Monaghan Harps Lotto: Numbers 11, 22, 25, and 27. Jackpot of €2,200 not won. Residual prizes: €100 Frank McGinn c/o Neil McGinn; €40 Aoife, Finn and Shea Hennessy c/o Noel Hennessy; €40 Kathleen Boyle c/o Seán Boyle; €40 Sandra Treanor c/o Séamus Treanor. Jackpot for Sunday, February 13 is €2,350. Lotto draw takes place in the clubhouse every Sunday night. The Lotto rota for the rest of this month is as follows: February 13: Tessie Connolly, Kathleen & Seán Boyle; February 20: Gráinne and Owen Connell; February 27: Mary & Fergus Coyle.
Lotto AGM: The Lotto AGM took place in the clubhouse last Sunday night. The Lotto committee wishes to thank everyone who supported the club lotto in the last year, either by selling or buying tickets, or by taking part in the rota for Sunday nights. Prayers were said in memory of John Mulholland, family members of Noel Hennessy, Hugh McKenna and Rose Hughes and relatives of all club members who passed away since the last Lotto AGM. The Lotto committee set a target to maintain and, if possible, increase ticket sales and they would like to see a bigger attendance at the Sunday-night draws. Thanks to the committee for organising food and spot prizes on the night. The committee was reappointed for 2011 as follows: Chairperson Maria McKenna; Vice-Chair Noel Hennessy; Secretary Rose Donnelly and Assistant Secretary Monica Connolly.
Monthly meeting: The club meeting for February takes place tonight (Thursday) in the clubhouse at 8pm.
The Great Debate: The Great Monaghan Debate is a political debate between all the Monaghan Dáil candidates on Friday week, February 18, hosted by Friends of Monaghan Harps in the Hillgrove Hotel. Admission is €10 on the door.
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 fees as early as possible, as members must be registered by March 31 in accordance with Croke Park guidelines.
U-14: There is a first training session preceded by a short meeting for all players eligible for Under-14 football this year on Saturday, February 12 at 2pm in Gavan Duffy Park. It is essential that any player who is eligible to play attends as competition begins shortly and two Under-14 teams are being entered this year.
Well done: To Monaghan’s senior footballers on their wining start to the Allianz National Football League against Galway last Sunday. Three Harps players played their part in the win, with Neil McAdam and David Hughes playing the full 70 minutes and Conor Galligan coming on in the first half while Shane Smyth and Stephen Driver were also on the bench. Neil scored a point, as did Conor in his senior county debut.
Hard luck: To St. Macartan’s College MacRory Cup team, who lost their quarter-final against St. Michael’s, Enniskillen last Saturday and in particular to our representatives Liam Hahessy, Dylan McMahon, Michael Galligan, Evan Doherty, Darren McMahon and Niall Greenan. Apologies for omitting Michael, Evan and Darren in last week’s notes.
Aido file: The club would like all members who have money outstanding for the last man standing fundraiser to give all funds to Jack Lee within the week. Any players who have yet to confirm attendance for weekend’s challenge match please contact Aido or Robbie.
Arch Club: After a successful night in last year, Monaghan Harps GAA Club are delighted to welcome Monaghan Arch Club back to Gavan Duffy Park on Thursday, February 24.
Website: Part one of the club history is now available on our club website and this will be updated in the coming weeks, so keep an eye on www.monaghanharps.gaa.ie. News, info or photos can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Slimming World: Now operating every Tuesday in Gavan Duffy Park from 5.30pm. Anyone interested can contact Susan at 087 1313631.
Farney GAA For All: Monaghan GAA are holding a Farney GAA for All event in St. Macartan’s College on Saturday, February 26, from 11am to 1pm. The aim is to provide a variety of suitable sports and activities for children/youths *(5-18 years)* with a disability. As well as enjoying the physical benefits of sport, participants will also have the benefit of peer interaction. Light refreshments will accompany the presentation of certificates by Monaghan county players.
Handball: Congratulations to the following juveniles who are presently preparing to represent Monaghan in the upcoming Ulster Championships. They are Cailean Myles, Martin Mullen, Simonas Seskevicius, Mantas Zalikas and Ramunas Ramanauskas. The grades involved are Under 12, 13, 14 and 15. Cailean and Simonas will play in Singles and the rest are in the Doubles Championship. Terry McElvaney is involved at Minor level in the county and in Ulster and we wish him every success. The court is fully booked for the next few Saturdays and this has meant that coaching has moved to the morning beginning at 10am. We will have a number of entries in the County Under-11 Singles tournament. This will be a great opportunity to experience competitive handball for our newcomers. Watch out for news of the One-Wall outdoor courts next week.
Clubhouse: To book the Monaghan Harps complex at Gavan Duffy Park for functions or parties, contact Liadhan Treanor at 086 7837204.