Club Notes 15th May

Corduff 0-10 Rockcorry 1-5

Our senior team travelled to play Corduff in the Monaghan Electrical intermediate football league on  Friday 11th May and unfortunately I had a severe case of Déjà vu and found myself humming, or should I say chanting, “Goosefraba, Goosefrba, Goosefraba”, as I made my journey back down the road!!! Despite the pleasant sunshine, which sadly did little to lift everyone’s spirits, the senior team delivered a very slow and sluggish performance while Corduff, on the other hand, showed more hunger and were far more economical and ruthless in front of goals and secured the victory, after an often scrappy encounter, on a score-line Corduff 0-10 Rockcorry 1-5. While we enjoyed our fair share of possession we needlessly gave the ball away and the amount of misplaced passes, unforced errors and indecision at vital times will no doubt give our team management plenty of things to consider!  There is still a lot of work to do and improvements will be necessary before we meet them again in the first round of the McGuigan Builders intermediate championship but moving forward every player needs to stand up and be counted if we are to achieve our goals this year. A full match report can be viewed at www.rockcorrygaa.ie along with a selection of action photographs.

Rockcorry 2-16 Sean McDermotts 1-7

The senior team did not have much time to dwell on the previous result because they were back in action on Sunday 13th May when they played Sean McDermott’s at Pairc Naomh Mhuire. After the horror show on Friday night we were hoping they could bounce back with a positive performance and build up some confidence and WOW, I have to say I liked what I saw. With a number of positional switches the team showed tremendous character and thankfully they were a lot more clinical in front of the posts and secured the victory with a whopping twelve point winning margin, which I know sounds ridiculous, but honestly it was a lot more than anyone could have hoped for. It really was a remarkable match, thrillingly brilliant where a scoring blitz, that yielded 2-3 in the space of ten minutes during the first half, proved decisive as they put in a memorable performance to collect the two valuable league points on a final score-line Rockcorry 2-16 Sean McDermotts 1-7. The big beaming smiles on faces after the game told its own story and everyone was delighted to have bagged the two points and indeed the supporters will be relieved that the lads came through what was a serious test. With a crippling injury list aided with a number of players working and studying away the start of this year’s campaign has not been easy. So lads, you have now set a standard for yourselves and it’s up to YOU to keep it up and build on this performance. You have to believe that you our capable of turning things around and the result from this game will hopefully be the spark for greater things to come in this year’s competition? Keep up the good work lads. A full match report can be viewed at www.rockcorrygaa.ie along with a selection of action photographs.

Monaghan Electrical Intermediate League Fixtures

We now have a break in the league campaign because our next game in on Friday 1st June when we travel to play Donaghmoyne at 8.00pm. On Sunday 10th June we are on the road again when we travel to play Doohamlet at 12 noon.

Under 12 Finals Day

Our under 12 team travelled to Cloghan on Saturday 12th May to take on Fergal O’Hanlons in the final of the Spring league competition. The game was played in lovely sunny conditions and while we enjoyed plenty of possession we unfortunately could not convert it onto the scoreboard. On the other hand Fergal O’Hanlons made the most of their chances and secured the victory on a final score-line Rockcorry 0-5 Fergal O’Hanlons 0-10. The game was quite a lively affair and during the first half the team played extremely well and all worked tirelessly throughout the game and at the interval only two points separated the sides Rockcorry 0-4 Fergal O’Hanlons 0-2. However, on the restart we seemed to lose our shape as a physically stronger Fergal O’Hanlons team took control of the game and notched over some lovely scores to convert a two point deficit into a five point victory. This was a wonderful game of football played in good spirits and all the boys and girls put in a great performance and had a very enjoyable day in the sunshine. They were just unlucky not to score a couple more points but that’s the way it goes, as they say! Many thanks to Conor Brannigan and Anthony Lynch for looking after the team and thank you to everyone who made the journey to Cloghan to support and encourage the youngsters. The team on the day was: Aaron Smith, Ryan Lynch, Kyle Brannigan, Conleth Keenan, Curtis Roberts, Gavin West, Darragh Dillon, Pauric O’Brien, Emma McKeown, Shane Greenan, Makayla McDermott and Leon Jones.

 

Under 12 Competitive League

The first game for our under 12 team in the competitive summer league will takes place on Saturday 26th May. We have been place in division 5, nine-a-side and will play Aghabog, Carrickmacross B, Castleblayney B, Killeevan and Monaghan Harps B.

Come & Meet Your County Heroes

All Roads lead to Cloghan this Sunday 20th May for an open event at 12.30pm where all Gaels have a chance to meet the 2012  Senior Ladies National League Champions & the Senior Footballers ahead of their Championship 2012 Opener Against Antrim on Sunday 27th May. The Senior players are available to meet & greet all Gaels as well as opportunity for Photographs – Autographs. There will also be Juvenile skills challenge competitions with prizes. Go along and meet the Farney Army and don’t forget your camera, all Gaels welcome !!!

GRM Minor Football League

Our minor team Rock-Sarfields played Sean McDermott’s on Tuesday 8th May and were defeated on a score-line Sean McDermotts 2-13 Rock Sarsfields 0-9. Last Tuesday 15th May they were scheduled to play Emyvale. Please visit www.rockcorrygaa.ie for all latest results and fixtures.

Under 16 Team

Sadly the under 16 game against Corduff last Thursday was cancelled but it has been re-fixed for Monday 21st May at 7.00. Tonight Thursday 17th May the under 16 team travel to play Oram at 7.00pm.

Under 14 Team

The under 14 team is back in action this Saturday 19th May when they take on Truagh B team at Pairc Naomh Mhuire at 12 noon.

Under 8’s & 10’s

Just a reminder that coaching for all the under 8 players continues every Saturday mornings between 10.00–11.00am. Under 10’s training continues every Monday evening between 6.20–7.30pm and on Saturday mornings at 10.00am. We would encourage parent participation and all players are welcome to attend these coaching sessions.

Under 10 Blitz

This Saturday 19th May we will be hosting the under 10 Go Games blitz between 10am to 12 noon. Visiting clubs will be Drumhowan, Tyholland, Clones and Currin and we would very much appreciate it if people could come down and offer a hand to help co-ordinate the event.

TOP 4 LOTTO    

The numbers drawn at last Monday nights draw were 16, 17, 22 and 26. There was no jackpot winner of €12,300.00 and the following won €15 each :- Lynda McKeown Dartrey, Bernie Gaffney & Eileen Calvert Rockcorry, Mary Patterson Rockcorry, Bernie & Garry Calvert Rockcorry, Pat McCabe Rockcorry, Mark McGuirk Swans Cross, Mary Alice & Ollie McMahon Aghabog, Marie Carroll Rockcorry. Next week’s jackpot will be €12,400.00 and the draw will take place in Fitzpatrick’s. Thank you for supporting our top 4 lotto draw.

Rock Country & Irish CD

You can buy a copy of the CD entitled “Rock Country & Irish, The Ultimate Collection” for a reasonable €10. So please contact any of the singers or send an email to rockcorrygaa@live.ie or send a text message to 086-1041165 with your details and we will send a copy to you as soon as possible.

Congratulations

Congratulations to the Monaghan ladies for their fantastic win against Cork in the National Football league final. Well done ladies.