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Harps Notes 25th March 2019

posted 25 Mar 2019, 06:26 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Harps Lotto jackpot, now £5300, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers drawn were 7, 13, 22 & 27. £20 each went to Mary Cox, Derrygonnelly, Shauna McGovern, Doagh and Gerry Gallagher, Boho. The draw on March 18th saw 8, 12, 21 & 29 drawn, with consolations to Julie McGurn, Monea, Mary McHugh, Garrison and Geraldine Galligan, Belleek. We are in Old Pals this Sunday night with Garry, Mary and the two Kevins on duty.

Things are getting busy now as our teams are beginning their competitive games. Our Ladies and men's teams hosted three challenge matches last weekend, while our Junior Bs lost out in a tough game against Maguiresbridge. This Saturday sees our Junior teams in action against Roslea and Enniskillen Gaels, whilst our Under 11.5 squad hosts Kinawley at 3pm, with our Under 15s hoping to build on their good win last weekend when they host Derrylin at 11.00. Our seniors are out against Enniskillen Gaels in their first league game at 1pm on Sunday in Brewster Park. Good luck to all concerned. It might be wise to check those fixtures later in the week, as they are likely to be subject to change due to the Hogan cup semi final.

On that note, good luck to Micheal Glynn, Rian McGovern, Ronan McHugh and also Mark McGoldrick as St Michael’s play Claremorris in the All Ireland semi-final this Saturday. The team played great football in a very impressive MacRory win on Monday last, and all club members would love to see a repeat of that performance.

Annual Club membership is due for renewal. Membership costs are as follows: Adult Player - £30, Adult Non-Player - £20, Youth/U17 - £10, Family Membership - £50 (2 Adults + Unlimited youth). Membership can be paid easily online by downloading the new Official GAA App and completing the membership option which is located under the drop-down icon at the top left hand corner or by completing the membership application form/s relevant to you and returning it to the club committee. We are seeking to make significant increases in the number of active participants who are actually properly paid up club members during the month ahead.

Harps Notes 4th March 2019

posted 4 Mar 2019, 04:37 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The club's March monthly committee meeting takes place on Thursday night at 9pm in the clubrooms.

The Harps Lotto jackpot, now £4700, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers drawn were 1, 15, 22 and 23. £20 each went to Mary Bonner, Springfield, The Corrigan Children, Blackslee, and Damien Dundas, Derrygonnelly. We are in Linnet Inn Boho this Sunday night, with Gerry Gallagher, Peter Jones and Mary Cox on duty.

A busy weekend already for a number of our teams. Our Under 14 boys and girls teams were off at blitzes in Tyrone on Saturday. Our girls were in Drumragh, and the boys were in Fintona. Thanks to our coaches who gave up their day to look after the teams. We were well looked after by our hosts as well, in very hardy conditions. Our Under 14 girls play Ballyshannon in a home friendly this Saturday.

Our Health and Wellbeing programme continues with Eazy on the Kneezy proving very successful on Mondays at 11.00. We have Development training for boys at 6.30, followed by Teen-Fit for girls at 7.45. Yoga is on in two sessions on Wednesday evening at 7pm and 8.15 pm for beginners and more advanced groups. Finally, our popular G4M&O circuits are on Thursdays from 8 – 8.45pm.

Thanks also to everyone who was on duty again last Sunday as we hosted our second Ladies NFL tie. It takes a lot of volunteers to cover the various roles around hosting these games. Good luck also to our Senior Ladies who have their first league game this Saturday evening against Kinawley.

It was with sadness that we heard of the passing of Mr Hugh Stewart of Glenullin and Portstewart last weekend. We extend our sympathies to the Knight family on their bereavement.

Harps Notes 26th February 2019

posted 26 Feb 2019, 05:20 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Harps Lotto jackpot, now £4500, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers were 5, 14, 19 and 23. £20 each went to John Flanagan and Denis McCabe, both Garrison, and Margaret Friel, c/o Hugh Kelly. The draw this Sunday night will be held in The Cosy Bar, with Brendy, Aidy and Mary on duty.

