Cookstown Fr Rocks

This week’s lotto numbers were 5,7,21,22. There were ten match three winners who each won £10. The prize next week is £1700.

Fr Rocks ended the senior season with disappointment as a 1-13 to 2-10 draw at Trillick saw them relegated into Intermediate Football next year. It was a spirited display from the Rocks who fielded a youthful team with the impressive Jamie McGarrity and Tom Mullan starting their first league games.

The sides were level after twenty minutes with Fr Rocks points from Martin Murray, Brian Mulligan and Owen Mulligan. However a John Gilmore goal put Cookstown into the driving seat. Matthew Donnelly kept Trillick in the game with some superb point taking and his scores left the sides level at half time, 1-6 to 0-9. Fr Rocks started the second half in superb form and went on to dominate for long periods.

Owen Mulligan proved to be the ace marksman with three superb points, which were also followed by a brilliant Brian Mulligan goal. This left the Rocks in a great position and when Martin Murray converted a free with five minutes to go it seemed that the game was over. However a late Trillick revival saw them kick three late points, followed by a dramatic last kick goal to deny Fr Rocks the much needed two points. The final scoreline finished 1-13 to 2-10.

M Rea, P Kelly, S Monaghan, J McGarrity, D Cummings, M Murray, C O’Hare, T Mullan, Barry Mulligan, M Carberry, J Gilmore, M Hughes, S McGarrity, O Mulligan, Brian Mulligan. Subs P McGurk, D McElhatton.

Under 13 training continues on Wednesday evenings at 6pm at the pitch. All players should attend. The boys have a game against Derrylaughan this Friday evening, at Paddy Cullen Park, throw in 6:30pm

A big thank you to Donal McAnallen for his superb lecture about the origins of the club last week. It was a brilliant insight not only into the early days of Gaelic Football in Ulster, but also into the social history of the town. Thanks very much to Donal and we hope to have you back again some day.

The Ignatius Quinn Memorial 7s has been rescheduled for this Thursday evening at MUSA, the games begin at 7pm on Thursday night and Friday evening.

The All Ireland Final DVD is now on sale and will be on sale on Monday night 6:30-7:15pm.

The Under 16s are in championship action this Saturday at Paddy Cullen Park, Galbally are the visitors for a 12pm throw in.

The U16 Girls complete their round of League games this week. On Thursday 8th they play away to Edendork, with a 7pm throw-in. The final League game is at home on Monday 12th against Aghyaran, with a throw-in time of 6.45pm. This is another crucial week which will determine the Girls’ League fortunes and as always any support at the matches will be greatly appreciated.

Everyone associated with Fr Rocks was sad to learn of the death of our esteemed president Seamus Glackin last week. A tremendous Fr Rocks gael who served as chairman, manager, player and referee for many years. Deepest sympathy to the Glackin family circle