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Irish Music Festival
We are very proud to host the Irish Music Festival this Sunday June 10th from 12.30pm for the Bergen Irish Pipe Band. This festival is to help them compete in the World Championships in Scotland later this summer. Join us for what promises to be a fantastic day
The John H Secor American Legion Post 329 Pearl River NY proudly presents a St. Baldrick's Foundation Event: Shave for the Brave in memory of Nicole Draper. All are welcome on Saturday June 9th at 5pm! Visit the website and read the flyer for more information: www.stbaldricks.org/events/AmericanLegionPost329
What a day of Hurling & Camogie we had today. Fantastic days for our players, parents, coaches and supporters. Huge thank you to all the clubs for coming to showcase their skills across both codes. Special thanks to New York GAA HDO Micky Quigg for facilitating the games and the Camogie tournament. Thank you to Ray Lennon again for the fantastic pictures
Click the link to view more than 300 pictures from today
We had a fantastic time last night chatting to two legends of the GAA, Brian Mullins and Martin Furlong. They were a joy to chat to and they were very candid in their answers which the large crowd enjoyed and there was great camaraderie between the two of them. Huge thanks to Brian and Martin for taking part and to Paul Rowley for organising. Special mention to our MC's for the evening Paul Devaney and Owen Mooney and also thank you to Joe Wrafter for his contribution. Finally huge thanks to Chris Clarke for the fantastic pictures. The night was rounded off in great style as always by The Mike O'Sullivan band
Tonight from 7.30pm don't miss what promises to be a great evening of GAA Chat, Music & Craic with Dublin GAA Legend Brian Mullins and Offaly Kingpin Martin Furlong, two of the most distinguished and decorated players ever to have played Gaelic Football. So please join us for a wonderful night of entertainment with music to follow by the Mike O'Sullivan band
There's still time to book your child into this years RGAA Summer Camp. Each child will receive a Tee Shirt and Half Zip from Masita Ireland, which is being modeled expertly by Emily and Colin McKenna.
RGAA Summer Camp preparations are in full swing. We're holding a Coach & Volunteer Open Evening tomorrow Wednesday May 30th 6-7pm for anyone from 14 years and older. We will then sit down and decide on roles and responsibilities for Camp. Looking forward to seeing some new faces
Well done to all our U8 Boys and Girls teams yesterday with 4 of our teams winning their respective divisions. Well done to all our players and thank you to all the parents for travelling to support the teams and credit to Mark Comerford, Jimmy O'Flynn, John Murphy and Ray Lennon. Huge thanks to WestPut Setanta for running an excellent event and also thank you to Jeannine Lennon for capturing all the action
Click on the link for over 100 pictures from a wondefully run tournament by WestPut Setanta
Well done to our U10 Boys on an excellent win over a very determined and skillful Rangers team on a scoreline of 3-6 to 3-1. Both teams gave it everything they had on a very hot evening. Huge thanks to Rangers for coming up to play this rescheduled game and thanks to Micky Quigg for refereeing
The spoils were shared with Rockland winning at U8 and U10 and Le Cheile winning at U12 and U14. Well done to all players and thanks to Le Cheile for hosting us and for everyone who came to support the players in the rain. Some great pictures taken by Ray Lennon today from the U8 and U10 Hurling matches Vs Le Cheile in Paddys Field. As you will see when you click on the link conditions were less than ideal.
After last years hugely successful Rockland GAA Summer Camp were we had 175 boys and girls enjoying Gaelic Football, Hurling, Ladies Football, Camogie and Music, we are very excited for our 2018 RGAA Summer Camp.
This years camp will take place July 9th-13th.
Camp will run from 9am-2pm Monday-Thursday and 9am-1pm on the Friday. There will be an on duty Nurse during Camp.
The camp is for 5-10 year old boys and girls.
Cost is $155 for the first child and $125 for each additional child. Administration Fees Included.
All children registered will receive an RGAA Summer Camp Tee Shirt and Half Zip Top from Masita Sportwear.
ALL BOOKINGS WILL BE ONLINE
The Themes for each day at camp are as follows:-
MONDAY (CATCHING & KICKING / STRIKING)
TUESDAY (MOVEMENT & PASSING)
WEDNESDAY (TACKLING & EVASION)
THURSDAY (ATTACKING & DEFENDING)
FRIDAY (BLITZ DAY - GAMES)
Each group will have a minimum of 2 coaches with them at all times. Groups will be rotated every hour.
