Club Notes 6th November

Thank You

First of all, I would like to begin this week’s club notes by thanking all the fellow Gaels of County Monaghan for your best wishes and for your congratulation messages over the last week or so. The number of phone calls, emails and text messages has been overwhelming and we sincerely thank you all for your kind words on our historic promotion to senior ranks.

Final DVD

To celebrate our fantastic victory in the Monaghan Electrical intermediate league final the club will be organising copies of the DVD. This is a must for all Rock supporters and GAA fans in general so if anyone is interested in ordering a copy please send me a text message to 086-1041165 or alternatively send an email to with your details and I shall put your name down on the list.

Scor Competitions

The following are the dates for this year’s Scor competitions. Scór na n-Og takes place on Friday 16th and Saturday 17th November with the county final scheduled for Friday 23rd November. If anybody is interested in representing the club in any of the following events please contact our cultural officer Martina McKeown (Figure Dancing, Recitation, Solo Singing, Instrumental Music, Ballad Group, Novelty Act, Question time and Set Dancing)

Annual General Meeting

The date for our annual general meeting has been fixed for Thursday 29th November. The annual general meeting is the most important meeting of the year and ALL club members are invited to attend in order to reflect on the last twelve months and to look ahead for the upcoming year. It is also a time to elect a new management committee and to communicate with other members about how the club is functioning. Nomination forms will be circulated to all club members over the coming weeks and should be returned to club secretary Martina McKeown before the required date.

Coaching Courses

The Monaghan Games & Coaching Development committee have released dates for the Autumn & Winter education coaching programme.  A foundation level course will take place on Friday 30th November and Saturday 1st December. The venue and tutor is to be confirmed. A level 1 coaching course (Children) will take place on Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd & Saturday 10th November. A level 1 coaching course for youth / adults will take place on Friday 16th & Saturday 17th and Friday 23rd & Saturday 24th November. Those interested in a level 2 course for children will take place on Friday 19th, Saturday 20th and Sunday 21st October and Friday 26th, Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th October. A level 2 coaching course for youth / adults will take place on Friday 9th, Saturday 10th and Sunday 11th November and again on Friday 16th, Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th November. The venue for the level 2 courses is St. Patricks College, Armagh. Please visit our for a full schedule of courses, dates and times. For further information you can contact our Youth Officer Pascal Smyth or alternatively you can contact Paul O’Connor, Monaghan Games Manger at 086-8374827 or

Top 4 Jackpot

The numbers drawn on Monday 5th November were 2, 19, 23 and 28. The jackpot of €2,100.00 was not won and the following people also won €15 each. Jim Cleer, Rockcorry, Caoimhe Lynch, Cootehill, Kitty Keough, Drung, Gabriel Greenan, Rockcorry, Laurence McCarthy, Dartrey, Patsy McGuirk, Dublin (Yearly Ticket), Betty McGee, Cootehill, John McGilly, Newbliss. Next week our jackpot will be €2,200.00 and the draw will take place in Thompson’s, Newbliss. Thank you for supporting our Top 4 Draw.

Christmas Raffle

Would you like to win a new suite of bedroom furniture? Well you could be the lucky winner of a fabulous suite of bedroom furniture for just €5. That’s right, for only €5 you can enter our Autumn Raffle and win any of the following prizes. 1st prize is a suite of bedroom furniture, kindly donated by the Maple Bar, Rockcorry (bed, 2 x lockers & 5 drawer chest) 2nd prize €200, 3rd prize is a meal for two at the Errigal Country House Hotel in Cootehill, 4th prize €50, 5th prize €20. All committee members and players have raffle sheets and the draw will take place at a date to be confirmed.