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NEW YORK FEILE TEAM REPORTS

What an incredible week our F├¨ile Teams had at this year John West Feile 2017. So proud of all of you! 
Credit to Noel O'Connell for the report. The New York Ladies won their first two matches in Feile 2017 with comprehensive victories over both Galtee Rovers from Tipperary and Truagh from Monaghan. The girls gave a display of 'total football', defending as if their lives depended on it and playing a fluent and lethal attacking game.
In game three NY defeated host club Scotstown to make it a hat trick of wins in their group.
Quarter final results, New York defeat Laois county champions Timahoe to book a semi final spot again Derrynoose. A great performance had them running out winning 4-9 v 1-1 to make the final against Kilkenny City. 
Kilkenny 3-04 v NY 1-03, early missed chances were the catalyst. We just never got out of the gate after that. Crossbars, deflections, etc cost us. Meanwhile Kilkenny played well and scored when the chances arose for them. We are all so proud of these young ladies, thank you for your efforts.

NEW YORK F├ˆILE BOYS REPORT
Credit to Team Talk Mag Tyrone for the report. The John West National F├©ile ended at the weekend with history being made by the New York team when they lifted the division one national F├©ile football title. Having won their league section with a bit to spare on each occasion, there were mixed emotions in the quarter final for Ardboe man Mickey Coleman when New York were paired against his own club. With a place in the semi final assured, New York had to face Mayo champions Castlebar who gave a very good account of themselves but lost out eventually by 2-8 to 1-5. It was evident to most people that this New York team were probably one of the best ever prepared teams to take part in F├©ile and the meticulous preparations were there for all to see in the final as New York put on a power packed display against Laois champions, Portaloise running out easy winners on a scoreline of 3-7 to 0-2 which resulted in scenes of great joy and celebrations.
The New York team were simply a joy to watch through the entire weekend. Technically New York were brilliant and the discipline of the team was of the highest order and were a credit to their clubs, families and coaches and to the GAA.

The attention to detail of these New York teams has been second to none and it is no accident that they both reached finals. The teams were afforded the very best of everything during their experience

Well done to New York Boys who were worthy winners of the grade one title and commiserations to the girls who got so close. The friendships you have forged will be remembered for the rest of your life. So proud of each and every one of you for your commitment, dedication, hard work and enthusiasm. Huge congratulations to the players, all the management and backroom staff who helped out over the weekend and the last number of months and to all the sponsors, parents, families and friends for supporting the team on their Feile journey

#NYF├¨ile2017 #Boys #Girls #GAAF├¨ile #GAA #Games #LetThemPlay#Learning #Development #Skills #Friendships #TeamSpirit #NewYorkAb├º#RocklandAb├º


by Owen Mooney posted 06/27/2017
GRAND OPENING WEEKEND JULY 7th, 8th & 9th

Please Like, Share and Click on the link to read and listen to our very own Emmett Woods speak about the upcoming events over the weekend of July 7th, 8th & 9th!

http://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/rockland/2017/06/22/rockland-gaelic-athletic-association-opens-new-clubhouse/401155001/

We have wonderful weekend of events planned for the Offical Grand Opening of our new Clubhouse and Pavilion facility over the weekend of July 7th, 8th & 9th! Please spread the word about this historical weekend for Rockland GAA. Tickets for our Raffle Draw are out now and can be bought from Paul Levins, Mark Comerford, Susan Keaney, Catherine Levins and Kevin Moriarty. Tickets are $100 each and we have some wondeful prizes. 

