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NEW YORK FEILE TEAM REPORTS
What an incredible week our F├¨ile Teams had at this year John West Feile 2017. So proud of all of you!
Credit to Noel O'Connell for the report. The New York Ladies won their first two matches in Feile 2017 with comprehensive victories over both Galtee Rovers from Tipperary and Truagh from Monaghan. The girls gave a display of 'total football', defending as if their lives depended on it and playing a fluent and lethal attacking game.
In game three NY defeated host club Scotstown to make it a hat trick of wins in their group.
Quarter final results, New York defeat Laois county champions Timahoe to book a semi final spot again Derrynoose. A great performance had them running out winning 4-9 v 1-1 to make the final against Kilkenny City.
Kilkenny 3-04 v NY 1-03, early missed chances were the catalyst. We just never got out of the gate after that. Crossbars, deflections, etc cost us. Meanwhile Kilkenny played well and scored when the chances arose for them. We are all so proud of these young ladies, thank you for your efforts.
The attention to detail of these New York teams has been second to none and it is no accident that they both reached finals. The teams were afforded the very best of everything during their experience
Well done to New York Boys who were worthy winners of the grade one title and commiserations to the girls who got so close. The friendships you have forged will be remembered for the rest of your life. So proud of each and every one of you for your commitment, dedication, hard work and enthusiasm. Huge congratulations to the players, all the management and backroom staff who helped out over the weekend and the last number of months and to all the sponsors, parents, families and friends for supporting the team on their Feile journey
We have wonderful weekend of events planned for the Offical Grand Opening of our new Clubhouse and Pavilion facility over the weekend of July 7th, 8th & 9th! Please spread the word about this historical weekend for Rockland GAA. Tickets for our Raffle Draw are out now and can be bought from Paul Levins, Mark Comerford, Susan Keaney, Catherine Levins and Kevin Moriarty. Tickets are $100 each and we have some wondeful prizes.
1st Prize - Subaru Impreza 5 Door Car
2nd Prize - 2 All Ireland Senior Gaelic Football Final Tickets & Flights
3rd Prize - 2 All Ireland Hurling Final Tickets & Flights
ROCKLAND PLAYERS & COACHES AT FEILE All the best to all the Rockland GAA players and coaches who are part of the New York GAA teams heading to Ireland to take part in Feile. You have already done the club proud by the work you have put in over the last few months. Enjoy, embrace and savour every moment of what will be a wonder experience for all of you! Below is a list of everyone involved from Rockland
We are only 17 days away from our Offical Grand Openin Weekend. This weekend long celebration of will consist of sport and musical enjoyment for all the family. There will be a contingent of GAA All Star Gaelic Footballers and Hurlers, visiting from Ireland for the weekend. These players will participate in a series of Gaelic Games events throughout the weekend; starting with a skills competition with the local underage GAA players on Friday, July 7th at 6:00pm. On Saturday July 8th from 11am – 1pm, there will be an opportunity for people to meet and greet the All Stars/Legends. The visiting All Stars will culminate their visit with an exhibition All Stars/Legends game on Sunday evening, July 9th at 5:30pm. These players are some of GAA’s greatest Gaelic Footballers and Hurlers who have ever played these games. This gathering of renowned players is novel in its occurrence. The opportunity to view and meet so many legendary GAA figures in a single setting is the chance of a lifetime.
