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Monaghan Harps Club Notes

January 25th, 2011

Monaghan Harps Lotto: Numbers 7, 19, 21 and 27. Jackpot of €1,900 not won. Residual prizes: €100 Nemo McNally c/o Séamus Treanor; €40 Mary Bramley c/o Mick Farrell; €40 Con Brennan c/o Donal Sherry; €40 John Hahessy c/o Hurling Club. Jackpot for Sunday, January 30 is €2,050. Lotto draw takes place in the clubhouse every Sunday night. All welcome. Welcome back to Rose Donnelly after her recent absence

Lotto AGM: The Lotto committee’s AGM has been re-fixed for Sunday week, February 6, in the clubhouse.

Charity match: The recent Monaghan Harps charity match raised a very impressive total of €3,080. The money, which was presented in the clubhouse last Sunday night, is being split evenly between two very worthy local charities. Half of the money goes to the Cathal McCoy fund, which is raising money for a Tyholland family to aid the recovery of Cathal after an accident in Brazil, while the other half was presented to Declan and Marie McPhillips from Scotstown, whose four-year-old daughter Shauna McPhillips suffers from Rett syndrome. We wish both families all the best. Thanks again to organiser Owen Connell and everyone who took part in and supported the game.

U-21: The Under-21s exited the Ulster Under-21 Club Football Championship with a defeat against Belcoo from Fermanagh in Creggan last Sunday. On a pitch that resembled an ice rink – like ‘Dancing on Ice’, as our chairman described it – we struggled to get to grips with the conditions. It turned out to be just one of those days, as a couple of goal chances somehow stayed out, while Belcoo hit a few late scores to put a flattering look on the scoreboard. That said, Belcoo were deserving winners on the day. However, we shouldn’t lose sight of the fact that this team bridged a 24-year gap in the county final last September, under the guidance of Brian Lenehan, John McCoy and Mickey Buckley.

Team and scorers: Daniel Duffy; Jonny Flynn, Ado Óg McAnespie, Gareth Treanor; Niall Greenan, Niall Hahessy, Dylan McMahon; Philly Drohan, David Hughes; Donal Hahessy (0-3, 2f), Paul Kelly, Nicholas Scott (Capt.); Liam Hahessy (0-1), Emmett McArdle, Paul Toal.

Subs: Fionntán Cassidy for Treanor (inj.), Colm Shalvey for Toal.

O’Duffy Cup: There will be an important meeting of the O’Duffy Cup panel after training on Sunday morning. All eligible players are asked to attend.

Website: Our club website is up and running, so visit to keep up to date with club news and activities. News, info or photos can be sent to or

Juvenile presentation: This year’s juvenile presentation takes place on Friday, February 25. The Under-16 Division One League winners, the Under-12 Division Three Shield winners and the Under-12 Division One runners-up will be presented with their medals on the night, so all players involved are asked to keep this date free.


Championship draws: For the second year in a row, the senior footballers have been drawn against Ballybay in the preliminary round of the championship, while the senior hurlers will play Truagh, also in the preliminary round.

Coaching course: The Ulster GAA Coaching & Games Development Conference course takes place in the Glenavon House Hotel, Cookstown this Saturday, January 29. There are limited places remaining, so anyone interested in attending should contact Club Secretary Lorcan McAdam at 087 8505446 or as soon as possible.


Membership: Membership fees for 2011, which are being maintained at €20, can now be paid to registrar Maurice Galligan c/o Cosy Bar or to Liadhan Treanor in the clubhouse. Please note that all players must be paid-up members of the club. We would like to request that club members pay their registration fees as early as possible.

Sympathy: The club sends belated sympathy to Johnny McPhillips on the death of his mother-in-law, Bridget Duffy, Letterkenny.

Aido file: All players are asked to put in a big push for last man standing fundraiser as finances are of utmost important at this time of year as registration fees come around. Congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Frank Burke on the birth of baby boy Charlie Burke at 6.08am on Wednesday morning. Charlie is a healthy 9lbs 6oz baby and all well, thanks be to God. Frank has thirty-year-old Jameson and the finest Cuban cigars in store for the next training session so make sure you’re there!

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