Welcome to the Official Rockland GAA website. We cater for Gaelic Football, Hurling, Ladies Football & Camogie from Under 6 to Adult players
RGAA @ GAMES DEVELOPMENT CONFERENCE
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.
The second GAA NY SCÓR Champions Spectacular night on Broadway will take place on Broadway’s Stage on Friday January 19th 2018 as part of Origin’s 1st Irish Theatre Festival 2018. After a historical night on Broadway last year where 70 NYC GAA Club members performed their winning Scór Acts on a Broadway Stage to a packed audience made up of over 15 NYC based Clubs, GAA members, parents and children.
It is NYC GAA Scór and Origin Theatre Company's wish and hope to continue and make this an annual event to celebrate NYC GAA Scór Champions on a Broadway Stage. This cannot be done without the support of the entire GAA Community here in New York. To do this we depend heavily on the help of every single club in the area to support by attending Scór on Broadway. It’s a very family friendly evening of Club Pride, Irish Culture and Traditional entertainment
Our club’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) will take place on Sunday January 28th 2018 beginning at 3pm at our Clubhouse.
We are very fortunate in the position we find ourselves with our success both on and off the field for everyone to "Play & Stay" with Rockland GAA. Therefore, we welcome new faces and volunteers to come find out more about how our club is run and what we have planned for 2018 and beyond. We are very excited to be launching the "RGAA Coaching & Games Development Plan 2018-2023" at this year's AGM.
Our club exists to promote Gaelic Games and Irish Culture. In order to do this and provide opportunities for our players to take part in Gaelic Football, Ladies Football, Camogie and Hurling, we require the continued support of our members, volunteers, supporters and community.
We are asking EVERYONE to come to our AGM. By being there, you are showing your support for our club. Attending does not mean you will have to join a committee or take on any role. There is no pressure and your attendance would be greatly appreciated by the Rockland GAA.
We hope that you will join us on Sunday, January 28th.
Every Friday in January we will be having Live Music in the Clubhouse Bar & Pavilion from 7pm. This Friday, January 12th, we've the pleasure of hosting the hugely talented Peter McKiernan. This promises to be a great nights entertainment. So why not come over, enjoy the music, craic, laughs and a few drinks with friends
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:-
What a night! Great way to end 2017, which has been a phenomenal year for the club both on and off the field. Go raibh mÃle maith agat to everyone who came out to celebrate the Irish New Year at 7pm and the American New Year at midnight. Fantastic night of laughs, music and craic. Massive thanks to everyone who brought food, the singers, musicians and of course to Ann and Hugh for looking after everyone so well
Click on the link for more pictures from a fantastic night
On behalf of Rockland GAA we would like to wish all our members, volunteers, supporters, sponsors, players, coaches, parents and everyone from the wider Rockland community a very Happy New Year. Go raibh míle maith agat for your continued support in what has been an incredible 2017 for the club. We wish you all a very successful, happy and prosperous 2018
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.
We are very pleased to present Fergal Hayes in the Clubhouse Bar this Friday Evening @ 7PM. This promises to be a great nights entertainment. So why not come over, enjoy the music, craic, laughs and a few drinks with friends
Our club is getting ready to celebrate our end of the year awards and communion breakfast this Sunday December 17th.
Mass will be at 9.30am in the meeting room at the clubhouse. Breakfast and the awards ceremony for U14, U16 and U18 will follow straight after. The party for U12 and under will be from 3-6pm that afternoon.
Both events will be $20 an adult and there will be no charge for 18 and under. Please RSVP a number of adults and children to the email or number below.
As always, the more help we have, the easier it is for all of us, and the more beautiful the day will be.
Please consider contacting Marie Delaney to volunteer for set up the night before, or helping that day with mass, breakfast or the U12 and under party in the afternoon. We are also looking for musicians, altar servers and readers.
Our club needs volunteers to keep this wonderful organization going. Please email Marie at firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking forward to Sunday for what promises to be a great day.
This Saturday Night is all about the Ladies of Rockland. Every Lady is Welcome. This night is in conjunction with our hugely successful Gaelic4Mothers & Others Ladies Program and Ladies Health & Fitness Sessions. So come over meet some new and old friends and enjoy what promises to be a great nights craic.
We are also running a Kris Kringle. This is completely optional, so if you'd like to bring a wrapped gift worth no more than $30 for a bit of fun. For those who do bring a gift; someone will go home with your gift and you'll go home with someone else's.
Spread the word and bring lots of female friends. See you all on Saturday Night
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