Welcome to the Official Rockland GAA website. We cater for Gaelic Football, Hurling, Ladies Football & Camogie from Under 6 to Adult players
ROCKLAND GAA - NEW YORK JUNIOR A CHAMPIONS 2017
What a group of men these lads are! All the hard work has paid off. After scoring 1-1 within the first few minutes of the first half, Cork NY then got the next 8 scores in a row without reply. Being 7 points down at one stage to put in an incredible second half performance to win by 6 points on a score of 3-12 to 0-15 shows the sheer stubbornness of this group of players in that they never ever give up. Fantastic way to cap off a brilliant weekend for the club. Huge thanks to the management team of Pat Guerin, Ciaran Lee, Noel O'Connell and Mike O'Sullivan for their work this year. Many thanks to Cork NY for a great sporting game.
What a great group of ladies. Our first Gaelic4Mothers & Others team took part in their first blitz in Gaelic Park last Sunday October 15th. We had so much fun playing as a team and against the other players. This will certainly be the first of many blitzes we will be taking part in over the next year. Well done to NY Rangers, Na Fianna, St Brigids and Mayo for a brilliant day of fun, craic and laughter. Huge thanks to Maeve Redmond, Nollaig Cleary, Anne Marie Kelly, the referees and New York LGFA for a fantastic day of Ladies Gaelic Football for our mothers and others.
The team are as follows:-
Back Row Left - Right - Tina Murphy, Maureen McIntyre, Denise Cullen, Tara Brant, Allie Conry, Bridget Quinn, Breege Shalvey, Mags Comerford, Karen Proctor Dooley, Christine Hipgrave, Owen Mooney (RGAA GDO)
Front Row Left - Right - Mary McAleer, Susan Keaney, Maureen McLaughlin, Eileen Reilly, Eileen Dalton, Kate Coffey
A fantastic evening of Camogie from Rockland GAA and St Brigid's. All players from both clubs showed great skill, decision making and team work. Our U8s narrowly lost out to St Brigid's. Our U10s had a great win and so did our U12 girls. Our U14 girls had a brilliant win and with our U16s winning their final meant that the final wins ended 4-1 in favor of Rockland. Massive thanks to Ger Lavery and Micky Quigg for refereeing, our coaches Susan Keaney, Cecelia Lynch, Orla Fitzsimons, Linda O'Sullivan, Ger Lavery and the St Brigid's coaches who give so much time to supporting both clubs, the parents for coming up and watching the games; but most thanks to the girls themselves who are making great improvements every time they pick up a hurl. The club wish Lauren Gowran from St Brigid's a speedy recovery from her injury tonight. You Rockland GAA would like to thank Gerry Coffey from Coffey Electrical Inc. who sponsored a set of jerseys for our young Camogs. Pictured is our U12 girls. to see more pictures go to our facebook account https://www.facebook.com/RocklandGAA/
As part of our Coach Development Program we had New York GAA Games Development Officer Simon Gillespie and New York GAA Hurling Development Officer Micky Quigg facilitating workshops with our players and coaches. Both undertook workshops each with the focus being on Coaching Through Games. Simon worked with our U8 and U12 Gaelic Football groups and Micky was with our U10 and U12 Hurlers. The workshops went great and as always the were top quality. It was getting having them up with us and putting a different voice to things and sharing ideas and knowledge with our coaches
2 DAYS TO GO! Our Pavilion Dance this Saturday October 14th at 8pm. Price per ticket is $25 with hors d’oeuvre being served.
This weeks schedule for tickets sales at the RGAA field by the pavilion tables Tonight (Thursday) & Tomorrow (Friday) 6.45-7.15pm
For Tickets please contact:- Dennis Madigan:- firstname.lastname@example.org
Huge credit and thanks to Ray Lennon for doing all the flyers for the event
All the best to Pat, Ciaran, Mike, Noel and all the players this Sunday as they square up against Cork NY in the Junior A Final Replay in Gaelic Park. Throw In @ 5.30pm. We want as many supporters as possible to come to headquarters to cheer the lads on
We had another very successful Internal Blitz on Sunday for our U8 players. This was the first time also that the games had mixed teams. All four teams Kerry (White), Tyrone (Green), Dublin (Yellow) and Mayo (Orange) put on fantastic displays of skill and team work to the great number of parents in attendance. Finalists in the U8 Internal Blitz pitched Kerry against Tyrone with Kerry winning a very close game. All the players had a very enjoyable day with a pizza party after the blitz.
Huge thanks to the managers and coaches of each team, Mark Comerford for facilitating, the parents for your continued support and Jack Healy for being our Young Whistler. Most of all huge thanks and well done to all the players.
Kerry - Harry Monaghan
Tyrone - Niall McKenna
Dublin - Ray Lennon
Mayo - Jimmy O'Flynn
Well done to our very own Pat Murray who has signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This will be Pat's second stint with the Bucs having went 20 for 24 on field goals with the Bucs in 2014 with a long of 55 yards and he also went 31 for 31 on extra points. Everyone associated with RGAA wish Pat all the best
Huge congratulations to our Senior Scór competitors yesterday as Rockland GAA were named 2017 Club of the Year in the Sinsear Scór 2017 in Mineola, Long Island, New York! We took home 3 Gold Medals and 1 Silver in 4 different categories. Well done to everyone! Fantastic achievement!
