It was a Super, Super Saturday for Monaghan football last weekend and on behalf of everyone at the Rockcorry GAA club I would like to convey a massive congratulations to both the minor and senior footballers who did the double over our neighbours and arch-rivals Cavan and now advance to the Ulster Final. There was certainly a great atmosphere in Clones and I imagine when we take on the mighty Ulster and All Ireland champions Donegal in a couple of weeks’ time St. Tiernach’s Park will be buzzing! Ticket information has not been published yet but to avoid disappointment any club member looking for tickets for the Ulster Final can you please contact club secretary Martina McKeown as soon as possible. Ulster Final here we come!
Annual Golf Classic
Attention all golf enthusiasts the club has decided to hold a Golf Classic on Saturday 17th August so please spread the word to all your golfing buddies. This will consist of teams of four people playing on the Clones Golf course and we promise you that a fantastic array of prizes will be up for grabs on the day. The cost to enter a team is €120.00 and to book your place please contact our chairman Jimmy McGeough 087-9457279 or Ollie McQuillan 087-2100800 and a member of the organising committee will be in contact with you to discuss your availability to play. There are also exciting opportunities for businesses, families and individuals to advertise by sponsoring a tee or a green for a reasonable €30 or €50. If you are unable to play golf but would still like to make a contribution perhaps you would be interested in sponsoring a prize for a raffle. If so please get in touch we would be delighted to talk to you.
Congratulations and best wishes to current players Ciaran O’Hart on his recent marriage to Julie and Garry Thornton on his recent marriage to Lynda. Both celebrated their marriage with family and friends last weekend and on behalf of everyone at the club we wish you all a lifetime of the greatest joy, love and happiness together. Congratulations.
Gerry’s Prepared Veg – Under 12 Div 2B
Our under 12 footballers returned to action last Saturday 29th June when they played host to Cremartin in the Gerry’s Prepared Veg league competition. The lads battled hard and got off to a very encouraging start and capitalised on a couple of passing errors from Cremartin to put some lovely scores on the board and after a very entertaining twenty minutes we built up an eleven point lead, leading 3-9 to 1-4 at the midway stage. When the game resumed both sides continued to play some high quality football and traded scores early during the second half. However, as the half unfolded our excellent work-rate was rewarded with a couple of match winning goals as we secured our first victory in the league campaign on a final score-line Rockcorry 6-11 Cremartin 2-8. Overall, this was a very enjoyable game and while we were never behind in the match Cremartin pushed us all the way. Great credit must go to both sets of players for a terrific performance as they all demonstrated great heart and skill throughout the match. Well done boys and girls and keep up the good work. Their next game is on TUESDAY 9th JULY when they travel to play Monaghan Harps at 7.30pm.
Gerry’s Prepared Veg – Under 14
The under 14 footballers will be back in action on Saturday 13th July when they entertain Aghabog at 12 noon. All players are reminded that gum-shields are compulsory for training and competitive games.
Gerry’s Prepared Veg – Under 16 League
Since the beginning of the league campaign the under 16 footballers have endured more than their fair share of shattering disappointments and heart-breaking results. However, when they travelled to play Tyholland last Wednesday 26th June, they secured an unbelievable win on a score-line Tyholland 8-8 Rockcorry 9-7. Maybe it was the glorious sunshine, maybe it was the Wednesday evening match or maybe just the fact they fulfilled their true potential! Whatever the reason they were full value for the win showing great determination and mettle and they truly deserved the spoils. Moving forward this win should provide the lads confidence and will hopefully inspire them to bigger and better things because they are well capable of producing more quality football in the competition. Well done lads and keep up the good work. Their next game in the league campaign is on Thursday 11th July when they host Fergal O’Hanlon’s. The game has a throw-in time of 7.30pm.
Gerry’s Prepared Veg – Under 16 Championship
The under 16 footballers were back in action last Sunday 30th June when they faced a strong Aghabog/Currin amalgamated team in the Gerry’s Prepared Veg Championship. The game was played at Pairc Naomh Mhuire in wet, slippery conditions and a strong wind blew directly down the pitch and Aghabog/Currin played with the elements during the first half and pulled no punches as they dominated in all positions and notched up some impressive scores to lead by 6-10 to 0-1 at the half-way stage. When the game resumed the lads displayed tremendous courage, added resilience and more than matched their opponents playing some good football and showed signs of what they are truly capable off with some excellent scores. However, despite playing well during the second period, the Aghabog/Currin outfit was by far the better side on the day and ultimately they romped to a comfortable victory on a score-line Rockcorry 2-8 Aghabog/Currin 8-14.
Monaghan GAA Kelloggs Cul Camps
The Monaghan GAA Kelloggs Cul camps 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.
On behalf of the club I would like to extend our best wishes to Sheila Friary who celebrated her birthday last weekend with family and friends in the Maple Bar. Happy birthday Sheila I hope you had a wonderful day and I wish you many, many more to come.
Top 4 Lotto Results
The numbers drawn on Monday 1st July were 2, 12, 17 and 21. There was no jackpot winner of €3,700.00. The following won €15 each :-Laura Hagan, Greenans Cross, Pat McCormick, Rockcorry, Mark McCormick, Rockcorry, Peadar McCormick, Rockcorry, Aileen & Kayla Magee, Cootehill, Mae,Kate & Katie McDermott, Rockcorry, Paul Magee, Cootehill, Bridie McFadden, Rockcorry (Yearly). Next week the jackpot will be €3,800.00 and the draw will take place in the Stag Inn, Newbliss. Thank you for supporting our Top 4 lotto draw.
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