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Monaghan Harps notes (July 12)

July 12th, 2011

Fixtures: Thursday, July 14: SHL v Castleblayney (Away) at 7.45pm

Friday, July 15: JFC Aghabog v Toome at Gavan Duffy Park at 7.30pm

Saturday, July 16: Under-14 Division Five v Scotstown (Home) at 12pm

Sunday, July 17: SFL v Latton (Away) at 12pm

Under-14 FL Division One v Scotstown (Home) at 7pm

Monday, July 18: Under-21 FL Division One v Scotstown (Away) at 7.45pm

Under-12 HL v Truagh (Home) at 6.45pm

Under-16 HL v Truagh (Home) at 8pm

Tuesday, July 19: MFC Division One v Castleblayney (Home) at 7.45pm


Meeting: The club’s monthly meeting for July takes place this Thursday in the clubhouse at 8pm, preceded by the juvenile meeting at 7.15.


Monaghan Harps Lotto: Numbers 6, 13, 18 and 21. Jackpot of €1,150 not won. Residual prizes: €100 Terry Gilsenan c/o Paddy Donnelly; €40 Donal Callaghan c/o Paddy Donnelly; €40 Róisín McCaughey c/o Paddy Donnelly; €40 Sophie Connolly c/o Paul Connolly. Jackpot for Sunday, July 17 is €1,300. Lotto draw takes place in the clubhouse every Sunday night. All welcome.


SFL: The senior footballers put in an impressive second-half performance to beat Doohamlet at home last Saturday. Despite a first-half hat-trick by Donal Hahessy and points by Conor Galligan, Shane Coyle and Donal, the scores were level at half-time (3-3 to 2-6). Our lads stepped it up after half-time, though, with Donal scoring his fourth goal and adding four points, while David Loughran came off the bench to hit 1-2. Shane Smyth (two), Neil McAdam and Emmett McArdle also got on the scoresheet as the Harps went on to secure a 5-13 to 2-13 win.

Team and scorers: Ronan McGann; Conn O’Hanlon, Aidan Óg McAnespie, Mark McCaughey; Shane Coyle (0-1), Conor Galligan (0-1), Ronan Garvey; Neil McAdam (Capt., 0-1), Philip Drohan; Paul Kelly, David Hughes, Shane Smyth (0-2); Donal Hahessy (4-5, 0-1f), Emmett McArdle (0-1), Ashley White.

Subs: Conor Devlin for O’Hanlon, David Loughran (1-2) for Coyle (inj.), Nicholas Treanor for White, Johnny Sherry for McCaughey, Fionntán Cassidy for Garvey.


Championship: We host a Junior Football Championship game between Aghabog and Toome this Friday at 7.30pm. Stewards should assemble at Gavan Duffy Park for 6.30. All help would be greatly appreciated.

The Under-21s had a bye this Monday and they are away to Scotstown next Monday.

Minors: The minors drew away to St. Pat’s in the league last Tuesday. In an evenly-matched first half, two points by Michael Galligan and one each by Shane Loughran and Fearghal McMahon had the Harps level at 0-4 each, but St. Pat’s made a great start to the second half to take a five-point lead. Points by Shane (two) and Michael kept our lads in it, though, and Fearghal scored a penalty to level it up. A Dylan McMahon point edged the Harps ahead late on, but St. Pat’s replied to force a draw, which was a fair result. The lads host Castleblayney in the first round of the championship next Tuesday. Best of luck to Maurice Galligan, Pádraig Reilly, John McMahon, Gary McAleer and the team. All support welcome.

Team and scorers: Ryan Shields; Anthony Croarkin, Colm Flynn (Capt.), Darren McMahon; Benin Devlin, Kevin Loughran, Conor Forde; Evan Doherty, Dylan McMahon (0-1); Shane Hannon, Michael Galligan (0-3, 1f), Aaron Stuart; Niall Greenan, Fearghal McMahon (1-1, 1-0 pen), Shane Loughran (0-3, 1f).

Sub: Shane Maguire for Stuart.


U-16: The Under-16s lost by 4-6 to 2-7 away to Truagh last Thursday and their next game is at home to Carrickmacross on July 21.


U-14: Both Under-14 teams are at home to Scotstown this weekend. The Division Five game takes place at 12 noon on Saturday, with the Division One game at 7pm on Sunday (note late throw-in time).


U-12: The Under-12 Division One team had a good win at home to Emyvale last Saturday, while the Division Four team lost to Drumhowan. The next round for both sides is on July 23.


O-35: Over-35 training is to recommence this Friday, July 15 at 7pm. Anyone interested in playing please contact Dermot Brannigan at 087 2309381 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              087 2309381      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.


Welcome home: To Aidan Óg McAnespie, who recently returned from Boston.


Good luck: To Dean Fanning and Gary Trappe in their recoveries from recent knee operations and to club stalwart Patsy Kearns with his upcoming cataracts surgery.


Club Harps: Our current 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.


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