Club Notes 20th November

Annual General Meeting

The date for our annual general meeting has been fixed for Thursday 29th November. The annual general meeting is the most important meeting of the year and ALL club members are invited to attend in order to reflect on the last twelve months and to look ahead for the upcoming year. It is also a time to elect a new management committee and to communicate with other members about how the club is functioning. Nomination forms will be circulated to all club members over the coming weeks and should be returned to club secretary Martina McKeown before the required date.

Annual Yearbook “A Year to Remember”

It was a remarkable year for the club with our historic senior team gaining promotion to senior ranks and our under 12 and under 14 footballers both recording great wins in their respective competitions to bring home silverware. These magnificent moments’ showed how a small rural village can be defined by the exploits of the GAA and how the club and its teams can influence people within the community it and surrounding areas. There have been many magical stories including one historic moment and this year’s annual yearbook entitled “A Year to Remember” is a game-by-game account of some wonderful memories gained over the year. This year’s annual yearbook will be officially launched at our Annual General Meeting on Thursday 29th November. This collector’s edition is loaded with information and features over 300 pages, including action shots, team photographs from our nursery section right up to senior level, match reports and other interesting articles on various events that the club held during 2012. All our teams have provided wonderful memories and I hope the selection of images that I have chosen from the many games and other events held during 2012 will leave a lasting impression on you. This yearbook is a must for any Rock supporter and copies will be on sale at the AGM.

Final DVD

If anyone is interested in ordering a copy of the DVD please send me a text message to 086-1041165 or alternatively send an email to with your details and I shall put your name down on the list.

Mouth Guards

Wondering what to buy as a present this Christmas? Well why not buy a mouthguard because it will be mandatory to use a mouthguard in all football matches and training sessions from 1st January  2013 (for all age grades up to and including minor) and at under 21 and adult level from 1st January 2014. If a player refuses to comply to wear a mouthguard, he will initially be cautioned by the Referee and if the player continues to refuse the Referee can send him off. Please note that players may not be covered under the players injury scheme if they are not wearing a mouthguard. There are three different types 1. Stock mouthguards which are preformed and come ready to wear. (Dentists do not recommend their use) 2. Boil & Bite mouthguards can also be bought over the counter at most sport shops and generally offer a better fit than stock mouth protectors. 3. Custom-fitted mouthguards are individually designed and made in a dental office or a professional laboratory based on your dentists instructions. Prices vary for significantly for each type so it is worth seeking and comparing prices from a number of practitioners before you decide to purchase.

Coaching Courses

A foundation level coaching course will take place in Killanny on Friday 30th November from 7 – 10pm and on Saturday 1st December between 9.30 – 5pm. We would appreciate it if current players, retired players and parents could give this serious consideration and if you are interested please contact our youth officer Pascal Smyth on 086-8161028 for further information.

Top 4 Lotto Draw

The numbers drawn on Monday 19th November were 1, 2, 4 and 17. The jackpot of €2,300.00 was not won and the following people also won €15 each. George Mills, Rockcorry, Kayleigh Calvert, Rockcorry, Mary McCormill, Swans Cross, Rosemary Connolly, Aghabog, John Quinn, Rockcorry, Rory Carroll, Rockcorry, Nickey Calvert, Rockcorry, Gene Quigley, Smithboro. Next week our jackpot will be €2,400.00 and the draw will take place in Fitzpatrick’s. Thank you for supporting our Top 4 Draw.

Sponsored Walk

Rockcorry & Dartry Community Alert committee will be holding their annual sponsored walk on Saturday 1st December. This group of dedicated people from the village will get their walking boots on to raise money for the senior citizen’s Christmas party. Sponsorship cards are currently in circulation and I would urge everyone within the parish and surrounding communities to support this them.

Christmas Raffle

Would you like to win a new suite of bedroom furniture? Well you could be the lucky winner of a fabulous suite of bedroom furniture for just €5. That’s right, for only €5 you can enter our Raffle and 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. All committee members and players have raffle sheets and the draw will take place on Saturday 8th December.


On behalf of the club I would like to extend our deepest and heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Annie McGinn, Newbliss who passed away recently. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this sad time and may she rest in peace.