Club Notes 28th May

Drumlin Credit Unions SFL

Our senior team travelled to play the mighty Clontibret in the Drumlin Credit Union senior football league on Wednesday 22nd May. The game was played on a lovely sunny evening for football and we togged out without the services of some key players, namely team captain Keith Daly, Mark Daly, Damien Matthews, Jamie Smith and Garry Calvert through injury but the general consensus from our supporters leaving O’Neill Park was that “it was better than we had expected, but not as good as we had hoped” because after a courageous effort from the lads a better-balanced Clontibret side secured the victory with a five point winning margin on a score-line Clontibret 0-18 to Rockcorry 3-4. In fairness, you could not fault the effort or endeavour from the players as they left everything on the pitch and it was a massive improvement from the last time out when effectively the game was lost during the first five minutes after conceding early goals. It was a brave effort that just fell short, they really worked hard and hats off to all the players. Clontibret had that bit more experience, strength in depth and were more clinical in front of the goals but the team management and players can take a lot of heart from this game and with no competitive games for a while it will give all the players with niggling injuries a chance to recover and get prepared for the upcoming championship encounter against Ballybay.

Gormley uPVC Senior Football Championship

Spread the word and keep Friday 14th June free, if possible, because our preliminary round encounter against the reigning county champions, Ballybay, has been fixed for that date and will take place in Aughnamullen with a throw-in time of 8.00pm.

Platinum Tanks Reserve Football Championship

Our reserve players will be back in action on Friday 31st May, when they take on Sean McDermott’s in the reserve championship (Crawley Cup). The game will take place in Pairc Naomh Mhuire and has a throw-in time of 7.30pm. (extra time if necessary).

Closed Season

Any player planning a quick getaway of having a holiday please note the closed season starts on Wednesday 26th June to Monday 8th July inclusive.

Go Games Blitz – Under 8’s

Last Saturday 25th May, our under 8 footballers travelled to Drumhowan to take part in their second Go Games Blitz and it was great to see so many youngsters from various club across the county having fun playing their games and developing their football skills. They played games against Drumhowan, Castleblayney, Oram  and Inniskeen and played really well and gave a wonderful display, showing great enthusiasm and showing their many talents, that they have learned from their coaching sessions. It was really fantastic to watch all the young players engage in the game and they all had a lot of fun which is the main focus of the Go Games. It was wonderful to see so many parents there to support and encourage the kids on the day and for volunteering to help out. There was a great community atmosphere around the pitch and good camaraderie between all the clubs and it made for a great blitz and most importantly a great opportunity for so many of our future stars. Well done everyone and we look forward to the next blitz with huge excitement and anticipation.

Gerry’s Prepared Veg – Under 12

The under 12 team played their first competitive game of the Winter league, apologies the Summer league, when they entertained Tyholland at Pairc Naomh Mhuire on Monday 27th May. Performances have been improving with every game and while there are still some things to work on they all gave a good account of themselves against a well-drilled and organised Tyholland side. The first half was played in wet and slippery conditions and we conceded some early scores and after a very enjoyable first twenty minutes Tyholland enjoyed a four point advantage, leading 1-2 to 2-3. Thankfully, the sun decided to grace us for the second period and while we created plenty of chances, unfortunately too many shots landed short or we kicked too many wide. However, we may have struggled to get scores on the board but all players did not bow against wave upon wave of attacks from Tyholland and they all gave their best but Tyholland were just more economical in front of the goals and secured the win on a final score-line Rockcorry 1-4 Tyholland 2-10.

Gerry’s Prepared Veg – Under 14

The next for the under 14 footballers is this Saturday 1st June when they travel to play Drumhowan at 12 noon.

Gerry’s Prepared Veg – Under 16

Our under 16 footballers were comprehensively beaten last Thursday 23rd May, when they played a stronger Doohamlet outfit at Pairc Naomh Mhuire. While we gave a good account of ourselves in the first half and were there or thereabouts the flood gates opened in the second period with Doohamlet dominating possession and in the end they secured a comfortable victory. Hard luck lads, keep those heads held high, we are very proud of you all and never stop trying and your day will come. Their next match is on Thursday 20th June, when they travel to play an Aghabog / Currin amalgamation. The game has a throw-in time of 7.30pm.

Monaghan GAA Cul Camps

It’s that time of year again folks when the Kelloggs GAA Cul Camps get up and running. It provides camps for boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 13 with an action packed and fun filled week of activity during the summer holidays which revolves around enjoyment and involvement in GAA games. For your information it takes place in Ballybay during Monday 22nd July to Friday 26th July or alternatively in Latton between Monday 29th July to Friday 2nd August. For a full schedule of dates and venues please visit our website www.rockcorrygaa.ie for more details.

Congratulations

On behalf of everyone from the Rockcorry GAA club I would like to congratulate the Monaghan Minor team management and the entire panel of players for a wonderful performance and a great win against Antrim last Sunday evening in Newry. Well done lads, keep up the good work.

Monaghan ‘Investec’ Jersey

The much touted and anticipated new design of the Monaghan county jersey was officially unveiled last Thursday evening in the Hillgrove Hotel and I have to say the jersey design that is sponsored by Investec is very impressive because what I know about the world of fashion is pretty much based on the classic film, Zoolander!!! But seriously though I showed my nephews a photograph and their response was “that’s cool, can I have one”, which is a big thumbs up. On behalf of everyone from the Rockcorry GAA club I would just like to wish every player, including men, ladies, minors, hurlers etc that dons the new county jersey the very best of luck in all the competitions this year. Roll on the Ulster Championship!

USFC Antrim v Monaghan

Monaghan play Antrim in the first round of the Ulster Senior Football Championship in Casement Park, Belfast on Sunday 9th June. Tickets cost Adult €15, Student/OAP €10, Student €5 (Stand), Student Free (Terrace). Any club member interested in ordering tickets can you please contact club secretary Martina McKeown as soon as possible. As the slogan goes “Nothing beats being there”…Come on Monaghan!

Coaching Workshops U14 & U16

Please visit our website www.rockcorrygaa.ie for information about upcoming workshops targeting Under 14 & 16 coaches. This Coaching Programme will consist of three practical sessions and will be delivered in three regions throughout the county. The regions are Carrickmacross, Ballybay and Monaghan Harps and will have been place in Region 1 (Ballybay). Each one of these clubs will host the 3 sessions in their club and clubs from the surrounding areas will be asked to travel to the nearest host centre. Dates for all workshops are as follows; Thursday 30th May, Thursday 6th June and Thursday 13th June between 7:30pm to 9.pm

Coaching Workshops

A Coaches workshop for under 6 & 8’s coaches will take place on Wednesday 19th June at 7:30pm in Cloghan to be delivered by Aoife Byrne (from Killanny) who has worked for Liverpool FC as a Community and Schools Coach.  A Coaches workshop for under 10 & 12 coaches will take place on Wednesday 26th June at 7:30pm in Cloghan to be delivered by Monaghan Coaching Staff.

Top 4 Lotto Results

The numbers drawn on Monday 27th May were 6, 10, 20 and 23. There was no jackpot winner of €3,200.00. The following won €15 each :- Joey & Phyllis, Rockcorry, Emmanuel Monaghan, Rockcorry, Frank McElroy, Newbliss, Mary & Lee Monaghan, Rockcorry, Michael Connolly, Lisnalong, Jimmy McGeough, Rockcorry, Maureen Greenan, Aghabog, Carmel Connolly, Aghabog. Next week the jackpot will be €3,300.00 and the draw will take place in the Aghabog GAA Complex. Thank you for supporting our Top 4 lotto draw.

News

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