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Harps Notes 17th September 2018

posted 17 Sep 2018, 02:14 by Derrygonnelly Harps   [ updated 17 Sep 2018, 09:44 ]

The Harps Lotto jackpot, now £7800, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers were 3, 10, 11 and 22. £20 each went to Tom Dundas, Derrygonnelly, Garvan McGinley, Harps, Owen and Finn Love, Monea. We are in Doogies on Sunday night, with Donal Corrigan, Gerald Maguire and Mary Cox on duty.
Yoga with Jim Fawcett resumes on Wednesday 19th September in the clubhouse, for anyone aged 16 and over.  Beginner class is from 7pm-8pm and Sports class is from 8.15pm-9.15pm.  To register, please arrive at least 15 minutes before the start time of your preferred class tonight.  The cost is £20 for a 6 week course, to be paid at registration. 

We are currently sorting our final few sessions for fittings etc to put in orders for club gear. We are in the clubrooms this Thursday the 20th from 7-8pm and on Saturday 22nd from 3-4.30pm. That will be it for 2018. Thanks to Kevin Cassidy for the great work he does in this area.

This Sunday sees the last ‘Sunday Morning Footy’ session of the year. We encourage a great turnout, as we finish off on the skills and mini games one last time. Thanks so much to all of the people who give up their time to make this such a successful and enjoyable part of club life. It is one of the things we can be most proud of. We have a few Blitzes and such like for our Under 10 and 12 players to take part in still, and management will be in touch to confirm details on these. We had Under 8 and Under 10 squads in Moy and Dungiven at blitzes last weekend. These were top class events, and our lads did themselves proud against good opponents from other counties.  

Our Under 13s are away to Irvinestown for their last game of the season on Friday night, leaving the Casson at 5.45pm. At the time of writing, it looks like our Under 17s are at home to Enniskillen in the championship quarter final this Wednesday night at 6.45, although this may be subject to change.

Our Ladies team are currently preparing for their Ulster Intermediate Championship tie against the Tyrone champions. It is hoped that we will be able to stage this match in Canon Maguire Park on September 29th. Our Under 13 and Minor girls are also in competition at the moment, and we are still awaiting details on the Under 16 girls’ final.   

Harps News 10th September 2018

posted 10 Sep 2018, 02:36 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The club's September monthly meeting takes place this Thursday night at 9pm in the clubrooms.

What a great weekend for the Ladies' section of the club, as our Under 14 girls and Senior   ladies lifted a trophy each amid scenes of great celebrations. The youngsters were first up on Saturday morning against Devenish and produced a very mobile and incisive effort against a gallant opponent to take the league title. Next day, our Senior ladies achieved the club's historic first championship in a very exciting and enjoyable final against Tempo, a super whole team and panel effort. Congratulations to our players and full credit to the two management groups. Firstly Frances, Martin and Brian, who have put in a huge effort for underage girls' football, and also to Niall Elliott who has stuck at it for years and most definitely deserves every credit for the team's success. It also has to be said that the support at both matches was brilliant. Thank you also to our Ladies' team sponsors Elliott's Swings and Things with the underage teams, and The Cosy Bar with our seniors.

Well done also to our senior men's team who defeated Devenish in the championship semi final last Friday night. We have the privilege of a county final to prepare for, and good luck to all involved. The Harps wishes a good recovery to Devenish forward Chris O'Brien, who sustained an injury towards the end of the game.

The club's cycling wing has taken delivery of a consignment of Harps cycling shorts and gilets, which might give some of our members and supporters that extra bit of inspiration in the Hills above Derrygonnelly or Fear events. Contact Donal Corrigan or Donal Fee to get hold of some top kit.

Our Under 8s hosted Trillick on Saturday morning for a Go Games session, much enjoyed by our three groups across the pitches. Thanks very much to all who helped out on the day, and good luck to them in the Moy GFC blitz this Saturday. One last training session this Wednesday evening at 6.15!

The Harps Lotto jackpot, now £7600, was not won on Sunday night.The numbers were 9, 12, 15 and 30. £20 each went to Carmel Holland, and Susan Bradley, both c/o Kevin Cassidy, plus Eamon Cadden, Donagh. We are in The Linnett Inn next Sunday night, with Peter, Gerry and Mary Cox on duty.

