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Monaghan Harps Notes

January 4th, 2011

Monaghan Harps Lotto: Numbers 4, 14, 23 and 26. Jackpot of €1,450 not won. Residual prizes: €100 Eugene Greenan c/o Séamus Treanor; €40 Owen Connell c/o Hurling Club; €40 Bosco Skeath c/o Liz Brennan; €40 Rose Donnelly c/o Paddy Donnelly. Jackpot for Sunday, January 9 is €1,600. Lotto draw takes place in the clubhouse every Sunday night. All welcome. The Lotto committee AGM will be rescheduled soon, so keep an eye on the club notes for details. Athbhliain Faoi Mhaise: Happy New Year and best wishes for 2011 to all club members and players and everyone connected with Cumann Cláirsigh Mhuineacháin. Charity game: The Monaghan Harps charity match went ahead on Monday, January 3, after it was postponed due to the bad weather just after Christmas. It was a great day’s craic, with young and old, footballers, hurlers and ladies taking part in the game. Hugh Coyle got things underway when he threw the ball in. With only the over-45s allowed to score, the first half was low-scoring to say the least, but thankfully some shooting boots were found in time for the second half, averting the possibility of a 0-0 draw! A special mention has to go to Mark McCabe, whose goal drew the biggest cheer of the day. Some of the ‘veterans’ showed a few nice touches and will be in demand for the Over-35s later in the year! Thanks to Owen Connell, who organised the event and made it a great success. Well done to Donal Sherry for refereeing the game – it was said afterwards that a whistle would last Donal a long time, as he used it so sparingly! Thanks also to everyone who took part, to all who attended and to the sponsors of the prizes in the raffle. Meetings: The first club meeting of 2011 takes place next Thursday (January 13) in the clubhouse. Training courses: The Club Maith Monaghan Club Officer Training will be held in St Macartan’s College, Monaghan on Saturday, January 15, 2011 from 9am to 12noon. All club officers are urged to attend this training, including those who attended last year’s training. This year’s session will complement last year’s programme, with different content. Certificates will be provided on the day for completing this programme. The Ulster GAA Coaching & Games Development Conference course is on in the Glenavon House Hotel on Saturday, January 29. Anyone interested in either course, please contact Club Secretary Lorcan McAdam at 087 8505446 or The Child Protection and Foundation training will take place on January 21 and 22. This training is mandatory for anyone working with children. Anyone who wants to take part can contact Val Forde at 087 9515175. 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. Aido file: Happy new year to all club members and in particular those bringing in the new year for the first time. Best of wishes also to Frank Burke who is expecting a new arrival to the house over the next few weeks. Well done to all our hurlers who took part in the charity football match last week – Jim Dalton and Darren McGill moved gracefully around the park, while Pat Walsh was just happy that he could move! Sympathy: The club sends deepest sympathy to the Scott family on the death of Helen’s mother, Nellie Mone. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam. Notes: Anyone who has news for the club notes, please email them to by Tuesday morning. Clubhouse: The Monaghan Harps clubhouse is available now to book for functions. Contact Liadhan Treanor at 086 7837204 for bookings.

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