Club Notes 27th March

Plantinum Tanks Ltd – Reserve League

Our reserve team played their second game of the Platinum Tanks division 3 league competition when they travelled to play Oram last Sunday morning (25th March).  The game was played in glorious sunny conditions and both teams were evenly matched during the first half and the score at the interval was Oram 2-1 Rockcorry 2-3. However, on the restart Oram dominated the opening exchanges and notched up an impressive 2-7 without reply to open up a 4-8 to 2-3 advantage. To the lads credit they never gave up and showed good character and reduced the deficit back to three points when they scored 1-5 but unfortunately they were not able to maintain the momentum and Oram scored a further 1-2 to secure the victory on a final score-line Oram 5-10 Rockcorry 3-8. Team & Scorers: Aaron Clerkin, Michael Carroll, Rory Carroll, Shane Wynne, Stephen Lynch 0-1, Johnny Reilly 1-0, Anthony Tate 0-1 , Conor McGeough 0-1, John Greenan 0-1,  Dwayne Rooney 1-3, Colin Quinn 0-1, Ross Murray 1-0, Andrew Carroll. Subs used: Kyle Rooney for Stephen Lynch.

Reserve Team Fixtures

The reserve team are back in action on Saturday 7th April with a home game against Sean McDermott’s at 6.30pm.

Senior Team Fixtures

Official fixtures have not been published yet but it is anticipated that the Monaghan Electrical Intermediate football league competition will commence on Wednesday 11th April when our senior team entertain Aughnamullen. Training continues every Tuesday and Friday nights at 7.30pm and it’s important that all player attend.

“Rock Country & Irish Night”

Howdy there partners! Just to let you all know that tickets are now on sale for our upcoming “Rock Country & Irish” night which takes place in St. Marty’s Hall on Friday 27th April. Once again we have sourced the best and brightest singers from the village and surrounding areas to perform not only their favourite Country & Western songs but also their favourite Irish classics. Like last year the show will have a great mix of styles and types of singers and preforming on the night will be Phillip Clarke, Annette Hillis, Kelly Crowe, Hughie Carroll, Tracey Rooney, Fionnuala McQuillan, Walter Brown, Elaine Tate, Irene McCormick, Ollie McQuillan, Patricia Treanor, Pat McCormick, Martina McDermott, Brian McGill and Cait Fleming.  The excitement started building over the weekend as fans began camping outside St. Mary’s Hall for this highly anticipated night of entertainment. You can guarantee your seat by obtaining a ticket from any of the “artists” performing on the night or you can contact any committee member. Alternatively, tickets will also be available at the door on the night. Robert Brown will be providing the nights entertainment and it promises to be another spectacular night that you don’t want to miss. So make a note in your diary Friday 27th April and show your support by supporting them and make this night a magical experience that will live long in your memory. So shine those boots and grab your cowboy hat and get ready to dance the night away to some fabulous entertainment by local singers. See y’all there!!!

TOP 4 LOTTO    

The numbers drawn last Monday night were 14, 24, 26 and 27. There was no jackpot winner of €11,600.00. The following won €15 each :- Noel Calvert Rockcorry, Tracey Connolly Rockcorry, Joseph, Ciaran & Maureen Rockcorry, Jason Quigley Newbliss, Eddie Smyth Aghabog, Ryan & Katie Carroll Swans Cross, Christina Sheridan Rockcorry, Brian McGill Rockcorry. Next week’s jackpot will be an amazing €11,700.00 and the draw will take place in The Stag Inn, Newbliss. Thank you for supporting our top 4 lotto draw.

Talk Sport for Shauna

A major fund raising event will be held in the Hillgrove Hotel on Sunday May 6th 2012 at 8.00pm. It is entitled ‘Talk Sport for Shauna’. Top personalities from various sporting organisations will participate in a panel discussion and will answer questions from the floor. The night will be chaired by a top RTE GAA commentator and it promises to be a very entertaining night for all sports people. Árd Stiurtheoir, Paraic Duffy, who is a Patron of the Rett Syndrome Association, has assisted the organisers and is very supportive of the work being done. Coiste Chontae Mhuineacháin has also promised its support for this venture. Tickets are priced at €10 and will go on sale in two weeks-time and the organisers hope that all GAA Clubs in County Monaghan will assist by helping to sell tickets for this event, which will make such a difference to Shauna’s life and mean so much to her family. Please be as generous as you can.

 Easter Camps 2012

A three Day Easter Camp will take place in Ballybay, Scotstown and Donaghmoyne, on the Tuesday 10th, Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th April from 10:30am to 2:30pm. The cost is €40 for the  1st child and €35 for additional children from the same family. The camps are targeting boys & girls aged between 5 to 10 but if older children want to attend please contact Paul O’Connor. For further information contact Paul O’Connor @ developmentmanager.monaghan@gaa.ie or at 0868374827 or on the county website; www.monaghangaa.ie

Under 12 Team

Our under 12 team commence their Spring league on Saturday 31st March when they travel to play Killeevan at 12 noon.

Under 14 Team

The under 14 team start their league campaign on Saturday 21st April with an away game against Currin at 12 noon.

Under 16 Team

Our under 16 team Rock-Emmets (an amalgamation between Rockcorry & Aghabog) commence their football season on Thursday 12th April at 7.00pm. A full list of juvenile fixtures for the under 12, 14 and 16 teams is available to download from our website. Please log onto www.rockcorrygaa.ie for details.

SAQ Course

A Speed, Agility & Quickness Course will take place on Saturday 28th April in Annyalla National School at 10.00am to 4.00pm The course costs € 40 each and there are limited places available so please book your place now with Monaghan Sports Partnership on 042-9755126. SAQ is a system of training that enhances performance in all sports-  Improves acceleration, speed and explosiveness-  Increases hand to eye co-ordination. The closing date for registration is Friday 20th April and the minimum number of participants required is twenty.

Gaeltacht Scholarships 2012

Interviews for Gaeltacht Scholarships will take place in the Enterprise Centre, Castleblayney on Saturday 21st April beginning at 10.00am. These are half scholarships and are available for students in the 14 to 17 age bracket. There is no need to book in advance, if you need further information please email irishculturalofficer.monaghan@gaa.ie

Soccer Tournament

After the success of the soccer tournament last year the players have decided to organise another 5-a-side tournament. The date and location has to be confirmed but if you are interested in entering a team please contact Paul McKeown, Anthony Tate, Mark Daly, or Noel Carroll and it costs €100 per team to enter.

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. As previously advised it is extremely important that ALL players pay their club membership otherwise you will not be covered under the GAA insurance scheme.

Sympathy

The club extends their deepest sympathies to the Redmond family, Newbliss, on the recent passing of Susan Redmond. May she rest in peace.