1st Prize - Subaru Impreza 5 Door Car

2nd Prize - 2 All Ireland Senior Gaelic Football Final Tickets & Flights

3rd Prize - 2 All Ireland Hurling Final Tickets & Flights

4th Prize - $1000 Cash

5th Prize - $500 Cash


by Owen Mooney posted 06/22/2017
ROCKLAND PLAYERS & COACHES AT FEILE

ROCKLAND PLAYERS & COACHES AT FEILE
All the best to all the Rockland GAA players and coaches who are part of the New York GAA teams heading to Ireland to take part in Feile. You have already done the club proud by the work you have put in over the last few months. Enjoy, embrace and savour every moment of what will be a wonder experience for all of you! Below is a list of everyone involved from Rockland 

RGAA FEILE GIRLS
Una Boylan, Julia Conroy, Orlaith Donnelly, Ciara Durcan, Niamh Durcan, Julie Fitzgerald, Grace Haley, Sorcha Hayes, Abby Healy, Mikaela Hennessy, Catherine Lynch, Grace Lynch, Meg McLoughlin, Maeve O'Connell, Ciara Traynor

RGAA FEILE HURLERS
Oisin Selby and Ryan Stapleton

RGAA FEILE FOOTBALLERS 
Brian Coughlan, Patrick Burke and Colm Shalvey 

RGAA DUAL PLAYERS
Killian Moore and Ciaran Dalton

RGAA FEILE COACHES
Tony Donnelly & Stan Hayes (Feile Girls)
Paul Moore (Feile Boys Football)
PJ Stapleton (Feile Boys Hurling) 


by Owen Mooney posted 06/22/2017
GRAND OPENING WEEKEND

We are only 17 days away from our Offical Grand Openin Weekend. This weekend long celebration of will consist of sport and musical enjoyment for all the family. There will be a contingent of GAA All Star Gaelic Footballers and Hurlers, visiting from Ireland for the weekend. These players will participate in a series of Gaelic Games events throughout the weekend; starting with a skills competition with the local underage GAA players on Friday, July 7th at 6:00pm. On Saturday July 8th from 11am – 1pm, there will be an opportunity for people to meet and greet the All Stars/Legends. The visiting All Stars will culminate their visit with an exhibition All Stars/Legends game on Sunday evening, July 9th at 5:30pm. These players are some of GAA’s greatest Gaelic Footballers and Hurlers who have ever played these games. This gathering of renowned players is novel in its occurrence. The opportunity to view and meet so many legendary GAA figures in a single setting is the chance of a lifetime.

Friday July 7th

6:00pm – GAA All Stars/Legends Skills competition                                                                                                    

6:30pm – Rockland U17 Hurling match                                                      

8:00pm – Rockland Junior Football match

8:00pm – Pearl River School of Irish Music, Inishfree School of Irish Dance

9:00pm – JOANIE MADDEN & CHERISH THE LADIES

Saturday July 8th

9:00am to 2:30pm – Dennis McHugh U-8 football tournament (30 teams entered)

9:30am to 6:30pm – All Rockland GAA Underage Girls & Boys Football, Hurling & Camogie Vs local NYMB/G4G teams and teams traveling from Philadelphia, Boston & Atlanta 

3:30pm – FDNY vs NYPD Football     

4:00pm – Pearl River School of Irish Music, Verlin School of Irish Dance

5:00pm – Interstate Hurling match - Rockland Junior team Vs Allentown, PA

5:00 pm – Country Music with KICKIN’ NASH

6:30pm – Robert McKiernan Cup – Rockland Vs Clogher Eire Og, County Tyrone

7:00pm – Direct from Ireland - THE WHISTLIN’ DONKEYS

9:00pm – Pearl River’s Very Own - THE NARROWBACKS

Sunday July 9th

9:00am – Mass in the Pavilion

10:00am – Connacht Final, Shown Live in the Pavilion from Ireland

12:00pm – Rockland Ladies Gaelic Football match

1:30pm – Poc Fada – Opened by Gerry Adams

1:30pm – NYGAA Ladies Senior Gaelic Football – Cavan Vs Kerry/Donegal

1:30pm – PRIDE OF MOYVANE CEILI BAND

2:00 pm – IRELAND THE BAND

3:00pm – NYGAA Men’s Senior Gaelic Football – Donegal Vs Monaghan

3:00pm – Broesler School of Irish Dance

3:30pm – Traditional Irish music with GIRSA

4:30pm – The official Opening Ceremony of the clubhouse will be conducted by the President of the Gaelic Athletic Association, visiting from Ireland, Aogan O’Fearghail

