Monaghan Harps Club notes
Monaghan Harps Lotto: Numbers 12, 14, 18 and 22. Jackpot of €1,150 not won. Residual prizes: €100 Cormac Sherry c/o Hurling Club; €40 Daragh and Kelly Croarkin c/o Sheila Treanor; €40 Benny Clerkin c/o Sheila Treanor; €40 Mary Collins c/o Mick Farrell. Jackpot for Sunday, December 19 is €1,300. Lotto draw takes place in the clubhouse every Sunday night. All welcome.
Lotto AGM: The Lotto committee AGM takes place in the clubhouse this Sunday (December 19) at 8pm.
Juvenile EGM: There will be a Juvenile-club EGM in the clubhouse this Thursday (December 16) at 8pm.
Players’ meeting: There is a meeting for senior footballers in the clubhouse this Saturday, December 18, at 8pm. It is important that all senior players attend.
Church-gate collection: The club have a church-gate collection this weekend. All help would be much appreciated. Anyone interested in getting involved can contact John Harden at 047 81198.
Charity game: For anyone looking for something to do to get out of the house over Christmas, look no further than the Monaghan Harps charity match, which takes place on December 27. Club members, former players, hurlers and ladies will all take part on the day. Among the players confirmed so far are Adrian Trappe, Terry Gilsenan, Seán McKenna and Jennifer and Alison Treanor and it’s also rumoured that Peter Coyle will be taking part just a couple of days before getting married! Many more will be added, so watch this space. Anyone interested can contact Owen Connell at 086 2453390 or Liadhan Treanor at 086 7837204.
Membership: As it’s that time of year again, membership for 2011 can now be paid to registrar Maurice Galligan c/o Cosy Bar or to Liadhan Treanor in the clubhouse.
Sympathy: The club sends sincerest sympathy to the Hennessy family on the death of Rosaleen. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam dílis.
Congratulations: To Seán McKenna on his re-election as county secretary at last Thursday night’s convention.
Aido File: Congratulations to Seán McKenna on his reappointment as county secretary. Seán has been a clubman with the hurlers since this reporter was in nappies and he has always helped and represented the club as best he can. Thanks Seán and best of luck. On a separate note, Harps hurlers Christmas drinks and unofficial awards night will be held in Tír na nÓg on Wednesday, December 29. All new members are welcome and this is the official invite to all, so spread the word.
Handball: Congratulations to Martin Mullen on winning the county Under-13 blitz in Bawn last Sunday. Congratulations also to Albertas Ovodas on reaching the Under-12 blitz final. Indeed, three of the four semi-finalists were from the Harps club. They were Albertas Seán Conway and Conor McCrystal. This was a great and unexpected achievement from relatively new players to the great game. Thanks to all parents who helped out with the transport. Conor Myles leads in the Challenger 1 league at present. However, he can expect tough opposition from Jakub Szkup and Eoghan McGinnity, so it’s all to play for! The Challenger 2 league begins shortly.
Well done: To Corduff on their Ulster JFC success and hard luck to Doohamlet, who lost the IFC final.
Clubhouse: The Monaghan Harps clubhouse is available now to book for functions and Christmas parties. Contact Liadhan Treanor at 086 7837204 for bookings.