Club Notes
Sun 27th Jan 2019


Lotto numbers for Monday 21st January were 2, 6, 18, 25. No Jackpot winner and one match three winner winning £100, Dermot Devlin. This weeks Jackpot is £3950.


The U21's were defeated away to Derrylaughan on Sunday on a final scoreline of Derrylaughan 3-8 Rock 0-15. The U21's next outing is due to be against Cookstown on Saturday 2nd February @ 2.30pm.


Well done Shea Daly, Brogan Mullan & Ciaran Gourley on Saturdays MacRory Cup play off victory over St Eunans Letterkenny in Letterkenny. The Academy now play St. Pats Maghera in the quarter final.


Minor training continues on Wednesday night.


U14 training commences this Wednesday night 30th June at the pitch 6.30pm-7.30pm.


U10 training continues in MUSA on Tuesday night 7pm-8.30pm.


This years Summer Camp at Pairc Naomh Padraig will take place from Monday 29th July until Thursday 1st August.


Membership for the coming year is now due. Fees for the year remain the same:couples £50, adults £30, students £10 and youths £5. Membership can be paid to Barry Ruddy or any committee member.


As part of a referee recruitment drive within our club we are offering a small bursary to any young volunteer who would like to become a referee. This would be ideally suited for students and would help our club fulfil our responsibility to provide at least 1 active referee. If you are interested or would like any further information please contact any committee member. YES ! Why Become a GAA Referee?

  • Stay involved with the game as an alternative to playing
  • Fitness – It’s a great way to keep fit
  • Ambition – could you referee a County Final or even an All-Ireland?
  • Learn more about the game
  • Give Something Back – offers players, at the end of their playing days, the opportunity to continue in the sport
  • Personal Development – helps to develop personal skills that are of value in all walks of life

What qualities are required to become a GAA Referee?

  • Good knowledge of the playing rules
  • Be physically and mentally fit
  • Have the ability to remain calm
  • Have the moral courage to take decisions which are correct

How do I become a Referee? We all know only too well the most essential part of any GAA Fixture is the Referee, without Him or Her there is unlikely to be any game. Clubs must accept their responsibility to assist the Referee’s Committee to identify new recruits who are willing to take up the Whistle. The Challenge must be a joint approach if this campaign is to be a success. An Urgent Call goes out to any potential candidates to come forward. The first thing to do, is to contact your local Referee Administrator or Recruitment Officer who will give you details on upcoming GAA Referee Foundation Course in your local area, which you will have to complete before you can referee games. GAA Club Referee Course will take 2 nights to complete and will be delivered by GAA Referee Tutors. Please contact our Referee Recruitment officer, Eugene McConnell on 07775532917/07889452188, John Devlin on 07789893026, Alan Richardson on 07715211388 or Fabian Mc Glone on 07881910872.


Scór Sinsear (17+) begins 1st/3rd February 2019. Categories include Solo Singing, Ballad Group, Instumental Music, Quiz, Recitation, Historical Presentation and Set Dancing.Any member interested in representing the club in the competition should contact Cultural Officer Eamon McGarrity 07748752183.


It's that time of the year again, Rock Ladies GFC are collecting clothes, shoes, bags, curtains, bedding etc.... So now is the time to give them cupboards a good old clear out. Any items can be dropped of at the club changing room Thursday evenings between 7.30 till 8.00 or alternatively pick up can be arrange within a 5 mile radius by contacting Clodagh Mullan 07872911332 or Brenda Moore 07796143484.


Thank you to Michelle Kelly and Janice Gibson who recently presented Noel Kerr with a donation for The Rock Community Hub on behalf of Asda Cookstown.


An Charraig Naomh Pádraig express our deepest sympathy to Adrian and Fiona Nugent and family, and also Catriona and Barry McGuire and family on the recent death of Felix Nugent (Pomeroy), father of our current minor manager, former senior manager,and also our children's officer Adrian, grandfather of senior player Liam and youth players Odhrán and Holly, and we wish to offer our sincere condolences to them and to the entire Nugent family circle. May he Rest in Peace.

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