5:30pm – All Stars/Legends Exhibition Match – Leinster/Ulster Vs Munster/Connacht

7:00pm – FERGAL HAYES & JOHN McDONOUGH Band  

8:00pm – MICKEY COLEMAN Band

9:00pm – MICHAEL O SULLIVAN Band

Admission for the Weekend:

$ 50.00 – Weekend Pass
$ 20.00 – Daily Pass
Children under the age of 18 - FREE

For further information, please contact the following:

Club Chairman – Marty McKenna (917) 804-3843

Grand Opening Chairman – Paul Rowley (646) 739-1706

Grand Opening Chairman – Emmett Woods (914) 804-8466

www.rocklandgaa.com

In the Rockland GAA All Stars/Legends game, the teams will be paired as a combination of Leinster/Ulster players against their counterparts from Munster/Connacht.

The Ulster panel consists of: Paddy Bradley (Derry), Henry Downey (Derry), Paul Finlay (Monaghan), Owen Mulligan (Tyrone), Brian McGuigan (Tyrone), Peter Canavan (Tyrone), Brian Dooher (Tyrone), Aaron Kernan (Armagh), Oisin McConville (Armagh), James McCartan (Down) and Colm McFadden (Donegal).

The Leinster panel consists of: Graham Geraghty (Meath), Matty Forde (Wexford), Andy Comerford (Kilkenny) and Martin Comerford (Kilkenny). The team manager for the Ulster/Leinster team is Brian Mullins (Dublin).

The Connacht panel consists of: Eamonn O’Hara (Sligo), Ciaran McDonald (Mayo), Conor Mortimer (Mayo), Padraic Joyce (Galway), Declan Meehan (Galway) and Frankie Dolan (Roscommon).

The Munster panel consists of: Tomas O’Se (Kerry), William Kirby (Kerry), Paul Galvin (Kerry), Tommy Griffin (Kerry), Dara O’Cinneide (Kerry), Declan Browne (Tipperary), Eamonn Corcoran (Tipperary), Shane McGrath (Tipperary), Sean Og O’hAlpin (Cork) and Ken McGrath (Waterford). The team manager for Connacht/Munster is Billy Morgan (Cork).

Officiating the match will be All Ireland referee, Pat McEnaney, from County Monaghan.


by Owen Mooney posted 06/20/2017
GRAND OPENING WEEKEND RAFFLE

As part of our upcoming Grand Opening Weekend we are having a raffle for some wonderful prizes. Tickets are $100 each and the draw will take place on Sunday July 9th 2017. If you're not in you'll not win

See below for all the ways you can get your hands on these sought after tickets:-

Contact:-
- Paul Levins - plevins@commodorecc.com
- Mark Comerford - mc@mcelectrical.net 
- Susan Keaney - susankeaney@optonline.net
- Kevin Moriarty - moriartykp@yahoo.com
- Catherine Levins - clevins70@aol.com

Tickets can be purchased from the Building any evening 
Tickets will be on sale during the upcoming NYSB, NYMB and NYLGFA fixtures being held here at Rockland GAA


by Owen Mooney posted 05/31/2017
BRENDAN KEANE 7s TOURNAMENT

We hosted a wonderful day of Hurling and Camogie for the Brendan Keane 7s Tournament.

Well done to the winners:-
- Camogie - Ardrahan
- Junior B Hurling - Le Cheile
- Junior A Hurling - Westmeath 
- Senior Final - Fr Tom Burkes 
- Player of the Tournament - Shane McNaughton, Ulster New York 

 

It was a pleasure hosting all teams and we hope you all enjoyed the day.


by Owen Mooney posted 05/30/2017
U14 HURLING VS LE CHEILE

Well done to our U14 hurlers who had a great battle with Le Cheile, winning on a score line of 5-5 to Le Cheile's 3-5. Great hurling from both teams and it's testament to the great work being done with the team by PJ Stapleton and Chris Dalton


by Owen Mooney posted 05/26/2017
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
 


by Owen Mooney posted 05/22/2017
U12 BOYS Vs U12 GIRLS

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.


by Owen Mooney posted 05/22/2017
GRAND OPENING WEEKEND - VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

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.


by Owen Mooney posted 05/17/2017
SLIGO VISIT ROCKLAND

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. 


by Owen Mooney posted 05/10/2017
CYC HOTEL INFORMATION - 27th - 30th JULY

 

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.