Congratulations to St Michaels on reaching the MacRory Cup final following their super victory over St Pats Maghera at the weekend. Good luck to the entire panel as they prepare for the big game on March 18th, especially Rian McGovern, Micheal Glynn, Ronan McHugh, and Mark McGoldrick from the Harps. 

Harps Notes 11th February 2019

posted 12 Feb 2019, 04:08 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Harps Lotto jackpot, now £4100, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers were 1, 8, 13 and 25. £20 each by way of consolation went to Peter Hoy, Flexi Cabs, plus Brian Ryder and Kevin McCauley, both Belleek. We are in Doogies this Sunday night with Adrian McGovern, John Maguire and Mary Cox on Lotto duty.

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

Thank you to everyone who attended our Youth AGM on Sunday night. We heard a number of reports, and had a look back on a decent 2018 season, before starting to put ourselves together for 2019. Full details on our managers of both boys’ and girls’ teams will be available next week. It is planned to hold a meeting for managements this weekend, possibly on Sunday, but Eoghan or Gavin will be in touch to confirm this.

This Sunday sees us hosting two inter-county Ladies games at 1pm and 3pm. First up, Fermanagh Minors play Armagh, then Fermanagh seniors play Derry at 3pm. Good luck to all involved. Both the Fermanagh Ladies and Men's teams had fantastic efforts to take results last weekend.

The GAA National Draw will take place on March 6th. Thank you very much to everyone who purchased a ticket from our promoters, and thanks to our promoters for their great efforts. We would be most happy to congratulate a local prizewinner!

Finally, two of our families saw bereavements last week. We extend our condolences to the Smyth family, Glenlevan Road on the passing of Mrs O’Neill in Castlewellan last week, plus the Jones family, Boho on the death of Mr Flanagan in Dublin.

Harps Notes 4th February 2019

posted 4 Feb 2019, 04:21 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Harps Lotto jackpot, now £3900, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers drawn were 4, 8, 13 and 27. £20 each went to Martina Galbraith, Enniskillen, Rose Greenan, Garrison, and Evara Trearty, Boho. We are in Doogies this weekend with Donal Corrigan, Mary Cox and Gerard Maguire on Lotto duty.

The club’s Youth AGM is to be held this Sunday night at 7pm in the clubrooms. Anyone who has an interest in youth matters is asked to attend. If you are willing to help out in any way whatsoever, we would be delighted to see you at the meeting. It is the sum of all of the parts that makes up the whole unit, from the P1 group at Sunday footy to our oldest boys and girls teams.

Harps Notes 28th January 2019

posted 28 Jan 2019, 04:34 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Harps Lotto jackpot, now £3700, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers drawn were 3, 6, 14 and 25. £20 each went to Breda Duffy, Monea, Mary McDougall, Kinawley, and Fayna Hoey, Belleek. We are in The Linnett Inn on Sunday night, with Peter and Gerry on duty with Mary.

Well done to Eimear Smyth, who was part of the Ulster Post Primary Schools panel which competed in the Ulster Championships this weekend. They were pipped by a point against Munster in the final. Belated congratulations also to the St Fancheas Under 16 team which won an Ulster title recently after a thrilling final against Downpatrick. Harps players involved were Sarah Jane Jones, Megan Maguire, Aife Campbell, Stephanie Jones, Caitlin Duffy and Niamh Smyth.

We were represented gamely by Caoimhe Rainey, Bronadh Duffy, Robert Grannell and Conor Burns in the Scor na nOg quiz last Friday night. Thanks to them for their efforts.

Our GAA National Draw tickets are due in this Saturday evening at 7pm in the clubrooms. This is the final collection of returns. We had a decent return from our first collection last weekend, it was very pleasing to see our promoters working so hard at the start of the year. We ask that all promoters and team leaders give it one last push this week. This is a key fundraiser for us in the early part of the year.

