Club Notes 23rd July

Champione, Champione, Ole, Ole, Ole

They say what’s rare is truly wonderful and after last Sunday I believe this most certainly is the case because it was an absolutely brilliant day for Monaghan football with both the minor and senior teams winning their respective provincial titles. It has been a long wait for silverware but after the marvelous performances in Clones last Sunday it has been worth it and on behalf of everyone at the Rockcorry GAA club I would like to extend a massive congratulations to both teams on their achievements. It was truly a magical, majestic moment that will unquestionably leave a lasting impression on a lot of people especially within the county but also Monaghan Gaels around the world. Well done to all involved you have provided us with amazing memories that we will cherish and remember for a long, long time and with success now tasted hopefully we can go all the way and be celebrating again come September. Well done lads, keep up the good work….Hey, Hey, Hey were the Farney Army!!!

Annual Golf Classic

Our upcoming golf classic takes place on Saturday 17th August so please spread the word to all your golfing buddies. 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 a convenient time for you to play. There are also exciting opportunities for businesses, families and individuals to advertise by sponsoring a tee or a green for a reasonable €30 or €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 because we would be delighted to talk to you.

Platinum Tanks Reserve League Fixtures

The next game for the reserve team will take place on Wednesday 24th July when they host Truagh at Pairc Naomh Mhuire and the game has a throw-in time of 8.00pm. They are back in action on Friday 26th July with another home match when they take on Oram at 8pm.

Gerry’s Prepared Veg – Under 12 Div 2B

Our under 12 footballers returned to action in the Gerry’s Prepared Veg Division 2B league competition last Saturday 20th July when they entertained Donaghmoyne at Pairc Naomh Mhuire. It was another glorious sunny day for a game and all the boys and girls have to be applauded for their efforts, playing in blistering hot conditions. While the final score-line shows a comprehensive win for the Donaghmoyne side, in my mind, it does not truly reflect the match because it wasn’t all one way traffic and for long periods of this highly entertaining match our wee brave-hearts gave as good as they got. The shape of the game was utterly changed in a hectic and frenetic five minute blitzkrieg just before the interval where Donaghmoyne totally dominated the encounter and notched up an impressive score to build up a comfortable lead, leading by 1-2 to 5-14 at the interval. Confidence may have been a little dented after that ferocious spell just before the break but the team dug deep, they never gave up and battled on from start to finish and showed they were more than capable of matching their opponents as they stepped up to the challenge and responded perfectly with a gutsy performance and showed some lovely displays of football (and indeed they won the second half) but in the end we gave ourselves too much to do and had to give way to a stronger Donaghmoyne side who ran out eventual winners on a final score-line 4-5 to 7-19.

Gerry’s Prepared Veg – Under 14

This Saturday 27th July the under 14 footballers travel to play Killeevan and the game has a throw-in time of 12 noon.

Gerry’s Prepared Veg – Under 16 League

The next game for the under 16 footballers is on Thursday 25th July when they host Castleblayney. The game has a throw-in time of 7.30pm.

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 www.rockcorrygaa.ie for more details.

Top 4 Lotto Results

The numbers drawn on Monday 22nd  July were 1, 3, 23 and 27. There was no jackpot winner of €4,000.00. The following won €15 each :- Eugene Cleary, Rockcorry, Nicky Calvert, Rockcorry, Christine O’Brien, Rockcorry, Bridie Sheridan, Rockcorry, Patsy McGuirk, Dublin, Kieran Fitzpatrick, Rockcorry, Lorraine Murtagh & Paul Sherry, Smithboro. Next week the jackpot will be €4,100.00 and the draw will take place in Paddy Lynch’s, Lisnalong. Thank you for supporting our Top 4 lotto draw.

News

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