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Monaghan Harps Notes

October 20th, 2010

Monaghan Harps Lotto: Numbers 1, 7, 25 and 26. Jackpot of €3,250 not won. Residual prizes: €100 Pat Meehan c/o Hurlers; €40 Josie Thompson c/o Paul Connolly; €40 Yama McCleary c/o Paul Connolly; €40 Gerard Treanor c/o Paddy Donnelly €40 Finbarr Lynch c/o Paddy Donnelly. Jackpot for Sunday, October 24 is €3,400. Lotto draw takes place in the clubhouse every Sunday at 11pm. All welcome.

SFL: The senior footballers return to competitive action with a league game away to Scotstown this Saturday at 4pm. They blew away some of the cobwebs last Saturday with a challenge match away to Tyholland, which finished with a 2-11 to 0-10 win for our lads.

Team and scorers: Mark Hughes; Pat Murphy, Stephen Driver, Mark McCaughey; Gareth Treanor (0-1), Conor Galligan (0-1), Conn O’Hanlon; Gary White (0-1), Peter Coyle (1-0); Niall Hahessy (0-1), Shane Coyle, Nicholas Treanor (0-1f); Dean Fanning (0-1), Shane Smyth (1-0), Stephen Creighan (0-2).

Subs used: Emmett McArdle (0-3), Ado Óg McAnespie, Paul Kelly, John McCoy (for Tyholland!).

Dinner Dance: Our Dinner Dance takes place in the Hillgrove Hotel on Friday, December 3. Tickets are available at a price of €30.

 

Poker Classic: We are running a fundraising Poker Classic on Friday, November 12. Keep an eye on the club notes for more information in the run-up to the event.

AGMs: The club’s Annual General Meeting has been fixed for Friday, November 19, with the juvenile club AGM set for Tuesday, November 16.

Street League: Our Under-13 street league continued last Sunday morning with round four of the inter provincial competition. Leinster, the early leaders in the league, were defeated by a resurgent Connacht side while in the other match Ulster and Munster fought out an entertaining draw with some wonderful scores from both teams. Best for Ulster this week were Ruairí Forde and Seán McKenna, while Colin Peppard and Niall McManus showed well for Munster. In the other game Conan Fowler and Aidan Burns led Connacht to victory while David Lowry and Calvin Cawley battled well for Leinster. Still time for any 11/12/13-year-olds to make an appearance next Sunday morning at 10.30am as we head into the last couple of rounds of the competition. Parents too are urged to come watch their young lads in what is some very entertaining juvenile football.

Saturday morning coaching: The Saturday-morning coaching sessions recently finished up for the year, with the usual successful sponsored walk. Thanks and well done to everyone involved throughout the year.

Development squads: A number of our young players have been named in county development squads and we are represented at Under-14, Under-15 and Under-16 level. Well done and good luck to all involved.

Votes of sympathy: At last week’s club meeting for October, votes of sympathy were passed to the families of Mary Murray and Frank Boyce. May they rest in peace.

Aido file: Best of luck to our Under-13 hurlers who play in a blitz semi final this Thursday as part of county underage development in the county. The lads have been putting in big performance and training hard the last few weeks in what would be the closed season -showing a true love for the game!

Handball: Three players entered the open competition hosted by St. Pat’s Handball Club in Cavan last week. Ryan Mooney gained valuable experience in the Under-13 competition.  He lost to the eventual finalist Pat Conaty of Cavan. Ramunas won his first major competition when he defeated three opponents to win the Under-15 competition. It has been an exceptional year for one of our most dedicated young players. Terry McElvaney won the Under-17 competition. Our 12-hour handball marathon will take place on November 6, commencing at 9am.  The courts will be available all day for those taking part.  Weather permitting; the one-wall area will also be in use. There will be spot prizes and refreshments for the participants. The County Board will organise a blitz competition on Sunday, December 5 at two venues.  The age-groups include Under-12 and Under-13.

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