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HARPS NOTES JUNE 29TH

posted 28 Jun 2020, 15:27 by Derrygonnelly Harps

Derrygonnelly Harps GFC

The Harps Lotto jackpot, now £4500, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers drawn were 3, 9, 11 and 26. £20 each went to James Timmins, Newtownbutler, Charlie Jones, Crott and Katie Cassidy, Derrygonnelly. The supervisors for Sunday night’s draw will be Pat McGurn and Michael Glynn, along with Mary Cox. We are very grateful for the support we are receiving, with many people buying online entries plus people leaving envelopes in our containers.

In terms of the GAA’s anti Covid-19 measures, things have been moving at quite a pace over the last few weeks, with contact training now permissible in reduced groups. For all teams hoping to train and eventually play, two key pieces of the jigsaw are the completion of the GAA’s e-module on Covid-19 measures, and also the completion of a health questionnaire, which will become a reference point as players attend subsequent sessions. This is a period requiring clubs to put a lot of measures in place, administrative and practical. The levels of accountability are high, so we wish to proceed very carefully. We will communicate with our members as best we can when we reach different stages of activities or have dates of competitions commencing and we will be reviewing possibilities as we move forward. We are unlikely to return to normal weekly activities as in the past for a long time yet, but it is good to see that such a positive outlet is back on the list of possibilities for groups of our members.

Finally, it was with sadness that Harps members heard of a number of bereavements in Botha parish last week, to Peter McGowan, a very longstanding Harps supporter and his brother Tommy, many condolences on the passing of their sister Mrs Cox in Belleek, and sympathies are also extended to the Hoy and Dolan families on their bereavements last week. 

HARPS NOTES JUNE 8TH

posted 8 Jun 2020, 03:08 by Derrygonnelly Harps

Derrygonnelly Harps GFC

The Harps Lotto jackpot, now £4100, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers drawn were 2, 10, 17 and 26. £20 each went to Lorraine Gilroy, Boho, Cathal Jones, Boho, both were online players. The other £20 went to Paula McGlone, Boho. The draw next week will be held live at 10pm. We were very pleased with the amount of online entries in the Lotto, which is safest at present. However, we do acknowledge that some of our promoters prefer to use envelopes. We can enter them in the draw, and they can be deposited in special boxes in local shops. However, we are not asking shops to sell lottos at present as this would not be in keeping with requirements around social distancing, and not congregating. Anyone who wishes to get bundles of Lottos can do so from those shops, take the sealed bundles home, and return them later in the week. Anyone with any queries on this matter can contact Ruairi Dundas or Brendy Rasdale. Thank you to all who support and promote the Lotto. 
The situation for our club and clubs everywhere remains unchanged due to the Covid-19 virus risks. Our grounds are closed to all members, and obviously our playing activities have been called off for the medium term anyway. Some people may have read the words of the GAA President weeks ago on this matter as a signal that there would be no activities this year, but in fairness, he stated clearly that the GAA would be guided by scientific advice. At present the advice is to stay away from our pitch based activities, but in the months ahead, that advice may and hopefully will change.  

As part of the Healthy Clubs initiative, the GAA has launched a challenge to get members healthy and moving at this unusual time: the Steps Challenge.  All we have to do to win a €2500 O’Neills voucher is get walking or running and record our steps on the MyLife App. We are asking that as many people as possible to give the Harps a chance to win. It’ll hopefully create a wee bit of that competition that a few of us are missing!  Details on how to get involved: download the MyLife app from the App store or Google Play store, register your details, tap on the social tab on the MyLife app, select challenges, negotiate your way to Ulster, then Derrygonnelly Harps and get walking!

The Harps members are part of a community wide response to the ongoing covid-19 situation. A number of volunteers are available to deliver any help that might be necessary to people in the Boho, Springfield, Monea, Derrygonnelly and Churchill areas. The contact numbers to access any assistance have been widely circulated, and we are grateful to everyone locally who has been working hard to put the necessary structures in place. The community contacts are Eadaoin Love on 07799148196, Gillian Rutherford on 07766251748, John McGovern on 07764615695, Norma Ferguson on 07793979870, Michelle McCauley on 07713351687 and David Bailey on 07974221331.