Harps up the Tempo to win Historic Championship Title

posted 9 Sep 2018, 09:03 by Derrygonnelly Harps   [ updated 13 Sep 2018, 11:56 ]

Fermanagh Ladies Intermediate Championship Final
Harps 1-12 Tempo 2-5

A massive crowd turned out in Lisnaskea to watch this utterly absorbing encounter with both teams throwing everything at the game.  This was a real workmanlike (or work-woman-like) performance, every girl just grafted and in the end the Harpettes got the result that they thoroughly deserved.  And incredibly it is our first championship win at adult level for the Harps ladies.  24 years is a long time coming.  There were tears of absolute joy and relief at the full time whistle and no one could deny our ladies their day in the sun.

We got off to a good start, with Sarah-Jayne Jones pointing inside 2 minutes after Eimear Smyth delivered a wonderful pass to Imelda Jones who put Sarah-Jayne through.  A few minutes later Eimear Smyth pointed a free before Sarah-Jayne again was on target after a great through-ball from Auntie Imelda.  6 mins in and we were 0-3 to 0-0 up.  We were playing with the wind but up front Blaithin Bogue posed a real danger for Tempo.  They had hit the post from a free but Blaithin and Cadhla Bogue combined well for Zoe Leonard to open their account on 8 minutes.  Eimear probed forward on goal on 10 minutes but her shot just trickled wide, but from the kick out, Tempo gained possession from Roisin McCusker and she fed Blaithin Bogue who soloed 40 yards before slotting the ball low to the corner and suddenly the Harpettes were playing catch up.  1-1 to 0-3.  This was going to be a scrap.  Blaithin Bogue pointed for Tempo on the 15 minute mark to put them two points up. Eimear replied with a great individual score but changes needed to be made at the back and Sarah-Jayne had the unenviable task of tracking Blaithin Bogue and she did well, although in fairness the defence were switching and changing around a lot.  More on the defence later on but they earned their corn today!  Sarah-Jayne intercepted a ball in the goal mouth and the ball was worked forward to Emma and on to Imelda who hit a great point to level the game on 20 minutes.  Two minutes later Eimear again pointed and Tempo went up the field from the kick out and Louise Dundas was called on to make a super save from (who else) Blaithin Bogue and indeed minutes later both Andrea Gordon and Louise combined well to snuff out the threat of Bogue again.  Up the other end, Eimear was tormenting Tempo who often put two girls on her, although to Molly Flynns credit she stuck to her task rightly.  Eimear hit two points just before half time, with Emma Burns and Abigaile providing the leg work for the scores and at Half time the girls went in 1-2 to 0-8 ahead.

The second half saw Tempo playing with a fairly strong wind.  Eimear got things underway with a good point under considerable pressure.  We had plenty of possession here and were putting the tightner on Tempo, but the finishing touch just wasn't there.  The hugely impressive Aoibhinn Jones went on a lung-busting solo run up the right wing and saw her shot at goal sneak agonisingly wide. Imelda and Emma both were in the wars around the middle.  We had piles of chances. 15 minutes into the second half Eimear shook off three or four Tempo defenders and was through but she hit the post.  It was heart-in-your-mouth kinda stuff.  Tempo began to assert a bit of control around the middle and Kayleigh Bradley-West pointed for Tempo after Andrea Gordon made a superb block on a goalbound shot from Zoe Leonard.  That typified Andrea Gordons shift today - solid, putting out fires all over the place and remaining calm.  A high ball in from Bogue was really well handled by Louise, there was only 3 in it and Tempo were sniffing for another goal.  Erin Flanagan got stuck in around the middle a bit, feeding Emma who went for it and got the point, to put us 1-3 to 0-10 ahead.  Bogue missed an easy free and we work the ball up the pitch patiently before Eimear feeds Abi who knocked it out to Megan Maguire who pointed and with 25 minutes gone we were 1-3 to 0-11 ahead.  Eimear stroked over a free on 28 minutes but with quite a few injuries we knew there was going to be a lot of added on time.  A Lot.  Andrea Gordon again put in a block this time on Roisin McCusker to put the ball out for a 45 which Tempo worked in for Catriona Breen to point, followed up with a really great score from Bogue from 40 yards out. 1-5 to 0-12.  And then Tempo threw the kitchen sink at us.  Bogue won possession 35 yards out, put the head down and drove at the Harps, Sarah-Jayne kept her out wide until she turned inside and shot to the net. 2-5 to 0-12 and with 34 minutes gone the game was literally anyones.  Louises Kick out was caught well by Erin (a 'mark' worthy of Big Sean) who played it up the field to Imelda who won the free.  Emma took the free, passed to Eimear and she pointed to put us 2 up with 35 gone and no-one had any idea how long was left.  Tempo went on the attack again but the long ball in was dealt with brilliantly by Andrea Gordon.  Tempos defence were giving away frees as the clock was ticking down.  Claire Gallagher went off injured, Emma Leonard came on.  Eimear had a free on the sideline, time was surely bound to be up - she floats in it, its dropped and Abigaile Green gets her foot to it and its gone in! Jesus Mary and Joseph we've done it!  Surely that's it, Keeper kicks it out and referee Karol Bredshaw blows her up after 10 minutes injury time!!

