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Club Notes - 11/2/13

posted Feb 11, 2013, 12:53 PM by Martin McGirr

 CLUB NOTES - Monday 11th Feb 2013

 

This week's lotto numbers were 3-4-13-17. There were seven match three winners who each won £15. The jackpot next week is £4700.

All Ireland Champions

Cookstown made history at Croke Park on Saturday night when they became the first club to win the All Ireland Intermediate title twice when they had a deserved six point success over Kerry’s Finuge. It was the Rocks who led 0-5 to 0-4 at the break after a first half that saw the Kerry men register seven wides. James Flaherty put Finuge in front only for Tyrone star Owen Mulligan to level matters from a free. In the 10th minute Cookstown keeper Marty Rea pulled off a brilliant save to deny John Griffin and that inspired his team mates with Shea McGarrity, Jason Quinn and Mulligan all hitting quality points as they established a 0-4 to 0-1 lead by the end of the opening quarter. Griffin then blasted over the bar when a goal was on the cards but Cookstown came straight up the field with Quinn playing a great ball inside to attacking half back Martin Hughes who split the posts. Kerry senior manager Eamon Fitzmaurice then scored from play as well as from a free to reduce the gap to the minimum. On the restart Cookstown took the game by the scruff of the neck with Quinn landing a brilliant brace inside three minutes. In the fifth minute Finuge were dealt a blow when they had midfielder Maurice Corridan sent off for a second yellow card offence. Finuge centre half back Pat Corridan then hit a monster score from forty seven metres out but in the 13th minute Cookstown struck for a brilliantly worked goal. Former Tyrone star Raymond Mulgrew, who only came home from Australia last week and who had come on in the closing stages of the first half, offloaded the ball for James McGahan to finish clinically past keeper Cillian Fitzmaurice. Moments later Finuge were down to thirteen men when Pat Corridan was straight red carded for an elbow on John Gilmore. Paul Galvin knocked over a free but Cookstown weren’t going to be denied with Gilmore and Mulligan landing points. In the closing stages Cookstown had to finish with fourteen men when substitute Barry Mulligan was stretchered off but they had the game won at that stage. In the closing couple of minutes they showed great composure to retain possession and when the final whistle sounded the scenes of jubilation showed just what it meant to the players, management and supporters. A massive well done to the management and players on a fantastic achievement.  The Fr Rocks team that made history was – M Rea, P McGurk , S Monaghan, M Hughes [0-1], R Pickering, M Murray, B Hughes, C Mullan, C O’Hare, S McGarrity [0-1], O Mulligan [0-3], B Mulligan, J Quinn [0-3], J Gilmore [0-1], J McGahan [1-0]. Subs – R Mulgrew for O’Hare, D Hughes for McGurk, Barry Mulligan for Mullan, P Kelly for Brian Mulligan, R Mullan for McGarrity

 

New Website

The club has launched a new look website over the last week and we hope that it helps to enhance communication for all involved in club affairs. Log on at www.fatherrocks.com or follow us on facebook and twitter.

 

 

 

Minor Training

The minor boys have training at MUSA this Thursday at 6:15pm. Please remember that all players must have a gum shield for training and matches

 

 

Last Man Standing Fundraiser

The club is currently running a Last Man Standing Prediction Competition, for Division 1 of the National Football League. You can follow your progress on www.fatherrocks.com.

 

Mouthguards

Under new ruling from congress all players up to and including minor as of January 1st 2013 will have to wear a mouthguard in all Gaelic football training sessions and matches.
More information on this can be found on the club website.

 

Youth Coaching Equipment

Could anyone who was involved in coaching Youth Football last season, please return any equipment that they still have as the club wish to carry out an audit on all equipment for coaching.

 

Membership

Club membership is now due and there will be an opportunity to pay next Monday evening in the club rooms 6pm-7pm. Adult membership is £35 for the year. All players and committee members should have membership paid by the next meeting or game. Youth membership is £5 for the year, and student membership is £10.

 

Thank You

The club would like to thank everyone who supported or helped us in the build up to the All Ireland Final. A big thanks to all the clubs, from across Tyrone, Ulster, and beyond, who offered us good luck and congratulations. A massive thanks to the local businesses who lent their support and in particular club sponsor Steelweld for all their support this year.

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