Club Notes 23rd April

Drumlin Credit Unions Senior Football League

We played our second game of the Drumlin Credit Union senior football league last Saturday 20th April when we made the long journey to Inniskeen to take on Magheracloone. The game was tit for tat for most parts and the lads produced passages of some top quality football but sadly some of our scoring opportunities didn’t translate onto the scoreboard while Magheracloone on the other hand were much more clinical in possession and two well-taken goals in the second half was ultimately the main difference as they secured the victory in this highly entertaining encounter on a score-line Magheracloone 2-9 Rockcorry 1-8. A full match report and a selection of action photographs can be viewed on our website www.rockcorrygaa.ie. It was great to see a big improvement since our debut, against Monaghan Harps, as all players upped their energy levels and performed well showing complete determination. They worked tirelessly for each other throughout the match putting some nice moves together and certainly took the game to Magheracloone. Moving forward it is important that all players, both senior and reserve, continue to attend training in order to maintain a high level of performance and to overcome the hectic and exhausting fixture schedule that faces us and other clubs during the mental month of May!

Drumlin Credit Unions SFL Fixtures

As previously highlighted, a feast of football awaits our senior team during the month of May and while we can enjoy a brief break in the league campaign there is no shortage of exciting fixtures to whet your appetite. They are back in action on Wednesday 1st May when they make the trip to play Castleblayney at 7.30pm. Our rescheduled game against neighbours Latton will take place on Sunday 5th May and the game has a throw-in time of 2pm and a couple of days later on Wednesday 8th May we host Scotstown at 7.45pm. We are on the road again on Saturday 11th May this time travelling to play Carrickmacross at 7pm and we have home game on Sunday 19th May against Ballybay at 2pm. Finally, on Wednesday 22nd May we make the journey to take on Clontibret at 8pm.

Platinum Tanks Reserve Football Championship (Crawley Cup)

The reserve team will get their first taste of championship action on Friday 3rd May when the travel to play Oram in the first round of the Crawley Cup. The game has a throw-in time of 7.15pm.

Platinum Tanks Reserve Football League Div 2B

The next outing for the reserve team in the league competition is on Friday 10th May when they travel to play Castleblayney at 7.45pm. They are on the road again on Wednesday 15th May when they make the journey to take on Truagh at 7.45pm.

Allianz Football Finals

The Allianz Football League Finals Divisions 3 & 4 will take place in Croke Park this Saturday 27th April 2013. The Division 4 final between Offaly v Limerick at 5.00pm and the Division 3 final between Monaghan v Meath has a throw-in time of 7.00pm. The Hogan Stand only will be open on day and there is no reserved seating. Ticket Prices: Adult – €20, Juvenile – Must be accompanied by Adult €5, Senior Citizens – €10 (See note), Student €10 (See note). Note: Senior Citizens & Students purchase tickets at €20. Refund of €10 payable at designated stiles on production of valid ID. Refunds will not be paid after entry to stadium. Tickets will be available from following 1.Flemings Supervalu Monaghan, 2. Evans & McNallys Supervalu Clones, 3. GAA Administration Office Cloghan – Friday 19th April (9.30am – 3.30pm) / Monday 22nd, Tuesday 23rd, Wednesday 24th (9.30am-5.00pm) & Friday 26th (9.30am – 3.30pm). All the best lads. Come on MONAAAAAAAAAAAAAGHAN.

Gerry’s Prepared Veg – Under 12

The under 12 team play Killanny this Saturday 27th April 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

The under 14 footballers commenced their football season last Saturday 20th April when they entertained Tyholland at Pairc Naomh Mhuire. There were some outstanding performances by the lads and they totally dominated the game from start to finish to record a comfortable victory. This was a positive result for the lads who played the slicker football during the hour and were always in control. Their next outing will be on Saturday 4th May when they travel to play Aghabog at 12 noon. Well done lads and keep up the good work.

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.

Go Games Blitz – Under 10

The under 10 footballers competed in their first Go Games blitz of the year when they travelled to the county training grounds at Cloghan last Saturday 20th April. There was a great turnout of boys and girls and it was encouraging to see them all excited and delighted to be back in action! They played games against Ballybay, Killeevan, Tyholland, Aghabog, Doohamlet and Fergal O’Hanlon’s and it was great to see all the “Little Warriors” play their hearts out and they served up some entertaining football. Well done.

Go Games Blitz – Under 8

This Saturday 27th April the under 8 players will commence their blitz campaign. It will also take place in Cloghan between 10am to 12noon. 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.

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 have been distributed to all juvenile players. 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 22nd April were 11, 12, 24 and 27. There was no jackpot winner of €2,700.00. The following won €15 each :-Nuala Carragher, Cootehill, Mairead McCollum, Agahbog, John McGilly, Newbliss, Sarah-Jane Brady, Rockcorry, Aileen McGee, Cootehill, Cornelius Thompson, Newbliss, Fintan McKeown, Rockcorry, Sean McQuillan, Clones. Next week the jackpot will be €2,800.00 and the draw will take place in the Maple Bar. Thank you for supporting our Top 4 lotto draw.

Mr & Mrs Competition

Don’t forget that the Mr & Mrs competition takes place tomorrow night Friday 26th April in St. Mary’s Hall. 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 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. 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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