Club Notes 3rd June

Monaghan Electrical Intermediate

Our senior team played Cremartin last Saturday 31st May and it was very evident that a number of players were not at their best and I think a fairly simplistic description would be that it definitely was not one of our finest hours! To be honest we never really got into the game and I think it’s a fair and balanced comment to say that it was a disappointing performance from the team who looked a pale shadow of a side that we all know. When it came down to the real fight, Cremartin wanted it more. They were the better side on the night and showed a lot more hunger, they were faster, fitter and showed more desire for the win and they secured the victory on a final score-line Rockcorry 0-7 to Cremartin 0-16. The bottom line now is that we need to pick ourselves up and get fitter and stronger for the next round of league matches because there is still plenty to play for. Looking at the league table, it’s going to take a lot of hard work, loads of commitment, plenty of sacrifices and will take leaders to lift the confidence levels within the camp. Remember lads, just because something isn’t happening for you right now doesn’t mean that it will never happen. Think positive, be positive and positive things will happen. Heads up, believe in yourself and your team mates and all I can say is keep on trying. A full match report and a selection of action photographs can be viewed at www.rockcorrygaa.ie.

Monaghan Electrical Intermediate Fixtures

It is either a feast or famine with fixtures and the next couple of weeks fits into the latter category with no games scheduled, which should give the lads ample time to get their injuries sorted! Please note that the closed holiday period is from Wednesday 23rd June to Monday 7th July inclusive, where no fixtures will be scheduled.

Under 12 Summer League

The under 12 summer league commences this Saturday 7th June and we have been placed in division 2B alongside Ballybay, Clontibret, Corduff, Donaghmoyne B, Doohamlet, Eire Og and Oram. At the time of going to press there was no official fixtures so please keep an eye out on our social media outlets and the SMS text service.

Under 14 League

Our under 14 footballers travelled to Killeevan, on Saturday 31st May, to play St. Tiarnach Sarsfields in the Gerry’s Prepared Veg division 4 league campaign and were forced to dig very deep in this highly exciting and thrilling encounter. Despite a slight hiccup in the second quarter all players played their part in providing a top-class entertaining match that ended with a deserved win. The game was played in glorious sunshine on a perfect sod and we started the match brightly with all guns blazing and raced into an early 1-7 to 0-0 lead. With such a comfortable lead the lads appeared to take their foot of the pedal which allowed St. Tiarnach Sarsfields to get to grips with the game and they took their scoring opportunities and when the whistle blew after the first fifteen minutes the score-board showed 1-2 to 1-7. We struggled to make an impression during the second period as St. Tiarnach Sarsfields began the second half on the front foot and totally dominated proceedings playing impressive football and notched over some remarkable scores and quickly overturned a five point deficit into a six point advantage leading 4-6 to 1-9. I imagine there was quite a strong pep talk during the interval because all through the third quarter we grabbed a hold of the game and after an absorbing period we held a three point advantage going into the final quarter as the score-board showed St. Tiarnach Sarsfields 4-8 Rockcorry 3-14. The final period was an epic ding-dong battle from start to finish with very little separating the sides in what was a terrific contest. Thankfully, the lads remained strong-willed and worked extremely hard for each other and got their noses in front when it counted to emerge with the spoils on a final score-line St. Tiarnach Sarsfields 6-10 Rockcorry 5-17. Please visit our official website www.rockcorrygaa.ie for a selection of action photographs or alternatively visit our Facebook page. Their next outing for the under 14 team in the league campaign is on Thursday 19th June when they host Oram at 7.30pm.

Under 14 Championship

The next outing for the under 14 footballers is on Thursday 5th June when they play Aghabog in the championship. The game is fixed for Pairc Naomh Mhuire and throw-in time is 7.30pm. Good luck lads.

Under 16 Fixtures

With examinations taking centre stage for the next couple of weeks the under 16 competition will now take a break to allow players concentrate and prepare for their exams. The next game is scheduled for Thursday 26th June when they travel to play Scotstown.

Go Games Blitz

The next round of Go Games Blitzs is scheduled for Saturday 14th June when the under 10 footballers will take part in an All-County blitz which takes place at the Monaghan GAA training grounds located at Cloghan, Annyalla. It starts at 9.30am and goes on to 11.30am. The under 8 players will be in action the week after, Saturday 21st June, and they too will travel to Cloghan for an All-County blitz and the same times apply.

Ladies Mini Marathon

Well done to all the fantastic ladies in the parish for taking part in the ladies mini marathon in Dublin last Bank Holiday Monday to raise money for various charities. Whether you ran, jogged or walked you all made a big difference and a significant contribution to your chosen charity and once again congratulations on a great achievement. keep those boots running ladies!

Fun Walk / Run

The Parents Association of Scoil Mhuire are holding a FUN run / walk / jog (5K or 10K) on Friday 13th June starting at 7.30pm. Registration takes place at the school at 6.30pm and refreshments will be served after the event. This is a great opportunity to support the local school and it is open to everyone young and old. You can choose to RUN or WALK the route which takes place in the picturesque setting of Dartrey Forest. The choice as they say, it is up to you. So dust off those runners and hopefully, we will see you ALL at the start line for what promises to be a great challenge.

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Sympathy

On behalf of the Rockcorry GAA club I would like to extend our deepest condolences to the family, relatives and friends of the late Patrick Friary (Crossmaglen ) who passed away recently. May he rest in peace.

Top 4 Lotto Results

The numbers drawn on Monday 2nd June were 9, 14, 22 and 25. There was no jackpot winner of €8,400.00. The following won €15 each :- Amanda Farrell, Newbliss, Mary & Philomena, Dartrey, Tracey,Dwayne & Kyle Rooney, Rockcorry, Eilise O’Hart, Rockcorry (Yearly Ticket), Gerard Duffy, Clones, Derek Anderson, Newbliss, The Caralon Boys, Aghabog, Briege Brannigan, Rockcorry. Next week the jackpot will be €8,500.00 and the draw will take place in Fitzpatrick’s. Thank you for supporting our Top 4 lotto draw.

Annual Top 4 Lotto Ticket

Don’t forget, you can support the club’s Top 4 lotto by entering for 12 months, 6 month or a 3 month period. To play simply select your four numbers between 1 and 28 complete the form and you need never miss a draw again! Tickets cost €90 for the 12 month option. Your continued support is always much appreciated and we wish you good luck in future draws.

News

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