Friday July 7th
6:00pm – GAA All Stars/Legends Skills competition
6:30pm – Rockland U17 Hurling match
8:00pm – Rockland Junior Football match
8:00pm – Pearl River School of Irish Music, Inishfree School of Irish Dance
9:00pm – JOANIE MADDEN & CHERISH THE LADIES
Saturday July 8th
9:00am to 2:30pm – Dennis McHugh U-8 football tournament (30 teams entered)
9:30am to 6:30pm – All Rockland GAA Underage Girls & Boys Football, Hurling & Camogie Vs local NYMB/G4G teams and teams traveling from Philadelphia, Boston & Atlanta
3:30pm – FDNY vs NYPD Football
4:00pm – Pearl River School of Irish Music, Verlin School of Irish Dance
5:00pm – Interstate Hurling match - Rockland Junior team Vs Allentown, PA
5:00 pm – Country Music with KICKIN’ NASH
6:30pm – Robert McKiernan Cup – Rockland Vs Clogher Eire Og, County Tyrone
7:00pm – Direct from Ireland - THE WHISTLIN’ DONKEYS
9:00pm – Pearl River’s Very Own - THE NARROWBACKS
Sunday July 9th
9:00am – Mass in the Pavilion
10:00am – Connacht Final, Shown Live in the Pavilion from Ireland
12:00pm – Rockland Ladies Gaelic Football match
1:30pm – Poc Fada – Opened by Gerry Adams
1:30pm – NYGAA Ladies Senior Gaelic Football – Cavan Vs Kerry/Donegal
1:30pm – PRIDE OF MOYVANE CEILI BAND
2:00 pm – IRELAND THE BAND
3:00pm – NYGAA Men’s Senior Gaelic Football – Donegal Vs Monaghan
3:00pm – Broesler School of Irish Dance
3:30pm – Traditional Irish music with GIRSA
4:30pm – The official Opening Ceremony of the clubhouse will be conducted by the President of the Gaelic Athletic Association, visiting from Ireland, Aogan O’Fearghail
5:30pm – All Stars/Legends Exhibition Match – Leinster/Ulster Vs Munster/Connacht
7:00pm – FERGAL HAYES & JOHN McDONOUGH Band
8:00pm – MICKEY COLEMAN Band
9:00pm – MICHAEL O SULLIVAN Band
Admission for the Weekend:
$ 50.00 – Weekend Pass
$ 20.00 – Daily Pass
Children under the age of 18 - FREE
For further information, please contact the following:
Club Chairman – Marty McKenna (917) 804-3843
Grand Opening Chairman – Paul Rowley (646) 739-1706
Grand Opening Chairman – Emmett Woods (914) 804-8466
In the Rockland GAA All Stars/Legends game, the teams will be paired as a combination of Leinster/Ulster players against their counterparts from Munster/Connacht.
The Ulster panel consists of: Paddy Bradley (Derry), Henry Downey (Derry), Paul Finlay (Monaghan), Owen Mulligan (Tyrone), Brian McGuigan (Tyrone), Peter Canavan (Tyrone), Brian Dooher (Tyrone), Aaron Kernan (Armagh), Oisin McConville (Armagh), James McCartan (Down) and Colm McFadden (Donegal).
The Leinster panel consists of: Graham Geraghty (Meath), Matty Forde (Wexford), Andy Comerford (Kilkenny) and Martin Comerford (Kilkenny). The team manager for the Ulster/Leinster team is Brian Mullins (Dublin).
The Connacht panel consists of: Eamonn O’Hara (Sligo), Ciaran McDonald (Mayo), Conor Mortimer (Mayo), Padraic Joyce (Galway), Declan Meehan (Galway) and Frankie Dolan (Roscommon).
The Munster panel consists of: Tomas O’Se (Kerry), William Kirby (Kerry), Paul Galvin (Kerry), Tommy Griffin (Kerry), Dara O’Cinneide (Kerry), Declan Browne (Tipperary), Eamonn Corcoran (Tipperary), Shane McGrath (Tipperary), Sean Og O’hAlpin (Cork) and Ken McGrath (Waterford). The team manager for Connacht/Munster is Billy Morgan (Cork).
Officiating the match will be All Ireland referee, Pat McEnaney, from County Monaghan.
As part of our upcoming Grand Opening Weekend we are having a raffle for some wonderful prizes. Tickets are $100 each and the draw will take place on Sunday July 9th 2017. If you're not in you'll not win
See below for all the ways you can get your hands on these sought after tickets:-
- Paul Levins - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mark Comerford - email@example.com
- Susan Keaney - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kevin Moriarty - email@example.com
- Catherine Levins - firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets can be purchased from the Building any evening
Tickets will be on sale during the upcoming NYSB, NYMB and NYLGFA fixtures being held here at Rockland GAA
We hosted a wonderful day of Hurling and Camogie for the Brendan Keane 7s Tournament.
