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Harps Notes 24th June 2019

posted 24 Jun 2019, 02:56 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Harps Lotto jackpot, now £7900, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers were 3, 7, 12 and 18. £20 each went to Devon Casey, Boho, Scollan Family, Boho and Jimmy Leonard, Mullaghdun. We are in Doogies this Sunday night, with Donal, Gerard and Mary on the controls.

Our Senior teams’ match against Teemore has been refixed for 5.30pm this Saturday evening, with the Erne Cup tie between the same teams immediately afterwards at 7pm. Our juniors had two good wins last week, against Erne Gaels and Belcoo. our thirds are at home against Brookboro this evening, and away to Newtown on Sunday morning.

We had a fantastic day at Canon Maguire as our annual Under 10 tournament concluded with our Go Games Blitz morning, then the tournament final itself. We had almost 350 boys and girls on our pitches, playing games in perfect conditions, which is the number one aim of the whole event. Congratulations to the Kinawley players and their coaches on a fine performance in the final to receive the Gerald Cox Memorial trophy again, and hard luck to our own group who have put in a great effort over the past few months. Thank you to Dominic Corrigan, Darren Magee, Donal Cox and Kevin McGrath for all of their work so far this season, and no doubt the group will have a number of blitz outings before the end of the year. Dominic was doubly on duty on Saturday as he has also co-ordinated the entire tournament plus put the practical arrangements in place for Saturday. He obviously did a brilliant job. Thank you also to everyone who helped out on the day: those who set up the pitches, Under 8 coaches Ruairi Dundas and Paul Ward, referees, pitch co-ordinators, catering team, car park stewards and anyone else.  Thank you also to Smyth Leslie & Co for their generous support of this event.

In the mass of activity recently we omitted to acknowledge the fine performances of both St Patricks and Killyhommon PS in winning their Allianz Cumann na Mbunscol competitions recently. Thank you to these schools and their coaches for their time and interest in the teams, and all credit to the Fermanagh Cumann na mBunscol committee who organise the divisonal events and finals day.

Our Under 8s also had a fantastic day at Enniskillen Gaels blitz event at Brewster Park on June 15th, and thank you very much to the Gaels for the invite. Games are the way to go.  

Our Under 15s fine season came to an end last week as well when they lost out narrowly to Lisnaskea in the championship. This was a good competitive tie, and we were in the hunt right until the final minute. They represented us really well in every respect during that game, which is important, and can reflect on a great season with a lot of fine performances. Thank you very much to Dermot Burns, John Duffy and Donal Duffy for their work for the last five months with the lads.

Our Under 14 girls had a good week last week, with two wins over Tempo and Enniskillen Gaels. They have one last league game against Enniskillen Gaels this Saturday afternoon. Our Senior ladies have an away tie this evening in Belleek, then a home tie against Belnaleck on Saturday evening. We are starting with some coaching sessions for girls in the current Primary 4, 5 and 6 classes this Thursday evening from 6.15 to 7.15. Thursday evening also sees our Gaelic for Mothers and Others every week at 7.45. 

Harps Notes 18th June 2019

posted 18 Jun 2019, 01:38 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Lotto results from Monday June 17th will be in next week’s notes. Peter and Gerry are on with Mary this Sunday night in the Linnett Inn.

Many congratulations to our Under 15s who emerged from their Division Two final against Devenish last week. The boys grabbed a number of key goals in the first half, and maintained a good margin throughout the remainder of the game. They and their managers have put in a great effort this year. They are in action this Thursday against Lisnaskea in the championship and good luck to them in that as well.

This Saturday sees the conclusion of our annual Under 10 tournament, with ten clubs arriving at Canon Maguire Park for Go-Games blitzes, followed by the tournament final between our own Under 10s and Kinawley. Good luck to all concerned and thank you in advance to all of our referees, co-ordinators and coaches.

Our adult teams had a fruitless weekend against Devenish last weekend. We host Erne Gaels in the Erne Cup on Wednesday evening, then Teemore in the SFL. Keep working hard lads!


Harps Notes 10th June 2019

posted 10 Jun 2019, 04:43 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Harps Lotto jackpot, now £7500, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers drawn were 1, 9, 15 & 27. £20 each went to Denise Kelly, Springfield, Carla Gilroy, Boho and the Cox Family, Doagh. We are in the Cosy Bar this Sunday night, with Pat McGurn, Michael Glynn, and Mary Cox on duty.

