Rockcorry and their journey to the All-Ireland Semi-Final
Rockcorry GAA club had never known a year like 2014. A chronic spate of injuries saw their senior football team decimated. In desperation, long-retired stalwarts had to be cajoled from retirement to field team and to try and turn things around for the club.
The Monaghan men had to concede games and concede their intermediate status following relegation.
But they ended 2015 as Monaghan & Ulster junior club football champions and in 2016 they stood on the cusp of history when they faced Mayo’s Ardnaree Sarsfields in the AIB All-Ireland Junior Club Championship Semi-Final.
How they miraculously turned this around is a tale of perseverance, grit and determination. This is the sort of tale on which GAA is built.