The most striking thing about this game was the sheer graft and hard work that got the result.  Every lassie worked her socks off.  And no one could deny stalwarts like Louise Dundas, Emma Burns, Lisa Murphy, Abigaile Greene and captain Imelda Jones their championship medals.  This time last year, the girls had a tough hour against Devenish in the final, but they picked themselves up again and drove on to come back this year that wee bit stronger.  Young blood was brought into the panel and they definitely made a huge difference.  Louise dealt with high ball, low ball and indeed any ball that came her way in her usual no-nonsense style.  Her kickouts were good, especially in the first half.  Natasha Cox was steady at the back with Andrea Gordon and Lisa Murphy cool under pressure.  And while the scoring exploits of Eimear Smyth in particular will win many plaudits, this game was won in our half back line.  Aoibhinn Jones was superb, bombing up the field at will and her tackling was great.  Sarah-Jayne was brilliant too she scored some great points but when she was moved back, she stuck well to Bogue and used the ball she won very intelligently.  Claire Gallagher was another solid performer in the half back line, with Alannah Corrigan playing deep and covering well and using the ball well.  If we have such a thing as improved player of the year, then Alannah wins that category hands-down.  What a shift she put in!  In the middle you got experience from Emma Burns and graft from Erin Flanagan.  They worked damned hard.  Tempos midfield had plenty of pace and power but our girls did really well.  In the half forward line, Keira Elliott got into the game well in the second half, while Imelda played her heart out - as you always get from Imelda - always looking for the ball, always using it well and she can still pop them over as well.  Eimear had two girls on her at all times, and sometimes there were three or four in front of her, but she kept a cool head and her scores were so important and came at crucial times.  Inside, Megan Maguire and Stephanie Jones tried hard, Megan hitting a great score today and almost having another few too.  And Abigaile Greene worked hard.  She never stopped running.  She was always looking for that wee pop pass from Eimear, she played it wide when she needed to and she got her goal at the end.  Every lassie played her part.

Its kinda hard writing this and not feeling nostalgic.  These girls have done what has never been done before.  We got beat in 2007 by Donagh, we got beat last year by Devenish.  24 years we've been playing ladies football in this club.  But we won't have to wait another 24 years for the next title either.  This has been a brilliant weekend for the ladies teams in our club, and there's a buzz about that hasn't been here before.  Well done lassies.  And fair play to Niall Elliott.  He has put in a tremendous effort with these girls (as welll as their underage coaches) and he can be justifiably proud of the team performance today.  They can now look forward to a first-ever Ulster Club game for our ladies - Well done to our History Makers!  Harpettes Abu!!

Harps Ladies Panel Intermediate Championship Final 9th September 2018
Louise Dundas, Natasha Cox, Andrea Gordon, Lisa Murphy, Claire Gallagher, Erin Flanagan, Aoibhinn Jones, Sarah-Jayne Jones, Emma Burns, Keira Elliott, Eimear Smyth, Imelda Jones, Alannah Corrigan, Abigaile Greene, Stephanie Jones, Megan Maguire, Niamh Duffy, Nessa Corrigan, Emma Leonard, Niamh Cassidy, Tara McLoughlin, Catriona Duffy, Becky Gordon, Linda Brennan, Savannah Leonard

Harps get past Devenish, but feeling the Blues?

posted 7 Sep 2018, 16:27 by Derrygonnelly Harps

Harps 1-13 Devenish 0-9
Football. Its a funny oul game. The Harps supporters were almost muted at the final whistle.  Perhaps this performance will have left a lot of questions to be answered.

