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Harps Notes 20th January 2020

posted 20 Jan 2020, 07:20 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Harps Lotto jackpot, now £3200, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers drawn were 15, 22, 26 and 29 with £20 each going to the Rosies from Derrylin Centra, Cormac Duffy, Monea and Kyle Warnock, Ballyconnell. The big news from the draw held on January 14th was the jackpot win of £8200 for Gerard Maguire on numbers 2, 7, 16 and 21. Congratulations Boots! We are in Doogies this Sunday night. With Donal, Gerard and Mary on duty.

As our season takes place, our youth section is having a full meeting this Sunday night at 6.30pm in the clubrooms. All coaches, parents or anyone who might be interested in helping out in the youth section of the club in any way is more than welcome to come along and hear what’s happening.

Similarly, our Ladies’ Committee will hold a meeting at 9pm in the clubrooms on Thursday night January 30th. Anyone with an interest in girls’ or ladies’ football in the club is asked to attend.

Promoters have by now all received their allocation of GAA National Club draw tickets. There are 20 prizes to be won in this fantastic draw, with all profits made going directly to the promoting clubs. This year’s top prize is a Renault Clio, with a further nineteen prizes including Croke Park Concert or  All Ireland weekend packages, €1000 shopping vouchers and more. All support for our club’s fundraisers is very much appreciated, as is the promotion work by our members to make these initiatives successful for us.

 

The club is participating in this initiative which is a partnership between the GAA, Operation Transformation and Get Ireland Walking.  Our floodlights will be turned on each Thursday from 7-8pm for 8 weeks. We invite everyone from the community to get together and socialise in a healthy way on these dark winter nights by using this opportunity to walk around the main pitch.  A torch or head torch and high vis clothing is recommended.  Children are very welcome but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Our girls Teen Fit class is back up and running on Thursdays from 7-7.45pm, with coach Jackie Cassidy.  This is open to all secondary school girls at a cost of £1 per class. Any parents dropping children off can also keep healthy by joining in our Ireland Lights Up walking Initiative!

Harps Notes 13th January 2020

posted 14 Jan 2020, 04:38 by Derrygonnelly Harps   [ updated 14 Jan 2020, 04:50 ]

Thank you very much to everyone who was involved in organising our club Dinner Dance last Saturday night, which proved once again to be a fantastic club occasion. Our Social committee put in a massive effort to promote the event, prepare and decorate the room, schedule speakers and presentations, and so much more. Every year, people have the same thing to say afterwards, that it was a great night in every way. Well done to Gerald Greene, Gavin Duffy and their team, special mention to Monea Metal designs for their hard work on our momentos and presentation pieces, to Frank McGlynn, who came across as such a solid person in the way he spoke and mixed with us all, to the staff at the Killyhevlin, but especially thanks and well done to everyone who were able to come and be part of an important club celebration.

The club’s monthly committee meeting will be held this Thursday night in the clubrooms.

The Harps Lotto results from the draw held on Monday night will be in next week’s notes. We are in The Linnet Inn this Sunday night, with Peter Jones, Gerry Gallagher and Mary Cox on duty.

With the celebrating over, it is down to business for 2020 already. Promoters have by now all received their allocation of GAA National Club draw tickets. There are 20 prizes to be won in this fantastic draw, with all profits made going directly to the promoting clubs. This year’s top prize is a Renault Clio, with a further nineteen prizes including Croke Park Concert or  All Ireland weekend packages, €1000 shopping vouchers and more. All support for our club’s fundraisers is very much appreciated, as is the promotion work by our members to make these initiatives successful for us.

The next 6 week block of Yoga with Jim Fawcett commences tonight, Wed 15th Jan .  7-8pm Beginner & 8.15-9.15pm Sports. £20 for the 6 week block to be paid before preferred class on the first night. New faces always welcome.

