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!