Children are required to bring a small packed lunch each day.
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Live Music tonight from Mike & Noreen Sherry. As always there's music every Friday Night @ The Clubhouse. You do not need to be a member to enjoy our events because Everyone is Welcome as well as all Musicians, Singers & Dancers
It was a pleasure to be in William O. Schaefer Elementary School today as part of their After Schools Program. The girls did a variety of individual, paired and group games that incorporated all the skills of Ladies Football. Huge thanks to Alexis Starke for facilitating
We had the pleasure of hosting the Leitrim GAA squad and management yesterday. Classy gesture with the squad presenting a signed jersey to Joe McGirl, Paul Rowley and Paddy Gormley after their training session. We wish them all the best for the rest of the year
Always great coming to Lincoln Avenue Elementary. Great children and always a warm welcome from the staff. We've already finished our Handball and Rounders unit with the Lincoln Lions and we've just started our Ladies Football & Gaelic Football unit
What a historic day that will live long in the memory of everyone who got the came to see, meet and listen to Uachtaran na hEireann Mr. Michael D.Higgins. Go raibh mile maith agat to Consulate General Mr. Ciaran Madden and everyone at the Irish Consulate for this wonderful opportunity. Thank you to Chris Clarke, Margaret Purcell-Roddy and Niall O'Gara for the use of your pictures and thank you to everyone from the club and outside the club who helped make it such a memorable day. Lastly thank you to everyone who came to share this day with us
Rockland GAA and the Consul General of Ireland, Mr Ciaran Madden, request the pleasure of your company at Rockland GAA Grounds to celebrate the visit of President of Ireland, Mr Michael D. Higgins and Sabina Higgins on Saturday April 28th from 11am.
We look forward to seeing you all for a full day of GAA Activities and Music.
Last week we completed our first Referee Course in the club. The course was facilitated by our GDO Owen and NYGAA Hurling Development Officer Micky Quigg. The new Referees will get plenty of opportunities now over the next few months to showcase their new roles as we look forward to another busy upcoming Spring Season. It was great to have Ciaran Lee sit in on the course and contribute also his vast experience. Ciaran and Owen will now mentor the referees, with Micky helping the Hurling and Camogie referees. Well done everyone. (Missing from photo; Kyra Reilly)
Great picture of three of our young players, Conor James, Cian McCormack and Emmett Moore showing their colors at the Great Wall of China on their Missionary Trip to China with Don Bosco Prep. The lads flew out on their trip of a lifetime from Newark to Hong Kong on March 27th where they spent 6 days there. They then headed towards the mainland where they stayed in Shanghai, Suzhou and Beijing. Throughout the trip the lads have did a lot of touring, as well as spending a lot of time with some youth ministry organizations, meeting locals and learning their stories. The lads had a wonderful experience.
The NYGAA Camogie Development Squad had their first training session last night in preparation for their first game Vs Philadelphia on Sunday May 6th before the Connacht Championship game between New York and Leitrim. Well done to Micky Quigg, Susan Keaney and Ger Lavery for getting this excellent initiative started. Camogie in New York as a whole is getting stronger by the day. Great to see Rockland well represented with Susan and Aine Keaney, Claire Mahoney, Ava McGuigan, Maeve O'Connell, Maggie Glynn, Shannon Horan and Oona Boylan all involved
he club are running a New Whistler Course for beginners on this Friday April 6th @ 7pm. This course is open to anyone male & female from 15 years old and upwards. It's a great opportunity for anyone to get involved in another part of the game that can be taken for granted. We are encouraging all coaches, parents, players and volunteers to get involved in this course.
It'd be great to see a range of ages taking part in the course so please think about getting involved.
Please see the link below for this month's ROCKLAND GAA GAMES DEVELOPMENT NEWSLETTER - MARCH 2018.
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We had our first ever Easter Egg Hunt at Rockland GAA. Fantastic event facilitated by Ann Nally. It was great to see so many children having so much fun at the Arts & Crafts and with the Easter Bunny. So good to see all the families enjoying the sunshine at our Clubhouse & Pavilion. Huge thanks to Ann and Teresa for looking after the bar so well. Massive thanks to Karen Proctor Dooley, Mary McAleer and Mags Comerford for looking after the Registration table and of course thank you to everyone else who helped out.