 

The club is participating in this initiative which is a partnership between the GAA, Operation Transformation and Get Ireland Walking.  Starting on 16th Jan, our floodlights will be turned on each Thursday from 7-8pm for 8 weeks. We invite everyone from the community to get together and socialise in a healthy way on these dark winter nights by using this opportunity to walk around the main pitch.  A torch or head torch and high vis clothing is recommended.  Children are very welcome but must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Our girls Teen Fit class is back up and running on Thursdays from 7-7.45pm, with coach Jackie Cassidy.  This is open to all secondary school girls at a cost of £1 per class. Any parents dropping children off can also keep healthy by joining in our Ireland Lights Up walking Initiative!

Harps Notes 6th January 2020

posted 6 Jan 2020, 04:46 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Harps Lotto jackpot is now £8200. The numbers on Sunday night were 4, 15, 18 & 21. £20 each went to Mary Polizzi, Boho, Mary McCabe, Blaney and Mary Galligan, Belleek. We are in the Cosy this Sunday night, with Mary Cox, Michael Glynn and Pat McGurn on duty.
Tickets are currently being distributed for our Celebration Dinner Dance which takes place this Saturday night, January 11th in the Killyhevlin Hotel. Music is being provided by Cufflinks, who gave us such a great night’s entertainment last year. This event has been a massive hit for the last number of years and we hope to see a great crowd out again to celebrate a very successful 2019 on a number of fronts. We are asking for ticket orders to be in by Wednesday night if possible to the following promoters: Gerald Greene, Sean Flanagan, Louise Dundas, Brendy Rasdale, Patricia Brennan, Francis Rasdale, Nicola Cassidy, John McGovern, Gavin Duffy, Donal Corrigan and Peter Jones.    

Promoters have also received their allocation of GAA National Club draw tickets over the last weekend. There are 20 prizes to be won in this fantastic draw, with all profits made going directly to the promoting clubs. This year’s top prize is a Renault Clio, with a further nineteen prizes including Croke Park Concert or  All Ireland weekend packages, €1000 shopping vouchers and more. All support for our club’s fundraisers is very much appreciated, as is the promotion work by our members to make these initiatives successful for us.

Harps Notes 16th December 2019

posted 16 Dec 2019, 04:34 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Harps Lotto jackpot, now £7600, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers drawn were 11, 16, 19 and 28. £50 each Christmas prizes went to Nainsi and Aileach c/o Hughie Keaney, Mark Curry, Enniskillen, Lucy & Ellie Chesters, Enniskillen, Donal Duffy, Monea, Niall Farrell c/o Spar and Seamus Jones, Derrygonnelly. £50 promoters prizes went to John Doogan and Dessie McKenzie. We are in Doogies this Sunday night, with John McGovern, Louise Dundas and Mary Cox on duty.

Tickets are currently being distributed for our Celebration Dinner Dance which takes place on Saturday night, January 11th in the Killyhevlin Hotel. Music is being provided by Cufflinks, who gave us such a great night’s entertainment last year. This event has been a massive hit for the last number of years and we hope to see a great crowd out again to celebrate a very successful 2019 on a number of fronts.     

Promoters have also received their allocation of GAA National Club draw tickets over the last weekend. There are 20 prizes to be won in this fantastic draw, with all profits made going directly to the promoting clubs. This year’s top prize is a Renault Clio, with a further nineteen prizes including Croke Park Concert or  All Ireland weekend packages, €1000 shopping vouchers and more. All support for our club’s fundraisers is very much appreciated, as is the promotion work by our members to make these initiatives successful for us.

Finally, thank you very much to everyone for your support this year. We wish our members, supporters and fellow Gaels in the county and beyond a happy Christmas and New Year.

Harps Notes 11th November 2019

posted 11 Nov 2019, 03:05 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Harps Lotto jackpot, now £6600, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers drawn were 5, 21, 25 & 29. £20 each went to Betty Flanagan, Garrison, Garvan McGinley, Derrygonnelly, and Emmett Miller, Monea. We are in Doogies on Sunday night with Donal Corrigan, Gerard Maguire and Mary Cox on duty. Thank you to everyone for their support of Harps Lotto as promoters and entrants.

All roads lead to Armagh for the Harps this Sunday as we head to The Athletic Grounds for our Ulster Semi-Final against the County Down champions, Kilcoo Owen Roes GAC. All the best to our squad of players, plus team management in the match. The match starts at 3pm.