Harps News 9th March 2020

posted 11 Mar 2020, 11:20 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Harps Lotto jackpot, now £3400, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers drawn were 7, 13, 14 and 27. £20 each went to Pat McGrath, Boho, Una Treacy, Derrygonnelly and Colm Flanagan, Main St Derrygonnelly. We are in Old Pals this Sunday night, with Garry Smyth, Mary and the two Kevins on duty. Thank you to everyone who promotes and supports the Harps Lotto.

The club welcomes our old friends from the Acorn Players in Leitrim back to Derrygonnelly on Friday night March 13th when we host them staging ‘Loophole’, a side splitting comedy in three acts. It is hard to believe that they last visited us in 2015 with ‘The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley’ which was a super show. Reviews of ‘Loophole’ from venues where it has been staged thus far have been that this is one of those ‘not to be missed’ shows! So please come along, and bring a friend, to support this club fundraiser, and have a great night of laughter. The curtain opens at 8.30pm.

Our second team to take to the field this year was our Under 14 group, who played very well in the Fintona tournament on a hardy day last Saturday, losing eventually to Loughmacrory in the Shield semi-final. Thanks very much to the management for giving up their day and well done to the lads on their efforts. Our Under 15s play their first league game this Saturday away to Teemore at 11am. Good luck to them in their matches.

The club is hosting a child safeguarding course on Thursday March 26th, and then the one day foundation coaching course on Saturday March 28th. Anyone looking to do these should contact Peter Jones or Anita Kehoe as soon as possible if they wish to do either course.

Finally, it was with sadness that our membership heard of the passing of Mr Johnny Ferguson in New Zealand recently. We extend our sympathies to Lena and the McGurn family in Main St on their bereavement.

Harps News 2nd March 2020

posted 11 Mar 2020, 11:19 by Derrygonnelly Harps

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

The Harps Lotto jackpot, now £3200, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers drawn were 12, 14, 20 & 21. £20 each went to Tiarnan Cullen, Garrison, Kris Farrell, Derrygonnelly, and John Murphy, Derrygonnelly. We are in The Cosy Bar next week, with Francy and Paul Ward on duty with Mary. Thank you to everyone for your ongoing Lotto support and promotion.

The club welcomes our old friends from the Acorn Players in Leitrim back to Derrygonnelly on Friday night March 13th when we host them staging ‘Loophole’, a side splitting comedy in three acts. It is hard to believe that they last visited us in 2015 with ‘The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley’ which was a super show. Reviews of ‘Loophole’ from venues where it has been staged thus far have been that this is one of those ‘not to be missed’ shows!

Finally, it was with sadness that our club membership heard of the passing of Mr Jimmy Duffy, Belcoo, last weekend. We extend our sincere sympathies to the McHugh family of Monea on their bereavement.

Harps Notes 25th February 2020

posted 25 Feb 2020, 01:11 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Harps Lotto jackpot will be £3000 this weekend. Congratulations to Mark Cassidy, Belleek, who won last weekend's jackpot of £4000. Mark's winning numbers were 7, 12, 19 and 26. We are in Doogies this Sunday night, with John McGovern and Louise on duty alongside Mary Cox.

The club welcomes our old friends from the Acorn Players in Leitrim back to Derrygonnelly on Friday night March 13th when we host them staging ‘Loophole’, a side splitting comedy in three acts. It is hard to believe that they last visited us in 2015 with ‘The Two Loves of Gabriel Foley’ which was a super show. Reviews of ‘Loophole’ from venues where it has been staged thus far have been that this is one of those ‘not to be missed’ shows!

Our underage teams are out for the 2020 season, with both our Under 15s and 11.5s out, plus our Under 10s were in action last Saturday evening at the game in Brewster Park. It has been hardy going in the conditions so far, but things will surely improve. Under 15s are out this Wednesday night and Under 11.5s are out on Thursday. Our Under 19s had a win away to Kinawley on Sunday. They host Tempo this Sunday morning in a re-arranged match.

Harps News 17th February 2020

posted 24 Feb 2020, 06:59 by Derrygonnelly Harps

The Harps Lotto jackpot, now £4000, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers drawn were 8, 10 18 & 21. £20 each went to Fidelma Greene, Belleek,  Ann McDermott, Derrylin, and Teresa Walmsley, Enniskillen. We are up in The Linnett Inn, Boho, on Sunday night, with Gerald Greene, Anthony Murphy and Mary Cox on duty.

