Club Notes 26th November

Annual General Meeting

The annual general meeting will take place on Thursday 28th November in the club rooms at 7.30pm. 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.  Over the last couple of weeks I have been highlighting a major challenge facing the club that not enough people are getting involved at committee level and the message is loud and should be really clear that the club needs new faces, we need new blood on board to bring forward new ideas, new energy, new people with fresh thoughts, new workers with different concepts and new members with different viewpoints…BE THAT PERSON…GET INVOLVED.

Annual Yearbook – ‘Our Journey’

The launch of the clubs much awaited annual yearbook entitled ‘Our Journey’ will be officially unveiled at our annual general meeting on Thursday 28th November. The yearbook takes the same format as previous editions and is divided into sections and is packed with more information than ever before.  The yearbook is well-illustrated and features 400 pages (full colour) and records our historic journey through senior football and includes a great selection of photographs (up to 1000) and other memorabilia. The yearbook costs €20 and is overflowing with photographs and is packed full of wonderful memories that hopefully you will all cherish for a very, very long time making it a perfect souvenir or gift this festive season.

Hoodies Presentation

I am sure you are all familiar with fashion shows such as Milan, Paris, New York and London where the world’s most famous designers get together to display their latest collection and to show-off their creative edge and let everyone know what’s “in” and what’s “out for the season ahead. In a similar way we had ourselves a fashion event last Saturday 23rd November when our juvenile committee organised a presentation of hoodies to our underage players. All the models were from our juvenile ranks and they each received a brand new, high quality hoodie that will definitely be the “in” thing for next year. Each of these great looking hoodies comes in the club colours and with the club crest embroidered and I think that it is a great way to show pride in your club and I think everyone in the parish should make sure to wear the latest club gear.  Well done to all involved and anybody who wants to purchase club gear can do so by contacting Pascal Smyth, Gerard O’Brien or John Elliott.

Reassessing the Minor Age Grade

At a recent County Board meeting it was agreed to allow a motion relating to Minor Age be placed on the agenda for the upcoming Annual Convention. The details of the possible motion have been uploaded onto our official website and we would be very interested to hear your comments, if any, on the proposal.

Rockcorry Bowling Club

The local bowls club who are affiliated to the Irish Indoor Bowling Association are holding a Pairs Tournament and have kindly offered to honour the memory of my father Bosco Carroll. It will take place in St. Mary’s Community Hall and nights of play will commence on Sunday 1st December and will continue every night up to Friday 6th December starting at 7.30pm sharp. The final is fixed for Monday 9th December. The entry fee is €10 per pair and supper will be served and all entry forms are to be returned no later than Friday 29th November to Tom Daly, Drumulla, Rockcorry, Co. Monaghan or alternatively contact him by calling 086-1629227 to make a booking. This competition will be run under IIBA rules and guidelines and the licence Nr MN/20014/3.

Christmas Variety Concert

Fr. White certainly threw down the gauntlet last Sunday when he announced from the Alter that the community should organise a traditional Christmas variety concert to help raise funds for the parish. We all know that our parish is blessed with plenty of talent and colourful characters ranging from individual solo singers, ballad groups, dancers, musicians, actors, comedians and so on.  The challenge now is for all groups and interested people to come together to put on an amazing fun show packed full of entertainment.

We all need to smile and laugh and there’s no doubt that everyone in the community benefits from giving a little back and creating a feel-good factor into the bargain. Do not let the Parish down get involved you can make a difference to put on a memorable and spectacular show that we can all be proud of.

Scór Competitions

The Scor na nOg semi-finals took take place last weekend and the following kids took part in the event. Kyle Brannigan, Garreth Smyth, Caolainn McPhillips and Lisa McPhillips formed the quiz team and they all gave a solid performance and narrowly missed out on progressing to the final. Kyle Brannigan delivered a wonderful recitation while Emma McGorman performed extremely well in the solo singing category but sadly both missed out on a final spot. On behalf of everyone at the Rockcorry GAA club I would like to thank all participants who took part in this year’s Scor na nOg competition.

Sponsored Walk

It’s that time of year again folks, the time when the Rockcorry & Dartry Community Alert committee will be holding their annual sponsored walk on Saturday 30th November. In the past this has always proved to be both enjoyable and highly successful and the walk is their main fundraising event. This group of dedicated people from the village will get their walking boots on to raise money for the senior citizens Christmas party. Sponsorship cards are currently in circulation and I would urge everyone within the parish and surrounding communities that if you can afford to make a donation then please support them whenever you can.

Top 4 Lotto Results

The numbers drawn on Monday 25th November were 1, 15, 21 and 28.  There was no jackpot winner of €5,800. The following won €15 each :-  Noel Craven, Clontibret (Yearly Ticket), Elaine Tate, Rockcorry, Eugene McDermott, Rockcorry, Tina Cochrane, Cootehill, Mary Patterson, Rockcorry, Christina & Noel, Rockcorry, Fergal Boylan, Scotstown, Aiden Sheridan, Rockcorry. Next week the jackpot will be €5,900 and the draw will take place in Fitzpatrick’s. Thank you for supporting our Top 4 lotto draw.

Deepest Sympathy

On behalf of everyone at the Rockcorry GAA club I would like to extend our sincerest condolences to the Clarke family on the passing of Carmel Rigby (nee Clarke). I would also like to offer our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of the late Bridget Smyth (Lisnalong) May both their gentle souls rest in peace.


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