Club Notes 16th April

Drumlin Credit Unions Senior Football League

Our senior team made their debut in the Drumlin Credit Union senior football league last Saturday 13th April when they made the short trip to Gavan Duffy Park to take on Monaghan Harps. While the lads played with plenty of spirit and great determination from the first whistle to the last they sadly played second fiddle to a stronger, more experienced Monaghan Harps side whose intensity levels, work-rate and superior energy ensured that they were always in control and they cruised to a comfortable victory on a score-line Monaghan Harps 1-14 Rockcorry 0-6. A full match report and a selection of action photographs can be viewed at www.rockcorrygaa.ie. We will be looking and hoping for an instant response from the lads this Saturday 27th April because they are back in action when they travel to play Magheracloone at 7.00pm.

Platinum Tanks Reserve Football League Div 2B

The next outing for the reserve team is on Wednesday 24th April when they to play Oram. The game has a 7.30pm throw-in time.

Gerry’s Prepared Veg – Under 12

Our under 12 footballers played their second game of the Spring league competition on Saturday 13th April and while the weather conditions were nice and dry, it was extremely cold and there was a strong breeze blowing down the field. Aughnamullen played with the elements during the first period and while we started well we sadly could not convert our chances and it was Aughnamullen’s ability to pick off scores from play that gave them the upper hand at half time with the score Rockcorry 0-1 Aughnamullen 0-12. We picked ourselves up well during the second period with all players putting in a huge effort and we were rewarded with four good points but Aughnamullen finished strong and managed to add further scores towards the end of the half to secure the victory on a final score-line Rockcorry 0-5 Aughnamullen 0-14. Their next game is on Saturday 27th April when they play Killanny at Pairc Naomh Mhurie at 12 noon. All players are requested to be in the dressing-rooms no later than 11.30am.

Gerry’s Prepared Veg – Under 14

This Saturday 20th April the under 14 footballers commence their league campaign with a home game against Tyholland in the Division 4 competition. The game has a 12 noon start and all players are requested to be in the dressing-rooms no later than 11.30am.

Gerry’s Prepared Veg – Under 16

Our under 16 players will get their first action on Thursday 2nd May with a home game against Tyholland. The team mentors Felix Granaghan & Paul McCormick have announced that Andrew McPhillips will be the team captain and on behalf of the club I would like to wish Andrew and all the players the very of luck for the season ahead.

Go Games Blitz – Under 10

The under 10 players will get their first taste of action this Saturday 20th April when they take part in the first Go Games Blitz of the year. Please note the change of venue because it will take place in Cloghan between 10am to 12noon. Participating clubs include Fergal O’Hanlons, Blackhill, Sean McDermott’s and Drumhowan.

Go Games Blitz – Under 8

The under 8 players will commence their blitz campaign a week later on Saturday 27th April. It will also take place in Fergal O’Hanlon’s between 10am to 12noon and the same clubs will be taking part. A full schedule of Go Games blitzes (dates & venues) has been uploaded onto our website at www.rockcorrygaa.ie so please log on for more information.

Help & Assistance Required

The club is appealing for assistance from any parent to help out with the under 8’s, 10’s and 12’s coaching sessions. We require a small team of volunteers who would take responsibility of helping our trained coaches with setting up drills, looking after footballs & equipment, marking out side-lines, lifting flags etc. This is a small but nevertheless a very important role and we would appeal to anybody especially parents, (ladies/mums) to help out. Should you be willing to give an hour of your time and help out in this ares please contact our Youth Officer Pascal Smyth on 086-8161028.

Allianz Football Finals

Calling all ‘Farney Fans’ the Allianz National Football League Division 1, 2, 3 and 4 finals, will be played at Croke Park on Saturday 27th April and Sunday 28th April. The Meath v Monaghan encounter will take place on the Saturday evening and throw-in time is 7pm. Get your hats, flags and headbands ready because the Farney Army are on the road again! Make sure you are in Croke Park on Saturday 27th April to be the extra man and to cheer on the team. Come on MONAAAAAAAAAAAAAGHAN.

Guinness World Record Attempt

Cootehill Celtic Hurling are organising a Nationwide Sports Fundraising event on Saturday 4th May starting at 11:30am. They are attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the largest 3 legged race and they need as many clubs as possible to take part on the day. We will be taking part in this event and sponsored cards will be distributed to each juvenile player at training sessions this week.  All you have to do to take part in this event is to sell five lines at €3.00 each and the club retains €12 while the other €3 goes to the Cootehill Celtic. This will be a Guinness Book of Records event and when successful, we will break an official Guinness World Record and there will be a Certificate for every participant confirming that they have broken a World Record.

Top 4 Lotto Results

The numbers drawn on Monday 15th April were 3, 8, 16 and 21. There was no jackpot winner of €2,600.00. The following won €15 each :- Nuala Tate, Rockcorry, Kieran McCormill, Drogheda, Jamie & Aoife Lynch, Annalee, Sarah & Lisa Sheridan, Rockcorry, Shane Wynne, Rockcorry, Lynch Family, Newbliss, Mickey & Cian Wynne, Rockcorry, Cormac McFadden, Rockcorry. Next week the jackpot will be €2,700.00 and the draw will take place in Thompson’s, Newbliss. Thank you for supporting our Top 4 lotto draw.

Mr & Mrs Competition

A Mr & Mrs competition that reveals how much the husband & wife really know about each other is coming to town. You know the show where it features couples trying to prove how much or how little they really know about each other! I imagine you’re all familiar with the TV show now experience it first-hand because there is a fantastic line up of couples including Anthony & Elaine, Stephen & Ann, Noel & Ronda, Sean & Tina, Wayne & Lisa and a special appearance by a mystery guest. It all takes on Friday 26th April in St. Mary’s Hall and tickets for this event are now on sale and cost €10 each. On a more serious note, the event is being organised by Briege Brannigan to raise funds for the Cootehill Community Cancer Support Group which is a worthy cause and your support would be deeply appreciated. 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. 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.

Raffle

The draw for the fabulous suite of bedroom furniture will be held on Sunday 5th May in the Maple Bar. All committee members and players should have raffle sheets and lines will remain on sale up to the raffle date. All committee members and players are asked to continue to make a special effort to sell your cards. To enter the Raffle costs €5 and you could win any of the following prizes. 1st prize is a suite of bedroom furniture, kindly donated by the Maple Bar, Rockcorry (bed, 2 x lockers & 5 drawer chest) 2nd prize €200, 3rd prize is a meal for two at the Errigal Country House Hotel in Cootehill, 4th prize €50, 5th prize €20.

News

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