Whilst our Seniors were inactive last weekend, our Reserve teams were all on the playing field, with our Junior A team picking up three good points away to Roslea, and our Junior Bs having a famous week with a long awaited win against Derrylin, followed by a draw against Maguiresbridge on Friday evening. The Junior As host Devenish on Saturday evening, and our Seniors are away to Devenish at 1pm on Sunday.

Our Under 10s hosted Belnaleck last Friday evening and had two great performances to finish off the group stages of the Harps tournament. They have now qualified for the final, which will be held at our Blitz day on 22nd. The Under 8s and Under 10s are hosting Lisnaskea this Friday evening at 7pm. Can all parents, coaches etc please use the training pitch for arriving and parking.  Our Under 14 girls have a hectic week on the road, away to Newtownbutler on Thursday, and Enniskillen Gaels on Monday next. The start date for our Under 13s and Under 17s is coming up fast also. Sunday Morning Footy continues from 11.15 to 12.30 every Sunday. Please remember that we ask all participants bring a Harps Lotto envelope and put it in the box or give it to our coach, and that our Primary 1 & 2 participants should be accompanied by an appropriate adult.  

Congratulations to Fermanagh Ladies on a good win against Antrim in the Ulster Championship on Sunday evening. Our Senior Ladies are away to Kinawley this Sunday evening. 

Harps Notes 3rd June 2019

posted 3 Jun 2019, 07:34 by Derrygonnelly Harps

Next week’s Harps’ Lotto jackpot will be £7300. The numbers drawn on Sunday night were 2, 13, 22 and 23. £20 each went to Noreen Ledwith Mills, c/o Patricia Brennan, Elizabeth Melanophy, Kinawley, and Peter Maguire, Boho. We are in Old Pals Bar this Sunday night, with Mary, Garry and the two Kevins on Lotto duty.

The club’s June monthly committee meeting takes place this Thursday night at 9pm in the clubrooms.

Good luck to our Under 15 squad who play Devenish in the Division 2 League final next Monday night June 10th. Details of venue will be available closer to the fixture.

Our adult teams continue with their programme of matches, with our Seniors hosting Irvinestown in a starred fixture on Friday evening, our Junior A in Roslea this Saturday evening, and our Junior B scheduled to host Maguiresbridge. Good luck in those games too.

Our Under 10s have played three games now, and had a very good set of matches against Derrylin last Friday evening. They are due to play Belnaleck this weekend.

Congratulations to Eimear Smyth on her selection on the LGFA NFL 4 team. Good luck to Fermanagh Ladies this Sunday evening against Antrim in the Junior championship.

Finally, it was with sadness that club members heard of the passing of Mrs Dympna Lynch, Enniskillen, whose funeral took place on Sunday in Aghadrumsee. Sincerest condolences to the entire Gilleece family on their bereavement.

Harps Notes 28th May 2019

posted 28 May 2019, 02:58 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Lotto results from 27th May will be in next week’s notes. The draw on May 20th saw numbers 5, 15, 21 and 24 drawn, with £20 each to Mart Meehan, USA, Martin Burns, Holmebrook, and and Maire Burns, Rossinver. We are in the Cosy this weekend, with Eamonn Greene and John Ferguson, plus Mary on duty.

May has seen a tremendous amount of football played around Canon Maguire Park by pretty much every one of our teams. Our Under 10s host Derrylin this Friday evening, our Under 14 girls had a great challenge match against Drumragh last Friday and are starting their league campaign this week. Our senior Ladies had a very good performance to take a league win against Devenish on Sunday morning, and are up against St Josephs in the nine a side this Sunday evening. Our seniors had a draw against Enniskillen Gaels on Saturday evening, and they are up against St Pats away this Saturday evening. Our Juniors are down to play the Gaels this Friday evening, although this fixture may be subject to change. Our Thirds are down to play Ederney on Friday night, away, then Derrylin on Sunday away.

Congratulations to Ronan Jones of Killyhommon PS and Naoise Harbinson from St Patricks, who had the great experience of playing in the half time Cumann na mBunscoil exhibition on Sunday. Niamh Smyth and Shauna Elliott were also involved with Fermanagh Under 14 girls down in Galway last Saturday, so congratulations to them.  

Harps Notes 20th May 2019

posted 20 May 2019, 04:33 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Lotto results from Monday May 20th will be in next week's notes. We are in Doogies this Sunday night, with John and Louise on duty with Mary.

The busy games schedule continues this week, with our Juniors at home to St Pats at 7.30pm on Wednesday evening. Our Junior B squad are down to travel to Aghadrumsee on Thursday evening. Also on Thursday evening our Under 15s, who have made their league final, are away to Devenish. Our Seniors are at home to Enniskilen Gaels this Saturday evening at 7.30pm.  Our Under 10s have played two of their tournament games now as well and are making great progress through matches.