Finally, our club’s AGM takes place on Thursday November 28th. This is where our club members meet to hear reports on and review the various areas of club activity, plus to shapre our plans for 2020. All members are welcome to attend.

Harps Notes 4th November 2019

posted 4 Nov 2019, 05:26 by Derrygonnelly Harps

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Thanks very much to our supporters and people from all around the county who gave our team great backing in the match against most honourable opponents Trillick on Sunday. It was obviously a massive day for our club, but it was also a Fermanagh day. Our next opponents are Kilcoo, from County Down. Good luck to the squad getting ready for an Ulster semi final. The date is still to be confirmed but the semi final will be on the weekend of November 16th - 17th.  

In the excitement of it all, we didn’t quite get the Lotto done on Sunday night, so the results from Monday November 4th draw will be in next week’s notes. We are in The Linnet Inn this Sunday night, with Peter, Gerry and Mary on duty. Thank you to everyone who supports and promotes our Lotto.

Results elsewhere did not work out for our ladies so they do not make the league final. It has been a fine year of work for them, and even in recent weeks the application levels at training have been really good. They can reflect on a season with plenty of highlights, if no silverware. They have adapted well to the top level, and can look to make further progress next year. Thank you very much to Garry and his assistants for a massive effort.

Harps Notes 21st Oct 2019

posted 21 Oct 2019, 02:51 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Harps Lotto jackpot, now £6000, was not won on Sunday night. Numbers drawn were 1, 11, 19 and 27. £20 each went to Niamh Carroll, Derrygonnelly, Kenny Sweeney, Blaney, and Conor King, Tempo. We are in Old Pals this Sunday night, with Garry, the two Kevins, and Mary on the controls. Thank you very much to everyone for your ongoing support of the Lotto. That is what sustains our activities from Under 6 to Senior.

We had a great day for our club on Sunday when the Harps went up the Whiterock Road to Corrigan Park, and took our first ever away win in the Ulster Club championship. Congratulations to the squad and team management, and it was great to see so many Harps, home based and otherwise, at the match to cheer the team on. Next up is Trillick at Brewster Park on November 4th.

Finally, good luck to Kinawley Ladies and club as they head to the Ulster Final against St Pauls this Saturday. They are setting a fine standard for other clubs to work towards and a rising tide lifts all boats so all the best to them.

Harps Notes 7th October 2019

posted 7 Oct 2019, 03:33 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Harps Lotto jackpot, now £5600, was not won on Friday night. The numbers drawn were 7, 13, 21 and 28. £20 each went to John Burns and Julie Evans, both c/o Kevin Cassidy, and Darragh Burke, Derrygonnelly. This Sunday night’s draw will be in Doogies, with John and Louise plus Mary on duty.

The club's October committee meeting will be held this Thursday night at 9pm.

Many congratulations to our senior squad and all involved in preparing them on their league final win against St Joseph’s Ederney last Saturday. It has been a good tough season, with a very wide contribution from the squad members. The focus now moves to the next challenge for the group, in Corrigan Park on October 20th, and good luck to them as they get ready for that. Commiserations and full credit to St Joseph’s on their season and thank you to them for their willingness to rearrange the fixture, and full credit also to Kinawley who did a fine job in staging the fixture.

Congratulations also to our six players who received recognition at the Fermanagh GAA All Stars event last Friday evening. They would be the first to say that they receive them on behalf of their team-mates, but it was a great event for them to be part of, and well done to them all plus Teemore GFC who run the awards.

The minor girls lost out to Kinawley in their championship semi-final  last Wednesday bringing their season to an end. Many thanks to Donal , Louise and Abigail for their work with the group. It’s been a very good season of work and development for them. The senior Ladies lost their final league game away to Newtownbutler on Sunday. The Ladies are still second in the league and  have a chance of making the league final but are depending on results elsewhere to secure a playoff place. They have put in a huge effort this year, and are learning about playing at the higher level.

Well done to the Gaelic For Mothers and Others Group which travelled to Portmarnock on Saturday to participate  in the National Blitz . Thanks to Eadaoin , Eoghan and everyone who helped out with the G4MO squad over the season .

