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Monaghan Harps notes

August 8th, 2019

Monaghan Harps notes

Fixtures: Thursday, August 8: U-15 FC Division One/Two v Castleblayney (Home) at 7.30pm; U-11 v Tyholland (Home) at 6.30pm

Friday, August 9: U-15 FC Division Three/Four v Clann na nGael (Home) at 7.30pm

Saturday, August 10: JFC: Aghabog v Scotstown at 5pm & Clones v Toome at 6.30pm at Gavan Duffy Park; U-13 FC Division One/Two v Oram (Away) at 2.30pm

Sunday, August 11: IFL v Aughnamullen (Home) at 12.30pm

Monday, August 12: U-13 FC Division Five/Six v Castleblayney (Home) at 7pm

Tuesday, August 13: U-17 FL Division One S-F v Latton (Away) at 7.30pm

 

Monaghan Harps Lotto: Numbers 17, 19, 23 and 26. Jackpot of €2,900 not won. Residual prizes: €100 Katie Mullen c/o Jim Dalton (Hurling Club); €40 Joan Lappin c/o Barry Sullivan; €40 Nicky & Josh Murphy c/o Séamus Treanor; €40 Ursula Treacy c/o Paudge Connolly. Jackpot for Sunday, August 11 is €3,000 and Maria McKenna is on duty. Lotto draw takes place in our clubhouse every Sunday night. All welcome. Thanks to everyone for their support for our Lotto, which has now played a critical role in our club’s funding for 25 years.

 

Race night: We will be hosting our rescheduled fundraising ‘race night’ in our clubhouse tomorrow night (Friday) from around 9pm. Thanks to all individuals and businesses for supporting this fundraiser and we would encourage all club members and supporters to join us for an enjoyable night. Anyone who wants to get involved can sponsor a horse for €10 by contacting any adult player.

 

JFC: We host a JFC double-header this Saturday evening: Aghabog v Scotstown at 5pm and Clones v Toome at 6.30. All help would be appreciated.

 

Seniors: We had a 0-17 to 2-7 win away to Corduff in the Monaghan Electrical Intermediate Football League last night (Wednesday). We host Aughnamullen this Sunday at 12.30pm. Please support!

 

Minors: We are away to Latton in the U-17 Football League Division One semi-finals next Tuesday at 7.30pm. Please support!

 

U-15: Our U-15 Division One team made a winning start to their championship campaign in a high-scoring game away to Killanny last Thursday. The Harps’ goal-scoring ability earned them a 7-7 to 0-15 win. Division One league winners Castleblayney are the visitors to Gavan Duffy Park this evening (Thursday). Our Division Four team lost another shoot-out away to Doohamlet on Friday; they host Clann na nGael tomorrow night. Both games throw in at 7.30.

 

U-13: Our U-13 Division One team enter the championship with an away game against Oram on Saturday at 2.30pm. Our Division Five lads have home advantage against Castleblayney in a game that has been rescheduled for Monday evening.

 

U-11: Our U-11s resume their Liam Stirrat Development League campaign with a home game against Tyholland this evening (Thursday) at 6.30. Our annual Mick Farrell Tournament will take place on Saturday, September 7. More details later.

 

Summer Camp: Our in-house Summer Camp is set for August 19-23 (10am to 2pm each day) for children aged between five and 12. Please contact Úna Forde on 087 6107329 to book a place.

 

Sympathy: The club sends sympathy to the extended family of the late Annie McKenna. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.

 

Clubhouse: The Monaghan Harps clubhouse is available to book for functions. Please contact Paudge Connolly on 085 8589135 or Rose Donnelly on 086 0825782 for more information. Anyone looking to book the clubhouse for meetings, functions, etc. is asked to please give a week’s notice for convenience.

 

Coaching: Our Saturday-morning coaching for our youngest players is up and running for 2019. The club is very fortunate to have a pool of hardworking and dedicated individuals who look after and coach these “early learners”. Our Saturday-morning activities are fun-filled and enjoyed by the children and are an equally rewarding and enjoyable experience to those who help make it happen, so we encourage anyone with an interest to get involved.

 

Pitches: Training schedules for all teams are in place. Coaches are asked to please ensure that gates and dressing rooms are locked and to remove all equipment, bottles etc. from the pitch after training sessions.

 

Notes: Anyone who has news for inclusion in the club notes can send an email to pro.monaghanharps.monaghan@gaa.ie by Tuesday morning.

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