It’s been an eventful few weeks for the Rocks recently. The juvenile committee was reconstituted with the following officers being elected: Joe Gilbert: Chairman Billy Mellon: Vice-Chair Sinead Kehoe: Treasurer Derek Black: PRO John Somers: Secretary Niall O’Shea: Assistant Secretary.
The juveniles were in action in the under-10 competition recently. The U10s played the last round of the league section of the Tom Ryan indoor competition at the weekend. There were only two games in this round and they had two good wins. In the first game the were up against a young St. Pat’s team; the Rocks proved too strong and ran out comfortable winners. It was a very good team performance but Tom Somers stood out with four quick fire goals with his strike partner Jason Roche getting three. The second game was closer than the 4-0 scoreline would indicate. Kilcoole were the opposition this time and pushed hard for scores, but very strong defending from Quentin O’Reilly and Darragh Walker ensured that the scores never came. Again Tom Somers was the top scorer with two goals. In both games all subs were used and all put in good performances. The team finished in the runner up position and are now into the sem-finals of the cup. The final will take place on the 28th of this month with a presentation of medals and light refreshments for all the teams after in the Rocks’ clubhouse. All players are asked to make a big effort to be there on the day as with a full panel they are in with a very good chance of winning.
In other news the Rocks secured a new sponsor in Arklow Waste Disposal. This was solidified over the last week and will prove a winning combination for the upcoming season. Thanks to AWD for their support. More information on this will be forthcoming. Training continues on Wednesdays at the sports complex at 9 pm and 15.30 on Saturday in the field behind the sports complex.As a reminder, membership fees are now due Member = €60, non-player = €20, family = €70. Anyone who does not pay membership will not be eligible for doctors, physio, insurance or voting rights. O’Brien, Joe Healy, Gerry Farrell or Richie Griffin for details.
St. Patricks Ladies Juvenile Under-16s and under-14 have started training for the 2009. Their training times are Under16s Saturday 11am - 12am and Thursday evening 7.30pm - 9pm.
Under-14s train on Monday evenings 6.30pm - 7.30pm and Saturday from 11am-12am.
The Saturday Camp for under-12, 10 and Nursery will resume Saturday 28th February at 11 a.m. If your daughter is interested in playing with any of the above teams please contact Stephen McNulty on 086 8235248 or Veronica Leonard on 085 1405847 for more information as all new players are welcome. Club Memberships are now due and are payable to Michael Dwyer (Chairman), or Aidan Doyle (Secretary). Senior adult is €75, Juvenile €50, and Family membership is €100.