Harps Notes 14th May 2018

posted 14 May 2018, 04:47 by Derrygonnelly Harps

There will be a club committee meeting this Thursday night at 9pm sharp.

The Harps Lotto jackpot, now £4200, was not won on Sunday night. The numbers drawn were 4, 7, 10 and 23. £20 each went to Aoife Joey, Belleek, Jackie Doogan & Garry Hoy, Monea, and Mary Sweeney, c/o Collette Flanagan, Drumgormley. We are in Old Pals this week, with John Murphy, Gavin Duffy and Mary Cox on duty.

We held our Harps Tour Four County Cycle, sponsored by Erne Veterinary, in glorious sunshine on Saturday and it was a very enjoyable occasion with all participants appreciating the efforts of our organisers and volunteers. We had many visitors to Harpland on Saturday, all of whom were very impressed with our event. We thank everyone who supported this venture! A special word of thanks to Gerald Greene and his team of marshals, the kitchen ladies both in Harpland and Kinlough, and Sean and Sharon Flanagan who made sure everyone was well fed at the finish line. Thank you to Erne Veterinary for their sponsorship of our Harps Tour. There are many individuals, too many to name, who all played their part to ensure the smooth running of this event; thank you to you all! We are already looking forward to next year!

May is a great month, and it is a busy one. At underage level, congratulations to our Under 12 squad and management on their win over Enniskillen Gaels in the Division 2 final last week. Our Under 10 tournament has commenced, and we had a very large panel to work through as we played Tempo last Friday night. We are at home to Belnaleck this Friday night. Could parents please enter via the top gate to the training pitch if possible. Times etc will be communicated to parents this week through the normal channels. Our Under 15s had a cracking match against Kinawley last Wednesday and have one last game against Newtown this week. They are still very much in contention for a league final place.

Our seniors host Erne Gaels this Sunday at 12 o'clock, this means that Sunday footy will take place on the top pitch again. Our Reserves are looking at the possibility of playing Enniskillen Gaels on Thursday night, while our thirds are away to Brookborough on Friday night. The seniors had a good home win versus Ederney last weekend. Irvinestown failed to field against the Reserves, and we couldn't quite get the cavalry back to Harpland in time for the Thirds to nick a result against Belcoo. We will get there yet lads!! The efforts of our management and players to keep the flag flying on this front at a busy time of the season is a credit to them all.

Finally, good luck to our county senior team this Saturday evening against Armagh, with particular good wishes to Conall, Ryan, Tiarnan, Eamon and Mickey. Our Minors lost out despite a great effort last Saturday evening, but they are out again in the qualifier system within the week. again, full credit to Lee, Darragh, Rian, Gareth, Ronan and Leigh for their efforts in that group.