Club Notes 27th July

Fun in the Sun – Vintage Festival Day

Some good weather plus some of the best vintage hay making machinery accompanied with loads of side shows can only mean one thing – a GREAT day out. That is exactly what took place at Dartrey Sports field last Sunday when we held our inaugural vintage festival. In addition, to the traditional hay making activities other events that took place included a poultry & car boot sale, sheaf tossing, archery, a mini digger competition, penalty kicks, tractor reversing, nail driving, throwing the 56’er, races, face painting, sheep shearing, and lots more. One of the most popular event was the tug-of-war competition that saw Mairead McCollum’s team capture the ladies title with Declan McCullagh’s team winning the men’s event after some intense pulling buy all teams and well done to you. The food and cake stand went down a treat and many thanks to all the ladies for making sandwiches and other treats available and making sure the energy levels stayed high. Apart from the weather, one of the elements that made the event such a success is the way the entire community came together to support and organise the event. Virtually, every evening leading up to the event there were people in the field ensuring everything was completely perfect for the big day and making sure everything ran smoothly which we can all agree, it certainly did. The level of support from people was terrific as it pulled families from all over the parish and surrounding areas and everyone was very generous and on behalf of the club I would really like to say thank you to everyone who contributed. I would also like to thank our sponsors for their kind contributions over the past few weeks and when I have all their details I will let you know. It does seem unfair to single out any one person when so many other people put in tremendous amount of work to make the weekend a huge success but the festival would not off been achieved without the foresight, dedication and enthusiasm of Tom Daly whose contribution is incalculable. Well done Tom and to everyone involved, great job all round and we look forward to a bigger and better event next year!

Aidan Coyle Memorial Cup

Pairc Naomh Mhuire has played host to some legendary games since it officially opened in 1991 but nothing can compare to the epic battle that took place last Saturday evening when our victorious Dr. Ward Cup team of 1996 came out of retirement to take on the current panel of players and they certainly gave the large crowd plenty of excitement and entertainment. The game itself was evenly contested throughout with both teams displaying some fine passages of football but in the end the experience and craftiness, plus a “little” help from the man in the middle, saw the Dr. Ward Cup team of 1996 achieve a narrow victory on a score-line 2-15 to 3-10. After the game Gerry Coyle presented the Aidan Coyle Memorial Cup to the winning captain Kieran McCormill and later that night we enjoyed a fabulous barbeque and a wonderful night’s entertainment in St. Mary’s Hall. Just as a matter of interest has anyone seen Nicky since the match!!!

Raffle

Our draw for the fabulous suite of bedroom furniture was postponed last Sunday due to unfortunate circumstances but I understand that it will be re-scheduled sometime over the Bank holiday weekend. All committee members and players have raffle sheets and to enter its costs €5 so if you’re not in you won’t win! All players and committee members are requested to hand in their sheets tomorrow evening (Friday 30th) after the reserve game.

Streamline Coaches Intermediate Football League  

It was a quite week on the football scene as our game against Aghabog was cancelled due to bereavement. Yesterday evening (Wednesday 28th July) our senior were scheduled to play Emyvale so please check club notes next week for details.

Monaghan Electrical Reserve League Division 4

Our reserve team continued their winning ways in the league campaign with an impressive win against Emyvale last Friday evening on a score-line Rockcorry 0-21 Emyvale 1-9. Tomorrow evening Friday 30th July our reserve team has a home game against Killanny at 7.30pm.

Under 8 Coaching

Coaching sessions for all under 8’s continues on Wednesday night’s from 6.0 – 7.30pm in St. Mary’s Hall or weather permitting on Pairc Naomh Mhuire. All five, six, seven and eight year olds are welcome to attend.

Under 12 Team

Our under 12 team completed the league campaign last Saturday and now await details of who they play in the Shield competition semi-finals. Please check official fixture list elsewhere for details.

Top 4 Lotto Results

The numbers drawn last Monday night were 1, 4, 16, and 28. There was no jackpot winner of €3,100.00. The following people won €15 each: Joey & Phyllis Rockcorry, Ryan Sharkey Swans Cross, Tony McFadden c/o Cormac McFadden, Cornelius Thompson Newbliss, Phillip McCaul Drum, Lauren & Josh Rockcorry, Paddy Thompson Newbliss, Dwayne & Marie Rockcorry. Next week our jackpot will be €3,200.00 and the draw will take place in Aghabog GAA Complex at 10.30pm sharp. Thank you for supporting our Top 4 lotto draw.

Club Notes

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