Last night we had our first combined coaches safety meeting with South Orangetown Little League. This was a great way for both organizations to come together, network and share ideas so we can best help our players. As part of our Games Development Plan we're improving our Governance and Best Practice for our players, coaches, members and volunteers. Huge thanks to Joan Marie Skywark for facilitating an interesting safety presentation and for supplying all coaches who attended a First Aid Kit for their teams. Huge thanks to Diane Lynch who contributed in relation to food allergies and Anaphylaxis. Finally thanks to Ann Nally for hosting a meet and greet networking evening for our coaches. Looking forward to a close relationship from here on in
Our U10 and U12 Girls teams had a great day yesterday at their first Blitz of 2018. They played some great football throughout a busy days of games against Westput Setanta, Shannon Gaels, St Brigid's and Rangers. Huge thanks to Setanta for being such wonderful hosts and well done to all the players from all teams. Thanks to our excellent coaches of Niall McKenna, Catherine Tracey, Catherine Levins and Brendan Collins, who is pictured with some of his U12 players.
Absolutely fantastic day at the Award 1 Youth/Adult Coaching Course. The coaches completed the remaining modules today and undertook their practical assessments. Huge thanks to our own coaches for taking part and it was great to have coaches from Rangers GFC, Shannon Gaels, St Brigid's, Sperrin Ogs, Tyrone GFC NY and St Barnabas up to the club and be tutored by our GDO Owen Mooney over the last few weeks. Well done everyone
Please join us next Saturday March 31st from 12-3pm for our first Easter Egg Hunt at our new Clubhouse & Pavilion. Great day for all the family. For more info contact Ann - email@example.com
On Monday last, March 19th our GDO Owen Mooney took a Tackling & Defensive themed coaching session with the NYGAA U21 Development Squad in Gaelic Park. It was also great to meet and listen to 5 time All Ireland Winner and All Star Jimmy Deenihan from Kerry who spoke and coached both the U16 and U21 Development Squads. Huge thanks to NYGDO Simon Gillespie for the invite to coach a great bunch of young men. Looking forward to the next session
To coincide with Brain Injury Awareness Month we had a very enjoyable, informative and creative Concussion Awareness Workshop tonight. Go raibh míle maith agat to everyone for attending. It's so important to recognize the Signs and Symptoms of Concussion. If In Doubt Sit Them Out. For more information visit www.learning.gaa.ie/concussion
We are hosting a Concussion Awareness Workshop this evening MARCH 20th @ 7.30pm in the club. The workshop is open to everyone. It's imperative that we have as many parents, players, coaches, volunteers, supporters and members in attendance. This is an extremely important issue and it's something that we all need to be more aware of so that we can recognize the signs and symptoms of a Concussion and take the necessary steps to deal with the situation. Please make every effort to attend this vitally important initiative
What a great group of enthusiastic and knowledgeable coaches we had for the first day of the Award 1 Youth/Adult Coaching Course. The coaches completed 4 modules today. They will receive their practical tasks this week and will have two weeks to plan their sessions for their assessments. All coaches will be supported by Owen who will provide any further advice and guidance on their upcoming sessions. Huge thanks to our own coaches for taking part and it was great to have coaches from Rangers GFC, Shannon Gaels, St Brigid's, Sperrin Ogs and Tyrone GFC NY come up to the club and be tutored by our GDO. Well done everyone
Today we had the privilege of showcasing Rockland GAA at South Orangetown Middle School at the We The People Festival. This event was organized by the South Orangetown PTA and nearly every country around the world was represented. Go raibh míle maith agat to Alyssa Moloney, Marissa Marrone and Kelly Ruby for facilitating our GDO and special thanks to Ellen and Siobhan Woods for having us at the Irish Table. Finally huge thanks to all the children who took part in Owen's demonstration. Looking forward to next years event
We had the pleasure of having New York GAA Hurling Development Officer Micky Quigg with us this evening. This workshop was an introduction to the main Hurling/Camogie skills to encourage parents and volunteers to get involved in coaching with Rockland GAA or simply to be better prepared in the skills of the game. It was great to see some of our experienced coaches helping out and assisting. Huge thanks to Micky and for everyone for coming
