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Monaghan Harps notes (May 17)

May 17th, 2011

Fixtures: Tuesday, May 17: MFL Division One v Carrickmacross (Away) at 7.45pm

* Wednesday, May 18: SFL v Castleblayney in Toome at 7.45pm *

Thursday, May 19: Under-16 FL Division One v Emyvale (Away) at 7pm

Saturday, May 21: RFL Division Four v Killanny (Home) at 6.30pm

Sunday, May 22: SFL v Scotstown (Home) at 2.30pm

Monday, May 23: Under-14 HL v Carrickmacross (Away) at 7pm

Wednesday, May 25: RFL Division Four v Emyvale (Away) at 7.45pm


Monaghan Harps Lotto: Numbers 5, 10, 18 and 21. Jackpot of €2,500 not won. Residual prizes: €100 Róisín O’Sullivan c/o Hurling Club; €40 Paddy McCabe c/o McCabe’s shop; €40 Noel Clerkin c/o Philomena Hughes; €40 Alan Gillanders c/o Paddy Donnelly. Jackpot for Sunday, May 22 is €2,650. Lotto draw takes place in the clubhouse every Sunday at 11pm. All welcome.


SFL: The seniors play Castleblayney in the league tomorrow night (Wednesday) in Toome – note change of venue. They have a local derby at home to Scotstown on Sunday at 2.30. All support would be appreciated for both of these games.


U-10 Blitz: We host an Under-10 Go-Games Blitz this Saturday from 10am. The Harps will be taking part along with Scotstown, Truagh, Emyvale and Clontibret. All help would be appreciated.


Meeting: A meeting re: ‘Club Harps’ takes place in the clubhouse on Thursday at 8pm.


Reserves: The O’Duffy Cup team had a disappointing defeat at home to Scotstown in the Platinum Tanks RFL Division One last Sunday. Despite three points from Ashley White and two each from Shane Coyle and Liam Hahessy, we trailed by 1-6 to 0-7 at half-time. Scotstown added another two goals in the second half to win by 3-12 to 0-12, with Ashley, Liam (two) and Gary Murray (two) getting our scores.

Team and scorers: Conall McKenna; Conn O’Hanlon (Capt.), Niall McKenna, Pat Murphy; Johnny Sherry, Gareth Treanor, Conor Devlin; Paul Rushe, Shane Coyle (0-2); Paul Kelly, Ashley White (0-4, 2f, 1 ’45), Niall Hahessy; Liam Hahessy (0-4, 2f), John McCoy, Gary Murray (0-2).

Subs: Gary Trappe for Sherry, Bernie Murphy for Kelly, Fionntán Cassidy for Murphy, Adam Cullen for McCoy.


The Crawley Cup team had a 3-12 to 0-9 win at home to Currin in the RFL Division Four last Wednesday. A David Loughran goal helped us lead by 1-7 to 0-4 at half-time and Paul Kelly and Gary Murray both found the net in the second half to secure a third win in a row.

Team: Conall McKenna; Fionntán Cassidy (Capt.), Lorcan McAdam, Finnian McKenna; Séamus Brannigan, Johnny Sherry, Pat Murphy; Niall McKenna, Bernie Murphy; David Loughran, Mark Mulhall, Pat Meehan; Paul Kelly, Gary Murray, Colm Shalvey.

Subs used: Mickey Buckley, Conn O’Hanlon, Dermot Brannigan.

The Crawley Cup team have two games in the next week: at home to Killanny on Saturday and away to Emyvale on Wednesday.


Arch Club: We welcomed Monaghan Arch Club to Gavan Duffy Park for a very enjoyable evening recently. Our Vice-Chairman Seán Boyle welcomed everyone, as did Donal Kenny, representing the Arch Club, before our own Hugh Coyle thanked everyone from his two favourite clubs. Music by Brian Harvey, Patsy McCaffrey and the Arch Club Choir kept everyone entertained. Senior footballers Neil McAdam and Shane Smyth were in demand for photos with the trophies the club won last year and the most recent addition – this year’s Under-14 Hurling Championship. Thanks to everyone who helped in any way.


MFL: The minor footballers finished off the first half of their league campaign with a 1-14 to 1-7 defeat away to Castleblayney last Tuesday. They are away to Carrickmacross tonight (Tuesday) in the last game before the six-week exam break.


U-16: The Under-16 footballers lost to Carrickmacross last Thursday and they have their last game before the exam break on Thursday – away to Emyvale with a 7pm throw-in.


U-12: Clontibret conceded both Under-12 games on Saturday.


Sympathy: At last week’s monthly club meeting, a vote of sympathy was passed to the family of the late John Sherry.


Cúl Camps: The Monaghan GAA VHI Cúl Camps are being launched next Tuesday in Cloghan at 7pm. This year’s Cúl Camp at Gavan Duffy Park takes place from July 11-15.


Happy birthday: Congratulations and best wishes to Harps stalwart Joe Corr, who turned 90 recently.


Aido File: The club sends its condolences to the Greenan family on the recent family bereavement. The Under-14 hurlers continued their good run by beating Cootehill on Monday, while there is a reserve league game against Castleblayney on Thursday in Gavan Duffy. Full squad expected and anyone unavailable contact Robbie. Best of luck to all our players currently engaged in college exams. In particular we’d like all members to pray or light a candle or do something to help Padjo pass because God knows he needs a miracle!

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