Club Notes Dated 6th July

Streamline Coaches Intermediate Football League  

Our senior team played Doohamlet last Friday (2nd July) evening in what was a very tough and competitive game of football. For once the scoreboard, Rockcorry 0-12 Doohamlet 0-12, does tell the storey as from the outset this encounter was a ding-dong battle as both sides were evenly matched and cancelled each other out as neither team really dominated. Our team management will be a lot happier with the performance as it was certainly an improvement from that witnessed against Donaghmoyne as players rediscovered their fighting spirit and showed more determination and focus. However, there is still a lot of work to do and improvements will be necessary before we meet Doohamet again in the first round of the intermediate championship. A full match report of the Rockcorry v Doohamlet game and action photos can be viewed on our website www.rockcorrygaa.ie. The next outing for our senior team is a home game against Aghabog on Wednesday 21st July with a throw-in time of 8pm and on Wednesday 28th July we travel to play Emyvale at 8pm.

Monaghan Electrical Reserve League Division 4

The next game for our reserve team is fixed for Wednesday 14th July when we travel to play Blackhill at 8pm.  On Friday 23rd July we have a home game against Emyvale at 8pm and on Friday 30th July we have another home against Killanny at 7.30pm.

Raffle

Does your bedroom need a “do over”? Would you like 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 monster raffle with the 1st prize a suite of bedroom furniture that was kindly donated by the Maple Bar, the 2nd prize €200, 3rd prize is two nights bed & breakfast in Galway, 4th prize one overnight stay in Cavan Crystal hotel and 5th €50. All committee members and players have raffle sheets and the draw will take place at the haymakers jig dance on Sunday 25th July.

“Guess the Score” Competition

Monaghan play Tyrone in the Ulster senior championship football final on Sunday 18th July in St. Tiernach’s Park Clones. The club has decided to run another “Guess the Score” competition as it proved very popular the last time. Once again this is a great opportunity to test your knowledge and predict the score of the game. All proceeds will go towards buying a new set of playing gear for our under 16 and minor teams. Thank you for your support.

Barbeque & Dance

If the aroma of sizzling sausages, grilled steaks and juicy beef burgers causes your taste buds to tingle then make sure you keep free Saturday 24th July as the club is holding a social night and barbeque in St. Mary’s Hall. I’m getting hungry just thinking about it!

Vintage Hay Making / Vintage Festival Day

Don’t forget that a traditional hay making / vintage festival day which will take place on Sunday 25th July at Dartrey sports fields at 12 noon. You will get a chance to see vintage tractors, working farm horses, tedders, cocking of the hay, lapping & ricking of the hay etc. There will also be a vintage parade including cars, tractors and machinery and with plenty of other activities lined up such as poultry sale, car boot sale, sheaf tossing,  tug-of-war, celli music, it promises to be a great days entertainment and there will be plenty for all the family to see, do and enjoy!

Under 8 Coaching

Coaching sessions for all under 8’s continues on Wednesday night’s from 6.0 – 7.30pm in St. Mary’s Hall or weather permitting on Pairc Naomh Mhuire. All five, six, seven and eight year olds are welcome to attend.

Under 10’s

Last week our under 10 footballers were presented with a new set of jersey’s and the team looked resplendent in their new gear. The new kit seemed to lift the players as they all put on a great display at the under 10 go games blitz held last week.

Monaghan VHI GAA Cul Camps 2010

A list of the forthcoming VHI GAA Cul camps can be viewed on our website www.rockcorrygaa.ie. If parents need further information or require any clarification please contact our Youth Officer Martina McKeown for details.

Under 12 Team

Our under 12 team have a game this Saturday 10th July when they travel to play Clones at 12 noon.

Under 16 Team

Last Thursday evening our under 16 team took on Corduff. Despite a good start by the lads we made a few mistakes which ultimately led to us being behind at the break 1-6 to 4-4. The second half proved to be very entertaining with both sides trading scores and we were on level terms within ten minutes as we notched up an impressive 2-1 but Corduff were always dangerous in front of goals and just proved that wee bit more clinical and won on a score-line Rockcorry 4-10 Corduff 7-9. Unfortunately, due to injuries and a number of players away on holidays we could not field against Donaghmoyne. Therefore, the next outing for our under 16 team is a home game against St. Patrick’s on Thursday 15th July. The game has a 7.00pm throw-in.

Minor Team

On Tuesday 29th June our minor team travelled to play Tyholland in the league campaign. It was end to end stuff and was very entertaining and at the break Tyholland had a marginal lead 1-5 to 1-2. The second half began with the same speed and intensity as the first with both teams producing some high quality football and with five minutes remaining the game was neck and neck with both teams having 1-8 apiece. However, the final five minutes Tyholland pulled away as they showed their strength and ability when they scored 1-3 to our 0-1 to win on a score-line Tyholland 2-11 Rockcorry 1-9. Despite losing it was a great team effort and they showed plenty of heart and fighting spirit as they battled hard and hopefully they can bounce back against Emyvale which takes place on Tuesday 13th July at Naomh Pairc Mhuire with a throw-in time of 8.00pm.

Top 4 Lotto Results

The numbers drawn last Monday night were 1, 4, 6, and 22. There was no jackpot winner of €2,800.00. The following people won €15 each: Eileen Calvert Rockcorry, Marie Carroll London, Declan Leonard Aghabog, Eileen Clerkin Rockcorry, Mary McGinnity Ballybay, Pat Brannigan Rockcorry, Bridie Sheridan Rockcorry, Bridie McGill Rockcorry. Next week our jackpot will be €2,900.00 and the draw will take place in the Maple Bar at 10.30pm sharp. Thank you for supporting our Top 4 lotto draw.

Best Wishes

The club extends their congratulations and best wishes to Susanne Quinn and Enda Keenan who got married last weekend. We wish you many long years of wedded bliss in your new life together and here’s to a future of good fortune, health and happiness.

Sympathy

On behalf of the club I would like to extend our deepest condolences to Ivan McCullom and his family on the recent passing of his mother Florrie. May she rest in peace.