Rockland GAA had the privilege of presenting to nearly 150 PE Teachers at the Rockland Physical Education Conference. The Conference was for all Elementary, Middle and High School PE Teachers. Owen facilitated two workshops. The first one was for Elementary Teachers and the subject was on Games for Understanding. The second session for Middle & High School staff was focused on Empowerment & Development of young people. It was a thoroughly enjoyable morning and it was great exposure for Rockland GAA as all the schools know what Owen and the club can offer that can be tailored to their needs that will hopefully benefit RGAA in the short, medium and long term. None of this wouldn't been possible if it wasn't for Dennis Madigan who works closely with our GDO in relation to schools. Huge thanks to Todd Santabarbara, Chris Serra and Michael Castaldo for all your help and huge thanks to Felix Festa Middle School and all the Rockland County teachers who took part in the sessions
Our U12 Hurlers had a great morning at their Respect & Play Workshop. With a few new players Coach John Hannagan wanted to bring the lads together in a different setting. The players were introduced to each other in their own unique way. After this Coach John went through the clubs Respect Initiative before braving the elements and finishing with an outdoor coaching session
Join us in supporting a wonderful cause and meet new friends while having FUN and getting fitter and healthier. We're hosting an information evening on WEDNESDAY MARCH 14th @ 7.30pm - Rockland GAA, 160 Old Orangeburg Road, Orangeburg NY 10962
Interested in finding out more about the team for this year's 2018 Yonkers Marathon
Here’s what you can look forward to Wednesday March 14th:-
- Get the details about the Yonkers Marathon
- Hear about what we have in store for Team Aisling
- Meet the Team Mentors – we have experts lined up for training, physio, nutrition & more
- Share the FUN we've got planned
- Q & A Session
- In addition to meeting fellow Team Aisling members
Huge thanks to South Orangetown Ambulance Corps, Joan Skywark, Sandrah Gurash and Course Tutor Brandon Myers for facilitating an excellent Adult, Child and Infant CPR & AED Course for Rockland GAA. A great group of participants for an extremely important course. Our participants were:- Mary Pellegrino, Mags Comerford, Sean Stapleton, Michaela Stapleton, Siobhan McCormack, Ryan McCormack, Neil O'Sullivan, Michael O'Sullivan, Mary Sorohan, Ailish Cunney, Annemarie Duffy, Geraldine Collins, Kathy Linnane, Eileen Rowley, Christine Treanor and Owen Mooney
We're 4 weeks into our Schools Program with the Lincoln Lions at Lincoln Elementary School. Another 6 weeks to go with some exciting initiatives upcoming. Our GDO, Owen Mooney, has been asked to present at the upcoming Rockland PE Teachers Conference. Huge thanks to Pearl River Athletic Director, Todd Santabarbara, and to our own Dennis Madigan for giving Owen and the club this opportunity at the Conference. Cannot thank Principal Kathleenann Cool, Physical Education Teacher Diana Gillule and all the staff and children for enough for being so welcoming and for fully embracing the RGAA Schools Program
The club are running a New Referee Course for beginners on Wednesday March 7th @ 7pm. This course is open to anyone from 16 years old upwards. It's a great opportunity for anyone to get involved in another part of the game that can be taken for granted. We are encouraging all coaches, parents, players and volunteers to get involved in this course.
It'd be great to see a range of ages taking part in the course so please think about getting involved.
Why Become a GAA Referee?
- Give Something Back – offers players, at the end of their playing days, the opportunity to continue in the sport
- Personal Development – helps to develop personal skills that are of value in all walks of life
- Social Development - Gain friendships and rapports with players and coaches across New York
- Health & Fitness - Stay involved with the game as an alternative to playing and it’s a great way to keep fit
- Ambition – Opportunity to progress to through the age groups up to and including Senior
- Pocket Money - Earn extra cash (NY Ladies Adult games are now $100 per game)
What qualities are required to become a GAA Referee?
- Good knowledge of the playing rules
- Be physically and mentally fit
- Have the ability to remain calm
- Have the moral courage to take decisions which are correct
No matter what age or ability, we are always looking for new players to join our wonderful club. Our U6 girls is going from strength to strength and our underage girls program from U8 upwards starts again on March 4th. If you'd like your daughter to get involved in Gaelic4Girls and/or Camogie please contact Owen - firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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.
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
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.
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