Club Notes 26th February

Reserve Fixtures

After four months without football I’m glad to report that the league season commences this weekend. That’s right folks, its football time again and the long dark days of winter watching boring Sunday afternoon TV are over because the first game of the year takes place this Sunday 3rd March when our reserve team play Castleblayney at Pairc Naomh Mhuire at 12.30pm. Now all you have to do is go and support the lads.

Senior Fixtures

Our senior football campaign starts on Sunday 31st March with a home game against neighbours Latton. A full set of fixtures has been uploaded to our website at www.rockcorrygaa.ie.

Charity Race Night

Hold onto your drinks folks and let’s go quackers for the Irish Heart Foundation this St. Patrick’s weekend because a charity race night will take place on Saturday 16th March in Fitzpatrick’s Bar & Lounge. They say the simplest games are always the most fun and I am hoping that in this case because duck racing has hit the scene. That’s right folks the Donald Duck and Daffy Duck variety!  It may come as a surprise but I have been luckily enough to track down some very athletic and highly nimble ducks that are currently away training at high attitude and will be specially flown in for this mecca event! On a more serious note, I am organizing this race night to help raise money for the Irish Heart Foundation who provides support to thousands of heart & stroke patients and families every year. Sadly, every day an average of thirteen people die from heart attacks and stroke related illnesses in this country and the object hear is to raise vital funds to fight against heart disease and stroke, the number one killer in this country. You can make a difference so please support by making a donation or by sponsoring a race or buying a duck for this race night. Everyone is welcome to attend and your support is deeply appreciated for this very worthy cause. It promises to be a great night, a great laugh and it’s going to be quacktastic!!!

Juvenile Fixtures

Our under 12 team will kick-start their football season on Saturday 30th March when they travel to play Magheracloone in the Spring League Zone F. The under 14 team commence their league campaign on Saturday 20th April with a home game against Tyholland in division 4 and finally, our under 16 players will get their first action on Thursday 2nd May with a home game against Tyholland. Please log onto www.rockcorrygaa.ie to view a full list of juvenile fixtures for 2013.

Juvenile Registration

Any juvenile player (& parent) that has not registered for the forthcoming year can you please collect, and return the completed membership form in a sealed envelope to Coyle’s Service Station as soon as possible. I have been advised by our youth officer, Pascal Smyth, that a meeting of all our underage coaches and parents who are interested in helping out will be called shortly so please watch this space for more details.

Juvenile Championship

In the Under 16 Division 4 championship we have been drawn against Aghabog-Currin. With regards to the Under 14 championship we have been pitted against Killeevan.

Top 4 Lotto Results

The numbers drawn on Monday 25th February were 7, 21, 23 and 25. There was no jackpot winner of €1,900.00. The following won €15 each :-Gabriel Greenan, Rockcorry, Maggie Reilly, Rockcorry, Stevie & Ann Lynch, Rockorry, Frank Cleary, Rockcorry, Elaine Tate, Rockcorry, Cathal & Amy, Rockcorry, Aisling Garragher, Cootehill, John McMullen, Cootehill. Next week the jackpot will be €2,000.00 and the draw will take place in Fitzpatrick’s. Thank you for supporting our Top 4 lotto draw.

Annual Top 4 Lotto Ticket

Don’t forget, you can now support the club’s Top 4 lotto by entering for 12 months, 6 month 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.

Club Membership

Club membership is now due once again and can be paid to our club Registrar Pat Brannigan. The annual subscription for adults is €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. It is important that ALL players pay their membership as soon as possible otherwise you will not be covered under the GAA insurance scheme. Please note that club membership will close on Sunday 31st March.

 “Cavan Champions”

Congratulations once again to Garry Calvert and Seamus Morris who successfully defended their Cavan title when they won the darts tournament last Sunday. Well done lads.

Nutrition Seminar

A special Sports Nutrition Seminar is being held in Dublin on the evening of Monday 4th March. As we are all aware and after watching the TV programme about Tommy Bowe, the right nutrition can make ahuge difference to players in terms of training, recovery and performance on the day. The talk will be aimed at players/athletes, coaches & team managers alike. There are two very high calibre speakers who will be sharing their wisdom 1. Dr John Heiss – PHD in Biological Chemistry & Category 2 Competitive Cyclist and 2. Professor Kunle Odetoyinbo – MSc in Sports Science, Dip. Nutritional Medicine & Sports Nutrition. Nutrition Advisor to Elite Soccer & Rugby Teams. They guarantee that all attendees will get immense value for the modest €5 charge. TO BOOK: simply reply to email wellbeings@iol.ie with your names & contact phone numbers.

Time Capsule

The Peace by Piece Youth Project invite you to attend a celebration of the Rockcorry ‘Clones Erne East Chair’ which will take place on Saturday 2nd of March 2013 at 2pm. A time capsule will be placed in the chair followed by refreshments in St Marys Hall.

Club Notes

If anyone would like to include anything within the notes please send the details by text (086-1041165) or email rockcorrygaa@live.ie. All notes must be with me before 9pm on Monday evening.