Club Notes 7th June

Platinum Tanks Reserve Football Championship

Last Friday evening (3rd June) our reserve team saw off the challenge from Fergal O’Hanlon’s in emphatic style to progress to the next round of the Platinum Tanks reserve football championship. While the final score-line shows a twelve point victory and insinuates this was a comfortable victory for our reserve team, and towards the end it probably was. However, it was not all fun and games particularly during the first half where our display was topsy-turvy and although we had our fair share of possession our play was error ridden with poor passing and wayward shooting.  At the end of the first half Fergal O’Hanlon’s seemed to be in a good position as they enjoyed a two point lead, leading 0-4 to 1-3. Thankfully, during the second half we completely transformed and were in prolific scoring form as we notched up an impressive 1-13 to their 0-2 to emerge victorious on a final score-line Rockcorry 1-17 Fergal O’Hanlon’s 1-5. Please visit www.rockcorrygaa.ie for full match report and a selection of action photographs.

Championship “Buzz”

The summer is truly here folks as the race for the McGuigan Builders intermediate football championship commences this weekend and the senior team warmed up for our highly anticipated clash against Currin with a decent showing against Toome in last Saturday’s challenge match and many thanks to the Toome club for facilitating the game. After the match I caught up with our senior team manager Cormac McFadden and he stated that “while we were missing a number of regulars it was a useful run-out as it  gave some of the fringe players a chance to stake a claim on a position that maybe up for grabs”. He also pointed out “that it was good to see the return of Paul McKeown in the green & white colours after a layoff due to a recent knee injury and he will be a welcome boost to the panel”. When asked about the performance of the team he remarked “I was quite happy with the level of performance and particularly the effort and determination shown by all players and for most parts they looked sharp”. He did point out, however that “this weekend we are facing a massive challenge as we take on Currin in the first round of the Intermediate championship and they (Currin) have already defeated us in the league campaign and will provide a stern test this Sunday”. He continued by staying that “we will have to produce one of our best ever displays if we are to progress to the next round” and he called on “all Rock fans to support the team this Sunday as this game has the ingredients of a real classic and should be a very exciting game of football and looked forward to the encounter”. I just want to echo Cormac’s comments and urge all our supporters to go and cheer on our senior team this Sunday at Gavin Duffy Park, Monaghan at 1.30pm and hopefully we can look forward to a sporting game of football and the right result. Best of luck to Cormac. Mickey, David and all the lads.

Playing Attire

All players are reminded that it is compulsory to wear the proper club colours during any game but particularly during championship matches. Can all players please make sure they have green and white socks and white togs with green strips or with the club crest. Remember lads you are representing you team and your club when you walk on to the pitch. Please log onto www.rockcorrygaa.ie for full list of match regulations for championship football.

June Fixtures

Our senior team will be back in action on Wednesday 15th June when they travel to play Donaghmoyne in the Monaghan Electrical Intermediate football league at 8pm and on Friday 1st July our senior team has a home game against Sean McDermott’s at 8pm.

Traditional Hay Festival

The committee is making plans to hold another vintage hay making day on the weekend 23rd & 24th July. I am sure you will agree that last year’s event was a fantastic day and this year’s promises to be another great day’s entertainment and will be a great opportunity for families to come together and see how things were done years ago. When further details develop I will let you know. Let’s hope the sun will still be shining brightly!

Hard Luck

Hard luck to the Monaghan senior team who put in a courageous and spirited performance against Tyrone last Sunday but unfortunately it was not enough on the day and Tyrone secured the win by a couple of points. Keep the heads up lads and be ready for the back door campaign. Best of luck.

Juvenile Mentors

At a recent committee meeting our chairman Jimmy McGeough and our Youth Officer Pascal Smyth paid tribute to the entire panel of juvenile mentors and coaches for the time and effort they spend coaching and looking after our juvenile teams. I just want to echo their sentiments and thank you publicly for your dedication to coach these youngsters at grass root level. You are performing an invaluable service to your club and community and we sincerely thank you for your efforts. Keep up the good work.

GRM Minor Football League Division 2

Football will now take a back seat as players get ready to sit their exams so the next game for the minor team is on Tuesday 28th June when they travel to play Cuchulains.

Under 16 Team

The next outing for our under 16 team is on Thursday 23rd June when they play Doohamlet at Pairc Naomh Mhuire at 7.00pm

Under 14 Team

The next outing for our under 14 team is on Saturday 25th June when they travel to play Tyholland.

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.

Exams

Good luck to all players and members that are currently studying or sitting exams at this time. I hope you get the questions you are hoping for and get the opportunities you deserve for all your hard work.

Monaghan VHI GAA Cul Camps 2011

A list of the forthcoming VHI GAA Cul camps can be viewed on our website www.rockcorrygaa.ie. All camps cater for 6-13 year old boys and girls. If parents need further information or require any clarification please contact Paul O’Connor, Games Development Manager on 086-8374827 or email: developmentmanager.monaghan@gaa.ie

Top 4 Lotto Results

The numbers drawn last Monday night were 4, 14, 22 and 24. There was no jackpot winner of €7,500.00. The following won €15 each :- Dominic Monaghan Rockcorry, James Fox Rockcorry, Ann Beggan Meath, Andrew Carroll Rockcorry, Maureen Greenan Aghabog, Pat Clerkin Rockcorry, Dillon, Lee & Cian McCollum Rockcorry, Andrew Carroll Rockcorry. Next week our jackpot will be €7,600.00 and the draw will take place in Paddy Lynch’s. Thank you for supporting our Top 4 lotto draw.

Birthday Celebrations

Congratulations to Mickey Friary who celebrated a significant milestone recently. Happy birthday Mickey and many more of them.

European Champion

Congratulations to Peter McPhillips (Swanns Cross) who is now a European champion as he came in first place in the squats competition at the recent European Powerlifting Championships held in Limerick. Well done Peter.

Club Notes

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