1st Place - Ballad Group
Seamus Keane, Patrick Keane, Mickey Coleman & Pamela Geraghty
1st Place - Instrumental Music Group
Erin Loughran, Pamela Geraghty, Maeve Flanagan & Kieran Flanagan
1st Place - Solo Singing
2nd Place - Set Dancing
Bernie O'Connor, Dennis O'Sullivan, Fiona O'Flynn, Martin O'Flynn, Diane Hayes, Brendan O'Flynn, Shauna O'Flynn & Jimmy O'Flynn
What a finish to a game. Frantic last few mins in tonight's Junior A Championship Final Vs Cork NY. Our lads were down by 6 points with 2mins left to play. The game finished in a draw 2-9 to 2-9 after our goalkeeper Pat Guerin Jr scored the goal to draw the game with 2 seconds left. There was confusion as to whether the ball had crossed the line before the buzzer went; however after some consultation it's been decided that there'll be a replay next Sunday. Well done lads in showing great heart, determination and you never gave up.
We had a fab time at the 11th Annual Pearl River Day! Wonderful event organized by the Pearl River Chamber of Commerce. Huge thanks to everyone who stopped by, said hello, asked questions, bought tickets and gave us their contact details to sign up. Wonderful to see so many men, women and children of all ages wearing their Rockland GAA gear! Massive thanks to David Fitzgerald, Bernie Fitzgerald, Dennis Madigan, Kate Coffey, Maureen McIntyre and Fiona McIntyre for all your help today.
Great night of Camogie for our young players and coaches. Tonight was the first of three practical Camogie Coaching Workshops with New York Hurling Development Officer Mickey Quigg as part of our Coach Development Pathway. Huge thanks to Mickey, our coaches Susan Keaney, Cecelia Lynch, Linda O'Sullivan, Orla Fitzsimons and of course our young Camogs
Our U8-U14 Boys teams had a great day of Football on Saturday. Our U8 Boys had 3 great games Vs St Barnabas. Our U10s put in a great performance against St Barnabas only losing narrowly in the last 10mins. The U12 and U14 boys both had convincing wins over St Barnabas. Our U12 and U14 B teams had a great day in New Haven as part of New Haven's opening weekend celebrations. We wish them all the best.
Our budding young players had a great day today of Hurling in Rockland at the NYMB Blitz. Our U8, U10, U12 and U14 Hurlers had some titanic battles over the course of the day. Thank you to St Brendan's, Shannon Gaels and Le Cheile for coming and to New York HDO for organizing everything
Well done to the U8 girls that traveled to Paddy's Field yesterday for the Pauline Boylan tournament. The girls played 5 great games, coming away with 2 wins. Great day of Football for them. See you all at practice next week. Thank you parents for traveling up and for your continued support
Well done to the U8 and U10 girls that traveled to Paddy's Field yesterday for the Pauline Boylan tournament. Thank you to the 11 girls that came today. Each and every girl played to the best of their ability and they'd a great day. Their skill levels continue to improve so much and it's great to see. Thank you parents for continuing to bring the girls to Camogie. Well done to Setanta who won boy the U8 and U10 cups. We're delighted to know that finally there will be a 3rd club in New York and this can only continue the great for the growth of Camogie in New York. Our U8 Player of the Day was Molly Forde and our U10 Player of the Day was Ava Fitzsimons
It was an absolute pleasure hosting the Swinford Killasser LGFA U17 Girls on Sunday in Rockland. A fantastic game of football and a great evening of music and craic. Go raibh maith míle agat and we wish you a safe trip back to the Emerald Isle.
The reason for this trip was that during the summer of 2014, the New York Fèile Girls team were hosted in Swinford, County Mayo. On Sunday we returned the favor when the Swinford Girls U17 team visitied us here in Rockland. The Rockland U17 Girls team played Swinford in a challenge game, which was followed by a social at our new Clubhouse and Pavilion. Huge thanks to all who came out to support both teams and help to continue the great relationships that exist between local clubs in Ireland and our teams here in New York. Every year both our boys and girls Fèile teams together with some U17 teams travel to Ireland and receive warm welcomes and great hospitality from clubs in various counties in Ireland when they invite our players into their homes for a few nights.
Our Junior Hurlers were defeated 5-13 to 2-12 against an excellent Hoboken side in the Junior Semi Final on Sunday in Gaelic Park. These lads did themselves and RGAA proud this year! Great progress has been made on and off the pitch with these lads and it bodes well for next year and beyond when they'll come back stronger.
Huge thank you to all the players and of course to Mikey Dalton, Chris Dalton, Tom Butterworth for all their hard work throughout the year
Well done to Patrick McGovern, Vince Tyer, Simon Gillespie, Siobhan Lyons and the New York Ladies GAA U17 team on a great week of football in Ireland. They had a fantastic Blitz on Tuesday at the GAA National Games Development Centre in Abbottstown, where they reached the semi final stage. The team won all their group games again Meath (3-5 to 0-2), Limerick (3-2 to 1-4) and Cork (4-5 to 0-5). They faced Donegal in the semi final in what was a pulsating game. There was nothing between the side with the score being 2 points apiece at Half Time. Donegal though just had that bit of extra fortune to win by the narrowest of margins 0-4 to 0-3.
Well done to everyone on a wonderful week.
Below is a list of the mentors and Rockland GAA players who were involved in the trip:-
Pat McGovern (Manager), Vince Tyer (Assistant Manager), Simon Gillespie (Coach), Siobhan Lyons (Tour Coordinator), Gerry Brady (Video) Niamh Healy, Kerry Tyer, Mairead Durkin, Mary Rose OFlynn, Kyra Reilly, Caoimhe Donnelly, Theresa McGovern, Claire Mahoney, Sinead Henry, Mary Kate Henry, Megan Shalvey, Tara Lyons and Kelly Brady
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
Beautiful morning and a beautiful Mass celebrated by Father Martin O'Reilly. After the Mass Father O'Reilly then blessed our new Clubhouse and a Pavilion. Also great to see some of our past Presidents and having our first Club President Mr John Cawley with our current President Mr Martin McKenna