Club Notes 29th May

It’s a Beautiful Day!

Summer well and truly arrived last Sunday because not only did we enjoy glorious sunny conditions but we also enjoyed two fantastic wins in the Ulster Football Championship as both the Monaghan minor and senior team’s secured victories over Antrim and congratulations to all involved. Very well done to our club representative Fergal McGeough who played his part and scored a couple of points during the minor game. Let’s hope they can repeat the performance in a couple of weeks’ time against Down or Fermanagh.

Monaghan Electrical Intermediate League Fixtures

Our senior team will be back in action tomorrow evening Friday 1st June when they travel to play Donaghmoyne at 8.00pm. On Sunday 10th June they are on the road again when they travel to play Doohamlet at 12 noon.

Under 8 Go Games Blitz

Our under 8 team played Aghabog last Saturday (26th May) as part of the Go Game blitz competition and there were a number of games played during the course of the morning with the focus on enjoyment and full participation being the key factor. All kids enjoyed the occasion and seemed to have plenty of fun and many thanks to the Aghabog club for travelling and again thank you to all the parents for turning up and supporting the youngsters.

Under 12 Competitive League

The under 12 competitive summer league kicked off last Saturday 26th May and our wee warriors got off to a good start with a convincing win over Castleblayney B team. Their next game is against Aghabog on Saturday 9th June. Keep up the good work.

Under 14 Team

The next game for the under 14 team is this Saturday 2nd June when they travel to play Carrickmacross B team at 12 noon.

Under 16 Team

Last Thursday evening our under 16 team travelled to play Eire Og in the league campaign and while we scored 4-5 we lacked sufficient power against a strong Eire Og outfit and the home team ran out comfortable winners on a score-line score-line Eire Og 3-28 Rock-Emmets 4-5. Football will now take a back seat as players get ready to sit their exams so the next game for the under 16 team is on Thursday 21st June when they are scheduled to play Blackhill.

Exams

Good luck to all players and members that are currently studying hard for exams at this time. I hope you get the questions you are hoping for and get the opportunities you deserve for all your hard work.

Diamond Jubilee Celebrations

Sixty years ago Canon Gerard Ferguson was ordained to the priesthood. To commemorate and celebrate his Diamond Jubilee a special Thanksgiving Mass will take place in St. Mary’s Corravacan on Friday 22nd June at 7.00pm. Mass will be followed by a presentation night in St. Mary’s Hall, Rockcorry. The organising committee, chaired by Donal Guckian, will be circulating tickets for this function over the coming weeks and they hope all families within the parish will support and make a contribution.

Monaghan Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps

A list of the forthcoming Monaghan Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps can be viewed on our website www.rockcorrygaa.ie. All camps cater for 6-13 year old boys and girls. If parents need further information or require any clarification please contact Paul O’Connor, Games Development Manager on 086-8374827 or email: developmentmanager.monaghan@gaa.ie

TOP 4 LOTTO    

The numbers drawn at last Monday nights draw were 2, 4, 7 and 24. There was no jackpot winner of €12,500.00 and the following won €15 each :- Colin Clarke Newbliss, Malachy Matthews Black-Kesh, Naula Tate Rockcorry, Barney Wynne Rockcorry, John Paul Finnegan Newbliss, Pat Mullen Newbliss, Bernie Gaffney & Eileen Calvert Rockcorry, Aidan (Jr) & Bridie Sheridan Rockcorry. Next week’s jackpot will be €12,600.00 and the draw will take place in the Aghabog GAA Complex. Thank you for supporting our top 4 lotto draw.

Croke Park Skywalk

The Etihad Skyline tours at Croke Park is now open. The tour lasts 2 hours and will operate daily Monday to Sunday, departing from the GAA Museum. Etihad Skyline tours operate on a first come, first served basis. Advance online bookings is advised, particularly at busy times such as during the summer months. For further information on making a booking, please email skyline@crokepark.ie or phone + 353 1 819 2323. For group booking information, please see the Groups section of this website. Adults €25, Children €15 (1.2m height restriction), Students / Seniors €20, Family €65 (based on 2 adults and 2 children) For more details visit: www.skylinecrokepark.ie

Birthday Celebrations

Congratulations and happy birthday to Niall McKeown who celebrated his 21st birthday with a party for family and friends in the Maple Bar last Saturday night.

Sympathy

On behalf of the club I would like to extend our deepest condolences to Jerry Finnegan, Drumhowan, and his family on the recent passing of his mother Elizabeth Lily Finnegan. May she rest in peace.