Club Notes 2nd April

Sincerest Condolences

On behalf of everyone in the Rockcorry GAA club I would like to convey our deepest sympathies to the Fitzpatrick family, relatives and friends on the sudden passing of David Fitzpatrick. Our thoughts and prayers remain with you all during this deeply sad time and may David’s gentle soul rest in eternal peace. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hAinm Dílis.

Drumlin Credit Unions Senior Football League

As a mark of respect to the Fitzpatrick family our opening game in the senior football league against Latton scheduled for last Sunday was postponed and will now take place on Sunday 5th May at 2.00pm. Our senior team will now play their first competitive match in the league campaign on Saturday 13th April when they travel to play Monaghan Harps at 7.00pm.

Platinum Tanks Reserve Football League Div 2B

The reserve team are back in action this Saturday 6th April when we host Aughnamullen. The throw-in time has been changed to 6.00pm and all players are requested to be in the dressing-rooms no later than 5.30pm.

Refereeing

If you’re familiar with the classic science fiction films called ‘The Terminator’ you would know the famous catchphrase associated with Arnold Schwarzenegger “I’ll be back”. Likewise, our very own ‘Refereeator’, Nicky Calvert, is back and with his no-nonsense approach is ready and willing to dish out the yellow, red and after the recent GAA congress now black cards! Over the years Nicky has been a marvellous ambassador for the club and has taken charge of quite a few matches during his refereeing career and on behalf of the club I would like to wish him all the best and keep on blowing!

Gerry’s Prepared Veg – Under 12

Our under 12 footballers kicked off their season last Saturday 30th March when they played Magheracloone in the Spring League Zone F competition. The game was played in bitterly cold and windy conditions and I have to say fair-play to all the kids for showing wonderful resilience and well done to all the parents that turned out to support the players. We had a lot young players and they produced some impressive passages of football particularly during the second period when we had the advantage of a strong breeze. All the players worked hard throughout the game and while we had a lot of position the final pass just wasn’t there. Magheracloone, on the other hand, were a stronger outfit and dominated the opening half, giving a fine display of fitness and football, and they went on to win the game well. The next game for the under 12 team is on Saturday 13th April when we play Aughnamullen at Pairc Naomh Mhurie at 12 noon.

Gerry’s Prepared Veg – Under 14

The under 14 team commence their league campaign on Saturday 20th April with a home game against Tyholland in division 4.

Gerry’s Prepared Veg – Under 16

Our under 16 players will get their first action on Thursday 2nd May with a home game against Tyholland.

GRM Minor Football League Div 3

The next game for our minor team, Rock-Emmets, is on Tuesday 16th April when they take on Inniskeen at 7.00pm.

Go Games Blitz – Under 10

Our under 10 players will get their first taste of action on Saturday 20th April when they take part in the first Go Games Blitz of the year. It takes place in Fergal O’Hanlon’s between 10am to 12noon. Participating clubs include Fergal O’Hanlons, Blackhill, Sean McDermott’s and Drumhowan.

Go Games Blitz – Under 8

The under 8 players will commence their blitz campaign a week later on Saturday 27th April. It will also take place in Fergal O’Hanlon’s between 10am to 12noon and the same clubs will be taking part. A full schedule of Go Games blitzes (dates & venues) has been uploaded onto our website at www.rockcorrygaa.ie so please log on for more information.

Guinness World Record Attempt

You may have heard that Cootehill Celtic Hurling are organising a Nationwide Sports Fundraising event on Saturday 4th May starting at 11:30am. They are attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the largest 3 legged race and they need as many clubs as possible to take part on the day. At a recent committee meeting we decided to be a part of this record breaking attempt and promote this event. The race will take place on participating club grounds throughout the country on Saturday 4th May at 11:30am. The host clubs will raise money by asking participants in the race to sell sponsorship cards with five lines on each card.  Cootehill Celtic Hurling will look for one line from each participant’s sponsorship card. This will cover their costs and help them raise funds for their club. We, Rockcorry GAA, would keep the other four lines on every card sold. All we have to do is get juvenile players, their friends, senior players, club members and indeed anyone within the community that wants to take part in the event to sell five lines at €3.00 each and the club raises money and at the end of the day you will be part of a World Record. It will be a Guinness Book of Records event and when successful, we will break an official Guinness World Record and there will be a Certificate for every participant confirming that they have broken a World Record. This event is open to all sports clubs; GAA, Soccer, Rugby, Athletics, Boxing, Cycling, Martial Arts, Cricket, Basketball, Fishing, Hunting & Shooting, Swimming, Tug’o’War, Golf, Equestrian, Walking, etc.  Full details of the event and contact details are available at http://www.sportsclubsfundraising.com. If you are interested in taking part then please get in touch.

Raffle

The draw for the fabulous suite of bedroom furniture will be held on Sunday 5th May in the Maple Bar. All committee members and players should have raffle sheets and lines will remain on sale up to the raffle date. All committee members and players are asked to continue to make a special effort to sell your cards. To enter the Raffle costs €5 and you could win any of the following prizes. 1st prize is a suite of bedroom furniture, kindly donated by the Maple Bar, Rockcorry (bed, 2 x lockers & 5 drawer chest) 2nd prize €200, 3rd prize is a meal for two at the Errigal Country House Hotel in Cootehill, 4th prize €50, 5th prize €20.

Top 4 Lotto Results

The numbers drawn on Monday 1st April were 3, 6, 12 and 23. There was no jackpot winner of €2,400.00. The following won €15 each :- Colin Quinn, Rockcorry, Calum & Ella Calvert, Rockcorry, John Bradford, Rockcorry, Pauric Smith, Aghabog, Arlene Mannering, Aghabog. John Paul Finnegan, Newbliss, Kyle, Josh & Nicole Brannigan, Rockcorry, Mary Lennon, Cootehill. Next week the jackpot will be €2,500.00 and the draw will take place in the Maple Bar. Thank you for supporting our Top 4 lotto draw.

Mr & Mrs Competition

A Mr & Mrs competition will take place on Friday 26th April in St. Mary’s Hall to raise funds for the Cootehill Community Cancer Support Group. Tickets for this event are now on sale and cost €10 each. Master of ceremonies on the night will be Northern Sound’s Breakfast-Roll DJ Sean McCaffrey and music entertainment will be provided by the amazingly talented and colourful character Robert Brown. A number of local couples have already signed up for the competition and I when the line-up of couples has been finalised I will reveal all. So folks, if you want to have a laugh and plenty of craic with the various couples while also supporting a very worthy cause then don’t delay and make sure you get your tickets for the first ever Rockcorry Mr & Mrs competition. Doors on the night will be opening at 9.00pm with the show starting at 9.30pm sharp so please arrive early to claim a seat.

Croke Park Model

To celebrate Croke Park 100 years, Supreme Stadium are offering you a chance to purchase one of their expertly crafted Croke Park replica models for €100 (normally €150). Each stadium comes complete in a display case and has a ‘History of Croke Park’ leaflet. This is an excellent opportunity to own a piece of Irish history. This offer is a one off to celebrate a milestone within the GAA and will only be valid while stock lasts. Visit www.supremestadium.com to check out their new look website, browse their gallery and to purchase a sought after Croke Park replica.

News

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