There will be a registration and information meeting on Thu 23 May @ 8.30pm in the clubhouse, for anyone interested in participating in G4MO this year. Gaelic 4 Mothers and Others is open to women aged 25 and over (you don't have to be a mother!) and is a brilliant and fun way to mix with women and do some exercise at the same time. No football experience is needed! We are hoping for good numbers at the meeting as we make plans for the year and for the future of G4MO in the club. So please come if you can! If any coaches are willing to help out this year, we would love you to come to the meeting also or please contact Éadaoin Love on 07799148196 or via club messenger.

Many congratulations to our Under 16 girls, who managed to come out on top in the Division 2 final against Belcoo last Friday evening. This was a very exciting game, as two evenly matched teams went end to end and competed really well against each other. Thank you very much to everyone who has helped out with the management of this group of players. Our Under 14s take centre stage now as their league starts, although the Under 16 championship is still to be played as well. Our senior Ladies had a great result against Newtownbutler on Sunday evening as well, showing great skill and attitude to pick up valuable league points.

Congratulations also to all of the Harps members who either completed or helped out with the Five County Tour on Sunday. There were doubtless a few tired bodies on Monday morning, but it was great to see such a turnout, and the event proved very successful for the Kidney Fund NI, so well done to everyone involved.  

Harps Notes 13th May 2019

posted 13 May 2019, 06:30 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Harps Lotto jackpot, now £6700, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers drawn were 1, 5, 25 & 27. £20 each went to Anne Smyth, Creamery Road, Ronan McHugh, Monea and Maggie Lyons, Belleek. The Lotto draw on May 6th saw numbers 7, 8, 26 & 29 drawn. £20 each went to Niamh Collins, Killyhommon PS, Martin McGrath, Cashel, and Bridie Maguire, Boho. We are in The Linnett Inn this Sunday night, with Gerald Greene and Anthony Murphy on duty with Mary.

Harps monthly committee meeting takes place this Thursday night at 9pm in the clubrooms.

Our Under 11s finished off the first stage of their season losing out to Kinawley in a very well contested match at Canon Maguire Park. Kinawley picked off a couple of very nice scores in the latter stages of the game, and advance to the final. They lost out to Newtown away last week in the penultimate fixture. The lads are very close to the level, and will still get plenty of games over the course of the summer.  Thanks very much to all of the coaches who put in such an effort over the last two months and over the coming months as well. Our Under 10s have started out in their annual tournament, and had two great efforts, against Enniskillen Gaels last week. They are down to travel to Belcoo this week. Our Under 15 boys have a game at home to Tempo on Friday night. Our Under 16 girls have qualified for their league final, against Belcoo, and are provisionally down to play that game on Friday evening, keep an eye out for fuller details.

Please note that there will not be any Sunday Footy this weekend, due to the fact that a lot of our coaches are involved either as participants or marshalls in the Five County Cycle.

On that note, we wish the organisers and all of the participants in the Five County Cycle a very good spin on Sunday. Registration takes place from 9am at Derrygonnelly Community Centre, with a choice of routes between the 10 o'clock 120km Fermanagh, Cavan, Leitrim, Sligo Donegal Fermanagh route, or the 10.45am 50km Fermanagh version. There is also a raffle ongoing locally, with good prizes available. All proceeds from the event go to the Childrens’ Kidney Fund NI.

A lot of adult football being played at the minute, and our Juniors host Lisnaskea on Wednesday night. Our Seniors are away to Roslea on Saturday evening at 6pm. Please note the change of time for this fixture.

Harps Notes 6th May 2019

posted 9 May 2019, 02:46 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Harps Lotto results from Monday May 6th will be in next week’s notes. The draw this Sunday night will be held in The Cosy Bar, with Mary, Aidy Leonard and John Murphy on duty.

What a fantastic result for Fermanagh Ladies on Saturday in a most entertaining tie. Fermanagh just managed to stay ahead of a tough opponent and take the NFL 4 title. Well done to all of the players and management, with special mention of course to Eimear Smyth, Bronadh Duffy and Dermott Feely.

A very busy spell for our adult footballers at the minute, with our Seniors pulling out a good result away to Erne Gaels last Friday night, and our Juniors having a win and a defeat against Roslea and Teemore to show for their efforts. Our Thirds had a good effort against Newtown, but were on the wrong end of the scoreline as well. This Friday night sees us hosting St Josephs at Senior level, and Saturday night sees our Juniors at home against Kinawley, plus Thirds away to Irvinestown.

