Club Notes 3rd January

Happy New Year

A New Year has arrived and with it new challenges, plenty of opportunities and even higher expectations. A new year also symbolises a new beginning of a better tomorrow. It is the time of year to cherish the good memories and forget every bad memory of the past twelve months and start again. Let’s all look forward to a good year ahead and on behalf of the club I wish you and your families a safe and happy new year filled with new hope, new joy and new beginnings and I hope that your dreams and aspirations all come true throughout the year.

Annual General Meeting

Our Annual General Meeting will be held next Thursday 12th January at 7.00pm in the clubrooms. At this stage nomination forms have been circulated to all club members and should be returned to club secretary Martina McKeown before the required date. You will also note that the following outgoing officers chairman Jimmy McGeough, vice-chairman Cormac McFadden and players-representative Anthony Tate are not seeking re-election. Please remember that to be eligible for election to an officer position you must be nominated by at least two club members and please, please check with members you nominate to ascertain if they are willing to go forward for election. The annual general meeting is the most important meeting of the year and ALL club members are invited to attend in order to reflect on the previous twelve months and to look ahead for the upcoming year. It is also a time to elect a new management committee and to communicate with other members about how the club is functioning and therefore it is essential that as a club member you should take an active interest and participate in the affairs of the club.

Annual Yearbook 2011

A gentle reminder that this year’s annual yearbook entitled “Green Pride, It’s In Our Blood” will be launched at the annual general meeting next Thursday night. It is a pictorial account, an album of memories, that follows the ups and downs, laughter and tears, victories and defeats of the men (and boys) wearing the ‘Green & White’ jersey over the past twelve months. The yearbook also contains a selection of photographs taken from other events held over the year and I hope the images I have chosen will leave a lasting impression. If you are interested in buying a copy of the yearbook please send me a text message 086-1041165 or an email to rockcorrygaa@live.ie confirming your name and details.

Twitter

To date I have resisted the urge to set up a social network account but I have decided to follow the crowd and have expanded our network to make it easier than ever to inform you off the latest news! You can now catch all the breaking news by following us on Twitter @RockcorryGAA. To make sure you don’t miss a thing, simply sign up to Twitter to get all your latest news, updates, events, fixtures and results etc. Tweet to you soon!

Tweet Tweet

For all you fellow twitters and geeks out there the upcoming senior football match between Monaghan v St. Mary’s University in the Dr. McKenna Cup competition on Sunday 8th January will be tweeted live to the world on the Monaghan GAA Twitter page. This is a new departure for Monaghan GAA so spread the word.

Website

Don’t forget to log on to our website for information on club affairs www.rockcorrygaa.ie. If anybody has any interesting material or suitable photographs that they would like to include on the website you can contact me at 086-1041165 or email info@rockcorrygaa.ie. To date the website has received some lovely comments and it’s nice to see that Rockcorry supporters all over the world can check in and keep up to date with club news and activities.

Scór Sinsear

The Scór competitions play a significant role in promoting our Irish culture and heritage through the use of Irish language, traditional Irish dancing, novelty acts, storytelling, music and song and we should actively support it because it’s part of our association. Please note the following dates for the upcoming Scór Sinsear. Friday 17th February (Semi Final 1), Saturday 18th February (Semi Final 2) and Saturday 25th February (County Final). If anybody is interested in representing the club in any of the following events please contact our cultural officer Ollie McQuillan or club secretary Martina McKeown. (Figure Dancing, Recitation, Solo Singing, Instrumental Music, Ballad Group, Novelty Act, Question time and Set Dancing)