I suppose one of the perks being the PRO is that you can edit what appears in the club notes! This week and indeed over the next couple of weeks I will be taking the liberty to promote an upcoming charity event. I am climbing Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free standing mountain in the world, in October 2011 in aid of the Irish Heart Foundation and Stroke Action Ireland. This is a very worthy cause which has affected a lot of people in the country. I am holding a Race Night on Saturday 30th April in the Maple Bar, Rockcorry and would greatly appreciate your support for this event in my aim to raise funds for the Irish Heart Foundation. Race sheets are now in circulation and any individual or company interested in sponsoring a race it costs €50 and to buy a horse it costs €10. You can contact me on mobile 086-1041165 or email email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org. Once again it is for a good cause and I look forward to hearing from you.
Intermediate Football League
We played our second game of the Intermediate league last Sunday 27th March against Drumhowan. This was a tough encounter against a strong Drumhowan side and unfortunately we had to settle for second best on the day. In a highly entertaining game there was very little between the sides but Drumhowan seemed to be more economical in front of goals and ran out eventual winners on a score-line Rockcorry 0-9 Drumhowan 0-11. Overall despite the defeat our team management will be quite happy with the spirit and attitude shown from all players. We were missing some key players, namely Keith Daly, Mark Daly, Noel Carroll, Dwayne Rooney and Anthony Tate and this was a major factor and hopefully they will be back in the green jersey fit and ready to take on Carrickmacross on Sunday 17th April. Please visit www.rockcorrygaa.ie for a selection of action photographs.
Senior Team Fixtures
The next game for the seniors is an away game against Carrickmacross on Sunday 17th April and has a throw-in time of 2.30pm. On Sunday 24th April we have a home game against Currin at 2.30pm and on Friday 29th April we travel to play Eire Og at 7.30pm.
Reserve League Division 3
Our reserve team played Emyvale last Saturday afternoon but it was the home side who secured the two league points on a score-line Emyvale 0-16 Rockcorry 3-4. This was a mixed performance from the team and only managed to notch up a single point in the first half that came from a free-kick converted by Dwayne Rooney. Half time score Emyvale 0-8 Rockcorry 0-1. After a strong pep talk at the break and a number of switches the lads started to play better and they succeeded to close the gap to a couple of points but unfortunately time ran out and Emyvale gained the spoils. Please visit www.rockcorrygaa.ie for a selection of action photographs.
Reserve Team Fixtures
This Sunday 3rd April our reserve team travel to Threemilehouse to play Sean McDermotts and the game has an early throw-in time of 12 NOON. On Friday 8th April we have a home game against Aughnamullen at 7.00pm and on Saturday 23rd April we travel to play Killeevan at 6.00pm.
Under 8 Coaching
The 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.
Our amalgamated minor footballers under the management of Pascal Smyth, Jimmy McGeough, Jim Graham and Enda Kilpatrick made a good start to the season when they put in a fine performance in their Division 2 league encounter against Sean McDermotts and secured the win on a score-line 2-6 to 1-12. Their next game is on Tuesday 5th April when they take on Cuchulains, a Doohamlet & Toome amalgamation, at Pairc Naomh Mhuire at 6.45pm. On Tuesday 12th April they travel to play Maghercloone at 7.00pm and on Tuesday 19th April they have a home game against Killanny with a throw-in time of 7.00pm.
Under 16 Team
The amalgamated under 16 team, Rock Emmets, commence their season tonight (Thursday 31st March) when they travel to play Doohamlet at 6.30pm.
Under 14 Team
Our under 14 team were well beaten by a stronger Killeevan side last Saturday morning. Killeevan took complete control and remained in the driving seat over the course of the game and won easily. The next game for the under 14 team is on Saturday 23rd April when they travel to play Drumhowan at 12 noon.
Under 12 Team
Our under 12 team commence their Spring League this Saturday 2nd April with a home game against Clones at 12 noon.
Code of Best Practice
With the juvenile league competitions starting shortly it is important that all parents are familiar with our Code of Best Practice and that they sign the declaration form and return same to our Youth Officer Pascal Smith.
Strictly Come Dancing
Well done to all the dancers who competed in Rockcorry’s National School, Strictly Come Dancing last Friday night. Congratulations to Sean McCaffrey and Jillian Hart on winning the coveted 1st prize. Everyone danced very well and fair play to them all for taking part. Well done to Colin Reilly and Andrea Coyle for putting in a fine performance.
Top 4 Lotto Results
The numbers drawn last Monday night were 3, 9, 20, and 22. There was no jackpot winner of €6,500.00. The following won €15 each :- Ivan McCullom Rockcorry, Nicky Calvert Rockcorry, Michael Greenan Aghabog, Donal Guikan Rockcorry (Yearly Ticket), Jimmy McGeough Rockcorry, Mary & Patsy Reilly Dartrey, Martha King Rockcorry, Seamus & Nuala Tate Rockcorry (Yearly Ticket). Next week our jackpot will be €6,600.00 and the draw will take place in Thompsons, Newbliss. Thank you for supporting our Top 4 lotto draw.
Annual Top 4 Lotto Ticket
If you are not currently subscribing to our Top 4 lotto draw you can now support the club by entering the weekly draw for 12 months, 6 months or a 3 month period. To play simply select your four numbers between 1 and 28 complete the form and you need never miss a draw again! Tickets cost €90 for the 12 month option. Your continued support is always much appreciated and we wish you good luck in future draws.
The closing date for club membership is now approaching fast so if you have not already paid your membership please ensure you get it paid before Thursday 31st March. The annual subscription for adults has been reduced to €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.
The club extends their deepest sympathies to the relatives and friends of the O’Brien family following the death of Maisie O’Brien. May she rest in peace.