 

Canon Maguire Park still saw plenty of action over the weekend, with two Go Games Blitzes taking place. On Saturday morning, we had our Under 8s out in matches against Kinawley, Belnaleck and Trillick. The boys and girls had a brilliant end to their season, and the level of improvement was there for all to see. Thanks to our visiting teams for coming. Then on Sunday, we had our internal Under 12 Blitz to conclude the season for the Master Michael Farrell Memorial trophy. Again, a great series of matches. Thanks to the coaches and refs who came out and helped to run these events. They are absolutely central, right alongside senior teams or whatever, in what our club is about.  

 

Harps Notes 30th September 2019

posted 30 Sep 2019, 01:41 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Lotto jackpot, now £5400, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers drawn were 7, 21, 23 and 26. £20 each went to The Keaney Children, Belcoo, Neil O'Brien, Belleek, and The Foy Grandchildren, Ely Lodge. We are in The Linnet Inn this Sunday night, with Mary, Gerald Greene and Anthony Murphy on Lotto duty.

Well done to our Seniors, who reached the Division One League Final with their win over Enniskillen Gaels on Sunday. They play Ederney St Josephs this Sunday in the final at 4pm in Brewster Park. We hope to see as strong a Harps support as ever out at what promises to be a very good contest.

Our Senior ladies lost out to Newtownbutler in what was a competitive final of the nine aside league on Sunday. Our team had a good share of possession and chances, and could have taken a result on another day. The two sides meet again this Sunday , this time in Newtownbutler at 11am in the 15 aside league. Our Minor girls  play their championship semi-final v Kinawley this Wednesday at 6.15pm in Derrygonnelly. The Under 13 girls travelled to Brookeborough to take part in a development blitz last Saturday. Thanks to Eadaoin, Jacqui and Garvan for their work with this group.

Our Under 13 boys exited the championship last Wednesday night against eventual winners Irvinestown. The boys worked ever so hard against the tide in the match, which typified the good attitude they have shown all year. They had a good season, and are a real group for the future. Thank you to Dom and Marty, plus Giles and Nigel for all of their work with the group.

Sunday Morning Footy finished up on Sunday, after another successful year of sessions at Canon Maguire Park. All that remains now are two blitzes, to be held soon for Under 8s and Under 11s. Sunday Footy remains one of our club's absolute cornerstones, and we are very grateful to all of the coaches who volunteer and come out to build the skills and sense of enjoyment that creates a positive future for the Harps.

Finally, it was with sadness that our club members and committee heard of the passing of Michael Carroll, a neighbour of ours at Canon Maguire Park last week. Sincere condolences to his family on their bereavement.

 

Harps Notes 23rd September 2019

posted 23 Sep 2019, 02:24 by Derrygonnelly Harps

Congratulations to our Senior squad and their management team, as the group gave our club another great day in Brewster Park and we retained the Senior championship for 2019. In tough conditions, we put together a bit of control for the final quarter in particular to take the result against a very competitive and worthy opponent. Well done to everyone involved. This Sunday sees the squad out in the league semi-final against Enniskillen Gaels at Kinawley and good luck to them in that match.

Our Under 17s lost out in a good contest against the Gaels in their curtainraiser championship final. They are obviously disappointed, but can look back on a season with a lot of good performances and a league title. Congratulations to the Gaels. Thank you to the lads and their managers for their efforts. Our Under 13s had a very good win against Lisnaskea in another well contested championship match last Saturday. A good first half against the wind saw them in a position to push at it in the second half and they won by five points in the end.

Congratulations to our Minor girls, who secured the Division Two league with a win on Tuesday night in the final against Ederney. The girls displayed a lot of good footballing quality in this game. Next up for them is Aghadrumsee at home in the minor championship at 6.30pm this Wednesday. The u13 girls travelled to Belleek on Monday evening losing out to the hosts. Next up for them is a blitz this Saturday – details still to be confirmed. Our Senior ladies had a solid win over Brookeborough in the senior league on Sunday. Their next game is away to Newtownbutler on 6th October.

Thanks to everyone who helped out with the hosting of the Ladies Senior and Intermediate Finals last Saturday.

The results of the Lotto draw from Monday September 23rd will be published in next week’s notes.

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