PEIL FAOI 6/8/10: We’ll be back to our usual venues and times on Sunday morning next. (i) Training/coaching will take place for the Under 6 boys at 11am and for the Under 8 boys at 10am in the MERCY MOUNTHAWK HALL. (ii) The Under 10 players will play at 11.30am in THE GREEN Secondary School. We look forward to seeing all our young stars.
CLÁRÚ: We had a great turnout at our registration evenings. Thanks to all who came along and signed on to be a Rockite! We’ve a fine crop of players for the 2020 season, buíochas le Dia! All our signed-up U6/8/10 boys are now fully ready for the season ahead. A new generation of Black’n’Amber Boys is on the road to greatness! If anybody hasn’t yet registered….please, come along on Sunday morning and do so!! Fáilte roimh chách.
PEIL FAOI 12: Week 4 of our 6-week stint at the fabulous Kerry Sports Academy saw another big turnout for Saturday’s training session. With our first outing of the year now only 3 weeks away, there was an added pep in the step of players and mentors alike with great skill, pace and determination on show for the hour. Our session-finale blitz reached new heights of excitement with very little between the four outstanding teams. Our ‘A’ final was a thriller idir Foireann Oráiste agus Foireann Dhearg….they drew in their round robin game and couldn’t be separated either in the decider! D’imir said peil den scoth! An Fhoireann Oráiste: Rian Walsh, Eoin Mangan, Rory Lynch, Tadhg Falvey, Fionn Cotter, Alex Dafoor, David Hobbert, Kyle Yoxhall. An Fhoireann Dhearg: Alex Tuohy, Alex Relehan, Eoghan Murphy, Haulie Cotter, Jayden Moriarty, Darragh Lyons, Jack Diggin, Matthew Guerin, Darragh Greyson. All mighty men! We’ll be back again in the Sports Academy hall this Saturday, 15th February. Please be there for 3.45pm. Our first challenge and away trip of the year will be on Saturday 29th February (leap year!) when we’ll be crossing the county bounds to take on the Cork underage kingpins, Douglas, on the splendid 4G pitch at Páirc Uí Chaoimh! Onóir mhór agus dúshlán mór do bhuachaillí na Carraige! Parents – if you haven’t done so before now, please ensure that your son is registered for 2020 as soon as possible. The Town League will commence in less than 4 weeks and it’s essential that all of our players are registered with the club in order to play.
SCÓR na bPÁISTÍ: The Tralee area finals must be completed by April 5th. The South Kerry (semi-final) will take place at 3pm on Saturday April 18th. The North Kerry (semi-final) will take place at 1pm on Sunday April 19th. County finals: Monday May 4th.
PEIL FAOI 14: (i) On Sunday next (16ú) our U14 lads will head for the West Kerry Gaeltacht. Beidh siad ag imirt v An Ghaeltacht i gComórtas an Earraigh i nGallaras. Our boys will play in Grúpa 1 and their games will take place in the main pitch at Gallaras as follows….10am: AdeS v Gaeltacht; 10.45am: Naomh Abán (Baile Mhúirne) v Gaeltacht; 11.30am: AdeS v Naomh Abán. Fixtures for Grúpa 2 will be played on Pitch 2 as follows….10am: K-O’R v Na Gaeil; 10.45pm: Éire Óg (Ovens) v K-O’R; 11.30am: Na Gaeil v Éire Óg. Finals: 12.45pm – 3rd placed final; 1.30pm – 2nd placed final; 2.15pm 1st placed final. Each team will play 3 games…two group games and a final. Bord na nÓg rules will apply and games will be 15 minutes a-side. Rialacha: 15 a-side; full pitch; full-size goals; cic amach ó na lámha ón line 21’; unlimited substitutions; one hop, one solo per play; no penalty kicks; advanced mark will apply; ‘mark’ from kick out will not apply as kick is from hands; beidh ‘loca pionóis’ (‘sin bin’) i gceist; 5-goal rule applies (6+ goals scored count as points); 2 points for a win; 1 point for a draw. Gach dea-ghuí ar ár bpeileadóirí. (ii) We’ll kick off the new season with the Town Board U14 competition on February 23rd when our As will challenge the Pearse Brothers Club (Churchill) and our Bs will be in action against the John Mitchel Club. This competition is being sponsored by ‘Suits Select’. Mórbhuíochas le Tom Boyle. Exciting games ahead!
