The 3rd Annual Rockland GAA Memorial 5K will be held on Saturday, March 25th with the race beginning at 11 AM. There will be a Fun Run for children 12 and under beginning at 12:30 PM. Live music and the NoCo Hot Box food truck will be back at the Rockland GAA Clubhouse and Pavilion following the race. At 2 PM, Rockland County District Attorney, Tom Walsh, will present the Cormach Murrihy and Noel O'Connell Awards.
Our inaugural event was held in memory of long-time club member Noel O’Connell. This year, we run in honor of all deceased members of Rockland GAA.
To guarantee your T-Shirt, you must register by March 12th -NO EXCEPTIONS! We will order extra, but we can not guarantee your size after the cut-off date.
The Rockland GAA will host a FUN RUN for children 12 years old and younger. This will be a free event and will be held after the 5k. Please note - if you're only participating in the FUN RUN, you will not receive a t-shirt unless you also register for a t-shirt.
A month without any games but the Rockland Clubhouse & Pavilion was busy with events! Click the link to see pictures from our Awards Parties, Christmas Party, and Irish New Year Celebration. We are about to get the season going again in the next few weeks with our AGM on Sunday, February 5th. All are welcome to attend our most important meeting of the year!
Rockland GAA will be celebrating 50 years at our Dinner Dance on Saturday, November 19th at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Suffern, NY. Our Guests of Honor will be all 21 Chairmen of our Club, from 1972 to 2022. This includes John Cawley (RIP), Ed Shanley (RIP), Tom O’Riordan Sr. (RIP), Michael Halpin, Mike McCormack (RIP), Martin Fogarty (RIP), William Dwyer (RIP), Pete McGovern (RIP), Jim McDermott, Dan Kiely, Terry Greenan (RIP), Kevin Lennon, Tom Fennell, Mick Healy, Paul Rowley, Emmett Woods, Tony Donnelly, Vince Tyer, Marty McKenna, Joe McGirl, and Paul Levins. We will also be recognizing our Adult Players of the Year - Christian Madigan (Junior A Football), Joe Hrnciar (Junior B Football), Eoghan O’Connor (Hurling), and Kate Collins (Ladies Football).
In conjunction with this event and in recognition of our honorees, we will be producing a souvenir journal. A journal contract is linked above for your consideration and should be returned by Friday, November 4th. Proceeds from this event enable us to cover the costs to maintain our fields and Clubhouse, including the construction of our brand-new hurling wall, as well as allow children and adults to play Gaelic football, hurling and camogie without a registration fee.
We hope you will support us and help to make this special night a success by attending the dinner dance and/or advertising in our journal. More information is included in the link above.
Click the link above to view the Rockland GAA Newsletter for November! Read about how all of our teams did following the end of the Fall League, a recap of the Gaelic4Mothers and Others Blitz, and an update on the NYMB Men’s College Team. Also, see what events are coming up including our Christmas Party, New Year’s Eve Party, the 2022 AGM and our Field Day Weekend when we will be celebrating the 50th Anniversary of our Club.
We regret to announce the sudden passing of Phil Traynor, long time Board Member of our Club. We offer Courtney, Ryan, Grainne, and Ciara, and the extended Traynor family our deepest and most sincere condolences. May he Rest in Peace. https://www.wymanfisher.com/obituary/Philip-Traynor
Click the link to view the Rockland GAA Newsletter for May. Learn more about the GAA’s 5 Star Ambassador Program, find out more details for our Field Day on July 31st, see what other events are going on at the Clubhouse - including the Solace House 5K on Saturday June 12th, scholarship opportunities, and more!
Congratulations to Noel O'Connell and Dave McIntyre who were two of the Guests of Honor, along with other Past Chairmen, at the NY Minor Board Dinner Dance on February 8th. We would also like to congratulate all of our underage players who were recognized for all the hard work they put in during the 2019 season.
We had the pleasure of hosting Limerick Hurlers at the Clubhouse last night before their matches at NY Hurling Classic at Citi Field. After their training session, they took pictures and signed autographs for all the kids. Good luck tomorrow!
