Club Notes 1st March

Social & Presentation Night

Our annual social night was held in St. Mary’s hall last Friday night and the occasion was well attended and a very enjoyable evening was had by all. I would like to thank Aogan O’Fearghail, Uachtaran Chomhairle Uladh for attending and making the presentations on the night. Medals were presented to our victorious Reserve team who captured the division four league cup and also our minor team received their runner-ups medals for both the championship and league competitions. Niall McKeown was presented with the senior player of the year award, with Colin Reilly being named as reserve player of the year and Keelan Clerkin collected the minor player of the year award. Congratulations to all the award winners and photographs of the evening can be viewed on our website at www.rockcorrygaa.ie or you can follow us on Facebook. Many thanks to the following companies & individuals for donating spot prizes. Sean Rooney, Westerna Arms Hotel, Cavan Crystal, Cait O’Hart and Dadz & Ladz.

Parent Information / Registration Night

Our parent information & registration night was held on Thursday 24th February in the Resource Centre. The night was organised by our juvenile committee to primarily inform parents about the clubs policies and procedures in respect to underage football competitions. At the launch our youth officer and chairman of the juvenile committee Paschal Smith highlighted the importance of the club’s Code of Conduct / Code of Best Practice and its implementation by everyone concerned. He gave a brief synopsis off the duties and responsibilities of club officials, mentors, coaches, players and parents and he expressed that we want the club to be known and respected in the County as a club that upholds the ideals of the Gaelic Athletic Association. We have always maintained high standards and all individuals in the club including underage players, parents, officials, senior players and spectators should at all times show respect and good behaviour. He made reference that it was the “Year of the Volunteer” and he appealed to parents to volunteer their services and help out with our juvenile teams. He remarked if people could spare one hour a week on a Saturday morning or one evening per week to help the various coaches this would be a big help and it would be very much appreciated by the club. On the night a lot of parents attended and handed back the signed declaration form and the juvenile membership forms. If you were not able to attend can you please familiarise yourself with the Code of Conduct / Code of Best Practice and when you have read and fully understood this document please sign the declaration form and return it along with the juvenile membership form accompanied with the €5 fee per child to our youth officer Paschal Smith.

“Rock Country” Night

The excitement is certainly building for our next night out which takes place on Friday 18th March in St. Mary’s Hall. We have picked the best and brightest singers from the village and surrounding areas to perform their favourite Country & Western songs. Performing on the night will be Phillip Clarke, Annette Hillis, Kelly Crowe, Hughie Carroll, Nuala Boylan, Fionnuala McQuillan, Robert Brown, Warren Brown, Elaine Tate, Irene McCormick, Ollie McQuillan and Patricia Treanor. Local DJ, Sean McCaffrey will be our master of ceremonies on the night and will no doubt be another spectacular event that you don’t want to miss. So make a note in your diary Friday 18th March and show your support by supporting them and make this night a magical experience that will live long in your memory.

Patrick Sarsfield 0-6  Rockcorry 3-3

We travelled to Belfast last Sunday (27th February) to play our fourth game of the Ulster club league and the lads showed good team spirit and character over the hour and came away with a six point victory on a score-line Patrick Sarsfield 0-6 Rockcorry 3-3. Please log onto www.rockcorrygaa.ie for match report and some action photo’s.

Fixtures

Our senior team will commence their Intermediate league campaign with a home game against Aughnamullen on Saturday 19th March at 3.00pm. On Sunday 27th March we have another home game against Drumhowan at 2.30pm. Our reserve team will start their league campaign on Saturday 12th March with a home game against Truagh at 4.00pm. On Saturday 26th March they travel to play Emyvale and the game has a throw-in time of 4.00pm.

Facebook

You can now catch all the breaking news by following us on Facebook and to date a lot of people have requested to be friends and many thanks for your interest and we look forward to your interaction over the coming year.

 Top 4 Lotto Results

The numbers drawn last Monday night were 4, 12, 21, and 27. There was no jackpot winner of €6,100.00. The following won €15 each :- Siobhan Bradford Rockcorry, Brendan McGeough Newbliss, Billy Carroll Ballybay, Morgan Tate McGeough Rockcorry, Kelsey McCormill Monaghan, Jamie Smith Rockcorry, Tony McGorman Aghabog, Hughie Carroll Rockcorry. Next week’s jackpot will be €6,200.00 and the draw will take place in Stag Inn, Newbliss. Thank you for supporting our Top 4 lotto draw.

Annual Top 4 Lotto Ticket

If you are not currently subscribing to our Top 4 lotto draw you can now support the club by entering the weekly draw for 12 months, 6 months or a 3 month period. To play simply select your four numbers between 1 and 28 complete the form and you need never miss a draw again! Tickets cost €90 for the 12 month option. Your continued support is always much appreciated and we wish you good luck in future draws.

New Arrival

Congratulations and best wishes to Mary and Eoin on the birth of their beautiful baby boy Eoin Peter.

Club Membership

Club membership is now due and committee members will be visiting you shortly to update you club membership. The annual subscription for adults has been reduced to €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. With the new football season starting this weekend it is important that ALL players pay their membership before the first game otherwise you will not be covered under the GAA insurance scheme. For all other members the closing date for club membership will close on Thursday 31st March.