Club Notes 31st May

Speedy Recovery

First of all, I would like to extend our best wishes to Simon Calvert who was recently hospitalized following a motorbike accident. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time and we hope you make a full and speedy recovery.  

Under 12 Shield Final

On football matters, it was a very enjoyable week for our under 12 team and their mentors as they recorded a great win in the final of the Shield competition against Scotstown B team. The final was played last Saturday (28th May) in Cloghan and our wee brave-hearts played extremely well and displayed some great skills and took some lovely scorers. This was a great team performance against strong opponents and the large crowd of supporters witnessed an excellent game of football and a wonderful exciting finish as we secured the victory on a score-line Rockcorry 0-11 Scotstown B 0-6. Well done to Conor, Anthony, Karen, Sean and all the players for this wonderful achievement. Please visit us at www.rockcorrygaa.ie, or alternatively log onto our Facebook or Flickr page to view a selection of photographs. Well done boys and girls and keep up the good work.

Platinum Tanks Reserve Football Championship

Our reserve team play Fergal O’Hanlon’s tomorrow night Friday 3rd June in the Platinum Tanks Reserve Football Divisions 3 & 4 Championship. The game is fixed for Pairc Naomh Mhuire and throw-in time is 7.30pm.

McGuigan Builders Intermediate Championship

Our championship game against Currin has been fixed for Sunday 12th June at 1.30pm and will take place at Gavin Duffy Park, Monaghan. The first round of the championship is always a defining moment of the year and we hope a large crowd of supporters will travel and get behind the team for this occasion. If recent league form was any criteria then Currin would be regarded as favorites, as they have already defeated us in the league campaign, but as we all know the championship, as often happens, can turn out to be an entirely different proposition and the lads will need to be focused and be in the right frame of mind for this encounter as it will be a tough and competitive game of football.

June Fixtures

Our senior team will be back in action on Wednesday 15th June when they travel to play Donaghmoyne in the Monaghan Electrical Intermediate football league at 8pm and on Friday 1st July our senior team has a home game against Sean McDermott’s at 8pm.

USFC Tyrone v Monaghan

Best wishes to the Monaghan senior team who take on Tyrone this Sunday in the Ulster Senior Football Championship Quarter Final. Throw-in time at Healy Park is 3.30pm. Beforehand the Monaghan ladies will play Armagh in the Ulster Ladies Senior Football Championship First Round and throw-in time is at 1.45pm. Hopefully a good crowd will travel to Omagh to shout the lads and girls on. For your information all under 16’s are free into the terrace areas. This is NOT an all ticket game and supporters can pay in at the gate. Family Tickets (Stand) Child (U16) €5/£5, Adult €25/£21, Terrace €15/£13, Covered Stand €27/£23, OAP Terrace €10/£9, OAP Stand €15/£13, Students Terrace €10/£9 (On production of a valid student card).

Hard Luck

Hard luck to the Monaghan minor team who were defeated by Tyrone last Sunday on a score-line Tyrone 0-15 Monaghan 1-5. Unfortunately, I was not able to attend the game but according to reports our young players Fergal McGeough (0-1) and Mark McGuirk (1-3) gave an excellent account of themselves and certainly begs the question if only???

GRM Minor Football League Division 2

Football will now take a back seat as players get ready to sit their exams so the next game for the minor team is on Tuesday 28th June when they travel to play Cuchulains.

Under 16 Team

The next outing for our under 16 team is on Thursday 23rd June when they play Doohamlet at Pairc Naomh Mhuire at 7.00pm

Under 14 Team

The next outing for our under 14 team is on Saturday 25th June when they travel to play Tyholland.

Under 8 Coaching

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.

Exams

Good luck to all players and members that are currently studying or sitting 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.

Best Wishes

The club extends their best wishes to Peter Phillips (Swans Cross) who is competing in the European Powerlifting Championship on the 2nd June which is being held in Limerick. Peter won the All Ireland title in deadlifting back in March 2011 and ranked highly in the benching category.

Monaghan VHI GAA Cul Camps 2011

A list of the forthcoming VHI GAA Cul 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 Results

The numbers drawn last Monday night were 15, 20, 21 and 28. There was no jackpot winner of €7,400.00. The following won €15 each :- Jim Graham Newbliss, Peadar Fox Aghabog, Lucky 5 c/o Trish, Mary Reilly Dartrey, Lisa & Finbar Rockcorry, Darragh & Dearbhla Rockcorry, Marie Carroll London, Kyle, Josh & Nicole Brannigan Rockcorry. Next week our jackpot will be €7,500.00 and the draw will take place in the Aghabog GAA Complex. Thank you for supporting our Top 4 lotto draw.

Women’s Mini Marathon

Best wishes to all the local ladies taking part in the Women’s Mini Marathon in Dublin this Bank Holiday Monday. Keep those boots running girls!

Club Notes

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