PEIL FAOI 16: Training continues every Sunday morning at 10.45am in the Bishop’s Field. We have booked the GYM for Wednesday evenings from 6.15pm and, so, all players are asked to be ready for action at 6.15pm. Don’t forget the foam rollers, the bands and plenty of CO2 (uisce).
NA COLÁISTÍ: (i) Corn Uí Mhuirí (Faoi 19): Good wishes to Seán Quilter, Cian Purcell, Armin Heinrich, Eoghan Carroll, Conor Horan, Niall Fitzmaurice, Luke Chester, Jordan Kissane, Conor Myers, Ruairí O’Connell, Tom O’Farrell, Ben Quilter and foireann Scoil na mBráithre (An Fhaiche) in their preparations for their Munster Final clash with Coláiste Bhréanainn i gComórtas Chorn Uí Mhuirí. Imreofar an chraobhchluiche ar an 22ú Feabhra. They gained their place in the final by defeating Pobalscoil Shliabh Luachra in a very exciting and entertaining game that went to extra time. Final score….Tralee CBS: 2-19; Pobalscoil na Ráithe Móire: 1-17. This is a great achievement! Bhí buachaillí Chill Airne 0-4 chun tosaigh ar Choláiste Naomh Proinsias, Baile an Róistigh, sa leathchraobh eile. Táthar ag tnúth le sárchluiche! (ii) Frewen Cup (U16½): ‘Well done’ to The Green CBS lads who defeated Ardscoil Rís, Cluain Gheal Meala, in the Munster semi-final of the Frewen Cup competition. Imríodh an cluiche i Rath Caola, Contae Luimnigh. The Tralee boys will take on Coláiste Bhréanainn, Cill Airne, in the Munster final. Good wishes to our boys on The Green team: Ben Quilter, Donnacha Sayers, Ruairí O’Connell, Enda Cahill and Armin Heinrich (captaen). (ii) Brother Taft Cup (U15): The Green and The Sem will also tackle each other in the Under 15 final. An Fhaiche Abú!
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. Is iontach an duais í sin! Tickets are €10 each. See full details on www.austinstacks.ie. 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. Up to twenty prizes can be won, including a €2,000 travel voucher, All-Ireland Hurling and Football ‘packages’, shopping vouchers. The closing date is close: February 16th. Bain triail as….have a go! The Rock Club will retain the proceeds from all tickets sold by our members. Breis eolais: Bernie Mannix on 086 0767415.
ATHCHÚRSÁIL: The ladies of the club will hold their annual Clothes Recycling Fundraiser Collection on Saturday next (15ú) from 2pm to 4pm. We are asking parents of juvenile club players to bag boys and girls club merchandise or old football boots separately. The plan is to hold a ‘previously loved’ car boot sale for these items at the Juvenile Academy when we are back outdoors in Caherslee i gceann cúpla seachtain. Acceptable clothes/goods include men’s/women’s/children’s clothing, belts, handbags, shoes, soft toys and household textiles such as curtains and towels…but no duvets or pillows, please. All support gratefully appreciated.
CLUB LOTTO TICKETS: Don’t forget to register your support for The Rock Club when doing business at Rock Street Post Office…not much time left. Tacaigh le do chlub áitiúil. Tacaigh le Club na Carraige, le do thoil.
SCÓR na SINSEAR: Tralee area finals must be completed by March 6th. Senior Scór county finals will be held on Saturday March 14th. Times: quiz at 4pm and stage items at 5.30pm. The Munster finals will be held in Cappamore on Saturday March 28th. All-Ireland finals will take place in the INEC, Killarney,at 3pm on April 25th.
GAELTACHT: If you’d like to avail of a Gaeltacht scholarship/grant for next summer, please apply to the club secretary immediately.
CLUB SOCIAL: The ‘Rock & Rose Victory Social’ will take place at the Rose Hotel on Saturday 22nd February and tickets cost €35.