SENIOR FOOTBALL: We were due to begin our season last Sunday (27th Jan) but our Town League game against Na Gaeil was not played. So our first outing of the season is fixed for next Sunday (3rd Feb) with an away game against John Mitchels in round 2 of the Town League. Throw-in at 2.30pm
JUNIOR FOOTBALL: We have to go back to 2008 to find the Junior Town League going ahead before the Co. League. But that’s what’s happening this season with the Town League due to commence on next Sunday. We have three rounds and a final, if we qualify, to play. In round 1 we have a home game against Kerins O’Rahillys on next Sunday (3rd Feb) at 12.30pm. We are away then in rounds 2 and 3 – against John Mitchels (17th Feb) and Na Gaeil (24th Feb). The top two teams will qualify for the final on a date yet to be confirmed.
MINOR FOOTBALL: Dates have also been confirmed for the Minor Town League. Like our Juniors we have three rounds to play – one at home and two away with the top two teams qualifying for the final. We play Na Gaeil in Connolly Park on next Sunday (3rd Feb) at 3pm in round 1 of the competition. Then we are away to Kerins O’Rahillys on the following Saturday (9th Feb) and away to Na Gaeil on Saturday, 23rd Feb. The date for the Final is yet to be confirmed.
The Co. League is due to commence on Saturday, 16th Feb. Fixtures as follows: Feb 16th away V Laune Rangers, Mar 2nd home V Legion, Mar 9th away V Rathmore, Mar 16th home V Dr. Crokes, Mar 30th away V Na Gaeil.
SCÓR NA SINSEAR: Brian Caball informs us that the Tralee final of Senior Scór (17 years of age or older on 1-1-’19) has been scheduled for Na Gaeil clubhouse on this Thursday (31st) night at 8.30pm. The county finals will be held in the Marian Hall, Moyvane, on Friday February 8th, starting at 7pm. The Munster semi-finals will take place on Saturday February 23rd in the Community Centre, Ovens, County Cork. The Munster finals will be on Saturday March 2nd in Cork’s City Hall. The All-Ireland finals will be held in the ‘Travellers’ Friend’ Theatre, Castlebar, County Mayo, on Saturday April 13th.
The date and venue for the Co. Quiz Final has yet to be fixed. The Rock has still time to organised a four person quiz team for this event. Anyone interested in forming a team should let us know.
LAST MAN STANDING: We had a tremendous response in the final two days to our first fundraiser of the year with s final total of 308 players in the game in the end. This represents €2,500 odd profit for the club which is very welcome to new Treasurer Nial Shanahan. Thanks to everyone who has supported this fundraiser and special mention & thanks to our Juvenile Chairman, Tim Mc Mahon, who organised and oversaw all the entries and who has, and will produce the competition up-dates over the next number of weeks – Good Luck everyone!
Club Fundraising Clothes Recycling: collection date is Sat Feb 9th so start collecting now. Anyone wishing to drop bags off to the clubhouse earlier can contact: 085 223 58 57.
CONGRATULATIONS: to Club Hurler/Footballer Andrew Morrissey and girlfriend Una Kerins who got engaged recently.
CLUBHOUSE: As always the Clubhouse is available for all types of Parties and Functions. Enquiries about Club Bookings should be made by contacting Harry Hynes at 087 2467286.
CARDS: The 45 Card Sessions continue in the Clubhouse on every Monday and Thursday nights, commencing at 9.30pm each night.
LOTTO: Last Night’s (28th Jan) Jackpot, worth €10,350, was not won. The numbers drawn were 17, 23, 29, 31. The €20 winners were: Matthew O’Dowd and Denis C. O’Neill, both c/o Carmel O’Neill; Daniel Roche, c/o Rock Street Post Office; Trevor Houlihan, c/o The Club; and Eamon Heaslip, c/o Club Rockies.
LottoTickets are on regular sale at the Rock Street Post Office and at the Stacks Clubhouse, as well as from our other regular outlets.
SYMPATHY: Sincere sympathy is offered to the families of the following who died recently – Diarmuid Lawlor, Ballymacquin (a regular at our Card Games until recently); Tom Blennerhassett, Kildare Town and formerly Clash East; Margaret Teahan (nee Foley), Ashgrove and formerly Marian Park and Firies; and Stephanie Sheehy, Rossacussane (Kenmare) and formerly Tralee (daughter of former Mitchels Footballer, Ogie).