Welcome to the Official Rockland GAA website. We cater for Gaelic Football, Hurling, Ladies Football & Camogie from Under 6 to Adult players
KICKIN NASH GIG CANCELLED
Due to the expected heavy snow fall we regret to inform you that this evening's Kickin Nash gig has been cancelled. They will be back and we will be posting about the rescheduled date very soon. Stay Safe Everyone
We are running an Award 1 Adult GAA Coaching Dual Course on Sunday March 4th and 25th. This is open to every adult within Rockland GAA, New York GAA, New York Ladies GAA and New York Minor Board clubs.
The details are follows:- - DATES - Sunday MARCH 4th & Sunday MARCH 25th - TIMES - 9am-2pm both days - VENUE - RGAA Multi Purpose Room
Please contact our Games Development Officer, Owen Mooney, if you need more information - email@example.com
The New York Colleges team headed off to Ireland creating histroy to compete in the Corn na MacLéinn All Ireland Higher Education Championships this weekend for the very first time. All the best to the management and players, especially our own James Linnane, Ronan Curry, Mike Diskin & Joseph Michalak. They faced UU Maguee in their Corn na MacLéinn Colleges Semi Final. The lads lads lost narrowly 2-8 to 10 points. That fought hard and done themselves and everyone proud. On another day they would have came away with the win. They now play Royal College of Surgeons in tomorrow's Shield Final. All the best to Magee Vs Liverpool Hope in tomorrow's final.
We had a great evening with our final Parents Evening for U14/U16/U18 going over the plans for 2018, as well as the Codes of Conduct, Player Development, Coach & Parents working together and our Respect Initiative. Huge thanks to all our parents for coming. For further information on anything to do with Rockland GAA contact Owen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Last night we had our first RGAA Coach Development Program workshop of 2018; Coaching Children - A Games Based Approach. The focus of the workshop was to get the coaches thinking about how they can coach through games, ask questions of their players to enhance learning and get players to make decisions through the Family of Games (Target, Court, Field, Non, Part & Full Invasion)
An absolute privilege hosting Wexford GAA's Lee Chin, Tom Dempsey, Adrian Fenlon & Davy Fitzgerald this evening. The lads spoke about their experiences as players, supporters, coaches, periodisation. So much great advice to our young players, coaches & parent. The boys were presented with RGAA mementos to mark their visit. Huge thanks to everyone who came to see the Wexford lads. All the best the rest of the year.
Another great day today for our U8 Boys, U10 Boys and our U6 Boys & Girls in Pearl River Middle School. The times could be changed for next week. The coaches will be in touch next week and we'll also put the information on social media and the website. Huge thanks to New York GAA HDO Micky Quigg for coming up to do a promotional video. Can't wait to see it when it's done. Thank you so much to all our coaches, parents and of course the children who are enjoying every minute and learning and improving so much. Well done to everyone. See you all next week. For further info contact Owen at email@example.com.
Great morning at the Irish Consulate in Manhattan. This was a great opportunity to meet new people and contacts, while spreading the word of Rockland GAA with like minded people. Lovely to get mentioned by Deputy General Anna McGillicuddy in her opening remarks. Pictured above left to right; Micky Quigg, Jane McCarter, Deputy General Anna McGillicuddy and Owen Mooney
We had a great evening with our U10 Parents going over the plans for 2018, as well as the Codes of Conduct, Player Development, Coach & Parents working together and our Respect Initiative. Huge thanks to all our parents for coming. Our U12 Parents Evening is next Wednesday February 7th@ 7.30pm. For further information on anything to do with Rockland GAA contact Owen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you to everyone in the Rockland GAA Family who attended yesterday's Annual General Meeting. Wonderful to see so many new faces at today's AGM. More details to follow on our new Games Development Plan 2018-2023 to follow, which was launched today and will provide the platform for us to continue to improve and grow as a club.
Here are the players who took part in the Hurling Roll Lift Challenge today from New York GAA HDO Micky Quigg. The players had to complete as many roll lifts as they could in one minute. Huge thanks to Harry Monaghan, Jimmy O'Flynn, Mark Comerford, Johnny Hannagan and of course the players for taking part.