Our Under 15s had a good win away to Derrylin on Sunday, they are away to Enniskillen Gaels next Tuesday. Our Under 11s travel to Newtownbutler this Saturday. Our Under 10 tournament is also on the horizon. The tournament is sponsored once again by Smyth Leslie & Co. First game is scheduled for Friday night away to Enniskillen Gaels. Good luck to all concerned. Our Under 14 girls had a great outing at the Feile on Sunday, they put in some great performances. Thanks to all concerned who gave up their time to help out on the day. Our Under 16 girls league is moving to a conclusion as well. 

Harps Notes 29th April 2019

posted 29 Apr 2019, 06:16 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Harps Lotto jackpot, now £6300, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers drawn were 3, 13, 14 & 25. £20 each went to Pat and Gertie McGurn, Boho, Faber Leonard, Derrygonnelly, and Patrick McGurn, Boho. We are in Old Pals this Sunday night, with Gavin Duffy, John Murphy and Mary Cox as Maor Foirne.

Our Under 15 and 14 footballers had a busy week, with our Under 15s taking a good win against Belcoo last Thursday night, and our Under 14s competing well up in the Feile on Sunday at Kinawley. Thanks very much to the team management for giving up their time for a long shift on Sunday in particular. Kinawley also did a great job hosting the event. Our Under 15s are away to Derrylin on Sunday afternoon, and our Under 11s are at home to Kinawley on Saturday evening. 

Best wishes to Fermanagh Ladies in the NFL 4 final this Saturday against Antrim, especially to those from our own club who are involved as players and mentors. The game is at 2pm in Clones, and it would be great to see a strong support for them. Our Ladies had a solid win against Enniskillen in the nine-a-side competition on Sunday evening. Our Under 16 girls played a challenge game last week, and have one more game as their league comes to a conclusion. The Under 14 girls’ Feile is hopefully rescheduled for this weekend as well.

Our seniors had a reasonable weekend, involved in two exciting ties and picking up three points. They are away to Erne Gaels this Friday evening at the slightly later time of 7.30pm. Our Erne Cup teams are away to Teemore and home to Newtownbutler on Saturday evening.

Many club members and supporters are currently preparing carefully for the Five County Charity Cycle, which takes place on Sunday May 19th. There are two events, 50km and 120 km, and monies raised will go towards the Children's Kidney Fund NI.

Harps Notes 15th April 2019

posted 15 Apr 2019, 06:49 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Lotto jackpot, now £5900, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers were 1, 20, 21 & 23. £20 each went to Matthew and Evie Irwin, Boho, Nessa Fee, Enniskillen, and Margaret Meehan, Belleek. The numbers drawn on April 8th were 10, 23, 25 & 30. £20 each went to Mary McCabe, Blaney, Gerard Skuce, Derrygonnelly and Nuala Burke, Boaz House, Omagh. We are in Doogies this Sunday night, with Mary, Donal and Gerard Maguire on duty.

Well done to all of the children who took to Canon Maguire on Sunday as we started off Sunday Morning Footy. Conditions were hardy, but the children enjoyed their outing, and we look forward to a great season ahead. Thank you very much to our coaches for their commitment to coaching and helping out. We need a good strong team to keep developing footballers for our boys and girls teams. We go again this Sunday, hopefully in warmer conditions!

Our adult mens’ teams had an unusually barren weekend pointswise, no shortage of effort, but came up against good lively opponents and were maybe a wee bit overstretched in terms of personnel. Games are coming quick and fast now, with both our Reserve teams out on Friday night, and seniors out on Saturday evening. Our Ladies had a good result away to Maguiresbridge on Sunday evening. We wish Megan Maguire a good recovery from an injury sustained during the game, and are grateful to those who provided assistance when the injury occurred.

Our Under 15s continued their good solid start to the league, with a solid win against Tempo in a good competitive game. Our Under 11.5s were also out and played very well against Teemore. Our Under 16 girls have also been playing well, and had a great result against Lisnaskea last week. Our Under 14 girls are also preparing for the Feile, which is scheduled for Saturday April 27th.  Our Under 15s host Devenish this Saturday morning, with our Under 11s off to Brewster Park in the afternoon.

Finally, it was with sadness that our club and the community heard of the recent passing of Howard Cathcart. We extend sympathies to his family, especially his son Geoffrey who is a club sponsor and helps us out a lot.

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