And yet we got off to the dream start, an early ball in from Shane saw Conall one-on-one in an aerial battle with Vincent O'Brien, Conall plucked her out of the air, turned, carried and netted.  Then literally a minute later, Ryan rattles the black spot of the crossbar with an absolute rasper of a shot, and Mug points from the rebound.  We look like we are in total control, and yet we sit back.  Ruairi Maguire is causing all kinds of bother, he hits the post at the other end and minutes later when he is through again, Eamo comes in with the shoulder to take him down. Ref blows the whistle, 14 yard free.  Devenish supporters were particularly irate at the referees decision to only brandish a yellow to Eamo.  Chris O'Brien points the free.  Devenish were winning everything around the middle, Martin Doherty in particular winning a bagful of break ball, we retreated and got ourselves set up again.  A free from Gary McKenna after initial grafting from Leigh Jones and Wardy put us 1-2 to 0-1 up, but Devenish came back with a score from corner back Vinny O'Brien.  Garvan Jones pointed a free after a clearance at the other end from Wardy (yep, deep in his own defence!) and Terry O'Flanagan points a Devenish free and its 1-3 to 0-3.  Devenish put a few balls in towards Jack but he deals with them well, and Tiarnan makes a great clearance, defensively we are working so hard.  Then another bit of drama.  Garvan Jones is taken down by Martin Doherty on the stand-side about 40 yards out.  Referee Karol Bradshaw gives him a black card.  Devenish supporters are outraged and the noise lifts another decibel.  From the kick-out, Mug wins the break and feeds it to Garvan who runs 40 yards to point, followed by a nice point from Wardy after Gary McKenna puts in the leg work.  Ryan then makes a trademark surging run, and points a monster of a score from 45 yards out and suddenly its 1-6 to 0-3, and then Foss goes on the attack, runs maybe 50 yards and points to put us 1-7 to 0-3 ahead and you'd have to say, we look like we are in the driving seat. 

Half time 1-7 to 0-3

Having finished the first half strongly, we started the second half with a Ryan catch from the throw-in, a 40 yard run and a great point.  Devenish hit two points on the bounce, two frees from Thomas Treacy, both from 45 yards out and both great scores it has to be said. Garvan then turned his man on the sideline and soloed in, to fist over the bar to put us 1-9 to 0-5 up.  Devenish hit another two in reply, a free from Terry O'Flanagan 14 yards out and a great snapshot from Ruairi Maguire who was under pressure from the Harps defence to point.  McKenna pointed the free that Decy Cass won.  Then Moffat has bombed up the field, he's maybe ten yards out on the right hand side of goal, he's strongly tackled, the Harps crowd can't believe he hasn't got a free, and Devenish start to get their tails up.  The surging runs of Conor McGowan up the wing and the energetic Ruairi Maguire see Devenish getting plenty of possessions.  The game gets a bit niggly.  Vinny O'Brien gets a yellow for a needless trip on Ryan, and then there was a bit of "testing the jerseys" between the O'Briens and the Joneses, before the referee dished out four yellow cards for the kimsey to Marty, Vinny, Conall and Garvan, and Vinny O'Brien was sent off for his second infringement.  Another blow for Devenish saw Chris O'Brien have to go off injured - wishing you a speedy recovery Chris -  and then after a bit of pinball, Ciaran Mulrone pointed to leave it 1-10 to 0-8.  Substitute Lee Jones pointed after a trademark surging run from Ryan while Treacy pointed another 45 yard free to leave it 1-11 to 0-9 as the game entered injury time Conall pointed and Lee Jones got his second after he started a move and got on the end of it to leave it 1-13 to 0-9 at the full time whistle.

So there you go.  Another Championship final to look forward to. 
And yet, its funny how after winning a massive quarter final against Roslea by 6 points, and a massive semi-final against the league holders and last years beaten finalists by 7 points, we feel there is so much to improve on.  Football.  A funny oul game.


Harps Notes 27th August 2019

posted 27 Aug 2018, 03:59 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Harps Lotto jackpot, now £7200, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers drawn were 1, 10, 20 & 29. £20 each went to Susan McGrath, Derrygonnelly, James Gormley, Belleek and Patrick Gilroy, Derrygonnelly.

Well done to our Senior team, which had a good win in the championship quarter final last weekend. Their opponents in the semi-final will be Devenish. The game is scheduled for the weekend of September 7th - 9th.

