Club Notes 4th June

Platinum Tanks Reserve Football Championship

Our reserve players were defeated by the narrowest of margins after an epic encounter against Sean McDermott’s in the Platinum Tanks Reserve Football Championship (Crawley Cup) last Friday 31st May. As games go this was right up there with the best with a thrilling end to an amazing game and the large crowd were treated to a fantastic sporting game of football. While we were defeated, the lads can and should be proud of their efforts in a good all-round team performance. Unfortunately, at times our momentum dropped in the second half but it was a brave and mighty effort and they showed a lot of character and great heart to drag themselves back into the game. In an evenly contested game of football you have to make the most of your chances and Sean McDermotts made the most of their chances to secure a victory on a final score-line Rockcorry 2-8 Sean McDermott’s 2-9 and the best of luck to them in the next round of the competition. A full match report and a selection of action photographs can be view on our website www.rockcorrygaa.ie.

Gormley uPVC Senior Football Championship

If you listen carefully, you can almost hear the iconic theme tune from the film Mission Impossible, dun dun dada dun dun, dada dun dun dada dun dun ringing in your ears with our upcoming preliminary round match against Ballybay only a couple of weeks away! The much anticipated encounter in the Gormley Upvc Senior Football Championship takes place on Friday 14th June in Aughnamullen. At 8.00pm. There is no doubt that many people within the county believe this game is a foregone conclusion and have written us off completely. That’s quite understandable, we are the new kids on the block whereas Ballybay have all the county stars and are the reigning county champions and that’s a massive advantage to them. They have great experience in their side and are overwhelming favourites to win the game and indeed considered by many as the top team to retain the title. But we also have some outstanding players of our own and we have showed a lot of character and pride to date in the league campaign and while sadly it is not reflected with league points what better place to shine than on the big stage and the senior football championship and show the entire county that the little guy can, against seemingly impossible odds, achieve something special. Remember lads, believe in yourselves and your team-mates because the difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man’s believe and determination.

Closed Season

Any player planning a quick getaway of having a holiday please note the closed season starts on Wednesday 26th June to Monday 8th July inclusive.

Gerry’s Prepared Veg – Under 12 Div 2B

The under 12 team will be back in action this Saturday 8th June when they travel to play Fergal O’Hanlon’s at 12 noon.

Gerry’s Prepared Veg – Under 14

The under 14 game against Drumhowan last Saturday 1st June was cancelled. They were scheduled to play Killeevan in the under 14 championship on Tuesday 4th June. Please visit www.rockcorrygaa.ie for all the latest results. They have a bye on Saturday 15th June so their next game in the league campaign will be on Saturday 29th June when they travel to play Tyholland.

Gerry’s Prepared Veg – Under 16

With exams taking centre stage for the next couple of weeks the next match for the under 16 footballers is on Thursday 20th June, when they travel to play an Aghabog / Currin amalgamation. The game has a throw-in time of 7.30pm.

Exam Time – Good Luck

It’s that time of the year again folks and on behalf of everyone in the club I would like to extend our best wishes to all the players and members who are currently studying hard preparing to sit the Junior and Leaving Certificate exams this month. I hope you get the questions you are hoping for and get the opportunities you deserve for all your hard work. Good luck and remember stay calm, be cool and give it your best.

Monaghan GAA Cul Camps

The Kelloggs GAA Cul Camps get up and running. It 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.

USFC Antrim v Monaghan

All the best to the Monaghan senior team who play Antrim in the first round of the Ulster Senior Football Championship in Casement Park, Belfast this Sunday 9th June at 3.30pm. Ticket details as follows: Covered Stand – Adults only €25 (Limited number available in Cloghan only). Open Seating – Adult €25 / Senior Citizens €15 / Juveniles (Under 16) €5 (Must be accompanied by an Adult). Terrace – Adult €15 / Senior Citizen €10 / Student €10 / Juvenile (Under 16) FOC (Must be accompanied by an Adult). Any club member interested in ordering tickets can you please contact club secretary Martina McKeown as soon as possible. As the slogan goes “Nothing beats being there”…Come on Monaghan!

Coaching Workshops U14 & U16

Please visit our website www.rockcorrygaa.ie for information about upcoming workshops targeting Under 14 & 16 coaches. This
Coaching Programme will consist of three practical sessions and will be delivered in three regions throughout the county. The regions are Carrickmacross, Ballybay and Monaghan Harps and will have been place in Region 1 (Ballybay). Each one of these clubs will host the 3 sessions in their club and clubs from the surrounding areas will be asked to travel to the nearest host centre. Dates for all workshops are as follows; Thursday 30th May, Thursday 6th June and Thursday 13th June between 7:30pm to 9.pm

Coaching Workshops

A Coaches workshop for under 6 & 8’s coaches will take place on Wednesday 19th June at 7:30pm in Cloghan to be delivered by Aoife Byrne (from Killanny) who has worked for Liverpool FC as a Community and Schools Coach.  A Coaches workshop for under 10 & 12 coaches will take place on Wednesday 26th June at 7:30pm in Cloghan to be delivered by Monaghan Coaching Staff.

Charity Clay Bird Shoot

Elaine Connolly in conjunction with the Rockcorry Gun Club is holding a Charity Clay Bird Shoot for the Natasha Connolly-Butler Memorial Cup. All proceeds will be donated to the Temple St. Hospital. The event will take place on Sunday 7th July at Scots Corner starting at 12 noon and if you are interested in entering a team please contact Elaine on 087-6643764 or Matthew 086-0617505. In addition, there will also be a raffle and tickets will be on sale shortly and cost €2 each or three tickets for €5.00. There is a great selection of prizes that have been generously donated by numerous companies including first prize which is a six month family membership (2 Adults + 2 Kids) for Coral Leisure. There are so many worthwhile charities about and I have to say fair play to Elaine and the local Gun Club for taking on this task and I would appeal to everyone to support this charity event.

News

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