AGM: Our juvenile section (buachaillí) annual general meeting will take place on Tuesday next, January 7th, at 7pm i bPáirc Uí Chonghaile. Everyone is invited and is encouraged to come along. Fáilte roimh an domhan is a mháthair! All support gratefully appreciated.
OIFIG AN PHOIST: As we are in competition with other clubs, until April 2020, to retain our very important lotto franchise to have our CLUB LOTTO TICKETS on sale at Rock Street Post Office, our local post office, it is imperative that every single time you carry out a transaction there you registar your support for The Rock Club with Marie, Martin or a staff member. Every time that you do business in the post office let it be known that you are a Rockie and they will ‘stamp’ their/our Rock Club card. The club with the most points will win the franchise. Is foinse mhór thábhachtach airgid é seo dár gclub. Tacaigh linn, le do thoil.
MENTORS: Happy new year and many thanks to the club workers for their dedication to our club and to its young stars-of-the-future. The following are among the club members who keep The Rock ship a float on both calm and stormy football seas…ár mbuíochas ó chroí leo go léir:
PEIL FAOI 16: Edward O’Connor, Frankie Murphy, Denis Sayers, Pat Slattery, Armin Heinrich.
PEIL FAOI 14: William Kirby, Richie Conway, Dave Scanlon, Éamonn Heaslip, Ronan Kavanagh, Dale Counihan, Wayne Guthrie.
PEIL FAOI 12: Liam Lynch, Mike Casey, Morgan O’Connell, Eric Nosidlak, Shane Lynch, Battie Bastible, Ciarán Murphy, Dex Carmody.
PEIL FAOI 10: Pa Laide, Niall Riordan, Lawrence Cotter, Kieran O’Flaherty, John Canty, Shane Lynch Mike McCannon.
PEIL FAOI 8: Mike Lynch, Wayne Quillinan, Keith McKenzie, Noel Healy, Micko Horan, Colm Mangan. FAOI 6: Mikey Collins, Tim McMahon, Jonathan Magnier, Brendan Smith, Éamonn Scanlon, Dara Ó Lúing, Danny Maguire, Richard Long.
MAOIR na nGORT IMEARTHA: Seán Ó Braoin, Nollaig Ó Conaill.
CLUB DRAW: Tickets for the National Club Draw are available at The Rock Club. We respectfully ask all club members and supporters to sell/purchase some tickets. The top prize is a Renault Clio Expression car. Ní olc an duais í sin, ambaiste! Tickets are €10 each. See full details on www.austinstacks.ie. What this about? Our club has signed up to participate in the GAA’s National Club Draw for 2020. The purpose of this draw is to help clubs to raise funds. Croke Park (HQ) will cover the cost of the prizes. Prizes also include a €2,000 travel voucher, All-Ireland Hurling and Football ‘packages’, shopping vouchers. The closing entry date is February 16th. Our club will retain the proceeds from all tickets sold by our members. Gach eolas: Bernie Mannix on 086 0767415.
SCÓR na bPÁISTÍ: (i) Scór for primary school pupils will take place in late spring. Now is the time to prepare. (ii) ‘Well done’ to David Lynch, Jack Doyle, Rory Lynch and Shane Cotter who ensured that we were represented in this year’s Scór na nÓg. Bhí siad páirteach i gcomórtas Thráth na gCeist(eanna) i gCraobh an Chontae i nGleann Beithe i Mí na Nollag.
ATHCHÚRSÁIL: The ladies of the club will hold their annual Clothes Recycling Fundraiser in early spring and they earnestly request that every household would commence collecting in advance of Lá ‘le Bríde (1ú Feabhra). Sea, tús maith, leath na hoibre! Acceptable clothes/goods include men’s/women’s/children’s clothing, shoes, handbags, belts, soft toys and household textiles such as curtains and towels. Duvets or pillows cannot be accepted. All items must be clean and dry. Is mór é an beagáinín!
NA MEÁNSCOILEANNA: (i) Peil Faoi 19: The Green boys have worked hard, i rith laethanta saoire na Nollag, in preparation for their Munster Colleges Senior Championship (Corn Uí Mhuirí) quarter final game which will be played v Ardscoil Hamaltún, Droichead na Bandan, on January 15th. An Fhaiche Abú! Our Green men: Seán Quilter (captaen), Jordan Kissane, Cian Purcell, Conor Horan, Luke Chester, Armin Heinrich, Eoghan Carroll, Ruairí O’Connell, Tom O’Farrell, Niall Fitzmaurice, Ben Quilter. (ii) Cispheil Faoi 19: Best wishes to David Burke and his fellow-basketballers (Meánscoil Chnoc an tSeabhaic) in their preparation for their challenge v Coláiste Phádraig (Castle Island) in an all-Kerry All-Ireland final on January 21st in the National Basketball Arena. The Tralee boys defeated St Malachy’s of Belfast, 74-63, in an entertaing and hard-fought semi-final. (iii) Iománaíocht Faoi 19: The Green hurlers are still basking in the excitement of their 2nd consecutive U19 Munster final victory over their unlucky Cnoc an tSeabhaic rivals. I measc iománaithe na Faiche bhí Lúcás Chester, Niall Mac Muiris agus Seanachán Mac Lú. Comhbhrón le hEimhín Ó Foghlú a d’imir leis an bhfoireann mhí-ámharach.
BLIAIN NUA FAOI MHAISE: Best wishes to all members, workers, players, parents and supporters for the year ahead….2020 – Bliain na Stacach!! Cá bhfios? Good luck, also, to our new coistí oibre, rannán na sinsear faoi chathaoirleacht Billy Ryle agus rannán na sóisear faoi chathaoirleacht Tim McMahon. Agus go mbeirimid beo ar an am seo arís!