Our Under 13s travel to St Pat's Donagh this Saturday morning. Our Under 14 girls are preparing for their league final at the moment. Our Under 8s have training on Wednesday evening at 6.15pm. The Under 8s and Under 10s were privileged to take part in the Hughie Cathcart Memorial Blitz last Saturday in Kinawley, a fine event which was really well organised. Thank you to Kinawley for the invitation to be there.

Finally, it was with sadness that Harps members heard of the passing of Teddy Walmsley, Arney last week. Our sincere condolences are extended to Martin, and to the Walmsley family. Sympathies also to the families of Charlie Woods, Monea and May Fannon, Garrison on their recent bereavements.

Harps Do Enough #SFC

posted 25 Aug 2018, 15:19 by Derrygonnelly Harps   [ updated 25 Aug 2018, 15:23 ]

Fermanagh Senior Football Quarter Final
Harps 0-12 Roslea 0-6

Played in front of a bumper crowd in Brewster Park this evening, the Harps did enough to get past a dogged Roslea who asked a few questions of the Harps for periods of the game.  For the neutral, it wasn't a classic.  It was cagey and at times a bit fraught.  But a win is a win, and the Harps will just be happy to have crossed the line and move into the semi-finals.

Roslea started brightly, winning an early free some 30 yards out on the right and Sean Quigley pointed to give them an early lead.  Another free was conceded but Quigleys effort sailed wide before Garvan Jones opened our account and then Conall put us ahead with a sweet score after great work from Gary McKenna to turn over the ball.  That was a feature of the first half in particular; a high turnover count for both teams with underfoot conditions slippy.  Garvan pointed another free with ten gone after Leigh Jones did well to hold onto possession and win the free.  Roslea hit two bad wides on the bounce, a difficult free from Quigley and Niall Beggan.  They had plenty of possession and were making life very difficult around the middle of the field, crowding the thing out a bit.  Conall won a free which was on the sideline but was moved in by referee Niall Cullen (a feature he was consistent on tonight in fairness) making it easier for Gary McKenna to pop over.  Roslea pressed again, but a free was missed by Quigley and then a high ball in was well dealt with by Micky, and on the counter attack we won a free which Conall floated over from 45 yards off the ground, quickly followed by a Conall free after Wardy grafted to win the free.  We were 5 up, Roslea had missed quite a few chances, and then Roslea brought on Seamie Quigley 5 minutes before half time and he was called into action straight away to point a free some 45 yards out.  Another free on Sean saw Seamie step up again and suddenly with two minutes til half time it was a three point game.  And then another free.  Seamie points.  Half time 0-6 to 0-4.

The consensus in the stands was that we were giving away needless frees and we were always going to be punished, particularly now that Seamie was on the field.  It was looking a bit dodgy and we looked like we had the handbrake on a bit. Half time came at a good time.

The second half started with Conall hitting a wide followed by a Seamie free going wide.  It was cagey alright, the Harps almost afraid to go at them full tilt and then when they did bomb up the wings a bit, Roslea smothered the attacks with a fair bit of intensity.  Conall won a free which was moved in (again) allowing McKenna to point, with the same combination of Conall graft and McKenna pointing the resulting free to put us four up and give us that cushion.  Roslea probed upfield again but Conor Sherlocks shot went badly wide and things were getting fairly tough-going around the middle.  There were hard hits but nothing you weren't going to expect from a championship game.  Decy Cass revelled in it though, showing composure and control to win the dirty ball and move the ball up the field for Eamo to win a free that wasn't converted.  Then Wardy put a bit of pressure on the kickout, forced the Roslea man to over carry to win a free, but again it went wide.  That kinda summed the thing up a bit; the graft was there but sometimes the finish wasn't.  And look that's just the night it was for both teams.  Roslea had it down to a three point game again following a Seamie free (moved in) and there were many Harps supporters having flashbacks to a three point lead this time last year...  Seamie got on the end of the ball, moved inside but his shot off his left was weak and Jack easily managed the save.  The Harps responded with plenty of possession and pressure.  Garvan missed two but got a great fisted point after Ryan showed great power from the middle of the field.  McKenna pointed a free after Decy Cass done the donkey work, Keeves came on and kinda settled things.  Garvan turned over Niall Cassidy and went through only to blaze her over the bar, and then Garvan pointed a free that Conall won.  It fizzled out then and that was that.
Full time Harps 0-12 Roslea 0-6

It wasn't great fare, but the Harps got the result.  Make no mistake though, the Harps have some improvements to make.  On the basis of tonights performance, Devenish will feel they can get a good shot at us.  The lads will have to put this game to bed, get the heads down now and put a serious effort into preparing for Devenish in a fortnights time. 


