Club Notes 3rd May

Charity Race Night – Thank You

Firstly, I would like to take this opportunity to express my appreciation for your generosity in support of my charity race night last Friday night to raise funds for the Irish Heart Foundation and their F.A.S.T Stroke campaign. The support from companies and the many individuals who bought horses was incredible and will make a significant step towards my fund raising target. The amount of support and goodwill I received over the last couple of weeks has been overwhelming and I am very thankful for your sponsorship towards my chosen charity. If anyone missed the opportunity to buy a horse and would like to make a donation towards my fund raising efforts then please let me know. Many thanks.

Monaghan Electrical Intermediate Football League

Over the last couple of weeks many people have asked me why I’m raising money for the Irish Heart Foundation. Well, you wouldn’t want to have a week heart when supporting our senior team as they have a habit of putting you through every emotion. However, while the game was not pretty, the lads showed plenty of heart and spirit to secure a narrow, but richly deserved, victory over Eire Og on a score-line Rockcorry 0-12 Eire Og 1-8. Played in glorious conditions, both teams spurned scoring opportunities during the opening exchanges and we registered the first point on the 9th minute when Mark Daly converted a free-kick after Martin Carroll was dragged down. Eire Og responded immediately when they scored a penalty on the 10th minute and they pointed from a free-kick moments later. Eire Og extended their lead on the 21st minute when they drilled over a forty-five. Mark McGuirk pulled one back on the 26th minute but this was quickly cancelled out when Eire Og notched over another point. We enjoyed our best spell of the first half during injury time as Stephen McGuirk, Mark Daly and Liam Connolly slotted over scores on the 31st, 32nd and 33rd minutes respectively to leave the sides level at the break Rockcorry 0-6 Eire Og 1-3. When play resumed we started the better and Colin Quinn sent over a sweet point to take the lead. Eire Og managed to level proceeding on the 8th minute with a fine point but we restored our advantage on the 12th minute after an Eire Og player was penalised for over carrying and Mark Daly converted the free-kick. Four minutes later Mark Daly again showed his accuracy by dissecting the posts with his free-taking and a minute later, we stretched our lead after Mark McGuirk was hauled down and his brother Stephen took a quick free to Dwayne Rooney who notched over a fantastic point to open up a three point lead 0-10 to 1-4. Eire Og closed the gap back to a single point when they scored on the 18th and 21st minutes. Shortly afterwards,  Mark Daly sent over another fine point from a free-kick after Mark McGuirk was brought down and when Noel Carroll soloed through, on the 24th minute, he fired over a superb point to increase our lead to three points 0-12 to 1-6. Eire Og never gave up and they regained the momentum and scored two further points in the space of three minutes to leave just a solitary point separating the sides. The anxiety and tension during the final moments of the game was, lets say, unbearable as Eire Og threw everything forward in an effort to salvage something from the game and thankfully our defence remained strong and showed great character to deny Eire Og any simple scoring opportunities and at the final whistle the score was Rockcorry 0-12 Eire Og 1-8. Please visit www.rockcorrygaa.ie for a selection of action shots.

Monaghan Electrical Intermediate Football League Fixtures

This Sunday 8th May our senior team travel to play Tyholland at 2.30pm. On Sunday 22nd May we have a home game against Corduff at 2.30pm.

Platinum Tanks Reserve League Fixtures

On Wednesday 11th May our reserve team has a home game against Truagh with a throw-in time of 7.45pm. On Wednesday 18th May they have another home game against Clontibret at 7.45pm and on Sunday 29th May we play Scotstown at 2.30pm.

GRM Minor Football League Division 2

Our minor team was scheduled to play Na Fianna (Eire Og & Tyholland) last Tuesday 3rd May. Please visit www.rockcorrygaa.ie for updates. Their next outing is an away on Tuesday 10th May when they travel to play Latton at 7.45pm

Under 16 Team

The under 16 amalgamated team Rock Emmetts are in action tonight Thursday 5th May when they play Eire Og at Pairc Naomh Mhuire at 7.00pm.

Under 14 Championship Final

Our under 14 team played Blackhill last Monday evening in the division 4 championship final. It was a very entertaining game with both sides producing some very good football and there was only a single point separating the teams going into the last quarter with Blackhill leading 0-10 to 1-6. Unfortunately, during the last period we were playing against a strong breeze which made it very difficult to get a score.  Blackhill on the other hand made the most of their chances and secured the win on a score-line Blackhill 0-14 Rockcorry 1-6. Team & Scores: Aaron McGorman, Paul McPhillips, Mark Duffy, Caoilan Gallagher, Cillian Thornton, Andrew McPhillips 1-3, Laurence McCarthy 0-1, Patrick James, Pauric O’Brien 0-1, Kyle Brannigan, James Doody 0-1, Vincent O’Brien, Morgan Tate-McGeough, Garreth Smith, Caoilan McPhillips, and Ryan Lynch.

Under 14 Fixtures

Our under 14 team are back in action tomorrow night (Friday 6th May) when they take on Fergal O’Hanlons at home at 7.00pm.

Under 12 Team

Our under 12 team travelled to play Carrickmacross last Saturday (30th April) and despite playing incredibly well against tough opponents they lost by a couple of points. The next game for our under 12 team is on Tuesday 24th May when they play Donaghmoyne.

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.

Top 4 Lotto Results

The numbers drawn last Monday night were 2, 10, 18, and 25. There was no jackpot winner of €7,000.00. The following won €15 each :-George Nixon Newbliss, Aindi, Stephie & Darragh Rockcorry, Tom Cochrene & Brian Coyle Cootehill, Aindi Dempsey Rockcorry, Adele & Vincent Rockcorry, Patricia Skinnader Davagh, Hugh Pete McKenna Carrickroe, Mary Reilly Dartrey. Next week our jackpot will be €7,100.00 and the draw will take place in the Stag Inn. Thank you for supporting our Top 4 lotto draw.

Happy Birthday

Congratulations to Tom Daly who celebrated his birthday over the weekend. Tom received a special birthday song by the legend of country Philip Clarke last Saturday evening at a barbeque. Happy birthday Tom and many more of them.