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
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
175 boys and girls having fun and learning new skills as well as improving all aspects of their game at our Summer Camp. We have Gaelic Football, Ladies Football, Camogie, Hurling, Irish Music, Song and Culture. This is what happens when your child takes part in our Summer Camp; absolute exhaustion from having so much fun.
We just had our final Training Day for our Summer Camp Coaches. 23 coaches for 173 children. 20 of our young coaches are all affiliated with Rockland GAA. This is fantastic for our Coach Development Program having so many young, intelligent and enthusiastic young people wanting to get involved in coaching within our club. Really looking forward to this Monday July 17th to get started.
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
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.