Harps Notes 21st Jan 2019

posted 21 Jan 2019, 07:19 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Harps Lotto jackpot was won again on Sunday night! Congratulations to Danielle White, Enniskillen on her £5400 prize! Danielle’s lucky numbers were 9, 11, 23 & 30. The draw next week takes place in Cosy Bar, with Big Pat, Mary and Michael Glynn on duty.

Given our current outgoings, the GAA National Draw has become more important than ever for us in 2019! Pretty much every possible club promoter has tickets, with a first prize of a Renault Clio, followed by various travel packages, shopping vouchers and All Ireland Final packages, valued at thousands of pounds. We appreciate every support in this draw from our patrons, and encourage all promoters to do their best before the hand in this Saturday evening! Team leaders will be contacting promoters to encourage them as well.

There will be a meeting this Thursday evening in the clubrooms at 7.45pm. The focus of this meeting will be our Ladies’ and Girls’ teams. Anyone who has an interest in this area of club activity either as a coach at any level, or as someone who can lend a hand in any type of support role, is urged to attend as we look to build on strides made in 2018.

Our busy health and wellbeing programme continues next week, with Eazy on the Kneezy on Monday @ 11am, Yoga on Wednesday @ 7pm for Beginners and 8.15pm for Sports and G4M&O circuit training @ 7.45pm on Thursday. Our Teenfit class isn’t on next Monday 28th, as we are hosting Mindfit, a mental health awareness workshop developed by AWARE in conjunction with Ulster GAA.  Mindfit aims to promote resilience and emotional intelligence in young people aged 14-18 years of age, so we would encourage all our members and players this age to come along.   Youth managers and coaches are also welcome and encouraged to come and observe the workshop. The workshop begins @ 7pm and will finish @ 8.30pm approx.

Harps Notes 14th January 2019

posted 14 Jan 2019, 01:37 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The club had a really brilliant Celebration Dinner Dance on Saturday night, as we took one last look back on our historic 2018 season before getting stuck into the upcoming season again. Thank you very much to everyone who attended, and made for a great atmosphere, but thank you in particular to our Social committee, led by Gerald Greene in particular, for all of their work in promoting and putting the night together. Gavin did his usual brilliant night’s work as MC, and we were delighted to have such a measured and pleasant guest speaker in Kevin McStay to do the presentations. There were endless other aspects to the evening which were worthy of mention, too many to go into in the right detail, but to everyone who helped out, thanks a lot for a great club occasion.

The Harps Lotto jackpot, now £5400, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers were 2, 5, 10 and 18. £20 each went to Cathy Cameron, Monea, Fidelma McCaffrey, Garrison, and Seamus Gilfedder, Belleek. We are in Old Pals on Sunday night, with Garry and the two Kevins, plus Mary, on duty.

Derrygonnelly Harps' Health & Wellbeing programme is looking very busy for the New Year. First off, our six week programme of FREE "Eazy on the Kneezy" sessions, started last Monday in the clubrooms and will continue this Monday from 11-11.45am. These sessions consist of gentle exercises to maintain joint stability, strengthen core, improve balance and to generally improve the physical and mental wellbeing of participants.  The sessions are suitable for men and women and are a mixture of light circuits and armchair circuits for those with limited mobility. We would encourage everyone to come along and give it a try with our friendly and supportive instructor Jackie Cassidy. Girls' Teen fit continues this Monday from 7.45-8.30pm in the clubrooms.  This is a class for secondary school girls and is a mix of strength and conditioning and cardio exercises, suitable for all fitness levels.  The next 2 classes will cost £1 per person as they are funded and after that, will cost £3 per person. Our very successful yoga programme with Jim Fawcett started up again on Wednesday past, 7-8pm for Beginners and 8.15-9.15pm for Sports.  The 6 week course is £20 per person and new faces are always welcome. Gaelic for Mothers and Others (G4M&O) circuit training starts up again on Thu 17 January from 7.45-8.30pm and will cost £3 per class.

