Paul Lucey Run for the Rock – Bank Holiday Monday May 6th – It is our ambition that every person associated with the club will participate in this occasion with our Run/Walk/Help initiative ie you Run it, you Walk it or you Help. There will be no other club activities on this day. It is our ambition to make this a day of Club Unity that shows us in our best light.
PEIL FAOI 6: We’re back in Caherslee again for our Sunday morning football fun sessions and we’ll be there for the forthcoming weeks. Parents will be advised of any switches by text. We will be adding an extra important session on Thursdays in May.
PEIL FAOI 8/10: (i) Watch our for information via text regarding some Easter action. (Our Under 10s will play in Group 1 at the Easter GoGames). Good luck, boys. Enjoy! (ii) We have a visit from the Miltown/Castlemaine Club coming up too…..ar an 28ú Bealtaine.
CAMPA ‘CÚL’: The Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camp will take place in Connolly Park from July 1st to July 5th. Register at https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/booking/online/
PEIL FAOI 12: (i) Sunday night saw two excellent performances from our Black’n’Amber warriors as they hosted Dr Crokes in the second match of the Lee Strand County League. A strong breeze made conditions tricky for all players but, buoyed by the performance of the senior team a couple of hours earlier, every player gave of his very best from the first whistle. (a) The A squad produced an excellent display with a high level of work rate, support play and skill. We had 9 different scorers on the night and we came away with a 5-15 to 0-3 win. (b) The breeze was blowing straight down the Nuns’ field as our B team went into action and was a major factor in the encounter. Na Crócaigh, aided by same, were ahead at the small whistle but, following lots of positive encouragement from coaches Shane and Kieran during the break, our stalwarts came out a transformed Rock team for the second half. What a transformation! What a resurrection! Some great scores were notched from all angles as the deficit was reduced and the Killarney lads were overcome. The Rockies eventually prevailed on a 5-18 to 4-4 scoreline. A nice victory! (ii) Next weekend sees games against Laune Rangers and Legion and all are asked to maintain the excellent training attendance record.
PEIL FAOI 14: (i) Our U14s played away v Keel/Listry in the Lee Strand County League on Wednesday 10th and they achieved a fine win. Ár bhfoireann bhuacach: Michael Tansley; Marc Carmody, Lúcás Ó Cathasaigh, Seán Heaslip; Thomas Deregee, Colm de Brún (captaen), Seán Ó Muimhneacháin; Luke Mac Gearailt, Togor Siloem; Jamie Ó Sé, Aron Nolan, Pádraig O’Halloran; Daniel Ó Ciarba, Noah Townsend, Marc Ó Loingsigh. Subs: Adam O’Carroll (M.Carmody), Roan Gratton (T.Deregee), Rónán Ó Maolruanaidh (Pádraig O’Halloran), Jamie Horgan (S.Heaslip), Dylan Cunningham (M.Ó Loingsigh). (ii) Our boys did well in the opening round of the Féile ‘qualifiers’ on Saturday last. Results: (a) AdeS: 4-2; Laune Rangers: 1-1; (b) AdeS: 2-4; Na Crócaigh: 1-1. Really well done, boys!! Imríodh na cluichí i bPáirc Uí Chonghaile. Our next big challenge will be v Kilcummin on Saturday next in the Féile semi-final. Date and time to be decided. Good luck, boys and mentors and parent and fans! An let’s be inspired by our seniors who defeated Kilcummin last Sunday! Sea, is féidir linn!
GAELTACHT SCHOLARSHIP? Apply immediately if you’d like to receive a GAA Gaeltacht scholarship. Do you want to attend an Irish language course (holiday) in the Corca Dhuibhne Gaeltacht during the summer holidays. Over the years, many young members of The Rock Club were on these Cúrsaí Gaeilge and thoroughly enjoyed the sport, lessons, music, song and dance in atmaisféar Gaelach. It’s a great way to begin preparations for an Irish oral exam….worth 40% of marks in the Leaving Certificate Examination. Interested applicants are asked to text their names to 087 6606693 asap. Closing date set for 20th April (Satharn na Cásca).
PEIL FAOI 16: (i) Training this week will be on Wednesday and Friday evenings with starting times of 6.15pm (18:15). (ii) It wasn’t the best of weeks with both teams losing their respective Central League games last week. However, it was great to see the large number of players at training on Wednesday and Friday….very encouraging indeed….and we had some great sessions. There’s good stuff in these boys! Onwards and upwards, gents! This week both teams will be away….the A boys will be travelling to Ardfert and the B lads will be in action in Castleisland. An Charraig go deo!
SCÓR NA SINSEAR: ‘Well done’ to Kerry’s only representatives (Churchill) in the All-Ireland Scór Quiz final in Castlebar on Saturday last. Comhghairdeachas to Michael Gaynor, Paul Culloty, John Flaherty and Alex O’Donnell. This is their fourth Scór Quiz All-Ireland victory.
CÚPLA FOCAL: (i) Cluiche spórtúil = Sporting game; (ii) An-chluiche = A great match; (iii) Mí-ádh = Tough luck; (iv) Níl scil ar bith aige = He hasn’t a skill; (v) Labhair sé go crosta leis an reiteoir = He spoke crossly to the ref; (vi) Fuair sé cárta dearg/buí/dubh = He got a red/yellow/black card; (vii) An tríú foireann is fearr = The 3rd best team; (viii) Dún do bhéal = Say nothing! (ix) Sár-ionadaí =SuperSub; (x) An fear is measa! = The worst man! PEIL NA SINSEAR: ‘Well done’ to our senior footballers on their fine victory in aghaidh an Chill Choimín. Cúis mhór dóchais dúinn go léir arís agus ardú meanma eile! Ar aghaidh leis an gCarraig!