Club Notes 9th October

Monaghan Electrical League Fixtures

The senior team is back in action this Saturday 13th October when they play the newly crowned intermediate championship champions Doohamlet. The game takes place at Pairc Naomh Mhuire and has a throw-in time is 4.30pm.

Killeevan Tournament – Under 12

You have to hand it to the under 12 footballers! Whenever they played this year they have served up electrifying and exciting games and when they travelled to Killeevan, last Saturday 6th October, to play them in their tournament it was yet another breath-taking match between these two, evenly matched, sides and on this occasion it was the Killeevan players who celebrated at final whistle.

During the opening period things didn’t look overly promising for us as Killeevan got off to a flyer and edged into an early advantage but gradually we settled and found our feet and by the interval we trailed 2-2 to 2-1. At the change of ends we forged ahead and it looked like we would claim the shield. However, with only a couple minutes remaining Killeevan pressed hard and scored 1-1, with virtually the last kicks of the game, to secure the victory of a final score-line Killeevan 4-8 Rockorry 4-5. After the game I caught up with one of our team managers, Conor Brannigan, and he remarked “I thought the team showed tremendous courage and played some outstanding football during the game. With a bit of luck we could have won the match but unfortunately it didn’t work out that way and congratulations to the Killeevan players on their victory”.

Killeevan Tournament – Under 8

Our under 8 footballers also travelled to Killeevan on Saturday 6th October and played probably their last game of the season and it proved a very enjoyable day for all the kids. The level of enthusiasm and skill was fantastic for such young players, so well done to all involved. Many thanks to the Killeevan club for organising and inviting us to participate in the event and once again special thanks to all the parents who made the journey to support and cheer on the up and coming stars of the club.

Parade of Champions

A Parade of Champions will take place this Sunday 14th October at the County final in Clones. Any club that was lucky enough to win a juvenile cup this year will be allowed to participate. Our representatives will be Mark Duffy who captained the under 14 team to the Shield Cup victory and our under 12 joint captains Kyle Brannigan & Ryan Lynch will also march in the parade.

Nursery Presentations

To mark the end of the season for our U8s and younger nursery children there will be a presentation of certificates, fun and
refreshments in St.Mary’s Hall this Saturday 13th October starting at 1pm. All the children and their parents are welcome to attend.

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 www.rockcorrygaa.ie 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 developmentmanager.monaghan@gaa.ie.

Coaching Workshops

A Children’s Club Coaching workshop will take place on Wednesday 10th October @ 7:30pm in Cloghan. The aim of this session is to help coaches plan programmes for children for U.5’s involving the innovative Gaelic Start programme, U.8’s the FUNdamentals and the Learn To Train phase i.e. U. 10’s and U.12’s. The session will be an information session on what to coach children at these various age groups.

Autumn 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.

TOP 4 LOTTO   

The numbers drawn on Monday 8th October were 12, 17, 21 and 24. There was no jackpot winner of €14,400.00 and the following won €15 each :- Enda Sheridan, Aghabog, James Fox, Rockcorry, Packie McCarville, Newbliss, David Miller, Ballybay, Jamie Smith, Rockcorry, Sean Kelly, Agahbog, Sarah & Lisa Sheridan, Rockcorry, Jake Crush, Truagh. Next week our jackpot will be amazing €14,500.00 and the draw will take place in the Stag Inn, Newbliss. Thank you for supporting our top 4 lotto draw.