Finally, our Scor na nOg traditional group travelled to Silverbridge on Saturday evening to compete in the Ulster final. Despite a fine performance, on the back of very good preparation, our fellas didn’t manage to get to the All Ireland semi. Nonetheless, they have put in a great shift for the event, and will be keen to go again. Thank you very much to Oisin, Odhran and Naoise Harbinson, Kealan McShea, and Eoin Magee. Odhran in particular made great sacrifices to be in Silverbridge on the night. Thanks also to the boys' families, plus everyone who helped out with practices and travelled to the events.

Harps Notes 7th January 2019

posted 9 Jan 2019, 05:26 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Lotto jackpot, now £5200, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers were 1, 8, 23 and 30. £20 each went to Ann Gallagher, Boho, Martin Murphy, c/o Lenas, and Gerry Timoney, Cashel. We are in the Cosy next Sunday night, with John Ferguson, Eamonn Greene and Mary Cox on duty.

As we face into another hectic season for our club there is still one last reference point from the last one, with our Harps Celebration Dinner Dance on this Saturday night January 12th honouring our successes in the Ladies Intermediate Championship & League plus our Men’s Senior Championship. We are in the Killyhevlin Hotel from 7pm and music will be provided by Cufflinks, and tickets are available from Sean Flanagan, Ger Greene, Brendan Rasdale, Francis Rasdale, Patricia Brennan, Louise Dundas, Peter Jones, Donal Corrigan, John McGovern, Gavin Duffy and Nicola Cassidy. Please note that there will be a bus from Derrygonnelly, leaving at 6.30 sharp. Cost is £5 return, and anyone looking to book a seat should contact Diamond Cabs via a private message to their facebook page. This Wednesday evening is the final evening for ticket sales, so please get moving to the above named distributors as soon as possible. 

Finally, it was with sadness that the Harps heard of the passing of Tommy Jones, Boho, last week. We extend our sympathies to his family, many of whom are steeped in our club. It was sad also to hear of the death of our neighbouring Devenish Club President Jimmy Mulrone at the weekend. Sincere condolences to the Mulrones, and St Mary's Devenish.  

Harps Notes 17th December 2018

posted 17 Dec 2018, 02:53 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Lotto jackpot, now £10,000, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers were 3, 4, 12 and 24. Christmas prizes of £50 each went to Orla Broomhead, Monea, Eamon Leonard, Monea, Oliver Cosgrove, Ballyconnell, Martin Ferguson, Tully, Marie Ferguson, Tully and Tadgh and Fiadh Jones, Blackslee. The two £50 promoters prizes went to Mary Cox and Kevin Foy. We are in Old Pals this Sunday night, with Gavin Duffy and John Murphy on duty with Mary.

Hard luck to our Under 21 squad who lost out to Enniskillen Gaels in the competition final on Sunday. Our lads put in a decent effort but met a fine opponent on the day, very worthy Fermanagh representatives going forward. Thanks very much to Paul Greene, Michael Glynn, Peter Jones and Dermott Feely for their work with the group.

Sunday’s final wrapped up another hectic season for our club but there is still one last reference point, with our Harps Celebration Dinner Dance on January 12th, honouring our successes in the Ladies Intermediate Championship & League plus our Men’s Senior Championship. Music is by Cufflinks, and tickets are available from Sean Flanagan, Ger Greene, Brendan Rasdale, Francis Rasdale, Patricia Brennan, Louise Dundas, Peter Jones, Donal Corrigan, John McGovern, Gavin Duffy and Nicola Cassidy. The perfect Christmas gift, surely!!  

Finally, thank you to everyone who helped out as we hosted the Dr McKenna Cup match between Jordanstown and Fermanagh on Saturday. We had a great squad of stewards, and our pitch held up excellently as well. 

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