 

Please use the code below to book.

https://reservations.travelclick.com/15259?groupID=1639169&hotelID=15259#/guestsandrooms

 

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 - rocklandregister@gmail.com

 

Information for CYC available at www.cycgaa.org

 


by Owen Mooney posted 05/01/2017
RGAA SUMMER CAMP REGISTRATION

As you can see we are moving full steam ahead with our 2017 RGAA Summer Camp from 17th-21st July. All children registered will recieve $90 worth of Rockland Gear. 

PARENTS WISHING TO REGISTER THEIR CHILD/CHILDREN CAN DO SO BY FOLLOWING THE INSTRUCTIONS BELOW

- On the left hand side of our website select "DOCUMENT & RESOURCES

- Click on "Summer Camp 2017 Registration"

- Print the form / Fill it out / Sign it / Post the form and Check to the address stated on the registration.

 

IF YOU REQUIRE ADDITIONAL INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:- rockland.gdo@gmail.com 


by Owen Mooney posted 04/25/2017
U8 BOYS INTERNAL LEAGUE

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)


by Owen Mooney posted 04/24/2017
LADIES FOOTBALL

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


by Owen Mooney posted 04/24/2017
HURLING/CAMOGIE U2 CONCERT FUNDRAISER

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.

 

https://rafflecreator.com/…/rockland-gaa-hurling-&-camogie-…

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.

Go raibh m├­le maith agat


by Owen Mooney posted 04/17/2017
COACHING & GAMES DEVELOPMENT

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. 


by Owen Mooney posted 04/14/2017
SPRING TRAINING SCHEDULE

See information relating to our Spring Season Training Schedule for all our codes 


by Owen Mooney posted 04/10/2017
COME & PLAY WITH ROCKLAND GAA

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

For more information contact rockland.gdo@gmail.com

 


by Owen Mooney posted 03/21/2017
Scor SUCCESS

Rockland GAA had a great day at this years Scor na nOg! We took home 2 Gold Medals and 1 Bronze! Well done to all of our participants! Absolutely Fantastic!

1st Place Ballad Group:
Emer Ryan, Colleen Griffin Turk, Maeve Murray, Catherine OKelly, Julia OKelly

1st Place Instrumental Music:
John Paul Reynolds, Kian McGeever, John Hannigan, Fiona Mulligan, Ronan Mulligan

3rd Place Recitation:
Ava McGuigan


by Owen Mooney posted 03/14/2017
GAA DIRECTOR GENERAL VISITS ROCKLAND

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


by Owen Mooney posted 03/14/2017
CLUBHOUSE OPENING WEEKEND

Join us over the weekend of 7th July - 9th July for the official opening of our new Clubhouse Facility! More details to follow!


by Owen Mooney posted 03/14/2017
Clubhouse Update

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


by Owen Mooney posted 03/13/2017
ROCKLAND GAA SUMMER CAMP 2017

 

More updates to follow here and on our Social Media Platforms

 


by Owen Mooney posted 03/10/2017
ROCKLAND GAA ONLINE STORE

PLEASE VISIT OUR OWN CLUB STORE THAT IS NOW ONLINE WITH O'NEILLS.

CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION

 

https://www.oneills.com/shop-by-team/gaa/usa/rockland-gaa.html


by Owen Mooney posted 03/10/2017
Rockland GAA Dinner Dance Pictures: November 2016

See album "Rockland GAA Dinner Dance 2016" for more pictures from the event


by Rockland GAA posted 12/05/2016
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