Harps Notes 20th August 2018

posted 20 Aug 2018, 08:03 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Harps Lotto, now £7000, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers were 6, 14, 18 & 21. £20 each went to Ann McGrath, Cashel, Oisin Maher, c/o Greenans, Garrison, and The Maguire Grandchildren, Derrygonnelly. We are in the Cosy Bar on Sunday night. Eamonn, John and Mary are on Lotto duty.

This Thursday evening sees our Under 17s at home against Enniskillen Gaels at 7.30pm, they are then away to Irvinestown next Tuesday evening. Our Under 13s are at home to Kinawley on Saturday morning at 11.00.

Our Ladies had a number of contests against Aghadrumsee last week. They had an exciting draw against them on Monday night in the Under 16 championship, then a good win against their senior ladies in the 9 a side league. They are preparing for their championship tie at the end of the month against, yes, Aghadrumsee! 

We had a big effort from a large number of club volunteers on Saturday evening last as we hosted a championship double header. Thank you very much to everyone who helped out in any capacity whatsoever. It takes a big team to get such events run off successfully.

Finaly, good luck to our senior team who play in the SFC quarter final this Saturday evening in Brewster Park at 7.30pm versus Roslea Shamrocks. All support would be much appreciated. 

Harps Notes 13th August 2018

posted 13 Aug 2018, 02:53 by Derrygonnelly Harps

he Harps Lotto jackpot, now £6800, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers were 11, 15, 16 and 21. £20 each went to Daire Keown, Monea, Kevin Nugent, c/o Kevin Cassidy and Anthony Kerrigan, Belcoo. We are in Doogie’s this Sunday night, with Mary, John and Louise on duty.

Tough going for our reserve teams on Sunday, with both bowing out of the championship at the quarter final stage, this means that there are no more fixtures for the teams. Thank you very much to our managers Niall, Roger, Gerry, Liam and Aaron for their trojan work this year. Thank you also to our team sponsors Diamond Cabs and Erne Skip Hire for their support.

At underage level, our Under 13s host Irvinestown this Thursday evening at 7.30pm. Congratulations to team member Conall Rasdale who lined out in the Cumann na mBunscoil INTO Respect game at half time on Sunday at Croke Park, a great experience.

Congratulations to our clubman Daniel Ward, who was married to Ciara Breen in Armagh on Friday last. All Harps people wish them every happiness together.

We are hosting a championship double header this Saturday evening at Canon Maguire Park. As ever, this will require a decent amount of stewarding, and other roles to be taken on for us to do our job well. We are asking available help to contact John McGovern or Gerald Greene if you can take on a slot.

Finally, it was with sadness that our club heard of the passing of Vincent Maguire, Derrylin, last weekend. Our sympathies are extended to the Maguire family.

Shamrocks drown the Harps in Erne Cup Final

posted 5 Aug 2018, 07:59 by Derrygonnelly Harps

Played in perfect conditions in Brewster Park this afternoon, Roslea took the Erne Cup Division 1 title with a deserving 3-10 to 0-10 win over the Harps.

The Harps started well, with Kevin Cassidy showing his class with an early point, and then Aidy McKenna after winning the free got on the end of Barry McGraths lofting kick to punch it over the bar.  Brendan Sherlock hit a free for Roslea and he was causing a few headaches inside.  Ciaran Cassidy equally got on a lot of ball and was clean through on goal but it trickled wide.  Sherlock hit a stunning score from the stand side to level the game, and Roslea were applying plenty of pressure around the middle. Oisin Smyth broke forward to point and then with Muzzy through, Conor Mohan in the Roslea nets made a point blank save and they then counter-attacked through Sherlock (who else?!) and he pointed to leave things level again.  Keeves and Dennis were involved in a great move up the left allowing Gavin McGovern to point but this was cancelled out again by Sherlock after Shane Lynch won the free.  At this stage it was nip and tuck but Rosleas running game really kicked in and they bulled ahead with another outrageous effort from Sherlock and a point from Danny Mohan.  The goal was coming, but it went to Roslea, substitute Liam Lynch fired home after good movement from Ciaran Cassidy under a high ball.  At half time the Shamrocks deservedly led 1-6 to 0-4.