Well done to the winners:- - Camogie - Ardrahan - Junior B Hurling - Le Cheile - Junior A Hurling - Westmeath - Senior Final - Fr Tom Burkes
- Player of the Tournament - Shane McNaughton, Ulster New York
It was a pleasure hosting all teams and we hope you all enjoyed the day.
Well done to our U14 hurlers who had a great battle with Le Cheile, winning on a score line of 5-5 to Le Cheile's 3-5. Great hurling from both teams and it's testament to the great work being done with the team by PJ Stapleton and Chris Dalton
On Saturday our Camogs travelled to Limerick, Philadelphia for a U10, U12 and U14 Blitz. Rockland Camogs and St Brigid’s teamed up as New York and they had a great day had a great day. The U10 Team won one and lost one match, the U12 and U14 won their matches. This was a fantastic day and a great showing of how Camogie is developing, which is great to see. Thank you and well done to our U10 girls - Emma Levins, Ava Lynch, Molly and Maura Forde, Our U12 girls - Sally Plagainos and Eilish Boylan and our U14 girls - Ava McGuigan, Maggie Glynn, Aine Keaney and Maeve O’Connell. Thank you to Susan Keaney, Cecelia Lynch, Catherine Levins and Ciara Shalvey who continue to put in great work with our Camogs. Thank you also to the Philadelphia players and coaches and also thank you to the St Brigid’s players and coaches for making it a wonderful day of Camogie
Our U12 Boys and U12 Girls teams had a practice match against each other on Sunday morning. The game itself did not disappoint as both teams were really up for the challenge, with family loyalties and allegiances put aside, as siblings and cousins lined up on opposing sides. There was some fabulous football played by both sides, with great passing movements and lots of last ditch desperation tackles, that belied the fact that it was all for fun.
When the dust had settled, the boy's came out on top to claim bragging rights for now, but were it not for the woodwork saving them on several occasions the result might have been very different. The U12 girls are looking forward to a rematch. The result was really immaterial, as both parents and kids alike, were in agreement that it was a most enjoyable and exciting game that was played in a very sporting fashion. Huge thanks to all the players and coaches, John Donohoe, Eoin Durkin and Mike Killeen for setting it up.
We are looking for volunteers to assist us during our historical Clubhouse and Pavilion Grand Opening Weekend July 7th, 8th and 9th. If you can help us out in anyway please contact Joe, Marie or Marty as soon as you can.
We were privilaged to have the Sligo Senior Footballers use our wonderful facilities while they have been in New York. Fantastic having them here. Safe trip home and all the best on Sunday week Vs Mayo in Castlebar.
Our hotel for this year’s CYC is the Adams Mark Hotel in Buffalo. Families you are encouraged to book ASAP as the requests for rooms have been very high and we would like to have everyone in the same hotel if possible.
It has a pool, bar, restaurant etc. The cost is $159 per night and some people have already booked their room and the process was very easy. If you have any questions please contact Brigid McElligott - email@example.com
Our first games of the U8 Internal League took place on Saturday evening. This initiative is aimed at further developing the skills of our players as well as their decision making and team work through playing small sided games. The players have been divided into 4 teams (Ulster, Munster, Leinster and Connacht) of 9 players. Each team will play each other twice. The first games had Munster Vs Ulster and Leinster Vs Connacht. Munster toppled Ulster in a closely fought game, while Connacht and Leinster played out a fantastic game with Connacht coming out on top. The aim would be to roll this initiative out throughout the club with games taking place on agreed dates like the U8s or during the teams training sessions. By offering our players more opportunities to play games we are progressing them as players and team mates. Well done to all the players and thank you to the parents also. Huge thanks to the coaches and managers Niall McKenna (Leinster), Mark Comerford (Munster), Jimmy O'Flynn (Ulster) and Harry Monaghan (Connacht)
Our U8 Girls made the trip to Queens to play the Shannon Gaels on Saturday morning. Although the result may not have been a desirable one; from a coaching and girls learning standpoint we have a great base to work with and to improve on, which is a very positive. Our U10 Rockland Shamrocks had a great two point win over Westput Setanta even though they only had 7 girls against Westput’s 9. Setanta had a quick start to the first half but the girls in green kept going with Emma Levins in goals pulling off some great saves. It was in the second half where the Rocklands girls came into their own with Amelia Hayden, Kate Collins, Cloadagh Moore and Payton Lynch never giving up and Kayleigh Reynolds defending really well and Anna Coffey who never stopped working the whole game. One fantastic thing was the respect both teams had for each other in a pulsating game from both teams.
