On behalf of the club may I extend our deepest sympathies to the Clarke family, Clontibret, on the recent passing of Pat Clarke. Pat was involved in GAA for the best part of his life and was captain of the Monaghan team in 1956 that captured the All Ireland junior football championship trophy and he was inducted into the Monaghan GAA Hall of Fame in 1998 for his contribution towards Monaghan football. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam
Monaghan Electrical Intermediate League
Our seniors are back in action tomorrow evening (Friday 1st July) when they play host to Sean McDermotts, in the Monaghan Electrical intermediate league campaign. The game has a throw-in time of 8pm. During the week I caught up with vice-captain of the team Gary Calvert and he urged his fellow team mates to banish the bad memories of the recent championship and league games and look ahead to the match on Friday night with a view to putting in a much improved display. He said “the lads know that they face a very difficult test against Sean McDermott’s and they will present tough opposition but we have had plenty of time to regroup and we just have to put in a decent performance”. He continued by saying “the lads have great passion and pride and have a great appetite for playing and are determined to put in a performance to get back on the winning track”. Let’s hope the lads can rekindle the fighting spirit and the quality off football we all know they are capable of producing to ensure the right result. Best of luck lads.
McGuigan Builders Intermediate Championship
According to reports our first round qualifier encounter against Drumhowan is scheduled for Sunday 17th July. The venue and time has not been fixed yet but as soon as I know, you will know.
Traditional Hay Festival
The anticipation is certainly building for our upcoming traditional hay festival which is taking place on Sunday 24th July at Dartrey sports field. Like last year’s event it will feature an array of entertainment to suit everyone’s interests. Those of you that attended last year’s event will agree that it was a fantastic day and this year’s lineup promises to be even bigger and better than before with an action packed itinerary of events including working horses, vintage tractors & machinery, live traditional music, Irish dancing, dog shows, per corner, sheep shearing, tossing the sheaf, penalty competitions, tug-of-war, kids races, bouncing castles and loads more. For another great day’s entertainment make slot machines sure you keep Sunday 24th July free for a day of fun for all the family at our traditional hay festival. Please log onto www.rockcorrygaa.ie to view some video footage and a selection of photographs of last year’s event.
GRM Minor Football League Division 2
Our minor team played Cuchulains last Tuesday evening in the GRM minor football league campaign. Please check out www.rockcorrygaa.ie for all latest results. Their next game in the league campaign is against Magheracloone and at the time of going to press no official fixtures were available.
Under 14 Team
Our under 14 team played Tyholland last week in the league campaign and it took the game a while to catch fire but when they turned on the style the lads produced a wonderful performance to secure a magnificent victory on a score-line Tyholland 1-6 Rockcorry 7-13. The next outing for our under 14 team is scheduled for Saturday 16th July when they play Killeevan.
Under 12 Team
This weekend our under 12 team are back in action when they take on Carrickmacross on Saturday 2nd July at Pairc Naomh Mhuire and the game has a throw-in time of 12 noon.
Under 8 Coaching
Under 8’s football training continues on Saturday mornings from 10.00am – 11.15am. All five, six, seven and eight year olds are welcome to attend.
Top 4 Lotto Results
The numbers drawn last Monday night were 12, 14, 15 and 26. There was no jackpot winner of €7,800.00. The following won €15 each :-Sonya & Aaron Agahbog, Niamh Quinn Latton, Jimmy & Annie Newbliss, Margaret Reilly Dartrey, John McCutcheon Cootehill, Sean Rooney Rockcorry, Conal McGill Rockcorry, Kevin Cleere Rockcorry. Next week our jackpot will be €7,900.00 and the draw will take place in Thompson’s, Newbliss. Thank you for supporting our Top 4 lotto draw.
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