Club Notes 20th July

Vintage Hay Making / Vintage Festival Day

Dartrey Sports field will be a hive of activity this Sunday as our vintage hay making festival takes place. This highly anticipated event has certainly attracted a lot of interest and kick starts with the poultry and car boot sale at 10am followed by the vintage tractors, working farm horses, tedders, cocking of the hay, lapping & ricking of the hay starting at 12 noon. There will also be a vintage display including cars, tractors and machinery and with plenty of other activities lined up such as sheaf tossing, tug-of-war, welly weight throwing, bale rolling, mini digger competition, tractor trailer reversing, nail driving, dog show, bonny baby competition, races, face painting and lots more. There will also be food stalls and refreshments available so everything is catered for so come on down this Sunday for a fabulous day’s entertainment for all the family to enjoy! Later on Sunday night there will be a haymakers jig in St. Mary’s hall with entertainment provided by the fabulous Setanta.

David v Goliath

We are all familiar with the David versus Goliath stories and this Saturday evening another epic battle will take place on the battle field Pairc Naomh Mhuire as players from our victorious Dr. Ward Cup winning team of 1996 will dust off the old cobwebs as they turn back the clock when they take on players from the current 2010 squad. This is an encounter you don’t want to miss and the game has a throw-in time of 7.30pm. Afterwards in St. Mary’s Hall there will a sizzling barbeque and entertainment will be by DJ Terry. G’day mate, come and enjoy the barby!

Monaghan v Tyrone

Hard luck to the Monaghan senior team who were defeated by Tyrone last Sunday in the Ulster final. We have all experienced bad days at the office and while this is a setback we all know you’re made of better stuff so heads up lads and be ready to take on the Lilly Whites this Saturday. Good Luck.

“Guess the Score” Winner

The winner of our “guess the score” competition was Paddy Reilly, Aghabog who predicted a score Monaghan 0-10 Tyrone 1-14. Oh dear Paddy you have little faith, but you do win yourself €50 so congratulations.


The draw for the fabulous suite of bedroom furniture that was kindly donated by the Maple Bar takes place this Sunday night at the haymakers jig dance in St. Mary’s Hall. 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 so if you’re not in you won’t win!

Streamline Coaches Intermediate Football League  

Our senior team was scheduled to play Aghabog last night (Wednesday 21st July) so please check next week club notes for details. On Wednesday 28th July we travel to play Emyvale and the game has a throw-in time of 8pm.

Monaghan Electrical Reserve League Division 4

On Wednesday 14th July we made the journey to play Blackhill in our seventh game of the Monaghan Electrical reserve football league. It was an evenly contested game played in slippery conditions and our lads showed great character to overturn a seven point deficit early in the second half to record a deserved win on a score-line Blackhill 3-11 Rockcorry 3-12. A full match report of the Blackhill v Rockcorry game and action photos can be viewed on our website Speaking to team selector, Pauric Carroll, after the game he told me “while there was some sloppy play at times, overall I was pleased with the lad’s performance as they all worked well and we showed great team spirit to get back into the game after going behind by seven points”.  I agree with you Pauric and we will need to see a repeat performance tomorrow night Friday 23rd July when we play Emyvale at Pairc Naomh Mhuire at 8pm. Best of luck lads.

Minor Team

Normally one would go to the theatre to see a musical or a drama show but there was plenty of late, late drama at Pairc Naomh Mhuire on Tuesday 13th July as our minor team snatched a win from the jaws of defeat with virtually the last kick of the game to secure the victory and more importantly the two league points on a score-line Rockcorry 1-9 Emyvale 1-7. The weather conditions did not facilitate fluid play but the standard of football on display from both sides was a high standard. While we enjoyed a good share of possession in the opening half Emyvale built up a half time lead 0-4 to 1-5. Whatever our team management said to the players at half time worked as the lads looked determined to overturn the deficit and while they missed a few clear cut chances they continued to work hard for each other as they battled back and managed to level the game at 0-9 to 1-6 with ten minutes remaining. Emyvale kicked a point, in the final stages, to regain the lead and one would have thought that the game was gone out of sight but the character and hard work of the players saw them mount one last effort and when Conor McGeough came forward everyone on the sideline willed him to tap it over the bar, just tap it over, but the young lad had other ideas as he blasted the ball past the Emyvale keeper in the dying seconds to clinch a 1-9 to 1-7 triumph.  The next outing for our minors is a home game on Tuesday 27th July when they take on Na Mullai Sarsfields at 8pm.

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

This Saturday 24th July our under 12 team have a home game against Emyvale at 12 noon.

Top 4 Lotto Results

The numbers drawn last Monday night were 5, 7, 9, and 22. There was no jackpot winner of €3,000.00. The following people won €15 each: Garron Smyth Anney, Majella & Bernie C/o. Annie McGinn, Sean McCormill Swans Cross, Arlene Hughes Middleton, Michael Greenan Aghabog, Cormac & Felicity Rockcorry, Seamus Carroll, John McGilly Newbliss. Next week our jackpot will be €3,100.00 and the draw will take place in Thompson’s, Newbliss at 10.30pm sharp. Thank you for supporting our Top 4 lotto draw.

Club Notes

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