Fixtures: Tuesday, May 30: Under-14 FL Division Five v Clontibret (Home) at 6.45pm
Under-14 FL Division One v Donaghmoyne (Home) at 8pm
Wednesday, June 1: O’Duffy Cup v Donaghmoyne (Home) at 7.30pm
Thursday, June 2: SHL v Truagh (Home) at 7.45pm
Friday, June 3: Crawley Cup v Scotstown (Away) at 7.30pm
Wednesday, June 8: SFL v Ballybay (Away) at 7.45pm
Monaghan Harps Lotto: Numbers 18, 19, 20 and 26. Jackpot of €2,800 not won. Residual prizes: €100 Hazel McMorrow c/o Hurling Club; €40 Mickey O’Neill c/o Mickey’s Micks; €40 Maria McKenna c/o herself; €40 Jim Mullery c/o Neil McGinn. Jackpot for Sunday, June 5 is €2,950. Lotto draw takes place in the clubhouse every Sunday night. All welcome.
Club Harps: Our new fundraising scheme is ‘Club Harps’, which presents a unique opportunity to invest in Monaghan Harps to maintain our central place in the community. It is targeted at past, present and future members of the club, seeking a €100 investment in the maintenance and development of our facilities. Contact any committee member for more information. We very much appreciate all support for this fundraiser.
SFL: The senior footballers are away to Ballybay next Wednesday, followed by a home game against Inniskeen on Sunday week and an away game against Clontibret the following Wednesday (June 15).
Reserves: The reserve teams had mixed fortunes last week. The O’Duffy Cup team fell to a disappointing defeat at home to Clontibret on Sunday on a scoreline of 0-4 to 1-14.
Team and scorers: Daniel Duffy; Conor Devlin, Ronan Garvey, Conn O’Hanlon (Capt., 0-1); Pat Murphy, Brian Driver, Fionntán Cassidy; Paul Rushe, Shane Coyle; Paul Kelly, John McCoy, Niall Greenan (0-1); Adam Cullen (0-1), Peter Coyle, Bernie Murphy (0-1, ’45).
Sub: Colm Shalvey for P Coyle (inj.).
The Crawley Cup team had a good result away to Emyvale last Wednesday. Four points from Paul Kelly kept us in touch in the first half, after which we trailed by 0-7 to 0-6, before goals from Conn O’Hanlon and Dermot Brannigan gave us the lead. A brace of late goals by Pat Meehan secured a 4-10 to 1-11 win.
Team and scorers: Jimmy Croarkin; Fionntán Cassidy, Lorcan McAdam, Finnian McKenna; Séamus Brannigan, Mickey McElvaney, Pat Murphy; Conn O’Hanlon (1-1), Ciarán O’Connell (0-1); Pat Meehan (2-0), Paul Kelly (0-6, 2f), Dermot Brannigan (1-1); Charlie McDonald (0-1), Gary Murray, Pauric Redden.
Subs: Niall McKenna for McElvaney (inj.), Colm Shalvey for Redden (inj.).
The O’Duffy Cup team are at home to Donaghmoyne in the championship tomorrow night (Wednesday), while the Crawley Cup team are away to Scotstown on Friday, also in the championship.
U-14: The Under-14 Division One team had a one-point win at home to Carrickmacross in an entertaining game last Tuesday. Goals by Kyle O’Leary, Remy McKenna and Darragh Hannon won it for our lads on a scoreline of 4-9 to 3-11.
Team and scorers: Conor Flynn; Ruairí Forde, Cathal Power; Shane McKenna, Aaron Woods, Niall McManus; Kevin Lyden (0-1), Darragh Hannon (1-0); Kyle O’Leary (1-1), John Mulligan (0-2), David Lowry (0-3); Remy McKenna (1-2), James Owens (1-0).
Subs used: Aidan Burns, Adam Treanor, Conan Fowler.
The Division Five team also put in an impressive team performance in a comfortable win over Carrick.
Both Under-14 teams are at home tonight (Tuesday) – the Division One team play Donaghmoyne at 8pm, after the Division Five game against Clontibret at 6.45.
U-12: We had three Under-12 teams representing the club at the finals of the spring leagues in Cloghan last Saturday, with all three winning their games. The football ‘A’ team played some lovely football in their game against Carrickmacross.
Team: Dylan McAree; Naoise Deeney, Anthony Greenan; James Bourke, Colin Peppard; Aidan Burns, Ben Kearns-Flynn; Ethan Murphy, Niall Ward; Thomas Croarkin, Nathan O’Donoghue.
Sub used: Oisín Power
The second football team were also comfortable winners against Currin, with everyone playing their part and a great spread of scorers.
The panel on the day was: Nedis Seniunas (0-1), Lochlainn Power (1-2), Seán McKenna, Dáire Martin (0-1), Shane McCabe, Seán Conway (0-1), Aaron Coyle (0-2), Kelvin Cawley (1-2), Stephen Ward, Zach Mallon (1-1), Matthew Sweeney, Nealis Barvydas, Killian Conlon (1-0), Oran Meehan, Brendan Óg Duffy (2-0), Jamie Hamill, Luke Coyle, Darren Nolan, Andrew Lyden (1-0), Daniel O’Reilly, Komrar Komar, Ryan Finnegan, Justas Dambinskas
The hurlers showed great skill and in their victory against Truagh, with many of the lads playing their second game of the day.
Team: Killian Sherry; Naoise Deeney, Dylan McAree; James Bourke, Oisín Power; Ethan Murphy, Aidan Burns; Thomas Croarkin, Nathan O’Donoghue; Niall Ward, Shane McCann.
Subs used: Lochlainn Power, Seán McKenna, Cathal Power, Brendan Óg Duffy, Stephen Ward.
Thanks to Mickey O’Donoghue, Tommy McCabe, Paul McHugh and Paul Conlon for their work with the young lads. Well done also to Cathal Hand and everyone involved in organising a very well-run day.
Ulster SFC: Best of luck to Neil McAdam, Conor Galligan, David Hughes, Shane Smyth and the Monaghan senior footballers in the championship match against Tyrone in Omagh this Sunday. The game is not all-ticket and supporters can pay into the terraces at the gate.
Exams: Good luck to all our young members who start their Leaving and Junior Cert exams next Wednesday.
Congratulations: To Ashley White and Michelle McMahon, who got engaged recently.
Bon voyage: Good luck to Gareth Treanor, Nicholas Scott, Gary, White, Niall Hahessy and Adam Cullen, who are all off to America for the summer. We hope they enjoy the summer and that they will be back home playing for the Harps before too long.
Ulster MFC: Hard luck to Colin McAree and the county minors who lost to Tyrone last Sunday and hard luck also to Paddy Donnelly and the county senior hurlers. Well done to Monaghan Town on their Ulster success.
Aido File: Our Under-14 hurlers overcame Truagh last week as we continue our run. Story of the night was goalkeeper turned-goal-scorer Ruairí Forde who struck sliothars into the net as opposed to keeping them out. Thanks to all who contributed to the successful sponsored walk in aid of our hurling Féile fund.