Club Notes 12th March

Charity Race Night

Firstly, a big thank-you to everyone who has already committed to sponsoring a race or bought a duck for the big Charity Race Night which takes place this Saturday 16th March in Fitzpatrick’s Bar & Lounge. Just to make you aware the Irish Heart Foundation relies on charitable donations for 90% of its funding and their good work would not be possible without your generous support. You can make a difference and you can still support this charity race night by sponsoring a race or buying a duck so please don’t hesitate to get in touch with myself, Michael Carroll (086-1041165) and make a donation. Events like these are vital to help raise money for the Irish Heart Foundation who provides support to thousands of heart & stroke patients and families every year. Unfortunately, we all know someone that has been affected by heart disease or stroke. Together heart disease and stroke kills more people than cancer, suicide and road deaths combined. This year around 10,000 people will have a stroke in the country and sadly over 2,000 people will die and thousands more will be left disabled. A significant proportion of this death and disability is avoidable by creating awareness about heart disease and stroke the Irish Heart Foundation hopes to lower these rates and with your help this will be possible. So kick start your St. Patrick’s weekend by supporting the Irish Heart Foundation and lending a hand on the night. Everyone is welcome to attend and your support is deeply appreciated for this very worthy cause. As previously highlighted, this race night will be a night with a difference because I am encouraging people to be there on the night to give as much encouragement to your duck as possible because for this race night you need only a duck and a straw and the rest they say is up to you! It promises to be a great laugh and is guaranteed to be a fantastic night of fun and racing action.

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Mr & Mrs Competition

Briege Brannigan in conjunction with the Rockcorry Drama Group will be holding a Mr & Mrs competition to raise funds for the Cootehill Community Cancer Support Group. It will take place on Friday 26th April in St. Mary’s Hall and tickets for this event will be on sale shortly and cost €10 each. I imagine, you know the format from the TV show and master of ceremonies on the night will be Northern Sound’s Breakfast-Roll DJ Sean McCaffrey and music entertainment will be provided by the amazingly talented and colourful character Robert Brown. A number of local couples have already signed up for the competition and I understand that a number of ladies have been putting their partners through their paces in preparation of the big night! When the full list of couples is finalised I will reveal all in a couple of weeks’ time. So folks, if you want to have a laugh and plenty of craic with the various couples while also supporting a very worthy cause then don’t delay and make sure you get your tickets for the first ever Rockcorry Mr & Mrs competition. Doors on the night will be opening at 9.00pm with the show starting at 9.30pm sharp so please arrive early to claim a seat.

Reserve Team Fixtures

The next outing for the reserve team is on Wednesday 3rd April when they travel to Threemilehouse to play Sean McDermott’s at 7.00pm.

Senior Team Fixtures

Our senior football campaign starts on Sunday 31st March with a home game against neighbours Latton. A full set of fixtures has been uploaded to our website at www.rockcorrygaa.ie.

Speedy Recovery

The club extends their best wishes and a speedy recovery to senior player Anthony Tate who underwent surgery recently on a groin injury. We look forward to seeing you back in the Green jersey as soon as possible.

Final DVD

A new batch of DVD’s has finally arrived and if anyone is looking for a copy of the intermediate league final then please get in touch with myself, Michael Carroll (086-1041165). This is a must for any club member to have in their library and DVD’s cost €10 each.

Club Membership

It is important that ALL players pay their club membership otherwise you will not be covered under the GAA insurance scheme. Club membership is now due 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.

Gaeltacht Scholarships

Interviews for Gaeltacht Scholarships to Coláiste Bhríde, Rann Na Feirste will be held in the GAA Administration Office, Cloghan on Saturday 20th April 2013. Interviews for students who are pre Junior Cert will start at 10am, while interviews for post Junior Cert and Leaving Cert students will begin at 11.30am. No pre booking is required