Another great day today for our U8 Boys, U10 Boys and our U6 Boys & Girls in Pearl River Middle School. Thank you so much to all our coaches, parents and of course the children who are enjoying every minute and learning and improving so much. Well done to everyone. See you all next week. For further info contact Owen at email@example.com. - U8 Boys - 11.30-12.30pm - U6 Boys & Girls - 12.30-1.30pm - U10 Boys - 1.30-2.30pm
We had a great evening with our U8 Parents going over the plans for 2018, as well as the Codes of Conduct, Player Development, Coach & Parents working together and our Respect Initiative. Huge thanks to all our parents for coming. Our U10 Parents Evening is next Wednesday January 31st @ 7.30pm. For further information on anything to do with Rockland GAA contact Owen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Click the link below and sit back and enjoy Rockland GAA's very own NFL Star Pat Murray of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in his interview by Garry Sommerville and Brian Brudny from the Paddy Pigskin Weekly Podcast. Huge thanks to Pat, Gary and Brian and everyone for coming out to watch.
This Tuesday January 23rd we are hosting our very own NFL Star Pat Murray in his interview by the Paddy Pigskin Weekly Podcast with Gary Sommerville. There will be a meet and greet with Pat from 7.15pm in the Clubhouse. Pat is the starting place kicker for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and comes from a GAA background having played with Rockland GAA and his uncle Ciaran won an All Star playing for Monaghan
Another great day today for our 32 U8 Boys, 34 U10 Boys and our 41 U6 Boys & Girls in Pearl River Middle School. For further info contact Owen at email@example.com. Thank you so much to all our coaches, parents and of course the children who are enjoying every minute. Today was the first day of the rewards stars for U6 and U8 and the U6 group also had the first two Players of the Week certificates. Well done to everyone. - U8 Boys - 11.30-12.30pm
- U6 Boys & Girls - 12.30-1.30pm
- U10 Boys - 1.30-2.30pm
We had a great evening going over the plans for 2018 for our U6 children this evening. Huge thanks to all our parents for coming. See you all on Saturday. For further information on anything to do with Rockland GAA contact Owen at firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Games Development Officer, Owen Mooney was in attendance at the GAA Games Development Conference, which took place last weekend in GAA HQ, Croke Park, Dublin. The two days were packed with outstanding presentations from internationally renowned coaches and researchers. It was hugely beneficial weekend for Owen personally but also Rockland GAA as a club as we feel it is so important to keep trying to improve. There was plenty of learning to take back to Rockland GAA and having the pleasure of listening to John McGrath, Dr. Michael Whelan, Prof Anthony McDonnell, Pat Daly, Philip Kerr, Stuart Lancaster and Paul McGinley was fantastic. The weekend was also a massive opportunity to network and great to catch up again with top class people. We're hoping that we'll have a small Rockland GAA delegation at next year's Conference.
Go raibh míle maith agat to Des, Declan, Stevie and all the staff at Masita Sportwear Ireland for the quality personalised work clothing for our Games Development Officer, Owen Mooney. Pictured with Owen at the GAA Games Development Conference in Croke Park is Masita Sales Representative Pauric Ruddy.
Our U14 Girls continued their Retro Fitness experience with two more enjoyable sessions. Go raibh míle maith agat to all the staff at Retro for looking after the girls. Theyre learning so much and are having an awesome time.
After our U14 Girls were put through their paces by Retro Fitness our U16 Girls have now got in on the act. Another tough day for them but also so much FUN and they all had a blast. Go raibh míle maith agat to all the staff at Retro for looking after the girls
What a first day we had at Pearl River Middle School today. We had 46 U6 Boys and Girls, 29 U8 Boys and 28 U10 Boys. Massive thanks to our coaches Niall McKenna, Mark Comerford, Harry Monaghan, Jimmy O'Flynn, James Long, Peadar Reynolds, John Murphy, Ray Lennon, Gerry O'Hare, Mike Pellegrino, Brian Mahoney and Kevin Wrafter. Huge thanks to Shaun McHugh, Mary Pellegino and John O'Donnell for taking pictures and videos. We can't wait until next Saturday
- 9-10am U10 Boys - 10-11am U6 Boys & Girls - 11am-12pm U8 Boys
Our U14 Girls had a great time yesterday getting put through their paces by Retro Fitness. It was a tough day for them but also so much FUN and they all had a blast. Go raibh míle maith agat to all the staff at Retro for looking after the girls
Due to the huge success of our first Indoor Winter Program last year we are running it again. The program resumes this Saturday January 6th and every Saturday until March 31st.
