SFL Fixture: Sunday, March 6 v Clontibret (Home) at 2.30pm
Monaghan Harps Lotto: Numbers 1, 3, 13 and 24. Jackpot of €2,650 won by Mairéad White c/o Ashley White. Jackpot for Sunday, March 6 is €1,000. Lotto draw takes place in the clubhouse every Sunday night. All welcome. Thanks to the lotto committee and everyone who supports and promotes our lotto.
SFL: Good luck to the senior footballers and the management team of Mick McCormack and Garrett Coyle in their first game of the 2011 Senior Football League at home to Clontibret this Sunday at 2.30pm. All support welcome.
Juvenile Presentation: The club juvenile presentation night takes place in the clubhouse this Friday (March 4) at 7.30pm. The Under-16 Division One League winners, the Under-12 Division One runners-up and the Under-12 Division Three Shield winners and the Under-12 Hurling League winners will receive their medals. All are welcome to come along on the night.
Defibrillator training: Defibrillator training for club members is on this Saturday, March 5 in the clubhouse from 10.30am to 3.30pm. This is open to all members and there are still a few places left. We encourage as many as possible to attend and we would request that at least one member of each management team attends. Anyone interested can contact club secretary Lorcan McAdam at 087 8505446.
Football development meeting: A meeting of the football-development committee takes place next Tuesday (March 8) in the clubhouse at 8.30pm.
Reserve fixtures: The Crawley Cup team begin their Reserve Football League Division Four campaign at home to Currin on Saturday, March 12 at 4pm, while first up for the O’Duffy Cup team is an away game against Scotstown on Sunday, March 13 at 11.30am. Both teams play Castleblayney in round two.
Saturday-morning coaching: The Saturday-morning coaching for Under-10s resumes this Saturday (March 5) at Gavan Duffy Park. All seven- to ten-year-olds are welcome to come along to the sessions, which will be supervised by qualified coaches. This Saturday is also the registration day, so parents are asked to come along to ensure their children are registered.
Membership: Membership fees for 2011, which are being maintained at €20, must be paid by the end of this month to 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.
Club merchandise: Club gear (hoodies and rain jackets) can be ordered by email from Lorcan McAdam at firstname.lastname@example.org
Aido File: Happy birthday to Raymond Lee, who celebrated his 21st in style by scoring for fun in our senior team’s challenge match. Raymond has been referred to as the Monaghan Harps answer to Usain Bolt and rumour has it his birthday wish was a season full of trophies. Hopefully he keeps bagging the goals and he gets his wish!
Coaching Courses: There are a number of coaching workshops coming up in Cloghan, run by the Monaghan Coaching Committee. See www.monaghanharps.gaa.ie for dates and more details.
Slimming World: Now operating every Tuesday in Gavan Duffy Park at 5.30pm and 7.30pm. Anyone interested should contact Susan at 087 1313631.
Handball: The extra training in recent weeks paid off in the Ulster juvenile semi-finals, which took place in Kingscourt last Sunday. We now have four players representing Monaghan in the Ulster Finals on March 13. Congratulations to Cailean Myles on his victory over Conor O’Neill of Antrim in the Under-12 Singles and to Simonas Seskevicius on his two-game win against Down’s John Madine in the Under-14 Singles. In addition, we also progressed to the Under-15 Doubles Final by virtue of an outstanding performance by Player of the Year Ramunas and his partner Mantas. We have an uphill task in the finals, but we will not be lacking in skills or determination. The Challenger 2 league is progressing well and we are delighted with the performances so far. Best of luck to our players in the Community Games Final on Saturday against Tydavnet.
Clubhouse: The Monaghan Harps clubhouse at Gavan Duffy Park is an ideal location for functions and parties. To book the clubhouse, contact Liadhan Treanor at 086 7837204.