Club Notes 18th June

Gormley uPVC Senior Football Championship

Our senior team travelled to Aughnamullen last Friday 14th June to take on Ballybay in the preliminary round of the Gormley uPVC senior football championship and what was very noticeable was the gutsy performance from the lads as they certainly wore their hearts on their sleeves and battled manfully throughout the contest displaying admirable spirit, passion and they really put it up to the reigning county champions. While we suffered a defeat, in my mind, it was a defeat with honour, because we remained competitive throughout the game and the lads can hold their heads up high after a tremendous effort that almost yielded a famous win! In the end however, Ballybay’s county stars together with their experience and superior craft ultimately proved the difference as they edged over the line after a hard-fought encounter to secure the win on a final score-line Rockcorry 1-6 Ballybay 0-13. Despite losing the game, against strong opposition, it was a determined effort and there are plenty of positives to take away from the performance. All the players must be commended for their never say die attitude, their fighting spirit and moving forward this performance should give the players and management a psychological boost and lift their confidence. Our attitude and our intensity levels were right and the task now must obviously be to transfer that same level of intensity, passion and commitment to our league form. A full match report and a selection of action photographs can be viewed at

Best Wishes & Speedy Recovery

On behalf of my family I would like to thank the many people who have telephoned or sent text messages extending their best wishes and kinds regards to my mother, Ann Carroll, who was in a car accident last Friday evening.  While she is banged up pretty good and really sore with some broken bones, Thank God, there is nothing too bad that won’t heal with time! I know you will all join with me and wish her, Darragh and the lady driver of the other vehicle a speedy and full recovery and we look forward to seeing our “Nr. 1 supporter” back on the terrace cheering on her “wee boys”!

Annual Golf Classic

Attention all golf enthusiasts the club has decided to hold a Golf Classic on Saturday 17th August so please spread the word to all your golfing buddies. This will consist of teams of four people playing on the Clones Golf course and we promise you that a fantastic array of prizes will be up for grabs on the day. The cost to enter a team is €120.00 and to book your place please contact our chairman Jimmy McGeough 087-9457279 or Ollie McQuillan 087-2100800 and a member of the organising committee will be in contact with you to discuss your availability to play. There are also exciting opportunities for businesses, families and individuals to advertise by sponsoring a tee or a green for a reasonable €50. If you are unable to play golf but would still like to make a contribution perhaps you would be interested in sponsoring a prize for a raffle. If so please get in touch we would be delighted to talk to you.

Gerry’s Prepared Veg – Under 12 Div 2B

Their next game is on Saturday 29th June when they play Cremartin at Naomh Pairc Mhuire at 12 noon.

Gerry’s Prepared Veg – Under 14

The under 14 team travel to play Tyholland this Saturday 22nd June and the game has a throw-in time of 12 noon. All players are reminded that gum-shields are compulsory for training and competitive games.

Gerry’s Prepared Veg – Under 16

With exams over the  under 16 footballers are back in action tonight Thursday 20th June, when they travel to play an Aghabog / Currin amalgamation. The game has a throw-in time of 7.30pm.

Under 10 Coaching

Coaching for the under 10 players continues on Thursday 20th June and starts at 6.30pm sharp. The next Go Games blitz is a double blitz that involves under 8 and under 10 players. It will take place on Thursday 27th June in Doohamlet between 7.00-9.00pm. All players reminded that gum-shields are compulsory for training and competitive games.

Monaghan GAA Kelloggs Cul Camps

The Monaghan GAA Kelloggs Cul camps provides camps for boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 13 with an action packed and fun filled week of activity during the summer holidays which revolves around enjoyment and involvement in GAA games. For your information it takes place in Ballybay during Monday 22nd July to Friday 26th July or alternatively in Latton between Monday 29th July to Friday 2nd August. For a full schedule of dates and venues please visit our website for more details.

Top 4 Lotto Results

The numbers drawn on Monday 17th June were 4, 10, 12 and 20. There was no jackpot winner of €3,500.00. The following won €15 each :- Martha & George, Dartrey P.O., Bernie Traynor, Ballybay, Seamus Clerkin, Rockcorry (Yearly), Michael Coyle, c/o McGinns, Newbliss, Barney Wynne, Rockcorry, Shane Wynne, Rockcorry, Pat Brannigan, Rockcorry. Next week the jackpot will be €3,600.00 and the draw will take place in the Maple Bar. Thank you for supporting our Top 4 lotto draw.

Coaching Workshops

A Coaches workshop for under 6 & 8’s coaches will take place on Wednesday 19th June at 7:30pm in Cloghan to be delivered by Aoife Byrne (from Killanny) who has worked for Liverpool FC as a Community and Schools Coach.  A Coaches workshop for under 10 & 12 coaches will take place on Wednesday 26th June at 7:30pm in Cloghan to be delivered by Monaghan Coaching Staff.

Wedded Bliss

Congratulations and best wishes to Emmanuel Monaghan and Grainne O’Shea who celebrated their marriage with family and friends  last weekend. We wish you a lifetime of the greatest joy, love and happiness together.

Speedy Recovery

On behalf of everyone at the club I would like to extend our best wishes and a speedy recovery to Michael Lynch after he sustained injuries to both his legs in a freak accident.


A massive well done to one of our young footballers, Andrew McPhillips who was chosen by St. Marcartan’s College to take part in the KEY programme which is a cross border young enterprise initiative. He has now been selected to go to Canada along with twelve other to take part in an international conference in Toronto and on behalf of everyone at the club we wish him well for the future.


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