Monaghan Farney Academy Easter Camps

Following on from the success of previous years the Farney academy coaching three day Easter camps will take place for the third year running. The camp is for boys and girls aged between 5-12 and will be run in 3 venues across Monaghan, these venues are Scotstown, Ballybay & Clones. Gaelic football will be at the core of activities during the camp, however activities will also include hurling and camogie. All activities will be delivered by qualified coaches who will ensure your kids have an enjoyable experience while being on the camp. Camp details are as follows: Venues: 1. Ballybay Pearse Brothers Football Ground 2. Scotstown, Kilmore Training Ground, 3. Clones, St. Tiernachs Park Dates: Tuesday 2nd April, Wednesday 3rd April and Thursday 4th April.  Time: 10.30am to 2.30pm Target: Boys & Girls 5-12 years old Entry Fee: €40 for 1st child and €35 for additional children from the same family; Free Hoodie for all Participants For Further Information Contact: Paul O’Connor, (Games Development Manager), Monaghan County Training Grounds, Cloghan, Annyalla, Co. Monaghan. Email: developmentmanager.monaghan@gaa.ie , Tel: 086 8374827

Coach Development Programme U6/U8

The dates for a number of workshop programmes have been released. These workshops are for parents & coaches working with players in the under 6 and under 8 age groups. The workshops are practical based and participants will be asked to participate in the workshop. The content that will be delivered in these workshops include Fundamental Movement Skills & Basic Skill Development – “What to Coach” and types of games to play to Theortical aspects of “How” to Coach. These workshops will be delivered on a regional basis(North & South) and a total of 2 workshops will be held in each region.Each workshop will last for two hours and will take place on Thursday 7th & Thursday 14th March at Scotstown between 7.30 – 9.30pm.

Coach Development Programme U10/U12

A workshop for parents & coaches working with players in the under 10 and under 12 age group will take place on Wednesday 20th & Wednesday 27th March at St. Macartan’s between 7.30 – 9.30pm. The workshops are practical based and participants will be asked to participate in the workshop.

Minor Team

A training session for the minor team, Rock Emmets (an amalgamation between Rockcorry & Aghabog) will take place this Saturday 16th March at 6.00pm in Aghabog. All players will be informed of the details by text. The first game for the minor team is scheduled for Tuesday 2nd April when they travel to play Killeevan at 7.00pm.

Juvenile Fixtures

The under 12, 14 & 16 coaching sessions are now up and running and continues as arranged with team management. The under 12 team will kick-start their football season on Saturday 30th March when they travel to play Magheracloone in the Spring League Zone F. The under 14 team commence their league campaign on Saturday 20th April with a home game against Tyholland in division 4 and finally, our under 16 players will get their first action on Thursday 2nd May with a home game against Tyholland. Please log onto www.rockcorrygaa.ie to view a full list of juvenile fixtures for 2013.

Nursery Coaching

I have been advised by our youth officer that the Go Games & nursery coaching for all under 8 and under 10 players will be starting shortly. Please watch this space for more information.

Juvenile Registration

Any parent or underage player that has not yet renewed their membership can you please do so over the weekend. Those who have not yet returned the signed part of the Code of Discipline may do so either through the school or directly to the youth officer c/o. Coyle’s Service Station. Furthermore, parents & players may check all juvenile fixtures or upcoming events on our club website. In addition, GAA wall planners will be distributed at juvenile coaching sessions over the coming weeks.

Tweet-Tweet

Most of us nowadays have these so called “super-duper, smart phones” that can do virtually anything! Just to let you know the club is set up on the following social network sites such as Facebook and Twitter. It is now easier than ever to catch all the latest news by following us on Twitter or Facebook. To make sure you don’t miss a thing, simply sign up to Twitter or Facebook to get all your latest news, updates, events, fixtures and results etc. Tweet to you soon!

Top 4 Lotto Results

The numbers drawn on Monday 11th March were 11, 14, 20 and 26. There was no jackpot winner of €2,1000.00. The following won €15 each :-Marie McGeough, Newbliss, Mickey & Sarah McGuigan, Newbliss, John & Hannah Sherry, c/o. Maple Bar, Noel Calvert, Rockcorry, Gabriel Greenan, Rockcorry, Pauric & Aileen Reilly, Dartrey, Philomena Reilly, Dartrey, Kirsty Hughes, Middletown. Next week the jackpot will be €2,200.00 and the draw will take place in the Aghabog GAA Centre. Thank you for supporting our Top 4 lotto draw.

Club Notes

If anyone would like to include anything within the notes please send the details by text (086-1041165) or email rockcorrygaa@live.ie. All notes must be with me before 9.00pm on Monday evening.