The program is aimed at introducing Physical Literacy skills and the basic skills of Gaelic Football as well as improving the children's agility, balance and co-ordination through a variety of activities and games. The main emphasis is on FUN and Learning!
Coaching takes place EVERY Saturday in Pearl River Middle School:-
Brilliant day today. Go raibh míle maith agat to the Galway All Ireland Senior Hurling Champions of Conor Whelan, Pádraic Mannion, Cyril Donnellan and captain David Burke who brought the Liam McCarthy Cup with them to Rockland today. Click on the link below for more pictures.
Massive thanks to Terence McWilliams for inviting our Games Development Officer, Owen Mooney, to work with the new batch of Ulster GAA Physical Literacy coaches. Great bunch of enthusiastic coaches. All the best to you all in your new schools
What a day for Rockland GAA yesterday. We had our first Mass, Breakfast and Underage Awards Ceremony to be hosted at the club. Go raibh míle maith agat to Father Martin for a beautiful Mass. Well done to all our awards winners and thank you to all the parents and families who support our players. Sincere thanks to New York Hurling Development Officer Micky Quigg for coming along to help our GDO Owen Mooney present the awards for U8, U10 and U12. Massive thanks also to Margie Mulvihill and her musician, our readers, gift bearers, Marie Delaney, Ann Nally, Mary McAleer, Christiane Hennessy and everyone else who helped out. Special thanks to the Donnelly Family for attending. We know Conor is looking over us and we will continue to honor him and you with our thoughts and prayers. Well done to all our awards winners and thank you to all the parents and families who support our players. Lastly thank you to our coaches for your continued dedication and hard work in your roles developing all our young players.
Congratulations to Pat McGovern and our newly crowned NY LGFA Junior Ladies Champions who defeated Manhattan Gaels in a wonderful game of Football. Both sides were deadlocked at 1-5 a piece at Half Time. Manhattan Gaels started the second half the better team scoring three unanswered points before the referee blew his whistle for a water break. This break was a blessing for our girls as it allowed them to settle down and refocus. After the water break our girls upped their intenstiy and desire to win a pulsating final on a scoreline of 2-10 to 1-10. Thank you to Manhattan Gaels for one of the toughest games we've had all year
What a fantastic CYC for Rockland GAA! Phenomenal 4 Days for all our young 287 young players, 42 coaches, 26 teams and families! We contested 17 Finals across Gaelic Football, Hurling, Ladies Football and Camogie; Winning 10 and finishing Runners Up in 7. Huge credit and thanks to Simon Gillespie, the CYC Steering Committee, Buffalo Fenians and to all the other teams, players and families for making it a very memorable tournament! See you all again next year in Boston!
What a week for our 175 boys and girls at our first RGAA Summer Camp! Phenomenal group of children, coaches, musicians, singers, helpers and parents! Go raibh mÃƒƒle maith agat to everyone for making it a huge success! 3 coaches missing from the final picture (Ciara Fitzpatrick, Niamh Bowden & Cian McCormack) and a few children missing today too but we got pictures of all children during the week. Visit the Gallery section of our website and our Facebook page for more pictures from a hugely successful RGAA Summer Camp
What a weekend! Go raibh míle maith agat to everyone who came to celebrate the historic Grand Opening Weekend of our new Clubhouse & Pavilion. Massive thanks all the people who helped and volunteered their time to make it such a successful weekend. There is too many people to mention and we're afraid of forgetting someone. Last weekend will live long in the memory and we are so fortunate to have such a wonderful facility to continue to promote our games and allow future generations to enjoy being part of Rockland GAA. Pictured is GAA President Mr Aogán Ó Fearghaíl and Rockland GAA President Mr Martin McKenna