Club Notes 4th March

Juvenile / Adult Club Membership

Our registration night takes place on THURSDAY 6th MARCH, to allow all underage players including under 8′s, 10′s, 12′s, 14′s, 16′s and 18′s to register and pay their club membership. It will take place in St. Mary’s Hall at 6.30pm and all juvenile players and parents will be expected to turn up and indeed any new parents and players are also very welcome to attend. Membership & registration forms will be available on the night and we will also be accepting adult membership on the night and club registrar Pat Brannigan will be present and will gladly accept your annual subscription which is €20 for all adults and all juvenile players under the age of 18 will cost €5 and any student that can provide a valid student card the membership fee is €5. It is important to remember that all juvenile players & senior players must be registered to train or play any games to be covered under the GAA insurance scheme.

ASAP Policy

The aim of the ASAP programme is to reduce the harm caused by alcohol and other drugs. The programme forms part of the GAA’s attempts to tackle what has unfortunately become an ever more obvious problem in Irish society. Brian Carroll, our newly appointed ASAP Officer, along with the management committee has developed a Drug and Alcohol Policy and will distribute copies of the policy at our Registration night.

Hall of Fame Award (2013)

Achievements both on and off the field were recognised last Friday 28th February when we held our annual social & presentation night in Fitzpatrick’s. Our Hall of Fame award is presented each year to a person singled out for lifelong dedication to the club. It recognises those members who have distinguished themselves over the years and is the highest honour the club may bestow upon an individual member. Since the introduction of the award in 1995/1996 we have identified and honoured many legends of the club and this year I am delighted to announce that the management committee, voted unanimously, to pay tribute and declared Ollie McQuillan this year’s Hall of Fame recipient. I have known and worked with Ollie for many years and he is a true gentleman and really epitomises what the GAA stands for. He is an amazing man a great character and has been a loyal servant to the club and he is certainly worthy and deserves this award. We are immensely pleased, honoured and proud to induct him into our Hall of Fame for his outstanding contribution towards the club and on behalf of everyone at the club I would like to congratulate Ollie and thank him for all he has done for the club. We deeply appreciate your service, your support and your efforts over the years and may I just add that this is by no means a signal for you to take the foot off the pedal and retire! I have no doubt that you will continue to play an influential role within the Rockcorry GAA club and we look forward to your continued involvement for many, many years ahead.

Senior Player of Year 2013

Before the 2013 season started we knew that playing senior football was always going to be very difficult and challenging and to single out one player who stood out from the rest is also very tricky because all the lads deserve much applause for their commitment, dedication and performances during a tough and demanding league campaign. However, having said all that, Noel Carroll, or better known to his team-mates as “Nudie”, was truly immense for the team during our historic senior season playing in the top flight of Monaghan football and for that reason he was named the senior player of the year 2013. Without doubt he is one of the finest players of his generations with countless abilities that include the speed of Usain Bolt, the finesse & power of Mohammad Ali, the passion of Rafael Nadal and he has the enthusiasm and the willpower to deliver for his club which for me is the most appealing factor. Congratulations little brother on a fantastic achievement on being named senior player of the year 2013 and I look forward to supporting you and all the lads in the clubs endeavours of returning to the top flight of Monaghan GAA in 2014.

Reserve Player of the Year 2013

With regards to the reserve player of the year it was no coincidence that Garry Calvert won the managers vote after an impressive season with the reserve team. I imagine you’re all familiar with the well-known saying that goes, “the old dog for the hard road” and just like a fine bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon Garry is maturing better with age as he continues to deliver courageous and impressive performances. He is renowned for his no nonsense approach and a notable feature of his character is his fiery spirit which more than often takes him to the edge of the limit as he is always one to get ‘stuck-in’ to the action! Actions are sometimes greater than words and he has proudly poured his heart and soul into the club. He is a colourful character, an outstanding club man, an outstanding player whose heart and whose interest is still very much about wearing the green & white jersey. Let me tell you folks there’s life in the old dog yet!

Monaghan Electrical Intermediate League

The senior team will commence their Intermediate football league with an away game against Cremartin on Sunday 23rd March and throw-in time is 4.00pm.

Platinum Tanks Reserve Football League Div 2

Our reserve team will kick start their league campaign this Saturday 8th March when they travel to play Eire Og at 4pm. They will return to action on Sunday 16th March with a home game against Corduff and the game has a throw-in time of 2.30pm. On Sunday 30th March they have another home game against Carrickmacross with throw-in time 12.30pm and on Saturday 5th April they travel to take on Aughnamullen at 7.00pm.

Underage Fixtures

No official fixtures yet but please note the starting dates for juvenile leagues: The under 12 team will commence their season on Saturday 15th March while the under 14 players will kick-start their league campaign on Saturday 22nd March. The under 16 league starts on Thursday 10th April. The under 14 team will play a challenge game against Doohamlet this Sunday. Time and venue will be confirmed by text message to all parents during the week.

Under 10 Winter League

The Under 10 players will take part in the final week of their winter league programme in Ballybay this Saturday 8th March. Our

youth officer, Pascal Smyth, will be in touch with all the parents over the coming week with the full details.

Top 4 Lotto Results

The numbers drawn on Monday 3rd March were 7, 8, 20 and 26. There was no jackpot winner of €7,100.00. The following won €15 each :- Noel Cravens, Clontibret, Martin Carroll, Rockcorry, Grainne Monaghan, Rockcorry, Paddy Walls, Navan, James Fox, Rockcorry, Nickey Calvert, Rockcorry, Elaine Tate, Rockcorry, Michael Carroll, Rockcorry. Next week the jackpot will be an amazing €7,200.00 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.

Parish Concert

Just a friendly reminder that the Parish Variety Concert will take place on Sunday 16th March in St. Mary’s Hall. The Parish is blessed  with some outstanding talent ranging from individual solo singers, ballad groups, dancers, musicians, actors, comedians and so on and they have all come together to put on an amazing fun show packed full of entertainment.  Tickets are currently on sale costing a reasonable €10 for adults and the Parish would deeply appreciate your support of this event.   

News

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