Our u12 Hibernians team had another great win at Shannon Gaels with Saoirse Donnelly, Ciara McDermott, Sally Plagainos, Kayleigh O'Connor and Claire Berkowitz putting in excellent performances
Please join us to raise funds for our Rockland GAA club supporting Hurling and Camogie activities. To raise funds we are holding a Raffle for two U2 concert tickets (or $500). Concert is on June 29 at 7pm. Complete ticket details in link below. PJ Stapleton has physical tickets that are $10 each (with volume discounts) or you can buy on-line tickets via this link. Please note on-line tickets are a bit more expensive to cover the cost of website and credit card processing fee.
It’s a very exciting time to be part of Rockland GAA! However, as we continue to expand the Camogie and Hurling programs in Rockland, the expense has also grown. We are asking for your support so we can continue to grow the fastest game on grass in the world. Click on the link and watch the video that proves it! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TmzivRetelE
This summer Rockland GAA will open its brand new, state-of-the-art clubhouse - Center of Excellence, which will enable us to continue the growth of our great Irish GAA sports. The Grand Opening weekend is July 7-9, so please mark your calendars. It promises to be a very special weekend with lots of games, music, activities, surprise guests, and of course food and beverages.
If you haven't been out to the field recently, please visit the Rockland GAA Facebook page and/or Website to see pictures. It is an admirable display of what happens when people come together for the greater good of the GAA community.
The Rockland Hurling program continues to thrive! We currently have teams from U-8 to Junior Men's level. In addition, this summer, New York GAA is sending its first ever Connacht Hurling Feile (U-14) team to compete against the best Ireland has to offer. We are excited to have four Rockland GAA players selected to represent the New York team.
Camogie in Rockland also continues to flourish. We now have teams from U-8 to U-16 and this past year added our first Junior Ladies team. In 2017 there will be three new clubs in the Camogie league, for a total of five clubs participating in New York.
Thank you all for your past and future contributions. It is fundraisers like this that allow us to take our great Irish games to next level at the Rockland GAA Club.
Well done to our coaches who took part in our Coaching Through Games Workshops on Wednesday 12th and Thursday 13th April. The objective of these workshops was to give our coaches ideas and resources for coaching their teams through Non Invasion, Part Invasion and Full Invasion games. It was great to see all four codes represented between both nights. This interactive session was the first of many workshops as part of our new RGAA Coaching & Games Development Programme that is in place to assist and support our fantastic coaches.
At Rockland GAA we are always on the look out for new players to come and play with us! We want to continue to expand our underage and structures and we are encouraging more children and adults from any background to join our club. New players, coaches, parents and volunteers are always welcome! We cater for players from U-6 to Adult in Gaelic Football, Hurling, Ladies Gaelic Football & Camogie. We became the first GAA club outside of Ireland to buy our own grounds outright. Our Centre of Excellence is the only one of it's kind in the Tri-State area and has few equals with other sports. It includes one full-size GAA pitch and two juvenile pitches with floodlighting and seating for 1,000 people. Our state of the art Clubhouse incorporating a viewing stand, gymnasium, playing hall, changing rooms, and a meeting room that will be officially opened over the weekend of July 7-9
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This weekend we had the pleasure of showing the Director General of the GAA, Mr Pauric Duffy, around our fabulous new Clubhouse facility and pavilion! Thank you to Mr Duffy for taking the time to visit and to all our club members who continue to give their time to help us progress as a club both on and off the field! Without your tremendous help none of it would be possible! Go raibh maith agat
As you can see our New Clubhouse is really taking shape. Looking back it has been quite a journey and we're so thankful to every single person who has helped and who continues to help in any way. This facility, alongside our already outstanding infrastructure, will be a shining light to the future generations of Rockland GAA Gaels. More updates to follow