Congratulations to the Rockland u10 B Boys, u12 Girls, u12 Boys, u14 Girls, u14 Boys, and u16 Boys on winning the Fall Season in their respective divisions. Thank you to all the coaches, players, and parents for all the hard work they've put in all season!
Our final Mixed Hurling Blitz of the year happened today with a fantastic display of hurling from everyone from U8-U14. It was in aid of Breast Cancer Awareness so a huge thanks to everyone who donated! Also a thanks must go to everyone for organizing these Blitzes, in particular Laurence and Ann Marie Kennedy!
A big congrats to our u8, u12 and u14 girls who performed superbly today in the annual Pauline Boylan-Coll Tournament. The girls gave their everything and were able to come away with some silverware to set them up nicely for playoffs! A huge thanks to St. Brigid's for organizing the tournament!
Rockland were delighted to host the Annual Mary Cosgrove 7's Hurling and Camogie Tournament today with over 15 teams taken to the pitches over the day. It was great for Rockland to be able to put 2 teams into the competition with 1 of the teams taking home the Junior B title and the other team featuring many players who only started hurling a couple of weeks ago! A big thanks to NY GAA for organizing the event!
JUNIOR LADIES 2019 PETER CONNAUGHTON CUP CHAMPIONS
Congratulations to our Junior Ladies who had an unbelievable victory in the Peter Connaughton Cup Final against St. Brigid's yesterday. The Ladies won 6-13 to 2-9.A big thanks to all players and coaches, Mike Glynn, Stan Hayes, Mike Reilly, and Catherine Tracey, who put in so much effort throughout the year!
Back: S. Ni Bhraonain, M. Coleman, A. Healy, M. O'Rourke-Ryan, J. Fitzgerald, G. Haley, N. Healy, A. Healy, G. Lynch
Middle: A. White, S.Henry, S. Hayes, R. Kelleher, J. Conroy, K. Brady, O. Maxwell, E. Reilly, B. Sorohan, T. McGovern
Front: C. Traynor, M. Glynn, M. McLoughlin, M. Treanor, O. Donnelly, K. Carstensen, C. Lynch, K. Reilly, F. Kirk, S. Belen, T. Healy
Well done to all involved at this year's CYC in Philadelphia. Rockland sent 33 teams, more than any year before and appeared in 15 finals, winning 7. Thanks to all players, parents, and coaches for making this CYC successful. We hope to see everyone again at CYC next year in San Francisco.
Click below to check out pictures from Philadelphia:
Thanks to Nancy Haggerty from LoHud Sports for covering our Junior Ladies' match against Leitrim Ladies last week with interviews from Mary O'Rourke Ryan, Maryanne Coleman, and Kyra Reilly. Read the article here.
A fantastic evening of learning was had by all the coaches who were in attendance. Great to see so many enthusiastic coaches and let's hope they picked up a few gems! Thanks to Paul for taking time to do the presentation!
Well done to all teams who participated in the u14 International Tournament, Dennis McHugh u8 Tournament, and to the Rockland Junior Bs on winning this year’s Robert McKiernan Memorial Cup against Sligo. Thanks to the McHugh and McKiernan families for presenting the trophies and to everyone who made Field Day such a huge success.
What a week we had for this year’s RGAA Summer Camp, which took place from July 8th-12th. Go raibh maith agat to all the 200 Boys and Girls, as well as parents, coaches, nurses and volunteers who made the week such a success. See you again next year.
Click below to check out more pictures from the Summer Camp
Rockland GAA were delighted to be asked to go to the Rockland Boulders Baseball Stadium and perform an exhibition of Football and Hurling for the crowd last night. The kids and families had a great time and we just want to say a big thanks for everyone who turned up!
Congratulations to the New York Girls Feile team on becoming Division 2 Cup Winners and the New York Boys Feile team on becoming Division 1 Shield winners! Well done to all involved, especially all players and coaches from Rockland!
A great time was had by our 18 teams at the Liberty Bell Tournament in Philadelphia yesterday. Massive thanks to Philadelphia GAA for hosting the tournament, which showed a huge mark of respect for the late Liam Hegarty with a wonderful day of Gaelic Football, Ladies Football, Camogie and Hurling. Well done to all our players, coaches and parents who travelled to support this excellent event
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