Club Notes 5th July

Monaghan Electrical Intermediate League

Our senior team played Sean McDermott’s last Friday evening (1st July) in the Monaghan Electrical intermediate league competition and sadly they were narrowly defeated on a score-line 1-13 to 1-14. While our performance was a vast improvement on recent displays we our still proving our own worst enemy as we were guilty of over playing the ball and simply weren’t direct enough. We did enjoy decent possession and had moments (indeed had we managed to convert a number of scoring chances things may have been different) but unfortunately we lacked the clinical finishing required with many players opting to off-load the responsibility and this continues to be highly problematic issue. On a positive note, to score 1-13 is a reasonable return and would win many a league game but the overwhelming disappointing aspect of the game is the fact that we conceded 1-14, or rather the way we conceded 1-14, was inexcusable! There were times, during the game, when Sean McDermott’s brushed us aside with embarrassing ease as we struggled to get to grips with the heat of battle. One has to look no further than the opening couple of minutes were they literally ripped us apart and had us at sixes and sevens. Another contributing factor was our team lineout which was significantly reconfigured with key players such as Keith Daly (team captain), Mark McGuirk, Niall McKeown, Owen Fitzpatrick and Liam Connolly all missing due to injuries or on holidays. However, in my mind, this was a fixture which we were more than capable of winning as we still possessed an abundance of talent amongst the starting fifteen and can only regard this as two points dropped. Moving forward to our next outing against Aughnamullen this Sunday (10th July) we will need to perform much better and will need to reduce the number of mistakes in particular our wayward passing. The game has a 3.00pm throw-in time at Aughnamullen. For a full match report and to view a selection of action photographs please log onto www.rockcorrygaa.ie

McGuigan Builders Intermediate Championship

Our first round qualifier encounter against Drumhowan has been confirmed for Sunday 17th July and the game has a throw-in time of 7.30pm with the venue still to be decided. When the two sides met earlier in the league campaign back in March just two points separated the sides on that occasion and this clash will prove to be another stern test for the lads.  

Platinum Tanks Reserve League

The reserve team is back in action tomorrow night Friday 8th July when they travel to play Clones. The game has a throw-in time of 7.45pm.

Vintage Hay Festival

All system are GO, GO, GO for our vintage hay making festival which is now two weeks away and preparations are at an advanced stage with the committee working diligently behind the scenes to try and make sure the day is as enjoyable and entertaining as last year’s. It is taking place on Sunday 24th July at Dartrey sports field and like last year’s event it will feature an array of entertainment to suit everyone’s interests. Last year’s event was a fantastic day and this year’s lineup promises to be equal with an action packed itinerary of events starting with a poultry sale and car boot sale on the morning. Later that day you will be able to see working horses, vintage tractors & machinery, live traditional music, Irish dancing, dog shows, a pet corner, sheep shearing, tossing the sheaf, penalty competitions, tug-of-war, kids races, bouncing castles and loads more. For another great day’s entertainment make sure you keep Sunday 24th July free for a day of fun for all the family at our traditional vintage hay festival. AND REMEMBER KIDS ARE FREE. Please log onto www.rockcorrygaa.ie to view some video footage and a selection of photographs of last year’s event.

Car Treasure Hunt

As part of our weekend of festivities all you treasure hunt fans will be delighted to hear that we are holding a car treasure hunt on Saturday 23rd July. Thomas McCormick has generously decided to set the route which will take you on some of the most interesting and scenic areas of the village and surrounding areas and will certainly test your navigation skills along with your ability to solve cryptic clues.  So you will have plenty to look forward to so get those motors revved up. The treasure hunt will start from our GAA carpark (located on the Monaghan Road, Rockcorry) at 4pm and the last car leaving will be 5.30pm. The entry fee is €20 per car, which consists of a maximum of four people, including the driver) with 1st, 2nd and 3rd prizes. 

Fancy Dress Football Match

Tired of watching the same old teams playing football matches? How about watching something completely differently, weird and yet so fantastic? Interested? Well, the committee has decided to organize a football match, but not any old football match; the players will be kitted out in fancy dress costumes. That’s right folks, fancy dress! The idea has received the support from the committee who are extremely excited about this latest venture and the two appointed captains, who shall remain nameless, are carefully seeking people, both male and female, to take part. This proves to be another entertaining occasion which you don’t want to miss and if you ladies would like to see a bunch of macho blokes dressed up in fancy frocks, blonde wigs or hilarious super hero characters and make a complete fool of themselves then make sure you keep free Saturday 23rd July at 8.00pm and later that night why not call up to St. Mary’s Hall for a BBQ.

Barbeque Night

If the aroma of sizzling sausages, grilled steaks and juicy beef burgers causes your taste buds to tingle then make sure you keep free Saturday 23rd July as the club is holding a barbeque in St. Mary’s Hall. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it!

Ulster Final Tickets

The Ulster final between Derry v Donegal takes place at St. Tiernachs Park, Clones on Sunday 19th July at 4pm. This is an all ticket game and any club member that would like to make an order can you please contact club secretary Martina McKeown before 12 noon on Friday 8th July. Admission Charges as follows: Gerry Arthurs Stand Covered: €27. Gerry Arthurs Stand Open: €25. Gerry Arthurs Stand OAP: €15. Mc Grane & Eastern Stand Adult: €25. Mc Grane Stand: & Eastern Stand OAP: €15. Mc Grane & Eastern Stand Family (Under 16): €5 (NB: Must be accompanied by adult). Hill & O’Duffy Terrace Adult: €15. Hill & O’Duffy Terrace Student & OAP: €10.

GRM Minor Football League Division 2

Unfortunately, last Tuesday (28th June) evening our game against Cuchulains was cancelled because they could not field a team. Last Tuesday evening (5th July) they were scheduled to play Magheracloone in the league competition. Please check out www.rockcorrygaa.ie for all latest results. The next game in the league campaign takes place on Tuesday 26th July when they travel to play Killanny at 7.45pm.

Maguire Transport Minor Championship

The minor football championship gets underway on Tuesday 19th July when we travel to Threemilehouse to play Sean McDermott’s at 7.45pm.

Under 14 Team

Our under 14 team are back in action on Saturday 16th July when they play Killeevan in the league campaign.

Under 12 Team

Well done to our under 12 team and their mentors last Saturday as they recorded another win in the summer league competition. Played in pleasant weather conditions it was an entertaining game with both sides producing some very good football. Despite Carrickmacross B team notching up an impressive 4-6 it was not enough to win the game as our wee footballers proved too strong and scored a remarkable 4-12 to earn the two points. This Saturday 9th July they have a home game against Donaghmoyne and the game has a throw-in time of 12 noon.

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, 6, 14 and 24. There was no jackpot winner of €7,900.00. The following won €15 each :-Grainne O’Shea Rockcorry, Frank Dobbin Rockcorry, Jim McCarville Newbliss, Breda Cleary Rockcorry, Packie McCarville Newbliss, Noel Smyth Rockcorry, Patsy McGuirk Dublin (yearly ticket), Adrian Thompson Newbliss. Next week our jackpot will be €8,000.00 and the draw will take place in Paddy Lynch’s, Lisnalong. Thank you for supporting our Top 4 lotto draw.

New Arrival

Congratulations to Sinead & Mossy on the birth of their baby boy Alex. We look forward to seeing him in the green & white colours in the future!

Club Notes

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