The Harps management rung in the changes bringing on Mugs and Lee Jones, but Rosleas dominance around the middle was telling in the second half.  Danny Mohan pointed a free from the right before Sherlock pointed a simple free in front of the posts and the Harps needed something.  The impact of Lee Jones was particularly telling as he was involved in the move that led to a free that Odhran McBrien hit sweetly off the ground from 40 yards out to point, before Lee himself took possession from Jack Love after typical grafting from Keeves to point, and followed this up with an outrageous point from the right.  It was 1-8 to 0-7 and it looked like the Harps might just get their foot back into the game.  Roslea however upped it another gear and a point from Liam Lynch was quickly followed by a Roslea counter attack which saw 3 v 2 and substitute Padraig Cosgrove made no mistake firing to the back of the net.  It was a bit of a killer blow, the Harps had worked hard to get within 4 and now were 2-9 to 0-7 down.  Roslea then hit a great point from Cosgrove on the far right hand side, and the resulting short kick-out was intercepted and Ciaran Cassidy got the goal that in truth his endeavours deserved. 3-10 to 0-7 and from here on in, there was a bit of handbags, Colm Jones had a shot which fizzled wide, and Odhran McBrien pointed a locka frees.  And that was it.

Rosleas running game was good, and the intensity of their tackling was superb.  They fully deserved the win. The Harps will look at that period between the twelfth and twentieth minute of the second half where the game got away from them and kick themselves and they had no luck either, a few injuries dampening the mood.

And so Roslea draw first blood...

Harps Notes 23rd July

posted 23 Jul 2018, 02:51 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Harps Lotto jackpot, now £6200, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers drawn were  6, 10, 20 & 26. There were £20 wins for Darcy Carroll, Derrygonnelly,  Orla Lunny, Enniskillen and Martin McTernan, Garrison.
It is a busy spell for our teams, no bad thing. We had two senior fixtures last weekend and picked up two wins against Tempo and Ederney. A double set of games again this weekend against Lisnaskea and St Pats. The St Pats' game seems likely to have a changed throw-in time on Sunday for a multitude of reasons, so please keep an eye out for this. Our juniors are away to Enniskillen Gaels and our thirds are up against Brookeborough at home, both games on Saturday evening. The thirds lost out to Belcoo last weekend. Our Under 17s host Kinawley on Wednesday night and our Under 13s host St Pats on Saturday morning. Our Under 14 girls are training away in preparation for the fixing of their league final. Thanks to all of our coaches who looked after our Under 8s and Under 10s at the Go Games last Saturday in Lissan. It was a great day, with piles of games.
Please note that there will be NO Sunday Morning Football this week.
As part of its ongoing Health & Wellbeing programme, the club will host Action Cancer's BIG BUS during Cul Camp on the 3rd of August in Canon Maguire Park. Appointments run from 9:30am – 3.20pm. Anyone wishing to book an appointment can do so using the online booking service at www.actioncancer.org/appointments or by calling Action Cancer on 028 9080 3344 and selecting Option 1. Phone lines are open from 8am-8pm Monday - Friday and 9am-5pm Saturday . The BIG BUS provides Breast Screening and MOT health checks and everyone is welcome.
In terms of breast screening, if you are a woman aged 40-49 or 70+, you are eligible to make an appointment for Breast Screening on the BIG BUS. The charity is the only place in Northern Ireland for women outside of the NHS screening age range to avail of a breast screening for free, so this is a great opportunity. The screening takes only a few minutes and, for the majority of women, provides peace of mind.
The MOT Health Checks are open to anyone aged 16+ and are a great way to get a current picture of your health. The check takes about 20 minutes and you will receive a variety of tests, such as blood pressure and cholesterol. You will also stand on the body composition scales to receive a print out of details such as muscle mass, hydration levels, fat around your organs, and BMI. The Health Promotion Officer carrying out your assessment will be able to provide advice and information about lifestyle improvements and cancer prevention.
Please note that we are hosting the Cul Camp from July 30th to August 3rd and places can be booked online on
Finally, the club would like to express its sympathies to the family of Mrs Rene Maguire, Creamery Road, who passed away last week.

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