posted 16 Feb 2017, 09:47 by Derrygonnelly Harps

Derrygonnelly Harps GFC

The Harps Lotto jackpot, now £7000, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers were 8, 10, 11 & 19. £20 each went to the two Rosies, Derrylin, Brigid McManus, Derylin, and Paul Treacy, Lisnaskea. We are in Old Pals this Sunday night, with Garry Smyth, Kevin Dundas & Kevin Gallagher on duty with Mary Cox.

Thank you to everyone who supported and sold tickets for the National Draw, which has become a very important part of our ongoing fundraising. The draw itself takes place at Croke Park on Wednesday March 8th. We hope we can repeat last year's feat, and take a big prize for one of our subscribers!

Good luck to our Under 14s, who play their first league game of the year this Saturday at home against Derrylin at 2pm. Our minors start their league campaign on Sunday 26th. Please note that there will be a meeting for all coaches from Under 10 to Minor this Thursday evening to deal with arrangements and protocols for the year ahead. The meeting takes place at 8.30pm, and it is very important that all of our coaches and managers attend. Gavin Duffy has taken on the role of Youth secretary for 2017. We wish him well, and thank Garry Smyth very much for his work in this section of the club in recent years.

The Health and wellbeing Committee recently worked with the local primary schools in the area to promote the club’s Tobacco free policy which was formally adopted at the club executive meeting in August 2016, the first Fermanagh club to do so. A colouring competition was arranged for P1-P3 and a poster design competition for P4-P7 in both St Patrick’s PS and in Killyhommen PS, with the messages that smoking is no longer permitted on club grounds and that smoking and sport don’t mix. Thanks to the staff and pupils in both schools for their excellent work and congratulations to the winners from both schools. Signage is currently being erected in Canon Maguire Park and we are asking club members and players, the local community and visitors to respectfully adhere to this new policy. Club volunteers will also participate in training facilitated by the Public Health Agency, to help maintain the policy.

The club's next big off field initiative is our Four County Cycle Tour on May 13th. This fundraiser will have three courses to suit all ability levels, from 10k to 100k in length. This will be a big goal for a lot of cyclists in our area and beyond.

Finally, it was with great sadness that Harps members heard of the tragic passing of Michelle Reilly in Enniskillen last week, and condolences are extended to her family, especially the Flanagans within the Harps community.