Unfortunately, activities at Canon Maguire Park fell victim to the storms last weekend, with the Fermanagh versus Roscommon Ladies match called off on Saturday, and the same fate befalling the Under 19 tie against Tempo. This weekend sees our Under 19s away to Kinawley on Sunday at 1pm. Thank you to all of the volunteers who turned up to help out on Saturday.

Finally, it was with sadness that our club membership heard of the passing of Mr Frank Ferguson, of Kinlough last weekend. Mr Ferguson was the brother of our Underage team sponsor Lena McGurn. Older members of the club may remember Sean Carroll from Rossinuremore, who played for our club in the 1950S, and actually represented Fermanagh at County Minor level. Sean died in Northampton recently. So we express our condolences to the families of both of these men.

Harps Notes 10th February 2020

posted 12 Feb 2020, 10:06 by Derrygonnelly Harps   [ updated 12 Feb 2020, 10:44 ]

The Harps Lotto jackpot, now £3800, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers drawn were 14, 21, 27 and 29. £20 consolations each went to Nancy & Anthony, c/o Hughie Keaney, Teresa Walmsley, Enniskillen, and Mark Kelly, c/o Fergus. We are in The Cosy Bar on Sunday night, with Brendy, Mary and Aidy on duty.

Good luck to our Under 19s who start their league campaign at home to Tempo this weekend. Please keep an eye on our daily output for up to date fixture details.

The floodlights will be turned on again this Thursday from 7pm to 8pm for the 3rd week of the Ireland-wide GAA initiative. 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 supervised by a parent or guardian. Unfortunately due to health and safety concerns, we can't accommodate dogs.

Yoga with Jim Fawcett continues this Wednesday from 7-8pm for Beginners and 8.15-9.15pm for Sports. New faces always welcome. Our teenfit class for secondary school girls, coached by Jackie Cassidy, continues this Thursday from 7-7.45pm. £1 per class. The final circuits session for our boys group takes place next Monday evening at 8pm. This has been a very successful series of sessions, with great development, particularly in terms of understanding the nature of the training.

People may also have seen a number of Derrygonnelly Harps team posters in local outlets over the last while. These are the final part of our Action Mental Health fundraiser. The charge is £2 each or £5 for 3. The posters were kindly donated by the Print Factory. We hope to add the money from this to the money from the car wash in December and forward to Action Mental Health quite soon.

Finally, it was with sadness that our club members heard of the passing of Mr Brendan Lilley last weekend. Mr Lilley had a number of relatives connected to our club, and was always very supportive of us in terms of sponsorship as well. Mrs Margaret Nevin from Enniskillen also passed away last weekend, an aunt of the Ward family. We extend our sympathies to the families of the deceased.

Harps Notes 3rd February 2020

posted 3 Feb 2020, 06:19 by Derrygonnelly Harps   [ updated 9 Feb 2020, 04:18 ]

The Harps Lotto jackpot, now £3600, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers were 9, 13, 24 & 28. £20 each went to Paula McGlone, Pat McGrath, both Boho, and Mary McRoe, Enniskillen. Sunday night’s draw will be held in Old Pals with Gavin Duffy, Mary Cox and John Murphy on Lotto duty.

The club’s February committee meeting will be held this Thursday night at 9pm in the clubrooms.

The floodlights will be turned on again this Thursday from 7pm to 8pm for the 3rd week of the Ireland-wide GAA initiative. 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 supervised by a parent or guardian. Unfortunately due to health and safety concerns, we can't accommodate dogs. Jacqui Magee & Colette Duffy from the club's Health & Wellbeing committee will be there to get everyone registered and to keep everything in order!

Yoga with Jim Fawcett continues this Wednesday from 7-8pm for Beginners and 8.15-9.15pm for Sports. New faces always welcome.

Our teenfit class for secondary school girls, coached by Jackie Cassidy, continues this Thursday from 7-7.45pm. £1 per class.

We are moving into the final week of our National draw promotion. 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. A big effort this week please! 

People may also have seen a number of Derrygonnelly Harps team posters in local outlets over the last while. These are the final part of our Action Mental Health fundraiser. The charge is £2 each or £5 for 3. The posters were kindly donated by the Print Factory. We hope to add the money from this to the money from the car wash in December and forward to Action Mental Health quite soon.

Finally, thank you to all of the Harps’ volunteers who gave up their time to help out with stewarding at the MacRory playoff match on Saturday. Some of us may well be on duty again this Sunday for the Fermanagh Ladies match. A very big crowd was parked and directed very clearly, so many thanks again.

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!

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