Club Notes 8th January

Annual Social & Presentation Night

Keep free Saturday 9th February because our annual social and presentation night will take place in the Hillgrove Hotel, Monaghan. This is always a very enjoyable occasion and this year’s social night will once again be something special as it brings us all together once again to celebrate in true, “Rockcorry Style”, the historic achievement of our senior team that won the Vincent McAviney Cup. The night will also include many other highlights including presentations to the latest inductee into our Hall of Fame and awards will also be presented to our senior, reserve and minor players of the year. Tickets will be on sale shortly and admission will be by ticket only.

Monaghan GAA Awards Night

The Monaghan GAA awards night takes place in the Hillgrove Hotel on Saturday 19th January. Special guest on the night will be Michael Duignan. Mark Daly will be presented with his award for Intermediate player of the year and if anybody is interested in attending please contact club Secretary Martina McKeown for ticket information.

Club Motto

Thank you to all who replied to our club motto request, it is very much appreciated. Your suggestions and comments have been great to read and over the next couple of weeks we will try to incorporate all your valued feedback to finalise a club motto or mottos. You can submit your suggestions by text message to 086-1041165 or email pro.rockcorry.monaghan@gaa.ie or alternatively upload your suggestion to our Facebook page, it’s that simple.

Our Games Our Code

The Gaelic Athletic Association in conjunction with the Ladies Gaelic Football Association, the Camogie Association, the GAA Handball Ireland and the Rounders Council of Ireland recently published “Our Games – Our Code” the Joint Code of Best Practice in Youth Sport for all who work with underage players and vulnerable adults in our respective Associations. This Code brings together the collective good practice experiences of our Associations while also recognising the legislative, organisational and statutory guidance that governs our work with young people and children. Our Games – Our Code will assist the club in supporting and directing our members in their work with underage teams in a coordinated and developmental manner. I have uploaded a link on our website www.rockcorrygaa.ie for your information to view the publication entitled “Our Games – Our Code, the joint Code of Best Practice in Youth Sport”. The Code replaces all previous Codes and is a mandatory Code of Best Practice for all Gaelic Games Associations in our work with underage players. Our underage players will spend some of the most enjoyable days of their lives playing our games and socialising with their friends. Whether attending or playing GAA matches, playing Ladies Football or Camogie, or participating in Rounders or Handball activities, they will do so during some of the most important developmental years of their lives. Our role and our responsibility is to ensure that they benefit from and participate in our Gaelic Games in a safe and enjoyable environment and where our Games are conducted in a spirit of fair play where everyone working on our behalf emphasises respect, equality, safety and non-discrimination in all aspects of our work with children and young people.

Top 4 Lotto Results

The numbers drawn on Monday 7th January were 13, 22, 25 and 27. There was no jackpot winner of €1,200.00. The following won €15 each :- Brenda Patterson, Rockcorry, Louise & Ethan Reilly, Rockcorry, Mavis Harrison, Rockcorry, John & Hannah Sherry, c/o. Maple Bar, Fergal & Conor McGeough, Rockcorry, Jimmy, Josh, Alex & Lauren, Rockcorry, Mickey Kierans, Aghabog, Patrick & Aileen Reilly, Dartrey. Next week the jackpot will be €1,300.00 and the draw will take place in Fitzpatrick’s. Thank you supporting our Top 4 lotto draw.

Annual Top 4 Lotto Ticket

Don’t forget, you can now 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.

Committee Positions Vacant

At our annual general meeting the positions of 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.

Reserve Team Management

The club is currently seeking expressions of interest for the position of reserve team manager / management. If you would like to be considered or would like more information please contact club chairman Jimmy McGeough or any committee member.

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 Sunday 31st March.

Scór Sinsear

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

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 Notes

If anyone would like to include anything within the notes please send the details by text (086-1041165) or email rockcorrygaa@live.ie. All notes must be with me before 9pm on Monday evening.