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CAMOGIE BLITZ - PHILDELPHIA
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 had another fantastic round of games last night in the U8 Internal League. At the start of play Leinster and Connacht were joint top of the table but last nights results changed everything. In game one Munster played Connacht and they needed a win to have any chance of filmmaking the final and they did just that with a fantastic win in a very close game In game 2 Ulster faced a Leinster side looking to win to cement their place in the final. However Ulster didn't read the script. They produced their best performance of the league to defeat Leinster and record their first win. Last night results after 5 games leaves Connacht, Munster and Leinster all joint top with 6 points and Ulster with 2 points. All the play for in next weeks final round of matches. Brilliant football from each and every player and fantastic work being done by our coaches Niall McKenna, Mark Comerford, Jimmy O'Flynn and Harry Monaghan.
CLUBHOUSE & PAVILION GRAND OPENING - JULY 7th, 8th & 9th
Things are coming together nicely for our Grand Opening weekend in July. We will be posting flyers and updates on everything that is taking place over this historical weekend for the club. Here is a little taster of what is in store:-
- RGAA Kids Vs GAA All Stars Skills Competition @ 6.30pm
- Music from - Cherish The Ladies 9pm - 11pm
- RGAA/Dennis P. McHugh U8 7-A-Side Tournament @ 9.30am
- Rockland GAA Vs Clogher Eire Ogs @ 4.30pm
- NYPD GAA Vs FDNY GAA @ 5.30pm
- Music from - Kickin' Nash 5pm, Whistlin Donkeys 7pm & Narrowbacks 9pm
- U8/U10 Hurling & Camogie Poc Fada @ 1.30pm
- Official Grand Opening by GAA President Mr Aog├¡n ├“ Feargha├l @ 4.30pm
- GAA All Stars Exhibition Match - Ulster/Leinster Vs Connacht /Munster @ 5.30pm
- Music from - Girsa, Fergal Hayes, Mickey Coleman, Ireland The Band & Michael O Sullivan
Our U10 Shamrocks and Hibernians teams faced each other in a great game of Ladies Football yesterday evening. The game was played in wonderful conditions which allowed both teams to show of their skills. Well done to both teams and to our coaches Catherine Levins, Brendan Collins and Niall McKenna
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.
Our Camogie programme is going from strength to strength thanks to the phenomenal work of Susan Keaney, Catherine Levins, Cecelia Lynch and Ciara Shalvey. With success comes increased participation. To help us continue to grow the game of Camogie in Rockland we are looking some extra help at practice.
If you can help in any way please contact Susan Keaney -
Check out the link below which is the first time our Camogs have featured on the Official Camogie Association website
Due to the upcoming work commencing soon in Gaelic Park we will be hosting several New York GAA Senior Board Gaelic Football and Hurling fixtures starting on Saturday May 27th with the Brendan Keane Hurling Tournament
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 - firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
We had a fantastic first day of games Vs Shannon Gaels. Our U8, U10 & U12 teams had their first matches of the season. Our U8s played two fantastic games with great performances all around. Even though our U10s were on the wrong side of the result they showed great character in never giving up. Our U12s had a great battle with Shannon Gaels. It was definitely a game of two halves with Rockland having a great first half and the Gaels coming back very well in the second half but thankfully we just shaded it in the end. It was fantastic to see so many players enjoy playing Gaelic Football. Huge thanks to our coaches and players and of course the children who did Rockland GAA very proud. Thanks to Shannon Gaels for hosting us and we wish you all the best for the rest of the year
What a great 3 months we have had during our indoor FUNdamentals Programme with brilliant kids and parents. Huge thanks to Pearl River Middle & High Schools for use of their fantastic facilities and also massive thanks to Niall McKenna, Mark Comerford, Tony Donnelly, Martin McKenna, Ray Lennon, Harry Monaghan, Jimmy O'Flynn, Karen Proctor and New York GAA Games Development Officer Simon Gillespie.
Let's keep improving our kids.
We now move from indoor to outdoor. However as our fields are closed we will keep you updated on exact dates of when we'll be taking our future stars outside! Go raibh m├le maith agat!
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