Club Notes 7th January

Happy New Year

I hope Santa was good to you all and brought you just what you needed? He took care of me…ho,ho,ho! Anyway, a New Year has arrived and with it new challenges but also plenty of opportunities. A new year symbolises a new beginning of a better tomorrow. It is the time of year to cherish the good memories and forget every bad memory of the past twelve months and start again. The positive nature of the club within our community is special and it’s up to every single person within the club, or indeed within the community to ensure that the club, your club, remains at the forefront of this wonderful Association. Let’s all work together and look forward to a good year ahead and on behalf of the club I wish you and your families a safe and happy new year filled with new hope, new joy and new beginnings and I hope that your dreams and aspirations all come true throughout the year.

Annual Yearbook 2013

I want to thank everyone for their kind comments towards last year’s annual yearbook entitled “Our Journey”. The response and support is deeply appreciated. A gentle reminder that if you haven’t already bought a copy of the yearbook we have a limited number of copies available so if anybody is interested in buying a copy then please get in touch.  It costs a reasonable €20  and is jammed with information and features over 400 pages, full colour, and contains some amazing photographs of our historic and remarkable journey through senior football. It is a pictorial account, an album of memories that follows the ups and downs, laughter and tears, victories and defeats of the men, boys and girls wearing the ‘Green & White’ jersey during 2013 and is something to treasure for many years to come. The yearbook also contains a selection of photographs taken from other events held over the year and I hope the images I have chosen will leave a lasting impression. If you are interested in buying a copy of the yearbook please send me a text message 086-1041165 or an email to pro.rockcorry.monaghan@gaa.ie confirming your name and details.

Committee Positions Vacant

The management committee is open to all who wish to sit on the committee or indeed any of our sub-committees. New faces, new opinions, new ideas are the lifeblood of any club and with your input the possibilities of today can be achieved tomorrow. At our annual general meeting the positions of Assistant Treasurer, Cultural Officer and ASAP Officer were not filled. We are now looking to co-opt members to fill these important roles. If any club member is interested in taking up any of these roles or perhaps sitting on the management committee please get in touch. The bottom line folks, and its quit simple, the future of the club is in our own hands. Everything that we do today or indeed everything we don’t do will have a serious impact on the performance of the club in the future. It’s you club, get involved.

Club Membership

Club membership is now due once again and can be paid to our club Registrar Pat Brannigan. The annual subscription for adults is €20 with all juveniles under the age of 18 costing €5 and any student that can provide a valid student card the membership fee is €5. It is important that ALL players pay their membership as soon as possible otherwise you will not be covered under the GAA insurance scheme. Please note that club membership will close on Monday 31st March.

Scór Sinsear

If anybody is interested in representing the club in any of the following events please contact myself Michael Carroll 086-1041165 or any committee member (Figure Dancing, Recitation, Solo Singing, Instrumental Music, Ballad Group, Novelty Act, Question time and Set Dancing)

Rules & Regulations

The new rules of Gaelic Football, including the introduction of a the “Black Card for certain newly defined Cynical Behaviour Fouls, which will be introduced on 1st January 2014.  Follow the link below to see details of the updated Disciplinary System. http://www.gaa.ie/about-the-gaa/rules-and-regulations/

Mouthguards

Attention ALL players (senior, reserve, minor and underage) it is now compulsory for all players to wear a mouthguards in all Gaelic football matches and practice sessions from 1st January 2014. If a player refuses to comply he can be sent-off and players will not be covered under the GAA Player Injury Scheme if they are not wearing a mouthguard. Information on the use of mouthguards for clubs, parents and players can be found at; http://gaa.ie/medical-and-player-welfare/mouthguards/.

GAA 15

Recently the GAA introduced the Gaelic 15 Injury Prevention Programme in association with Sports Clinic Plus. This programme is a series of short videos showing exercises that can be used to help prevent injury in our players or as a standard warm-up routine prior to a practice session or game. The exercises are broken out into six key areas: Running; Strengthening; Sport Balance; Jumps; Hamstrings & Sport Specific. Please log onto http://learning.gaa.ie/node/268653 to see more details.

HELP

The success of the club is built on the willingness of people to become involved. We are on the lookout for juvenile managers & coaches to help out with our underage teams. The club simply cannot operate without plenty of help and we are appealing to people especially parents to volunteer their services to help out with our juvenile teams. You do not have to be an expert and you will be instructed by an experienced coach, but please come forward and volunteer. You may be able to spare one hour on a Saturday morning or one evening per week to supervise at training sessions, or maybe at a game. Whatever you can do please do come forward and offer your help as we need as many people as possible. You never know you may enjoy it and your children will certainly benefit from it.

Club Sponsorship

It is always pleasing to see that during these tough economic times there are companies or individuals willing to help the club and we are very grateful for the continued support and sponsorship from individuals over the years. We are always open to new and exciting proposals and are always on the look-out for opportunities to develop new and exciting partnerships with companies or individuals who are interested in helping the club so that we can achieve our objective.  Whether it is sponsoring a set of jerseys for the senior or juvenile teams, providing after match refreshments for the nursery players or sponsoring a prize for a raffle we would be delighted to hear from you. In return we would happily give you or your company credit at any event and promote your brand on our website which now has a large world-wide audience. Please get in touch. Don’t always wait to be asked!!!

Fundraising for 2014

Do you have any new fundraising ideas? Can you improve on our current ones? If so we’d be delighted if you could forward any ‘light bulb’ moments for the coming year. As a member or a supporter of the club why not get involved and help out with this important part of the club. All new and fresh ideas are always welcome so please come forward and let us know.

Top 4 Lotto Results (Christmas Draw)

The numbers drawn on Monday 23rd December were 4, 22, 26 and 27. There was no jackpot winner of €6,200. The following won €15 each :- Keelan & Aaron Clerkin, Rockcorry, Marie Carroll, London, Martin Carroll, Rockcorry, Eugene Cleary, Rockcorry, David Calvert, Rockcorry, Ben McGuigan, Newbliss, Bridie Sheridan, Rockcorry, Martin Carroll, Rockcorry. The following were the winners in our Christmas draw:- €100 Pauric Hughes, Middletown, €50 Eugene Cleary, Rockcorry, €50 Anita, David & Kayleigh Calvert, Rockcorry, €20 Padraic & Lisa, Rockcorry, €20 Mark McCormick, Rockcorry, €20 Mary Reilly, Rockcorry, €20 Eugene Cleary, Rockcorry & €20 Oonagh Cusack, Bunnoe.

Top 4 Lotto Results

The numbers drawn on Monday 6th January were 4, 9, 20 and 24. There was no jackpot winner of €6,300.00. The following won €15 each :- Frank McDermott, Rockcorry, Elaine Tate, Rockcorry, Anthony Tate, Rockcorry, Aaron McGorman, Rockcorry, Hugh McCAUL, Rockcorry, Calvert Girls, Rockcorry, Frank McDermott, Rockcorry, Tina & Kate Rooney, Rockcorry. Next week the jackpot will be €6,400.00 and the draw will take place in the Stag Inn, Newbliss. Thank you 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.

News

If anyone would like to have some news, events or anything at all included in the club notes or advertised on our website then just get in touch on 086-1041165 or email pro.rockcorry.monaghan@gaa.ie