Club Notes 13th July

Best of Luck

To the Monaghan senior team who take on Tyrone this Sunday in the Ulster Final. There will be a huge crowd from Monaghan making there way to Clones to support and cheer the team on and hopefully they can do the business this year and bring home the Cup. Come on Monaghan, COME ON MONAGHAN, COME ON MONAGHAN. (I’m just getting warmed up!!!). By the way anyone that ordered tickets can you please make sure you collect them from Paul McKeown before tomorrow evening (Friday 16th July).

Meeting the Monaghan County Players

Our young players were not put off by the wet and overcast conditions last Tuesday (6th July) evening as members of our underage teams travelled to Cloghan to meet the Monaghan senior players. A good crowd of parents and supporters also made the trip and I have included a selection of the photos on our website It was an amazing evening as was great to see the boys and girls really enjoy themselves as they got to meet their hero’s and get their autographs. Fair play to all concerned who organized the event as it was a fabulous idea and hopefully it can be arranged again in the future!


Keep in mind the club are holding a raffle with the 1st prize a fabulous suite of bedroom furniture that was kindly donated by the Maple Bar, the 2nd prize €200, 3rd prize is two nights bed & breakfast in Galway, 4th prize one overnight stay in Cavan Crystal hotel and 5th €50. All committee members and players have raffle sheets and to enter its costs €5 per line and the draw will take place at the haymakers jig on Sunday 25th July.

“Guess the Score” Fundraiser

Come on challenge yourself, test your knowledge and predict the score of the Monaghan v Tyrone Ulster final. All proceeds will go towards buying a new set of playing gear for our under 16 and minor teams. Thank you for your support.

Vintage Hay Making / Vintage Festival Day

Our vintage hay making festival is now less than two weeks away and preparations are now at an advanced stage as Tom Daly has been working diligently behind the scenes to try and make sure the day is one of the best. He informs me that “the day will be an exciting day and people should have a lot of fun and craic as there will be something for all age groups”. This highly anticipated event has certainly attracted a lot of interest from local people and surrounding areas and hopefully weather permitted a large crowd will descend on our picturesque village to join in the festivities. It all takes place on Sunday 25th July at Dartrey sports fields at 12 noon.

1996 v 2010

As part of our weekend of festivities we have organized a classic encounter between our victorious Dr. Ward Cup winning team of 1996 taking on players from the present panel of players. This created a lot of debate last year when it was first scheduled and will be a clash you don’t want to miss! The game will take place on Saturday 24th July at 7.30pm followed by music or disco and a barbeque in St. Mary’s Hall.

Streamline Coaches Intermediate Football League  

We had no game over the last week so our next outing in the intermediate league is a home game against Aghabog on Wednesday 21st July with a throw-in time of 8pm and on Wednesday 28th July we travel to play Emyvale with a throw-in time of 8pm.

Monaghan Electrical Reserve League Division 4

The next game for our reserve team is fixed for Friday 23rd July when we play Emyvale at Pairc Naomh Mhuire at 8pm and on Friday 30th July we have another home against Killanny at 7.30pm.

Under 8 Coaching

Coaching sessions for all under 8’s continues on Wednesday night’s from 6.0 – 7.30pm in St. Mary’s Hall or weather permitting on Pairc Naomh Mhuire. All five, six, seven and eight year olds are welcome to attend.

Monaghan VHI GAA Cul Camps 2010

A list of the forthcoming VHI GAA Cul camps can be viewed on our website If parents need further information or require any clarification please contact our Youth Officer Martina McKeown for details.

Under 12 Team

The next game for our under 12 team is a game against Emyvale on Saturday 24th July at 12 noon.

Under 16 Team

Unfortunately, last week due to players away on holidays and a number of injuries we had to concede against Donaghmoyne. The next outing for our under 16 team is tonight (Thursday 15th July) when they take on St. Patrick’s at 7.00pm in Pairc Naomh Mhuire.

Minor Team

On Tuesday 6th July our minor team travelled to Pairc Emmet, Aghabog to play Clones in the semi-final of the division 3 championship. After a couple of tough encounters against them in the league campaign what looked on paper as another  competitive game developed into a very one-sided affair as the margin of victory was a massive thirty-one points as our lads totally outclassed the lads from Clones to emerge with a comfortable victory Rockcorry 8-15 Clones 2-2. To be fair Clones were missing a number of key players and the team tried their level best to compete but apart from a brief flurry in the first half our lads were always in control. Our team management will be quietly satisfied with the performance but no doubt will be astutely aware that the level of resistance they experienced was poor and will know they face a tougher test in the final. Anyway lads keep up the good work and here’s hoping you can bring home the first piece of silverware in 2010, well done! A full match report can be viewed on Our minor team was scheduled to play Emyvale last Tuesday 13th July at Pairc Naomh Mhuire so please check club notes next week for details. On Tuesday 27th July we have a home game against Na Mullai Sarsfields with a throw-in time of 8pm.

Top 4 Lotto Results

The numbers drawn last Monday night were 4, 17, 21, and 27. There was no jackpot winner of €2,900.00. The following people won €15 each: Bernard McAviney Newbliss, Sean Morrissey C/o. Ann Lynch, Caith O’Hart Rockcorry, Francis Clerkin Rockcorry, Margaret Reilly Dartrey, Geraldine Reilly Newbliss, Colin Reilly Dartrey, Christina & Noel Rockcorry. Next week our jackpot will be €3,000.00 and the draw will take place in Fitzpatrick’s at 10.30pm sharp. Thank you for supporting our Top 4 lotto draw.

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