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Monaghan Harps notes (June 21)

June 21st, 2011

Fixtures: Tuesday, June 21: Under-12 FL Division One v Carrickmacross (Home) at 7pm
Wednesday, June 22: O’Duffy Cup Quarter-Final v Latton (Home) at 7.30pm
Thursday, June 23: RHL Semi-Finals v Castleblayney (Home) at 7.30pm

Under-16 FL Division One v Killanny (Home) at 7pm

Sunday, June 26: SHL v Clontibret (Away) at 2pm

Monday, June 27: Under-21 FL Division One v Castleblayney in Toome at 8pm

Under-14 FL Division Five v Emyvale (Away) at 6.45pm

Under-14 Division One v Emyvale (Away) at 8pm

Tuesday, June 28: MFL Division One v Clontibret (Home) at 8pm

Wednesday, June 29: RFL Division One v Magheracloone (Home) at 8pm


Monaghan Harps Lotto: Numbers 3, 7, 13 and 26. Jackpot of €3,250 not won. Residual prizes: €100 Úna de Bhuinn c/o Hurling Club; €40 Rosalind Hennessy c/o Noel Hennessy; €40 Bernadette McAree c/o Maria McKenna; €40 Seán Donohoe c/o Noel Hennessy. Jackpot for Sunday, June 26 is €3,400.Lotto draw takes place in the clubhouse every Sunday night. All welcome.

Flag Day: The juvenile club’s annual collection takes place in town this Friday and Saturday (June 24 and 25). Collectors are required for both days. Anyone available to help should contact Val Forde or Séamus McManus. All help would be greatly appreciated for this very important fundraiser.

SFL: The seniors fell to a narrow defeat away to Clontibret in the league last Wednesday. The lads recovered from conceding an early goal to trail by just a point at half-time (1-5 to 0-7), with Paul Kelly (two), Ashley White (two), Pat Murphy, Conor Galligan and Emmett McArdle on target. Ashley and Donal Hahessy got our only points of the second half as Clontibret edged the result by 1-8 to 0-9.

Team and scorers: Mark Hughes (Capt.); Niall McKenna, Stephen Driver, Conn O’Hanlon; Shane Coyle, Conor Galligan (0-1), Ronan Garvey; Peter Coyle, Stephen McAleer; Pat Murphy (0-1), Ashley White (0-3, 1f, 1 ’45), Paul Rushe; Donal Hahessy (0-1f), Emmett McArdle (0-1), Paul Kelly (0-2).

Subs: Philip Drohan for Murphy (inj.), Conor Devlin for Garvey, David Loughran for Rushe, Fionntán Cassidy for McKenna (inj.).


Reserves: The O’Duffy Cup team lost away to Truagh by 2-9 to 1-8 last Sunday. We trailed by a point at half-time despite points from Liam Hahessy, Gary Murray and Ashley White. A goal by Finnian McKenna and points from Brian Driver, Liam and Gary helped us take the lead in the second half, but Truagh found the net twice to turn the game in their favour.

Team and scorers: Conall McKenna; Fionntán Cassidy, Ronan Garvey (Capt.), Paddy Kelly; Séamus Brannigan, Brian Driver (0-1), Paul Kelly; Paul Rushe, Philip Drohan; David Loughran, Ashley White (0-1, ’45), Shane Scott; Finnian McKenna (1-0), Liam Hahessy (0-4, 1f), Gary Murray (0-2).

Subs: Mark Mulhall for Scott, Ado Connell for White (inj.), Ciarán O’Connell for Brannigan.

The O’Duffy Cup team have a championship quarter-final at home to Latton tomorrow night (Wednesday) and we host Magheracloone next Wednesday evening in the league.
Meetings: There is a football-development committee meeting tonight (Tuesday) at 9.15pm in the clubhouse and a ground-development meeting on Thursday at 8pm.

The Under-21 Football League starts on Monday evening, when the Harps are up against Castleblayney. Please note that this game takes place in Toome.


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 an investment in the maintenance and development of our facilities. Contact any committee member for more information.


Cúl Camp: The VHI GAA Cúl Camp at Gavan Duffy Park takes place from July 11-15, featuring football, hurling, camogie and handball and catering for boys and girls aged between 5 and 13. The camp supervisor is Ann McKenna. 


Minors: The minor footballers return to action after the exam break with a home game against Clontibret next Tuesday, with the championship set to start on July 5.


U-16: The Under-16 footballers are also back after the exams. They play Killanny at home this evening (Thursday).


U-14: The Under-14 Division One team lost out at home to a strong Seán McDermotts team last Tuesday. A few absentees affected the Harps team, but the lads worked hard with Reece Treanor scoring five points and James Owens and Dylan McKenna both finding the net, but the Seáns won by 1-15 to 2-8.

Team and scorers: Conor Flynn; Cathal Power, Shane McKenna; Dylan McKenna (1-0), Aaron Woods, Niall McManus; Darragh Hannon, Adam Treanor; Kyle O’Leary, Shane McMahon (0-1), James Owens (1-0); Reece Treanor (Capt., 0-5), Remy McKenna (0-1f).

Subs used: Conor Duffy (0-1f), Ruairí Forde, Aidan Burns.

The Division Five team had a comprehensive win over Currin. Aiden Burns and Kevin Hall scored two goals each, while Grazvydas Simulis and Ruairí Forde also found the net in a fine team performance which saw 12 players helping to rack up a total score of 6-19.

Team and scorers: Jack Deery (0-1f); Jordan Clerkin, Evan Cudden (0-1, ’45), Grazvydas Simulis (1-1); Paul Peppard (0-2); Ruairí Forde (1-2), Aiden Burns (2-3, 0-2f), Kevin Hall (2-0).

Subs used: Ben Kearns-Flynn (0-2), Thomas Croarkin (0-3), Ultan O’Rourke, Armands Kamkovkis (0-1), Dylan McAree, James Bourke, Anthony Greenan, Nathan O’Donoghue (0-1f), Niall Ward (0-2).

Both teams are away to Emyvale on Monday evening – please note change of date.


U-12: The Under-12 Division One team started their summer league with a draw away to Scotstown last Saturday and they are at home to Carrickmacross this evening (Tuesday). The Division Four team defeated Scotstown on Saturday.


Good luck: Best of luck on behalf of the entire club to the Under-14 hurlers, who travel to Galway to compete in the Féile this weekend. Good luck also to Conor Galligan, Neil McAdam, Shane Smyth, David Hughes and the county senior footballers against Offaly on Saturday.


Over-35: The Over-35 training takes place again this Friday at 7.30pm, with the first game of the Clontibret tournament taking place against Shercock on Sunday evening at 6.


Sympathy: At the June club meeting, votes of sympathy were passed to the families of Liam McCleary and Hugh McKenna’s sister Annette McKenna/Condra. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha.

Congratulations: To both Michael and Rekha Duffy on their recent marriage in Leamington Spa, England and Denis Sheridan and Deirdre McRory on their recent marriage. Very strong Harps contingents attended both weddings.

Well done: To ‘Team Coyle’ – Fergus, Peter, Joe and Fergal – for completing the Focus Ireland Four Peaks challenge recently in aid of charity.

Get well soon: Hugh Coyle is wished a speedy recovery on behalf of the club after his recent accident.

Aido File: Best of luck to our senior hurlers in the Reserve League semi-final this Thursday against Castleblayney. The game is a 7.30 throw-in and we have home advantage after finishing second in the league. Also best of luck to our Féile squad who travel to Galway this weekend. Rumour has it our host club are also hosting an Offaly camogie team, so we’ll be keeping an extra eye on Conor Flynn!

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