local lads Dwayne Rooney, Frank McDermott, Barry McDermott, Josh Butler, Matthew Burke and Wilfie Corbett who are now “County Champions” after winning the County Monaghan clay bird shoot which was held at Gillilands, Lough Egish, Co. Monaghan. Well done lads.